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'Granny Tarheel' has kept 10-year journal of every basketball game

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Everyone claims to be the number one fan of one team or another, but Joyce Goodman has her Tarheel loyalty written out, line by line.

“I don’t know. I just did it one night, then I thought, 'well, I might do it again,'” Goodman said.

The 73-year-old great-grandmother started writing down highlights and scores from every televised North Carolina game. On wide-ruled notebook paper, she writes who scores, how many points, and any injuries that might sideline a player. It’s like a highlight sheet that’s handwritten.

“My parents were Tarheel fans and my brother,” Goodman said, “I’ve just always loved them.”

You can’t walk into Goodman’s home without immediately knowing who she’s pulling for. Carolina knickknacks dot her living room. There are several UNC cups in her dish rack. But the real proof of her passion for the team comes in the hundreds of pages of documentation, sometimes heart-pounding action.

“Maybe one day my kids or grandkids will want them,” Goodman says, referring to the notebook that binds the sheets of paper.

Other than that, she’s not really sure why she documents each game. But after 10 years old meticulous records, it’s too late to stop now. Especially as her favorite team prepares to bid for another national title.

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