Mark Thomas

Niner: Reasons to be an "ABC fan"

Posted February 11, 2009

It only takes a few days here in the Triangle to get a taste of college rivalry at its finest. Duke, North Carolina, and NC State have a fan base that can be quite passionate (to put it politely). But lets not forget the fan base “sub-committees.” A social group of fans that have a common rooting interest. Its called the “Anybody But Carolina” Fans. What drives this group of people. I’ll give you….

The Top Nine Reasons to Be an ABC Fan:

9 – The Abundance of Wal-Mart Carolina Fans: Meeting a guy who cheers for North Carolina because it’s the popular thing to do!

8 – Rasheed Wallace: Need I say more.

7 – Rasheed Wallace: First person to make a NINER twice in the same shot.

6 – 8 on 5 Basketball anyone?: I have a good feeling why Dean Smith and Roy Williams spent time on the NCAA Rules Committee.

5 – Makhtar N’Diaye: Actually, there were just as many Tarheel fans that wanted to see him fail.

4 – NIKE: Their home may be Oregon but their bank account is in Chapel Hill.

3 – Michael Jordan: I just want to make sure, he had a pretty good NBA career, right?

2 – Carolina Blue: It’s everywhere you turn!!

1 – They’re Good: Lets be honest I’ve never met an ABDF (anybody but Duke football) fan.  You've got to win to be hated; it's that simple


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  • gt_football Feb 12, 2009

    Mark please stop your WHINNING! It's unbecoming.

  • peyton1717 Feb 12, 2009

    My reasons for being an ABC'er..... Hansborough (he gets away with too much and is a great actor on the court to draw the fouls and charges), Roy and his whining to the refs to get things called his way, Green and his arrogant, idiotic mouth........My biggest reason - I am a die Hard State fan who hates the fact that the media and others think the only school in NC is UNC...... While NC State may not be the best we definitely have the best facitilies, fanbase and the Wolfpack club is the best!!!

  • 4tarheels Feb 12, 2009

    Success breeds envy!

  • UNCalumnus Feb 11, 2009

    is number 1. Fans of every school come in all shapes and sizes. If you bother to come to a UNC game or two I'm sure you'd see that UNC fans are like those of every other school. The main difference being UNC wins the majority of it's games. I personally go to all home football games and find it to be a nice environment attended by well grounded and well meaning fans.

  • TarheelTurtle Feb 11, 2009

    I think Marky may be a bit jealous. Certainly sounds as if that's the case. Stick to your "Pack" Mark. You know, those guys working at the Walmart.

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