Today's weird news: A telephone survey of 500 North Carolinians found that only 10 percent would pick a Hurricanes game if given the chance to get tickets to a variety of sporting events.
Perhaps more surprising, only 82 percent of those surveyed even knew that North Carolina has an NHL team in the survey by Public Policy Polling.
The Panthers led the way with 29 percent, with the Tar Heels right behind at 28 percent. NASCAR (16 percent), Duke (13 percent) and the Bobcats (5 percent) rounded out the choices.
The Canes did better in the 919 area code, where 94 percent were aware the team exists (at this point, seriously, where's the 6 percent that doesn't?!) and the Canes finished second to North Carolina, with 23 percent of the vote. (The Heels got 27 percent.)