Tonight 9pm (EST) University of Chapel Hill Tar Heels takes on Duke Blue Devils at the Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC


Basketball.        Basketball.          Basketball.

You may as well practice the way basketball rolls off the tongue because once you move here you will find that people in North Carolina live and breathe this game way of life. In fact, one of the first questions you’ll probably be asked, after where y’all from, is who y’all for?

If you are out-of-state, you can easily get a pass on this question for a time by claiming a college from your former residence (in our case, UCLA). But this works only for awhile. You are going to have to choose. So choose wisely.

Tonight’s game pits the nation’s best basketball teams against each other.


Your decision can easily open doors for you and gain you a slew of new friends. Here’s where I can help.

Tonight, choose UNC.

I may not know nothing about basketball, but I’ve learning really quickly that the real choice, if you live here in the Triangle, is actually between

UNC and State are the locals’ schools. People you work with went to these schools. Your neighbors send their kids to these schools. Whereas Duke…. well, Yankees attend Duke. Duke is respected, of course, because of its “fancy” education and Coach Krzyzewski. (Really its just Coach K. ) But….you either need to be a Tar Heel or a member of the Wolfpack.

This is my choice:

Unfortunately, this is the license plate we need to buy:

Who do you support?