OK, you've probably heard plenty about Georgia Tech and the flexbone over the last 48 hours, but you don't really know the full story on any Carolina football game until Lee Pace publishes his Extra Points piece.
Cool sidebar to the trip to Atlanta, as the Tar Heels visited the Martin Luther King Historical Site on Friday...As for in-game video, this Eric Ebron catch was clearly the highlight, and it just looks better when paired with the Jones Angell audio, as it is here:
The Brian Walker hit on Vad Lee was pretty memorable also:
The consensus seems to be that the new ACC is the greatest basketball league ever, so this chart--with Carolina easily sitting on top--is interesting...The Suns are doing season in review stories on each of their players, and here's the Kendall Marshall edition...Roy Williams was in Birmingham over the weekend to take part in a Nike clinic with Jerod Haase:
Here's some quotes from Coach Williams from that same event, including his thoughts on the new ACC...John Henson threw out the first pitch at the Brewers game on Friday night, where he spent a few minutes pregame catching up on the Tar Heels with fellow UNC alum (who has been very solid for the Brewers since his callup) Rob Wooten:
The volleyball team is off to the best start in program history and has a big ACC opener this week against NC State...Women's soccer got a road win Sunday at Miami behind Crystal Dunn's hat trick...Another 2-0 weekend for field hockey...Women's golf finished sixth in Tennessee...Good line from Kyle Seager, who was given a day off this weekend after playing in 106 straight games: "I only had like 2,100 left to catch Cal Ripken."
Tar Heels in the NFL
Considering changing the name of this segment to Gio In The NFL. The rookie had another touchdown yesterday, helping spur the Bengals to a win over the Packers. Here's the video, as Gio goes for, as the video says, "big air."...Robert Quinn went sackless for the first time this year but had a tackle for loss...Bruce Carter had four tackles for the Cowboys...Kevin Reddick had two tackles for the Saints...In the night game, Julius Peppers scooped up a fumble and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown. Here's the video.
Today in Tar Heel history
Sept. 23, 1971: Eric Montross was born. He would go on to win a national championship, have an extensive NBA career, help raise millions of dollars for numerous worthy causes, and be an all-around good guy. However, he is best-known for being bloody against Duke:
This is usually a spot for sports pieces, but it's hard to ignore this incredibly detailed story on the flight from Dallas to Washington after John F. Kennedy was shot. You're going to be hearing a lot about this with the 50th anniversary coming up; this story is a piece of history that manages to tell us plenty of new information about a well-known event.