BL: Condi Report panned by board monkey media – SURPRISE!

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    BobLee
    April27/ 2018

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    Condi Report panned by Board Monkey Media… SURPRISE!

    The Long awaited Condi Report on The Future of College Basketball was released at 9 AM Wed. ,,, and by noon:

    The number of self-annointed “experts” panning it was already greater than WRAL’s official attendance at a Reverend Barber Hoot & Hate which we all know was “… at least 80,000… maybe MORE!” … snort, giggle giggle.

    Yes, I’ve used that line “… at least 100 times… maybe more!” and will continue to.

    First… The Committee was headed by Condoleezza “Condi” Rice aka “A Bush Woman” so 50% of America are pre-programmed to HATE it “because”… well. you know why.

    Second...  One of the committee members was “a famous Duke guy – Grant Hill”. All the Duke-Haters hate that.  FWIW…Nobody “hates” David Robinson or cares who else was on the committee.

    “A Bush Woman” and “a Dookie”… you just knew Franklin Street was going to love it!

    Eliminating all the Condi and Grant-haters there were only 15-16 people left in America. That is even fewer than an average audience for ESPN’s new Get Up morning show.   Supposedly “Get Up” is tanking because either it is or it is not “Woke”.

    Not only do I have no clue what “Woke” means, I can’t find anyone who does. But I’m not looking very hard.

    For all of you who wanted The Condi Report to “be specific”… wanted it to tear down UNC’s ill-gotten banners… or wanted it to take away 1,000 of Coach K’s Wins… Sorry Charlie.

    “The Condi Report” hasn’t been out 24 hours and has already been stored in that same giant warehouse with Indiana Jones’ Lost Arc… Obama’s birth certificate… Donald Trump’s tax returns… the name of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance… and whatever WAS in Al Capone’s vault five minutes before Geraldo Rivera opened it. In other words… we’ll never see or hear about The Condi Report ever again.

    Yes, I am being factitious. It is NOT being stored in Indiana Jones’ Warehouse. It’s fate is far worse than that. … An NCAA Bureaucratic Black Hole.

    It is being turned over to an NCAA Committee of University Chancellors / Presidents / Provosts and Grand Poobahs. Yep… a room full of “Chihuahua Folts” and other greatly over-degreed snoots with MENSA keys and no clue whatsoever what “a ball screen” is.

    For The Record: I have no clue what “a ball screen” is either.

    University Administrators get to be, and to stay, University Administrators by never actually making a decision they might be held accountable for “down the road”.

    The recent former Prez at Michigan State knew about the perv with the US Gymnastic girls for ten+ years and did NADA. That’s not as long as Nobody Did Anything with UNCCH’s Massive Academic Scandal To End All Academic Scandals but it was more serious.

    A UNCCH Board of Trustees meeting is twenty minutes of  “All in favor say Aye” and then they all go over to the Basketball Ticket Office and complain about their seats in Dean’s Dome. You think I’m kidding don’t you?The Office

    Mark Emmert – NCAA Grand Wizard – is the embodiment of “Michael Scott” the Steve Carrel character in The Office.  Emmert has less credibility than a room full of CNN news anchors. WHOA!

    Giving The Condi Report to any NCAA Committee is like your wife giving you a Peloton Exercise Bike for Christmas. You get all excited… read all the wonderful stuff it does… blah blah … then you move it to a corner of the bedroom and hang damp bath towels from it. By New Years you can’t find it under the pile of damp towels.

    The NCAA Committee of Academic Poobahs will “hang damp bath towels” from The Condi Report. Figuratively speaking.

    In three months they will send out search parties of interns to try and find what they did with the original copy of The Condi Report.

    NCAA Committees only do one thing each year…. The Selection Committee for March Madness. That’s it. And no one is ever satisfied with how that is done.

    Lets Cut The Crap… here’s what it’s all about.

    The Real Issue frustrating Big Time College Basketball (and Football) is …

    Trying to incorporate athletically-gifted young AfAm men onto college campuses that are 98% upper middle class white folks with upper class white alumni…

    The sole purpose of bringing in those young AfAm men is to entertain said “white folks”  (IOW… like having Doug Clark & The Hot Nuts play at a KA Fraternity party in the 60s.)  … and, hopefully, provide them bragging rights over their “white folk” neighbors from other colleges.

    The young AfAm men, on the other hand, are only there to showcase their basketball skills for a lucrative career in professional basketball…. PERIOD. … They are “Majoring in Basketball”. Expediting that process to The NBA is their objective… be it today, one year, two years or four years.

    Translating Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Swahili is not relevant to their objective.

    Alas, only a very few will ever achieve that ultimate objective. … But… If not The NBA, maybe Croatia or Upper Volta or the G / D/ XYZ League… wherever they might get a paycheck for ever how long their athletic skills last.

    That many have no other marketable skill, or life interest, is a much bigger socio-cultural issue than The Future of College Basketball.

    Some “white kids” come to college hoping to be Big Time Lawyers… or surgeons… or “political scientists”… and end up as telemarketers for reverse mortgage scams. The transition from Dream To Reality awaits…

    An 18 y/o Nuclear Engineer Wannabee meets Mean Old Mr Calculus his freshman year and has an abrupt career change.

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    So… forget One & Dones. Let kids “go pro” whenever they please. Their junior year in high school…in the middle of their freshman year in college… at halftime of “the Duke game”… whenever. Like going to the bathroom… ya got go… so go.

    Re: Transferring… When a coach grabs his brass ring and leaves, the kid should be able to go too… with no penalty. He “bought a package” when he signed with that school. That package changes, he gets to leave. PERIOD.

    Pay The Players ???: Every pin-headed board monkey nitwit in every Power 5 fan base, or with his own Talk Show, says PAY THE PLAYER. No one says “How Much” or “Which Players”. Or “How Much is enough”?

    Q: How much “legal pay” is enough to stop the illegal payments?  … A:  No such amount exists.

    If every NCAA MBBer gets $50,000/year but School X whispers it can up that another $50K under-the-table are we back where we are now?  Sure… there will always be “cheaters” no matter how thick the rule book.

    Do you pay them based on the tuition of each school? A UNCCH or NCSU player gets $15,000/year (approximate tuition) but a Duke player gets $50,000 (approximate tuition). Nope, that won’t work.

    Do starters get more than “biscuit boys”? … Do you get paid per playing time minute or points/game? … Do college players get agents to negotiate for them with a college?

    Do we simply legalize the old “$100 handshake”… allowing for inflation?  Leave it up to the Fat Cats to go into the locker room post-game and start peeling off Benjamins? A bunch of 60 y/o rich old white Fat Cats in a locker room full of large nekkid black men… ponder that visual for 30 seconds.

    All those fans desperate for bragging rights don’t care if the players wearing their school’s jersey are being paid… by whom… or how much.

    Fans don’t care if the players are going to class… or banging coeds… or getting “shoe $$$” from some sleazeball Evil Eye Fleagle in a back alley.

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    All the fans care about… is beating their hated rival as often as possible.

    All the players care about… is achieving their dream of “making it to The Association” as quickly as possible.

    All the NCAA Committee of University Poobahs cares about… is “kicking every controversial can down the road” so they cannot be held accountable for… anything.

    Thank you Condi… and Grant… and your nice little committee.  If we have any questions, we’ll contact you. Don’t call us… we’ll call you… or not.  America really appreciates your nice little report.

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    • fayettwuf Reply
      6 months ago

      John Wayne (Tom) shot Liberty Valance and let Jimmy Stewart (Stoddard) take the credit.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        I yield. Your memory is better than mine. Or better yet… THE LINE from the movie…
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        “When a Legend becomes a Fact… print The Legend.”

    • fayettwuf Reply
      6 months ago

      I don’t get the assumption that if college players are paid their ‘market value’, the goose will lay the same number of golden eggs. I am probably not one to use to predict the effect, but I would not give a damn whether the pro-am team sponsored by my alma mater wins, loses or disbands. Whoever thinks making college basketball more like the minor leagues in baseball will help has not paid attention to the attendance at minor league baseball games.
      By the way, Tom Doniphon shot Liberty Valance.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        Jimmy Stewart (Tom) shot a very very evil Lee Marvin (Valance). The cast of that TMWSLV movie had 6-7 “names”.
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        Whether using “hired mercs” would have a negative impact on college FB/BB is TBD. How many of the current One or Two & Dones bother to learn the Alma Mater or any history of (their) school? It would require some psychological adjustment for a faction of fans… for others it’s JUST WIN BABY!

    • ENC1 Reply
      6 months ago

      Just my way BL of saying as long as football and basketball produce financially DI will change very little if at all. I will be happy if they allow players the ability to sign with a NBA once they graduate HS.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        I think the One Done Rule will be amended a bit. Maybe waving the “must be 19” stipulation. Maybe modify the “test the NBA waters” rule as Luke Maye is doing. Not much “they” can do about the “shady shoe $$$” crap except make the “if you get caught” penalty so severe it is not worth it… as in Lifetime Ban from any form of organized basketball. … completely doing away with “academic eligibility” requirements is simple to do but would MORTIFY the academic snoots…

    • ENC1 Reply
      6 months ago

      Read where Bubba did not like the committee using them as an example (largest academic fraud case since I can remember). Well Bubba if you walk like a duck and talk like a duck YOU ARE A DUCK!!!!!
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      UNC according to Bubba offered to be part of the reform…..great idea Bubba you can tell the committee all the ways to keep athletes eligible illegally by letting the student body participate.
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      IMO only way to change DI athletics is to blow up the NCAA Manuel and start over… of course we all know this will not happen because college athletics makes a few people great salaries.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        I haven’t spoken w/ Bubba so cannot verify that. I’m sure there is A LOT he / UNC loyalists “don’t like” about the reality that TGU isn’t going away for several decades. Their discomfort only fuels the fire.
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        I don’t think “a few people making huge profits from current model” is that much of a factor. Top coaches and ADs will make Big $$$ under any model. Sports TV will reap Big $$$ under any model. School Athl budgets might take a hit if they are paying $30-50K each for 40-50 players but how that is structured determines that. Non-revenue sports are NEVER going to “be paid” as they generate no $$.
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        The yadda yadda crap about “players’ likeness” being Big $$$ is, IMO, more BS. It is VERY rare that a college player becomes THAT marketable… VERY RARE. If he becomes THAT BIG he goes pro. Do you really think there were 1,000s of Bagley jerseys sold by Duke. Or how many Berry II / III jerseys sold on Franklin Street?
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        DAMN… when I get “on a roll” it really sounds like I know what I’m talking about… doesn’t it? Hellfire, maybe I do!

    • Doug Reply
      6 months ago

      After the Rice report came out I had a conversation with a UNC friend about the criticism the NCAA received for not punishing bogus courses and TGU. He seemed to have no idea that the entire country outside of the I-40/I-85 corridor had been lampooning his Alma mater and asked what difference did it really make. So I recounted the number of times UNC had had a “seat at the table” when discussing NCAA reform. From kindly Bill Friday acting after the Dixie Classic scandal through the Knight Commission and probably other instances too but there was so much other “stuff” that one loses track. Anyway I told him that, in my opinion, UNC would likely be locked out of any future or meaningful participation for at least the foreseeable future or 20 plus years or whichever comes first. His once great university would, in effect, be blackballed which would probably be true assuming that other NCAA schools were honorable institutions of virtue. So finally I offered the opinion that he had nothing to worry about being considered a joke. Join the crowded field of miscreants.

      I do think there’s an easy, non-rocket science solution to paying players at different rates. It’s called payroll. Janitors make less than PHD’s. 5 stars make more dough than walk-on Morehead Scholar benchwarmers. If Duke wants to pay more than NCSU or vice versa let them sort it out. It’s a business and businesses figure it out everyday.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        The most enduring odor from TGU will, of course, be within 200 miles of Ye Olde Well… in areas populated by HATED RIVALS with very long memories. Certainly any time any NCAA member institution gets into “academic trouble” TGU will be revisited as in “But UNC got away with worse” which will be true.

    • Eric.UNC79 Reply
      6 months ago

      BL, your description of a UNCCH Trustees meeting confirms what I have thought for years. A bunch of silverspoons and trust fund babies wanting to spruce up their obituaries.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        There HAVE been a handful of exceptions over the years but, yeah, thats pretty much who / what / why re: UNCCH Brd of Trustees.
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        If they’re not whining about DD seats, it’s parking passes… or bragging that Roy is their BFF. If they donate high six-figures they get to sneak in Roy’s office, sit in his chair and take a selfie… if he’s out-of-town. UNC Trustees don’t much care about Fedora one way or the other… Larry Who?

    • Harley Reply
      6 months ago

      Spot on start to finish. Answer that arrives first is let the NBA do their own player development like baseball. D to AAA. Reinstate the 800 rule, this time NCAA mandated nationwide. Tell ESPN to pick up Australian Rules Football if they don’t like it. Their time has passed. The only question is when will they know it.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        That might happen. The NBA “needs” their NCAA farm system. Alas, no one with the NCAA has the hutzpah to play hardball with NBA. When the smoke clears I’ll have my “I told you so” and thats it.

    • Bruce.Asheville Reply
      6 months ago

      You have successfully negated the need for Condi’s Report. I vote they implement all of your suggestions ASAP. The Fat Cats passing out “Benjamins” to “large nekkid AfAms” in the locker room is priceless on so many levels.
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      Of course you are correct. Fans don’t care about anything but “their team” having an edge over the hated rivals… and never will care about anything else.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        Thanks but I’m not all that smart. Just not afraid to say it like it is. This ain’t brain surgery.

    • Ben in MO Reply
      6 months ago

      Isn’t a “ball screen” what you do to the player who is “fronting” your teammate? Grayson Allen tended to apply it a bit low, but effectively. By the way, there appear to be a couple of opening in Lithuania for those who need a safe harbor en route to “the Association”.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        I really have no clue – “ball screen”. One of those terms I keep hearing but never rises to the level of caring about. If I admit I know what you are referring to re: “Lithuania” it would mean I saw a headline about “That insufferable Ball person”. I did see the headline but refuse to admit it. – 🙂

    • bob hutchins Reply
      6 months ago

      Bob, really who with an IQ above 75 really gives a ….?
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      Remove intercollegiate sports from all institutions of higher learning or remove the institutions’ certifications. Make all sports in college/universities/trade schools/etc intramural only. Let the pro sports teams build farm teams as was done in baseball. Remove the money teat from the mouths of the lying trustees and grand poobahs and the make the ‘schools?’ return to educating, edifying and earnings preparation. Whilst you are about it, remove credentials from every ‘professor?’ who engages in indoctrination into anything other than the subject being taught and ban them to ditch digging for their entire lifetimes.
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      Call your next case and make it a bit more challenging. Disposing of this one was far too easy.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        Mr Hutchins; I’m detecting a trend in your comments. You are obviously reading these columns (about sports) while lamenting the IQ of “people who read these columns”. You are among about 5,000+ who will read this one.
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        I sense your frustrations with the ongoing Decline of Western Civilization especially the mess of High Academia. I share that frustration but AgentPierce verbalizes it more than I do. You might check out AP’s ongoing columns… or not.

    • Chip Reply
      6 months ago

      With regards to paying athletes to play in college, I have one kid finishing up at a state-supported university and another getting ready to start. With tuition, fees, room, board, books (Whoops! That doesn’t apply to many athletes) and “beer money” (I’m not naive enough to thin my college age kids aren’t drinking) I’m north of $25,000 a year. These athletes ARE getting paid. If not for their prowess on the court or field, most of these folks wouldn’t be in 50 miles of dear old Screw U.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        I was just using Tuition but room & board are certainly real costs. Whatever the base line – and it would HAVE to be one amount all across NCAA – no $$ amount is enough to even discourage cheating thru shoe companies or Fat Cats. The % of schools (coaches) that are cheating now will cheat under any situation.

    • Doug Reply
      6 months ago

      Slightly off subject but relevant to part of the actual Rice report. For the record, I’ve witnessed numerous interviews over the years with Hispanics, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese athletes using interpreters to translate for the English speaking audience. Yet I’ve never heard a single UNC AfAm Studies graduate translate Swahili. 🙄 Why is that BobLee?

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        I defer all Swahili-related questions to Uncle Julis Nyang’oro. Uncle Julius is currently residing in which ever African hellhole has the strongest non-extradition treaty w/ USofA.

    • TarHeel69 Reply
      6 months ago

      One of your really good ones. Wonder if Jay Bilas was on the “committee”?????

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        Jay was not on the committee. Neither was Rashad McCants.

    • Former96Heel Reply
      6 months ago

      The thought of a line of double digit Rams Club members carrying halliburton cases into the locker room makes me smile. “no sir, I scored 18 against Duke, I’ll take your Benz, not that stack of 10 grand”
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      I very clearly see your analogy of the Otis Day concert scene. The athletes run the show, regardless of who is paying the tab. The schools and NCAA just are reluctant to admit it yet.
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      I’m 100% positive that without one and done, there would still be a flock of lottery picks to college simply because the benefits are too good, and the pretty girls sure beat what comes to that Rapid City place my agent said I may have to play in to prove myself.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        Indeed. Having spent a long weekend in Rapid City I can assure you the standard campus pulchritude is far better on a Power 5 campus.

    • Porcophile Reply
      6 months ago

      Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts! I laughed so hard I almost wet my pants (although at my age I have to worry about that even when I’m not laughing).
      The Aeneid in Swahili was a good one, too.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        I doubt Mr Virgil ever took Uncle Julius course but you never know.

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      6 months ago

      A Dookie and a Bush Woman meeting….behind closed doors. Where are all the REV BB protesters. OPPS….they are BOTH AFAM and have chaperones. I guess that is OK.
      Coach K released a statement….
      “We have consistently said that we’d like to see substantive change in college athletics, particularly within our sport, and this appears to be a starting point for further discussion among the entities who touch basketball at all levels,” Krzyzewski added…..WOW….when Mikey retires, he ought to write speeches and Pressers for whomever is in the White House or just got caught with a big breasted Porn Star….
      You are probably correct. NOW….let it be known and go forth from this moment on….”The NBA’s PLAYERS Association, in cahoots with Slimy, Cowardly, Snively, Stupidly, Adam Silver is the REAL issue. HE allows the Players Association to set the RULES. That is why there are differences in the Ones and Dones for MLB, NBA and NFL….and maybe Curling. IF the NCAA were serious, they would insist on a UNIFORM policy.
      WHOOPS….I was hallucinating…. The NCAA is sitting on over $ONE BILLION in reserves. Like Mikey’s salary, it is in the public filings. An Aside….the Southern Poverty whatever has over $650 MILLION….why not distribute it? Maybe they think that they will have to buy Rev BB lunch some day.
      Condi came into this and did a great job. I think that Grant Hill seems to have a level head and not be looking for Bernie handouts.
      If this were the good old days, then the headlines from yesterday’s N&O would be lining my parakeets’ cage floor….
      Look for Bernie to tap into this. His newest babbling about everyone working for the Government and Reparations and having “Equal Income”: are great. The BM’s will be concentrating on the Draft tonight….

    • Mayberry Jim Reply
      6 months ago

      No, I skipped over the Bow Flex and Gazelle. I am currently on a “One Exercise/Torture Device Every 12 Years” regimen.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        Experience can be an expensive teacher…

    • Mayberry Jim Reply
      6 months ago

      I once had a Soloflex exercise device that was good for far more than damp towels. With the bench and all the various bars and handles, that thing was like having an extra closet. She finally banished it so the last exercise I got out of it was lugging it to storage. Now the Teeter Hang-Up is only good for damp towels and an occasional “I can wear that one more time” shirt.

      • BobLee Reply
        6 months ago

        So… YOU bought the other SoloFlex. Did you get a Bow-Flex too and one of those Gazelle things from the weird dude – “Tony”- with the long hair that yelled really loud?

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