basketball: boston college @ unc

Our second of five games, this one the UNC ladies hung on to win. It was a pretty fun game — BC has some good long range shooters, Carolina’s Stephanie Muvinga dominated inside, and the lead swung back and forth a bunch of times. I love the ladies’ team a lot, and I’m really glad…

basketball: duke @ unc

Trav and I went to see the Carolina women’s basketball team play App State back in December, before he moved up, and we both fell totally in love with this year’s team. After buying some furniture for the house, we used the last of my parents’ Christmas gift to us to buy a five game…

to hate like this is to be happy forever

I finished my annual re-read of Will Blythe’s To Hate Like This Is To Be Happy Forever this week. It seemed important to finish it before Duke at Duke, because usually I try to finish it before the ACC season even starts. I didn’t this year, because December was occupied by house-buying, and then I…

basketball: unc @ duke

shep. and I went to the Carolina/Duke women’s game at Duke on Sunday night, with Ash and Ash’s dad, and it was, as always, fascinating to me. Cameron is always an Experience with a capital e — I have no idea what to make of it, it’s just An Experience. It wasn’t a great game,…

to hate like this is to be happy forever

Dean Smith made basketball a religion in our family, rivaled only by Presbyterianism, barbeque, and the Democratic Party. For many years, our dream scenario had gone something like this: Dean beats archrival Duke and its coach, the detested Mike Krzyzewski, for the national championship in April, then runs for the Senate (for which he had…

triple double

“I tell guys in the (coaches) clinic all the time, one of the reasons I like to play as fast as we do is because coaches always have negative thoughts. If we’re going up and down the court so blasted fast I don’t have time to have negative thoughts.” — Roy Williams, circa 2008 or…

unc: gargoyles for beating duke.

unc: gargoyles for beating duke., originally uploaded by minervacat. Dean Smith made basketball a religion in our family, rivaled only by Presbyterianism, barbeque, and the Democratic Party. For many years, our dream scenario had gone something like this: Dean beats archrival Duke and its coach, the detested Mike Krzyzewski, for the national championship in April,…

women’s basketball: boston college @ duke

women’s basketball: boston college @ duke, originally uploaded by minervacat. Now that we’ve reached bowl season, I’m going to use today to talk about sports photography, okay? Okay. Sports photography isn’t my #1 passion, it isn’t what I’d like to make a partial living at, but it’s certainly something I love to do as an…

unc: ramses could replace jay bilas.

unc: ramses could replace jay bilas., originally uploaded by minervacat. I can’t believe I’m about to type this sentence, but: I’m having a really hard time investing in college basketball this year. I know, I KNOW. I can’t believe it either; I’ve loved Carolina basketball in a stupid way as long as I’ve known there…