… and there is JILL WAGNER!

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November01/ 2019

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Nov 1, 2019

… and there is JILL WAGNER


In the 120+ years of North Carolina State University, there is an on-going list of Notable Notables – Jimmy V … “Roman” … BobKennel(?) … “Skywalker” … Everett Case … “The Acidophilus Guy” … PR … BobKennel(??) … Russell … now “Trea” … … … and there is JILL WAGNER!

Your list is “your list” including / excluding (Kennel?) whoever and in whatever order you wish.  If “your list” includes “Hawkeye” and “Spud” and “T.A.” … it’s Your List.  But Yours Must include JILL WAGNER.


NOTE:  UNCCH, Duke and ECU each have “porn stars” on their lists.  NCSU has JILL WAGNER on its list.  Score One for the Land Grant School in West Raleigh!


Last week I strolled into Blondie’s office as she was multi-tasking between (1) “forestalling the inevitable collapse of Western Civilization” and… (2) “watching a Hallmark Christmas Movie”.  Blondie’s Inner Sanctum has more screens than a Best Buy showroom.

As I do thru-out the day, I inquired “… is everything working OK?” Then, I noticed the Hallmark Christmas Movie she was watching… “OMG!  That’s JILL WAGNER” I exclaimed.  “Yes, I really like her” Blondie replied  “she is one of my favorite Hallmark actresses…”

“OH MY”… I blurted “she’s from Winston-Salem… she was “The Mercury Girl” (from 2005-2011)… and she is THE Most Famous NC State coed – ‘2001 – EVER… EVER… EVER!”



From Winston-Salem .. > … NC State .. > .. “Mercury Girl” .. > .. Zombie movies w/ “Aquaman” .. > .. that goofy Wipe-Out obstacle course show .. > .. some more straight-to-video- movies .. > .. And NowA Bona-fide STAR on Hallmark Christmas Movies… AND as murder-solving “Professor Amy Winslow” on Hallmark Mystery Channel and a bunch of other Hallmark movies.

The JILL WAGNER Mercury Commercials Archives.

What Else has JILL WAGNER done since “Mercury”…

Interview w/ JILL WAGNER… 2009

JILL WAGNER and Hallmark

From 2005-2011 JILL WAGNER was for Mercury what Betty Furness was for Westinghouse Appliances in the 50s … what Vanna White has been for Wheel Of Fortune since forever.

JILL WAGNER … in her trademark capri pants and knit sweater… 6″ stilletos… and “a melt-your-heart smile and charm” … posed beside Mercurys for six years.  Truthfully, she coulda been shilling for used porta-johns or “Free El Chapo” and it wouldna mattered…. but JILL WAGNER would never do such things.

From everything I read for this column… which was A LOT … JILL WAGNER is even more down-to-earth, wholesome, gosh-darn nice than you’ve always hoped she would be. 

I will go so far as to compare JILL WAGNER to KATHY IRELAND in the even more gosh-darn nice than you hoped she would be. … JILL – and Carrie Underwood (another “gosh darn nice mega-hottie”) – are both happily married to hockey players.

WARNING: To all NC Staters… If you “know somebody who knew somebody” at NC State during The JILL WAGNER Years – late 90’s-early 00’s – who sorta kinda knew JILL WAGNER and claims “she was “*************” … and that “*****….” is not 100% Incredibly Nice … I don’t wanna hear it and…

I WILL BLOCK any/all such sacrilegious comments.

Brooke Baldwin


NOTE:  But if… any UNCers have sordid stories about CNN’s insufferable Brooke Baldwin during that same period over in Chapel Hill , please pass THOSE along… with uncut video if available.




Sort of a Critical Event this Saturday at The NOT Dixie Classic Fairgrounds over in Winston-Salem.  Can / Will Wuff’s DD ever beat Deacon Dave again?  Based on past two years… it’s ?????

Would rank/file Wuff Fans... trade a “W” over Wake – this year – instead of a 3rd W in a row over UNC?  I suspect NOT… since you don’t have as many Deacon loyalists in your social orbit to make your life “A Living Hell”.

BUT… Would you trade “Ls” – this year – to both WFU and UNC for a “W” over Dabo ?  Now THAT is an intriguing “What If”.


In a serious chat with a lunch table full o’ long-time Tru-Blues on Thursday… it was A CONSENSUS that, eight games into Season One of Mack2.0, the HoF Coach appears to be “showing his age”.  No, NOT to the OMG level of his final two years in Austin, but decidedly not as spry and bright-eyed as he was at his I’M BACK presser last December.   Maybe Sallie needs to get Mack some Super Geritol?


Alas.  No “Real Bowl” for Appy State... sigh.  One “L” and now they are doomed to a Whozit Bowl versus a “Where is that school located?” opponent.

Have you and your buddies compared Duke’s “Uh Oh” choice of a final goal line play to Seattle’s OMG in their SB loss to Patriots?  Many are doing so …


I did not have a “My Team” in The WS so no emotional repercussions over the outcome.  A ring for Trea of course.  Russell,  Bill Cowher, and likely other Wuff alums have SB rings.  Did Chucky Brown (or Thurl Bailey) get an NBA Champ ring?  Any Wuffs have NBA rings?


I am REALLY EXCITED over all the improvements in Ye Olde Website.  I have a growing list of over-a-dozen Humdinger Topics in the queue for here .

… PLUS some cool stuff going on at The Favorite Books page.  … not to mention 6-8 Kick-Butt new columns this past week over at SaidWHAT? … for those interested in the Fate of America As We Know It.

In the Ongoing Adventures of ReRe and YaYa in Madison WI… there are only Two seasons up in Wisconsin – Winter and July.  It ain’t July any more.  Blondie heads up there in 10-day for a week of GrandNanny duty.  She’s stocking me up with jars of Brunswick Stew.

‘Til Monday …

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