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 Posted: Fri Mar 11th, 2011 06:19 pm
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Married Jo



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katook wrote: Used to love it,now I just have the ho-hum approach,mostly because kids never stay for 4 years anymore and because I just don't have the time to watch the games like I used to..............big ACC fan by the way,with 2 favorite teams 1-Duke and 2-Anybody but Carolina.

I can remember,and Tofu can probably vouch for this,when the single biggest draw of the whole year in North Carolina was the ACC Tournament back in the mid 70's to early 80's,back then only 2 ACC teams made the 24 team NCAA tourney and even the NIT was big time for those teams that didn't make it,I kid you not businesses shut down on "First round Fridays" and most school teachers had TV sets tuned to the game,if you shut up and watched you got an "A" for the day,(unless you rooted for Wake Forest LOL/JK)

These days,I watch a Duke game every once in a blue moon and still root for the other guys instead of the shitheels,err,Tarheels,but I can't even muster the old hatred that I used to have for them,these kids playing now weren't even close to being born when I started to hate the Heels (1979),but the sceond best rivalry in college sports is Duke vs UNC in hoops (Bucks-Wolverines in football takes the #1 spot),and anytime Duke vs UNC in hoops is on it's a must see game,IMO.

Yeah, the ACC tourney was THE event when I was a kid...still sort of is in my house, but overall, yeah, it's not the draw it used to be. 



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