When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

16 February 2006


Since I'm down in North Carolina for a few days, I hope that I can be forgiven a bit of ACC basketblogging.

Good God, y'all. Tyler Hansbrough was a monster last night against Georgia Tech. The big man contributed 40 points (an ACC freshman and Dean Dome scoring record) in UNC's come-from-behind win. (See Hansbrough pulls Heels past Ga. Tech (News & Observer) for more details.)

Speaking of which, one of my favorite things about being in North Carolina during basketball season is that I can turn the sound down on the television, turn up the radio, and listen to the play-by-play being called by Woody Durham, the Voice of the Tar Heels, just as God intended.

It turns out that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree: Woody's son Wes is a radio sports announcer himself. And last night, Wes was in the Dean Dome with his dad... except Wes was doing the color commentary for Georgia Tech.
Woody Durham’s voice escapes from the car speakers, rumbling evenly like an idling Harley-Davidson engine. The play-by-play man for the North Carolina Tar Heels is crisp, clear and concise, the driver thinks to himself. He’s better than ever.

Granted, the driver, Wes Durham, is biased.

Long before his father’s voice became the household baritone of Tobacco Road, it sounded out Wes’ bed-time stories.
Tech color man follows father’s lead into the booth (Gwinnett Daily Post)

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