UNC Coach Roy Williams: Funniest. Parody. Twitter. Account. Ever

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Interviewing Danica Patrick was an exciting career moment for me last summer. However, it wasn’t as fun as interviewing this icon out of NASCAR country: the fake Roy Williams Twitter account.  Yes, former Kansas Jayhawks and current North Carolina Tar Heels coach Roy Williams has the funniest sports figure parody Twitter account you’ll ever see in @Roy Williams Twitter account There’s a reason he has over 13,000 followers and he’s sold plenty of t-shirts.

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UNC’s Harrison Barnes: going fourth overall to the Cavaliers? (video)

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North Carolina Tar Heels forward Harrison Barnes had a colorful and highly publicized two year college basketball career. He got off to a very rough start as a freshman, and ESPN had some fun with his very early struggles. I asked Roy Williams about it at a postgame media session, and that triggered Roy to go off on this rant against the WWL.

Eventually, Barnes lived up to his promise and shocked many experts when he decided to return to Chapel Hill for his sophomore season. His draft stock was high enough, but the NBA lockout probably had consequence on his decision to stay.

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NBA Draft: Don’t draft No Orange “Heeled” Fighting Illini

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I am doing a little research on previous drafts, trying to figure out which players will be successful in the NBA. Here is today’s post about NBA Draft Don’ts. [Read more…]

North Carolina Doomed against Kansas Without Kendall Marshall

When Kendall Marshall landed awkwardly on his right wrist on a drive with 10:56 remaining in North Carolina’s round-of-32 matchup with Creighton, it was hard to predict that the seemingly innocuous tumble would have such drastic implications for a Tar Heels squad bent on reaching its third Final Four in the last five years.

Marshall, a Cousy Award finalist, would play seven more minutes before being pulled out of the game with just under two minutes remaining. It was only after the Tar Heels’ 14-point victory that its star point guard would learn that he had suffered a fractured wrist, an injury that prevented him from playing in his team’s overtime victory over Ohio and may keep him out for the rest of the Tournament.

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Bears’ Roy Williams drop lawsuit against Miss Texas Brooke Daniels

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Chicago Bears wideout Roy Williams was a HORRIBLE signing by a front office known for making some really dumb NFL personnel moves. Especially when you consider his contract is for $2.5 million. Although he sucks at catching footballs, at least Williams did the right thing in dropping his lawsuit against ex-girlfriend and Miss Texas 2009 Brooke Daniels.

The suit was over the missing $77,000 engagement ring Williams sent to Daniels.

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Roy Williams Rips “Sell out” North Carolina Fans

2011 Fantasy Football Awards (Week Eleven)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America’s favorite game is back and The Sports Bank has you covered with the best and worst of what was Fantasy Football Week Eleven.

RB Kevin Smith came out of no where and with the help of QB Matthew Stafford put together a pleasant fantasy day for the Detroit Lions.

Follow the jump to receive up-to-date fantasy analysis and the best waiver wire pick-ups for week twelve! [Read more…]

President Obama’s Carrier Classic Pregame Speech (Video)

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As you know, President Barack Obama is a huge college basketball fan. (He’s also the most impressive of my 619 Twitter followers by the way) On Veteran’s Day, the Commander-in-Chief addressed the crowd of 8,100 who took in the Michigan State Spartans vs North Carolina Tar Heels game, the first to ever be played on an aircraft carrier.

And not just any carrier, the same exact one that launched the strike which captured and killed Osama bin Laden.

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Carrier Classic: ’09 National Championship Rematch Reaches New Heights

For the Michigan State basketball team, the tests that the players take in the classroom are probably a breeze compared to the tests Tom Izzo gives them.

How’s this for a multiple-choice question? To open your season you will:

a)  Face a  #1 ranked UNC squad

b)  Face a top-ten Duke team at Madison Square Garden

c)   Face a Gonzaga team in a game that has packed much more meaning in the past few years on the ‘Zags’ home court.

d)   Face a Florida State team that did maximum damage in the ACC last season

e)   All of the above

If you guessed E, you’re correct and you probably already know that a heavy-hitting schedule for Tom Izzo’s team isn’t even a surprise anymore. It’s expected. The words “cupcake schedule” don’t fly in East Lansing.

But opening on this tough tear may be just the swift kick-start that puts a little hair on the chests of this young remodeled team of Spartans players.

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#1 North Carolina Tar Heels: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

With all five starters back including the best frontcourt in the country, it is easy to see why North Carolina opens the season at #1 in our college hoops rankings.  The Tar Heels tip-off their campaign to cut down the nets this evening when they take on Michigan State as part of the Carrier Classic.  (By the way… HURRAH to me for making it… 111 team preview in 111 days!)

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Keys for Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Monday Night Football

There is a buzz in Motown that hasn’t been experienced since the Pistons and Red Wings ruled the roost years past. The Detroit Lions not only get to play on Monday night, but they also get to take on the Monsters of the Midway-their rivals in the NFC North.

There are some obvious points of contention that will decide the game with the Chicago Bears tonight. The Lions are about a touchdown favorite at the betting windows, but they have been very fortunate with some of the outcomes in their previous contests.

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Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings: Bye weeks begin

Fantasy football is about more than assembling your favorite players on one team. This week, with six teams on a bye week, strategy element of the game begins to set in. While a week to rest might be good for the players, it’s certainly a headache for fantasy owners.

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