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

Reed and Andy are back! Or are they?

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Carolina's season ended in the Sweet 16, and it's time to take stock. Was the season a disappointment? With summer approaching, we've got the top thing each player should work on over the off-season. In Dook Sucks, some Laettner fans have some choice tweets for Andy.

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This week, Reed and Andy give you a behind the scenes look at the exclusive premiere of the I Hate Christian Laettner 30 for 30. We recap the Heels’ weekend in Greensboro and share the latest in hate in This Week in Duke Sucks.

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Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead - Episode 114

It's the post-Dook episode. Buckle up. What a night -- most of it terrible. The Coach K trophy, the Justise Winslow flying kick, the Dook managers holding towels over Tyus Jones. It was a full night of Dookiness. 

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In this week’s episode, Reed and Andy wonder if teams are starting to figure out this year’s version of the Heels. Britt, Berry and Brice are discussed as well as a look at NCAA Tournament seeding projections. Don’t miss some interesting news in this week’s version of the Duke Sucks segment.

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In Episode 112, we put the Duke loss behind us and try to figure out what Roy needs from the home crowd. Reed has a tribute quiz for one the injured Heels and This Week in Duke Sucks is anchored by Jay Williams.

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Reed and Andy discuss their memories of Coach Smith in this week’s episode. We saw a new starting lineup against Boston College. Will we see more of it and does that mean an increased role for Hicks? The dookies are ruining things in the NBA and gave the boot to a malcontent.          

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It's a very special episode as we're joined by 2009 national champion Bobby Frasor. He helps us break down the important stories of the week, including big man rotation and, of course, Gerry the Bear. Then we play Carolina Mythbusters, as Frasor confirms or puts to rest some of the most enduring legends in recent UNC basketball history. Finally in Duke Sucks, Coach K won his 1,000th game in a typically humble and non self-congratualtory manner. Email us at thbthd.com

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This week, Reed and Andy break down the victories against NC State and Virginia Tech and try to figure out if we still need to worry about 3-point shooting. The much talked about “Best Player” debate is covered along with yet another two-fer of Duke Sucks.

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Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead - Episode 108

Great win against Louisville! So how did the Heels close this one out when they failed in a very similar situation against Notre Dame? We conclude our "Buy, Sell, Hold" exercise, evaluating the bench players. And it's a double dip in Dook Sucks: Andy has a brush with an actual Dookie, and the Devils get destroyed in Raleigh. 

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Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead - Episode 107

It's the new year, and we're back to discuss Marcus Paige, a surprising contribution from Joel James and the Heels' defense. We play "Buy, Sell, Hold" with the starting five, and in Dook Sucks, Jay Williams is up to no good. 

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In this week’s episode, Reed and Andy come to terms with the Kentucky loss, worry about whether it’s ok to worry about Marcus Paige and look ahead to the next few key games. Andy lays out a statistic-laden breakdown of recruiting during the Roy Era to try and figure out why our talent seems to be a bit down. Duke Sucks includes a Plumlee a transfer and a letter that no one will read.

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Reed and Andy discuss the Battle for Atlantis and what it will mean for UNC going forward. Who knew that rebounding would be such a problem for this year’s team? Will Nate Britt and Justin Jackson continue to hit the three consistently? Football rivals play for some sort of prize, why don’t we do the same in basketball? The Duke Sucks segment peeks at the pages of Dickie V’s new book.

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This week, Reed and Andy break down the Davidson game including the spirited play of Mr. Meeks. How much should we expect from Marcus Paige at this point in the season. There are lots of things to be thankful for at this time of year, we name a few. There’s big news in the Duke Sucks segment along with a broken chair. 

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We've got our predictions for who will be the scoring, rebounding and assist champs on this team. Also, look who showed up behind the Tar Heel bench the other day. Whuh? We revisit the scandal yet again -- mainly because the announcers keep revisting it. And in Dook sucks, it's a video edition. 

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With the regular season about to start, we look back at the preseason beatdown against...well, it was some opponent. It hardly mattered. We also assess the freshman, and try and figure out what the two keys to the season might be. And yes, we'll discuss the scandal. Tell my mom to stop emailing me. In Duke Sucks, we look at how Coach K is now an expert on US foreign policy and ISIS. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com

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After the summer break, we're back to run down the few Tar Heel tidbits that made news over the last couple months. We've also got a look at the just-released schedule. Kentucky? Duke? Louisville? How bad is it for Carolina? 

And in Dook Sucks, we shine the spotlight on the most unlikely member of Team USA - a guy who doesn't even start on his own team. Whuh? 

Don't be a lazy-ass. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com

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Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead - Episode 100

Yes, it's the 100th episode spectacular and it also happens to be the end of the year awards show. Who will win best dunk, best assist and of course, the coveted best hair? We also hand out grades to every member on the team. And in Duke sucks, Grant Hill says something weird about why people hate the Blue Devils. 

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It's the special post-tournament edition. That kind of stunk, eh? We've also got a Duke sucks this week that involves the Blue Devils and their habit of choking at historical proportions. 

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Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead - Episode 99

It would probably be best to never talk about that ACC tournament performance again, but we can't help ourselves. We also look ahead to the Big Dance. Can Carolina squeak past higher seeds and make it to the Sweet 16? Seeing as how we know nothing about first opponent Providence, we've got a quiz. Finally in the Duke Sucks segment, we return to something we overlooked last week that has helped Andy decide upon his least favorite Dookie. 

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Tar Heel Bred, Tar Heel Dead - Episode 98

This turned out to be the all-Duke episode, less by planning and more through necessity. We take a look back at the Duke loss and we also get a report from correspodent Ian Williams, who managed to see the game at the Cameron and somehow made it out without being attacked by Speedo Man. In the official Duke Sucks segment, we round up 5 things -- 5! -- that are annoying us about the Blue Devils this week. 

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Andy has a couple of confessions to make in this week’s episode as we discuss Marcus Paige, the winning streak (with McAdoo beard bonus talk!) and JP Tokoto’s dunking prowess. OK, fine. Some for Heels do embarrassing things. Which ones are the worst? The Duke Sucks segment gets a little dicey.

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Yep. This is the big Duke game episode. Andy was there, and he has some reportage from section 105, row F. (A-hole.) Also, we've got the results of our first-ever contest where listeners share their reasons why Duke sucks. 

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This week, Reed dials in from parts unknown (bear with us on the sound quality) to discuss all things Heels. We give you the latest on Tar Heels in the NBA while Andy completely flips out when discussing the snowed-out Duke game.

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In this week’s episode, Reed is on the road again, so Andy welcomes a very special guest host. We take a look at some of the factors propelling the Heels on the recent win streak. What is the first word that comes to your mind when we say “JJ Redick”? We play a little game of word association to find out. In the “Duke Week” edition of the Duke Sucks segment, we take a look at the aftermath of the loss to Syracuse.

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Big, BIG exhale. The streak survives! Carolina takes down Clemson. We give some much deserved love to Kennedy Meeks and James Michael McAdoo. Also, we've got some other streaks that Carolina basketball has going on that you might not know about. In Duke Sucks, we announce a contest where we're giving away copies of the book Duke Sucks to three listeners. Also, two Duke students apparently don't understand geography very well. To enter the contest, leave us your top reason why Duke Sucks at 641-715-3900, ext. 422465.

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This week, Andy welcomes a special guest host to take us through the Boston College victory. Did we really just see Jackson Simmons start a game? J.P. Tokoto missed two dunks but not much else – we discuss his impact on the team. In Duke Sucks, we learn that Christian Laettner is auctioning off some of his most prized possessions. 

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In this week’s episode, Reed and Andy try not to get too down on the team after the 0-3 conference start. Leslie McDonald is back on the team, but could he be doing more to help? A recurring topic from last year rears its ugly head and we discuss what some would consider an unthinkable topic. In this week’s “Duke Sucks” segment, the book may have truly made a difference in a game – a special guest explains. 

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It was another tough loss for the Heels with the game against Wake. So what exactly happened? Where will the Heels finish in the ACC? Also, we've got some New Year's resolutions for the team. In Duke Sucks this week, K shows his true colors in a loss to his "friend." 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Texas. Awful. So what's gone wrong? And who is Reggie Bullock calling out with his "trying to get his own stats" comments? We have some guesses. Also, Dook sucks this week because Miles Plumlee got recalled from the D League. But only for about 13 minutes. 

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This week, a furious debate breaks out, the likes of which the country hasn't seen since that whole Team Jacob/Team Edward junk. Which side are you on: Team Marcus or Team Strickland? Also, we play Buy/Sell/Hold with the bench players, and in Dook Sucks, Austin Rivers is on pace to be among the worst rookie guards of all time. Of. All. Time. 

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In this week’s episode, we take yet another look at the James/Johnson/Hubert situation and get pumped up about JP Tokoto’s athletic prowess. Reed reveals something about Reggie Bullock that catches Andy off-guard. If each of the starting five was a stock, would you be Buying, Selling or Holding? In Duke Sucks, Brian Zoubek takes his cream puffs on the road (neutral site, of course).

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In this week’s episode, the permatopic is back. Starting at center for UNC next week? Caller #5. Sure, the Indiana loss sucked, but what does it really mean for the rest of the season? Did the injury to Marcus Paige give the team a silver lining in terms of the starting lineup? Reed quizzes Andy on some of the team’s more obscure career high stats and we understand the dookies are trying to create a nickname again for one of their freshmen.

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In this week’s episode, Andy and Reed gladly bury the one-week permatopic about the Desmond Hubert Experiment. With all of the 3-pointers the Tar Heels are hoisting up, are we – gulp – turning into Duke? The phenomenon of the Small Ball lineup is covered and we share with you what we are thankful for this year. In Duke Sucks, we officially put a dookie pine rider on transfer alert.

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Author Ian Williams joins Andy and Reed again to discuss why in the name of Odin's beard Desmond Hubert is still starting and the rotation in general. Also, Ian has some on-the-ground observations after the game at Long Beach State where he met some so-called "Wal-Mart fans." Finally, Dook sucks this week because they evidently believe they're part of some kind of Al Jolson film. 

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Reed and Andy try to forget about some crazy predictions made last week by making more crazy predictions after two games versus less than stellar competition. James Michael McAdoo is making us believers while this Desmond Hubert starting thing just confuses us. FTs? WTF? What else would Bojangles do for discounted biscuits? (100 points ain’t happenin’, folks). In Duke Sucks this week, we check in on a dookie rookie in the NBA.

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It's the annual predictions episode, as Andy and Reed make completely unscientific predictions about the upcoming season based on nothing more than one exhibition game and a fortune-telling octopus. So who will be Carolina's leading scorer, top defender or assist leader? What will the team's record be and which player will become Mr. Biscuits? Also, we've got a prediction in this week's Dook Sucks segment. 

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In this week’s episode, Andy and Reed put waaaaaay too much stock in breaking down a glorified practice (aka – the exhibition game) against Shaw. We get a read on the “ACL Boys”, the incoming freshman class and HOLY CRAP DID DESMOND HUBERT SERIOUSLY START???!?!? In a special “Duke Sucks” moment, find out what Eric Montross thought about the book.

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It's the annual schedule episode where Reed and Andy go through the games for the upcoming season. Which game scares us? What is the toughest stretch? What poor team is facing an epic beatdown? For this week's reason why Duke Sucks, we talk about Jesus pendants, a dude who averaged like 6 points a game and the dream of an asterisk.

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It's the giant post-draft round-up with special guest and NBA expert David Kay. Did the Heels go where expected? Who will have the best NBA career? Who is likely to be selling paint in Carrboro in three years? Plus, a draft-themed edition of Dook sucks. 

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Andy and Reed continue to break down (and get over) the 2011-2012 season with the ever-popular “Post Season Awards Episode”. Reed is left dumbfounded when Andy reveals his special tribute to Kendall Marshall. This week’s reason that Duke Sucks is like the Plumlee brothers – there are three of them.

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The End of the Season Awards Spectacular episode gets put on hold to deal with the news that most of Carolina's starting line-up is about to become really rich. How will Henson, Barnes and Marshall do in the NBA, and what will become of the Heels next season? Finally, Dook sucks this week because their players have more stray elbows than bricks in the crappy faux-Gothic campus. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

It's a special episode with only sad interstitial as the Heels' season comes to an end. How did Stilman White acquit hiimself in the last two games, and can anyone explain what's going on with Harrison Barnes? Also, we look at some of the many celebrities who filled out tourney brackets and see how they're doing. Finally, Dook sucks this week because one politician prefers them to crazed, radical murderers. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:18am EDT

We still can’t freaking believe that this is happening. Nonetheless, we forge ahead. Is there any hope to make it to the Final Four now? Just how dirty is this Creighton team? Maybe we will feel better if we make fun of that old dude on their team. Or maybe not. Oh, and Duke Sucks. Big time. Like 15 > 2 big time. We are all Mountain Hawks.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

Does anyone feel anything but abject ennui for the ACC Tourney? We discuss. Plus a John Henson update from an inside source, and we look at Carolina's NCAA bracket and feel scarily good about the team's chances. Reed tests Andy's knowledge of our obscure first-round opponents Lamar and Vermont and finally, Dook sucks this week because Christian Laettner is about to pay the judicial piper 20 years after he stepped on that Kentucky player. Karma is a beast. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com or visit our site thbthd.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

This week, Reed and Andy are still flying high after the 18-point demolition of Duke in Cameron. With such a balanced performance, the debate is on for who was the player of the game. That Austin Rivers shot stings a little less now but was the win enough to put the Heels in line for a #1 seed? All of that and an extended dance remix of Duke Sucks.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

We wade into the Tyler Zeller for ACC Player of the Year debate and discuss Butter's crazy performance at State...then his letdown at UVA. Also, are the announcers who call our games really as biased as those griping on message boards say they are? We chart the positive and negative comments of Len Elmore and Mike Patrick during the Virginia game. The results will surprise you. Finally, Dook sucks because we're tired of looking at their parents. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT

This week Reed and Andy ask you - is there anything more certain than Clemson laying an egg in Chapel Hill? We take a closer look at some scores over the years. Harrison Barnes is coming on as late but has PJ lost his coveted status as Reed’s “boy”? And could Duke really suck so bad that a man still can’t wear Blue Devil gear, even though his own daughter goes to school there?

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

We know the pain is still fresh, but we have to do it. We have to address the Dook game. Is it ever fair to blame the refs for a loss? Also, what's up with the anemic three-point shooting? Also, Reed calls some voodoo stores to see about lifting the curse on PJ Hairston. Finally, Dook sucks this week because no matter what Blue Devils fans say, there will never be a book called Carolina Sucks. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

We take a look back at a strange week in Carolina basketball and ponder whether this team finally acquired the toughness gene. Also, we've got part two of our two-part series on former Carolina players' rap songs. Up this time: Terrence Petree, Larry Drew and Quentin Thomas. Finally, Duke sucks this week because something everyone claimed was an accident was no accident. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

In honor of our book "Duke Sucks" release, we're joined by Ian Williams, the man behind the famous Daily Tar Heel anti-Duke column. We ponder the back-up point guard situation and question whether a team as hapless as NC State can even be considered a rival. Plus, it's Part 1 of our two-part look at former Carolina players' rap songs, and Dook sucks this week because no one likes them or wants to spend money on them. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

The emotional pendulum swings in the other direction for Reed and Andy this week after the victory over the Hokies. Who is stepping up on the team as the designated leader? With Strickland out, Reed scares Andy with the thought of Stilman White playing 20 minutes at Cameron. Nerd Alert: this podcast includes a crazy stats quiz. Tidbit #3 from our Duke Sucks book covers an incident that happened nearly 80 years ago.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT

Reed and Andy try to make sense of the biggest WTF game from the Heels in awhile and propose that James Michael McAdoo and P.J. Hairston could have handled themselves just fine against some swarming Seminole fans, thank you very much. We talk about Roy’s book before we once again shamelessly shill our own. Because, hey, even Oprah likes it. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

Andy is away on vacation this week at Dollywood or wherever he goes, so stepping in is special guest Jonathan Jones, former sports editor at the Daily Tar Heel, not editor in chief at Carolina Blue magazine. We're halfway through the season, so it's time for the mid-season report card. Who gets an A+? And what aspect of Carolina basketball gets an F? (Sorry for the slightly wonky sound. Can't be helped this week.) Email us a thbthd@gmail.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:42pm EDT

Is it fair to be talking about the Heels being soft when Tyler Zeller just stomped all over Appalachian State like Godzilla on Tokyo? And, in the spirit of the holidays, we've got gifts for some of the UNC players. (Hint: it's not a Walmart gift card.) Finally, Duke sucks this week because ESPN has apparently lost some sort of bet that forces them to assign Duke alums, including the incredibly awful Jay Wiliams, to call all our games. Email us a thbthd@gmail.com or visit our site at thbthd.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

In this week's episode, we break down what happened at the end of the Kentucky game and try to do it without busting on Zeller. Reed is backing away from the ledge after a week against two top ten opponents. We talk about THE unibrow and Duke Sucks because of a newbie named Zero. Visit us at thbthd.com or email us at thbthd@gmail.com.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

On this episode, we state the obvious: that UNLV loss kind of sucked. But what does it mean going forward? And we've got a special report from West Coast correspondent Brock Towler who took the pulse of the Tar Heel fans in Sin City. Finally, Duke sucks this week because, as our math will prove, Coach K hasn't even passed Dean Smith on the wins list. Visit us at thbthd.com or email us at thbthd@gmail.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:21am EDT

Two road games, two wins.  But two very odd locations. Reed and Andy break down the Carrier Classic and the UNC-Asheville game and we find out what Andy might say if he met Obama. A listener calls Reed out in a voicemail and Duke Sucks this week because Coach K weighs in on child rape (aka - the Penn State situation).

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EDT

With the season less than a week away, Andy and Reed go out on a limb and make some predictions in various categories, both important and completely unimportant. Who will be Carolina's leading scorer? Leading rebounder? Who will have the best haircut? Also, Dook sucks because of their Nazi propaganda-ish offering "Worldwide." Terrible. Just terrible. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

It's a special extra-length preseason episode. The 2011-2012 basketball schedule is out, and Andy and Reed run it down game by game, from the gimmes (Nicholls?), to the maybes (Texas) to the oh, $&*!^*'s (Kentucky). 

Also, Dook sucks this time because they are so very, very rich. Filthy, stinking, horrible rich. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com or visit our web site at thbthd.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

This time out, Andy and Reed take a look at the incoming class of five, running them down from least hyped to most. Will they be more Antawn Jamisons or Justin Bohlanders? Also, Dook sucks this time because Coach K may have finally -- finally -- gotten busted doing something illegal. Bout time. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com or visit our web site thbthd.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT

Ever wonder who's Carolina's best defender or why Harrison Barnes got so much better in the second half of the season? Stats guru Adrian Atkinson drops by to dish on what the numbers say from last season. Plus, he's got a surprise in store for who was the team's plus/minus loser. And Dook sucks this week because its bench is getting mighty crowded with wash-outs. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com or visit our site at thbthd.com. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

Break out a celebratory Bojangles biscuit! Harrison Barnes is coming back! On this special breaking news episode, Andy and Reed salivate over the prospect of the 2012 team, and we play a bunch of voicemails from equally enthusiastic listeners. Also, Dook sucks this week because of some bull involving Kyrie Irving. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EDT

In this episode, Reed and Andy do their 2nd of who knows how many "post-season wrap-up" shows with special guest Jonathan Jones, Sports Editor for The Daily Tar Heel. Jonathan tells us where he thinks the season turned around, he shares the story of how a simple head nod from John Henson impressed his girlfriend and what he hears (but can't share on a family podcast) when sitting courtside. And in "Dook Sucks" this week, we take a peek at what the student newspaper 8 miles down the road is up to.

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

This is it, the end the season awards spectacular. We hand out all sorts of trophies -- coveted and otherwise -- including Best Tweet, Best Dunk and Andy rattles off his very strange Dude awards. 

We also explore the latest rumors about Tar Heels heading to the NBA, and Dook sucks this week because an old friend is going begging for work. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com, visit our web site at thbthd.com, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

You may be disappointed by the loss to Kentucky in the Elite 8, but if someone had told you after Carolina got wrecked by Vanderbilt back in Puerto Rico that the team would be one of the last eight standing in March, be honest, you never would have believed that. This episode, we try to make sense of the Marquette and Wildcat games. We also choose our top 3 moments of the season, and Dook sucks this week because, for them, making the Final Four -- or even the Elite 8 -- is a complete anomaly. Email us thbthd@gmail.com, follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our site at thbthd.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

Reed and Andy break down the first 2 rounds of the NCAA Tournament.  The identity of Reed's new "boy" is revealed and he tells a story about NOT buying crack in Newark, NJ (where the Heels will play this weekend).  Andy has a serious problem with a dude named Perky.  No lie.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

Ian Williams, author of the Daily Tar Heel's most famous anti-Dook column of all time, joins us to discuss the ACC tournament and the March Madness going forward. Also, we've got a multiple choice quiz on UNC's first-round opponent, the obscure Long Island University, and Ian pinch hits with a special Dook sucks installment that proves everyone hates the Blue Devils -- even one-year-olds. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am EDT

And Dook goes down. Hard. We've got all the reasons why this win was more fun than anything Charlie Sheen did on Saturday night. Also, on this all-Dook spectacular episode, Andy and Reed debunk the top 5 myths that this game laid bare about the Blue Devils. Visit our web site at thbthd.com, follow us on Twitter, or send us an email at thbthd@gmail.com

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

So just why does the team hate NC State so much? The Wolfpack hasn't been a threat since the game was played with a peach basket. Also, we run down the Top 5 Harshest Roy Williams Quotes, and Dook sucks this week because they're about to pull a lame Willis Reed tribute. Count on it. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

Did you know that when the groundhog saw his shadow on February 2nd, that he was actually telling everyone that there would be 6 more weeks of Reed and Andy talking about Tar Heel shooting woes?  It's a fact.  This week, we try to figure out if the team is trending up, down or sideways and ask if it is time for a change at the starting "shooting" guard spot.  Tourney Watch zeroes in on how far we might go and we reveal some stats that we have been tracking over the last several games.  Oh, and Reed reads some poetry to Andy during the dook sucks segment.  Seriously.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

In this week's episode, we long for more biscuits, try to put our finger on what the crap is going on with our outside shooting and bring you updates on Sean May and Will Graves.  And how does one get over a loss to dook?  By explaining why they still suck, of course.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

Only 25 episodes in, and already we've done two special shows devoted to surprise transfers. This time, Larry Drew bolts Chapel Hill hidden in the back of a potato truck. Visit us at thbthd.com, email us thbthd@gmail.com or follow us on twitter. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:19am EDT

What a good week it was. Harrison Barnes hits a clutch shot vs. Miami, NC State gets beat so bad that Sidney Lowe will probably be fired at the end of the year (count on it). Good times.

Also, we ponder an interesting voicemail message and relish Dook's pounding at the hands of Big East also-ran St. Johns.

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Direct download: Tar_Heel_Bred_Tar_Heel_Dead_-_Episode_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

Will the real Tar Heels please stand up? Is the team as bad as the Georgia Tech game showed, or as tough as the one who beat Clemson? Also, we open the UNC A-Hole Hall of Fame and check on favorite Dook d-bag Christian Laettner. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EDT

It's a post Georgia Tech stinktacular, as Andy and Reed debate if the team is better or worse than we think. What are the five points that are worth worrying most about? Plus, we take stock of the team, figuring out whether each player is worth buying, holding or selling. And Dook still sucks. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

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On this episode, Andy and Reed wade into ACC play, take a quiz about the rampant pranking that's been going on with the team this year, and examine the suggestions sent in by listeners of exactly what should happen with the filthy Dook magazine Reed accidentally got in his stocking. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Two shellackings of opponents in one week? Could this finally be the Tar Heel team we've been waiting for? On this episode, Andy and Reed anoint one bench player their "boy," revisit the point guard debate and provide some predictions for 2011. Also, worst. Basketball-themed. Christmas. Gift. Ever. Email us at thbthd@gmail.com or follow us at twitter.com/thbthd.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:59am EDT