The Broadcasting Hall of Fame already enshrined it. Known simply as “BobLee (& Whatshisname) Interviews The Commish”; our Good Sports’ 30-minutes with ACC Major Domo John Swofford this past Saturday is available on Pay-For-Listen and/or linked herein.
The Fire DumbOlRoy Rally originally scheduled for Franklin Street at 3 PM Sunday has been indefinitely postponed; and Todd Turner has been linked to “a certain billboard”.
A wild and wooly weekend fer sure in OurState…..oops!
Several weeks ago John Swofford agreed to be our Good Sports’ guest for either the ODU or Duke pre-game show. I immediately suggested the Nov 23 show BECAUSE….. with America in full Kennedy Assassination Remembrance mode, the weekend had already been declared a national holiday for conspiracy theorists.
Who better than a guy linked to 100s of nefarious regional sports “conspiracies” – North Wilkesboro’s very own “Little Johnny” Swofford. The ODU pre-game show it would be. Even with Little Johnny being “on the phone” and not in-person, the crowd at Bailey’s Sports Grill @ Ram Plaza was primed. BobLee, Art C and Johnny By Gawd Swofford.
My suggestion to have Uncle Julius Nyang’oro skydive in with our microphones was kyboshed “for budgetary reasons”. Fats Thomas offered to supply us a convoy of Land Rovers but WCHL suits thought it would be inappropriate.
So far this season we have had Vic Koenning, The Fabulous Comparato Twins, ESPN’s Kristen “BalBiz” Balboni, just last week, “Prince” Albert Long and now: The Commish.
After the obligatory 1970 Ed Sullivan Show reference (it was “Vanderbilt”), Chansky lobbed John a softball about conference expansion to get him at ease…. yawn. Then I started throwing the high inside heat.
Within five minutes I had Swofford agree to a masterful plan wherein UNC & Wake and Duke & State can now play one another EVERY year in football. It’s all explained in the attached audio link.
We went on to discuss “the crisis in on-site attendance created by TV viewing being too-good”. Yes, the crisis I predicted right here three years ago. My upcoming prediction on when the Yellowstone caldera will erupt will have more credence now.
Our bit about “every conference’s lunatic fringers claiming their conference has THE WORST referees” had WCHL legend Ron Stutt’s beside himself. There were three or four other incredible segments but The KABOOM occurred when I asked:
“Johnny, with the proliferation of social media and with PackPride having their spies hiding behind every potted palm, is it still as easy for you to “stick to the Wolfpack” today as it was say 10-12 years ago?” ……. and John said _________! Ya gotten listen to the audio to find out.
THE LINK to THE INTERVIEW…… 30 minutes of radio that changed The World. Orson Wells’ War Of The Worlds eat your heart out.
I suggested AgentPierce to serve on the National Championship Selection Committee if Condi needs a kindred spirit. He asked for Pierce’s contact info. Chansky said some pretty good stuff too. You can fast forward thru his parts.
Meanwhile, as noted, the Fire DumbOlRoy Rally originally scheduled post-Belmont for “right after Pitino embarrasses him at that Indian casino” has been indefinitely postponed for fairly obvious reasons. Goofy Ol Roy and the Tar Heel Lunatic Fringe…. a match made by Monty Python and Benny Hill!
On a related note….. the FireVicKoenning Mob that was making noise until five weeks ago has officially disbanded. Again, for fairly obvious reasons.
So howsabout that Ryan Switzer?? With Manziel and the Oregon and Baylor QBs all tanking Saturday and Famous Jameis maybe taking the Tallahassee Perp Walk….. whatchathink about “The New Choo Choo” Ryan Switzer for the Heisman ???
Well, not so fast my friends. I checked with the BobLeeBabes who are “in the know” about sports celebrities of the Tar Heel variety. Ryan may be a mighty fine punt returner but he is, alas, “too short and sort of a jackass” at least to the BLBabes way of thinkin’. He “ain’t no Skye Bolt” according to the BLBabes.
Not a good day for the home team at OurCarterStadium at OurFairgrounds.
Friday AM I did a radio appearance on Downeast’s WTIB and the subject of mid-field logos came up. HenryTheMediaMogul and I agreed that Chancellor Randy would hog-tie Frau and lock her in the basement of William Neal Reynolds if she even thought about pulling that stunt again. Sure enough….. brand new turf sans “that logo” had magically replaced “the stomped turf”. You da man Randy.
The Purple People had their way, as expected, at OurCarter as they had previously amid Kenan’s lofty pines. Only The Wally Warriors stand in the way of Ruff’s Rogues claiming imminent domain from Murphy To Manteo. At least this year. Jumbotron Scoreboards don’t lie. A LOT of fans did return after half-time but not the ones that Dave & Frau care about. There was A LOT of Purple in OurCarter.
Saturday night NCSU campus police broke up “a scuffle” on The Brickyard between NC State Athletic administration staffers. Tempers flared over exactly what knucklehead authorized that much ridiculed OurState campaign idea.
Frau is still protected under the “She’s Kay’s sister” immunity umbrella (for one more year!) so the fickle fingers of blame were being aimed at Todd Turner, Lee Fowler, Mary Easley and McQueen Campbell…. with two votes for Larry Monteith and one for Sidney Lowe’s kid. I was sure Herb Sendek’s wife would get a vote but whatta I know about those goofy Wuffs.
Meanwhile “Kay’s sister” wants to know what freakin’ genius scheduled NCCU. Heads gonna roll over that fer sure.
Will Frau send the Pack’s ad agency one of those Letters of Disassociation that are all the rage these days?
If you haven’t seen the Internet pic of “The ARRRR State billboard”; congratulations. You and Prince Albert are the only two souls in the Western Hemisphere who haven’t. Constipated wuff goobers who are claiming “the billboard isn’t real” also claim “that’s not really Hitler in all those you-tubes”. Not really Hitler ??? Ouch.
Coach DaveWhoFromWhere has already hit the recruiting trail to tell every high school gridder in OurState that (1) Larry Fedora is going to run off to Florida….. and (2) that Ryan Switzer “ain’t no Skye Bolt”.
This past week sure did put a lot of stress on Carlos Rodon’s left arm….. huh?
No, it is NOT true that Roy asked Obama if he had an extra Presidential Medal of Freedom that he could give to PJ…… since PJ has worked SOOOO HARD to redeem himself. It IS true that Joe Biden asked Roy how to spell “PJ”.
Now go back and listen to that awesome Swofford interview…… here’s THE LINK again.