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Hayes Permar

What does Hayes like about sports? Walk offs, walkovers, walk ups, walk outs, walks, Ewoks, “Walk Like A Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He is from Wake County and dropped out of Davidson, UNC and NC State, jumps on whatever in-state bandwagon is currently tracking towards a championship and has a favorite team but pretends he doesn’t for journalistic purposes.



Welcome to North Carolina, where we sometimes freak out about snow but we will NOT let our football games be rained out by a hurricane. Despite Hurricane Matthew’s omnipresence in the state, North Carolina’s 4 ACC teams pressed on with scheduled games Saturday (Notre Dame-NC State, Virginia Tech-UNC, Army-Duke, Syrcause-Wake Forest) As always, SportsChannel8 was… Read more »

Ryder Cup reminds us that taunting is awesome


The Ryder Cup is the most perfect sporting event on the planet for many reasons. It happens every two years, which is a enough of a gap to build anticipation without saturation. National pride is at stake. Guys who compete with each other week in and week out are now on the same team playing… Read more »

Bowl Projections for the ACC: Week 5


It’s like we’re a proper football conference, you guys. North Carolina beat Florida State on a 54 yard field goal with no time left, and then Clemson and Louisville blew everyone’s mind with an incredible performance in prime time. The ACC will possibly enter next week with three teams in the top 10, and the… Read more »

College Football Week 5: SWOT Analysis


Strength You want quarterbacks? We got quarterbacks. Through four games, UNC’s Mitch Trubisky and Duke’s Daniel Jones have combined for over 2500 yards coming in at 4th and 5th in the ACC in that category, respectively. Even more impressive, both quarterbacks led huge comebacks a week ago, combining for four scoring drives in the final… Read more »

Bowl Projections for the ACC: Week 4


No changes at the top of the league this week as Louisville and Clemson both took care of business, but the bottom of the league? Yeah, good luck making projections at this point. Do you go with “if the season ended today”, or do you go with where you think teams will end up? With… Read more »

College Football Week 4: SWOT Analysis


Everyone does football previews. Only SportsChannel8 gives it to you in the form of a SWOT analysis. What’s a SWOT? Take it away, Jared … Strength UNC’s offense put on a clinic against James Madison. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky was accurate on almost every throw, but that feat becomes much easier when the offensive line is… Read more »

Jacoby Brissett reps #QBU in Patriots win


Jacoby Brissett had no problems leading the New England Patriots to a win in his first NFL start. While Bill Belichick is getting most of the national credit for a commanding win with a 3rd string quarterback, in North Carolina, we know it’s all about the U. Quarterback U, that is. NC State has a… Read more »