Just refer to North Carolina as UNC-Chapel Hill
October 18, 2017 9:13 AM
by Mark Mayer
VIP College Football's Dirty Dozen | The worst College Football teams against the spread coupled with bonehead decisions.
Branch schools are common all over the country. It’s the SUNY group in New York (State University of …), Cal-Northridge/Riverside/Davis etc; Louisiana has Lafayette and Monroe. North Carolina gives you Asheville, Wilmington and formerly UNC Charlotte now ditching the prefix.
If you want make a good impression at Duke, start calling the Tar Heels NC-Chapel Hill. You can do that when they are 1-6 against the spread. That would be like calling California Cal-Berkeley.
So much for the name-blame. The Tar Heels miss QB Mitch Trubisky a lot. Perhaps they should call Chicago and ask if they can borrow Mike Glennon for the rest of the season. He has no plans.
The only cover on the Heels’ schedule this season was as an 11-point home favorite against Old Dominion. Old news. The run of four straight noncovers is hardly something you would put on your resume.
Powder Blue lost to hated Duke at home as a 10-point favorite and even worse fell to the Wahoos (aka Virginia) as a 3-point dog at Chapel Hill! You may have to go back to the Civil War to find the Cavaliers favored in the suburb of Durham.
For bettors wanting to jump on the UNC bet-against bandwagon, here’s what’s immediately ahead – this Saturday at Virginia Tech and the following week hosting Miami. Both those ACC teams are nationally ranked. UNC is simply rank and No. 3 in our Dirty Dozen.