Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

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I spent four years in undergraduate school at UNC. I spent another three years in law school there. During all that time, I became well acquainted with the myth of the “fat cat” Rams Club member. While based in a nugget of truth, the vast majority of the legend (like the Gimghoul conspirators) is a myth. The truth is downright convicting.

You should be a Rams Club member.
While there are a small group of well-to-do Rams Club members who park on stadium drive or at the Smith Center lots, have lower level season tickets to basketball and fifty yard line seats at Kenan, that group is a small minority of the membership of the Rams Club. And it costs less to be a Rams Club member than many folks think. We’ll get to that in a minute.

Did you know that Carolina consistently ranks #1 in college merchandise sold worldwide every year? If that is the case, why are we not even first in the ACC in the number of athletics donors?

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[Graph courtesy of www.ramsclub.com]

To rank behind FSU and Clemson is bad enough, but to rank behind STATE?! C’mon people!

‘But, BBE, don’t you have to have a lot of money to belong to the Rams Club?’ No, my friend, you do not. There are all kinds of levels of giving. Naturally, the more you give, the more you get, but the truth is that most of the Rams Club budget (i.e. scholarship funds) comes from the large number of smaller donors.

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The bottom line is this: Even at the lowly Ram Level (where the BBE house is currently giving), you get the media guides, the rights to buy football season tickets, the opportunity to buy individual basketball and football tickets with Rams Club priority, and invitation to a slew of events, as well as the satisfaction of funding scholarships for student athletes at UNC. All of this for what amounts to less than $17 a month. And “Young Alumni” (5 years or less from graduation) get a 50% discount.

There is not one of you that is reading this that cannot afford that. You don’t have to be alumni. Even if you can’t afford to buy tickets (we can’t yet either), you accumulate membership priority points and bonus points for longevity, so that when you can afford it, you will get better seats.

Give up your Wal-Mart fan status. Put your money where your heart is.

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Butch Davis, Yr 2

After another strong recruiting class and the solid hire of Everett Withers as Defensive Coordinator, Carolina football begins its second spring practice under Butch Davis on March 3rd.

The Spring Game is scheduled for April 5th at 1 p.m. With a ton of returning starters, some very talented recruits, and another year under a talented coaching staff, BBE expects big things this fall.

We now return you to your dreams of a Basketball National Championship, already in progress…

Time to recharge

After beating a game Wake team (that apparently makes way too many stupid mistakes and dumb fouls away from Joel Coliseum) Carolina gets a much needed week off before taking on BC next Saturday. Continue reading

Packin’ It In

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Apparently when State shut down in the second half against UNC, they were Packing it in for the year. State committed 25 turnovers and got beat by 18 points by last place Virginia.

Sticks and Stones (and Elbows)

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First off, this site bleeds Carolina blue. That means we also bear an inherent loathing for all things Dook or State related.

That said, BBE is vehemently in favor of intellectual honesty and free speech. We hate hypocrites. This kerfuffle over a classless move by a State baseball player during the UNC-State basketball game has brought these issues to the fore. Continue reading

How It’s Done

From this morning’s N&O:

It’s called the ”Free Expression Tunnel” at N.C. State, and some North Carolina fans used it to freely express their pleasure over the Tar Heels’ 84-70 victory Wednesday night over the Pack.The 150-foot underground tunnel on campus was painted Carolina blue hours after the Heels’ victory at the RBC Center. The final score was highlighted in black paint while the Carolina logo and UNC’s Old Well — the campus landmark smeared with red paint before the game — were painted in white.

The ”expressions” included: ”Rednecks!” and ”Go Blue!” and ”Roy doesn’t need a red suit.”

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Reversing the Mojo

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I got up this morning and absentmindedly started to put on a red shirt. After realizing what I was doing, I ripped it from my flesh and threw it to the floor of my closet. But I had a bad feeling that the damage had already been done. Continue reading