In GQ magazine, Brandon Sneed has written an arresting profile of perhaps the ultimate college basketball fan. His name is Greg Cauley, and he is devoted to UNC sports on a religious level. The piece is fun to read even as it is a sobering reminder to be careful when it comes to sports fanaticism. Jesus, not basketball, deserves adoration.
Cauley plans work around the fix, getting ahead and coordinating so that for 7 p.m. games he can leave around 1 or 2 p.m. "I'd rather sit in the gym for an hour than sit in traffic for an hour," he says. When games start at 9 p.m., he doesn't have to leave work early, but that means he gets home around 3 or 4 the next morning, giving just enough time for a nap before rising for work at 6:30 and hitting Bojangles—a Southern-style fast food chain enormously popular in North Carolina—for breakfast.