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Posted at 8:27 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Duke maybe needs to update its Maryland cheer sheet

By Dan Steinberg


The part about Gary Williams sweating a lot I can't really dispute.

The part about Gary Williams feuding with Maryland AD Debbie Yow....well, I'm just saying, that could use a few tweaks.

Still, I love the Dukies and their cheer sheets, complete with references to last year's post-Duke riots, which are totally a sore spot for the actual Terps players. Oh, and not pictured is this classic line:

We would appreciate it if you didn't say the 'O' during the National Anthem. Player introductions should not be followed by 'You Suck.' Both of these cheers are from Maryland."

Maryland's gift to the world, apparently.

(Via Diamondback writers Jakob Engelke and Chris Eckard.)

By Dan Steinberg  | January 10, 2011; 8:27 AM ET
Categories:  College Basketball, Terps  
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Comments

Who is Dino?

Posted by: WorstSeat | January 10, 2011 9:41 AM | Report abuse

I agree with the "Oh!" comment.

Posted by: stwasm | January 10, 2011 10:03 AM | Report abuse

I think after years and years the "Sweat Gary Sweat" chance surely doesn't bother Gary at all. It's not like it's a secret.

Posted by: BrokenClipboard | January 10, 2011 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Duke's students are the biggest bunch of gumps in all of sports. They are comparable educated versions of the Jets' meat-stick Fireman Ed. It is only a tough place to play because Coach K always prepaes his team to win. The facility is a dump and the students are all nerds. Been there to cheer on the Terps in all red and not one of them had a sarcastic comment for me, NOTHING!

Posted by: MDsportsGuy | January 10, 2011 10:12 AM | Report abuse

We may not have invited You Suck, but we made it great. Maryland uses "You Suck" like an Iron Chef with a wacky ingredient, we'll work it into any chant like we're Batalli with some protein.

Also - for the riot in 2001 on the first bullet point, how old were these kids when that riot occured, like 9?

Posted by: M__N | January 10, 2011 10:50 AM | Report abuse

You have to remember that Duke is a popular destination school for students from the D.C. Metro area. So it's natural that the "O" -- which Dukies were using 20 years ago -- would be derived from the Orioles.

"You suck" is just lame, no matter who suggested it.

Posted by: BDVienna | January 10, 2011 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Maryland obsesses over Duke but Duke obsesses over North Carolina. The reverse is that North Carolina obsesses over Duke.

Not that Duke doesn't want to beat Maryland, of course they do. But not (and never) to the same level re: UNC.

Posted by: deMille_Ondefloss | January 10, 2011 11:10 AM | Report abuse

the cheer sheet also has Joe Harrington on it... he is not longer an assistant coach. Left the team last year.

Posted by: danielos38 | January 10, 2011 11:36 AM | Report abuse

@worstseat.

Gregory?

Posted by: btwigg | January 10, 2011 12:02 PM | Report abuse

I'd be embarrased by the cheer sheet if I went to Duke. Regarding the rivalry, the Duke-NC rivalry is natural - proximaty to each other and historical parity in basketball and (some may argure) academic prowess. Any rivalry that forms between Duke and Md would only be based on the two teams simply being the best in the league on a regular basis, as started to happen around the time the Md went to two straight final fours. It should not otherwise be forced.

Posted by: t-jas | January 10, 2011 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Cameron crazies are still the biggest nerds in America.

The second biggest group of nerds are those that go around telling people that their teams are not rivals. As if you can only have one rival. I suppose the Eagles and the Cowboys aren't rivals, right nerds? Since Dallas is already the Redskins rival and all.

Some people just don't think things through before they form their opinions.

Posted by: Barno1 | January 10, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Funny, I don't see any cheers on those cheer sheets.

Posted by: nordicus | January 10, 2011 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Wow..umm..UMD students don't say "You suck" during intros, they say "Sucks". Also, the "riot" last year was the cops getting their panties in a bind.

Wow, this cheer sheet is really poorly researched. They aren't nerds, they're dorks. Nerds would know better.

Posted by: EricS2 | January 10, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love the posters who just know the "facts" and are so sure they're "right."

Now, on the other hand what kind of people need a "cheer sheet"?

Posted by: DixonTheDog | January 10, 2011 3:42 PM | Report abuse

The 'Cameron Crazies' now after being part of american pop culture that ESPN used to promote TV ratings for it's basketball programing has now become as stale, boring, and overused as sightings of the Hoggettes and Dick Vitale's exclamations....

Posted by: bromisky | January 10, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse

If you want to shut them up, all you have to do is beat them. Easier said than done though.

Posted by: wisdom80 | January 10, 2011 7:59 PM | Report abuse

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