Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fun with the law and Duke football

It's not easy being associated with Duke football. A 6-45 record over the last five seasons, always being overlooked by the basketball fans and, wow!, 6-45 is fucking atrocious.

But bad was good last week as Duke lawyers used the team's poor on-field performance to get out of a lawsuit against Louisville.
A Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court judge sided with a devilishly clever argument and ruled in favor of Duke University yesterday in a breach of contract lawsuit brought forth by the University of Louisville.

U of L sued Duke for $450,000 -- or a series with another Atlantic Coast Conference opponent -- after the Blue Devils backed out of a four-game football contract with three dates remaining.

The contract called for a penalty of $150,000 per game if a date with a “team of similar stature” could not be arranged.

Duke’s lawyers argued the Blue Devils, which have a record of 6-45 over the past five seasons, were so bad that any team would be a suitable replacement.
We're not sure if the lawsuit or the successful legal argument is funnier, but regardless, 6-45?! Heavens.

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