Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead
The UNC basketball podcast for people who'd rather have a beer with Roy Williams than just about anyone. Even Oprah.

As the non-conference season draws to a close, we talk about the PJ Hairston situation a little more, try and figure out what the team's real personality is, and give a little love to Isaiah Hicks. Also, we've got a weird stat we've created for Brice Johnson, and in the Duke Sucks segment, Kyle Singler has a new haircut and looks like he should be playing bass for New Order in 1983. Be afraid. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com

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It’s an abbreviated “Andy Is Flying Solo” episode this week as Reed is traveling for the holidays. He tells you what he knows about PJ, discusses Leslie’s return to the court and tries to make sense of the Texas loss and Davidson near-loss. Has Hyde returned or is the team just adjusting to a reworked lineup? Of course you can’t have a podcast without a Duke Sucks segment. This week – Andy warns you about something stinking up the satellite radio waves.

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This week, Reed and Andy still can’t believe that the Heels went 3-0 against the top 3 teams in the pre-season poll. James Michael McAdoo stepped up against the Wildcats – and so did the home crowd. More “Buy, Sell or Hold” this week as we take stock in the bench players. Duke has come up with the suckiest marketing campaign ever. 

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This week, Reed and Andy admit that they somehow didn’t see that stunning win at Michigan State coming. Which is the real team? The one that has two wins over the top three or the one that stunk up the joint at home and on the road against lesser teams? If each player in the starting lineup was a stock, would you buy, sell or hold? In the Duke Sucks segment, K has cleared some cap room and Andy makes a prediction on who is next.

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What in the name of James Naismith happened against UAB? That straight-up stunk. So what would you change to make the team better? What's up with McAdoo? And is coaching to blame? On a positive note, we've got things we are thankful for with Carolina basketball this holiday season. Finally, in Duke Sucks, we've got a twofer: The Devils lose to Arizona and Gerald Henderson damages someone's face not named Hansbrough. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT

Huuuuge win this week against Louisville. How in the crap did THAT happen? We offers some ideas. Plus, we've got some not-great rumors about Hairston's status. We also talk to some UNC fans at the Mohegan Sun to get their take on the season, and in the Duke Sucks segment, we've got a special audio shout out. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT

We're just days away from the start of the season, so on this episode, we break down the freshmen, debate the starting line-up and wonder what will happen to the team of PJ and Leslie get sent to SingSing. Also, we've got some young scouts who offer their thoughts on the exhibition game, and in Duke Sucks, someone hates a Dookie enough to try and hit him with his car. That's just hardcore. (We should mention that the Dookie in question was not seriously hurt.) Email us at thbthd@gmail.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT

In this week’s episode, Reed and Andy take a closer look at the 2013-2014 schedule. We break down the toughest games, predict how the Heels will finish and debate if a school known as “Northern Kentucky” actually exists. Once again, the Duke Sucks segment was gift-wrapped for us in the form of their out of conference schedule. Who in the world is putting together the matchups for the ACC-Big 10 Challenge anyways?

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It is the mid-summer off-season podcast with a special shout out to Danny Green and his NBA playoff run. Reggie Bullock is a Clipper and we check in on the annual summer pick-up games. We also ask the question: “PJ Hairston! Why hast thou forsaken us?” Also – Duke players suck in the NBA draft.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

In this week’s episode, it is the 2012-2013 Post-Season Awards Show. MVP. Best Stat. Best Dunk. And of course, Best Hair. In the Duke Sucks segment, we ponder “Where hast thou gone, O Dookie Floor Slap?

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm EDT

That's a wrap on the season. What happened against Kansas, and did the Heels over or underachieve for the season? We also revisit our season predictions done way back in October to see how correct we were (not very), and in Dook sucks this week, Andy encounters a clueless Dookie at the Huffington Post. 

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The Heels couldn't get it done in the ACC Tournament final, but it was a nice effort, and we're looking forward to the damage Carolina might do in the NCAAs. That said, c'mon. A #8 seed? We're calling BS? Also, what's with the selection committee's obsession with pairing up Roy Williams and Kansas. It's getting creepy. In this week's Dook Sucks, we've got an anecdote from a New York Times #1 bestselling author. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

In this week’s episode, Reed and Andy are still a little depressed over the Duke game. OK, a lot depressed. We try to figure out why the Heels couldn’t get it done and what this means going forward. While we aren’t worried about making the tournament anymore, we keep an eye on the seeding possibilities and tell you how the team is positioned for the upcoming ACC Tournament. We also ask WWWD? (What will Wiggins do?) In this week’s “Duke Sucks”, yet another letter to The Chronicle reveals a dookie to be, well, a dookie. But with a twist.

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Two huge wins this past week, but Andy and Reed wonder if all this stellar play is the true personality of the team...or is Carolina due for a crash. Also, we give some love to Reggie Bullock and check in with former UNC alum who are now coaches. In Dook Sucks, Coach K manages to hypnotize the media with a shiny swinging object into talking about the merits of rushing the court instead of the real story: the fact that the Blue Devils can't win on the road. 

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To them, it's their Super Bowl. To us, it's just another conference game. We discuss the very important win over wannabe rival NC State. Also, renovations might be planned for the Dean Dome. We throw out our suggestions of what should be done, including updating the awful bathrooms. In Dook Sucks, a big-dreaming entrepreneur with a wing and a pastry bag crashed to earth this week. If you listen to this podcast, you probably already know who it is. 

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A Led Zeppelin reunion tour. A decent NBC show. A unicorn. Carolina making a change in the starting line-up. These are all things we never thought we'd see in our lifetime. But that last one happened, and suddenly, UNC is playing much better. We discuss. Also, we've got part 2 of our NBA All-Star awards for Heels in the pros. In Dook Sucks, the Blue Devils always have some lame excuse when they lose. 

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In this week’s episode, we really, really didn’t want to talk about the starting lineup but it just can’t be avoided. Apparently there is a line painted on the court and if you stand behind that line and make a shot, it counts for three points! Who knew? The goal for Wednesday’s game in Durham? Don’t get humiliated. Yay! Since it is NBA All-Star week, we hand out awards for the Heels in The League and the dookies have given us a bounty of things to pick from for this week’s reason why “Duke Sucks”.

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This week, despite getting two wins closer to the tournament, Reed and Andy are stumped trying to figure out a way to avoid the slow starts. Will the Virginia Tech overtime win be the defining moment for Marcus Paige this season? At this point, we are pretty sure Roy is just messing with us on this starting center thing. We take a look at where the Heels rank in some national statistics – and the picture it paints is surprising. In “Duke Sucks”, a Duke grad embarrasses herself in written form and, don’t look now, but we have some hate mail.

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Reed and Andy are back with reactions to the NC State loss. Will Coach Williams listen to the cries for more PJ Hairston? Does the current starting lineup force the Heels to have to climb uphill for the rest of the game? We take a peak at how we are doing against Andy’s psychotic “Will We Make The Tournament” spreadsheet and try to lay down some simple “Jackie Manuel” type rules for the team. In “Duke Sucks”, we marvel at Warren Sapp’s suggestions.

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How did the team go from losing at home to Miami to pulling out a tough win at Florida State? We try our best to figure it out. Reed and Andy break down PJ Hairston’s contributions and wonder whether Jackson Simmons should now be the starting 5. Jackson was huge against the Seminoles but Reed lets us know how his life has changed since the big game. This week’s Duke Sucks plucks a stat from the book to show how true road games continue to be a problem for the dookies.

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Pretty awful game against UVA. Pretty awful. What went wrong? Plus, is it too early to start worrying about the chances of making the tourney? (Andy says hellz no and has a spreadsheet to prove it.) Plus, Dook sucks this week because of how they massively blew it in their rare bowl game. 

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