As a commenter pointed out to us last offseason, Tom O’Brien’s first rivalry game with UNC just happens to fall on the Marine Corps’ “birthday.” You will also remember that at the most recent athletics’ banquet, Coach O’Brien pledged that the football team would stand next year as a unit that beat Carolina. Given the scars of history that all Wolfpack fans bear, I wouldn’t recommend even a bit of cockiness. But if you want some intangibles to point to for good mojo, there you go.
I know that we have several commenters who have served in the Corps. We invite them to share their thoughts on the birthday (which I know almost nothing about), and help us understand if TOB will have a little extra piss and vinegar in him on Saturday. Like he said in his introductory press conference, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.”
Oh, and thanks to all Wolfpackers out there who have served or are serving our country in the armed forces. What the hell, thanks to any Hole fans who fit the bill, too.
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