Wouldn’t it be fun to have a good guys vs. bad guys game?
It's happening, folks.
Not that the North Carolina Tar Heels are bad guys, but they will be, after all, dressed for the part. Well, at least usually that's the way it is.
For the style conscious among you (or just those who love the look of football uniforms), the Tar Heels will wear all-black uniforms against Miami in a game billed in Chapel Hill as “Zero Dark Thursday.’’
The Zero Dark Thursday theme, of course, is based on the acclaimed 2012 movie Zero Dark Thirty, about our manhunt for Osama bin Laden. But hey, Tar Heels?...C.I.A? UM?...bin Laden?
This will be the night UM Canes come out in all white.
UNC described the all-black uniform occasion in its game notes as “the first installment in the ‘Tar Pit Series,’ which will feature an alternate uniform or helmet for one game each year.
“This year’s alternate uniform color has been taken from the black tar in the Tar Heel logo.’’
UNC coach Larry Fedora, who reassured UNC fans that Carolina blue (UM fans would rather think of it as baby blue) and white “will always be our traditional colors,’’ said it “made sense to have a black-out game this year after the success of last season’s white-out game vs. Virginia Tech.’’
UNC won that game 48-34.
The Hurricanes are nine-point favorites.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN