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  • shwineka 2:34 pm on December 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beat dook, , chapel hell, , cry-o-whine-a, Dean Smith, , duke sucks, , NC State, NCSU, pastel pansies, Raleigh, rival, Rivalry, Tar Heel, Tar Hole, , , UNC > Duke, UNX   

    Never Argue with a State Fan 

    The other day I did something that I have done before, but regret every time.

    Now, before your mind starts wandering, I’ll just tell you. I commented on an online message board that was mostly an argument between UNC and NC State fans.

    Now these types of things don’t keep me up at night. I don’t suddenly think about the perfect comeback I should have used, or a relevant fact I forgot to point out indicating that Carolina is superior – which it is.

    No, when I post on these message boards it just frustrates me because I can’t believe I spent valuable time posting on them. I try to take a high-level approach. I try to just state something I’m confident about. Perhaps something like, “Yeah, UNC lost to State this year in football, but we beat Va. Tech and Miami and are heading to a bowl game. I’m OK with that.”

    Here’s where the trouble starts.

    Sure I said I’m “OK” with losing to State if UNC has a good season. Sure some might even take that as a Tar Heel admitting that yeah, UNC lost to State and that sucks, but hey I’m a fan and glad that UNC had a good season.

    No, no, no, sir. These are NC State fans we’re talking about.

    I have entered myself into their arena. I have been thrown to the wolves — pun intended. I have subjected myself to the rantings of fans whose sole purpose in life is to rebuke me, no matter how indifferent I am to their irrelevant school in West Raleigh.

    I let them know this, of course, already hating myself for continuing this charade. I don’t really care if they think they’re our rival. I really don’t.  But for some reason I find the need to say something to the effect of “You are not our rival. Duke is.”

    This is probably the single worst thing you can say to a State fan.

    That’s when the name calling starts. I think the average N.C. State fan tries to come up with a new nickname for UNC every day. I’ve heard many: Pastel Pansies, Cry-o-whine- uh,  UNX (which I’ve only seen online and am still not sure what it means), Chapel Hell and my personal (and most State fans’) favorite, the Tar Holes. They’ll also send you pictures like this:

    I’m sure an NCSU student somewhere happily spent hours on that picture.

    Anyway at this point, the State fans are in defense mode in regards to why they are UNC’s true rival, and you will not hear any coherent argument, just their tried and yet untrue platform. Yeah, we’re both public schools, and yeah, both schools have mostly in-state students. But no, you are not our rival. You will never be our rival. There is a sacred rivalry on Tobacco Road, and the road leads to Durham.

    They will not understand this. They’ll call you classless, though Dean Smith wrote the book on class. They’ll call you dumb, when many UNC freshmen also got into State and chose otherwise, as the joke goes. They’ll even insist that their gross, blocky, modern-looking bell tower is prettier than yours.

    But mostly, they’ll say that they are your rival. It’s at this point that I once again realize the terrible mistake I’ve made by joining the discussion and go about my business doing something else.

    I’ll check the board again to see what the State fans are saying about the Tar Hole who mysteriously stopped commenting on the message board.

    “He’s a pastel pansy! He went to cry-o-whine-a to his mommy!”

    Then I glance over all my “Beat Dook!”  and “UNC > Duke” and “Duke Sucks!” memorabilia, and I get this warm sensation.

    I’ll sleep well tonight.

     
  • hiphopobserver 6:46 pm on October 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Dean Smith, , , ,   

    Daily Tar Heel: 100 Years of UNC Basketball Timeline 

    This probably deserves many more blog posts or a more well written one, but The Daily Tar Heel has put together a huge project in celebration of the 100 years of UNC basketball. There’s a timeline for each deacade, the top ten players according to the DTH, profiles on Dean Smith and Roy Williams and recaps of every championship year. It’s really nicely put together and a lot of stuff to waste time reading.

    Check out the whole project.

     
  • shwineka 9:24 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Dean Smith, , , , McCorkle Place, Michael Jordan, , , ,   

    Harrison Barnes Blogs UNC Visit 

    So yeah, today is the first day of the blog and I should probably be talking about Late Night with Roy, but I live in D.C. and it’s kinda hard. So I’m gonna post about Harrison Barnes’ UNC visit. Which he recently blogged about. My thoughts……

    Harrison-Barnes-07081-717582
    Seriously!?! How can this kid not pick UNC? He visited during alumni weekend, when all the former greats were either on hand and playing or in attendance. I guess it’s a little slanted, because I’ve always looked up to the UNC greats and worshipped them since I was about eight years old, BUT c’mon! Jordan, Dean Smith, Larry Brown, Jamison, Carter, I’m not continuing. Harrison Barnes. COME TO UNC. You will not regret it. McCorkle Place is beautiful in the Spring time. The Pit will provide you with hours of people watching. Just do it. Just……do…….it, an appropriate slogan as the UNC team wears Jordan Brand.

    Whatever, it’s up to you. I’m just saying.

     
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