It's a Different World

TDD Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2012


The Blue Devils earned a big victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday. It marked the first time Duke had won in the series’ last 13 games. Certainly that’s a long time between wins, and much has happened in the world. Here’s some of the more notable happenings.

Since Duke’s last win over Wake Forest:

Duke has beaten 22 teams, including Virginia three times.

Wake Forest has beaten 28 teams, including NC State six times, North Carolina, Florida State, Mayrland, and Boston College four each.

Duke is on their third head football coach, second athletic director, and second university president.

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has won 385 games and lost 77 and won two national championships

The ACC has added six teams.

The United States has had three presidential elections (not including this year).

There have been six Olympic games.

The earth’s population has grown by a billion people.

The iPod was invented.

YouTube, Wikipedia, Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter, and even MySpace were created.

Duke has beaten Wake 20 times in men’s basketball (and lost five).

Wake Forest sold naming rights to their football stadium, replaced their grass field with turf, imploded their press box and build Deacon Tower.

Duke built the Yoh Football Center and Brooks Practice Facility.

7000 Wal-Marts and 21,000 Subway restaurants have opened.

When Duke last beat Wake Forest:

The West Wing had been on the air for a month. The Gilmore Girls was a year away from airing, and the Sopranos had been renewed for a second season.

Five current countries didn’t exist.

Duke’s current freshman class was in kindergarten.

Troy Aikman (Hall of Fame class of 2006), Dan Marino (class of 2005) and current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh were starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Phillip Rivers was starting in high school.

J.J. Redick was a high school sophomore.

Mike Tyson had just gotten out of prison and resumed his boxing career.

Craigslist was only available in San Francisco.

Jimmy Fallon was in his first month as a full-time member of the Saturday Night Live cast, and Tina Fey was in her first month as head writer.

LeBron James was a high-school freshman.

And David Cutcliffe was at Mississippi, recruiting a high school senior named Eli Manning.


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