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Random Items Of Passing Interest

Some news items for your consideration.

Chancellor Holden Thorp has named an AD search committee to name a replacement for Dick Baddour. The committee consists of twelve people who may or may not receive a Little Orphan Annie decoder pin. Among the notables named are former Tar Heel basketball player and current radio analysts Eric [...]

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Odds and Ends: GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!! Edition

Kind of a crazy day in the general sports world but first some UNC tidbits:

ACC Now has a nice feature on how James McAdoo came to decide against enrolling at UNC this season. McAdoo was on a mission trip to Nicaragua which had him removed from the comforts of the world for 12 days. [...]

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Things to talk about besides our wretched basketball season

From elsewhere in the world of all things Tar Heel…


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Apparently There is a Hanging on the Net Epidemic

Winning the Turnover Battle(hat tip Deadspin) delved into the Google Patent Search and found some fabulous sports inventions which will never see the light of day including a “no hang basketball net” which apparently will prevent thousands of playground basketball hoops from having their nets ripped down my wayward youth. Obviously the lack of nets [...]

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Let Me Just Say This One Thing…

I usually keep myself above frays involving hot button issues outside of sports. However, like everyone else in the nation I cannot avoid the Don Imus flap over his remarks concerning the Rutgers women’s basketball team and particularly one remark made by one of the players.

“It kind of scars us. We grew up in [...]

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Youth Football Parents Gone Wild

As a parent with children approaching the age where they might be able to participate in actual sporting events I have spent some time thinking about how I should conduct myself when I go watch them play. My hope is that I can be more controlled than I am when I watch UNC play(for which [...]

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Change of Heart

Well sort of.

I actually started mulling this Floyd Landis controversy a little more and found a whole new litany of questions.

1. Why only one positive results out of hundreds he has had?

Landis like every other world class cyclist is tested numerous times over the course of his career. Bobby Julich wrote that [...]

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And this was the weekend that was:

Floyd Landis on Plan C

So Landis’ “B” sample was tested and the results were announced which showed the same thing the first one showed and that was he had too much testosterone in his body and that some of it was synthetic in nature.

(pause post) Now, [...]

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This Weekend While I Was Battling the Plague

I was sick all weekend which made me fairly miserable but also granted me total control of the bedroom television all day. I was able to enjoy the full weekend coverage of the British Open and the Tour de France which both turned out to be American triumphs. In my last post I covered the [...]

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Quote of the Day

From Michelle Wie after shooting a six-over 77 in the first round of the PGA’s John Deere Classic:

“It was very uncharacteristic,” she said. “Considering that I had the water hazard penalties, considering that I had to call unplayable, considering that I hit my driver like 50 yards right, I felt like I played really [...]

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All Star Caliber Thoughts

Well, not really.

We have more insight into what drove France’s Zinedine Zidane to head butt Italy’s Marco Materazzi in the chest drawing a red card during the World (Non)Cup Final Sunday in Germany.

Well actually we have conflicting accounts, one which says Materazzi called Zidane “the son of a terrorist whore” and also told [...]

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