This one is making its rounds today. I’ve had two people this morning send it to me. It’s a well done video that sums up the Carolina Basketball legacy quite well. Enjoy. Go Tar Heels!
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Gimmicky, but definitely unique — the concept would be to play a double-header set of NCAA basketball games: one with two service teams (Air Force Vs. Navy or the like), and then a game like Carolina versus Michigan State. But wait, would that be in lieu of the ACC/Big 10 Challenge?
It seems frivolous on a level that makes all the sporting event aircraft flybys look like nothing, but it would be a cool gesture for all those who are good enough to serve the United States in our armed forces.
Back-to-back videos on Keefer Madness today. This is a great AT&T commercial with a local flavor — Tyler Hansbrough at Time Out in Chapel Hill, and I think there may be a scene from Duke in there as well. But let’s focus on the Carolina aspects:
We don’t make it down to Franklin Street as often as we once did – mainly cause it’s a bit of a drive from our current home, but it’s also simultaneously because it’s freaking dangerous to our wallets!
I’ve been wanting to get us 2009 NCAA champion t-shirts (though I wasn’t a big fan of the official locker room design this year), but the big thing was Wednesday, we found out that we’re having a little boy, so that became quite the catalyst for a trip down to Chapel Hill for lunch and some Carolina memorabilia shopping with my parents.
So between the two couples, we got our little guy enough UNC gear to get him started in life. It is absolutely amazing to see all the mini-sized Carolina clothes. I’m so psyched to see him decked out in all this Carolina blue stuff!
Aww yeah! The Heels had a record-breaking championship game on the road to UNC’s fifth title and Coach Williams’ second in four years.
The first half was especially impressive, and while the second half was a little sloppy (much like the Villanova game Saturday), the Heels built up a huge lead by the half, that Michigan State couldn’t recover. Plus, man does it ever get old seeing Lawson at work? He tied the steal record for the championship game in the first half… all by himself!
This kinda helps erase the embarrassment of last year’s game against Kansas game, and it’s great Tyler, Danny, etc. got their championship! Break out those t-shirts and hats. Franklin Street’s going to be crazy in just minutes!
Congrats to my Heels for an amazing run through the tournament! Go Heels!
All these wacky ways of predicting the Super Bowl winner, the World Series winner, etc. always pop up right before said events. Why should the Final Four be any different? Regardless, I’m a fan of anything that picks Carolina as the winner, as wacky and as unrelated to reality as they may be.
The reason we come out on top is pretty funny:
By my reckoning, UNC will win the tournament thanks to its defiant fight song, which takes school spirit to the grave: â€œIâ€™m a Tar Heel born / Iâ€™m a Tar Heel bred / And when I die Iâ€™m a Tar Heel dead.â€ Thatâ€™s what I’m looking for in a college sports fanâ€”complete cradle-to-grave devotion…
Regardless, here’s to hoping we’ve got a good game tonight, and see one more on Monday night. Go Heels!
I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the Heels in the NCAA tournament, and I’m psyched that the Heels will be in Detroit next weekend for the Final Four. Man, I love this time of year, and it’s so much better when the Heels are still in it this late in the tourney!
Congrats to the Tar Heels and especially the seniors at Carolina for sweeping Duke in the regular season this year, and beating them at their court the past four years! Tonight’s win in Chapel Hill means the Heels end up the regular season ACC champs and go into the ACC tournament later this week as the number one seed. Let’s hope their best games are yet to come in the ACC and NCAA tournaments! Go Heels!
As the regular season of college basketball starts to wind down, and all the Tar Heel faithful are hoping for a stellar March in both the ACC and NCAA tournaments, I’ve been thinking about my daily Carolina bias in everyday life.
The Carolina bias I’m talking about doesn’t have to do with watching sports per se, but in daily interactions, commuting to and from work and the like. It’s a bit sad, but everyone has their prejudices and ways to filter and group people, objects day-to-day. Driving comes to mind. Someone that is flying a Carolina flag, has a UNC license plate, or a University of North Carolina decal, I’m more likely to let into traffic and even dismiss being cut off, etc. By the same token, I form a preconceived notion about someone with the same items themed from NC State or Duke (especially Duke!)
Meeting someone via work, or wherever, finding they went to Carolina automatically ups their status in my mind subconsciously, though half the people aren’t people you would have hung out with during the college years at UNC. Regardless, it steps them up a notch. Unreasonable? Possibly. But just wanted to share an observation I’ve had over the last nine years since graduation (man, has it been that long). Schools can unite people and it shows in post-college networking, informal meetings and even on I-40.
So as a Tar Heel through and through, I’m really itching to see this documentary about the Carolina/Duke rivalry over the years. Unfortunately, we don’t have HBO. I’m hoping it’ll be on DVD soon, or maybe pop up on Hulu or something. Anyone catch it? How was it?
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