song share: the breedings – big blue christmas

Sometimes people you love have flaws. Take my friends Erin, Willie, and Jesse, for example: they’re Kentucky basketball fans, but I look past that flaw, because I love them, and they’re my friends. And Erin and Willie, as the Breedings, have written a great Christmas song, the sentiment of which is one that every college…

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…

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…