The UNC v Duke FOOTBALL Rivalry

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    BobLee
    November05/ 2015

    Carolina DukeLeave it to “Universal Nice Guy” Bob Holliday to offset a bit of the “What’s Really Important” kerfluffle created by Bre’r Chansky’s journalistic  priorities.  Here is Bob Holliday’s lengthy article on the subject of The Carolina v Duke FOOTBALL Rivalry. 

    They play each other in FOOTBALL?   Who knew?

    Sure, I realize our readers of the Wolfpack persuasion are clicking out of this page faster than the speed of Light.   A news story on Highlights of The Tom Reed / Monty Kiffin Eras would likewise not have a universal appeal.

    I considered titling this Quirky News piece – Swofford Proposes Death Penalty for His Alma Mater – just to lure in a few blood-thirsty passer-bys; but decided what the hell. …. What Kate Upton Thinks About Victory Bells was my other consideration.

    Bob does a fine job noting notable UNC v Duke Football games over the past 60+ years.  It is a fine read for anyone with an eclectic non-partisan curiosity about the regional sports scene.   Which, at last count, is 27 people.

    Wally hisownself…. Choo Choo…. Max Chapman’s boot…. Leo’s Shoestring Play…. Miller’s Bootleg…. Spurrier’s Scoreboard Picture…. all the way to last Fall’s “Trash The Lockerroom”. …. but alas, there is no mention of Earle Edwards so we just lost BK.

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    Duke and UNC: Rivals who agree to disagree

     

    We have seen something of a rapprochement (a WHAT?) lately between Duke and North Carolina. Fierce rivals in fund raising, the competition for institutional exposure, the recruitment of top students and faculty, and of course the medical field, the two schools actually held a joint press conference a few weeks ago to announce winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry-one from each school. But on the subject of football, the schools agree to disagree.

    You see Duke deeply believes it has defeated North Carolina 38 times against 59 defeats. The folks at UNC say no it’s 60-37. The schools do agree there have been four ties, so there is that. The disagreement centers over the disputed matchup of 1889. Each school lists a home forfeit, 1-0. So was that game supposed to be up on “The Hill” or over at Methodist Flats?” Again, they agree to disagree.

    Inside the Rivalry: Duke vs. UNC Football   One can’t take a serious look at this rivalry without examining the impact of Wallace Wade. North Carolina dominated the early days of this series, and then in 1931 Duke lured Wade away from Alabama. Total turnaround.

     

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    BobLee
    • Old MacDonald Reply
      3 years ago

      I can’t believe I am going to do this, but I have to defend Kennel here. You were the one who brought up NC State in a bizarre non-sequitur (including shots at Monte Kiffin, Tom Reed, and the fanbase as a whole) as you introduced a puff-piece about the UNC-Duke rivalry. You put on “the caisson song,” not Bob.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        “Hark the sound as…. and those caissons go rolling along.” 🙂

    • 58 Wolf Kennel Reply
      3 years ago

      BL, thanks for sharing. However, Holliday is a good enough writer to make anything sound interesting. NC State doesn’t have to hang its head on any of this. Our recent rivalry record with UNC-CH is good enough on its own under both TOB and Doeren. In particular last year’s dramatic thumping of Carolina (both game results and timing coming off their big Duke win (no comment on visiting team manners) stands on its own. Of course if State ever got to play Duke on any regular basis, we would love to :>))
      As for the long list of well written Duke-Carolina remembrances, no question we can hang in there from the Dick Christy’s to the Roman Gabriel’s and Ted Brown’s through the Philip River’s and Russell Wilson’s. Just buried one of my teammates and heroes Dick Hunter this week and another one for JK Sherron coming Saturday at noon. We seem to wear out around 80. (I’ll record the noonish Duke/Carolina and State/BC games for later in the afternoon and will watch the Clemson/FSU game later (Notice that Clemson became #1 only after they had a tough time beating State :>))

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        TBK, TBK… No one said anything about anyone “hanging its head”… jeezzz. It’s the week of a very rare “meaningful game” between the two 15-501 rivals. No reason whatsoever to play The Caisson Song in the background. … So you credit John Swofford’s office’s scheduling of Clemson @ NCState just prior to the first Committee vote as further proof that NCState is at The Epicenter of The Universe. That other Triangle-area rivalry that only two fan bases care about looms later in the month. ESPN Gameday not planning to cover it…. again.
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        If UNC and Wake can schedule each other outside the division rotation SURELY THE #1 AD on The Planet – Dame Frau – could do so with Duke. No? As Frau’s #1 Advisor, can’t you make it happen? Step up BK.

    • Doug Reply
      3 years ago

      Somebody’s gonna be pissed. What do you mean? Is UNC is so arrogant and aloof and treats NCSU with such disdain that it doesn’t even consider them as worthy enough to be an equally hated rival? The nerve. Meanwhile ECU fans say hey, we want to be hated too and if you don’t equally hate us back we’ll hate you even more. The burden of being a flagship is mighty. That so much energy is expelled by historically middling teams vying for the Muffler Bowls and the like. Art Linkletter was right. “People are funny.” I wonder if Leo ever ran the shoestring play at Fairfield?

      • BobLee Reply
        3 years ago

        Leo was an Emma Webb guy thru and thru as he lived only two blocks away. … Indeed, the rivalry among wannabee rivals is intense within a 150-mile bubble. Alas, other than Duke v UNC Basketball, the rest of Earth pays us no never mind. The annual battle for Whozit Bowls and Aluminum Wars goes on quite unnoticed by 99% of the planet.

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