Jim Grobe said: “Everybody does it”!!

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BobLee
July20/ 2016

As noted here over the years…. I like Jim Grobe.  I realize there is a mini-cult of Grobe-haters insisting he “mailed it in” his last few years at Wake Forest. Maybe he did.  … or the crack-back blocking thing.  I still like him when viewed in the context of 95% of Power Five FB / MBB coaches.

It’s 2016.   Is there any occupational niche that has universal credibility? “Big time college coach” is certainly NOT such a sacrosanct occupational.  OK…. your guy” IS sacred because he’s “your guy”. ….. yawn.

Finishing that point…. In a recent Facebook post I read about yet another act of pure lunacy by a University President.   The phrase “a University President said” is fair warning the article was the latest example of faux-intellectual idiocy running amok on a campus somewhere.

“University President” has joined “trial lawyer” …. “journalist” …. “pedophile” ….“elected official” …. “drug kingpin” …. “Wall-Streeter” ….. and “Hollywood celebrity” in a long list of very yucky things to call anyone.  As new professions keep earning their place on this ignominous list, old standbys like “pimp” and “roto-rooter man” and “lobbyist” slip into the 3rd-4th tier.  Like eligibility for Baseball’s Hall of Fame. If you don’t get enough votes after so many years you fall off the ballot.

Anyhoo.  Jim Grobe is back in Big Time Coaching and on center-stage at much beleaguered Baylor.

Jim Grobe WFUWhen Good Neighbor Jim was at “little Wake Forest” he was well-known in these parts but very rarely got national attention. That fit his “helpful hardware man” personality.  A Lou Holtz…. A Steve Spurrier…. A John Calipari require a Big Stage. They would be uneasy OUT of the spotlight.

Is Jim Gorbe ready to have his every word and every inflection “tweeted” withing seconds of it leaving his lips? Ready or not…. it is going to happen.

The Big 12 (but “Only 10” at least for now…) is having it’s version of The SEC Media Circus. Last week The SEC had its annual Nick (Saban) Said & The Earth Moved Circus. I think Little Johnny Swofford has his less-heralded version this week or next. I haven’t heard if BLM, KKK, LGBT, Westboro Baptist, ABCers, or Karl Hess are planning to hold nekkid protests…. or not.

So in his daily re-explanation of “Why did you take this job?…. Will you be able to suit up at least 22 players? …. “Have Baylor Fat Cats egged your car yet?” ….. “How many rapists are you still covering for?” ….. “Is Ken Starr as totally clueless as he obviously is?”…. Jim Grobe gave a salivating media mob their headline.

Jim Grobe uttered the phrase:

“The problems we have dealt with at Baylor are probably problems at every university in the country.” …. OMG !!!

The Twitter-verse lit up as if Melania Trump had lip-synced a Taylor Swift song about Pippa Middleton, Roger Ailes and Kim Kardashian joining BLM.

Everyone who read / heard what Jim Grobe said went apoplectic. They all would have totally agreed with Jim had he simply added the caveat “….. except at YOURS of course.”  Skullduggery involving sociopathetic thug-aletes going on at YOUR Alma Mater simply is unfathomable. It DOES exist in spades everywhere ELSE expecially at (insert name of hated rival). Jim shoulda known that.

Had he uttered such sacrelige while at “little Wake Forest” hardly anyone would have known he said it or much cared. That he is correct as it applies to every Power Five program is also irrelevant. In the Age of Twitter & Facebook you just cannot broadbrush an obviously universal problem no one will acknowledge.   Kind of like “1,000s of blacks killed by blacks just in Chicago alone”…. lets not talk about THAT.

Every Power Five program has NOT had “way too many sexual assaults by football players swept under the rug” in their program. Most have only had “a few”. So technically Grobe was incorrect. Are all the ingrediants in place on each Power Five campus that it could happen? Certainly. …. Including YOURS.

Can a Power Five campus defuse their own ticking time bomb by:

…. Appointing a “Title IV Coordinator”?   Of course not.

…. Installing Rape Hot-Lines on every vertical structure on campus? Nope.

…. Appointing a blue-ribbon ad hoc committee to produce “a handbook containing guidelines”?   Aaaiieeee!

…. Weekly “vigils” without / without votive candles?  Can there be “a vigil” without “votives”?

…. Arming coeds with AR-15s, box-cutters, and Don’tRapeMe bracelets?  Imagine a snowflake with a box-cutter!

…. Declare “sociopathic football players” the only animal species NOT allowed full access to Girls’ Restrooms & Dressing Rooms?   Good luck with getting THAT passed  a liberal federal judge.

…. Lots more saltpeter in the mashed potatoes in the Jock Dining Hall? Actually THAT might help.

…. Public castration of the next perp at high noon in The Quad using a rusty oyster knife? Together with the extra saltpeter might make a difference.

Going back up to our earlier discussion of “a University President said” …. Can you imagine the first U-Prez to announce his/her institutional policy of either the saltpeter and/or the public castration?? Yeeee HA!Michael Sam

Try The Michael Sam Approach?? 

Michael Sam was SEC Defensive POTY at Missouri 3-4 years ago and, of course, gained worldwide celebrity when he outed himself as Gay.   Most sexual assaults seem to be “on the defensive side of the ball”.  Defensive players tending to be more “aggressive” with a knee-jerk violence propensity.  “No means No” doesn’t seem to compute with them.  Very few Offensive lineman are involved in sexual assaults?  Go figure.

If there were more gay defensive players would that reduce sexual assaults (at least on coeds) on campuses by football players?

If a U-Prez and his/her Head Football Coach held a presser to announce their new initiative to – only recruit gay defensive players – in order to make their campus safer for coeds.

Either of those pressers could top Randy Parton @ The Umstead.

How would “the media” react? ….. How would Fat Cats and board monkeys react?

How would YOU react? Your comments, as always, are encouraged.

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  • TJ Reply
    8 months ago

    You are right about the code breakers, did not know that meth was a problem at NCSU in the 60’s. Grobe did mail it in his last years at Wake, it was a pitiful sight to see and he not only left the cupboard bare ,like Bill and Hilly he took the cupboard with him. Wake should have paid him 100k per win they would have saved somewhere around 8 mil.

    Now this kindly old grandpa is going to babysit the kids in Waco. Starting by saying everybody does it is the ultimate cop out and one my parents spanked out of me in 1953. Grandpa Jim will resign sometime in October sighting that other bromide, it is worse than I ever imagined, back to the safety of Reynolds Plantation.

    • BobLee Reply
      8 months ago

      Keeping Briles’ staff including his son was a risky move but maybe his options that time of the year were slim. If he manages to win 5 he should be COY.

  • Ellen.in.Kannapolis Reply
    8 months ago

    “Not allowing sociopathic football players unlimited access to Girls’ Restrooms and Dressing Rooms” seems like such a logical step ??

    • BobLee Reply
      8 months ago

      The first of many “logical steps” if we lived in a logical world.

  • MikeT Reply
    8 months ago

    BL, what do you think the normal objective Baylor fan thinks about this mess?

    • BobLee Reply
      8 months ago

      “normal objective” ??? Those are rarer than hens’ teeth in any fan base. Although every fan considers himself so. Like every “liberal” is a “mainstream moderate”… and back in the day EVERYONE read Playboy for the articles on humidors and stereos. … If TGU has taught us anything it is fans tend to circle the wagons when their beloved program is “exposed” as “as corrupt as everyone elses”.

  • NCSU68Grad Reply
    8 months ago

    I did NOT realize posting thought provoking, comical and informative posts was now becoming an Olympic sport. Will I have to be tested for PED’s?

    My first reaction to the column was the SUPPOSED FB (or other Social Media) posting of Lou Holtz….SUPPOSEDLY at the RNC carrying a Purple Crown Royal Bag. NOW that is news…..never mind with Grobe said. I however, will take a more Kennellike position on this. DESPITE my admiration for Old Lou (who often leaves NCSU off his resume and have NO momentoes on his walls), I am APALLED…..AGHAST I say. Quick, bring me a cute Coed Snowflake so that I can get a selfie with her (sans her top?) to show HER outrage at such behavior…..would GO viral.

    Lou, of all people should be a supporter of BCM. Black Crown Matters is a growing movement and mere regular (purple baggers) need to reassess their thinking. They just do NOT realize HOW racist they are. We need a national campaign. I will launch one if every one of your more than average affluent readers (who MIGHT be suffering from certain OTHER color privilege) will have a case of Black Crown shipped to me. I will have the bags suitably emblazoned with BCM. The media will be so confused that they will broadcast our effort on every venue. Jimmy Fallon will even adopt my Toby Keith hat and hairstyle and do a “talk to himself in the mirror” showing support for BCM. Jimmy is WELL known for imbibing….ask him what his breathalyzer was when he almost severed his finger….

    Back to the RNC. I have also decided that the speech writer that pulled a “rip off” of Iron Mike’s speech is actually a Cruz supporter…or a Hillary PLANT. Will Cruz support or announce his 2020 Campaign kickoff and give us the 900 number for donations as well as the website?

    • BobLee Reply
      8 months ago

      This one will need an entire tribe of Navaho code-breakers.

  • Doug Reply
    8 months ago

    Not positive about Baylor but doubt either The Bears or Wake Forest exploits ruffles too many feathers around these parts. WF for sure since 2006. Dang that was 10 years ago already. How many years is that in Demon Deacon years? I wonder how Chip and Joanna Gaines feel about their hometown school.

    • BobLee Reply
      8 months ago

      I’ve wondered about that too. Chip especially is a BIG Bears fan and alum. JoJo is likely too busy with Real World stuff that matters.

  • OldAlphaWolf Reply
    8 months ago

    Oh the honor of it all , to be compared to Kennel..

    • BobLee Reply
      8 months ago

      I’m sure Purcell is SHOCKED that you beat BK to the punch on this one.

      • OldAlphaWolf Reply
        8 months ago

        SHOCKED indeed :-))

        • BobLee Reply
          8 months ago

          PLUS…. you beat NCSU68 TOO! 🙂 … AWESOME BABY!

  • OldAlphaWolf Reply
    8 months ago

    “Except at ours…..

    • BobLee Reply
      8 months ago

      You beat Kennel to the gate with this one. THAT is tough to do. 🙂

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