Whenever I hear this quote, particularly at the start of the football or basketball introductory videos, I feel a certain tug in my heart:
What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls. Or the crisp October nights or the memory of dogwoods blooming. Our loyalty is not only to William Richardson Davie, though we are proud of what he did 200 years ago today. Nor even to Dean Smith, though we are proud of what he did last March. No, our love for this place is based on the fact that it is, as it was meant to be, the University of the people.
-Charles Kuralt, UNC Bicentennial Celebration, 1993
So enjoy your weekend of football, costumes, candy, and even a party or two. Enjoy the gorgeous NC weather if you're in the Southern Part of Heaven. I know I will be 'going to Carolina in my mind.'