Saturday, February 10, 2007

Who's No. 1, mon?

Somebody at the N&O sports desk is playing deep-catalog trivia:

'57 Tar Heels No. 1; won 'em all played just for fun

It's a quote,* but the quote isn't mentioned anywhere in the story. Who wants to take a swing at naming the source? And do you think there are enough copies out there for the hed to work?


* Yes, it's missing a comma -- the sort that can make a drastic difference in meaning. Somebody at the N&O desk doesn't get any dessert tonight.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank McGuire?

3:26 PM, February 10, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

Used to live in Brook-a-lyn!

Not quite. At least, not that I know of.

3:29 PM, February 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then, Lennie? Did you see the tribute during today's game? brings a tear ...

2:26 AM, February 11, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

Didn't see it-- all coding, all the time yesterday (but _did_ hear parts of the Kansas game on the radio).

Not Mr. Rosenbluth. Don't think players -- think journalists.

9:47 AM, February 11, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

Didn't see it-- all coding, all the time yesterday (but _did_ hear parts of the Kansas game on the radio).

Not Mr. Rosenbluth. Don't think players -- think journalists.

9:47 AM, February 11, 2007  
Blogger Strayhorn said...

I wanna say Scott Fowler, but only because Ron Green Jr wouldn't stoop so low.

8:45 AM, February 12, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

OK. Massive hint time. Break out the record collection. It's somebody STrayhorn, Ron Jr. and I have all worked for.

9:14 AM, February 12, 2007  
Blogger Strayhorn said...

Har! If we are going to really hit the way-back machine, I'm going to be obscurer and say Otis B Campbell's alter-ego.

10:29 AM, February 12, 2007  
Blogger fev said...

Ta-dah! OBC himself.

the N&O's ref is to the calypso-flavored "Tar Heels Number One," released as a 45 by Colonial Records. The chorus begins:

Tar Heels, Number One
Win 'em all, play just for fun

Some lucky employees also have the OBC White Album, with two cuts of vintage Andy Griffith and two (!) takes of "All The Way Choo Choo."

10:45 AM, February 12, 2007  
Blogger Strayhorn said...

Holy mackerel! The White Album! Mine got lost in the shuffle of the last couple of moves (alas!). What I really regret is that I didn't swipe any of those MacNelly originals I found in a box upstairs. I didn't even tell anyone where they were and Alex says they most likely were tossed when the paper was sold.

The one I liked best depicted Gene McCarthy's campaign as a battered VW bus. Them was the days.

1:09 PM, February 12, 2007  

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