on Spencie and Marvin Love's defense of their great-grandmother, Cornelia Phillip Spencer, for whom UNC's Bell Award is named. I read more
This is a very intriguing and complex subject, as UNC's history "is anything but simple. It's contested, contentious and full of significance for our time," said history professor Jim Leloudis.
In my mind, there are two major themes run through the story. The obvious one is what to do about the disturbing legacies of historical fugures. I'm certainly not saying that historians should not continue to dig, and that 19th-century values shouldn't be applied to 20th century standards.
But it's a difficult process. Were there any people in power in the 19th century who did not hold basic views of white supremacy? Not even Lincoln escapes, as evidenced by this statement in an 1858 debate with Stephen Douglas, pulled from
"I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the black and white races. There is a physical difference between the two, which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality."
The other subject I find interesting is how the university functioned immediately after the Civil War. Spencer is renowned for ringing the bell after UNC "reopened after being shut down for five years under a Republican administration, which had taken it over at the end of the Civil War."
So the way I read it is the administration of a public university was bascially taken over by force. What I would be interested to know is what academic changes did the Republicans institute? How did the university function under such an administration?
Like I said, it's a very interesting and complex situation, I just felt like working it out in my head. Any smart people out there, help me out.
County commissioners, part 2
I got tired last night and gave up.
But there was also a controversial development before the board last night that adds to the urban sprawl debate. Millican Construction wanted to build 68 single-family homes and 44 multi-family townhomes on 48 acres on the the north and south sides of Trosper Road, east of Lake Brandt Road. Granted, this land is in the county and could be considered spot zoning. But Millican was willing to pay for the city sewer hook-up to area. The townhomes would be in te $250,000 price range, while the single-family homes would be in the $325,000 range.
"We feel the proposed development would be good for Guilford County," said attorney Charlie Melvin, a fixture at county commissioners' and city council meetings.
Several residents of the area opposed the project because of — you guessed it — its density. They proposed more moderate densities, to no avail.
"If there's anyone here not willing to compromise, it's Mr. Millican," one opponent said. "There's no multifamily zoning within a mile of here."
Opponents were also concerned about the amount of earth to be disturbed by the development, considering the fact that the area is located within a watershed critical area.
Yow, the commission's resident well-driller, pointed out that a development under the current zoning with wells and septic tanks would disturb more land than Millican's proposal.
"You're under less risk with this plan," he said.
Planning director Mark Kirstner said he was confident county ordinances protecting the watershed area would keep the drinking water clean.
"We do have a very clean water supply" due to those county ordinances, Kirstner said.
Then there was the issue of a city police firing range next to the property, something that drew commissioner Carolyn Coleman's concern.
"I don't think any home that's next to a firing range is compatible," she said.
What was interesting is, long after the public speaking portion ended, an older gentleman wearing a Marine jacket rose to speak. Davis, an old Marine himself, recognized him.
The gentleman said it was difficult for his wife to sleep some nights when the cops are firing automatic weapons on the range.
The fellow Marine's testimony was not enough to sway Davis, who voted for the project along with Yow, Arnold, Skip Alston and Kirk Perkins.
"This development isn't quite the boogeyman it's made out to be," Perkins said.
But the motion failed 6-5 as Mike Winstead, himself a developer, voted against it along with Trudy Wade, who was concerned about traffic, Linda Shaw, Paul Gibson, Coleman and Kay Cashion, who said she was "inclined to respect the homeowners that are already there and the investment they've made.
And, oh yeah, the county approved incentives for Comair. Yow wondered why Timco had never come to the commissioners asking for incentives, yet the board was considering giving $106,000 to its competition for workers.
"We never do anything to help what's already here," Yow said.
I have no idea where to start with tonight's county commissioners' meeting, so much went on.
I'll start out with the good stuff. The board dealt with the Dr. K. matter out in the open. Commissioner Steve Arnold, saying "our public boards need to be held accountable," made a motion to stop payment on Dr. K's $60k severance and begin recall of Board of Health members who may have acted improperly. The motion failed by a 6-5 vote, but I'm sure Scott Yost, my former Triad Business News colleague, will continue to pursue the story. Scott's a prolific writer with an outgoing personality that's perfect for dealing with these guys.
What was interesting is board chairman Bruce Davis went on the defensive, claiming the health board had "the advice of a lawyer to keep us within the law."
He also took a swipe at Yost, saying "I'm sure Mr. Hammer pays you to chase down more than one story."
Then there was the retreat in Chapel Hill. The commissioners will meet at the School of Government, which was decided by a 6-5 vote.
The legal issue was commissioners are not allowed to vote outside the county. So then the commissioners had to figure out if they could get anything done without voting.
"I've never been to a retreat with a board where we didn't take a vote," said commissioner Trudy Wade.
"I think we can accomplish some serious business without taking a vote," replied fellow commissioner Paul Gibson.
It got funny when commissioner Billy Yow, after announcing he would not be attending the retreat, brought up the touchy-feely theme introduced earlier by Arnold.
Davis came right back.
"As far as touchy feely goes, at least you won't be there to get touch and feel," he said.
The architects' contract for Northeast Park was a fiasco. The $387,000 contract with TFF of Greensboro included design for a community building, park gatehouse and future pool/bathhouse concession building complex.
Yow raised the issue of the bidding process, saying the job could probably be done with less expense to the taxpayer. County attorney Jonathan Maxwell explained the bidding process with bond money was based on RFQs,(requests for qualifications) instead of RFPs. In other words, the county gets the best qualified company, then talks price.
While he didn't totally diss the RFQ process, Arnold pointed out "We're not trying to duplicate St. Paul's Cathedral."
There seemed to be a simple solution: Maxwell pointed out that although RFQs were a state statute, the board had the power to change it to a regular bidding process. It wasn't clear if this meant for just this project or all future projects, how many businesses should make the first cut and whether or not enough minority businesses were included. A confusing round of motions and substitute motions took place.
Finally, it was worked out where a regular bidding process would begin on this particular project with the goal of including between 10 and 20 percent minority businesses.
Thursday, January 20, 2005
Don't tell me they've already run out of pretty women in a city like Greensboro.
Here's an example of what I was talking about in this post
on urban sprawl and school transportation:
N&O columnist Ruth Sheehan writes
about her husband's efforts to pick their kid up after the Wake County school system cancelled classes during yesterday's brief snowstorm:
"Wednesday's my deadline day, so my husband was the one to pull the duty. He left our house in North Raleigh at 1:30 to make what is normally a 15-minute drive to Poe Elementary in Southeast Raleigh...."
? A montessori magnet school.
The point I'm making is Sheehan is coosing to send her child to a school outside her neighborhood in order to get what she thinks is a better education. That's fine. That's why I say that trying to make an association between urban sprawl, school transportation and fat kids is like putting a square peg in a round hole.
This should make a lot of people feel good:
I'm reviewing Michael Medved's Right Turns
for a print publication. I'll post about chapters I find interesting. Needless to say, his chapter on Yale classmate John Kerry was very interesting, but I'll show some respect on this day of all days.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
I feel compelled to respond to the N.Y. Times article
on Iraq The Model
since I made reference to the Baghdad brothers' blog in this post
, which drew double-digit comments.
After reading the Times article twice, here's my theory. The reporter clearly undertook the assignment with the prejudice that Iraq The Model was an American front. She also betrayed her bias against the Bush administration at the end of the article, when she suggests that Ali is being genuine only when he expresses doubt about the American adminsitration, unlike his brothers Mohammed and Omar.
But unfortunately for Ms. Boxer, everything about Iraq the Model checked out. Her editors had high expectations for this story, so she's expected to produce something. The best she can do is this puff piece, and it's relegated to the Arts & Leisure section. Trust me, this happens in journalism.
But here's the question: Is it so insane to believe that, in spite of the death and destruction, many Iraqis, if not the majority, actually hold hope for the future now that they are free of Saddam Hussein? That they actually embrace freedom? That they relish their opportunity to vote? That terrorists (insurgents) are the ones standing the way of freedom?
I'd say the Times thinks so.
Now I'm going to shut up about the war for a while.
hits the nail on the head regarding yesterday's visit from Bush EPA official Geoffrey Anderson:
"What struck me about Anderson's talk was how un-regulatory it was. He started by noting how much smart growth in the US has been locally driven, and is not the result of state or federal mandates."
One other quote from Anderson, that struck a nerve with me:
"It's popular to say evil developers are doing it (contributing to urban sprawl). That's so oversimplified."
Wharton obviously took pretty good notes. I arrived late, walking into the slideshow presentation from the afternoon sunshine. It was dark in there; I couldn't see what the hell I was writing.
The one place where I thought Anderson was sticking a square peg into a round hole was the relationship between childhood obesity and walking to school. He made his point effectively; he asked everyone who walked to school as a kid to raise their hands, and nearly everyone in the audience responded. Then he asked everyone whose kids walked to school to raise their hands, and one hand went up.
So the solution would be to build new schools closer to neighborhoods on tracts of land smaller than the average 20 acres. With more kids walking to school, they won't get as fat, and school transportation costs will go down.
But here's the problem we have in Guilford County: With the move toward school choice, including an emphasis on on magnet programs, parents are willingly sending their kids to schools outside their neighborhood, necessitating a bus ride or automobile transportation. That was a major cause of the school bus fiasco at the start of the year. So many kids are going to magnet schools several miles from their neighborhood. As we speak, the school system is busily refining its bus hub system to prevent those problems from happening again.
This, in my mind, is an example of how the concept of smart growth conflicts with the realities of many areas. But that said, the presentation on the whole showed that federal regulators have an open mind regarding the realities of this vast country.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Chilly paper route day.
Interesting article on nannies in today's N&R. As it happens, I've gotten hooked on Nanny 911 and, last night, Super Nanny. Psycho kids vs. worn-out parents, and the nanny comes in and whips everybody into shape in one week.
The lesson I always get: Kids are more adaptable than we give them credit for.
Monday, January 17, 2005
The debate over smart growth and urban sprawl continues.
Wharton puts out the word
(I actually heard about it through Cone
) about a Bush EPA official coming to town to present Greensboro with a Smart Growth Award
. He'll also give a presentation, "Myths and Facts About Smart Growth Approaches to Development." Anyone care to speculate on what a Bush official has to say about smart growth?
Then there's this letter to the editor
(keep scrolling) from Robin Parker, who weighs in on the article "Planners preach value of density."
Ms. Parker refers to Mayor Holliday's statement that "It scares people to death" when talk arises of condos being built nearby.
"There are valid reasons people should be scared," Ms. Parker writes. "Is there anyone in Greensboro who can't wait to have condos or townhomes in their back yard?"
But she doesn't let the other shoe drop. Is she against development altogether, or does she not care as long it's not in her back yard? I was interested to know. The problem is, if you're going to have infill development, then you're going to have to build in someone's back yard.
Which brings me to the planning and zoning commission meeting, which I watched on TV the other night. I saw the case where Betty "Lake Jeanette" Smith wants to put some attached single-family homes off New Garden Road and was requesting a zoning change.
One lady spoke out against the project, saying too many trees would be cut down. But zoning commissioner Gary Wolff reminded her that, had someone wanted to put up single-family homes, which are permitted under the current zoning, then more trees would be cut down because that type of development is not subject to the tree ordinance, as are developments with higher densities.
I'm not making light of the lady's concern for trees. I'm just highlighting the many complexities surrounding planning and zoning commissions already deal with on a regular basis. They do a good job, in my opinion.
With the help of a snowstorm, the Patriots shut down
Peyton Manning and the Colts. Is there any doubt they will do the same to Roethlisberger, after his performance against the Jets? I'll go ahead and call it now- hearts will be broken in Pittsburgh.
I would say the Philadelphia-Atlanta would be easy to call as well, because you have the same situation- a dome guy playing in cold weather. But Michael Vick handed the Packers their first home playoff game two years ago. So the NFC matchup is a little tougher to call.
Sunday, January 16, 2005
I'm mentioned in N&R editor John Robinson's column
Have I said recently what a fine newspaper they put out over there on E. Market Street?
Saturday, January 15, 2005
Thank you, JW
, for helping install Halaoscan at ACC Hoops
, which no doubt will have coverage of the Carolina-Wake game.
Interesting comparison and contrast
between Rathergate and WMD. I got it from Patrick Eakes
, who says he got it from Lex Alexander.
The chart makes it point. Fair enough, I guess. But let's take an ends-justify-the-means approach to this situation. Let's say Rather's story temporarily sticks. It does what it was intended to do: affect the outcome of the election. Kerry wins. Then, in December, it's revealed that the story is bogus. So would we see millions of Kerry supporters writhing in guilt, demanding a recall? I doubt it. And we'd still have no exit strategy in Iraq, because if Kerry had one, I never heard it, at least not in plain English.
So the search for WMD was not successful. I regret the loss of life in the process. But in that process, American soldiers and fellow coalition members uncovered an international scandal that was, to say the least, negatively affecting the lives of the Iraqi people. Was that supposed to just keep going on? I hope nobody would think so. Otherwise, international law means nothing.
For those who think this whole effort has been a waste of time, I suggest you check out Iraq The Model
, where there are many interesting comments on the upcoming elections.
Friday, January 14, 2005
Bumper sticker on a jeep cruising down Elm Street:
"Sarcasm: Just another service I offer."
While we're on the subject, I'll be busy over the next couple of weeks with ACC Hoops
, as well as the old-fashioned print media. Future posts will be short and sweet, with plenty of biting sarcasm and quick changes of subject.
I went to the PRSA
meeting last night, where Dale Pollock
, dean of the filmmaking school at the N.C. School of the Arts, was the featured speaker.
I'd scanned newspaper profiles of Pollock, but I had no idea he was a journalist before becoming a producer. He started out at a small community newspaper in California before moving on to Daily Variety and the L.A. Times, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer for a story on the Teamsters working the film industry.
Two major points: The film industry, like every other industry, is going to keep moving east, with Eastern Europe being the hotspot and China the ultimate destination.
"China will be the new filmmaking hotspot," Pollock said.
But the Piedmont, with the right marketing, "is prime to be a great location for independent filmmakers who can't afford to fly to Eastern Europe."
points out that "the respected arbiters" of the CBS-National Guard matter — Republican former governor of Pennsylvania Dick Thornburgh and retired AP head Louis Boccardi — found "no political bias" in the reporting.
Fair enough. And it's certainly good enough for Teepen, who writes that CBS was "hustling to get a whiz-bang story out before competitors could beat them to it."
But Tom, why were CBS and its competitors hustling to get to this story? And are they still doing so on the eve of Bush's inauguration?
Thursday, January 13, 2005
A friend of mine shares her old People magazines with us, one of which had some pictures of Prince Harry. In light of the most recent photos,
, it was refreshing to know that he was once involved in more wholesome activities, such as making out with a bikini-clad blonde on the deck of a beach house.
Here's another reason our country sucks
, from Nicholas Kristoff of the N.Y. Times:
"Here's a wrenching fact: If the U.S. has an infant mortality rate as good as Cuba's, we would save an additional 2,212 American babies a year.
"Yes, Cuba's. Babies are less likely to survive in America, with a health care system that we think is the best in the world, than in impoverished and auotcratic Cuba."
How about this for a good deal: You survive childbirth in Cuba then escape to live in freedom and prosperity in America.
Stadium land battles
Owners of a waste transfer station file a lawsuit against D.C., saying the district blocked upgrade permits to hold down the value of the land where they're going to build the Nationals' stadium.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Portland's version of Hoggard
: The One True b!X
Not quite what they wanted.......
Parents ask for $20 million, get $500,000 from Home Depot when a steel and glass door falls on their 8-year-old son.
The N&O article doesn't elaborate on exactly what injuries little Will Baker suffered, but the Durham Herald-Sun account
says that little Will "allegedly suffered permanent and severe brain damage."
Lawyers for Will's parents wanted the $20 million "to compensate for what they said was a limited future for Will."
But Home Depot lawyers evidently made the case that Will suffered from learning disabilities before the accident.
Being on a jury is a difficult job. I was on a jury once, and to this day I'm not sure I made the right decision. It was very difficult to process a lot of technical information with 11 people I'd never met and wouldn't really want to.
Just playing around......
What is it with kickers running their mouths? First Todd Sauerbrun, now Mike Vanderjagt
Believe it or not, Vanderjagt, at 6-5 and 211 lbs, is taller than than Sauerbrun (5-11) and gives up only three pounds. But Sauerbrun's been known to dish out some punishment. Perhaps Vanderjagt's ready to put some hits on the Patriots. Otherwise, he might want to make sure he kicks the ball out of the end zone on sunday.
Everybody chill out: I just saw Armstrong Williams on TV and he thinks this
is a bad idea.
Busy working on ACC Hoops Blog
. Cone and I pumped ourselves up last week, and we want to deliver a quality blog.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Paper route day.
Monday, January 10, 2005
Comment from "Dylan Thomas" regarding Binker's
post on Armstrong Williams:
"My question as a teacher is why doesn't everybody in the United States know about this man who should, as you so aptly point out, have a new level of hell reserved just for him and others of his ilk."
Gate City has some interesting thoughts
not only on the N&R, but Go Triad:
"It is so frou-frou, and Jerri (sic) Rowe came out and announced it as an agent of change. People don't want an entertainment weekly to be an agent of change, they want to be entertained."
There were some difficult decisions to be made this weekend- whether or not to watch ACC hoops or the playoffs. Complicating matters was the fact that I was visiting my mother, who doesn't go for sitting around and watching sports all day. So I watched and listened (while doing yard work) when I could.
I was able to catch the entire Jets-Chargers game
The buzz going into the playoffs was the NFC's mediocrity. But thank goodness this game wasn't the best the AFC had to offer. It was the most undisciplined, poorly-coached game I think I've ever seen. Madden commented repeatedly on the game's overall sloppiness.
Where to start? The Jets were pulled offsides by a hard count on fourth-and one. The Chargers had too many men on the field for a Jets punt after a key defensive stop. Schottenheimer's unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The Jets twice had too few men on the field, and the Chargers twice didn't pick it up.
Herman Edwards having to be pulled away from his assistant coach.
Then there was Eric Barton's personal foul at the end of regulation. I know this sounds sinister, but I was pulling for the Chargers to win just so Barton would have to live with that during the offseason.
Then there was San Diego's field-goal attempt in overtime. Was anyone besides me thinking to themselves that, after three conservative running plays, the Chargers still didn't line the spot up in the center of the field?
That said, there are indeed better teams in the AFC. The Colts have a great offense, but I'm looking forward to New England going into Pittsburgh for the title game.
four executives over the Bush-National Guard story:
Mary Mapes, producer of the report; Josh Howard, executive producer of "60 Minutes Wednesday and his top deputy Mary Murphy; and senior vp Betsy West.
Anybody's name missing from that list?
Sunday, January 09, 2005
has some interesting stuff regarding Christmas cards sent to school board members Kris Cooke and Dot Kearns.
Jinni looks fantastic.
I'd like to extend a Happy Birthday wish to one of one of our country's greatest presidents: Richard Nixon
Saturday, January 08, 2005
So I wake up on a Saturday, pour a cup of coffee, turn to the editorial page, and see our county described as a sprawling mess
by our local daily. Makes me feel real good. I could waste valuable minutes of my weekend reacting and responding. But you know what? Screw it.
I'm eager to see TREBIC's view of the situation.
, via our newest blogging politico, city council member Tom Phillips
Friday, January 07, 2005
A little name-dropping.....
The Wizards beat
the Sonics last night. Sonics coach Nate McMillan was my eighth-grade classmate at Ligon Junior High.
A friend gave me Steve Martin's The Pleasure of My Company
. It's a very blog-like book, consisting of many short passages from the mind of the main character, Daniel Pecan Cambridge.
Daniel "observes the world from his apartment window and creates elaborate fantasies about the people he sees and about himself."
Question: What made my friend choose this book while thinking of me?
The Guilford County Board of Education
is still trying to figure out what to do about discipline problems in the schools.
So the board brings in experts who tell them
Schools need to teach values and ethics instead of just enforcing rules;
Teachers who show affection and appreciation have fewer discipline problems;
A social contract exists between students and schools: The schools will provide an education if the students agree to behave;
Suspending students does no good, because trouble students already don't want to be in school.
OK. If you want my opinion, this was a total waste of time. Every thing the experts said are beliefs that the board already holds. The experts were preaching to the choir, to use the old expression. Time and again I've sat through school board meetings where the board had the very same discussions regarding discipline. Did they bring in people to tell them what they want to hear, or is this just the dominant mentality of educators today?
Thursday, January 06, 2005
.....But here's the best idea
for a blog: School superintendent Terry Grier.
Ed Hardin's (unposted) column reminds me of the TV commercial where the guy eats a Snickers bar and becomes president.
But if cut you through Hardin's sense of humor, he's got it right: The logistics of an NCAA football playoff don't work. It's hard to sell upwards of 80,000 tickets to a football game when you don't know who the opponents will be from week to week.
Still, something's gotta give: Tuesday's Orange Bowl drew the second-worst TV rating for a BCS championship game. Playing the championship game a full three days (in this case) after New Year's Day is asking a bit much of the average college football fan's attention span. Playing the championship game the day after New Year's seemed to work pretty well. But if it were up to me (and it's not), I'd pack it in with the rest of the Jan. 1 games.
But if it were really, truly up to me, I'd just reverse course and go back to the traditional bowl alliances.
I loved the quotes from the Sierra Club's David Sullivan in this morning's N&R article on (gasp) urban sprawl
Sullivan says at first that the Sierra Club's report on the "effects" of sprawl in Guilford County is "not adversarial; it's not pointing fingers."
Then, at the end of the article, Sullivan says:
"It took 40 to 50 years to get into this mess. It's going to take us 30 to 40 years to get out of this." Sounds pretty adversarial to me.
The chart that caught my eye was the average number of minutes to work. According to the chart, it took 16.5 minutes to get to work in Greensboro in 1980; in 2000, it took 20.4 minutes, a difference of 3.9 minutes.
Maybe it's just me, but a four-minute increase over 20 years doesn't sound that bad. Then there's the asterisk*: Those numbers include "traveling by means of private vehicles, public transportation, walking and all other forms of transportation."
Aren't those other forms of transportation going to put a time-drag on automobile travel, since it obviously takes longer to walk, ride a bike or catch the bus than it does to drive?
So with that in mind, the increase in travel time to work appears even less alarming. You guys know my mind works in mysterious ways; help me out if I'm missing the point.
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
I was just thinking: Now that all the politicos are starting blogs, is it only a matter of time before county commissioners Billy Yow and Steve Arnold get in on the action?
A constructive suggestion for the N&R:
Set up its online version of letters to the editor like the Raleigh N&O
, with a link to each letter
. It would make it easier for readers who live for my commentary on and reaction to the letters that appear in their paper.
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
ESPN's Bill Simmons is not too sure
about Wade Boggs' election to the Hall of Fame:
"Trust me. I followed him in Boston for 11 years. We never thought of him the way we did George Brett or Mike Schmidt- those were franchise players. Boggs was....well, what was he?"
I know you can't keep a guy with five batting titles out of the Hall of Fame. But think about most Hall of Famers, and you can usually come with one major moment in their careers. A key hit. A clutch play. An incredible pitching performance. Brett hitting the home run off Goose Gossage in the ninth inning of the 1976 ALCS. Johnny Bench- they're so many- completing the sweep of the Yankees with two homers in the final game of the 1976 Series. Reggie Jackson hitting three homers in the 1977 World Series. Even Tony Perez, who admittedly is among the more statistically-challenged Hall of Famers, hit the big home run to put the Reds within striking distance in Game 7 of the 1975 Series
But I can't really think of a big moment for Boggs. The only memories that come to mind are him sitting in the dugout with tears in his eyes after the Red Sox lost to Mets in the '86 Series and riding the horse around Yankee Stadium when the Yanks beat the Braves in '96.
That's a good exercise for baseball fans: Pick a Hall of Famer and try to remember a major moment.
for some touchy-feely group therapy for 11 individuals who sometimes have trouble getting along? Sounds like a deal to me.
I finally got around to reading the N.Y. Times Sunday sports section last night, and there there was an interesting article on college football coaches' salaries. Right now, eight Division 1-A football coaches make more than $2 million per year, and that number is expected to increase to between 12 and 15 by next year.
Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione believes that the $2.5 million salary for coach Bob Stoops is a bargain, considering the football program brings in $42 million, which is 70 percent of the school's entire athletic budget:
"The value is obvious. So why not apply a good business strategy? From a business standpoint, we can justify every pennt we pay Bob."
Here's the most recent list
I could find of college football coaching contracts, compiled by Sports Illustrated's Mike Fish. I realize there's been some movement on the list recently, with Urban Meyer going to Florida and with Les Miles taking Nick Saban's job
But the list gives a good overview of what college coaches are earning.
Monday, January 03, 2005
The Charlotte Observer
covers the Panthers' loss from every conceivable angle.
Did I see anything no one else saw? Not really. I'll say this much for Panthers fans in attendance: Everyone was on their feet for the last four minutes of the game.
The real bummer: When I got home and read Ed Hardin's account of the game, somehow I felt like all the excitement before and during the game, not to mention the disappointment afterward, was all a big waste of time.