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I'm a Duke University graduate and a North Carolina native.
My first sports love was the Charlotte Hornets...since then, I have become a fan of the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Manchester City F.C., and, of course, Duke. I made a point of attending every home Duke football game during my undergraduate years, and as many basketball games as I could.
I've been in attendance for some truly fantastic finishes: Jake Delhomme's first game as a Panther in 2003, in which he threw a 4th-down touchdown with less than a minute remaining to beat Jacksonville; two incredible comebacks by the 'Canes against the Devils and Oilers in the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs; and, of course, Sean Dockery's half-court shot to beat Virginia Tech in 2005.
I just read your wonderful piece on the sociology of the Duke/UNC rivalry. I was born in Louisville, KY and my family moved to WI very shortly after the UK/U of L NCAA tournament game in 1983. I was 10 and never really understood why I was supposed to be opposed to either my friend (A UK fan) or my Dad (A U of L fan.) That day was traumatic for me and beautifully underscores your article that such sports nonsense can turn family and friends against each other for silly reasons. My Dad to this day talks to me about hating KY hoops every time I talk to him (I've been a U of L fan for a long time.) As the Cards competed heavily with Duke and UNC in the 80's, I always disliked these two programs but feel now I have a much better understanding of what makes them tick. Thanks again for the article.
Here is an article, I wrote to get ready for next season, didnt mean to publish so early, but here it is.
wow!!! you only have a cople aticles and u already have 935 reads :)