Monday, March 13, 2006

North Carolina and March Madness

Don’t mean to be bragging here, but humility wasn’t one of those things taught where I grew up. When I looked at the seating from the NCAA tournament today, I discovered that out of the 64 teams, five are from North Carolina. That sounds fair from my warped perspective. Duke has a number one seed, University of North Carolina is a number three seed. University of North Carolina at Wilmington (I am one of their more infamous graduates), North Carolina State, and Davidson College are the other three. The state I currently reside in boasts only one team.


  1. Well, then, you are in the wrong state!!

  2. Sounds to me like there is nothing much to do in NC other than just play basketball. Is that the only way out for kids - basketball or the military? :-)

  3. They must be doing something right there. It seems like every year Duke is on the list and just about every year they go quite far in the tournament.

    I know Iowa has one team in the Big Dance and they are seeded as a number three but I don't expect them to go far.

  4. It seems it's the other university in this state in which we live, not your university, that is going to the dance... Am I not right?

    Ed, as long as I can remember, North Carolina was a basketball powerhouse. It wasn't until I was in my 40s, after the Dean Smith era, that I remember them not going to the tournment--and most of those years, they at least made it to the sweet 16.

    I got my immunity from gambling when I was in Jr. High, by betting on Carolina against UCLA. I lost five bucks which was a lot back then... Needless to say, gambling never held much interest afterwards.

  5. You are correct. I realized that on my list of 'Ways to get out of NC', I forgot to add religion to the list. :-)

  6. Go Tarheels. I love the ACC and am so glad I was born into this region!

    I grew up with Dean Smith and watching guys like Jordan. It doesn't get any better than that.