Category Archives: Tar Heels

My Heels are bowl eligible

Did you get that?  My Tar Heels are bowl eligible as of October 25th.  Have I said how much I love Butch Davis?  Yeah.  So we beat Boston College yesterday.  Really beat them.  Not a squeaker, not a last minute field goal … we kicked their butts:  45-24.  This is most satisfying because the last time we went to a bowl, in 2004, we lost to … drum roll, please … BC. 

That fella you see over there?  #88 Hakeem Nicks?   Four touchdowns.  I love Hakeem Nicks.  He was just voted one of the permanent team captains.  He promised his teammates he wouldn’t let them down.  Whoa nellie.

I can’t get these games on TV down here in the land of Alabama and Auburn where they can’t get their heads out of the SEC.  Of course, I come from ACC country, so who am I to talk?  Anyway, I’m rediscovering the joy of listening to Carolina athletics via the voice of Woody Durham and it’s oh-so-grand.

I could put something here now about how Elizabeth Dole might just (probably will) get beat by her Democratic opponent Kay Hagan down there in the Tar Heel state so I could give political cover and credibility to this story for this blog on politics, but since I own this blog, I really won’t make apologies for simply revelling in the glory that is Tar Heel athletics.

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Legenday Carolina coach endorses Obama

Y’all know that this is the kind of endorsement I would love!  From the Obama campaign:

There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option. That is why

Coach Smith

Coach Smith

Linnea and I are writing to urge you to join Barack Obama’s campaign for President.

There are pivotal moments in history when the right decision by a nation can change its course for the better — opening up new paths before us and providing future generations with opportunities that we had not thought possible. This coming election provides one of those moments. Linnea and I believe Barack Obama is the right leader at this critical juncture. I have written that when coaching a team, you must be prepared to make changes to meet new challenges and obstacles. We must be prepared to do the same as a nation. Now, it is the United States that needs a change in direction… and a change in leadership.

Join Barack Obama today by volunteering in your corner of North Carolina.

Linnea and I respect all that Senator McCain has done for our country. However, we feel strongly that it is Barack Obama who offers the real leadership our nation needs to tap its potential as a land of opportunity — even as we face difficult times at home and abroad. Senator Obama is a patriotic American, a committed Christian, a good family man, and a man who shares the bedrock values that most North Carolinians have in common: fairness, hard work, respect for others, and personal responsibility. And he has the vision and judgment to help us push through this period of uncertainty to a time of greater economic stability and greater security from threats abroad.

If you believe America needs to set a new course, then the time to join us is now. If you are already an Obama supporter, please step up to help our campaign. There are only about three weeks left before Election Day, and if we are going to move away from the failed policies of the past, then we need your help now.

So we encourage you to get out there and get involved — talk to your neighbors and sign up to volunteer today.

Get involved now:

http://nc.barackobama.com/jointhesmiths

And pass this email along to those you think might be interested. This election is too important to stand on the sidelines and watch history pass us by.

Thank you,

Coach Dean Smith and Linnea Smith
Chapel Hill, NC

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Indulge me

And let me abandon politics for another celebration of Tar Heel football!  Heels 29 … Fighting Irish 24.  If this is a dream ….

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It makes me warm and fuzzy all over

The headline caught my eye:  Who’s college football’s biggest surprise?  Could it be?  I clicked the link and, Yes!, it was … My Heels.

With a dominating 38-12 win over Connecticut last weekend, the No. 22 Tar Heels could contend for an ACC Championshipthis season.  UNC hasn’t had a winning record since 2001, but the Tar Heels are 4-1 so far.  (emphasis mine)

And it’s all thanks to this man:

Butch Davis, UNC Football Head Coach
Butch Davis, UNC Football Head Coach
I love Butch Davis.  What does this have to do with politics? Nada.  But I just can’t resist.  Next game for the Heels:  Saturday v. Notre Dame, 3:30 ET at home.

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Go Heels!

My Heels are tearing it up … in football!  Carolina 38 – UConn 12 … over four hours … in the dark.  Those are my boys.

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Carolina Football

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Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with politics

The whole world down here in Alabama is focusing on this:

Alabama beats Georgia, 41-30
Alabama beats Georgia, 41-30
I’m totally jazzed about this:
Carolina beats Miami, 28-24

Carolina beats Miami, 28-24

Way to go Heels.  Good job, Cameron Sexton.  Thank you, Butch Davis.  Next up:  Connecticut, Saturday, at home, 7 pm.

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