Wednesday, 14 March 2018

A cheerleader pic from Sports Deke. Cheers!

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  1. I'm not pulling your leg when I say six North Carolina schools have been chosen to participate in the NCAA tournament –– including the Tar Heels.

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  2. "What is this sticky crap on my heel?"

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    1. I see what you are getting at, Gary. What is the history behind Tar Heels anyway? Do you know?

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  3. From Wikipedia: The exact etymology of the nickname is unknown, but most folklore believe its roots come from the fact that tar, pitch, and turpentine created from the vast pine forests were some of North Carolina's most important exports early in the state's history. For a time after the American Civil War, the name Tar Heel was derogatory, but it was later reappropriated by the people of North Carolina.[1] Because the exact history of the term is unknown, a number of legends have developed to explain it. One such legend claims it to be a nickname given during the U.S. Civil War, because of the state's importance on the Confederate side, and the fact that the troops "stuck to their ranks like they had tar on their heels".[2] The term "Tar Heel" gained popularity during the Civil War.[3]

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    1. Thanks for digging that up, Gary. Interesting. So nobody knows for sure.

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  4. Gary, will this be on the test?
    Chad

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  5. And why are you guys worried about a nickname? Look at this beautiful - and limber - girl.
    Chad

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    1. No worries here. Just inquiring minds.

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