Tar Takes 3/25: UNC to face Auburn in Sweet 16, Zion and Duke barely escape UCF, Lonzo Ball no longer with BBB

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, Ryan Lipton and David Matlock analyze UNC’s two wins over Iona and Washington and look forward to their matchup against the Auburn Tigers on Friday. They also look at Duke’s one-point victory over UCF and discuss the recent news involving Lonzo Ball severing ties with Big Baller Brand.

UNC struggles for a period against No. 16 Iona, beats No. 9 Washington easily. What are your thoughts on the Tar Heels after the first two games?

UNC v. Auburn: What are the keys to victory against Auburn?

Would we rather play Houston or Kentucky in the Elite 8 assuming UNC beats Auburn?

Duke v. UCF comes down to one point. Does the one-point win show a weakness in Duke or is it a catapult for Duke to make a run going forward?

Lonzo Ball breaks away from BBB brand after company founder in trouble for fraud

Tar Takes 3/4: UNC-Duke preview, do Tar Heels deserve No. 3 ranking, should LeBron finish season?

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes we look back at North Carolina’s 81-79 victory over Clemson, discuss if UNC deserves its No. 3 ranking, other top 5 teams, we preview the Duke-UNC game, and talk about the futures of recently-controversial LeBron James and Antonio Brown.

Tar Takes 3/4

Tar Heels defeat Clemson 81-79. Nassir only scored 5 points. Should UNC fans be worried about Little’s performance moving forward?

North Carolina rolled with 6 men for most of the game against Clemson. Is that the plan moving forward?

UNC now ranked No. 3 in the country. What would be your rankings for the top 5 in college basketball be?

Duke-UNC. Who’s going to win?

Would you trade for Antonio Brown?

Should LeBron play the remainder of the NBA season?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 2.18: Duke-UNC preview, will LeBron/Lakers make NBA playoffs?

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, we spend most of our time breaking down the matchups when the North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Cameron Indoor to take on the Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night.

After we break down everything in the tobacco road rivalry, we discuss if LeBron James and the Lakers will make the NBA playoffs.

Can anything be taken from UNC’s win over Wake Forest after tough loss to UVA? Tar Heels defeated Wake Forest by 38 points on Saturday.

Are you worried about UNC’s health heading into the Duke-UNC game on Wednesday? Cam Johnson and Nassir Little dealing with ankle injuries.

Do the Tar Heels have any chance to win on Wednesday against Duke in Cameron Indoor?

Barack Obama will be in attendance for Wednesday’s UNC-Duke game in Durham. Are we surprised?

Will LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers make the NBA playoffs?


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 2/4: UNC win over Louisville HUGE, Anthony Davis now will re-sign with 4 teams, Porzingis trade

UNC G Kenny Williams vs. Louisville (Photo via Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports)

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes we talk about what UNC basketball’s latest win meant over Louisville, look forward to the Tar Heels’ game vs. NC State, recap the Super Bowl drama and dive into the NBA’s drama led by Anthony Davis, Kristaps Porzingis and LeBron James.

Tar Takes Topics 2/4:

What does the win over Louisville mean for Tar Heel basketball?

Is the game against NC State at home on Tuesday a game the Tar Heels should worry about?

How would you asses the Mack Brown tenure thus far?

NBA: Who won the trade Mavs or Knicks?

Should the Knicks trade a possible top 2 pick for Anthony Davis?

Super Bowl Sunday Takeways:

21 Savage

Dave Portnoy + Barstool Sports

The actual Super Bowl game, was it even exciting? Takeaways from the game.


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes 1/28: Will UNC basketball stay in top 10? LeBron mastermind behind AD to Lakers?

UNC QB Mitch Trubisky (Photo via Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, we discuss if UNC basketball will stay in the Top 10 of the rankings after this week (@GT, @LOU), whether Mitch Trubisky making the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl proves there is something wrong with the Pro Bowl, and the latest on LeBron James, Anthony Davis (he requested a trade) and the Los Angeles Lakers.

For all our topics from this week’s episode, check down below!

Shout out to UNC women’s basketball for defeated No. 1 Notre Dame this weekend at home.

UNC Basketball reaches No. 9 in rankings. Will they be able to stay in the top 10 after this week? They play at Georgia Tech and at No. 15 Louisville 

UNC alumn Mitch Trubisky makes 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. Does this prove how stupid the pro bowl is?

AD requests trade. Should NO trade Anthony Davis before the trade deadline or wait until the Celtics can bid in the summer?

If you were the Celtics, would you trade Kyrie Irving for Anthony Davis straight up?

Who is going to win the Super Bowl? Rams vs. Patriots 


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes S2E12: Hunt 2nd chance, Fultz injury real, Tar Heels basketball struggling

On this week’s episode of Tar Takes, we debate whether or not RB Kareem Hunt deserves a second chance, if Markelle Fultz’s injury is legit and whether the Golden State Warriors will experience longterm success even after Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson retire. 

On the Tar Heel side, we discuss UNC football losing out on QB Kelly Bryant, the struggles on the basketball court after losing to Michigan and the university’s decision to build a $5.3 million building for the Silent Sam statue. 

QB Kelly Bryant signs with Missouri. How big of a hit is it for the Tar Heels to lose out on Bryant?

Tar Heels suffer brutal loss to Michigan last Wednesday. What is wrong with UNC?

Kentucky, Gonzaga still upcoming for Tar Heels. Can UNC compete with those power houses at the moment?

UNC politics: Smart or dumb move for to put Silent Sam in $5 million building?

Markelle Fultz diagnosed with neuronic thoracic outlet syndrome. Is this a legit excuse?

Kareem Hunt released by Chiefs. Does he deserve a 2nd chance? Is that interview with Lisa Salters real life?

Kobe Bryant takes shot at Golden State Warriors. Will the Warriors’ franchise be successful long term?

Photo Credit:

Kelly Bryant – Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Coby White – Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Silent Sam – WNCN

Markelle Fultz – Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Steph Curry – Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Kareem Hunt – Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes S2E7: LeBron + Lakers playoffs, Amari Cooper traded, UNC Basketball 3rd best ACC team?

On this week’s episode we discuss LeBron James and the Lakers, the latest trades in the NFL and the Tar Heel’s outlook for basketball season which is just right around the corner.

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Lakers are off to a rough start, so you think they can still make the playoffs? If so what seed?

Thoughts on Big NFL trades and rumors: Amari Cooper to Cowboys, Apple to Saints, etc.

After a tough 40-37 loss to Syracuse, what should Tar Heel fans look for going forward as UNC football finishes out the season?

UNC ranked No. 8 in AP Poll Duke #4, Virginia: Are the Tar Heels the third best team in the ACC?

Zion Williamson scored 29 points and 6 rebounds in an exhibition game: Should UNC fans be worried about Zion’s performance?

Photo Credit:

LeBron James – Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Amari Cooper – Getty Images

Syracuse UNC – Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Theo Pinson – Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Zion Williamson – Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Tar Takes S2E6: UNC vs. VT, NCAA crazy, Khabib/McGregor, Warriors’ dynasty

This week on Tar Takes! We talk about the Tar Heels’ upcoming game against Virginia Tech on national television, the first time since 2015! UNC basketball loses out another recruit,  NCAA makes weird ruling on UNC-USC basketball game, McGregor/Khabib rematch and Stephen Curry’s NBA impact.

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Tar Takes S2E6: UNC vs. VT, NCAA crazy, Khabib/McGregor, Warriors’ dynasty

UNC vs. Virginia Tech: First nationally televised home game since 2015, thoughts on the game?

UNC basketball loses out on some major recruits this week: Wendell Moore, Josh Green

Are you going to Late Night with Roy?

NCAA denies Gamecocks, Tar Heels from playing fundraiser game: Why NCAA?

Khabib/McGregor fight

Quick Thoughts: Lakers/Warriors tomorrow night, Stephen Curry, Raiders/Falcons depressing

Photo credit:

UNC vs. Virginia Tech – Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

Wendell Moore – Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Roy Williams – Getty Images

UNC scrimmage – Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

McGregor – Getty Images


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

Tar Takes S2E4: UNC vs. Miami, Jimmy Butler, Raiders/Falcons State of the Franchise

This week on Tar Takes we discuss the North Carolina Tar Heels’ football win over the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, if they have any shot to upset the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday and if Carolina basketball should be a top 10 team in the country.

In the NFL, we discuss the state of the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons.

And we look at the Jimmy Butler trade request from the Minnesota Timerbwolves and tell you if that was the right decision for Butler.

Tar Takes is presented by The JR Report and the new app Relevnt! Hosted by Ryan Lipton and David Matlock.

Tar Takes S2E4: UNC vs. Miami, Jimmy Butler Trade, Raiders/Falcons State of the Franchise

UNC beat Pittsburgh 38-35 Saturday. What does the win on Saturday mean for Tar Heel football?

UNC travels to face #16 Miami on Thursday, Do the Tar Heels have any chance of winning?

Tar Heels’ basketball ranked #6 in Sporting News but #12 in Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook’s rankings. Is UNC a top 10 team in the country?

Falcons drop to 1-2 after OT loss to Saints, what is your takeaway on Atlanta?

Raiders drop to 0-3 after another 2nd half collapse, what is the state of Oakland?

NBA media today took place Monday, days after Jimmy Butler requested a trade. Is it the right move for Jimmy to ask for a trade out of Minnesota?

Tar Takes: Tiger Woods, Kawhi Leonard’s laugh, Baker Mayfield

Photo Credit:

UNC QB Nate Elliot – Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

UNC v. Miami – Evan Pike-USA TODAY Sports

UNC basketball huddle – GOHEELS.COM

Drew Brees – Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Derek Carr – AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

Jimmy Butler – Getty Images


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.

2018 NBA Free Agency: What 5 teams improved, failed to do so?


Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and Lonzo Ball (Photo via Getty Images)

The 2018 NBA Draft has passed, Free Agency is slowing down, and teams are scrambling to build their rosters for the upcoming season. The Lakers landed the big fish in LeBron James, but the Warriors continue to outshine the king with the signing of Boogie Cousins. The Thunder may have had the biggest upset in the NBA the past two seasons in signing for Paul George. Either way, nobody is catching the Warriors anytime soon.

Tar Takes is presented by The JR Report and the new app Relevnt!

2018 NBA Free Agency: What 5 teams improved, failed to do so?

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Lakers’ Joel Berry, Nets’ Theo Pinson: Will former Tar Heels stick with new NBA teams?

2018 NBA Draft: Doncic-Young trade, Sexton to Cavs impact on LeBron, Suns’ future with Ayton

Kawhi Leonard: Will he help form a Los Angeles Lakers super team?

Should Raider Nation be worried about home-field advantage in Las Vegas?

Why the LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate is too premature


Ryan Lipton is the founder of The JR Report. For more news and The JR Report updates follow him on twitter @rytime98.