On Thursday night Duke Men’s basketball team defeated North Carolina State 98-85. However, the outcome was lost amongst the confusion of what was being chanted by the Cameron Crazies. It is unclear as to what was being chanted to Tyler Lewis, of N.C. State, during his free throw attempts in the second half of the game; "How's your Grandma" or "Past your bedtime". The uproar is because Tyler’s grandmother recently passed away.
I was present at the game and honestly I do not know what was chanted because I always have my headphones on listening to present games or getting updates from sports talk radio. It keeps my mind focused and off the ridiculous chants coming from home fans at many venues. It is very hard to understand what is being said during the majority of the chants during actual games, so I am certain that someone from the Duke athletic department would have stopped the chants if they could clearly understand what was being chanted.
After the fraternity incident this week at Duke University, this is certainly not the publicity they wanted after a basketball game that went viral. But I am more than certain that whatever was chanted or not chanted, the Duke athletic department will monitor all future chants to prevent any confusion like this again.
Just to clarify, when I attend games I generally listen to that particular game on the radio and also keep up with scores of other games.
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