Facts Ain’t Facts… That’s A Fact! My Cup Runneth Over.

Cup Runneth Over
BobLee
September17/ 2017

My Cup Runneth Over With “FACTS”… & THAT’s A FACT!

A Really Great Guy… Charlie Adams

Before I start shoveling the usual incredible foolishness at you… another Really Good Guy has left “us” for a better place.

Charlie Adams… longtime Executive Director of The North Carolina High School Athletics Association passed away last night (Saturday). I’m blessed to know more than my share of mighty fine men. Charlie Adams is in that Top Tier.

A Cary native and local sports legend in the 50s… Charlie’s only flaw was a ten-year addiction to this website.

Our loss is Heaven’s Gain… My Friend Charlie Adams.

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No Herbie No…

Last week after Oklahoma defeated Ohio State, some 5-Star 18 y/o semi-literate recruit (with a goofy brussels sprout haircut) tweeted that Urban Meyer should replace the Sr QB with some freshman pal of his.

GameDay’s Kirk “Herbie” Herbstreit (former tOSU QB) decided to challenge the Brussel-sprout headed nitwit on Twitter. Bad move Herbie. … LINK

A 48 y/o “rich white man” (aren’t we all) going after a semi-literate AfAm vegetable head on Twitter has very bad “optics”. Board monkeys, afraid Herbie would ruin tOSU’s chances to sign “vegetable-head”, slammed “Herbie”.

Of course Herbie was right to admonish the punk but… “Being right” has nothing to do with a social media slugfest.

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State’s 4 NFL QBs… An NFL / ACC / NCAA Record?

What do Rivers, Wilson, Glennon, Brissette all have in common? All four started at QB in the NFL this weekend… All played for the Home Team in Carter-Finley… None won even an ACC Division Championship.

What was their combined record as starters versus “a certain local hated rival”?. I have no idea.. I suspect it’s more Ws than Ls.

Cheapshot aside… I bet that is a NFL/ACC/NCAA RECORD – Four Alums on One Sunday. Add Gabriel and Kramer and it’s certainly a braggable achievement. But be careful… UNCCHers will throw some UNC/NBA trivia back at you.

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JemeleLaPalooza Enters 2nd Week…

JemeleLaPalooza is leaking over into a 2nd Week. That will elevate Jemele above Kathy Griffin, “The Russians R Coming”, Comey, P*ssy Hats, Sessions The Grand Dragon, “STILLETOS !!!”blah, blah, blah = a.k.a “This Week’s WE GOT TRUMP NOW BY GOLLY.

24 consecutive “WE GOT HIM NOWs” have all fizzled like wet bottle rockets but it ain’t like “those people” (?) have anything else to do… really!

Many… a buncha… a lot of you have asked me off-line how to reply to the Trump-haters favorite mantra “It’s A Fact: Trump’s a white supremacist”.

He’s not of course, but don’t waste time going there… just rear back and say “It’s A Fact: Obama’s a race-baitin’ Muslim”.

Their beady eyes immediately get really googly… battery acid spews outta their noses… and they start whirling like little dervishes with acute St Vitas’ Dance.   I had one actually shape-shift into a rabid pit bull and start eating its own feces.

The first time you witness it, it’s a bit unnerving. Then it becomes a real hoot to watch. Try it at work or wherever you encounter “them”.

Just a Reminder:

My Facts and Your Facts and Their Facts Ain’t All Facts.. THAT’S A FACT!

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The Faithful Few at ECU, Duke, Mizzou

I’m not saying the ECU “faithful” ain’t too faithful any more, but when VaTech passed 50 on Saturday, even “Ficklen” left. It was just “Dowdy Stadium” for the final 15 minutes. OUCH!

If ECU played Duke these days, the total attendance might be even less than the number of employees left at The N&O. THAT “crowd” fits in one mini-van. OUCH!  Mizzou Football

My other alma mater – MIZZOU – may be even worse. Purdue walloped them at Mizzou… before less than 30,000 in a 70,000-seat SEC stadium. What few MU fans that care anymore are demanding they FIRE THE COACH. I suggested they go on a fake hunger strike. Those seem to work there. OUCH!

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Gene Chizik Did NOT Say What?

Former UNCCH Defensive Messiah Gene Chizak is now an analyst on SEC Network. Saturday he did NOT say a put-down about the Tennessee coach after he (Butch Jones) was Hail Maryed by Florida. What Chizil “NEVER SAID” blew up Twitter. Don’t even try to figure that out…. LINK

That is an appropriate snapshot of America September 2017.

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ESPN hiring Hillary… “Calling Nurse Ratchett”

Best “I Wish I’d Said That”… ESPN is considering hiring Hillary Clinton to explain why they are losing millions of viewers faster than Marie Osmond lost weight on NutriSystem. …

HillyBeast’s “book tour” Campaigning For Dummies: Umpteen Reasons I Got Beat Last November has reached the level of so pathetic even Chelsea can’t keep a straight face.

Yours truly was a Twitter Star for 15 minutes with: “Calling Nurse Ratchett: Mrs Clinton would like her Jell-O now”.

I will never encourage anyone to start following Twitter. I sorta have to because…. but you don’t. I AM becoming a bit of a Twitter Legend. Creating “a suitcase nuke” out of 140 characters is truly an art.

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Did they spell my name correctly?

I haven’t read The N&O in a dozen years, but I am told one of their not-fired-yet junior journalists mentioned me disparagingly in a recent article. One of AgentPierce’s columns from several years ago apparently “stuck in the N&O’s craw”. I suspect many more than that one is stuck there.

Pierce is pissed that the little nabob credited me rather than him.. Me, I just hope they spelled my name right…. BobLee … one word with a capital “L” in the middle.

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Clay Travis / CNN / Brooksie / Wolffie

A guy named Clay Travis is becoming “renown” as the anti-Jemele. Travis is a Nashville-based sports-radio guy who does NOT “lean Left” and really despises all things ESPN.   All the 100s of little Trump-hating millennials on sports radio really really despise him because… DUH! Why do you think?

So Travis goes on CNN to debate some AfAm Trump-hating whozit about JemeleLaPalooza. The CNN info-babe is Brooke Baldwin (UNC’01). Yep, “Brookey” and “Skippy”(UNC’75) are both TruBlues.

Brooke Baldwin, Clay Travis on CNN (screen grab) CR: CNN

Two minutes into the show Travis says something to the effect “I believe in The First Amendment… and boobs”. KABOOM… Brookey does a double-tale as she covered her cleavage,  looks AGAST and zaps Travis off-the-air.

CNN, which gave the “Pussy-Hat” goons 24/7 coverage, and where ANY/ALL obscenities about Trump or “people like me and many of you” is encouraged, feigned outrage at Travis’ word choice. . I would not have said what Travis said; but, like so many these days, he never asked my opinion.

I don’t watch CNN, but when I saw the video… my first thought when I heard “boob” is “Why is Travis talking about Wolf Blitzer?”

If there is any “boob” on TV News who has a lifetime fear of Jr High PE it is that twerp Wolf Blitzer. I hear he still insists on getting dressed in a toilet stall.

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Could this coming week possibly be as Fun-Filled as last week? It just might be.

By Wednesday…possibly earlier.  Boy… Oh Boy…Do we have a SUR-PRISE for you.

Toodle-loo for now…

Are you a First-timer? Here are 2,000 more BobLeeSays.  Have at’em…

BobLee
  • ncsu4life Reply
    3 months ago

    Charlie Adams was indeed a great man. My father was a manager for coach Adams when he coached at Cary and a part of the group of Adams Hoopsters that meets every year. He was a great coach and leader of many young men. I can remember him coming out and watching me play football as I came up through high school in the mid 90’s. He loved and supported his past players and extended families like they were part of his own.

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      The memorial service is Next Sunday at 2 PM at Univ Baptist in Chapel Hill.

  • Former96heel Reply
    3 months ago

    So you’re saying the travelling Duke faithful won’t fill up the sunny side of Kenan this weekend? We may be painfully close to witnessing the turnstile attendance being the same as, or smaller, than a Duke/UNC game in February. If a 20 minute drive, beautiful fall NC weather, and “plenty of good seats still available” doesn’t get more than a dozen into the aluminum, the marketing folks better Dig Deep for something better.

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      As I have noted, I do NOT understand why Duke cannot get 25,000 fans in this market. I would assume Duke’s “faithful 15,000” will travel to Kenan based on Cutcliffe’s recent successes over Larry. With UNC winning “impressively”(??) over ODU, the usual Kenan 40,000 should show up in decent weather. As with ECU… if Duke gets a 20 pt lead, of course, there will be a mass exodus.

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      3 months ago

      This maybe “Wuffie Fake News”, but the Stub Hub (verified) prices for the Battle of the Blues was running around $20 LAST weekend. Ain’t technology great when you can laugh at the plight of a rival whilst gazing over the vast array of cars and trucks (every color of RED that you would want to see) in the CF parking lots and outlying area for “FURMAN”.
      There were also numerous CL ads for $10 OBO in some pretty poshy sections of Kenan. Gate will be reported at near capacity…..Rev BB’s and Jimmy G’s Logistic and Crowd estimating gurus have already run the numbers….
      BUT, Skipper did come through….the Extremely Stupid Sports Network, Unequivocally (ESPNU) be arunin’ the game. Maybe Jamele will displace the sideline candy. She will deride any player that did not take a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. What a great opportunity for her to rant to a liberal crowd….

  • Princess.Fairmont Reply
    3 months ago

    So sorry for the loss of your friend, Charlie Adams. The good things he brought to your life will always be with you!!!

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      Thanks PF. Charlie was as universally as “liked” as any one I’ve ever known. For 25+ years he ran an organization composed of many people with many opinions on how it oughta be run… and he ran it incredibly well. Charlie Adams led a good long life (81)… had many professional achievements for which he was recognized… and will be sincerely missed by those who knew him. What more can one ask of this Life?

  • ENC#1 Reply
    3 months ago

    Duke having a hard time just getting the student body to get out of bed Saturday by noon to attend football games and so many game options on TV and various mobile devices I agree 20-25,000 is pretty good for my Blue Devils…..UNC-CH has been about 20,000 under capacity so far. So might be they both think they belong in the Ivy League….was it not Dick Crum that said UNC-CH “wants to be Harvard Monday-Friday and Oklahoma on Saturday” and IIRC this was before they fired him!!!

    ECU and NCSU have great tailgating which is 1/3 tradition, 1/3 school spirit of current students and 1/3 great time to party and get drunk. UNC-CH and Duke have something that looks like tailgating but ECU and NCSU would probably not call it tailgating. Best tailgating I have ever seen at Duke was the year Alabama came to town and had to park their winabagos Thursday until noon on Sunday at the old Southgate Mall….maybe it was Northgate Mall. Whatever Mall it was looks like the Vernon Park Mall (I know BL understands what I am trying to say).

    Hey on the bright side DUKE, WF, NCSU & UNC CHAPEL THRILL all won Saturday!!!!!

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      Tailgating and parking in general for The Wally is “the worst” and there’s no practical solution. Same at UNC-CH though they would never admit it. The last several years I went to Kenan I parked in a shuttle lot at Friday Center. Very convenient in/out but zero “game atmosphere”.
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      With game attendance becoming a problem at 90% of schools, I see no solution for Duke or UNCCH. Bigger issues than a $36,000,000 IPF will fix.
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      Yes, Southgate and Vernon Park Malls share a similar fate. Good places to take a 15 y/o to practice driving before getting their license. Lots of asphalt with no other cars to bother you.

  • DM Carpenter Reply
    3 months ago

    “Even Ficklin left”, a full quart in a half pint jar of a comment, if I ever heard one.

    But wait! There’s MORE!

    Mentioning Hillary alongside a “suitcase nuke” reminded me of the infamous “Snuke” episode of South Park. I giggled. I snickered. SunDrop was nearly nasally ejected.

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      I suspect even Dowdy was gone with 5:00 to go.

      • Doug Reply
        3 months ago

        I’ll save some irate ECU fan the trouble of correcting you because its been a tough season for them and there won’t be many bright spots. It’s Ficklen.

        • BobLee Reply
          3 months ago

          Thats what I get for asking the porn star how to spell it. Never trust a porn star from Cary.

  • Edward.L.84 Reply
    3 months ago

    Why can’t Duke draw larger crowds? Is there an obvious answer?

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      Not obvious to me. I’m sure some of the hard-core lifetime Duke-haters have their answers. I don’t
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      I thought the influx of expats from other college loyalties moving to this area would benefit Duke, but doesn’t seem to. The multi-milllion $$$ renovations haven’t helped. The team has a 4-5 year string of solid play with strong offenses. Both Northwestern and Baylor were bigger name opponents that some local teams schedule. … Beats me.
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      I wouldn’t expect sell-outs but 20-25,000 would be OK ???

  • Bob Kennel Reply
    3 months ago

    All the columns are still interesting to read as well as the responses but seem to be more a sports/political stew.
    Two FACTS:
    1. The UNC-CH mess known as TGU is a fact whether we know the ultimate outcome or not.
    2. The Trump Presidential personality as the Republican TGU is also a fact whether we know the ultimate outcome or not.
    (Even stronger than Factoids 😎)

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      Not sure what that is suppose to mean, but probably don’t want to know.

  • Doug Reply
    3 months ago

    On ECU. Fact.”Our football team was not meeting competitive expectations” Jeff Compher, Dec 4, 2015.

    Fact. “in my opinion – the trajectory of the program was not going in the right direction.” Jeff Compher
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    My fact. The team lacks talent to compete with the level of competition it is playing both in and out of conference. Many blame that on Ruffin alone but both the current and former coach share (I hate the term) blame.
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    Fact. “Winning conference championships. I think those are the things that I feel we’re striving to do as a program. Our football team and everything about it should be moving in that direction. Based on my assessment of the situation, it was not heading in that direction.” Jeff Compher
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    Last week it was determined the DC was the problem. I have no idea if another coordinator will be scapegoated this week or which version of fact(s) will be determined to be the “truth” as decided by the AD but it certainly looks like the team has plenty of quit in them. For coaches, losing games is one thing but losing the team is a big no-no. To Scotty’s credit, he apparently demands that his players sit in the front row in all classes and to be dressed appropriately at all times.
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    It will be interesting to watch things in Greenville for the next couple of months.

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      I suspect that Pirate fans under this sort of duress will behave exactly like 99% of college FB fan bases would behave. Some will shrug and say “darn it”… some will be more demonstrative… a few will probably embarrass themselves, their families and PirateNation. IOW… just like every fan base. … sigh, sniff.

  • NCSU68Grad Reply
    3 months ago

    Interesting potpourri of “facts and trivia”
    Rivers first game against UNC in 2000….so that was the FIRST game of the Fab Four. Brissette closed it out in 2015. Overall for the 2000 – 2015 series….9 X 16 or 56% 2000 – 2016 10 X 17 or 59%
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    The Fab Four won 8 Games & played in 11. 8 X 11 or 73%. So, the Fab Four were, statistically, almost 25% “More Likely to WIN”. The infamous. McClendon knee (@ Kenan) in 2004 is NOT in the Fab Four’s years…..and it should be “astericked”….but it is still a L.
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    Jemele and Hillary and ESPN?? Maybe HRC can teach her to do “Yoga Alternate Nostril Breathing”….which would be a good pre-requisite or “calming” act prior to tweeting. Some enterprising reporter, not of the CNN persuasion, has a webite and lists the “reasons”. This is based on interviews and maybe the book. She was up to 56 last week. Maybe Paul Simon will do a lyrical sequel called “Fifty Ways to Lose an Election”….Or maybe Rush’s minstrels will do it…one line might go…’Blame the Deplorable, Glorable….”. or maybe “Get a new email Server, Minerva”. The parody could go on. ESPN ain’t replacing Jemele nor are they hiring back Curt Schilling.
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    Disney will eat the losses and up the gate price at the “resorts” and the rack rates at the hotels….Jemele will be presented some type of Broadcast Emmy and then made a Harvard Fella….don’t cha know?

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      No question that Jemele is now A Rock Star among her BLM crowd… which she already was… just more publicity now. Expect an award in her name at next year’s ESPYs.

  • Mike.Siler.City Reply
    3 months ago

    That angry lib that shape-shifted into a pit bull and ate its own feces… that my sister’s no-count 3rd husband. You mean there’s more of’em that do that?

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      Afraid so, Mike. I could send you to a few websites where they are like a nest of eels crawling all over one another. There is a chapter in Revelation that describes them to a T.

  • Bobh Reply
    3 months ago

    I like the fact that AP is channeling “Blondie” or has given over his word processor to her. I can’t wait for future installments.
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    As for the alphabet channels, they could be eliminated due to paucity of income if people would drop cable services and start streaming all content. Cable companies collect a fee for every channel and pass it back to the alphabet networks. If those fees were not available to them, they would go broke.
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    I just installed an outdoor Yagi antenna to pick up local stations and get everything else by streaming DTVNow for $10/month. Bye-bye cable companies.

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      You’re gonna REALLY like our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. AP isn’t going ANY WHERE!
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      There will be some different cable package assortment choices coming very soon. The cable companies realize that “having to take ESPN” is costing them customers. PLus.. I’m hearing MORE staff cutbacks are coming at ESPN… and, of course, always more at The N&O. Just like Blondie said… drip, drip, drip, drip…

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