Category Archives: sports


I’m sulking.

4th Annual TCL Tournament Challenge

March Madness is upon us! I know the Heels won’t be resting upon their ACC Championship laurels for long, we’ve got some games to play.

Here’s the annual NCAA pool. The password is “tclhoops” ONE ENTRY per person.

Dook News

My husband sent me this dook news this weekend.  We’ll see how it plays out on Sunday.

If you’re going to blow a National Championship…

… and you go to UNC, make it baseball.

1. You’re in Chapel Hill. What are you doing with a baseball anyhow?

2. You return to an empty campus and no classes. (See: Chris Simms and the case of the unexcused absences!)

To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever

The Duke-Carolina rivalry is the subject of this hilarious book. If you are a Carolina fan, you are sure to enjoy it. The longer you’ve been a fan and the more time you’ve spent in Chapel Hill, you’ll like it all the more. I giggled constantly while reading. The stories about his mother, a transplanted yankee-turned-Carolina fan, were priceless. I had been trying to be less hateful towards particular former dookies (love the sinner, hate the sin?) such as J. J. Reddick and Wojo, but this book really did not encourage me in that pursuit. If you don’t care about college basketball or obsessions in general, don’t read it unless you are trying to understand a Tar Heel loved one.

I can’t wait ’til next season, by the way!


Lousy tournament
Dawn won the TCL pool
Gators took the crown

trying again:
Dawn the Buckeye wins again
She’s a skilled picker

Annual TCL Tournament Challenge Group

We’re hosting our third annual ESPN Tourament Challenge group. Fill out ONE bracket for the group here. The password is tclhoops. The first year, Dawn Garrett won and last year I took the title (for obvious reasons.)

Olympic Musing

Mike and I watched the procession of athletes during the opening ceremonies, rating the outfits each country choose and mocking the ugly hats (particularly those that were ugly and not traditional.) One fun thing to observe was how the countries were alphabetized in Italian. Then Mike turned to me and asked, “So how are they going to alphabetize them in Chinese for the Beijing games?” Anyone?


So, for the first time since middle school, I’m not rabidly following the Tar Heels’ every move this basketball season. Now that we’ve won the national championship, am I just resting on those laurels and hanging up my obsessive fan hat? I feel like I should have to do some sort of penance for this behavior.

National Champions!

The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
All the livelong day!
The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away!
Do not think you can escape them,
At night, or early in the morn’
The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
‘Till Gabriel blows his horn!

Texas 41
USC 38

*Interesting Note: Kristen’s alma mater, UNC, won the NCAA IA Men’s Basketball Championship; Janelle (Kristen’s sister), attends Appalachian State, which won the IAA Football Championship.

The Eyes of Texas …

… are upon you!

Texas 45
Oklahoma 12

Yeah, turning a team’s logo upside down really does look stupid.

Wuerffel and DSM

Wow. I didn’t know that Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 national champion and Heisman Trophy winner from Florida, was a Christian.

It turns out that he retired from the NFL and took a development director position with Desire Street Ministries.

An ESPN article discusses his work with the ministry in light of Hurricane Katrina and includes a link where you can donate to Desire Street Ministries.