I picked up a copy of Stephen Linn's The Ultimate Tailgater's ACC Handbook. That very special day, the opening Saturday for college football, is just 21 days away. I will be ready.
In past years, I published preseason predictions for the Heels. I get only about half of it right. Andrew Wasserman never faked a kick to beat the Wolfpack. John Bunting never switched "Hills" to become the president of the United States; my favorite teddy bear of a man isn't even around anymore. I never hung a rubber pair of Carolina blue you-know-whats from the groin of my car.
So enough with predictions. I will keep my vast knowledge to myself. Don't try to beg it out of me. Just know that my calendar has a Tar Heel etched lightly in pencil next to January because basketball season might have to get the hell out of the way.