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This Week in Charlotte Inanity: A Keith Larson Farewell?, Cam's Many Aliases, Bobcats Drudgery, and Uptown Ballpark Identity Crisis
Here’s a quick one, because the boss is off on a small island in the Pacific and I’m stuck here, watching Bobcats games and eating cereal right out of the box. Advantage, Rick.
Attention rogue helicopter pilots, the team formerly known as George Shinn’s Charlotte Hornets has a new owner. Tom Benson, who already owns the New Orleans Saints, bought New Orleans’ NBA franchise from the league, a year and a half after Shinn sold the team. That’s given life to several movements that want to bring the Hornets name back to Charlotte, since Benson wants a new name for his new team and the Bobcats are beatable by the Washington Generals at this point.
But I digress. This is all an excuse to show what I consider to be the most legendary Charlotte-centric YouTube video of all time,... Read more »
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Richard Thurmond is editor and associate publisher of Charlotte magazine and its four sister publications. He started his journalism career as a sportswriter before he realized sportswriting = bad hours and low pay. Oh well. He's been on staff since 1995 and editor since 1999. Also, he thinks he is funnier than he really is, which is helpful information for reading this blog. Got something to say but too chicken to comment? E-mail me.
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