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“….There is one arena in which [Lebron]  James has topped the man he wants to dethrone as the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time….  James has become the moral leader of the NBA…. “There’s absolutely zero chance that Michael Jordan would ever endorse a wildcat strike [such as the one proposed against Donald Sterling]. He’s […]

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In addition to the previously mentioned  “Uncle Joe” Cannon (1923), Henry L. Stevens Jr. (1932) and Frank McNinch (1938), these Time magazine cover subjects are among those with various degrees of rootedness in North Carolina: Wallace Wade, Duke football coach (1937). The cover line, noting the South’s newfound football prowess, was classic Timespeak: “Southward the course of […]

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More phrase-frequency charts from Google Books Ngram Reader: – mountain dew vs. Mountain Dew – Michael Jordan vs. Thomas Wolfe, Andy Griffith and Sam Ervin – Lumbee Indians vs. Catawba Indians – Wilmington 10 vs. Chicago Seven – Charlotte Hornets vs. Charlotte Bobcats

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It’s been a while since I last dumped a batch of North Caroliniana into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, that instantaneous measure of phrase frequency over the decades. Caveat e-lector: This is data at its rawest — conclusions should be jumped to for entertainment purposes only. Here goes: – Duke lacrosse vs. Duke football and […]

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“During a rain delay in a [1997] game against the Phillies, a security guard approached me on the bench. ‘There is someone here to see you,’ he said…. “I took one step toward the locker room, and there was Michael Jordan. Yes, that Michael Jordan. “Three years earlier, during the one season Jordan played professional […]

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