Author: Ben Swain


Ben Swain

Hoping to cut his journalistic teeth on the Iraq war, Swain was instead mistakenly assigned the North Carolina sports beat as an intern out of college. He threw himself into the work with the same fervor he anticipated taking to the front lines and has become one of the most respected voices in modern sports media. He’s also a Duke fan from Durham County who went State. And Guilford.

How to act at work: Week 2 of ACC football

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Wake forest fans “HEY EVERYONE, I HAVE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE. WAKE FOREST FOOTBALL IS 2-0. AND WE’VE SCORED 85 POINTS IN THOSE TWO GAMES. THAT IS ALL. YOU MAY RETURN TO YOUR DESKS NOW.” NC STATE FANS “Hey a win is a win right? Right guys? Guys?” “Look, let’s just not talk to… Read more »

College football week 2 – staff picks

Staff picks for week 2 of college (and NFL) football in North Carolina! For a full breakdown of these games and more, see our weekend capsules. Week 2 Games Louisville @ UNC Northwestern @ Duke ECU @ West Virginia Wake Forest @ Boston College Marshall @ NC State Savannah State @ App State Panthers @… Read more »

Hurricane Irma leaves 10 ACC games untouched

Football is important on any average day, but sometimes when we’re in the middle of a crisis it’s needed even more. Somewhat understandably, folks are upset that Miami and Florida State have both cancelled their weekend games in preparation of Hurricane Irma’s arrival. I get it. Especially from Floridians who would love nothing more than… Read more »

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 8 things preview

2016-17 look back The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 9-7, good enough for 2nd place in the NFC South. returning stars Jameis Winston and Mike Evans return from breakout performances a year ago. key losses The Bucs couldn’t hang on to bridesmaid Mike Glennon who signed a huge deal to become the bridesmaid in Chicago. key… Read more »

New Orleans Saints: 8 things preview

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2016-17 look back The New Orleans Saints went 7-9, finishing 3rd in the NFC South. returning stars Drew Brees is back again for the Saints, returning his 5000:7 perpetual passing yards-to-wins ratio. key losses Leading receiver Brandin Cooks is gone, and the Saints lost two defensive starters in safety Jairus Byrd and defensive lineman John… Read more »

Atlanta Falcons: 8 things preview

2016-17 look back The Atlanta Falcons won the NFC South last year, going 11-5 throughout the regular season. After rolling through the NFC in the playoffs, the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. returning stars The Falcons return a 4000-yard passer (Matt Ryan), a 1000-yard rusher (Devonta… Read more »

How to act at work – Week 1

It’s a holiday weekend so hopefully you’re out enjoying the final day of a pool somewhere, but to get you prepared for the grind, here’s what you can expect from your co-workers tomorrow in the office … as told through the magic of stock business photos. Duke fans *listening to State and UNC fans in… Read more »

ACC Bowl Projections – Week 1

These are interim Bowl Projections with Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech yet to play, but yesterday’s horrible, no-good day for the top end of the league brought significant shake-up to the pre-season projections. At least Clemson looked murderously good still. College Football Playoff:  Clemson Tigers Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech Hokies Camping World Bowl: Florida State… Read more »