Shoutout to MWoods on the idea for this post! So a lot of people know about the east coast earthquake last week in VA that was felt even in North Carolina. Got MWoods thinking about some past earthquakes in NC and if there were any?
Well, I’m glad MWoods asked, because the facts are pretty interesting. Let’s take a look at some!
March 8, 1735 – First recorded earthquake in NC history. Took place in Bath (home to Blackbeard for you non-NC-ers)
Feb 21, 1774 – Earthquake from VA felt in Winston-Salem of generous size
Feb 10-April 17, 1874 – 75 earthquakes in McDowell County area. Although the shakes got violent, no real damage reported!
August 31, 1886 – Earthquake which caused most property damage of all NC earthquakes took place on this date. Actually an earthquake from Charleston, SC. Some trace NC hatred towards SC back to this exact date. Okay, maybe not. But seriously. Thanks, SC.
Feb 26, 1916 – Largest earthquake to center inside NC boundaries. Was in Asheville, NC. Intensity VI. Remember, Richter scale wasn’t around until 1935.
There were a few others here and there since, but nothing of severe magnitude. Pretty cool history lesson you got there for the free. Donations accepted.
One of the first times I remember seeing Barnes REALLY hyped up. Good slam, great game!
First off, thanks for all the suggestions yesterday to the Monster Blog’s twitter and Facebook for today’s Where You At Wednesday. In the end, we took a suggestion from @M_E_Woods , but the rest were recorded for future possibilities.
1993 wasn’t that long ago, but it was long enough ago that most of the players from this iconic team wouldn’t be playing anymore, which is why I chose this year as opposed to the 2009 or 2005 years. This team went 34-4, and beat the Fab 5 in the Championship.
Now, you haters out there are going to say something like “Chris Webber gave them the game with that time out…” Don’t get me started. For just a few reasons…including, but not limited too:
- Webber traveled before he called that timeout and it went uncalled
- Heels were already winning the game
- He only called timeout because he was trapped, in the corner, by 2 men. Defense wins championships.
Anyhow, let’s check the starting five from that team…
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Every year here at TheMixtapeMonster.com, I do a mock draft. People hate on me, disagree with me, and worship me over it. It’s pretty fun. Admittedly, I’m rarely right, but I use my mock draft as more of an “If I Was GM, I would take…” than a “Team A will probably take” (which is what you get from Chad Ford and the boys at ESPN, etc). I think it’s cooler that way.
Also keep in mind the draft is Thursday night, and over 48 hours away, so trades, etc could change the order and thus change my thoughts. But as things stand right now, if I got to play GM for each time, this is how I’d roll…(hit the jump!)
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Now I usually don’t post stuff showing my Heels getting punked, but I will this one time for 3 reasons:
1. This was requested by my man Showtime, who has a point with it. Childress does hold ACC Tournament scoring record, and the ACC tourney was this past weekend. He also holds record for 3′s in an ACC Tourney.
2. As a Heels fan, we didn’t have much to cheer about this year, or in the ACC Tourney, so this isn’t as painful to watch right now.
3. I’ll admit it, even though Jeff McInnis was looking fly in the Ice Blue Jordan X’s….he got done up hard in this clip.
Shouts to Randolph Childress, who always seemed to make the ACC Tourney his personal playground.
Also would like to give a shout to Justin Gainey, former NCSU Point Guard, who played in every minute of every game of the Tourney one year. State was in the play-in game (then there were only 9 teams in the league) and made it all the way to the Final. Gainey played every second. Still, clearly, a record, and pretty baller. Gainey is now a member of the NCSU staff.
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Our friends over at TheComeUpShow.com caught up with one of NC’s newest and finest, J.Cole, in Canada and got to sit down for a great interview. The real joint went like 21 minutes, so they’ve cut it to 10 so you can see the best questions and answers. This was prior to one of the concerts on the “BluePrint 3″ tour, for which J.Cole was an opener.
Check it out, and as always, NC STAND UP!
A little throwback Heels joint for y’all on this rainy (at least here) Thursday.
Pretty bad turnover by JWatts there, but Henson bails him out with a big boy play. It was almost like you saw this kid come out of his shell on that play. I think he’s ready to go now.
It’s official. The UNC 2009-2010 season tips off tonight against Florida International University at 7pm EST. FIU is coached by NBA legend Isaiah Thomas, and the Heels start their title defense with a much younger and newer roster. The Heels will also be entering their 100th season of college basketball and will be rocking Retro Uniforms that give the nod to the undefeated 1957 National Champions. Should look awesome! GO HEELS!
NC’s own J.Bully puttin down that gangsta shit for my state. That’s what’s up. If you from NC, you will recognize hella-monuments in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the like.
Including shots of Enloe High School, which I know several readers will enjoy.