North Carolina made one of its fans cry

North Carolina fanNorth Carolina got wiped by Kansas in their South Region NCAA Tournament game Sunday 70-58, and the blowout loss left one Tar Heels fan in tears. Following a block by Kansas’ Jeff Withey, the UNC fan seen above gave his sad face.

It’s understandable why the North Carolina fan was so distraught. The Tar Heels were actually in control and winning for a 10-minute span between the end of the first half and beginning of the second half, but that turned out to be nothing more than a tease. Kansas went up by as much as 17 before settling for the 12-point victory.

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U.S. Rep. Brad Miller: If Duke played against the Taliban, I’d root for the Taliban

Unfortunately for U.S. Representative Brad Miller, mulligans don’t exist. You can take one on the golf course if it makes you feel better, but everyone knows you’re cheating. When discussing the NCAA tournament last week, Miller shared some thoughts about his alma mater and their rivalry. A graduate of UNC, Miller is a big Tar Heels fan and, naturally, despises Duke. Either he thought he was being funny, or his hatred for the Blue Devils is pretty alarming.

“The way I deal with it is, I scream my lungs out for Carolina,” Miller said according to an Associated Press report. “I make no pretense that I am at all half-hearted in my support for Carolina. Nobody in North Carolina would trust a politician who claimed to be neutral on a matter as important as college basketball.

“I have said very publicly that if Duke was playing against the Taliban then I’d have to pull for the Taliban.”

Despite the fact that he is not running for reelection, Miller would probably like to have that one back. Being a huge sports fan is a fun way to relate to the common folk, but that statement is just plain idiotic. Once again, we have another example of why politicians need to be more careful when they mix in sports references. The comment Joe Arpaio made in Iowa was dumb, but it wasn’t insensitive.  If Miller has made the Taliban comment before and thought it was a good idea to make it again, something must be missing in his brain.

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Roy Williams Upset with North Carolina Fans Who Sold Their Tickets to UNLV Fans

North Carolina lost its only game of the season Saturday at UNLV. Coach Roy Williams is not only unhappy that his team lost, but he’s also upset with Tar Heels fans who sold their premium tickets to rowdy UNLV fans. Williams was particularly bothered that UNLV fans ended up behind the Heels’ bench, which is where he was expecting to have some supporters. He went off on the fans during his radio show Monday.

“I am not friendly with anybody else on the other team and for some of our fans to get their tickets through the Ram’s Club and sell their tickets to UNLV boosters that are sitting right behind our families, I don’t like that. And if the shoe fits, wear it. I don’t care who it is, I’ll tell the sucker face-to-face, I do not like that, will not like that and don’t ever forget it…

“Ninety-nine percent of the Tar Heel people that were there were cheering like crazy and trying to help us through a tough situation, but it bothers me more about some sucker – and I don’t care, if it ticks somebody off, that’s fine – if you sell your tickets that you get from the Ram’s Club to somebody else and they come in cheering for UNLV, then I’ve got no use for you. And that’s as blunt as I can put it.”

Williams thought UNLV’s crowd was “marvelous” overall, but he felt some of the fans were inappropriate. And dammit, he doesn’t want his most loyal fans selling their tickets anymore! With that sort of attitude, he’d never be able to coach at UCLA, where selling tickets is more important than having fan support.

Here is audio of Roy Williams’ comments on his radio show via WRAL: