Of course, then I realized that I wasn't in Chapel Hill anymore.
Last time we won the title was my sophomore year at UNC back in 2005. I did some digging this morning and although my then laptop is dead and gone, I found some pics from that memorable night.
For your viewing pleasure, I bring to you Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill, NC - Tarheel Country - after UNC won the national championship in 2005. The faces were different, but the story is always the same. My heart was there last night!
"Hey Dukies - UNC #1" (If you can't read that)
Showing off for the local news
The crowd and makeshift trophies (check out the photo gallery below from this year to #16, , I found the SAME trophy!!)
The headline says it all!
My poor white pants after a night out in all that! They never recovered.
And here is a scene from Chapel Hill last night, where no doubt, some of my best friends took part in the mayhem without me.
Photo credited to Shawn Rocco of the News and Observer
From the News and Observer: Ten people were taken to UNC Hospital and 16 others were injured during the street celebration of North Carolina's victory, Chapel Hill authorities said today.
About 30,000 joined in the party jamming Franklin and other downtown streets, authorities said.
Altogether, Orange County Emergency Medical Services treated 26 people for minor lacerations, alcohol emergencies, burns and respiratory difficulties. The conditions of those taken to the hospital were not provided.Sounds like my kind of Tarheel celebration.
“That was sensational, a good start and a good ending,’’ said an excited Dean Smith, who watched the national championship game on television from his home in Chapel Hill.
Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices
Ringing clear and True
Singing Carolina's praises
Hail to the brightest Star of all
Clear its radiance shine
Carolina priceless gem,
Receive all praises thine.
I'm a Tar Heel born I'm a Tar Heel bred
And when I die I'm a Tar Heel dead.
So it's RAH, RAH, Car'lina 'lina
RAH, RAH, Car'lina 'lina
RAH, RAH, Car'lina
GO TO HELL DUKE!
(or in this case, Michigan State :)