Category: Opinion


Max Gongaware

Light the Maye-norah

Articles, Opinion, SC8 Diary

It’s the third night of Hanukkah and I’m ready to put together some takes hotter than the oil I’m cooking my latkes in. You know who makes me think of Hanukkah? Luke Maye. And since there’s no way you could possibly be sick of Luke Maye content yet, here are 8 ways Luke Maye perfectly represents… Read more »

NC Sports: The House of Tudor

SC8 Diary

Tuesday afternoon I attended the funeral service for Caulton Tudor. Tudor (or “Toot” or “Toots” or about half a dozen other nicknames I learned he answered to at the service) was a legendary sportswriter and life-of-the-press-box for decades in North Carolina and the Atlantic Coast Conference. His former colleagues at the News & Observer, Joe Giglio… Read more »

Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers Need Consistency to to Ace Class

8itorials, Opinion

If the NFL was a classroom, it would be filled with C students. Through seven weeks, there are no undefeated teams, and there is only one team (Philadelphia) that has lost just one time. But all C-students aren’t built the same. There are those that are consistently mediocre, and then those that tantalize the teacher… Read more »

8 Gr8 Yom Kippur Movies

8itorials, Articles

L’shana Tova, y’all! Last week, my people celebrated one of our biggest holidays, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Every year, we watch as the calendar turns from the month of Elul to the month of Tishrei. We do this while eating apples and honey, symbolizing the beginning of a “sweet new year.” It’s delicious…. Read more »

Who’s the best football coach in the Big 4?

8itorials, Opinion

You’ll never hear anyone lauding the Big 4 of Duke, North Carolina, NC State and Wake as football powerhouses, but it’s impossible to ignore that we’re in a pretty good spot here locally. Much like the ACC as a whole, coaching talent and stability have led to a sharp increase in success on the field…. Read more »

#919toMLS – 8 hard truths to consider

8itorials, Opinion

With the MLS in Raleigh today to talk expansion, here are 8 truths, some of them uncomfortable, about the possibility of the Triangle adding another top-level professional team: 1. Soccer is awesome and nobody cares if you think otherwise I’m talking to you, dinosaur. Yeah, those jokes about orange slices and juice boxes were funny… Read more »

Your Kevin Durant take is wrong

8itorials, Opinion

Kevin Durant’s offseason move to the Warriors and subsequent World Championship squarely puts all NBA appreciators in two distinct camps: those who cover or cheer for teams that can put together a roster like Golden State’s, and those who cover or cheer for teams that can’t. That’s all it comes down to, because at the… Read more »