The Bad Boy’s Top 10 list of the Carolinas’ sports stories

The Bad Boy’s list of the Top 10 sports stories in the Carolinas in 2011, complete with Honorable Mentions:

HM:    Aiken-native “Smokin” Joe Frazier passes away…

HM:    UNC-Cheatin’ Hill hires jackass Southern Miss Head Football Coach Larry Fedora…

HM:    NC State National Championship hero Lorenzo Charles is killed in bus accident…

HM:    Gamecock Marcus Lattimore misses last half of season with ACL injury…

HM:    Panthers picks odds-on Rookie of the Year Cam Newton #1 in NFL Draft…

HM:    Nation’s #1 Recruit – South Pointe’s Jadeveon Clowney picks Gamecocks…

HM:    Legendary Voice of the Tar Heels Woody Durham retires after 40 years…

HM:    Sidney Lowe steps down as NC State basketball coach & Mark Gottfried hired on 4/4/11 (NC State’s last National Championship 4/4/83)…

HM:    Clemson basketball selected to a record 5th consecutive NCAA Tournament…

PHM:    NC State stomps UNC-Cheatin’ Hill in football for the 5th year in a row…

#10:    Clemson’s Joe Craig knifed by girlfriend, then attacks her with a towel rod, but neither are arrested & he only serves 3-game suspension…

#9:    Clemson great Chester McGlockton dies at 42 of apparent heart-attack…

#8:    USC dismisses Stephen Garcia after he fails another alcohol/drug test & the HBC runs a misdirection by attacking innocent reporter Ron Morris…

#7:    USC QB Coach GA Mangus arrested in Greenville for public-nuisance after stumbling out of a bar & urinating into a busy street…

#6:    Gamecocks take control of football the rivalry with 3rd straight dominating 37-13 win over Clemson…

#5:    Clemson wins 1st ACC Football Championship in 20 years (1991)…

#4:    The Heritage (SC’s PGA Event) was saved by RBC & Boeing sponsorship…

#3:    ACC’s best QB Russell Wilson told to GO AWAY by NC State’s TOB…

#2:    UNC fires the Butch Davis just 10 days before practice began (just two days after I grilled him at ACC Football Kickoff), followed by the preposterous penalty proposal to the NCAA…

#1:    Gamecock baseball wins Back-to-Back National Championships.

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