The Tyler Tracker rides again

Photo by Jim Hawkins/Inside Carolina

Thanks to some fine folks over on the Inside Carolina message boards, I thoroughly enjoyed checking in after each game this year to see who Tyler had passed in the Carolina and ACC record books. By the end of the season, Tyler was in some rarified air. Tyler is #2 in Carolina history in points, #7 in rebounds, and #1 in free throws made and attempted. There is a legitimate chance that Tyler could become the #1 all-time scorer in ACC history next year. It will certainly be very exciting to watch. Continue reading

UNC recognized by NCAA for APR

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA is honoring 712 Division I sports teams with public recognition awards for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores. Continue reading

Crossing the Streams

Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

I may have hit upon a theory that explains Carolina’s catastrophic first half meltdown against Kansas in the Final Four. Bamagrad‘s post in an earlier column of mine got me thinking. We must have crossed the streams. Continue reading

The Doldrums


No offense to our baseball Heels (I can’t pick up WCHL, and it’s just harder to get excited about driving to Cary instead of the Bosh…), but this is my least favorite part of the sports year. The Hurricanes are out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, I don’t give a rip about MLB or the NBA, I just can’t watch golf, and I’m only a passive NASCAR fan. So I’m pretty much waiting for football training camp to start.

This is really a recipe for disaster at our house. Continue reading

Why I love Roy.

There is a kerfuffle today on sports talk and radio call in shows about the fact that Roy was watching the championship game last night while sporting a piece of Jayhawk flair on his sweater. Apparently, a whole host of Carolina fans feel betrayed by Roy wearing the colors of the team that beat their beloved Tar Heels 48 hours before. These folks are nuts, or they just missed that part in history class about the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1865. I guess they think they own Roy Williams. I’m certainly glad they don’t. Continue reading

A Bitter Pill

A man has dreams of walking with giants
To carve his niche in the edifice of time
Before the mortar of his zeal
Has a chance to congeal
The cup is dashed from his lips
The flame is snuffed aborning
He’s brought to rack and ruin in his prime

My world was calm, well-ordered, exemplary
Then came this person, with chaos in her wake
And now my life’s ambitions go, with one fell blow
It’s quite a bitter pill to take.
George Banks (Mary Poppins)

There’s a look on Mr. Banks’ face at this point of Mary Poppins that is completely dejected, but also puzzled — as in, “How in the heck did that just happen?”. That’s about how I feel this morning. Continue reading