Saturday, April 09, 2005

The Spoils of Victory

Roy Williams, Sean May Nothing boosts economic development in a college town like a national championship. North Carolina is receiving a big financial windfall from the Tar Heels' NCAA title, judging by the brisk business that all the stores along Franklin Street were doing today. I ventured back to Chapel Hill today and contributed my fair share to the coffers, paying $140.60 for assorted championship paraphanalia. Of the mountains of T-shirts to choose from, I opted for the official locker room T and cap, being sported by Final Four MVP Sean May above, as well as a shirt that proudly proclaims "I was on Franklin Street" on April 4, 2005.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

National Champs

Franklin Street The North Carolina Tar Heels are national champions again after holding off Illinois 75-70. It's nearly 3 a.m. and I'm just getting in from watching the game on the big screen in the Dean Dome and reveling on Franklin Street. Look closely and you may see me with the other celebrants on Franklin Street in the picture above.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Go Heels!

Over the course of this year's college basketball season, Illinois and North Carolina have established themselves as the top two teams in the country, and tonight they'll meet for the national championship in the matchup every fan has been wanting to see. I'm heading over to Chapel Hill with my Carolina compatriots Kenny v and Ralph to take in the game and hopefully celebrate a national championship on Franklin Street just like I did in 1993, the last time the Tar Heels were in the title game. Go Heels!

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Great Day for a 5K

Morning clouds and rain gave way to sunshine just in time for today's fifth annual Run for Respect 5K race at NC State University's Centennial Campus. I ran along with my coworker Stacee Lassiter and her husband's uncle Dennis. This was Stacee's first 5K, and we finished in an unofficial time of 33 minutes 12 seconds. My roommate Alex and his dad smoked us, finishing in roughly 22 and 23 minutes respectively. I also won a post-race door prize drawing for $5 in gift certificates from Bojangles. Somehow it doesn't seem right to win a gift certificate from Bojangles after running a 5K.