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.

6 comments:

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

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  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? :-)

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  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.

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  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.

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  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. :-)

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  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.

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