Apr 18 2006
Dear Mr. Blythe,
I loved your book. Just loved it. Well, maybe not quite all of it as sometimes you did tend to drift a bit and go on a bit about religion and other non-basketball issues but when you got back to enumerating just exactly why the rivalry is so fierce between these two legendary college sports basketball programs which are only 8 miles apart from each other in distance, your book is divine. And after all, you do cheer for the right team! Go Heels!
Yet I will admit to reading the interviews with the Dook players and Coach K (who really does look like a rat in a suit) with just as much interest as I paid to those from Carolina. And your play by plays of games watched at home with your mother and especially the one with your sister at Dook are priceless!
I know that to non-basketball fans, this review will be meaningless but then Jane and I never said we’d limit ourselves to just romance books. So here’s to the great season of 2005 you covered so well which ended with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions and let’s hope for better in 2007. After all, 2006 was just a rebuilding year, right?
If God is not a Tarheel, then why is the sky Carolina Blue
~Jayne, UNC Class of ’87