Let’s just be honest — Duke is not exactly a football school. But every now and then the university does manage to send a player to the league and the fans get pretty excited.
Thaddeus Lewis graduated from Duke two years ago, and today he got his first NFL start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. His circumstances were less than ideal as he was going up against a vaunted Steelers defense in Pittsburgh, but this did not temper the expectations for those pulling for the Duke alum:
— Miss Beaverhausen (@rawrMel) December 30, 2012
Pulling for the Browns today against theSteelers because my boy Thad Lewis is starting at QB. Best Duke QB of all time y’all. #DukeinNFL
— Will Oakes (@WillOakes25) December 30, 2012
— Nathan Crowe (@natecrowe118) December 30, 2012
— Lisa LucarelliRhoden (@LisaLuc122) December 30, 2012
Of course, this also means that some sarcasm and anti-Duke sentiment hit the web too:
#DukeinNFL is a real hashtag? I’m suddenly not so sure the apocalypse isn’t happening.
— Nolan Hardy (@NolanHardy) December 30, 2012
Whoa. #DukeinNFL is a real hashtag that exists.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) December 30, 2012
— Ty J (@JNSEN4) December 30, 2012