And no, I’m not talking about D Green’s pit hair. I’m talking about The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (my alma mater and one of the greatest universities around) taking the 2009 NCAA National Championship.
I swear, I don’t even know why MSU showed up. They got creamed by us in December and they got embarrassed in their own backyard in Detroit. Shame. Like my boy Wale says, “it’s lopsided like a Double-A college tryna undertake a D-1 scholar, they need work.” Nah, good job to the Spartans for making it to the big dance. I don’t know what happened to UConn. That would have been a great final and I could have rubbed it in so many people’s faces!
Good job Carolina, not that I’m surprised.
Carolina v. NC State – W, 89-80
Everyone recognizes the Carolina v. Dook rivalry and rightly so. It burns like no other. Every fan has deep hate for the other team. Still, there’s another school in the Triangle that we Tar Heels beef with, State. We even have a cozy place for the Wolfpack in our fight song. While Carolina is the better institution (by far), the rivalry is longstanding. While Dook is 8 miles down the road, State is 20. Still too close for comfort if you ask me. We mainly match up against them in football, since Dook has perpetually sucked in that sport and forever will. Looking forward to another UNC win, I leave you with the following…
Top 10 Reasons for Attending NC State University:
- There were too many big words in the Carolina application.
- I heard they were offering Tractor Pull 101 next semster.
- I really like penitentiary style architecture.
- They wouldn’t let me graze my cows in Kenan Stadium.
- State issued a special parking permit for my Monster Truck.
- There ain’t no spittoons in Carolina’s classrooms.
- Low student to animal ratio.
- “Raise hell! Raise hell!”
- Help keep Chapel Hill beautiful.
- I got me a Billy Joe Bob Scholarship for the academically impaired.
Not to be forgotten, the Lady Tar Heels beat those Blue Devil Banshees 75-60. Carolina rolled 8 miles up the road to Durham, kicked ass and left those “Crazies” crying blue streaks down their faces. Awesome.
College basketball season. Yes! Something to look forward to while I’m trying not to take a bath with a toaster before the semester is over. Football is ok. Baseball is not remotely cool unless you’re at the game and then it’s just aight. Even NBA ball doesn’t excite me. College ball, however, causes me to act like a complete sports asshole. I root for my team. I’m a total stan for Carolina. When I find the time, I get together with the local chapter of the Carolina alumni association to drink, eat and cheer on the Heels. As a person who risked being fired once just to watch my team, as a person who writes the games down in her planner along side assignments and trials, I must say this is the most wonderful time of the year. Just hope that the Tar Heels don’t have YOUR team on their schedule. Sucks to be you! Click for 2008-2009 Schedule
The University of North Carolina Tar Heels are pegged #1 and Tyler Hansbrough predicted as National Player of the Year in Blue Ribbon’s Preseason Poll. What else is new?
The 2008-09 edition of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook will be available on newsstands and at bookstores soon, and the respected annual has named North Carolina as the top team in the nation in its preseason poll.
Blue Ribbon also picked Carolina to win the Atlantic Coast Conference for a third consecutive season and named Tar Heel senior Tyler Hansbrough as its preseason ACC and National Player of the Year.
Hansbrough, the consensus National Player of the Year last season, heads Blue Ribbon’s first-team All-America squad, joining Blake Griffin (Oklahoma), Luke Harangody (Notre Dame), Darren Collison (UCLA) and Stephen Curry (Davidson). The second team is Tyler Smith (Tennessee), Tyrese Rice (Boston College), Sam Young (Pittsburgh), James Harden (Arizona State) and Damion James (Texas). The third team includes Duke’s Kyle Singler and Miami’s Jack McClinton.
Carolina tops Blue Ribbon’s preseason national poll and is one of three ACC teams in the poll. Duke comes in at No. 8 and Miami is No. 14. Other 2008-09 UNC opponents in the Blue Ribbon preseason poll include possible Maui Invitational opponents Notre Dame (No. 3) and Texas (No. 10) and ACC/Big Ten Challenge foe Michigan State (No. 13).
Blue Ribbon’s predicted order of finish in the ACC for 2008-09 is Carolina in first place, followed by Duke, Miami, Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Maryland, NC State, Boston College and Virginia.*
DUH! While you all go ga-ga over baseball and football, I’m just biding my time and saving up my energy for Carolina basketball. No one on the court got swagger like us.
Barack Obama approves this message.
This is the greatest thing I’ve seen in FOREVER
My white-haired boo Roy and my Boo-In-Chief Barack!
Tuesday morning, Obama stopped by Basketball Heaven, aka UNC Chapel Hill, to shoot some hoops. The NYT has the haps.
I swear, if I wasn’t already voting for Obama I’d sure as hell do it now. Hillary ain’t rockin’ with the ‘Heels so I can’t rock with her. Then again, Bill Clinton tried to pull on my Carolina heartstrings years ago. I have a picture (sorry it’s not scanned) of Clinton holding a customized Carolina basketball jersey with his name on the back. It hangs in the halls of the Dean E. Smith Center/Dean Dome. Eh, fugg it, he’s a loser.
Check the 4min of video footage at WRAL. At least we know Barack’s better at basketball than he is at BOWLING!
Obama even picked Carolina to win the tourney (see his bracket)! Granted, we all know what tragedy that turned out to be, but he knows what’s up. I think there’s an Obama-Edwards ticket in the future. In case you didn’t know, John Edwards is a Carolina alum.
For all those questioning Barack’s “blackness” tell me, what’s blacker than basketball AND giving dap?
This morning I’m in North Carolina visiting friends and taking a break now that classes are over. I woke up, turned on the television and saw THIS:
Hansbrough Returning For Senior Season
Ellington, Lawson enter Draft without hiring agents.
Bittersweet. Bitter because we’re losing the best point guard in the country along with Young Weezy (Wayne Ellington) a talented addition to Carolina’s roster. Sweet, however, because Tyler loves Carolina and understands that staying is best for him AND for my sanity. The article, from TarHeelBlue.com, is available after the jump. please send your condolences to a diehard Carolina fan!