August 10, 2008
My name is Samuel Lee Smith. I am 17 and I love all sports that involve the University of North Carolina. My favorite sports to watch have to be football and basketball my favorite sports to play are baseball and Ultimate Frisbee. Like most ACC fans I don't think any conference can ever be better in any sport except football. My love for college sports is only outdone by my love for high school football. I like to run cross country, even though I am only a mediocre runner. My favorite sports moments were when UNC won the national title in 2005 and when the Carolina Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup in 2006. I love sports movies, my favorite being the movie Rudy because it is such a reminder of what hard work and determination can bring you. I tend to root for the underdogs in all sporting events if one of my favorite teams is not involved. I HATE THE YANKEES AND THE RED SOX! I long for the day when people stop watching Sportscenter on ESPN, because it is garbage. I'm mostly here to comment because I am a very busy student and athlete. Besides sports I love the beach and rock music and live my life to Psalm 121 and Romans 6:23.
I replied to your reply on this article.
Just wanted to keep the conversation going, I know that B/R will only inform the original commentator about my reply, so I'm informing you instead.
thought you might enjoy this.
Samuel, just wanted you to know that I officially resigned from the contest. Thanks for the Scripture verses on your profile. They are among my favorite.
Samuel, please read my response to yours and Chris' comment on Lisa's article. I truly don't think I am better than anyone else - no matter how many picks I get - or how many articles I receive. I had a knee-jerk reaction when I was tired and over-reacted. After reading my response, if you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Yea man, Pride of the ACC! Nothing better than marching in front of 60,000 screaming fans. Thanks for the support and we'll keep playing Bon Jovi.
Hey Sam. No way I can argue with those stats. Hopefully we will get a chance to see another Pac 10/ACC battle for the championship this year.
There's nothing wrong with having pride in the ACC, especially a fine institution such as UNC. Don't want to spoil your party, but when it comes to the scope of all college sports, the Pac 10 is the best. This is especially true for basketball. You can disagree, but remember that this is coming from someone who went to the greatest college basketball school of all time.
Other than that, I thought your piece on the CFB stadiums was quite interesting. Hope to read more of your work.
Stick shift anyone?
Totally understandable... I get that way about my teams sometimes, too. And with some people on this website, you really want to respond that way. No worries, keep up the writing and commenting.
Please be civil in your comments. I appreciate that you don't agree with me, but I'd be more inclined to change my opinion if you refuted my comments politely instead of attacking me personally.
Ad hominem arguments help no one, and only make you look like a hot-headed fan who can't see others' points of view (which I'm sure you are not). Take it easy, man.
By the way, I enjoyed your first article the other day.