Dodging the light blue bullet

There are some years you just look at and you remember everything about them, good and bad.

For me and most of ABC (Anybody but Carolina) nation , two of those years are 1993 and 2005.

Those are two of the years that UNC-Chapel Hill won the NCAA Basketball title. I was too young in 1982 to be annoyed by bandwagon Tar Heel fans, but those two titles and the year-long aftermath that followed made the already-insufferable UNC-CH fan-base even more insufferable.

Thankfully, we won’t have to live through that again. We won’t have to walk past UNC-CH championship gear in the Wal-Mart or watch Greg Kerr and his fellow local sports hacks gush all over Roy Williams and his band of gutless wonders.

Ted Valentine was not working the Final Four, and therefore could not bail out his beloved Heels. We have been spared.

Glory, glory halleluiah.