What Not To Wear

Yesterday I opened my Google Reader and, like the rest of the “Tar Heel Family” was shocked to read that David and Travis Wear have decided to transfer from North Carolina to a destination which has yet to be announced. Because I am obsessed with North Carolina Basketball, I went looking for answers last night. Since you can believe everything you read on the internet, that was my source of information. It is a bad source. Something is wrong. People don’t transfer out of the Mecca of College Basketball (insert your lame NIT jokes here). After a season that was one new rock bottom after another, this announcement found another way to go just a little deeper.

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The Faith of Tyler Hansbrough

If you have followed this blog for any time at all, you know how I feel about the following: 1) “The Boy” 2) The North Carolina Tar Heels 3) Tyler Hansbrough You also may remember that on more than one occasion I have posted about how “the boy” asked me if Tyler Hansbrough was a Christian. If you click on the link, you will see that at the time he asked me, I had to say “I didn’t know”. Well imagine my surprise today when a friend on Twitter mentioned that she just finished reading an article about the faith … Continue reading The Faith of Tyler Hansbrough

Bullock Calls Coach K “A Rat”

Clearly Roy Williams hasn’t gotten in touch with Reggie Bullock yet. While I am not disagreeing with Mr. Bullock, I would say that he needs to learn to keep his thoughts and comments to himself. The Carolina Duke Rivalry has enough sauce already. Big words coming from a guy that hasn’t stepped on campus yet. Hope his play is as strong as his opinions and I mean that sincerely. At least Barnes and Marshall know better. Dean Smith would have a fit if he heard incoming freshman saying this. On behalf of all Tar Heel fans, I would tell Reggie to let his play do the talking. Act like you’ve been there. Respect the rivalry. Call Tyler Hansbrough if you have any questions.

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Bullock Calls Coach K "A Rat"

Clearly Roy Williams hasn’t gotten in touch with Reggie Bullock yet. While I am not disagreeing with Mr. Bullock, I would say that he needs to learn to keep his thoughts and comments to himself. The Carolina Duke Rivalry has enough sauce already. Big words coming from a guy that hasn’t stepped on campus yet. Hope his play is as strong as his opinions and I mean that sincerely. At least Barnes and Marshall know better. Dean Smith would have a fit if he heard incoming freshman saying this. On behalf of all Tar Heel fans, I would tell Reggie to let his play do the talking. Act like you’ve been there. Respect the rivalry. Call Tyler Hansbrough if you have any questions.

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Tar Heel Blues

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Much has been made this season about the fall from grace of my beloved Tar Heels. I’m okay with that. One reason is that until Monday night when they crown a new champion, North Carolina is still NCAA Champ. The Tar Heels have also been the punchline of many jokes this season. It’s all a part of being the best. When you fall they will line up to point it out.

Tonight the Tar Heels will play Dayton for the NIT Championship. You know the “Not In Tournament”? The one that wins can lay claim to “We’re number 67”! Like I said on twitter earlier today, it’s feels kind of like when you take a walk in softball. It’s helpful, but just not the way it was meant to be. All that to say that I’m proud of my Heels. They could have mailed it in or worse yet, decline the invite to the NIT (which many recommended they do). They have actually won 7 of 9 and 4 in a row. They have also won all but one of those games on the road in hostile environments. It is all going to help next season when they return to “Elite” status.

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A Class Act

I now have video proof that former Tar Heel Tyler Hansbrough is a class act. After all, he helps find lost dogs! In other news, I have confirmed our FRONT ROW FLOOR SEATS for the Indiana Pacers home opener vs. the Miami Heat on October 30th. So if you are missing any pets, let me know. I’ll pass the information along to Tyler. On a more serious note, it was great to read this article on ESPN today about Titan Quarterback Vince Young taking Steve McNair’s kids to “Dear Dads Breakfast”. That is what it means to fill the gap. A … Continue reading A Class Act

My Blue Heaven – Day 1

So I told you about a month ago about our vacation to OBX taking a quick detour through Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Early this morning we pushed off from Columbus and set our GPS for The Dean Smith Center (Home of the Tar Heel Basketball Team) on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Thanks to a connection from my good friend “D-Rich”, we had an appointment with a member of the staff on the Tar Heel Basketball team. Our goal was to get here was quickly as possible. Quick note, in order to protect the privacy of the … Continue reading My Blue Heaven – Day 1

Final Thoughts

Some final thoughts before tonights big game. Been interesting to hear which side the “Buckeye Nation” has taken for the UNC and Michigan State game. They either can’t root for “anything from that state up north” or they are rooting for the Big 10. The analysts are correct that the game in December was totally different. I don’t anticipate this, but should Michigan State win, you have to give them credit. They will have beaten three number one seeds to earn it. Tom Izzo is a great coach. Roy had better have them ready. The last two times Carolina won … Continue reading Final Thoughts

Memory Lane

I had to do a quick repost. Important note..THIS IS A REPOST! We’re not expecting a child. We were, however, expecting our third child 4 years ago when North Carolina was set to play for the National Championship. Those that have been here since the beginning might remember the chain of events that started the night before. In case you missed it, it was worth revisiting. Below you have my posts from the Sunday before the National Championship and the Day after. Good times… Quite A Dilemma (April 2, 2005) Okay, so one of your favorite teams is on the verge … Continue reading Memory Lane

Awana Grand Prix

It’s that time of year again. This is the first year that we have two entries into the Awana Grand Prix on Friday night. This is the first for our daughter and the third car for our son. Each year, the brainstorming session into what we should create out of a block of wood is half the fun. As you can see by the pictures, my daughters was easy. A little pink paint and some Hello Kitty stickers and she was all set. “The Boy” on the other hand presented some challenges… The vision was to create a convertible UNC … Continue reading Awana Grand Prix

Tar Heel Obsession Tour

I’m warning you all, this is just the beginning. The 2008-2009 Tar Heel schedule is out which means my pre-season planning has begun. I’m already looking at things in the house I can sell to obtain tickets to some all of these games. Not really, but a second mortgage hasn’t been ruled out yet. Some of the dates that caught my eye are… October 24th – Official first practice November 18th – vs. Kentucky in the Dean Dome (That’s for you Mary) December 3rd – Ford Field vs. Michigan State December 20th – vs. Valparaiso @ the United Center in … Continue reading Tar Heel Obsession Tour

Random Sports

I confirmed my tickets to the Brickyard NASCAR race on July 27th today. Now if I could just find my cup holder hat. Odds are pretty good I will be somewhere in Ford Field on December 3rd with my son for The Tar Heels vs. Michigan State game. How far is it from Charlotte to Detroit? I’m going to hold a garage sale  to unload all of my Raiders gear (Zubaz anyone?). I have officially left the “Raider Nation” to follow the Carolina Panthers. We also keep an eye on the Indianapolis Colts (it’s a Dungy thing). Been a busy … Continue reading Random Sports