Carolina ended a 29-year losing streak in Charlottesville this weekend with a 44-10 drubbing of the Cavaliers. You might remember my promise in 2008 to return to Charlottesville in 2010 after Carolina's overtime loss. I did.
I found five other Tar Heels who promised the same. We had a good tailgate and a good trip, but nothing compared to Carolina's first play from scrimmage, an 81-yard strike from T.J. Yates to Dwight Jones. You would see a terrific frenzy in the video below if my camera was ready. Instead you must settle for empty Virginia seats and a celebration well after the game was practically finished.
Fans should know that the Carolina section chanted "Butch Davis" despite ongoing investigations. Even stranger was the "T.J. Yates" cheer, which was possibly the senior's first. Yates threw for 249 yards in the first half alone.
Whether your beef was 2008, 1996 or some other heart breaker, I think you will agree with me in saying I wish we scored a few more.