Open thread: Game day

Clemson was awesome yesterday, as was UNC. And though I live in Chapel Hill, I find myself pulling just a little bit for the underdog. Of course, this is the one weekend a year when I pay any attention to sports, so what do I know.

Have fun today.

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There's only one team that I root for against the Heels

I think most people have figured that one out ... of course, I haven't seen them play in person since playing Carolina.

Micah 4:3:
... and they shall beat their swords into plowshares ... nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Am I the only anti-Heel here?

bradford
Grew up in Charlotte, a Davidson fan during the Lefty era, went to every game in Charlotte and many in Davidson with my Dad.
even when to practices and talked to the L-man a few times, still remember him shaking the floor with his stomps. Loved the man and his teams. Ended up at UNC-Charlotte during the Cedric Maxwell (Kinston) era when we went to the Final Four. Just can't pull for the Heels. I try, but there's no heart in it. My daughter wants to go to UNC (she's a female soccer player, so where else?), and I hope she does if only because it's a great school. But I just can't pull for them in sports.

bradford

ABC

NOT BY A LONG SHOT.

No

you're not.

Clemson is my son's #1 Team...

Although I do not follow sports too much, I must stand up for the team my son Billy cheers for.... Soooooo....Go Clemson!!!!........ As always...Adame's stand as one.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03

Just for that

I'm not voting for you. :D

Of course......I can't vote for you anyway....but I'm just sayin......

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Oh...but if I lived in your district

I'd still vote for you....... I just wouldn't smile while I did it.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Was that MAX slam dunking as a white boy?

Soooooo....Go Clemson!!!!...*Marshall and a host of Tiger fans at BlueNC

The last time Clemson made it into the finals of the ACC Touranment was in 1962 against Wake Forest and Billy Packer. Yours truly was the Power Forward for the Tigers that day.....Another life time and many generations later, one does not forget another nation and life.....GO Hill Tigers!!!!!!!!!!

Clemson great parking-ticket scandal

By Gene Owens

Connie Mack Berry Jr. rolled up some impressive statistics in football and basketball at Clemson University between 1957 and 1960, but the> statistic that dwarfs them all is the one that denied him a degree from Clemson: a bill for $43,078.78 in campus parking tickets. Berry, now living in Carey, N. C., says the parking-ticket scandal is only one source of his notoriety on the Clemson campus. Another involves his exit from a classroom via a third-floor window. He did it to test his Yankee psychiatry professor theory that pain was all in the head, and you> could jump out the window and land without experiencing pain if you just put it out of your mind. Berry went out the window, and moments later his classmates saw him lying on the ground. He slowly got up and hollered, "It worked!"� It worked because he had secretly tied a rope inside the window and> rappelled to the ground. But he got A's for the rest of the course. Connie Mack Berry Jr. assures me that all this is true, and I have to believe him. He bears a name that stands for all that's good and wholesome about athletics a name borne by two hall-of-famers who never heard of steroids. One is Cornelius McGillicuddy, the original Connie Mack, owner and one-time playing manager for the Philadelphia Athletics. Mack met Connie's grandfather, William Clinton Berry, during the 1920s, while the A's were barnstorming through the South. Berry was a one-armed third baseman who also managed a semi-pro mill team in South Carolina. He had stuck one arm into> a cotton gin and pulled out a stump. He fielded by catching the ball in his> glove, tossing glove and ball into the air, then snatching the ball with his bare hand. His admired Connie Mack, and named his son after him. Connie Mack Berry became an athletic standout at North Carolina State and later played on championship teams in three professional sports: with baseball's Chicago Cubs, the National Football League's Chicago Bears, and the National Basketball Association's Oshkosh All Stars. He has been> inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Connie Mack Berry Jr., played end on offense and defense for the upstart Clemson Tiger football team that lost 7-6 to the national champions, Louisiana State University, in the 1959 Sugar Bowl. He was a team player on and off the field, which partly accounts for his huge parking-ticket debt. As he tells it, his mother bought him a 1954 Chevrolet to drive off to> college in 1957. Clemson was then an all-male institution, and the closest> source of coeds was a nursing school in Anderson, some 15 miles away. A car was essential, and Clemson's athletes treated Connie's like community property. "Everybody that played sports used it 24/7,"� Berry said. Sometimes Connie wouldn't see it for weeks at a time The borrowers usually would come to him for keys. But if they couldn't find him, they would jimmy their way in and hot wire� the ignition. They> parked wherever they wished on campus, often in spaces reserved for faculty> and staff. "It would always be parked in somebody's spot,"� Connie said. "All they> could do was keep ticketing it."� And, of course, nobody paid the tickets. When Connie Mack was ready to receive his degree, Dean of Students Walter T. Cox called him into a conference with R. C. Edwards, then the president of Clemson. They told him he would have to pay the four years's> worth of parking fines before he could graduate. Connie told them he didn't have $43,078.78 on him and didn't know when he could get it.. "I reminded them that Coach Howard owed me a great deal of funds for under-the-table services during my time at Clemson, and that we could simply make it an in-kind trade and forget the whole problem,"� said Berry. This invocation of the name of Frank Howard “ the Bear Bryant of> Clemson football “ cut no ice with the academicians. No pay, no degree, they insisted. On graduation day, Connie was handed a rolled-up piece of paper that said "Degree will be given upon full payment in cashier's check"� Connie eventually landed in Marietta, Ga., where he learned that if you burned photographic negatives, the film would go up in smoke but the silver in the emulsion would remain, and you could sell it. That led him into the precious metals business, which became his main source of income. He hasn't quit trying for that Clemson degree, though. "My cousin who is the lawyer for all of Clemson sports problems said> the other day> that they would settle the affair for 50 cents on the dollar,"� Connie told me. That, he speculated, would come to a net total of $1.95 million, allowing for compounded interest and inflation. Connie said he asked whether the university would accept a personal check on a bank in Panama. He hasn't heard back. Connie Mack Berry Jr. is married to Rachel Lee Hunter, who ran a strong race for associate justice on the North Carolina state Supreme Court. He says she's contemplating a race for chief justice in 2006 so she can be the boss of the candidate who defeated her. Unfortunately, her jurisdiction won't extend to Clemson University, which lies safely south of the North Carolina state line. But who wants a degree when it's so much fun to owe $1.9 million?

(Readers may write Gene Owens at 1004 Cobbs Glen Drive, Anderson, S. C. or, E-mail him at genepegg@bellsouth.net)

I'm Torn

Usually, I'd cheer for UNC against Clemson, but I feel obliged to cheer for James Mays b/c he's the hometown boy.

AH, well...I'm just going to hope today's games are as good as yesterday's.
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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

I don't watch basketball.

I'm not sure I will be allowed to continue living in NC after having stated that.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

kiss your political career goodbye

"Im tired of barbecue" and "I dont like basketball" are just other ways of saying "Dont vote for me"

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

I'm not running for anything.

Just working my ass off trying to organize a precinct and a young dems group. Oh - and going commando with my keyboard. Or something like that. :)

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Not a "game", but people are treating it like it.

And I'm benching myself. I'm out of the Presidential threads and discussions. Have at each other all you want. I'm out.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

WAHOOWA

We may have finished 10th in the conference but by God, our Chardonay and brie was the best around. Go Hoos!

For those that need a translation - University of Virginia man here

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

Yee-hah!

I was standing in the parking lot at Chatham Community College at 3 p.m. this afternoon with my car radio on. I knew that I had to go in to the forum which was starting, and at which I'd promised to speak. But there were 70 seconds left in the game with the Heels only up by 4 and Clemson about to get the ball back...

The agonizing sacrifices of politics--I had to wait for more than an hour and a half to find out what happened. Arrgh..

Go Heels! And congrats to Clemson for making the finals and hanging tough there.

Dan

Dan Besse
Democrat for Lieutenant Governor
www.danbesse2008.org

Dan Besse

Obama in NC

From UTD:

Obama in N.C. Wednesday

Barack Obama will be in North Carolina Wednesday.

The Democratic presidential candidate will campaign in Fayetteville and Charlotte, according to a spokesman.

Further details were not available.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

Oh....they do have details

You can meet Senator Obama for either $2300 or $1000 according to the Charlotte Observer. He is not meeting the public.....just the donors.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Where'd You See That?

Got the link?

This is all I've found on the Charlotte Observer website.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

I think it was on yesterday

But it was there. I'll try to find it, but if they edited what they had posted I can't "prove" I saw it.



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here it is

I use key word searches. (Obama and fundraiser) Makes it easier. The Observer sometimes hides(doesn't show them with a headline anywhere) early versions of their pieces and sometimes they completely edit them. This one was hidden. Here's the link and I'm quoting it below in case the link stops working.

His campaign would not confirm it, but Democrat Barack Obama is expected to be in Charlotte Wednesday for two fundraisers.

Supporters plan a reception for donors who give $2,300, followed by a reception for supporters giving $1,000.

The location is a private residence off Wendover Road. No public events have been announced.

Now....it does say no public events have been announced, but it doesn't say there won't be any....so.....maybe..... I imagine public events will come later. Something on the scale that his campaign normally puts on takes some planning.



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exactly

I knew a few days ago he was coming to Charlotte for a big donor fund raiser. They're having it only 2 miles from where Larry Kissell is having a fund raiser the same evening. Maybe he'll swing by?

Like Betsy said, it takes quite some planning to organize a rally for the size crowd Obama usually attracts.

Don't fear, you'll get to see him.

Yeah...but I can afford Kissell's :D

Maybe he'll swing by......hmmmmmm. Doubt it, but I wonder whether we can get people to go to Larry's fundraiser if we speculate often enough that Obama might drop by. Hmmmmmm

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Obama Rally in Charlotte

Rally set for Charlotte. Still waiting on word for Fayetteville.

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy