With regard to college football, I’m a horrendous fair weather fan, without the “fan” part. It’s a weird season in football, but I think UNC’s cracking the top 25 is one of the weirdest events. You might think that UNC would have a good football team, being a large state school, but you’d be wrong. In the six completed seasons since I matriculated at UNC, they had a 23-48 run. They didn’t manage to win even a third of their games. Their 4-1 start gives them more wins than they got in four of those seasons.
In other weird news, Duke got a vote in the USA Today poll. Duke is perhaps the only team that has been consistently worse than UNC in the ACC.