They admitted it — in court! ESPN:
A Kentucky judge has confirmed what Duke fans have known for years: their football team is as bad as it gets.
Bad enough that Louisville should have to find another football team to replace the Blue Devils without penalty after Duke pulled out of the final three games of a four-game contract last season.
In a lawsuit filed late last year, Louisville asked for $450,000 in damages and any additional damages the court saw fit.
But Duke’s lawyers argued that the Blue Devils’ performance on the field was so poor that any Division I team would suffice as a replacement. Duke is 6-45 over the past five years, 13-90 since 1999.
Judge Phillip J. Shepherd of the Franklin County (Ky.) Circuit Court agreed, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
“At oral argument, Duke [with a candor perhaps more attributable to good legal strategy than to institutional modesty] persuasively asserted that this is a threshold that could not be any lower,” Shepherd wrote in a summary judgment issued Thursday, according to the paper. “Duke’s argument on this point cannot be reasonably disputed by Louisville.”
If I’m not mistaken, the University of Virginia (UVA) had been scheduling their homecoming games against Duke: an easy win for the drunk alumni that go to the homecoming games!
H/t: Ace of Spades HQ