WWPWD…. What Would Peahead Walker Do?

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BobLee
December15/ 2016

WWPWD: What Would Peahead Walker Do

This is BobLee’s First Column on “WakeyLeaks”…. a/k/a What happened at Wake Forest. I say “First Column” because this just screams “But Wait… There’s More”. Peahead Walker

Invoking the legendary Wake Forest Football Coach “Peahead” Walker just seems appropriate here. Pretty much every “funny story” or coaching cliché you’ve ever heard was first said by “Peahead” Walker. “Peahead” would have some doozies about WakeyLeaks. …. meanwhile somewhere Brian Piccolo weeps…. sigh.

For anyone (1) on Neptune the past 36 hours or perhaps too absorbed in (2) who Trump might appoint as Ambassador to Bora Bora… or (3) the newest HB2 at The NCGA (yes, there IS a new HB2… who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor?) ….. “WakeyLeaks” is the wonderfully aptly named Scandal Du Week in SwoffordLand.

For those of you not happy with “WakeyLeaks”, just be glad it wasn’t named Wake-Gate or Elrod-Gate or Deacon-gate or any suffixed-gate. If you don’t get the play on words versus “WikkieLeaks”, then you are waaaay too out-of-touch. Go back to cheerleader-porn or wherever you while away your Life.

As your resident Internet Legend, you can assume correctly that I was notified about “all this” around 5:15 PM on Tuesday by my #1 ACC Insider Guy (#1AIG). #1AIG lives in “Camel City” a/k/a Winston-Salem and KNOWS EVERYTHING worth knowing over yonder from Richard Burr’s shoe size to the secret recipe for Texas Pete.Texas Pete

Texas Pete…. Did you know that when the Garner family of Winston-Salem created their world-famous hot sauce in the 1930s, they almost named it “Mexican Joe”? Now you do… know that.

Does my #1AIG know the now QUITE infamous Tommy Elrod? Well sure he does. He would not be my #1AIG if he didn’t. Between 5:15 and 5:25 Tuesday he was telling me more Elrod anecdotes than I could digest. I wish I had been paying attention.

My mind works funny. When JFK was shot in Nov 1963 one of my first thoughts even as a youngster was “what does this mean for Vaughn Meader?” In 1963 Meader was a comedian making a killing (oops, bad choice of words) with his First Family Album lampooning The Kennedys.

….. as I digested WakeyLeaks one of my first thoughts was “will “to Elrod” become a verb like “to Nifong”…. As in the Notorious Mikey Nifong of Duke Lacrosse Scandal infamy. And, assuming it will indeed “become a verb”…. How quickly will it?Tommy Elrod

OK…. I’m losing some of you. Tommy Elrod – a former Wake Forest football player / football assistant coach – has apparently been providing super secret game plan information to Wake’s opponents since 2014.

Am I the only one to compare “stealing Wake Forest Football game plans” to Nixon’s obsession with George McGovern’s campaign strategy ???  Why ????

Thus far, the consensus is Tommy was pissed that current Wake Forest Head Football Coach “Dave Who From Where” did not retain him from Jim Grobe’s staff when he (“DaveWho”) took over in 2014. He (Tommy) decided to sabotage Wake Football to “get even” despite the fact that Wake AD Ron Wellman had created two new jobs just for Tommy. One as a radio analyst for their football game broadcasts and another as an administrator in some donor gift laundering thingy.    No good deed goes unpunished.  Right Ron?

Wait a minute BobLee. We thought NC State’s FB coach was “Dave Who From Where”? He is…. Wake Forest has their own “Dave Who From Where”. Their “Dave Who” is Dave Clawson and his “From Where” was Bowling Green.

Bowling Green is one of those innocuous schools you hear about but don’t really know where it is. “It is” in Ohio about 40 miles south of Toledo (where M*A*S*h’s Corporal Max Klinger was from).

Did you know that UNCCH got their fight song Aye Zigga Zoomba from Bowling Green State University? Now you do.

So Tommy Elrod (who until around 5:00 PM on Tuesday was “one of the absolutely nicest guys you’d ever wanna meet”…. as they say about every mass murderer in history) decided to peddle Demon Deacon football secrets in some warped “get even” plot against them that short-circuited his college coaching career.

If this has already been filed in your “So, this is a BFD why” file, congratulations on having a semblance of a life.

We don’t know to whom and how many whoms Tommy Elrod “leaked” sensitive game plans to over the past three years. We do know WFU won three games in 2014…. Three games in 2015…. And ballooned to six Ws this past season. What effect Tommy Elrod’s skullduggery had in those outcomes is “yet unknown”.

The first clue that Tommy WAS doing this was when Louisville’s notorious Bobby Petrino said he was not about a month ago. In his 55 years, Bobby Petrino has never be caught telling the Truth even once. If so there is no record of him doing so. As the poster boy for Serial Bad Boy of Football Coaches, as soon as Bobby said he did not get the purloined plans you knew he did. It’s that old line you knew Bobby was lying because you saw Bobby’s lips move.

Now Bobby’s partner-in-nefariousness Louisville notorious AD Tom Jurich has sorta “gone Bart Simpson”….

Yeah, we got’em (the plans) but we didn’t use’em and even if we did who cares… and No, I won’t fire Petrino or (Rick) Patino regardless of how much stoopid illegal crap either of’em do and you can’t make me…. Naaay naaay nay. So there.

jurich

If Tom Jurich is not the living breathing personification of every hypocritically odious evil in Big Time College Sports then whoever it is cheated and stole that title from Tom Jurich. What a creep!  Come on Papa John.  Flush these arrogant thugs.

WakeyLeaks would not be nearly as juicy a mess without Bobby Petrino and Tom Jurich in the middle of it.

I don’t see any of this as Little Wake Forest’s fault. Any school could have a pissed-off Tommy Elrod buried in it somewhere. Nothing that AD Ron Wellman or even Wake’s radical uber-liberal of a President Nathan Hatch did created WakeyLeaks.Nathan Hatch

Speaking of radical uber-liberal Nathan Hatch…. You may recall I used to have close connections over at WFU. Blondie and I were invited to their Super Fat Cat Suite every year and enjoyed incredible Deacon hospitality. Then about three years ago I wrote a column about how waaaaay waaaay far radical Left Nathan Hatch has taken little Wake Forest. Per capita, WFU may be as radically left-wing as any academic rats’ nest in America. I haven’t been invited back since then. I still treasure my former friends over there but ….. oh well.

Stage Two of WakeyLeaks will be board monkeys of other area schools going bat-**** crazy trying to link hated rival programs to WakeyLeaks. Nobody really cares about Wake Forest or Wake Forest Football. But if somehow Larry Fedora or State’s Dave Who or Dabo or Donald Trump or a certain much-hated ACC Commissioner can be linked into it…. THEN it gets YEEE-HA crazy. Spec Ops units from various board monkey gangs are at work as we speak….

I’ll never forget that Mikey Nifong’s wife never took his name. She was on some feminist trip from the 70s. So when “Nifong” became a YIKES word around Derm, she was still able to show her face and cash checks around town.

I wonder if Tommy Elrod’s wife goes by Mrs. Elrod? For her sake, lets hope not…..

There WILL “Be More” …..

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LOTS of interest in our recent You’ve Got Mail columns.  The over-arching lesson for all of us is how really really really silly we look when we “they are ALL ABUNCHA _______” any group of humans we don’t like.  Be it politics, sports or assorted ethnic / religious / whatever.  You all know my line:  “The worst of them is all of them ….. the best of us is all of us.”  Please don’t be that stoopid.Mental State

For those wondering is there MORE You’ve Got Mail on its way??  You betcha.  I heard from Alex Thurs morning.  Her emotional state is approaching Totally Unhinged…. I must tread softly.

 

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BobLee
  • NCSU68Grad Reply
    4 months ago

    Time to do the “Rotary” Q&A again. Methinks that the Minnesota Toxic Male FB Team’s Sexcape with a Co-Ed that appears to have made BOTH the Offensive and Defensive teams is taking the air out of the WakeyLeak’s Hot Air Balloon.

    If you did a survey of all the disenfranchised voters and the electors that will cast (with noses pinched) theri ballots next Monday, I predict that MORE will have heard about the Minnesota Boycott than WakeyLeaks. Swofford has been “Outdoned” again. It is TIME for the NCAA to pump up the ACC and rule on TGU. YAWN….like that will ever happen.

    Before it is all over, the House Select Committee on Hillary’s Humiliation and Russian Hacking will have morphed and we will find out that all the Dan Kane Stuff (brought to you by the PP BM’s) were actually Rusky PLANTS…..

    ORW will go on TV and say that “Putin has a personal BEEF against him”. One can rest assured that Putin never wanted his BEEF anywhere near HRC. HOWEVER, HRC is supposed to have a special presser tonight, prempting the UNC KY (don’t GO THERE) game, where she will TELL IT ALL….that Putin tried to put a “Move” on her and Huma for a Threesome and she rejected him. THAT is why he hacked her campaign and really wanted to besmirch her…….You gotta LOVE IT….

    • BobLee Reply
      4 months ago

      I’m guessing Minnesota will NOT have Art Briles on any coaching “short list” for this century. The Minne thing seems to have some “Duke Lacrosse” in it albeit the supposed FB perps were NOT rich white boys (RWB) but apparently rambunctiously viral young black men. A bunch of’em. Who To Believe …. Who To Believe … reeks a bit of the current UNCCH “He Said – She Said”.

  • JD Reply
    5 months ago

    Please please please please please don’t let UNC Football be tangled up in this mess.

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      I’m sure Larry will DENY DENY DENY …. and Chihuahua has no clue what a Demon Deacon is… so not to worry.

  • Charlie.in.Charlotte Reply
    5 months ago

    You’re right. Why is every serial killer / mass murderer / game plan purloiner always “the nicest guy you’d ever wanna meet… and a wonderful husband, father and doer of good deeds…” ???

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      same reason every career criminal on Death Row “loves his mamma and would never hurt another human being…”. It is a knee-jerk flaw in the human psyche to alibi for these galoots.
      .
      I worked with a guy once that I always figured was capable of climbing up in a tower and shooting up a nunnery. He had “Manson eyes”. No clue if he ever did… but he coulda.

  • Tin Foil Hat Heel Reply
    5 months ago

    Mr. President I would like to discuss yesterdays touch football game with you on three separate occasions I was told once by senator Dirksen once by Senator Goldwater and once by mr. Hoffa mr. President may I remind you that a tackle in touch football is illegal and you should have called a penalty

    • Tin Foil Hat Heel Reply
      5 months ago

      Dagum voice to text

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      “rubber ducky”

      • Tin Foil Hat Heel Reply
        5 months ago

        “Rubber swan”

        To steal a line from a old snoop dog track….back to the subject at hand….as the old saying goes, any publicity is good publicity… Even for good old Switzerland. What I want to know is WHY DWFW II would allow ANYONE in the media this much access to game info. I don’t think Eric Montross is getting diagrams of the various sets OCR has on tap for tomorrow in sin city. Maybe he has a slight inkling to JB2s status but that is nothing to contact Snowden about as we all know if dude can go he will. Then again the flagship is different as the legend was so good at media control that North Korea used it as a template.

        • BobLee Reply
          5 months ago

          The whole concept of a Wake Forest Football Radio Network baffles me. Bless their heart, they struggle to draw 20,000 to BB&T even for ACC games. How many humans bother to listen on radio ??? I have a rant in me about the future of “Voices of”. That Ebron has access to super secret stuff is puzzling as is that WFU FB EVEN HAS “super secret stuff”. …. again “McGovern’s campaign strategy” ???

  • NCSU68Grad Reply
    5 months ago

    BL,
    Thanks for the insight into Elrod. Wasn’t he one of the Blue’s Brothers? You are absolutely right….Elrod has the potential for many uses….
    Some of the police chatter in the 90’s was a 10-69. Or a “dual Monica”. Maybe Elrod will get it’s own 10- number. Since revenge porn is NOW illegal, then that would be a good candidate for the Elrod moniker.
    This could go ON and ON…Totally agree with you, Petrino is about the sorriest excuse for a man. He is also about the most arrogant individual that “sought forgiveness through redemption”. He said that his wife had “forgiven him”. In others words, she decided to pull a Hillary. No conjugal rights. He is on a tight leash and she gets his pay check and doles out his allowance. OTHERWISE, she will blow the whistle on ALL of his sordid antics as the PI that she hired has stills and videos, with AUDIO. THAT would shut him down. BUT, if she controls him and he makes MONEY, then she gets the majority of it. a PERFECT SKAM. He is about as trustworthy as WJC….just less LIKEABLE.
    Your description of Tom Jurich was interesting. Can’t decide if he as the personality of that Lessig guy who says he has cajoled a bunch of Electoral College voters to SELL OUT the voters in the name of “Integrity and Honor” and vote for ANYONE but Trump.
    Of course, you could also compare him to certain of the TGU chieftons and panderers….
    Based on what seems to be going on down on Jones Street, Tom Jurich MIGHT be potential for the PR adviser to the NCGA. I dunno…..but he seems to have a place in the Sordid Sports HoF….
    Your friend Ron, really got “fornicated” and it is a pity that his generosity was repaid in such a deplorable manner. COULD it be that WFU is now officially a “bushel full of DEPLORABLES”? Have to think about that.
    Along those line of gnawing on the appendage that supplicates you….the LATEST rumor (obviously FAKE NEWS since the MSM will NOT print it) is that the WikiLeaks from John Podesta were from a frustrated suitor of Huma. Seems that he thought that Huma would ditch her Weiner and that he could move in. Seems like she took the Matronly Advice of HRC and concluded that it was easier to cuddle with her own variety. My son, a die hard lib watched the movie, Wag The Dog, with Dustin Hoffman and said…”WOW, that entire movie, based on his buddies that worked on the Clinton Campaign as “Interns” was pretty true to life….but at least they had the decency to leave out HRC’s “switch” to the LGBTQ side. That deep, dark secret will be harder to prove that the fake Obama Birth Certificate. Maybe Sheriff Joe will take that one on.”
    I WOULD offer a fifth of Black Crown to your “WS Insider” if he can tell me the company that actually produced Garner’s Texas Pete Chili Sauce and the name of the sauce NOW being made with the TP recipe. I miss a LOT of things as I get older…..and TP Chili Sauce is one of them. Pass this along….I might up the ante….

  • Doug Reply
    5 months ago

    Va Tech said it received plays from Elrod in 2014. Of course Frank Beamer says he knew nothing about it. It must all be a ho-ax!!

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      The first coach to ADMIT it gets “immunity”. That might start a mad rush to a live mic.

  • Babs.In.Derm Reply
    5 months ago

    A friend of mine’s husband graduated from Wake (we’re all the same age), and they are appalled as to how liberal Wake has become.

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      Yep. To Hatch’s “credit” he went about it quite methodically stacking his Trustees with hand-picked uber-Lib hardliners. WFU is pretty much a lost cause now. Makes Duke seem like Liberty. OUCH!

      • NCSU68Grad Reply
        5 months ago

        Does that mean that some Dukie will follow in Karl Hess’ footprints. Hess was a Liberty U sports HOF’er. Maybe the first inductee. Put your prediction in a time capsule and bury it in the secret vault under Duke Chapel where Coach K’s contact is stored. Maybe clean cut & now tattooed JJ Redick will morph into Hess.

  • PTH Reply
    5 months ago

    UNCTATHEEL 1984 Is that a high hanging curve?

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      What “that” ??

  • Jon Sasser Reply
    5 months ago

    So, WFU’s playbook contains proprietary trade secrets? Seems like just yesterday I was arguing something like that in court about a UNC coach, only to hear from your friends in the media that anything a coach of a state school touches is a public record. If Messrs. Petrino or Pitino wants any of this from Larry or Roy, all they need to do is file a public records request. The same applies to any coach, reporter, or fan curious as to how many times Gott texted Junior, or who paid for that helicopter flight from Raleigh to Fayetteville.

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      I have friends in the media (“friends” plural ??)?? The only “friend in the media” I claim is “That Damn Dan” so I guess he is the only one that matters. I can’t imagine there could be much in anything Elrod turned over than could not be discerned by hordes of graduate assistants dissecting hours of game footage video. I don’t dabble in the gambling world so effecting “spreads” is something I don’t understand. Coaches must be quite paranoid squirrels.

  • unctatheel1984 Reply
    5 months ago

    Character (or lack thereof) will out …

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      Ahhhh the “C word” again …, 😡

  • MAHA Reply
    5 months ago

    Do we know if any school ACC or other ever called WFU or the conference before this broke? And what are the chances Johnny (moonface) Swofford will even bring it up to Louisville? MAHA.

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      Every Sports Bar in NC is scheduling Swofford Response Parties. “IT” is eagerly anticipated by one and all. Everyone will take a drink every time Little Johnny uses the term “integrity”.

  • Bobby Salmon Reply
    5 months ago

    Personally I like the name from one of the W-S Journal writers: Leakin’ Deacon. Heads will roll at any school that accepted his “help”.

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      That’s a good one too. If we’ve learned anything about Power Five Football Coaches it is they ALL have advanced degrees in DENY DENY DENY DENY. They all Don’t Know Nuthin’ About Nuthin’.

  • Doug Reply
    5 months ago

    Uh Oh! Army, yes THAT West Point Army team and it’s AD Boo Corrigan, son of Gene has also been contacted in relation to their game with the Demon Deacons. I’m sure every team of the 2016 schedule as well as the past two years has been contacted to see when Elrod went rogue. What’s the over-under on how many ” know nutin’ bout nutin’s we’ll here in the next few weeks….decades? But Army….That could be another levelkljmn of BFD. We already know that the Black Knights will steal a goat. Why not a few plays?

    With all that said, this will probably be made into a bigger deal than it really is. Stealing signals, deflating footballs, scuffing baseballs, Petrino lying, and all the other stuff is all, good and bad, a fabric of the gamesmanship. I challenge anyone feeing igdignant about this to contact the IRS immediately and request a deep forensic audit of every tax return they have ever submitted. Cheaters worry me less than hypocrites.

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      There is a reason that Diogenes has never wasted his time looking around Big Time College Sports for his Eagle Scout.
      .
      Gamesmanship vs Cheating is Like Terrorist vs Freedom Fighter. It all depends on whether I do or You do it.

      • Doug Reply
        5 months ago

        Luckily for you and by extension us, column fodder is a fully sustainable, never ending and undepletable natural resource. Fuel for fun and games. Cheers! Here’s to never ending bull S💩it. 😎

        • BobLee Reply
          5 months ago

          Here Here …. !!!! 😎

  • Eric.L Reply
    5 months ago

    Yep. Pretty much all I need to know about this crap.
    .
    BL, how many people are claiming they first thought of “WakeyLeaks”?

    • BobLee Reply
      5 months ago

      It’s in the 1,000s and rising. Somewhere Marvin “Skeeter” Francis is grinning.

      • DrVinnyboombatz Reply
        5 months ago

        Anyone notice how the ACC office reacted to this?
        They were using terms such as sportsmanship and yet they have not said word ONE about TGU which has been around for years vs this Wake Forest thing that has been around for days.

        • DrVinnyboombatz Reply
          5 months ago

          Direct quote from ACC Office.
          “Protecting competitive integrity is fundamental to Th Atlantic Coast Conference.”
          ZERO message at all about COMPETITIVE INTEGRITY about the long running scandal at Johnny’s school but an immediate statement about Wake Forest. This should be worth discussing here and other blogs for a while.

          • BobLee
            5 months ago

            Johnny’s use of situational priorities should surprise no one.

        • BobLee Reply
          5 months ago

          You noticed that immediately huh! 🙂

          • DrVinnyboombatz
            4 months ago

            Anxiously awaiting your column on the new NOA.
            I know you will do one hellacious job with it.
            I did not see a new NOA coming and apparently UNC did not either.
            This is the 3rd one received by UNC in only 19 months time.
            Is that an NCAA record?
            Should they hang a banner for this accomplishment in the Dean Dome?

          • BobLee
            4 months ago

            More NOAs than Nat Champs ???

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