30 November 2010
UNC Men's Basketball: Will They or Won't They?
As an alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill I am a big fan of UNC Basketball. I have been following it for more than 20 years (which is as long as my association with UNC). So, it was with great disappointment that we did not make the big dance of the NCAA tournament last year. However, there were high hopes for this year with a pretty decent recruiting class. Sadly, five games into the season we are at 3-2. It is not the end of the world, but it would have been nice to be 5-0.
Here's hoping that an ACC and then an NCAA title are in the 2010 / 2011 highlight reels come April 2011. I get to watch the NCAA Tourney because it is on the idiot box here in Australia. I used to watch it while I was in Indonesia as well on cable TV. A die-hard Carolina basketball fan!
Just writing this brief post has put a smile on my dial. I have so many fond memories of my time at UNC. Just thinking of the many friends that I made inside and outside of class reminds me of some interesting stories of late nights watching basketball down at "He's Not Here" or over at "Ham's" (which I don't think exists anymore), or this wonderful little hole in the ground bar called "Trolls" which has been reincarnated with different names over the past 20 years or so I am told. Those were the days!
Life goes on, but it never hurts to take time out and remember.