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BobLee
October26/ 2015

From The Butcher’s Future to Black Jocks Oughta Wear Condoms…. BobLee is “all over the place” this week!

“The Butcher” Back To Miami ??? ….. expect to see “The Butcher’s” name on most short lists to reButch Davisplace the Bravehearted Al Golden at Miami.   Sure…. BD bailed on’em after the ubiquitous “promise never to” for The Browns; but everybody does that.  There are too many other choices better than him; but if they all say No…. ya never know.  A Long Shot at best but lots o’ fun to imagine. …. Mario Cristobal will be 1st choice, I think.  Hey Sasser… what do YOU think?

 

BREAKING NEWS >>>>>  Just as AgentPierce predicted last week…. John “Trainwreck” Fennebresque HAS RESIGNED as UNC BOG Chairman Effective Immediately. LINK.

 

MORE BREAKING NEWS >>>>> UNC Releases “How much it costs to host a TGU on its campus” – LINK.

 

How Irrelevant has VPI become ? …. Frank Beamer deserves better than to “go out this way”.   With both VaTech and UVA being “in the crapper” WHERE are all those Tidewater Blue Chippers going? …. The Lane was still packed for that Humdinger Thriller with Duke so give Gobbler fans credit for tenacity.

 

I’m sorry Swoffy but Syracuse, Pitt and Boston College AIN’T NEVER going to REALLY be “in The ACC”.  I can’t name any Head Coach or even ONE player on any of the three teams…. nor do I care that I can’t.

 

Mike London is “Toast” for sure in Hoo-ville.   One mistake he made was “too many old assistants” – TO’B, Smilin’ Jon, Archer, etc.   No way those guys have any interest in recruiting.   With both Virginia schools (probably) getting new coaches could UVA finally jump over VaTech ???

 

How has Ol’ Silent Sam survived this long ???   Considering that the Insane Clown Posse has gottSilentSamen its way on near’bout everything South of Franklin Street for quite some time…. it’s amazing that Ol’ Sam survives.   But he’s still standing his lonely watch “waiting for that virgin to walk by so he can finally fire his rifle….”.  ….. You know Chanc Chihuahua would AT LEAST like to change him to “Silent Samantha”.  It will probably surprise you that neither AgentPierce nor BobLee have particularly strong feeling about “this brouhaha”.

 

It’s the old school unis! ….. folks want to give the credit to Gene Chizik and certainly he has made a big difference; but UNC’s 5-1 record (almost 6-0) has been achieved totally wearing “old school uniforms”. ….. Those dreadful FUBU / urban unis / helmets are a thing of the past “amid the pines”.   Hopefully that won’t “hurt recruiting” too much. …. “My sources say” the dreadful FUBUs MIGHT show up again but very very rarely and not the really awful ones.

 

Wonder how Coach Chizik feels about Margaret Spellings making more $$$ than he does ??  – $770,000 versus $650,000 …. When a University President overseeing a $9,000,000,000 operation with well over 30,000 employees makes more than a Defensive Coordinator, what kind of message does that send to semi-literate 17 y/os about “institutional priorities”.

 

Margaret SpellingsSpeaking of “that Bush Woman”…. if you think we’ll be talking about her A LOT…. YOU’RE RIGHT.   Mostly it will be from AgentPierce and I’ll just direct you over to his site where you should GO RIGHT NOW for “Margaret’s Manifesto”. ….. Anyone who can gin up this much pure toxic hatred from Day One from both the journo-weasels AND the Insane Clown Posse has to be “special”. ….. EVERY BRICKYARDER should read what Pierce reveals about The BOG and The System – a/k/a “UNCCH & The 16 Irrelevant Dwarfs”.

 

November is going to be a HUMDINGER Month for College Football.   With so many of the Top Ten scheduled to play one another in the upcoming weeks, the Final Four will whittle itself down BUT the conspiracy monkeys all across America will still scream FOUL and swear “The fix is in” and “Everybody is against us…..”.  ….. I really like Stanford as the Dark Horse. ….. My FF right now would be tOSU – LSU – Stanford – Baylor/TCU.   Baylor losing it’s QB is BIG.

 

A “nice little W” over Woeful Wake confirms that WuffDave’s Boys are not as good as the Cupcake 4-0 nor as bad as the subsequent 0-2.   But definitely NOT – “The Long Awaited Break-Out Season”.  The Pack does have enough skilled players to give both The “Noles and The Dabos a good tussle over the next few weeks…. or get blitzed.   Nov 28 in The Carter will still be fun in our little neck o’ the woods.

 

IF The Fighting Larry/Genes get by Pitt at Pitt on Thursday and DO NOT SELL OUT for Duke….. then Kenan will NEVER EVER sellout again EVER.   I could not tell how full Kenan was vs UVA.   Those gawd-awful first ten rows in the lower corners were empty “as always”.   Why would ANYONE pay for those terrible seats? ….. Rip out “those lower ten rows in the corners” and plant flowers there…. but not “more pine trees”.

 

Should I NOT call’em the Fighting Fedorians?   Should we call’em the “Defend Themselves AgDick Sheridanainst a Gang of Angry ATOs” Fedorians.  …..  “gang of angry frat boys” ??? …. is that like “a box of pissed-off puppies” ??? …… As I noted, no one will ever confuse Larry Fedora with Dick Sheridan when it comes to “walking the straight and narrow” .   Wonder what Naz Worthen thinks about this latest Fracas on Franklin Street ? …. In the words of Dick Sheridan – “….. because you never shoulda even been there to begin with.”  Right on Coach Sheridan.  Still my favorite Wolfpack Football Coach of the modern era.

 

Those last two innings of Game Six – Royals vs Blue Jays was also a HUMDINGER.   The controversial home run by “Moose” was definitely the correct call.   The railing was not in-play.  Now…. that 2nd strike on Revere ?  That was very “iffy”. ….. Oh well.  Now it’s on to The Fall Classic – GOTHAM vs Fly-Over Country.   You know I’ll be watching purty near every pitch.

 

The NFL is now in what Week 6 or 7?  I’ve still not watched ten minutes total.   It’s October.  Are they doing that “We think breast cancer is bad” Pink Thing again this year?  No comment although I do agree – breast cancer IS bad.  ….. I still say “Black Jocks Wear Condoms” would be a better cause for The League to adopt.   THAT might actually make a difference.

 

Will Rick Pitino survive Ho-gate?   Absolutely.  When push comes to shove…. Big Time College Sports ALWAYS goes with “Situational Ethics”.   ALWAYS.  Wonder how many Louisville fans have been thinking Ol’ Roy oughta be canned for “all that junk”…. and cheered when Boeheim got slapped.  But certainly NOT OUR GUY RICK! … H -Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E-S !

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GWC
GWC
5 years ago

Mack and wife seem happy with current gig so why jump back into the fray ? Let me know what Albert thinks of his and Russell’s athletic comps . In his book he plays down his own athletic skills . I always thought his heart was his greatest athletic asset . And his greatest human being asset as well .

SWVA UNCer
SWVA UNCer
5 years ago

The past couple of weeks a couple of published commenters (on a local and semi-local site) have mentioned Mack Brown’s name being passed around as replacements at VT and UVA. Please tell me both schools have better sense, or at least, Brown won’t attempt to come back to the ACC. But then, Swofford, and you know my feelings about him, may get his buddy back here. BTW, Machu Picchu’s scenery is beyond fantastic, and absolutely beautiful, but I almost caught pneumonia standing in the rain for one hour 20 minutes waiting for a bus back to the train, even with… Read more »

GWC
GWC
5 years ago

Albert was not exactly ” long in the tooth (no pun)” in 1960 but he did coach some of this ATO pre-game crowd but a few of them did/do idolize the four-sport letterman . I would suggest DHS grad , and Morehead Scholar , Russell Hollers was an even better collegiate athlete than Albert . Basketball Coach Frank McGuire said , in 1957 , Russ could play for me NOW ! 1957 ! And UNC head football Coach Jim Tatum then said , “Russ is like another Paul Hornung!” A few years later , as a starter for UNC’s baseball… Read more »

GWC
GWC
5 years ago

The “angry ATO’s” hadn’t been heard from since Sept. 1960 when the NC State-UNC f-ball game was preceded by an approved ATO stunt that received Sports Illustrated coverage ! Some ATO guys from Durham borrowed old Durham High uniforms ( red and white ) , maybe forty five ATO’s dressed in the uniforms pre-game in a nearby dorm , waited for the real State team to re-hit the locker room before the game , delayed a bit , and led by pledge Nick Street (six feet three plus , dark skin , wearing #18 , a pure Roman Gabriel look-alike)… Read more »

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
5 years ago

Fascinating column, Bobby Lee Not that BK summed it up….but i think it is definitely ONE of the Pots…..never could figure out what brand Pourri was….but folks on the street say it is higher than the others. Good call on Johnny HowDoUSpellHisName. I think that proper pronunciation does rhyme with Wreck. Maybe you have a future as a Rapper. You are out of touch with how to promote a new movement….it SHOULD be “Real Pro Jocks wear Pink Condoms….”. Silent Sam is close to the recycling container. BUT, if he were publicly castrated by the Light Blue Smurfette, dressed in… Read more »

TheCowdog
TheCowdog
5 years ago

I can’t decifer if this whole page is eclectic, or plain weird.

Butch is actively campaigning, surely predicting an FIU job, just for that very reason. He has as much chance in Miami as I have beating a DT on a wheel route.

FWIW, I always kinda dug Silent Sam. He hasn’t said sh#t for over a century. Or has he? In whispers. Johnson still has his mount under the magnolias at the capital…Right?

Strange column…all good. All ya need is Pomeranz weighing in. 🙂

ydnase49
ydnase49
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

I thought he was just a preppy golf lover! (Pomeranz)
Silent Sam should be moved nearer other war memorials on campus.

Allen W. Smothers
5 years ago

Dead-ON BobLee… on each of those notions… especially the fact that Dick Sheridan is THE Greatest Football Coach in NC State history (with all due respect to Earle Edwards), but not to be disrespectful, but I must correct your abbreviation… It’s “BMFD” who the U’s former Thug-aletes want to return their “school(?)” to the days of Nevin Shapiro, NWA fanbase, and cheating their asses off for championships! They saw it happen, and they’ve watched it happen with Ol’ Roy, Slick Rick, and Diamond Jim on the hardwood… CHEATING PAYS!

MMcLean7
MMcLean7
5 years ago

Speaking of selling out for Duke, I remember being at Kenan on a beautiful late November day in 1997 to watch a 9-1, top 10 Carolina team play its final home game of the season against the Blue Devils (admittedly not nearly as good as this year’s edition but still a rival) in front of a bunch of empty seats. (Officially the crowd was announced at 53,500, but I remember seeing a lot of aluminum glistening in the sun that afternoon.) It was two weeks after the undefeated, fifth-ranked Heels lost to No. 2 Florida State at home in front… Read more »

Myowngrandpaw
Myowngrandpaw
5 years ago

Butch Davis won’t take another coaching job until he finishes taking ALL of UNC’s money for firing him unjustly. Has UNC completed paying Butch his “severance pay”? Since 2009, I would love to know the actual dollar amount UNC has spent fighting former athlete lawsuits and the NCAA “investigation”. From former Governor Jim Martin to Ken Wainstein reports. From hiring lawyers for Kathleen Wiley to Mary Willingham. And the sad part is, IT IS STILL GOING ON!

Myowngrandpaw
Myowngrandpaw
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

According to WRAL 7.5 million.
Please please use your SKILLS to give us a breakdown.
Who got how much.
Who wrote the checks?
Where did the 7.5 mill come from.

Did we State fans that pay taxes contribute to this legal defense fund?

Doug
Doug
5 years ago

Bizarre season. Who’da thunk that Duke, UNC, NCSU fans would still be talking football into late October or even into November? I have no clue if Al Golden is or isn’t a good HBC but didn’t realize until this AM that THE U is still playing, since 2010, under sanctions (-5 players under the max NCAA scholarship limit of 85) which makes the former U players which called for his head look even thuggier. It’s a bottom line profession. Never heard of a big time coach with a modest winning or losing record retained for recruiting a bunch of boy… Read more »

Doug
Doug
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Yeah but I’d pay top dollar if Roy has a brain fart (only a matter of time I’m sure) at 22-1, ranked 2nd in the polls, playing #1 Duke at the DES Center, and let his boys choose special Blood & Crips uniforms for the occasion. Either that or double-breasted seersucker. It appears that BB at UNC has a greater uniform margin of error for such shenanigans, as long as Duke is beat down, as do the gridiron Heels. I will say that UNC footballers are playing in front of seas of aluminum this season while wearing “acceptable” costumes in… Read more »

ETHokie76
ETHokie76
5 years ago

Regarding my beloved Hokies, Frank is not well. I think anyone with half a brain can see that. For all he has done for VA Tech, I just wish people would leave him alone until after that big party in Bristol. Once that’s done, I think Frank will be ready to cash in his chips. Just hang in there until then. On the other hand, what has happened to Bud’s defense? This is what we’ve relied upon for years. Duke’s quarterback was pretty awesome, but he had a lot of help with poor coverage. What’s worse, we’ve run out of… Read more »

ETHokie76
ETHokie76
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

After the Tennessee game, he can retire mid-season like “Visor Boy” did at South Carolina. It’s going to take more than one year for UVa to overcome Tech’s recruiting advantage, although we do owe a deep debt of gratitude to Mike London & Company. I have a feeling that Tech’s commitment to Bristol, which may be the worst venue ever for anything other than motor sports, has to include Frank.

58 Wolf Kennel
58 Wolf Kennel
5 years ago

BL, one of your typical good “pot pourri” columns with something for everyone to like or hate. Impossible to comment on all items, however. Spent all day Sunday in Charlotte where we kicked off our “Missiongathering Christian Church” with 120 present first day. Very good numbers for a “progressive evangelical” church in the NoDa area of Charlotte (Agent Pierce might not like). Don’t know yet how Spellings will even get started, much less work out for the long term. I am worried about her lack of knowledge about North Carolina culture. I think I met her back in the ’90’s… Read more »

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