Blame Cannada

Defeated

Every so often, you find yourself in a situation where you have to take a step back and ask, “What in the world am I doing?”

For me, one of those moments came during “game point” of a pickup basketball game at Victor Park last Sunday.

Welcome to the jungle

As of right now, I’m “that guy” in our neighborhood.

You know, the guy who still hasn’t mowed his grass several weeks into spring. I’m sure every neighborhood has this type of person, but I promise I’m not doing it on purpose.

My lawn isn’t typical. It’s rather large, but more than that, it has an inordinate amount of hills.

Next year

As college basketball comes to a close, I thought I’d offer a few parting shots and some closure on the season that was.

For those of you who were hoping for the best Final Four possible, you’ve got it. With the exception of Michigan State - Kentucky, Wisconsin and Duke are elite programs with very, VERY good teams.

The right guy

Coaching changes can be difficult — sometimes brutal — if you don’t bring in the right guy.

Greer doesn’t have to worry about that.

The field

Is this Kentucky team the best you’ve ever seen?

I couldn’t help but grin as college basketball analysts dissected the brackets on Sunday, saying the only thing that was guaranteed about this year’s tourney was a UK national championship.

Don’t believe me?

My bracket conundrum

Tis the season for bracket wagers and friendly betting, but if prior years are any indication, I’m just going to be throwing my money away.

I know my college basketball. I keep up with the sport as much as anybody else, so I can’t help but be intrigued by bracket pools when March rolls around.

Torture

You know that feeling you get when you’ve won the lottery during one of your dreams? You’ve hit the jackpot, you’re getting ready to spend your winnings, and suddenly…you’re awake.

No money. No new car in the driveway. No early retirement. Just the same old circumstances you found yourself in when you fell asleep.

Gassed

I don’t understand long distance running.

I get that it’s very competitive and that people who can run five-minute miles have reached a level of athleticism that I could only dream of, but it’s hard for me to comprehend why people enjoy doing this to themselves.

This past weekend, I ran a 10-mile race near Furman.

The Carolina Way

You’ve probably heard it all about Dean Smith.

He was an innovator, an advocate for civil rights, a teacher, a mentor, a two-time national champion—a Tar Heel legend. All of that stuff is true.

But Dean was also the architect of “The Carolina Way.”

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