Next Year Never Comes

Next Year Never Comes

Some of the most fun moments of any college basketball season happen right after a less heralded underclassman — a guy who isn’t a surefire “one and done” — shows flashes of brilliance. Whether a reserve big registering a double...
How to pick North Carolina in your 2017 bracket

How to pick North Carolina in your 2017 bracket

143 I’ve been told living well is the best revenge. The first time I wrote a “How to Pick UNC in Your Bracket” column the whole premise was a bit of a joke. That year the Tar Heels were a very good team, but not title worthy. It was a fun way to entertain an...
Welcome to Triangle Basketball Hype Season

Welcome to Triangle Basketball Hype Season

It’s late October. That means one thing. College Basketball hype season is here. Less than a month from now Duke, NC State, and North Carolina will make their 2016-17 hardwood debuts. Until then, each fanbase is left to speculate as to exactly what team will...
Beericana in my Honor

Beericana in my Honor

I can’t go to Beericana. The first reason I can’t go to Beericana is that I now live in Indiana after having spent 24 years in North Carolina. The second reason I can’t go to Beericana is that I’m currently in the midst of chemotherapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma.1 While...
Thinking Thrones: Hear me roar

Thinking Thrones: Hear me roar

It’s somewhat difficult to pick just one thing to talk about with regards to last night’s Game of Thrones season six finale given that ALL OF THE THINGS HAPPENED. Two decade old fan theories were finally confirmed, revenge (and Frey Pies) was served cold, old...
All That Lives On

All That Lives On

“It’s the family name that lives on. It’s all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honor… but family. You understand?“ -Tywin Lannister For much of Game of Thrones power and revenge have served as the primary motivators of the show’s...
Thinking Thrones: GET HYPE

Thinking Thrones: GET HYPE

With Game of Thrones now almost exclusively navigating beyond the edge of George RR Martin’s literary map, the stakes for revelations and twists in the narrative have been raised. The dynamic between book readers and Game of Thrones has differed depending on the...
Rapers and Reavers: Is Daenerys Doomed to Fail?

Rapers and Reavers: Is Daenerys Doomed to Fail?

“You weren’t made to sit on a chair in a palace. You’re a conquerer Daenerys Stormborn” -Daario Naharis When Daenerys Targaryen immolated her way to the top of the Dothraki Horde a few episodes back, a tinfoil theory gained steam that the Mother of Dragons may...