Posted: 2:26 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013
Christian Laettner apparently left enough resentment behind to fuel Kentucky fans for, oh, a millennium or two. Of all the things we’ve heard about Kentucky hating Duke, this is probably the greatest, the funniest, the coolest of all:
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A Kentucky professor named Richard Smith has written a book called ‘The Joy Of Pain’, which is basically about Schadenfreude and used Duke-Kentucky as part of it: “Smith has conducted research on the topic, examining the emotions felt by dedicated UK basketball fans when something bad happens to the Duke basketball team, such as the loss of a game.”
After 20+ years! You have to hand it to Kentucky fans for their…whatever it is.