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

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Van Thomas
Van Thomas
2 years ago

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.

Dr. Vinnyboombatz
Dr. Vinnyboombatz
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Once it gets to Federal Court, there is a better than 50/50 chance that the NCAA will have their motion to dismiss granted. The only way the NCAA can mess this up is if they GROSSLY did not follow their own rules and bylaws like the Penn State fiasco. BTW, penalties issued by the NCAA will be upheld unless UNC wins in court and has them overturned. In other words, if they are banned from postseason before they win their case, that’s just tough for them if the court has not ruled in their favor in time for a bowl… Read more »

Dr. Vinnyboombatz
Dr. Vinnyboombatz
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

That is the way the NCAA has always operated.
Here is a comparison note: The COI met with Louisville for about 2/3 of the time they spent with UNC.

fayettewuf
fayettewuf
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Great question. Everybody knows the charges and what UNC’s defense consists of. How can it take 2-3 months to decide what the penalties, if any, will be? If the Warren Commission had taken this much time, we’d probably know who was on the grassy knoll.

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

BL, Unless I am mistaken, all the $20 Million spent to date has come from ONE source….and NOT the Ram’s Club. Little Ms. Blue Smurfette discussed this in a news conference. Go here for the “official” answer. http://carolinacommitment.unc.edu/faqs/ . Here is a blurb (copy/paste) from the website. “Then UNC President Ross and Chancellor Folt commissioned the independent, eight-month investigation by Kenneth Wainstein and his firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, to receive the most thorough and complete report possible into past academic irregularities at UNC-Chapel Hill. . The University received an invoice for $3,111,385.17. That total includes $115,775.42 for expenses… Read more »

RonJ
RonJ
2 years ago

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.

Former96heel
Former96heel
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Yea, Tulsa and Southern Miss may not be all that bad in comparison. I can see Bubba asking “Dean, Dean Wormer? Oh, Smith. What department did he head again? Was I supposed to know him?”.
Meanwhile Fedora is blinking morse code to Ole Miss “I’m available, call me”

Van Thomas
Van Thomas
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Roy don’t drink Co’Cola from a can.

MaHa
MaHa
2 years ago

BL, any leaks from Music City? MAHA

Doug
Doug
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

You sure Deb isn’t Leonid Brezhnev’s offspring?

Brian Williams
Brian Williams
2 years ago

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.

ncsu1987
ncsu1987
2 years ago

“…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
WolfPack00
2 years ago

Bob,

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

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

Former96heel
Former96heel
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

I never pondered this, of course, but in a few passing moments, I cannot come up with another topic of any possible topic that could have the stamina and intrigue as TGU. It only works in the Triangle, and points where vast numbers of Tar Heels accumulate. Any other scandal is long since forgotten, mostly because the institution wants to quickly put it behind them. Politics flushes out these types of issues due to the election cycle. Celebrities only dream of being relevant for this long. . TGU: The Golden Goose of Column Fodder! And to think, the crescendo is… Read more »

Former96heel
Former96heel
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

You are in good company. One of his points was, I don’t want to be associated with the Berkeley of the East anymore. One day, your ice floe is going to to have a lot of traffic, I think. Life moves on normally for everyone, with or without that deep college bind. Eventually the kids go off to school, and you become an App fan or ECU fan by default of checkbook.
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Just promise me you will alert on Twitter as soon as Roy starts to explode on camera. I do not want to miss this next chapter.

MaHa
MaHa
2 years ago

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
ultraviolet
2 years ago

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
Bob Kennel
2 years ago

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. ????????????

Doug
Doug
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

The pattern is set. Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has finally come home to roost. “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” I care about art, statues/symbols about as much as you care about music. Never enjoyed 1984 as I considered it wildly unrealistic. I no longer think it is but those in… Read more »

Doug
Doug
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Maybe you’ll be able to announce and report the Greenville, NC team WINS the Little League World Series. Playing game 1 tonight against a team from South Dakota. NC has only sent 5 teams to the LLWS ever and 2 of those teams hail from G’Vegas, 1998 & 2017. Maybe the second time can be a charm. Neat experience for 12 y/o’s. The ace is a 6’1″, 149lb throwing 70+ MPH which converts to 96-97 MPH in the next level according to the “World Wide Leader.”

Doug
Doug
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Operator error. Greenville’s first game is Friday at 8 p.m. against Sioux Falls, S.D. ????

myowngrandpaw
myowngrandpaw
2 years ago

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
PP.85
2 years ago

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
Former96heel
2 years ago

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
Hesire #2
2 years ago

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

NCSU68Grad
NCSU68Grad
2 years ago

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 »

Mayberry Jim
Mayberry Jim
2 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

Not that it makes a whole lot of difference but I think he meant “Marie Osmond”. But I don’t know who is going to take her place. Nor do I care.

Silver surfer
Silver surfer
2 years ago

N&O link works fine for me also…

Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper
2 years ago

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.
Joe B.
2 years ago

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

Dr. Vinnyboombatz
Dr. Vinnyboombatz
2 years ago

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.

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