Well. It was a big weekend for North Carolina. First, my Tarheels (and yes, I do claim them as my very own) knocked off the number one college basketball team on Saturday. Then, yesterday, the Carolina Panthers beat Philidelphia and are heading to the Superbowl. And in a non-sports related note, our Democratic senator, John Edwards, competes in the Iowa caucuses today.

Plus, there’s the whole Clay Aiken thing (Raleigh’s own!) And the number two movie in the country, Big Fish? Written by an NC author. Oscar front-runner Cold Mountain? Ditto.

Watch out! We’re taking over. Pretty soon, we’ll have everyone in the country eating barbecue sandwiches, reading Lee Smith and talking with just the slightest, but most charming, drawl. Brace yourself.

have a good day everyone!