Showing posts with label Jesus Christ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jesus Christ. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The UNC Basketball Uber-fan

Guest post by Owen Strachan

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.

An excerpt:
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.