Posts Tagged ‘Dean Smith’

Thanksgiving notes

November 26, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
Nov. 26, 2015

I wanted to throw up a quick entry here mentioning some previous blog posts that are relevant to the season:

Three years ago, I wrote a post listing six things for which I was grateful. All still apply. What are you grateful for? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Six years ago, I began tweeting tributes to the seniors on the Stanford football team toward the end of the season. (The timing is loosely tied to the senior day tradition established by the late Dean Smith, a legendary men’s basketball coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.) My most recent tribute appeared on Twitter shortly before the kickoff to the 118th Big Game last Saturday; subsequently, I updated the page on this blog that contains all of the tributes. Be sure to visit if you have any interest in the Cardinal football team!

In 2013, I wrote about Christmas creep, which, I assure you, is alive and well. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed no decrease in the insistence by conservatives that Christianity is imperiled here in the United States. (See: Kim Davis.)

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Karma chamelion, college sports and cards: A short, trivial morality tale

June 5, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
June 5, 2015

Five years ago, mighty mighty Alabama came to Durham to play Duke’s not-all-that-impressive football team.

I had tickets to the game, and I wanted to make clear that I was not rooting for the overdog Crimson Tide. So I made my first and so far only purchase of Duke paraphernalia as an adult: A navy T-shirt with plain white letters spelling out DUKE arrayed on the front.

That sunny September 2010 afternoon may have been the only time I wore that T-shirt — until this week.

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