BLS: ..MizzouMess Part II: Earl Goes To Dairy Queen

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BobLee
November09/ 2015

OK, back to Mizzou…..Missouri blacks
….. the gaggle of angry little anarchists got their way.
….. The “evil rich white man” resigned.

….. the Dick Gregory wannabee guy is eating again.
….. Coach Pinkel didn’t say anything to screw up his recruiting.

Everyone can go back to whatever you were doing before the word “MIZZOU” entered your lexicon….. confident that something like that could never happen “at our school”.

I appreciate all of you telling me I “nailed it”; but, this one was a slam dunk from the get-go.   Even if I wasn’t your resident expert on “Mizzou”.

All across the fruited plain of PowerFiveLand…. teams of gladiators suddenly realized the NCAA/ESPN Empires cannot exist without them.   Not even for one week.

The rank/file spectators demand their “bread & circus” ….. the Fat Cats demand their “bragging rights” ….. the university accountants need the $$$$.   The coaches…. the administrators…. the staffs…. they are ALL totally dependent on “the gladiators”.

50-60 “student-athletes “of color” now have the power to bring a Major College to its knees.   They have had it for some time but didn’t know it. Now they know it.

20-30-40,000 students, staff, alumni facing the unimaginable HORROR of their football or basketball teams “refusing to play”.   They won’t “do that” the fans and alumni all say to one another.  They can’t….. can they?

They can ….. They will unless they get whatever they want…. whenever they want it.Tim Wolfe
The power pendulum has swung…. but not “at your school”.  Just at all those other schools.

You had never heard of Tim Wolfe two days ago.  Just another “rich white man” who got what all “rich white men” have coming for the high crime of being “rich white men”.   Before he took the position as President of The Univ Missouri System in 2012 he had been a successful IBM executive.

You don’t really understand what did / did not happen in Missouri.   It sounds yucky.  Some black students were “disrespected”…. called names.   That’s not right.   That must be a horrible place…. that “Mizzou”.  The “media reports” make it sound just awful.   They treated those poor black students so disrespectfully.

They are an SEC school…. everybody knows all those SEC schools are full of stoopid rednecks.  Doesn’t each SEC school have a Klan chapter?  I bet they do.

Actually “that Missouri” is a lot like North Carolina.   Other than the two “big cities”, Missouri is full of Greenvilles, Salisburys, Hickorys, Roxboros, Lumbertons, New Berns and even Kinstons.   Good “salt of the earth” folks going about the never-ending challenge of making a living…. caring for their families…. trying to do more things right than wrong.   Just like us here in North Carolina.

Instead of an ocean, they have two really big rivers.  Their mountains – The Ozarks – are even older than The Smokies.  NASCAR’s Carl Edwards lives right there in Columbia.   “Good guy”…. Carl’s wife is a doctor.  His mom is Nancy…. stepdad Jim.  “Good people”.

Columbia MOWhat happened to cause all the ruckus at Mizzou?

Columbia, MO (“CoMo”) is in the geographical middle of Missouri – 120 miles along I-70 from St Louis or Kansas City.

One of the adjoining counties to CoMo’s Boone County is touted as “has more meth labs per capita than any county in America”.   Uh oh.

CoMo is a thriving metro area of 125,000 with two Billionaires (with a “B”) among those 125,000.  Two GOBs who married Sam Walton’s nieces.  One owns the St Louis Rams and will probably move them to LA in a few months.  No one likes him.  The other one is even richer and not nearly as disliked.  I digress …..

If you were casting for Deliverance II, you could do so within 40 miles of CoMo.  It gets a little scary if duelin’ banjos ain’t your thing.  Not real “progressive” if you get my drift.   Think deepest darkest Johnston County (JoCo)….Redneck Truck

I’m going to tell you an apocryphal story.  About “Earl” from JoCo on his way to that Dairy Queen over on Western Blvd in Raleigh.

Earl is having “a bad day”.  Earl has lots of bad days….. Earl has “issues” about “colored people”.  Those issues are based on Earl’s particular life experiences.  It is what it is.

Earl is in his 2004 Silverado going from Hillsborough St over to that DQ on Western Blvd.  Earl has no affiliation whatsoever with NC State University.  He is just cutting thru the campus on Dan Allen Drive.   As Earl’s truck approaches Thurman Drive by Bragaw Dorm….

A black student – Leon – on a bicycle shoots out in front of Earl’s truck.   Uh Oh…..

Earl yells out:  “Hey N*****, go back to Africa where you belong….”  Uh Oh again.

Earl is Earl and “having a bad day”.   Earl shoots on down Dan Allen, turns right and goes on to DQ for a Blizzard.

Leon is having a bad day too.  His just got worse.   Leon is active in the NC State Black Student Assoc.   He’s had it with being “disrespected” by guys like Earl from JoCo.

Leon storms over to Chancellor Randy’s office and DEMANDS Chanc Randy “Do Something”.

“A white guy in a pick-up truck just yelled a racial epithet at me.  What are YOU going to do about it?”  Leon demands of Randy.   No license #, no other info – just “a white guy in a pick-up truck”.

What CAN Randy do?   He gets what little information Leon has and promises to alert campus security to keep their eyes open for Earl’s 2004 Silverado, but doesn’t know Earl or that it is a 2004 Silverado.

“NOT GOOD ENOUGH” says Leon.

Leon contacts Jacoby Brissett and Nyheim Hines .  Leon tells them what happened and that “that white man Chancellor won’t do anything.  He is not sensitive to black people.”

Jacoby and Nyheim get angry too.  They tell their teammates AND THEN ……  If you haven’t seen where this is headed…. I can’t help you.

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IF such did happen around here…. Dave Doeren, Marc Gottfried, Roy Williams and Larry Fedora even Coach K would do EXACTLY what Gary Pinkel had to do.

(1) Bend over… (2) grab his ankles and (3) hope no one “calls him a racist”.  THAT would destroy his entire recruiting program.   The “gladiators” hold the hammer.

No.  This has NOT happened at NC State.  Do you think it couldn’t?

Within 50 miles of I-40 and Miami Blvd there are more than a few Earls with “colored people issues”…. and some Bloods and Crips and even some MS-13s…. and way too many sexual predators too.  Takes all kinds to make a metro area of over a million.

THAT friends and neighbors is “why Tim Wolfe resigned today as Prez of Univ of Missouri System”.

Over the past six months, there was also “a drunk student (??) who “said something racial” to a Missouri black student.

“A drunk white guy” said something to a black guy on a Saturday night in a college town.   Nothing like THAT would ever happen in Raleigh or Chapel Hill or Derm…. NEVER.

There was NOT a fraternity’s Uncle Remus party…. or any foolishness with a confederate flag.

The dining hall did NOT serve “watermelon and chittlins” to a black student.

Hellfire – Mizzou is where Michael Sam is a local hero for heaven sakes.

A campus of 35,000 students in a city of 120,000 had two reports of “racial epithets” over a four-six months period !

A “swastika painted in feces” (yuck and double yuck) appeared on a dorm wall.  Not good by any means but not sure why or who it was intended to “disrespect”.

Really bizarre stoopid stuff “happens in college towns”.   Always has….. always will…. whether the football team plays or not.   Being a campus security officer is NOT a dull job.

Tim Wolfe probably didn’t help himself in retrospect by not realizing – it’s 2015 – when a “black student” or a not-heterosexual student barges into your office, you better drop everything you were doing and give them whatever they want….. or else.

Maybe Tim Wolfe has “Trainwreck” Fennebresque’s “people skills”?   Would it have mattered?

The Univ of Missouri black football players have just shown every group of major college gladiators who “holds the hammer”.  When they drop that hammer THINGS WILL HAPPEN.  Big Time College Sports just got REALLY Interesting.

Don’t like something at your college?  Call a local media outlet.  Tell’em you and your buddies plan to “go on strike unless ______”

….. and watch your Coach, your AD, your Univ admins, and especially your Trustees all wet their pants.

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Chet
Chet
5 years ago

Sounds like this is a backdoor way to unionize the players.

TheCowdog
TheCowdog
5 years ago

Well. Guess “Earl”was having a really, really, bad day in Jeff City. We shoulda’ seen that one comin’.

BTW. I appreciate the “…holier than thou being above it all,” thing. I feel better.
Usually, with that kinda blues, we feel like we’re ” below it all.”

JDanWuff
JDanWuff
5 years ago

There truly is no fool like an old fool.

JDanWuff
JDanWuff
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

I’m doing better. Getting accustomed to the chemo, l guess. Finally stopped it from spreading and have had a reduction. The left lung is clear as is the abdomen. A lingering spot in the right lung keeps me from being in remission.

Definitely a sad time in Hokietown. Frank deserves to go out better, but he pulled a Unitas.

sanfransoxfan
sanfransoxfan
5 years ago

One thing’s for damn sure – things are not going back, they are moving on (note I did not say forward). The days when “Nothing like THAT would ever happen in [your town here]” could be said with an ironic tone and raised eyebrow before going about one’s business? Well, they’re over, over, over. Too many Earl’s are having too many bad days. Some of it is cause those darn Leon’s are not only “encroaching” where Earl believes they don’t necessarily belong, but also have the sack to think it’s no longer acceptable to be the recipient of Earl’s racist… Read more »

sanfransoxfan
sanfransoxfan
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Waiting for moi? Well, ok then. I write rarely but when I do it’s in response to your post, without reading the comments. So not looking for a friend (or foe), but appreciate your’s is a place where you are secure enough you don’t feel the need to control. Not sure what I said to get branded, or were you referring to “left coast” as where I’m coming from? Anyhow, I have now read the comments. The ones calling for a return to club sports might not be that far off if looking for a way to truly shut this… Read more »

sanfransoxfan
sanfransoxfan
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

I did not, and do not have one of those “bents.” And things are always “more complicated” but not where it matters – at the foundation. Which is showing cracks. There is something coming, but it’s not short term (maybe our Kid’s kids). It’s not going to be a revolution. More like gas escaping (from gasbags). TGU is fascinating because it pulls so many of the pieces together. As is TGR (“The Gladiator Revolt”? credit BobLee). I won’t make any meaningful contribution, but I won’t pick at scabs either. Who gives a shit if the feces was bogus? That’s not… Read more »

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
5 years ago
Reply to  sanfransoxfan

BL has brought up some salient points. If you sift through his columns and the comments, there is a movement that, for WHATEVER reason, started at UoM. 7% of the student body is black….interestingly only 3% of the faculty is black. BUT, the total White population of the Students, as well as the faculty, is 75%. SO, on paper, it is a fairly balanced or diverse campus when you look at the diversity of the students versus the diversity of the faculty. Click on the link…it is from the University and not a kooky site. https://diversity.missouri.edu/about/stats/ OK, what has created… Read more »

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
5 years ago

Bob Kennel, I thoroughly support the right of individuals to protest things. That happened when I was at NCSU in the late 60’s, I also lived through the MLK assassination riots that ensued which effectively shut down Raleigh for a more than a week. I also had a friend that was driving through a neighborhood in Chapel Hill, with her 2 YO daughter that was stopped and surrounded by a group (gang) of black young men with Molotov Cocktails and ordered out of her car…..but one of the leaders saw the little girl and told his crew to let her… Read more »

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Thank you for permission to commit blog suicide…..but I do take offense to his comments. Having talked personally to him, he is not such a bad guy…..but you only want to talk about certain things. As you pointed out, countless posts before, we are probably more alike that either of us would admit. We pray and believe in the same God and support the same institution and each has our own career accomplishments. I only have a Silver Rolodex…..but I do chat with various high ranking members of the Gov’s Council of State and the administration at NCSU, from time… Read more »

Doug
Doug
5 years ago
Reply to  NCSU68Grad

Warning: My sarcasm meter is switched to full ON. 68 please refrain from using rational thought processes when debating others with a different point of view. Do you think a light will suddenly go off in a person’s head that they have been wrong all along and it was YOUR salient points which corrected a lifetime of mistakes and flawed reasoning? ?

Babs-in-Derm
Babs-in-Derm
5 years ago

If people stopped going to, viewing, and supporting the games, these fools wouldn’t be playing ball, scholarships would be dropped, and the administration would gain control again. You have to call their bluff.

58 Wolf Kennel
58 Wolf Kennel
5 years ago

BL, previous post wouldn’t go through saying I was posting too fast ? Actually just trying to get out of here. It said that it seemed to be appropriate to give BL his full throated AP voice :>)) Today’s “hoot and holler” at 1:00PM is just veterans saying that Medicaid should have already been made statewide. Using the portable Bell Tower we dedicated at NC State 18 months ago. On Veterans’ Day we also realize the VA was not intended to deal with all regular medical problems that veterans have, and many are suffering. No William B. today as he’s… Read more »

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
5 years ago
Reply to  58 Wolf Kennel

BK, Perhaps you could put a link here as to WHY the VA was NOT setup to deal with “Veterans Health Issues”? Did I misinterpret WHAT you said. My son, an NSCU Honors Grad and also a Cum Laud UNC Grad (JD) would be most interested in that. He is part of the “appeals” committee that is the final authority (save litigation) of Veterans Entitlements or Benefits. There are about 300 of them….they have a QUOTA and even if they go on vacation, have to work extra hours to keep their quota up. They have to do about 6 cases… Read more »

TarheelMC
TarheelMC
5 years ago

Well written and astutely observed. About to happen down here in Wayne County with Charles B. Aycock High School, only this time it will be led by a bona-fide race-baiter, the Reverend Barber his-own-self. I suspect that most, if not all, of these incidents are part of a very well-orchestrated plan. I also believe that this is an undercurrent in this country of normal, respectable people, of all races and creeds, who are getting sick of this stuff. I have told my children that race relations are the worst they have ever been in my 50 years, and it is… Read more »

TarheelMC
TarheelMC
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Breaking news- Rev Barber just received the “prestigious” Puffin/Nation Prize, a $100,000 payoff to continue his agitation in Raleigh and beyond. Past winners include: NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, Playwright/Gay Activist Tony Kushner, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, Enviromentalist Wacko Bill McKibben, etc. Stir the crap and get paid. Quite a life.

58 Wolf Kennel
58 Wolf Kennel
5 years ago

BL, BL, BL — Some stories are obviously more close to the bone than others. This Mizzou story shows you indeed “nailed it”, although it was through Agent Pierce’s foot into the floor. Whole story not out yet. Demonstrations not violent. Certainly more than just three football players that you first intimated. Chancellor as well as President now resigned and taking “blame” for overall situation. Nothing really new here. It’s called “racism” and it exists in MO as well as here in the Triangle. It’s America’s original sin, our Societal Great Unpleasantness. However, your “Earl” story does a true disservice… Read more »

DrJay
DrJay
5 years ago

I strongly agree with Backnine. My hope (and prayer) is that someday soon there will be enough people who will stand up and say, “OK – that’s it. Enough is enough,” and we can bring an end to this wretched absurdity called political correctness that has gripped not only our universities but our entire nation.
(Yes, I have on my asbestos shorts and construction helmet and am not holding my breath.)

SWVA UNCer
SWVA UNCer
5 years ago

Call me dumb, I guess, but I didn’t know the U.S. Constitution was so offensive. And, I’m so behind on some work I’m doing, that I don’t have time to sit down and explore this Project Veritas thing, but just why did they want the U.S. Constitution out of dorms? Isn’t NCSU still a part of the U.S. (said in jest, of course, I KNOW they are!) Seriously, what was the problem, and why in heaven’s name would a chancellor bow to such a ridiculous request?

Geek49203
Geek49203
5 years ago

Y’all missing the point. I did a geek thing and searched this article for the word “Ferguson” and didn’t find it. Well, to bring you up to speed, the nastiness that had been simmering for a long while blew up a while back when a youth robbed a store and got himself shot by the cops. It was in some of the newspapers? Well, anyway — just like NC or any of the other 57 or so states — things had been simmering for quite a while there before the blowup. But when it blew, let’s just say that the… Read more »

Daviewolf83
Daviewolf83
5 years ago

It most definitely could happen at my school, as evidenced by the report that broke just yesterday. An “evil” conservative group (paraphrasing WRAL News) descended on poor NC State and in a very “corrupt” manner, got them to agree to remove copies of the US Constitution from all displays in the dormitories. Yes, their chain was yanked and the fact it was connected to a knee caused it to jerk. Apparently, the group involved (Project Veritas) tried the same experiment at Duke and UNC and to their credit, their knee was not jerked. They made the right decision to reject… Read more »

Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald
5 years ago

This just in BL — Fightin’ Bob Kennel has vowed to hunger strike until you “acknowledge your white privilege.” Your move!

uncleron
uncleron
5 years ago

What backnine said. They tsk tsk’d Bill Friday and patted him on his head when he warned about the incompatibility of academics and entertainment. Of course, if you change the focus of academics enough you can forestall the problem for awhile. Get the popcorn and switch to high school football, this is going to get way worse before it gets better.

uncleron
uncleron
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Better might not be good on all fronts. To me, UNC football was better when you had to go to the game to see it and stately pines ringed the stadium. There are, no doubt, factions of the “fan base” that would enjoy a good Lions vs. Christians halftime show. Status quo is getting less and less popular among some factions. Let’s see which side wins.

Richard
Richard
5 years ago

The inmates are running the asylum! Where are the trustees? Unbelievable something like this could happen.

Doug
Doug
5 years ago

Hard hitting. Succinct. Even I got it. I know plenty of Earls and more than few Bro’s. I suspect sooner or later and probably sooner, this is going to be about paying college players more than just stipends. $erious money to make the players be perhaps a bit more selective in taking offense to every yahoo that calls someone an offensive name. Can’t happen at my school? Now where have heard that recently? Those dumb jocks might be semi-illiterate but they’re smart enough to know what the NCAA pays ESPN and smart enough to see those Mr. & Mrs. fat… Read more »

backnine
backnine
5 years ago

This development is a sickening mess to be sure. But I have to wonder what may happen if the gladiators attempt to use said hammer too often. Just beneath the surface among rational, everyday working folks who pay taxes (and buy tickets) is a building sense of “I’m sick of this $hit”. It’s why the GOP front-runners right now are establishment outsiders and not career politicians. I can see a scenario – and perhaps I’m hoping for a scenario – where the inmates (and loony community organizers) make one threat too many and their bluff gets called. Public sentiment for… Read more »

oldwuf vet
oldwuf vet
5 years ago

Brother BL, once again you called it. My lovely wife and I were just talking about the Mizzou situation this evening. My comment to her was exactly that; its coming. Only a matter of time(and not long) before it hits the local campuses where our tuition dollars have been going for the last 7 years. I’m glad I’ve only got about 2 more years to worry about how this is affecting my kids education or my tuition checks being blown on useless crap. This is just an extension of the hyper-offended attitude that has pervaded college campuses for several years.… Read more »

oldwuf vet
oldwuf vet
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

“Lurking in the weeds”. It is surprising that the loonies, race hucksters, little activists in training hadn’t figured out how to recruit ballplayers to extort social justice before now. The environment is certainly perfect. Our President and his minions can be proud of the racial “harmony” they’ve stoked the past 7 years. Doesn’t seem like anybody is happy these days.

TheCowdog
TheCowdog
5 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

I thought you said this thing transcends politics. Wait. Didn’t you say something like, (…”needs someone to blame?”)

Certainly, this situation could never have evolved in McCain’s America.

Now, back to my stool at the Apolitical Blues Lounge, before somebody snags it. I’ve noticed alotta new faces there of late.

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