Butler vs Duke

Posted: Monday, April 05, 2010 by Travis Cody in

It's one of the great outcomes in all of sport...when the underdog takes down the favorite.

Well, it's a great outcome unless the team you follow is the one taken down.

I've loved the Butler progression throughout the 2010 NCAA Tournament. I don't think they are a typical underdog. I don't think their run to the final is a fluke. Any team that plays defense like the Bulldogs do is going to have a chance against any opponent. Butler is an outstanding basketball team fully capable of winning the championship tonight.

But I am a Duke fan. See my sidebar? It says resident of Krzyzewski-ville since 1980.

So yeah, I'm rooting for my Blue Devils tonight. I want One Shining Moment to play while Duke cuts down the nets as 2010 national champions.


This has been a stretch response to this week's Take This Tune, a feature hosted by my pal Jamie at Duward Discussion. Jamie puts up a video prompt complete with lyrics to the song, and the task is to find another song or to write something inspired by the title of the song or something in the lyrics.

I really enjoy participating in Jamie's feature because of where the prompts take my thoughts and emotions. This week's prompt is the song He Rode All The Way to Texas, about obsessive fans...otherwise known as groupies.

I'm not a groupie and I'm not obsessive. I'm just a guy who likes Duke and hopes they can win a championship tonight.

Good luck to the players from both Duke and Butler.


  1. Jamie says:

    Wow! You write poetry, love music and dancing, are a Dodger fan, and now think Duke should go all the way. Travis you may just be the perfect man. :-)

    Thanks for joining in on Take This Tune

  1. Anonymous says:

    I'm going for Butler. I have kin in Indy - that's my only reason.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I hope your team win. :)

  1. jennifer says:

    I hope you get your win!

  1. Bond says:

    Goo luck to the Duke tonight...I will be ummm busy for most of the game!

    Butler is NOT a Cinderella team..

  1. Travis says:

    Jamie: Aww shucks!

    Charles: YES!

    GGG: No reason required. If not for Duke, I'd be a Butler man.

    Akelamalu: Thanks!

    V: Indeed. I'll catch you on the archive!

  1. Jeff B says:

    I think the game is on even as I type this. I've never followed basketball, but for some reason I tend to root for Duke when I happen to catch a game they're in.

  1. Jamie says:

    Great Game!! Duke won it, but Butler was wonderful.