Thursday, February 10, 2005
Duke-Carolina Cheer Sheet
Special to Page 2
ESPN.com has obtained the Cameron Crazies' Cheer Sheet for Wednesday's game against North Carolina. For better or worse, very little of the material was actually executed or utilized by the fans at the game.
Duke vs. Tar Holes
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
This is the game you've been waiting for. No excuses. Give everything you've got, and we will walk away the victors. Cameron should never be less than painfully loud tonight.
At Coach K's request, please focus on our team tonight. Better to bring our team up than put theirs down. Especially coming out of timeouts, we need to be incredibly loud. During their free throws in the second half, forget the novelty stuff, just be unbelievably loud.
Remember, we do not rush the court for anything less than a national title.
This is a huge game, but it's not a title game. Stay in the bleachers and go nuts.
Fodder for your creative impulses ...
Head Coach Roy Williams (good ol' Roy-Will to his friends)
Recently left Kansas to coach Carolina after turning them down three years earlier (there's no place like home?)
When asked about the opening at Carolina after Kansas's loss to Syracuse in the national championship game, Roy-Will exclaimed "I could give a sh*t about North Carolina right now"
In his pre-Miami press conference, Roy-Will started comparing his coaching style to Clint Eastwood's 'Dirty Harry' character
Throw in the Rock Chalk Jay Hawk if you know it.
#32 Rashad McCants (Notorious whiner and all-around selfish playmaker)
This summer, despite being the most talented player trying out for the U.S. national team, McCants was sent home by coach Kelvin Sampson because of his attitude
Was quoted as saying that Wake's Chris Paul was a better, more natural point guard than his teammate Raymond Felton
Has two tattoos, one says "born to be hated" the other says "dying to be loved" (back and forth between grads and undergrads?)
Earlier this year, McCants was describing what it is like to play at Carolina and said "You're not allowed to do certain things. You're not allowed to say certain things, but once you get out of jail, you're free. [I'm] in my sentence and I'm doing my time." (Think "go to jail, Rashad McCants, go to jail!")
He also compared being part of Carolina's program to having a 9-5 job
#42 Sean May (The teddy bear who has had one too many Big Macs)
Son of Scott May, the 1976 player of the year and leader of the Indiana team that went 32-0 (daddy's better?)
Vaguely reminiscent (in body shape and facial features) of Grimace (from McDonald's)
Wears a size 20 shoe (Big foot? Big feet, no game?)
It's a well-known fact that Sean May eats babies
#5 Jackie Manuel
Manuel recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Ronda Norman (this is true information by the way)
Manuel proposed to his girlfriend using a "Build-A-Bear" programmed with his voice asking Ronda to marry him when she squeezed the bear's hand
According to the article, Manuel gave Ronda the bear saying, "They say that if you close your eyes, kiss the bear, make a wish, and squeeze the bear's arm, your dream will come true."
Though we at cheersheets would never require any type of cheer, how great would it be if the entire stadium sings/hums "Here Comes the Bride" if Manuel goes to shoot free throws?
#1 Melvin Scott
In 2002, Scott was arrested on assault charges for hitting a woman at Player's nightclub (Franklin Street)
#21 Jawad Williams
When Williams committed to Carolina, he made the claim that he would "own Cameron." Oh really ... curious that he's never won here.
#24 Marvin Williams
Couldn't find much on him, but Coach K believes he's going to be an important part of this game. Anything you can do to get under his skin will help.
And of course, generous helpings of the full "Go To Hell Carolina, Go To Hell" chant ...
We've had to change cheer sheet submissions around a bit. In order to submit an idea, send an e-mail to email@example.com. We will only, ONLY, look at e-mails from "duke.edu" addresses so you must send one from your school account.
Next Home Game: Wake Forest, Sunday, February 20 @ 6:30 PM
Look for WXDU's live broadcast from K-Ville Friday night during personal checks for the Wake game. This is a charity event, and your support is crucial to its success.