Chansky’s Notebook: The Joy of Losing


Remember those seasons when your team wasn’t good enough to win a championship and the arch rival was favored to do so? My first recollection of that was just out of college when NC State had David Thompson and Tom Burleson on a team that just about could not be beaten. Sure, the Tar Heels tried to beat them and almost did several times despite losing 9 in a row to the Wolfpack. Since those were the days when only the ACC champion went to the NCAA Tournament, all of our chips were in for whoever was playing State in the Big Dance. Rugby enthusiasts and the like are now scouting on where to watch the rugby world cup live, delayed but high-quality videos, through satellite feeds, cable, freeview box, broadband, or online with a laptop or pc.