Just Friends: Breaking Up with Carolina

Just Friends: Breaking Up with Carolina.

Remember the Name

I’m so ready for football.  This gets me completely psyched.

Carolina Football — Remember the Name

I got Woody.

In the last week, I experienced a milestone moment in my career and in my life as a Tar Heel fan. After years of “turning down the sound” and listening to the Tar Heel Sports Network radio broadcast while watch the TV, I recently got to hear WOODY DURHAM advertising my law practice.

We’ve only been open since March, but I’m trying to find a good marketing niche here in the greater Sanford, NC area, so we’re sponsoring the Tar Heel Sports Network on WFJA (the local Sanford radio station) this year. I’m completely geeked out about having the 37 year voice of the Tar Heels do our ad. Of course, at this point, it’s just an audio file on my computer. I can’t wait to hear it during a live broadcast. Unfortunately, that may have to wait, because it’s only a local ad and I don’t know if I can pick up our station up in Kenan Stadium. I’ll be happy to wait until the Rutgers game if I can witness a beat-down on McNeese St.
Woody Durham. TOO Cool.

Happy Dance! Football starts today!

After much impatient waiting, Carolina’s football season starts today as fall practice begins.  I’m looking forward to lots of reports from camp about the improvements at various positions, gelling of the O-Line, clearer pictures at linebacker and backup running back, all leading up to an opening day thrashing of McNeese State.

I’m so excited.  Think: Tyler’s run down the court after hitting the game-winner against VT in the ACC Tourney.

Let’s get it started. Woooo!

Talkin’ the Talk

‘Tis the season when hope springs eternal and the talk around Carolina at the ACC Football Kickoff is big.  I personally love the attitude that comes with this kind of talk.  Frankly, I’d be frightened if our coaches and players were showing up and talking about being realistic or otherwise suppressing expectations.  850 the Buzz has a particularly good sounding interview with Deunta Williams.

Now, let’s see if we can back it up.

Out with the Bad, In with the Good

The LA Daily Breeze is reporting that Alex Stepheson, who announced after the season that he was transferring to be closer to his family due to his father’s ill health, will be matriculating at Southern Cal. Southern Cal loses OJ Mayo and picks up a fantastic person and player in Alex Stepheson. They definitely traded up in my mind. After sitting out the mandatory transfer year, I expect Alex will quickly become a fan favorite out in LA-LA land. Continue reading

Breaking News: Carolina Fans Support Great Cause

Actually, I’m hoping that you all will support a great cause.

Easter Seals-United Cerebral Palsy Stepping Stones Children’s Center in Sanford is having a Family Carnival this Saturday, the 19th of July, in an effort to raise an estimated $33,000 for an inclusive playground surface. There will be rides, games, a dunking booth featuring the Lee County Sheriff (Tracy Carter) and some local ‘celebrities’ and attorneys, including BBE. There will also be a silent auction featuring 25 different items and themed baskets, including a Carolina basket.

NC Childcare regulations require a soft surface, like mulch, around playground equipment to prevent injury in the event of falls. Unfortunately, mulch presents a problem for many children with disabilities who crawl or are in wheelchairs, as the mulch impedes access or can cause problems from splinters to choking. Stepping Stones would like to install a poured rubber surface that would allow access for ALL their children. They need your help.

Please come out to the carnival (click here for directions) or visit http://steppingstoneschildrenscenter.wordpress.com/ for more information or to donate to this worthy cause.