Just Friends: Breaking Up with Carolina

Just Friends: Breaking Up with Carolina.

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.

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.

Res Judicata

RES JUDICATA – Lat. “the thing has been decided” The principle that a final judgment of a competent court is conclusive upon the parties in any subsequent litigation involving the same cause of action.

Louisville Courier-Journal:

A Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court judge sided with a devilishly clever argument and ruled in favor of Duke University yesterday in a breach of contract lawsuit brought forth by the University of Louisville.  U of L sued Duke for $450,000 after the Blue Devils backed out of a four-game football contract with three dates remaining.  The contract called for a penalty of $150,000 per game if a date with a “team of similar stature” could not be arranged.

Duke’s lawyers argued the Blue Devils, which have a record of 6-45 over the past five seasons, were so bad that any team would be a suitable replacement.

Judge Phillip J. Shepherd agreed with Duke’s lawyers — the football team is so bad that any replacement would do:

“At oral argument, Duke (with a candor perhaps more attributable to good legal strategy than to institutional modesty) persuasively asserted that this is a threshold that could not be any lower. Duke’s argument on this point cannot be reasonably disputed by Louisville.”

Kentucky courts interpret contract terms “according to their plain and ordinary meaning” barring any ambiguity. According to Shepherd, finding a suitable replacement literally meant any NCAA Division I team would suffice – including those in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-AA.)

Dook sucks.

When the rules change…

Is it a stretch to say that Tyler going to the line is part of your gameplan?
“Not at all. That’s it right there. Get it inside and get fouled.”

— Marcus Ginyard, March 14

In the second half against FSU, Carolina returned to the bread-and-butter offensive philosophy it has maintained since the earliest days of Dean Smith’s tenure. Get the ball inside, close to the basket, for a good shot and/or a foul. Continue reading


Ooo that smell

Wendell Murphy can’t tell if that was his favorite basketball team or one of his hog farms that he smelled this afternoon. Continue reading

I reckon so. (The Wisdom of Josey Wales)


Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is. — Josey Wales

It’s D-Day in college basketball. So we go to the great philosopher Josey Wales for wisdom in these times that try men’s souls.

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