I don't come from a UNC family. I grew up watching Notre Dame football and as a result, I was 'trained' so to speak, to hate Michigan and USC (Southern California.)
Before coming here, I honestly did not give a rat's behind about the UNC-Duke rivalry or men's basketball.
Boy oh boy has that changed.
Having been here for a little more than a semester, I've learned a lot about what it means to be a Tar Heel, and that the number one rule about loving UNC means despising d00k. I've also learned that the proper way to spell "Duke" is "d00k".
Tomorrow night will be the very first time that I watch UNC and Duke play basketball and I am very excited.