Their End Game ???? …. plus:

End Game
BobLee
October10/ 2016

We’ll get into WHY fans attended any of the three college fottball games in The Triangle last Saturday… and discuss if Gene Chizik’s 15-minutes of Guru Fame is officially expired…. But first…..

Surely you all know by now that Colin Kaepernick’s world-famous National Anthem protest was a publicity scheme cooked up by his BLM activist girl-friend – Nessa Diab –  to get them a reality show.

Colin and Nessa

She saw that his NFL career was headed south. They had a brief window to capitalize on his “fame”. To her credit…. They were successful. But now that they have created this cultural phenomenon…. Where is it going? …. What’s The End Game?

The copycatting of the whole thing was a given from Day One. Every NFL team has a couple or more stern-faced kneelers. Colleges are joining it including sympathetic little snowflakes as we’ve seen at ECU and UNCCH (of course). For sure it has trickled down to high school and no doubt to a few Pop Warner teams.

Fan reaction in stadiums has not been positive as we all saw at ECU. For sure many fans are over-reacting as the protests are “peaceful” and not disruptive. Quietly kneeling is a passive protest. “They” are not burning or otherwise desecrating “The Flag” or preventing others from displaying their patriotism. But what happens next?

As I said in my original comments on this…. I’m not as bent-outta-shape as many are. I see it as a natural progression of the Gladiator / Spectator Oil & Water Cultural Imbalance. Totally predictable….

The NBA season starts soon. It’s a given we’ll see some kneelers on every NBA team (and many college teams) protesting “racial injustice”. Arenas are smaller than stadiums so the protestors will be nearer to the fans. The Galdiator / Spectator Factor is even more drastic with college / pro basketball. Will arena fans simply ignore it OR…..

“They” are not trying to Free Nelson Mandell or rename a highway for Trayvon Martin or declare Rodney King’s birtday a national holiday? ….. what then is the symbolic response that the kneelers are waiting for from “America”? ….Demanding?

A Black POTUS? A Black Justice Dept? Black Police Chiefs in most major cities? Nope… they’ve already got all those…..

With the ridiculous HB2 Brouhaha the “Demand” is the repeal of the Law. There is no “Law” to repeal to resolve “racial injustice”.

What response from “America” will end these protests? …. Or will they never end but simply become part of the tradition when The National Anthem is played?

If you consider these dozen or so instances of LEOs shooting AfAm perps as “an epidemic” – I don’t by the way – what do “they” want? Each of the dozen or so incidents across America over the past 3-4 years, of course, has another side of the story that “the mainstream media” carefully avoids. That “other side” does not fit the agenda of The Obama Administration and their media cohorts.

If the dozen or so LEOs involved in these incidents are executed in some highly publicized national event…. Is that “justice”? You Tube beheading are popular with Isis? Is that what “they” want?

I’m serious and quite curious. What is The End Game to this…. Am I the first / only person to pose this question?

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WHY

If you attended last Saturday’s games in Carter-Finley, Kenan or The Wally…. WHY? It was a  frogstrangling rain when you left home for the game with every forecast calling for the torrential rains to continue all day.  Which it did.  WHY did you go…..?

I’m not even getting into the request from state emergency management officials that the public stay off the highways.

Now I know I’m a minority of One in that I don’t attend sports events any longer regardless of weather conditions. I find watching them in the comforts of my home to be much preferable. All three games were available on TV in this area.

FOR THE RECORD:  My personal WHY is staying up until 3 AM Tues watching the Giants beat the Cubs in 13 innings to stay alive in the NLDS.

Those of you who tout the social aspects of tailgating with friends at games as your prime motivation…. How did THAT go Saturday? Were those deviled eggs and Bojangles thighs and breasts yummy?

I “get” college students going BECAUSE it was such a damn foolish thing to do. Part of being a college student is doing “damn foolish things”. But most of you are far removed from that demographic. WHY?

This was not “iffy” weather…. cold, drizzly, windy, miserable etc that you could dress for. This was “sit in a torrential downpour for three hours”.

Had it not been the legendary Fighting Irish would you Wuffs have shown up?

There is no right/wrong answer. I’m just curious. “Because I’m a True Fan and I wanted to support our boys” is, I suppose, acceptable if that’s the best you got.Bud Foster

As for State defeating Notre Dame while The Fedorians got whupped like drowned rats by The Fighting Hokies of “Guru” Bud Foster…. claiming “the weather” as “why” doesn’t wash with me. All teams played under the same conditions….

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Being “a guru” is Risky Business. Last year Gene Chizik inherited a rag-tag bunch of woeful defensive players. He turned his inherited “rag-tags” into a very respectable unit. A year later…. That “respectable unit” is once again “a rag-tag” bunch. How do dat happen?  Guess $700,000 doesn’t get you all that much in the Guru Bizness.

Speaking of “gurus”…. Former Amato Offensve Guru – Marc Trestman’s roller coaster career took its latest dip today as he was terminated as OC of the Baltimore Ravens.

Andy Warhol’s famous celebrity time frame must apply to “gurus” too.

So much for that signature W last week in Tally.   I’m guessing that “whupping in the rain” takes Larry off any “short list” for a BIG TIME gig…. unless Oklahoma State happens to open up.

Carolina fans being Carolina fans…. I betting there’ll be aluminum aplenty in Kenan if The Fedorians should fall at Miami. Did you know this year’s name for the pro stadium Miami plays in is Hard Rock Stadium? Is that the 20th or 21st name of that thing?

Meanwhile The Wolfpack continues thru Murderer’s Row of the ACC’s Atlantic Division. That early L to now woeful ECU won’t help their “strength of schedule” index.

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BL, Time to contact your geeks. Your comment on NASCAR, several below, does NOT have a REPLY button. Maybe you have been attacked again. I will defer to your experience. NASCAR is dying….maybe even already on Life Support. I have access to Pit Passes and Freebie tickets. BUT, the last time I used them was merely coincidental and I DID see Daytona. I did take some satisfaction in JJ’s win in Charlotte. BUT, I did NOT watch as I had Matthew issues as in cleaning up the yard and clearing my gutter guards. I sort of lost interest when Jeff… Read more »

JD
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JD

Why did they play the games is the better question

Former96Heel
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Great take BL My belief is the NFL has been in for a bubble bursting for a few years. Simple over exposure. Games on TV more often than not make the main dish much less appealing, even if it draws in the viewers. TPTB rarely lean to the side of leaving the masses wanting more. They would rather drain the carcass of every last drop. It’s not just the games, but the constant building up a mediocre match-up like last night in Charlotte. When your wife gets into Fantasy Football, it’s a sign the tide has crested. The NBA is… Read more »

Bill Brockman
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How about this: their end game is to host a show that will air every day which all registered voters will be required to watch on which the greatest liberal thinkers throughout the world will engage in the great national conversation about racism for which Mr. Obama and others have been calling for so long. And that long sought conversation will, of course, bring about the consummation of the liberal agenda in which we all join hands, sing Kumbaya, repent of our bigotry and hardness of heart, acknowledge the superior wisdom of liberalism and eagerly await their every directive on… Read more »

R Hunter
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R Hunter

BL….all that matters is that these social justice warrior/snowflakes GOTV for HRC. She is pathetically unappealing so they must somehow, anyhow “gin up the vote” to make sure she gets seeelected. The endgame is purely political and these useful idiots are willing participants and in the right place at the right time. If they happen to get a reality gig out of it that’s just a bonus!!!

Porgie
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Porgie

Yes, I was there also along with my son and grandson. As BK mentioned, with our seats under the upper deck, we were not constantly pelted by the rain and wind. We were also joined by those whose seats were elsewhere but found empty spots of the no-shows. That helped in keeping some of the wind away from us. My main reason for attending was that 50 years ago to the day, I was there for the first game with the University of South Carolina on a bright warm sunny afternoon. But that game got ugly early. Did a win… Read more »

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NCSU68Grad

Fascinating…. Me and DW were married in late 1965 and we only had a weekend marriage. But, we moved into an apartment on Horne Street in June, 1966. We THINK that we attended the inaugural game and do remember going to a LOT of CF games that fall and through 1967. My LTR’s were IN the open deck….and the rest of my crew sought shelter in the PNC and I in the SUV. THEY were the squatters around you….but I (because their text did not go through) sloughed back upstairs. However, after about 8 minutes into Q3, the worse of… Read more »

Tin Foil Hat Heel
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I knew it was as Steve Logan puts it a ‘stylistic nightmare’ I knew the heels were due for a complete letdown I knew VPI had the extra week of prep. I knew that more hokies than heels would attend and I knew the UNC contingent would be sorry they did the minute VPI established continuity. I carefully thought out these drawbacks but decided to go on out because i did have appointments towards that way and hells bells because it would give me a chance to go RoboCop and declare ‘I’ll by that for a dollar’ OK so I… Read more »

Ben in MO
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Ben in MO

I too have wondered how the protesters can ever back away from it. Since they seem to believe that any injustice that occurs within these united states is the fault of the entire nation (or, is it just the caucasian portion of the nation?), how can they ever possibly say “Well, it’s all fixed now, so we can stop.”? There seems to be some erosion of interest in the NFL, with networks having to rebate advertisers for significantly fewer than the promised numbers of eyeballs viewing their mini-dramas extolling the virtues of their soap/potato chips/beer/etc. When the protests affect the… Read more »

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There is an old military comment about defecating in your mess kit (for those no in the military or Boy Scouts), your kit was a combo cooking pan with a plate cover and cup and utensils inside. It, like your rifle and canteen, were your survival gear items. There was the Dot.Bomb Bubble AKA the Clinton Bubble as the various government agencies fudged the data in late 1998 and 1999 to keep a “rosy picture” lest Al Gore’s election efforts be overshadowed by the truth…. THEN, we had the NASCAR Bubble. That can be attributed to the 2007 Home Ownership… Read more »

Bob Kennel
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Bob Kennel

Loved 68’s “wade in” brevity?. But that is exactly what happened. Sat in the car for half hour waiting for a brief rain respite to enter the stadium. Never got one and waded through 2-inch running stream all the way. However, check-in officials were highly efficient in getting us through. Knew we had partial overhang protection, but experienced full wet world at Charlotte bowl game last year. Why did we do it? Let me count the ways: — we had tickets — it was Notre Dame (and I been in Jacksonville years ago for our previous game — thought we… Read more »

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WOW….BK, I agree (THAT should cause the Cosmic World to come to a halt or spin off center). Seriously, you summed it up. I would have had to add one thing….never sat through a “Named” weather disaster to watch a FB game. DW debated if she wanted to go. But in the end, she donned 2 layers of weather protection and we ventured out. She decided to sit in the SUV and read her iPad book de Jour. Would join me at halftime. She listened to the game. I had told her that there was NO punishment for not going… Read more »

NCSU68Grad
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CK and his BLM squeeze in a Reality Gig….surely you jest. Next thing you know, they will be joined by Bruce or Caitlin Jenner and one of the Kardashingly Boring babes. Actually, I predict that some TV show has footage and audio of The Donald trying to put the make on CK’s GF….and that will include his remarks about needing Bigger HANDS to properly contain the voluminous posterior of ANY of the aforementioned Kardashians female clan…..then Caitland will reveal HER affair with him. NOW you know and look for this in a WRAL TV Spot…….. It SHOULD be pointed out… Read more »

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Blueghost

Regarding the protests, I couldn’t care less what they do in the pros because I couldn’t care less about the pros. They are private organizations and can deal with the situation any way they wish. Undoubtedly their solution will be whatever brings in the most money… or at least keeps their monetary losses to a minimum. However protests at colleges, high schools and other similar organizations are another story. While I agree that the constitution guarantees the right to free speech, I think that it is improper for anyone to use the band or any other public organization as a… Read more »

Old MacDonald
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Old MacDonald

I went Saturday. State has a mini-tradition of decent attendance during “hurricane games” — they are a lot of fun to attend, especially in retrospect. There have been several in the past ~20 years. It is enjoyable to recount which were worse, etc. For me, USC in 1999 was as bad or worse than last Saturday, but I think that is a minority opinion.

HP'72
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HP'72

No. You are NOT the first to wonder what their End Game is. I’ve wondered that from Week One. Maybe they want Reparations or every white person to say “I’m sorry” ???
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If all LEOs simply stay out of black ‘hoods that should make them happy…. No?

WildatHeart
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WildatHeart

My whole family went. We got there when the gates opened and watched all of the pre-game warm-ups and then stayed until the last whistle. I do it to give vocal support to the team and because I love football. For those of us who stayed, the longer the game went it seemed the louder we got and it was almost like we developed a bond. None of us will ever forget the day.

But you should know me well enough to know I would have done this.

Doug
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Doug

The games this past Saturday should have been played with lifeguards on the sidelines, especially the one at The Carter. It either rained harder there or the field drainage is inadequate. Or both. Can 68 provide a “short” engineering explanation/solution? Bigger problems down east right now than TNA issues. Real life tuff stuff

NCSU68Grad
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NCSU68Grad

Supposedly, the CF field was supposed to be state of the art. It was a “gift” from Mick Jagger or more precisely, the Stones paid for a NEW field (or at least turf) when they did their gig there several years ago. Now that is MEMORY….but I, too, was surprised at the standing water. Have not inquired of the AD staff as to the explanation for the puddles. BUT, the team sure enjoyed it….actually the FIRST mud surfer was a cheerleader on the last score. The team followed suit. Maybe BK can wade in here and offer a plausible explanation….since… Read more »