Recent UNCCH Kerfluffles… Jumbotron and “a guy in Utah says”

Kenan Jumbotron
BobLee
October14/ 2019

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Oct 14, 2019

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Recent UNCCH’s Kerfluffles …

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The Eye of Hurricane UNC Jumbotron Kerfluffle has passed – its 3 weeks old – but I deem it worthy of Official BLSays Discussion.

“3 weeks” is 2 weeks into “old news” in the helter-skelter world of OMG Kerfluffles.  In fact, ANOTHER Kerfluffle has hit “over yonder” since Jumbotron Kerfluffle.  That being Kevin’s CTE Research Kerfluffle involving “an eeeevil Duke guy in Utah”… and my old friend Mary The Whistleblower.

We’ll double up on both these Kerfluffles here today before another 2-3 Kerfluffles “make landfall” in the turbulent times we be livin’ in these days..

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Q: “BobLee, are all these recent Kerfluffles further proof of Global Climate Whatever?”

A: Maybe, but those Ancient Alien guys on TV claim there were lots of kerfluffles as far back as “before Betty White was born”.  YIKES!

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A quick reminder… UNC’s Jumbotron Kerfluffle took place during Mack2.0’s recent “almost beat” of TeamDabo amid the towering pines in Kenan Jr. Stadium.

DID YOU KNOW:  Gianormous Jumbotrons are now de riguere in every college football stadium in America.  Why “even Wake Forest has”… a Jumbotron AND a IPF.  They are so common that to be competitive in recruiting you really need 3 or 4 these days.

Speaking of “being competitive”… UNCCH has announced it has generated over $1,000,000 in beer and wine sales in Kenan Jr. Stadium so far this season.

That proves I was wrong that selling beer / wine would have no $$$ effect. I underestimated the number of “gotta have a beer buzz to enjoy life” fans… sigh.

Will that extra $1,000,000 go towards even more charging stations… hiring an Asst Strength Coach … or some other silly “we gotta have to be competitive …”?

Gianormous Jumbotrons in football stadiums are run by anonymous little techno-nerds sitting at keyboards… in a windowless  bunker deep in the bowels of the stadium.  99.99% of the time they behave themselves because its the coolest job most of’em can ever hope to have… plus they get paid in unlimited Cheetos and CheerWine … YUM!

For reasons only speculated – Kenan Jr’s Jumbotron techno-nerd “got frisky” during the Clemson game and began posting pictures of Clemson fans in the stands (there were A LOT of’em) with snarky captions implying they were “WalMart Clemson fans” only attracted to the color Orange by Dabo-mania.

UNC Jumbotron

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UNCCH Officials were unaware of – and did NOT sanction – the little techno-nerd’s sinister plot.

ASIDE:  The term WalMart fan is world-wide lexicon for Not Alumni-fans who have no connection to a school  except “gear” they bought at WalMart.   “Real Alumni” fans buy their gear at overpriced souvenir shops near their oh-so-beautiful campuses.

All physically unattractive fans are automatically assumed to be WalMart fans since no school has unattractive Real Alumni ??

I googled WalMart fans and I found…. – >>>

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In the Triangle-area, UNCCH is most often the butt of Wal-Mart fan jokes birthed by Michael Jordan-mania.  That a UNC techno-nerd chided another fan base as “WalMart fans” is far funnier than the techno-nerd’s snarky captions were.

Anyhooo… the snarky Jumbotron pictures drew criticism from “real adult fans” who felt such snarkiness on official UNCCH media was inappropriate.  Which, of course, it was.

The criticism reached UNCCH’s BubbaThe Real AD who issued an official apology to Clemson officials and Clemson fans everywhere, both real and WalMart variety.

Bubba’s apology pissed off UNC’s Foam-fingered Fans Faction who live for no loftier purpose than to insult other fan bases.  Their ire further justifying Bubba’s apology.

I suggested to Bubba that the guilty Jumbotron techno-nerd’s hands be severed at the wrists at High Noon in Polk Place as a warning to others… and as a dramatic media event.  Contrary to what you might assume… Bubba does not ALWAYS take my advice.

Snarky comments on a Gianormous University-owned Jumbotron are NOT the same as a ribald cheer by a student section… or a clever obscene t-shirt… or such fan-initiated insults.

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Until the PC nazis killed it in the mid 70s, UNC had a Beat Dook Parade each Fall before the Dook game.  It was “ribald” and “profane” by 1970s standards.  But it did not “cross a line” that most folks honored.

UNC, and other schools, used to have a “Mike Man” who was usually the Head Cheerleader.  The “Mike Man” would exaggerate unflattering stereotypes of Hated Rivals by dressing up in costumes and performing “skits” … “riding a tractor dressed on overalls” for The State Game etc.  He would lead cheers based on those stereotypes.  “The Mike Man” disappeared soon after the BEAT DOOK parade for the same reasons.

UNC’s most infamous “Mike Man” was a deranged fellow named “Rabbit” Something who was later arrested for “streaking” and similar acts of “he ain’t quite right…”.  Last anyone heard of “Rabbit” he was in an asylum somewhere eating tapioca pudding with a roomful of guys who think they are Napoleon.

SHOULD “ribald joshing of rivals” be OK?  Sure … IF we were a society with an iota of common sense overseen by “real adults” who know where “lines” are.  We are NOT… so that is not even open to debate.

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Recent UNCCH Kerfluffle #2 erupted a week ago on a subscription-only website – TheAthletic – to which I subscribe.   It involves research on CTE (that football related concussion injury) conducted by Interim UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz when he headed a prestigious study on the subject.

A recent Franklin Street poll revealed that 67% more UNC students / alumni can spell “Krzyzewski” than can spell “Guskiewicz”.

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The Bombshell Revelation was released in a professionally produced multi-video presentation featuring renown investigative reporter Armen Keteyian. – LINK –

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The crux of the report involves “a guy in Utah” who spent three years studying “millions of on-line documents”  – Who does THAT? – concluding that Kevin was beyond sloppy in his research… omitting significant data including how many UNC athletes had ADD and were given Ritallin and other stimulants to “make them more alert but not necessarily smarter…” and a bunch of other heinous act of ommission and commission.

97.43% of the Utah guy’s findings were “deep in the weeds” stuff that only “researchers” and guys who “study millions of on-line documents over three years” care about or pretend to understand… I certainly don’t.

Within 45 minutes of the release of the Bombshell Revelation on The Athletic… UNC conspiracy commandos revealed that “the guy in Utah who spent three years blah blah …” was none other than the notorious Ted Tatosa DUKE GRADUATE (!!!) and World-famous UNC -Hater

… thereby negating every syllable of Ted’s 3 years of totally biased bogus research of Kevin’s research.

OH… my friend Mary “Whistleblower” Willingham is in the video.  Which added significantly to the UNC conspiracy commandos self-righteous indignation.

“That Damn Dan” Kane was on vacation when this story broke.  Thats why TDDK has not weighed in… yet.

I have no clue if THIS LATEST SCANDAL will – or will not – finally bring down the beleaguered  Academic Colossus known as The University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill.   Hated Rivals, of course, hope it will.

I’m still amazed that anyone hates UNC enough to “spend three years studying millions of on-line documents…”.   I betcha Ted Tatos operated Duke’s Jumbotron when he was matriculating over in West Derm?

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NOTE: MANY of you keep hounding me to provide more “Book Stuff” … about books I’m listening to and might suggest you might enjoy.  I PROMISE I WILL … and soon.

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70'sTarheel

Not a kerfluffle, but very disturbing that a recent survey indicated that 1/3 of UNC undergrad females reported being sexually assaulted. Not sure who is doing the assaulting. My last CH visit revealed mostly soy boys walking around on campus. My niece is a hs senior considering, among others, the flagship, Although her mom (80’sTarheel)and I are both alums, I strongly advise alternative matriculation.

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Former96heel

Is perhaps the add/adhd thing a way to get more tutoring, longer test periods, or to simply disqualify those athletes from grade samples? Nobody can pick on the disadvantaged so call them all disadvantaged, kind of game. That adderall is considered a ped is a little if a joke to me. I’m not sure it helps you run a faster 40 or bench more. Just run thru a brick wall with focus.

Fayettewuf
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Fayettewuf

The jumbotron gag was reminiscent of the stuff old late night television hosts used to do with the live audience. It really wasn’t in keeping with the tatters of the classier than thou reputation that the Heels seem to try to maintain. Bubba handled it pretty well. . The research thing might have a couple of shoes left to drop. When a disproportion number of a group of students suffer from a condition, something is going on. The red flag I saw was players asking to be tested. I wonder if you want to be diagnosed with a condition, mightn’t… Read more »

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NCSU68Grad

Oh the perils of modern day “Fan Interaction”. I remember the UCLA game where a cameraman (friend or promised sexual favors) for ABC would pick out “folks”. He kept going to a young lady in a trench coat. She shoot up. Popped the coat and was in a nice Bikini. She started to POP the top and OFF went the video. I watched that….not some INTERNET story. She was an Exotic Dancer and was promoting her wares and her shows….. ABC fired the cameraman and the technical director (who was in on the stunt)…. . SO… THE BIGGEST Kerfluffle of… Read more »

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I thought the real story that everyone seemed to miss is that so many UNC athletes are getting diagnosed with ADD when it is usually something discovered in elementary school. The cynic in me says it is just a scam to legally give them PEDs (Adderall). Back when the TGU was in full swing I remember a radio interview with Tydreke Powell (because he was from Ahoskie, near where I grew up) and he mentioned that he was coached on how to answer the questions so he could get the ADD diagnosis. To my knowledge no one followed up on… Read more »

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The $1M of alcohol sales is the revenue number, not bottom line profit. Wonder what profit margin they made on that $1M that could actually go back to the athletic department for installing a smoothie machine in the IPF.

Doug
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Doug

“I have no clue if THIS LATEST SCANDAL will – or will not – finally bring down the beleaguered Academic Colossus known as The University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill. Hated Rivals, of course, hope it will.” Hated rivals never seem to understand how much they need each other in order to exist.

Rabbit was a troubled soul and not our kind of people.

Dajudge
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Dajudge

Former UNC head cheerleader Robert “Rabbit” Giles was convicted of committing an attempted sexual assault upon an undercover policewoman on the N.C. State campus in October 1978 and was sentenced to prison. He died this past April at the age of 68. The facts of his case were probably the most bizarre of any UNC student ever charged with a crime.

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Michael.N.Derm

I miss the Mike Man and Beat Dook parade days. Fun times. I still remember some of the cheers:
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Marijuana Ho Chi Min Come on Heels First and 10
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Repel them, repel them, make them relinquish the ball
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Rabbit Giles was the guy. Handsome guy with brown hair and a mustache . If I remember he was caught running naked through the NC State campus smeared with baby oil. Maybe convicted of one or more rapes?

Queen City
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Queen City

Bubba should have never apologized. I thought it was pretty funny. Clemson can now return the favor when UNC rolls into town and no need for an apology from Clemson AD. This is not as embarrassing as the Braves ditching the foam finger and the tomahawk chop they have been performing since day 1 due to a Cards player having his feelings hurt..

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MAHA

I don’t know about the 70’s but the Beat DOOK parades in the 60’s were unfreakin believable. I think it was 63 or 64 when the worst Dean of Men who ever lived (Dean Long) put the whole fraternity system on probation a la Animal House. Never will forget that. MAHA.