TO THE EDITOR:
For students at UNC, Nick Weiler’s game winning field goal did not just give us a win, it gave us hope.
As a Carolina football fan for over eight years, I have been accustomed to the team’s losing ways. I have known all too well the routine of waiting in the parking lot while away fans cheered on their win. As a first-year two years ago, I remember many times walking back to my dorm defeated, tired and sweaty.
But after two comeback victories in a row, this team has erased all bad memories I have experienced in the past. It gave me hope that we can win despite apparent imperfections in our team. It gave me hope that we can win against powerhouse programs such as Florida State.
As a junior this year, I have built up this excitement for our football program — one that is filled with hope and potential —that maybe, we can be more than that 7-6 team.
Maybe, we can fight our way into playoff contention.
Just maybe, this football team can earn the respect it deserves.
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