"If NDSU beats Duke ..."
It became a thing on Twitter earlier this week after the North Dakota State basketball team beat North Carolina Central in the NCAA tournament's First Four and earned a matchup against No. 1 overall seed Duke.
Basketball fans, including a parody account that has fun with North Dakota tourism, are vowing to do some wild stunts if the massive underdog Bison somehow upset the powerful Blue Devils.
Naming the state after the Bison point guard? That's pretty good.
If NDSU beats Duke, we will rename the state after Vinny Shahid.— North Dakota Tourism (@NDakotaTourism) March 22, 2019
A team seeded 16th, like the Bison, have only defeated a No. 1 seed once in NCAA tournament history -- last year when the University of Maryland-Baltimore County knocked off top seeded Virginia. So people are very confident in making up wild things they'll do if NDSU wins Friday evening in Columbia, S.C.
A couple of tweeters have vowed to hold the big talkers to their vows if NDSU wins.
And some promises, frankly, aren't suitable for print in a family publication. There seems to be a lot of people, many of whom seem to be Bison fans, who will get a Bison logo tattoo in a nether region. Others vow to get body parts pierced -- body parts we don't want to mention here.
We think it's all in fun.
What would be really fun was if NDSU pulled one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, if only to see how many people followed through on their wild pledges.
Here's a sampling of the big-talkers:
If NDSU somehow beats Duke I’ll move out of this state because NDSU fans are unbearable already— Logan Velaski (@LoganVelaski) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke, I will name my first born son “Thundar”.— Drew (@great_lakes_kid) March 21, 2019
If ndsu beats duke the city of fargo will literally burn to the ground https://t.co/s4o8TYd1Rw— XB24 (@Xayball) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke tomorrow I’ll give everyone who retweets this $100— mac (@mcgraw_jake16) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke, I will lick the Sports Bar Bathroom toilets...— Rylee Laxdal (@Rylee_Laxdal) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I’ll marry an AG major and become a farmers wife. #Yeehaw— megan (@mtobin22) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke, I will pierce my nipples— Big T (@TaylonSad) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I'm getting arrested— Goody (@SamGoodman21) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I will dye my hair blonde and get a mullet #beatduke— Andrew Ortloff (@andrew_ortloff) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I will get a bison tramp stamp screenshot it— generic white male (@genericaucasoid) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke the liquor stores in Fargo better brace themselves.— Tweets by J ™ (@jaredstreiff) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats duke then i will peirce my nipples by my self— Logan Peskey (@logan_peskey) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke, my friend Blake will ingest nothing but beer for a week.— Harvey Erdman: Attorney at Law (@DirtyErd) March 22, 2019
If i see one more tweet that says— lenoue (@KenzieLeNoue) March 22, 2019
“if NDSU beats Duke.....”
I’m going to drink a bottle of tequila
If NDSU beats Duke I am holding all of you accountable for your "if NDSU beats Duke" posts— Alexis Jorgenson (@AlexisJorgenson) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke, I’ll rename Duke to NDSU pic.twitter.com/RaTRTch0gM— Katie Anderson (@Katielynnnn77) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I will eat my eye ball again— Nicky (@ZinkNicky) March 21, 2019
If, by any stretch of the imagination, NDSU beats Duke tomorrow night, I will burn all of my Duke clothing and become a UNC fan. #hearditherefirst— Keaton Kvilvang (@keater1013) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I’ll change my name to North Dakotah.— dakotah FAYE (@pokawho) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I will pierce my nipples.— Evan (@evansmith1423) March 22, 2019
If ndsu beats Duke tomorrow I'll streak through campus #nakedmile— Jacob Kaatz (@Jacob_Kaatz) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I will take a greyhound bus to cleveland and back wearing nothing but a pikachu onesie.— John the Ryu Narum (@EyeconicOrient) March 22, 2019
Alright boys. If NDSU beats Duke I will finally cut my hair.— Christian Sorensen (@ChrisSorensen8) March 21, 2019
If Ndsu beats duke I’ll move back to fargo— keny (@knezeckman) March 21, 2019
Lol no I won’t
If NDSU beats duke @Mfischer22 will get a Bison tattooed on his butt cheek— Zak Pendleton (@ZakP22) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I’ll get...— Lady Sweep (@mersweep) March 21, 2019
oh wait I don’t care if NDSU wins or loses
If NDSU beats Duke i will call bosley and get some hair on my head again— Dusty Brend (@CoachBrendHCV) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats duke I’ll tattoo a bison on my shoulder— Logan Sanders (@silentsaint0206) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I’ll transfer— Jeff Spieker (@18spiek) March 22, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I’ll bite my own toe off— Spencer Floberg (@SpenceFlo5) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke, I will officially become a Bison. #SiouxForever— Josh Peterson (@Josh_Petey_) March 21, 2019
If NDSU beats Duke I'll go vegan— Josh Anderson (@bigboyjoshypoo) March 21, 2019