UNC v NCAA – “Showdown in Music City” – Will The Fat Lady Finally Sing?

Fat Lady
BobLee
August14/ 2017

Will The Fat Lady Sing at The UNC/NCAA” Showdown In Music City (Nashville)” ?

Raise your hand if you think “the Fat Lady WILL sing” at Wednesday’s much anticipated Showdown in Music City (Nashville). FatLady2TeamBubba versus The NCAA COI Goons… featuring Goofy Ol’ Roy at a live mic …hopefully.

All of you with your hands raised…. YOU LOSE!

Whether you want UNCCH’s Great Unpleasantness (a.k.a TGU) to ever end or not… it WILL NOT be this week. Or next week… or many weeks to come.

… and that’s not counting the inevitable civil suits / appeals.

Really, would you rather have a fat opera singer… or Ol’ Roy in full Tourette’s mode? I’ll take Giggles w/ Roy every time.

Put an indefinite hold on….  the cherry picker to cut down ever how many banners might be imperiled. …. the celebration bonfires on The Brickyard. …. the picnic party in KrzyzewskiVille.

There WILL BE new chapters written Wednesday and Thursday which will, of course, create yet another Twitter Tsunami from those totally obsessed with this. And you know who you are.

Alas, no perp walk YET for TeamBubba… No “Last Supper”… No UNC Braveheart screaming “FREEEEDOM” as a once-oh-sooo-proud institution is publicly disemboweled for all to see.

We likely won’t know what happens in Nashville for “a while”. It is a closed Showdown In Music City.  OK, sure… as soon as Roy walks out the door a dozen tape recorders will be shoved in his face and… you know what hilarity could ensue with that.Hannibal Lechter

The thought of Bubba doing “a Hannibal Lechter” with Roy is, I understand, being considered. The visual of that might be even better than whatever “load of crap” Roy is likely to spew.

I am going to strongly urge you to watch a 30-minute video with “That Damn” Dan Kane & Andrew Carter of The N&O.

LINK To N&O Video…

It was posted Monday night. Nothing that most of you haven’t memorized but a nice recap of all the huffin’ and puffin’ over the past seven years. Lord Knows the financially beleaguered N&O can sure use the clicks.

In their video, TDDK and Carter mention The Martin Report. Just hearing those three words gets me smiling like a Cheshire Cat.

The Martin Report at The Carolina Inn and The Randy Parton Press Conference at The Umstead are THE TWO most absolutely hilarious events I have ever witnessed in person.

Both events confirmed my long-held belief that God has one helluva sense of humor to create a species capable of such ridiculous absurdum.

That classic exchange between a UNC Trustee and Jim Martin…

Q:  “Governor, did you meet with Coach Williams?”

A:  “Well, no I didn’t. I figured Coach Williams was too busy to take time to see me…”.  YEEEE HAA!

NOTHING that has been pontificated since that magic moment has come close to so well summarizing this Endless Circus Of The Absurd.

OK… Sylvia Hatchell’s line that “Jan Boxill is THE most ethical person I’ve ever known” runs a close second. But I still give Guvy Jim the prize. You are entitled to your favorite. I have mine.

Oh… Oh… Oh… about a month or so ago I started referring to “Deb” Crowder and Burgess McSwain as “UNC’s Manson Girls”.   Which one would be “Squeaky” Fromme. Take your pick. “Deb” and Burgess would (and did) do ANYTHING they thought might please “HIM”.

I don’t know, and neither do any of you including “my buddy Art”, how much of all this “Dean knew about”. He knew every other minute detail about “his program” but maybe this itty bitty detail slipped by him somehow… maybe ??

The delicious irony is IF Dean did NOT know about the Eligibility Scam then he was NOT omniscient. Acknowledging that Dean Smith was NOT omniscient is as sacrilegious to many Tru Blues as acknowledging he DID know about it. …. One of soooo many delightful tidbits in all this.

Wednesday / Thursday will come and go and all that has been said will be said again… and again… and again.

Without a single note from “the fat lady”. Sorry about that.

I am going to predict that:

“Silent Sam” will NOT be standing erect in one piece on UNCCH’s campus on September 1.

That takes us into a whole ‘nother issue going on that might actually be more important than The Greatest Eligibility Scandal in NCAA History… Ya think?

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AgentPierce just posted a Sledge Hammer Column …. LINK

BobLee

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Van Thomas
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Van Thomas

The NCAA is at a serious crossroads. Can they find a place to satisfy UNC and the rest of the world without ripping the bandaid off? I doubt it. This will end up in federal court.

RonJ
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RonJ

Assuming Ole Roy doesn’t know nothing, can you imagine what was in that briefcase that was so heavy, it was pulling his jacket off of his shoulder.

MaHa
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MaHa

BL, any leaks from Music City? MAHA

Brian Williams
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Brian Williams

It will all be over by Friday … the Trump pardon has been drafted and signed. Roy Cooper will announce he has turned Republican to save his Alma Mater and protect The Carolina Way. The truth is you can’t handle the truth because the truth was buried with DES. Unless Roy breaks down on the stand and confesses to his crimes, the tarnished banners will flutter in the Nose Dome until Armageddon.

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ncsu1987

“…If one doesn’t have rivals in-their-face 24/7 the impact is non-existent…” This is undeniably true. A great friend in college was perhaps the most virulent, toxic, aggressive embodiment of the ABC culture that I’ve ever known. After graduating, he settled in a neighboring state and, after a year or so, there was an unmistakable drop-off in his…passion. He eventually said, “you know, when you don’t have that (stuff) in your face every morning, it just doesn’t matter that much…” I’m afraid today’s proceedings will likely be anticlimactic for the more zealous followers on both ends of the spectrum. Today is… Read more »

WolfPack00
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WolfPack00

Bob,

Have you ever counted the number of your columns that have mentioned TGU?

I say the over/under is in the 250 range!

MaHa
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MaHa

Has it actually been confirmed that Roy and Sylvia are going. I thought they had been “invited” but did not know it was mandatory. Fedora would probably go because he wasn’t around and all he wants is to go to Tex.A&M. Bubba would probably be better off leaving the other two at home. MAHA.

ultraviolet
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ultraviolet

If the fat lady sang I’d be left with my own empty, meaningless existence. I’d be relegated to reading punditry all day.

Bob Kennel
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Bob Kennel

BL, this just about the perfect blend of truth and humor from my vantage point.
Thought the N&O video was excellent also.
Thanks in both cases.
Enjoyed your Nashville/Opera conflation and appropriate graphics.
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Don’t agree with your Silent Sam prediction because Agent Pierce will make a visible and physical defense with more finesse than Charlottesville.. My true feelings on that subject have been written but probably would not be appreciated here. ????????????

myowngrandpaw
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myowngrandpaw

It took UNC TEN years to resolve the Anson Dorrance sexual harassment case.
This “academic fraud” case will take at least THIRTY years to resolve.
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If UNC can stretch out a sexual harassment case for ten years, can’t imagine this will go beyond ten years.
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Prediction, case will outlast NCAAs existence, and college football will have been banned from college athletic programs.

PP.85
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PP.85

I like the idea of Roy in a Hannibal Lechter mask permanently. That he could very well “go Ol’ Roy” in Nashville is highly probable.

Former96heel
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Former96heel

That Silent Sam has lasted until 2017 is a testament to how weak the lefties and Snowflakes actually are. One could postulate as to why he still stands proud. My best guess is they do not wish to injure the grass, and have not figured out a way to lower him gently without upsetting the environs. Maybe they were all too busy trying to force the Boy Scouts to go co-ed and open to preteen trannies than to actually attend and learn how to tie a knot. . Sept 1 is a lock for him to be down. I would… Read more »

Hesire #2
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Hesire #2

The N&O REALLY NEEDS SOME HELP TO STAY SOLVENT. UNC MIGHT ALSO NEED SOMETHING TO STAY SOLVENT.

NCSU68Grad
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NCSU68Grad

You DO realize that the UNC/NCAA meeting with the aforementioned cast of characters, sans the lady that will replace Marie Osborn in the “buy this food, all you fat a$$’s” commercials, was scheduled for August 21. . God had already planned to make his wishes known and the sky would NOT be Carolina Blue. But the NCAA changed the time so as not to be accused of being fundamentally Christian and, by coincidence, have the skies over Asheville go DARK…. . As to the outcome, who knows….it will NOT be known for some time. There will be many more fake… Read more »

Silver surfer
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Silver surfer

N&O link works fine for me also…

Grim Reaper
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Grim Reaper

It will all end sometime near the time of the Final 4 Men’s BB tournament in 2018. The COI will deliver their prescribed punishment. . BobLee, in order for UNC at Chapel Hill to sue at that point, they will have to show where the NCAA willfully violated their own procedures, bylaws and regulations to have standing to sue. One reason this whole scandal investigation has dragged on for so long is that the NCAA does not want to make the same mistake like they made with Penn State. If Emmert hadn’t jumped out there like he did, NCAA probably… Read more »

Joe B.
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Joe B.

Video (not the link) appears to be out of order…

Dr. Vinnyboombatz
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Dr. Vinnyboombatz

We could get an idea about the results of the SHOWDOWN in MUSIC CITY in about 8 weeks or so.
I have no prediction on the outcome except that whatever the NCAA penalties are will be appealed by UNC.
I also predict that Jay Bilas will continue to try and muddy up the water with his tweets claiming that the NCAA manufactured a case vs UNC. I also predict that true blue Koolade guzzlers will accept Jay’s messages as a 5th GOSPEL.