This is a great question as we do what Duke will be doing this weekend, watching the NCAA Tournament from our couches. I bleed Duke Blue and love watching them. I loved watching them from behind the basket in Cameron when I was in Divinity School there and now I enjoy watching them as an Alumni.
I even enjoy how much people hate them. People hate Duke. The type of hate that is instinctual, gut wrenching, deep-down, deep-seated, deep-rooted, inward, emotional and animalistic. I love that about Duke.
If you want to know why this hatred exists and why people cheer the loudest when they lose, read the article above. It is brilliant.