I slid to the other side, and we shared a
silent three-floor ride, alone together mere
hours before his final collegiate tip-off.
I didn’t ask for a picture or an autograph. I wasn’t giddy or nervous, and the
situation never struck me as a big deal. As
fans, we’ve followed these guys since their
senior years of high school, if not earlier.
We’ve read the media guide so often that
we can recite their favorite foods and
movies. We spend so much time watching
the games, reading the articles and listening
to the pregame that we reach an intimate
level of comfort with the team.
We know them. Need proof? Eric Montross’ father promised to get the same haircut if Eric went first. Henril Rodl suggested we recruit Ademola. Bobby Frasor’s
father coaches high school basketball in
Illinois. Matt Wenstrom went to high
school in Katy, Texas.
Katy, Texas? Who remembers that? We do.
I griped to a friend — a Wake grad, no
less — after the Syracuse loss, “We have to
push their bigs off the blocks. We let them
set up too deep.” He rolled his eyes and
sarcastically echoed a common complaint
we’ve all heard from our rivals: “We Are
you on the team? Did you play against
In Chapel Hill, yes, we say, “We.” “We
didn’t hit our free throws,” or “We need to
box out.” We call players by their first names
and know their parents and siblings. We
stick with them through overtime against
Georgetown and every game of 8-20. We
defend Dean’s Four Corners, Danny’s danc-
ing and Cope for trying to dunk on State,
because that’s what families do.
Michael Dibbert ’03
DTH Move ‘Big Mistake’
The move of The DTH off-campus is a
big mistake (“Campus Isn’t Big Enough for
Today’s DTH,” January/February 2010).
Revenue models for student publications
and the obvious goals of providing real-world experience do not predicate a move
away from campus — quite the opposite,
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