Here’s goes Art…. AGAIN!

Art Chansky
BobLee
August17/ 2015

“My Buddy Art” is at it again.  My various “Buddys” – Art, Marty, etc etc  and their various proclamations have this Ol’ Internet Legend “busier than a one-armed paperhanger with carpal tunnel syndrome” posting their latest for your viewing pleasure.

This go-round the Art-ful Dodger bemoans (again) that UNC EVER opened itself up to Wainstein.  THAT, claims AC, was the Biggest Mistake UNC made ….. not all the Football locker room shenanigans…. not all the Julius crap…. not all the Jennifer The Tutor crap.

…. A Bigger Mistake than recruiting Mike Paulus over Russell Wilson??…. and Bigger than hiring Matt Doherty instead of “anyone else”??   Me, I would include promoting Call Me Dickie as AD 20 years ago to any short list of Biggest UNC Mistakes EVER…. but this is Art’s column, not mine.

Art is certainly NOT the only UNC Insider that blames “ever letting an investigator “in” to snoop around” as The #1 MGodfatheristake.   I’ve heard one UNC insider (not Art) even say “The Corleone Family would NEVER do that”.   I confess I double-taken at that.  Maybe not the best comparable to use, but then again, maybe it was.  🙂

Whatever film flammery and shady shadow scheming was going-on for 20 years was: …. “everybody does it” sorta stuff and besides “We ARE Carolina” and Anything We Do is Pure and Good because We Do It…. and besides Dean recruited Charlie Scott.”

Oh well…. here’s Art’s latest in his own words AGAIN.

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Chansky’s Notebook: Vicious Cycle Continues

Will the Wainstein Report ever go away? Not looking like it.

For the media and all those ABC fans, the Wainstein Report is the gift that keeps on giving. That one last independent probe into the academic scandal, which the Board of Governors and Chancellor believed we needed, traded transparency for protection of the university’s image and brand. Needless, I say, because what was broken had already been fixed.

Beyond the 131-page document that was bound neatly, released to the media and sent off the to the NCAA, which re-opened its investigation, were more than 1200 pages of interviews conducted that are still public documents being sought by the News and Observer and other public records requestors. Bubba Cunningham said Friday that those are related to millions of other documents, presumably mostly emails, that the university has to pour through in order to respond accurately to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations.

Something else has been uncovered pertaining to women’s basketball, so who’s to say more of the same won’t be found by everyone looking, reading and requesting? The latest glitch could prolong the official response well into the new year, hurting recruiting further. And if anything else comes out, the vicious cycle will continue, although Cunningham is hopeful the NCAA will adjudicate this thing by the spring. That, of course, won’t keep the media and enemies from looking for and finding more embarrassing and potentially damaging information.

Before Wainstein, the university and NCAA had exchanged letters saying, “Thank you, three-year probation served, and investigation closed.” That is where it should have ended before another $3.5 million was spent and more questions were raised from those answered by the report.

All the internal audits and reviews UNC wanted or needed could have kept on going to make sure the right classes were being taught in the right way by the right professors.

But that last little bit of transparency blew the case wide open again when, in my opinion, it was the last thing Carolina ever should have done to protect itself from further damage. Now, where it all ends nobody knows.

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  • Allen W. Smothers Reply
    2 years ago

    TYPICAL Art Chansky…… “Oh, of course… THE BIGGEST MISTAKE UNC made was discovering the truth… Not all the CHEATING and LYING!! Those were simply “oversights” and “well-intentioned misrememberances”… He states that Wainstein’s investigation was unnecessary because, “what was broken, had already been fixed.” ????? The chief cheater, Jan Boxill was still on the job long after the Wainstein Report was authored, but everything had been fixed, right? She the anointed FACULTY CHAIR and, let me pause to catch my breath from LMFAO… the HEAD OF THE PARR CENTER FOR ETHICS!!!!! The state’s flagship university (again, LMAO!!), shouldn’t strive to seek the truth and rid itself of the “ethically corrupt,” no… it should turn a blind eye to the Jan Boxills, Deborah Crowders, Wayne Waldens, Burgess McSwains, Julious Nyango’ros, Jennifer Townsends, Cynthia Townsends, Mary Willinghams, Jay Smiths, Rashad McCantss, and Samuel Williamsons (Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs ’84-’88, who said it best, “Every time we closed a barn door, the athletics department built a new barn!) Shall I go on… NO, ART… The “biggest mistake” wasn’t inviting Mr. Wainstein to Chapel Hill unless you wanted the CHEATING & LYING to continue…?

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      Its the Internet Allen. Where anyone can say pretty much anything and find someone who will agree. Its a most remarkable medium! 🙂

  • John Reply
    2 years ago

    I don’t know if Art is deceitful or delusional, but it takes one or the other to keep publishing demonstrable falsehoods.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      An Internet without an abundance of “demonstrable falsehoods” will not be available in our respective lifetimes. To my knowledge, no one even has such a concept in a beta version. Surveys show there is no market demand whatsoever.

  • porcophile Reply
    2 years ago

    I’m sick of folks who are willing to turn a respectable university into a punch line in order to protect a basketball program. Let’s get all the dirty laundry out and see what we’re dealing with. (Speaking of dirty laundry, “Lux” on the UNC seal doesn’t refer to a brand of soap.)

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      UNC is sunk up to its eyeballs in a quagmire never before imagined nor planned for in anyone’s wildest dreams. No “way out” was ever designed into the system.

      • Porcophile Reply
        2 years ago

        I’m no more fond of Tom Ross and Little Carol than you are. I’m glad he’s been shown the door and I wish she’d been shown it. But you have to give those two credit for bringing in Wainstein to have a look around, even if they seriously misjudged how much corruption he would find.

        • BobLee Reply
          2 years ago

          History may credit them with more integrity than they ever intended. ?

  • Zebraman Reply
    2 years ago

    BL—

    “Bigger mistake than Mike Paulus over Russell Wilson.”

    Good one, BL!

    Here’s a little known fact about your buddy: In the late 1970s Art Chansky was actually the Durham Morning Herald’s beat writer covering, if you can believe it, the Duke men’s basketball team. I mean, seriously, the biggest Dean Smith jock sniffer and apologist known to man was the beat writer covering the Tar Heels principal rival. If it hadn’t been so absurd, one might have laughed. In hindsight it is worth a chuckle. There were plenty of negative articles written by ol’ Art, suggested, no doubt, by St. Dean, designed to paint the Blue Devils in a negative light, back in the day. But, what goes around comes around. Karma can indeed be a bitch. Poor Art. In his dotage he’s been reduced to writing screeds attacking UNCs own “investigation” of its athletes “special” academic curriculum. And sounding a bit like Fredo Corleone defending Moe Greene at that.

    How in the world did it come to pass that a justly proud university could allow an administrator to assign grades to athletes that bore no relationship to any actual coursework performed?

    Final Jepoardy question: Who at the university would have both motive(s) and stature sufficient to originate, foster and permit such a fraud to be instituted and go unchallenged, if not unnoticed, from at least 1993 to 2009, give or take a year or so on either end? Gee, that’s a really hard question, BL. Clue: It wasn’t Bill Friday.

    But, like OJ, I’m sure ol’ Art’s working hard to ferret out the truth. ?

    Zebraman

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      I do enjoy any usage of Fredo and Moe Greene (who died last month!). Art as Fredo might be a first. 🙂 …. “ferreting out the Truth” is not AC’s responsibility nor, be assured, his quest.

  • TheCowdog Reply
    2 years ago

    Frank Weedon? Oh gawd, BL.
    Chansky couldn’t carry Weedon’s jock.
    (Not that either ever wore one.)

    Frank woulda tweeted Marvin’s tweet before Marvin figured out doughnuts and champaigne go together.

    No…uhh uhh. Frank, in his way, was an over frothing watchdog. Chansky, in his way, is a Valley Girl fluffer.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      Freedom Fighters versus Terrorists.

  • Wolfdon Reply
    2 years ago

    This guy AC is unreal !

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      A career “fan” who has absorbed a bazillion gallons of his school’s Kool-Aid. Some might say State’s legendary Frank Weedon was such a blind partisan.

  • Dr.Vinnyboombatz Reply
    2 years ago

    Art will do what he can to try and exonerate Roy to the bitter end.
    What is your opinion on the recent self reporting to the NCAA on more women’s basketball violations and men’s soccer violations? Many believe that it is a delay tactic to avoid the 2016 men’s team from being banned from March Madness. Does this make sense?

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      I would never discount ANY conspiracy theory. Remember only 50% of them are bogus. I also never discount the abilities of rival fans to conjure up bizarre fantasies that denigrate their opponent. …. I’m not sure there is anyone over there clever enough to come up with that one.
      .
      What these recent mini-violations were seems infinitesimal in scope…
      .
      Art cares much more about Dean’s Legacy than Roy’s. Roy is only important in that he is a key part of Dean’s Legacy. Art is a Dean Guy 110%.

      • Dr.Vinnyboombatz Reply
        2 years ago

        I agree, mini violations compared to the rest of the scam should not cause the NCAA to delay doing what they must do.

        • BobLee Reply
          2 years ago

          I will leave it to the Machiavellian Society to figure it out. 🙂

      • ultraviolet Reply
        2 years ago

        I wonder if Art wrote that one handed while rolling 2 ball bearings in his other hand while muttering to himself that he really did know who ate the strawberries.

        • BobLee Reply
          2 years ago

          I imagine it more like the scene from Dr. Strangelove w/ Peter Sellers in the UN. 🙂

  • Van Thomas Reply
    2 years ago

    BL, we all have friends like Art. The ones that will go to their graves expousing the correctness of their POV. You are a good man for sticking by him even if he is delusional.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      I prefer my acquaintances on the spicey / eccentric side. 🙂 … how else can I explain Kennel AND Chansky ??

  • Wufwuf1 Reply
    2 years ago

    It is funny that Art thinks of these investigations happened in a vacuum. They happened in a cascade that started with the Tweet and took a turn towards an institutional and academic involvement with the McAdoo paper. UNC had to investigate itself. The wolves were literally at the gates. They darn sure didn’t want someone to come in who was not selected by them, without a predefined scope to the investigation. UNC investigations found issues centered around AFAM, because their scope was only in AFAM.

    The problem they ran into was Wainstein was more thorough than they thought he would be and Jan Boxhill was more careless than they thought she could be. Her carelessness has made Sylvia Hatchell expendable and the easiest simplified target to PR for the next round of “Blame Anyone”, in the all out effort to save Mens Basketball.

    I went ahead and read the end this book. In the end, it doesn’t work.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      ….. Wainstein was more thorough than they thought he would be.” Don’t you just hate it when that happens?

      • BOG Guy Reply
        2 years ago

        It’s like, “I can’t believe Wainstein did his job!”

        • BobLee Reply
          2 years ago

          DAMN YOU WAINSTEIN! We paid you $3,000,000 and THIS is what we get ????

          • Doug
            2 years ago

            I suppose Art is speaking to his base which is what that group of folks needs to hear and expects him to say. It’s the center of the universe, Orange County, against everybody else on earth except of course China, India, Africa, the Middle East, and maybe Guam.

          • BobLee
            2 years ago

            He is DEFINITELY preaching to the TCW choir. Without me sending it out… it would never get beyond CHill city limits.

  • BOG Guy Reply
    2 years ago

    May be the most clueless homer I have ever come across. All about “protecting the brand” rather than “getting the truth”. Thank goodness the BOG, whom so many have accused of sitting on our hands, insisted on the Wainstein investigation. While we have officially been very quiet on this, all members of the BOG want to see the right thing done in this case. Carolina can not move on until this is over, and it won’t be over until the story is completely told. Does Art truly think this would have died if Wainstein had never entered the picture?

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      Actually AC asked me to find out which of you BOG guys were responsible for The Wainstein Report ever coming to past. He thinks it was all an ABCer Plot from the get-go.

    • Erv Reply
      2 years ago

      It’s difficult to pick out a culprit in the way this fiasco has been handled, but near the top of the list is the BOG. They could have ended this almost before it began: but no, they thought it would die a natural death and they did nothing… at least nothing that helped bring resolution. The appointment early on of a truly independent investigatory body (the Drake Group comes to mind) with the unfettered authority to do a thorough investigation would have brought this scandal to a halt years ago. But no, the BOG and the BOT and the president and the chancellors chose the deny and cover up route. How has that worked for you?

      • BobLee Reply
        2 years ago

        In the aftermath of the V Scandal bungling, such matters are supposed to be handled on-campus. The sacrilege of “THIS” was too awesome for anyone to grasp so they simply “froze” and hoped it would just go away. There is still a sizable % of uber TruBlues who are still Holocaust Deniers and always will be.
        .
        Never forget Tom Ross wanted to hire the retired Dickie Baddour as Athletics Czar of the UNC System !!!??? With that attitude, what sort of “investigation” do you think Ross would have conducted?

  • fayettewuf Reply
    2 years ago

    I sorta feel sorry for old Art. He seems to live in a tiny world. He is really wrapped up in UNC basketball. But IMHO the university’s was forced was into bringing in someone more creditable than the Guv (since his finding were pretty much laid to waste). In Art’s world, the thing to do was stonewall in spite of the fact that UNC’s academic reputation fairly or unfairly was taking hits all over the place. I mean when you make a SACS committee goggle eyed, you have crossed a few lines. In Art’s view the reputations of Dean and by extension Roy are much more important than that of the university’s.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      I believe THAT is exactly the case. There is also a bit of that blind “take a bullet for him” loyalty towards V among some Wuffs.

  • TheCowdog Reply
    2 years ago

    No…Wainstein is not the gift that keeps on giving, Art. You are.

    At every turn, you further reinforce the images that the rest of the non-TCW world have shaped for years.

    Thanks be for the friendship between BL and Chansky. Otherwise, we could be left with the notion that “they” may not be who we think “they” are.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      Stereotypes come into existence for a reason. There probably have been “Jews From New Jersey” attending Duke. Some NCSU student HAS had a SKOAL can in the backpocket of his Levis (but I’ve yet to find one who has scr**** a nanny goat or admitted it). Yes, AC does perpetuate a stereotype “over yonder”. 🙂

  • Doug Reply
    2 years ago

    Art’s article is right pathetic. Pitiful even.

    AC: “But that last little bit of transparency blew the case wide open again when, in my opinion, it was the last thing Carolina ever should have done to protect itself from further damage. Now, where it all ends nobody knows.”

    Translation: We screwed our own selves.

    • BobLee Reply
      2 years ago

      Well not exactly. Art had nothing to do with the decision to engage Wainstein. Im sure he opposed that decision from the get-go. Now he’s just playing “I told you so.”

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