current mood: refreshed
1. I think we're going to have a great World Series this year and I can't wait for tonight's Game 1. I have to confess that at the beginning of the season, there was no way I'd pick either the Tigers or the Cardinals to make it this far. The Cards have done an outstanding job and played through a lot to get this far. But I'm incredibly excited about what the Tigers have done. Three years ago, this same core group of players lost 119 games, coming within one game of equaling the futility of Casey Stengal's '69 Mets. And look at them now--the best record in baseball for most of the season and they haven't yet lost in the playoffs since dropping Game 1 of the first round to the Yankees. This team not only has a chance to win it all, but also to secure their place as one of the best playoff teams in recent history. Go Tigers!!!
2. I've always really wanted to see John Bunting make it as UNC's football coach. He's a nice guy and he loves his alma mater and runs a clean program where he graduates athletes and pays attention to character. All of that is important. But at some point, winning on the field also has to be important. Carolina is a school with a certain aura that has a tradition of excellence--whether in academics, leadership, or athletics. We've seen that with all of the influential and successful people who've come out of Chapel Hill, the number of leaders who have been educated here, the astounding successes of programs like basketball and women's soccer. This school has the money and facilities to be a consistent Top 25 program. At the very least, UNC should be competitive. This year, we've seen blowout losses to Virginia Tech and Clemson, a near loss to Division I-AA Furman, and Thursday night's shutout at the hands of a Virginia team that was 2-5. We still have Notre Dame on the schedule and I would not be surprised to see them top 100 points the way we're going. We constantly hear that the program has turned a corner--but the corner always seems to be a circle. Enough is enough, there needs to be a change--not only with the football coach, but also with the athletics director. GO HEELS!!!