Duke University Chapel (via carl lexicon)
I would be fine if Butler won the title tonight— it would make for great sports storying— but I would be more fine if Duke won tonight. Why?
1) Duke was the first college I rooted for when I transitioned from “sports suck” me into “woo! sports” me in junior high. Sorry, University of Texas— you were close! But Duke got me first. I credit the TIP test and lots of loose leaf for my fandom— that and my grade school (in Dallas, mind you) had an inordinate amount of UNC fans. This is what happens when in-state college basketball stinks— impressionable kids default to The Machine. We also had Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas State, Penn State, Ohio State, and Michigan football fans in junior high. I blame the parents.
2) The Duke Chapel is pretty Gothicarchitecturally wonderful. Intricate. Intimidating. EPIC. A Gothic feast for the eyes. Gothic Wonderland.