Raise your hand if you thought you’d be reading about W. E. B. Du Bois and hockey on the same website. If your hand is up and your name isn’t Willie O’Ree, you’re lying. If you are actually Willie O’Ree… YOU’RE READING MY WEBSITE RIGHT NOW?! Also, congrats on your long overdue induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame last year.
Anyway, regardless of your name situation, if you read that post and thought “I want to know more about this hockey plot though,” today’s your day.
I remember the exact moment that I realized I wanted to study statistics. I was probably 11 or so, and I was looking over UNC’s season statistics when I figured out how to calculate per-game/half/quarter averages on my own. Thanks, Coach Smith.
By now, Dean Smith’s passing is old news to you. This is also what is sure to be a rare post about anything having to do with basketball, but I suppose I just want to say something about him from my perspective as a total outsider: I am not from North Carolina, and I did not attend the University of North Carolina.