UNC Sports: RIP Eddy Landreth

I’ve been blogging for quite a while, and in that time I have started to have somewhat of a daily routine, as well as a “do’s” and “do not’s” list depending on the way the game goes for the Tar Heels. Most of you know one of my “do not’s”, as I speak about it plenty, which is do not go to the UNC web boards right after a loss due to the fact you could get hit by one of the many fans that have climbed up on the roof ledges. Others know about my daily routine, which was to check out the many great articles written about either UNC Football or Basketball by a number of excellent writers.

One of the stops on that daily routine was a look for anything written by Eddy Landreth, who I had met in the cybersphere on TarHeelIllustrated.com and had become an avid reader of his work. I had conversed through FaceBook and email to Eddy about coming on my podcast in the upcoming weeks, once basketball got under way. Unfortunately I will not have that chance, nor I will be able to read anything more from Eddy Landreth, as he passed away a day ago, at the early age of 55, due to multiple complications following an intestinal blockage. From what I have read on FaceBook from his daughter, the local memorial will be held on Friday November 16th @ 6:30 p.m. EST (unsure of where yet).

In the past year I have lost my mom and my father in law. And while life has to go on, for the first I will never be able to enjoy an italian dessert such as Tiramisu quite the same way and for the latter I will never be able to watch an old movie on AMC or TMC the same way I used to. My mom sure liked her dessert and my father-in-law sure loved his movies. With the passing of Eddy, watching UNC play on the gridiron or hardwoods will not be the same anymore. But for those that knew him well Eddy Landreth was a lot more than just a sportswriter, and you should truly read what Adam Powell wrote in this post about his good friend. I will warn you that reading it without shedding a tear is going to be hard.

I am sure that I speak for the many but many people that knew you Mr. Eddy Landreth when I humbly say that you will be missed by all that knew you. I can not do much, but what I can do is start my weekly podcast this Saturday at 9:31, after spending a minute of silence in your memory! RIP Eddy!