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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Baltimore, MD

    I work with a Tar Heel

    It's true. My coworker and officemate went to South Carolina for undergrad (made fun of me for the Clemson loss even though he hates them) and then went to UNC for his PhD. As has been my tradition for game days over the last year, I am wearing a Duke Basketball shirt, I have my Duke Jersey hanging on my chair and have printed out several pictures to illuminate the superiority of Duke to Carolina. (What has UNC done for the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA lately?!?) Last year, I dressed up in full Cameron Crazie costume.

    I'm lucky in that we get along quite well and he respects Duke and Coach K, but as I sit here waiting to taunt him the second he gets to work, it made me think... who else out there works with UNC fans (I know there have to be a bunch) and what kind of traditions do you have? Good ole fashioned trash talking? Bets? (Gotta love Dahntay Jones!) Just make sure you're reppin' the team today!

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Emerald Isle, NC
    I work with a few Tar Heels and . . . I live with one. Sigh. I keep it classy. I never taunt, gloat or rub it in when we win. Fortunately, they don't either when the unthinkable occurs.

    I hate the hell out of carolina and just don't understand how my guy and my coworkers worship the slime blue mutton butts : )

    GTHC, GTH!!!!

  3. #3
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    Feb 2008
    Location
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    I work with several of 'em. My clinic nurse is a huge Tar Heel fan. Very nice lady, good at her job, but she's currently wearing Carolina blue scrubs and UNC earrings. She and her husband babysat for my wife and I one night - as we dropped our little future NCSU/Duke fan off with them, they happily received her...both of them wearing Carolina sweatshirts. An obvious attempt to draw my innocent baby to the dark side. Needless to say, aggressive reprogramming ensued once we got Chistina back to our house!

  4. #4
    I don't just work with UNC fans, I work for/at UNC. Fortunately, my office is off-campus and most of my co-workers are not rabid basketball fans.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Greenville, NC
    I work with a few, and I am so happy that I do!

    No, really. After spending 10 seasons out in California where hardly anyone cared about Duke Basketball, much less the ACC, it is fun to be back in a place where people live and breathe basketball, understand the rivalry, and understand the game of collegiate basketball.

    My coworkers are a bit misguided in their love for all things faded blue, but I like them in spite of that.

    Everyone is being very quiet about the game around here today. . .

  6. #6

    Undercover

    Quote Originally Posted by allenmurray View Post
    I don't just work with UNC fans, I work for/at UNC. Fortunately, my office is off-campus and most of my co-workers are not rabid basketball fans.
    Hey, I work at UNC Hospital. I'm just keeping a low profile, waiting for the right moment,

  7. #7
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    Jun 2008
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by davekay1971 View Post
    I work with several of 'em. My clinic nurse is a huge Tar Heel fan. Very nice lady, good at her job, but she's currently wearing Carolina blue scrubs and UNC earrings. She and her husband babysat for my wife and I one night - as we dropped our little future NCSU/Duke fan off with them, they happily received her...both of them wearing Carolina sweatshirts. An obvious attempt to draw my innocent baby to the dark side. Needless to say, aggressive reprogramming ensued once we got Chistina back to our house!
    Dave, carolina sweatshirts..That's close to child abuse. All kidding aside most of my friends at church are unc fans. But to their displeasure my Preacher is a Duke fan. So Go Duke!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    I mean come on, are there any of us out there who aren't surrounded by these people? They're everywhere. There are more Heels fans and alumni in the state of NC than there are Duke fans in the world, by a very large margin. It's one of the bandwagons I wisely chose not to jump on as a child growing up in NC.

  9. #9
    Do all you people work at Wal-Mart? I can believe a lot of freaky things, but Tar Heels with good jobs just isn't one of them.

  10. #10

    Wink

    I was in Fredericksburg, VA a few weekends ago. My son, his wife and I went to Denny's for breakfast one morning. My son wore his Duke sweatshirt. A huge man with a bluetooth in his ear (who looked like he could be playing football in the NFL) approached our table. He paced back and forth next to our table and told us how much he HATED Duke and how he felt when he saw my son walk into the restaurant in his Duke sweatshirt. I mean ... he went on and on and I can't even remember how many times he said he HATED Duke. I assured him we felt the same way about Carolina. You know, what I can't get over is the fact that he never cracked a smile. He looked so odious.

  11. #11
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    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    I've got a couple of Tar Heel fans here with me at work, they are pretty good about not saying anything after the game, but boy oh boy do they want to put some bets down before. Needless to say I have Duke at +4 for a lunch on Friday. GO DEVILS!

  12. #12
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    Nov 2007
    Location
    Manhattan
    In my house: 3 Carolina fans, and one Duke fan. Guess who the youngest is as well?

    LGD LGD LGD

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    I say "let them eat cake!"

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Greenville, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by Onlyduke View Post
    I was in Fredericksburg, VA a few weekends ago. My son, his wife and I went to Denny's for breakfast one morning. My son wore his Duke sweatshirt. A huge man with a bluetooth in his ear (who looked like he could be playing football in the NFL) approached our table. He paced back and forth next to our table and told us how much he HATED Duke and how he felt when he saw my son walk into the restaurant in his Duke sweatshirt. I mean ... he went on and on and I can't even remember how many times he said he HATED Duke. I assured him we felt the same way about Carolina. You know, what I can't get over is the fact that he never cracked a smile. He looked so odious.

    When he took your order, did he get it right?

  15. #15
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    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by CathyCA View Post
    When he took your order, did he get it right?
    You think he was from Greenville?

  16. #16
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    Mar 2007
    Location
    Durham, NC
    I'm married to a Tar Heel (UNC Nursing alum/current Duke nurse/her father was tenured Duke faculty). She's been surprisingly gentle. (Though it could be that's she's just exhausted by our two-week-old.)

  17. #17
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Orange County, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by Huh? View Post
    You think he was from Greenville?
    Seriously. Greenville tarhell fans are the worst. You cant really blame em though - I don't think ECU has a team do they?

  18. #18
    alteran is offline All-American, Honorable Mention
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Durham-- 2 miles from Cameron, baby!
    Quote Originally Posted by allenmurray View Post
    I don't just work with UNC fans, I work for/at UNC. Fortunately, my office is off-campus and most of my co-workers are not rabid basketball fans.
    Still, the skin crawls. You have our sympathies. I say that as someone who has faced the Great Satan far closer than anyone should.

    Fortunately, in my current job I generally interact with engineers. UNC grads aren't much for the science thing-- I mostly face State grads.

  19. #19
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    Nov 2007
    Location
    Manhattan

    Get me out of here!

    Jeez, my second period teacher is now showing the highlights of the game vs. the Holes on ESPN 360 in the middle of class.

    Today sucks.

  20. #20
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    Dec 2007
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    Emerald Isle, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by Native View Post
    Jeez, my second period teacher is now showing the highlights of the game vs. the Holes on ESPN 360 in the middle of class.

    Today sucks.
    That's brutal. I am so sorry you have to put up with that crap. How inappropriate for a teacher to pull such a stunt. Don't give in to the taunting. Hold your head high and be proud to be a Blue Devil.

    GTHC!!

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