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"World's Largest" PR Scam Since Global Warming

Nov 19,’14:   I’m a pretty good judge of the Plum Foolishness Factor of UNC’s Glorious Mess.   I really thought last week’s Trifecta of Dumb (Tydreke), Dumber (Matt&Bryn), Dumbest (Dartmouth) would carry us all through Thanksgiving..... but Noooooo.  

Now America is spewing coffee out its nose over Edelman aka “The World’s Largest.....” gorging itself on Little Carol’s Inexhaustible Pile of (not exactly tax payer) mega-$$$$.  $2,000,000 here..... $2,000,000 there......  

Pretty soon UNC’ll have spent more trying to spin The Great Unpleasantness than Kim Kardashian spends on shoes and handbags. 
Posted: November 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 27 comments | Tagged as: TGU

AP: UNC Mess and The Beige Plate Theory

Nov 16,’14:  I try to leave that never-ending academic trainwreck over at Chapel Hill to BobLee.   I specialize in really important crap like using BullyBarber and RobRielleWHO as my personal human piƱatas.  BobLee and I debate who has the most inexhaustible fount of material to choose from.  Neither of us is complaining mind you.  

But that UNC Trainwreck is starting to seep over into Real World Issues.   YIKES!  

Could my “Beige Plate” Theory be The Key to untying UNC's Gordian Knot?

Posted: November 17, 2014 at 7:35 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 0 comments

Fat Cats Rearranging Deck Chairs

Nov 16,’14:  “BobLee’s 60-Second Sound-Off” is a new segment on this season’s Good Sports’ pre-game show.  I offer up an incredibly insightful “can he say THAT on the radio?” rant about something hopefully related somehow to UNC Football.

A trick in effective “provocative radio” is not to warn ones on-air partners (or station “suits”) what one is about to say.   This results in their fresh on-air response plus allows “the suits” to have plausible deniability when offended listeners storm the station with pitchforks and torches.

Yesterday BobLee unloaded on UNC “Fat Cats” who amidst The Great Unpleasantness are occupying themselves by Rearranging the deck chairs on The Titanic.   It has been suggested that I share my aired comments with you my valued cyber-audience.
Posted: November 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 26 comments | Tagged as: TGU

Of all the gin joints / colleges in all the towns in

Nov 13,’14:  The Great Unpleasantness has become unpleasantier.   It wasn’t “all over” with those unpaid parking tickets way way way back when.... or with The Martin Report.... or with Ken’s Report.  There are children entering pre-school who were unborn when Marvin hit SEND.  Those children are now old enough to ask: “Mom, what kind of name is Tydreke?”

AND NOW.... To paraphrase Bogey’s Rick Blaine:  “Of all the gin joints (colleges) in all the towns in the world..... a cheating scandal has erupted involving a Sports Ethics class - specifically designed for athletes at a “harming little elite Ivy League institution in Hanover, New Hampshire.  BobLee, you don't mean DARTMOUTH?   Yep....

Of course this Dartmouth incident has nothing to do with a certain charming little Chancellor in South Bldg.   But who can blame those bloodthirsty ABCers for ROTFLTAO? ..... C'mon Man!
Posted: November 13, 2014 at 9:59 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 22 comments | Tagged as: TGU

Gonna Need More TVs

Nov 11,’14:  It was a classic scene in a classic movie.   “Sheriff Brody” was chumming off the back of The Orca when Bruce The Shark popped up with massive jaws agape.  “.... (we) gonna need a bigger boat.”  Brody proffered to Quint and Hooper.

I was not in the danger-filled waters off Amity Island on Saturday last, but it occurred to me at several intervals from noon to around 10-ish that I'm “gonna need more TVs”. ..... Even with my hardy 36” Samsung set to two “all football all day” channels.   I was hitting “Prev” all day but was still missing 2-3-4 other must-see games.   It was an embarrassment of spectatorial riches.

MORE yuck emerging from the font of never-ending yuckiness over yonder where Dick Crum once labored. ..... and we meet Milana Yayntrub.  Milana Who????
Posted: November 11, 2014 at 9:22 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 27 comments | Tagged as: TGU

He just wanted to BE Mickey Mantle

Nov ’14:  I suppose every municipality and metro area has a bunch of’em.   States like Texas, Louisiana, Maine and California grow’em by the bushel.  A “Mayberry” usually only has one or two at most.  That makes’em special.

Ours was “Butch”.   Mayberry’s was Ernest T. Bass.  Yep.... I’m talking about town characters.   

His full name was Virgil Morris “Butch” Tyndall.  He used to brag that he was named “Virgil” after one of Wyatt Earp’s brothers.   That gained him considerable playground “cred”.   Butch died two weeks ago.  One never forgets “a town character”.
Posted: November 05, 2014 at 1:45 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 19 comments

UNC World According To Crum

Nov 3,’14: I recently listened to a very fine book – A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving.  Irving’s signature opus was his 1978, The World According To Garp.  That phrase bounced around inside my head as I seized the Good Sports’ mic last Saturday for my weekly 60-Second Sound-Off.

Irving’s T.S. Garp was, like those 8,000,000,000 Chinese, disinterested in the on-going frustration of UNCCH trying to balance Ivy Academics with Big Time Athletics.   The taciturn Dick Crum was, however, in the thick of that delicate balancing act during the 1980s.   

Crum’s classic summation of that frustration echoes across the decades to describe UNC’s current brouhaha.... 

Carolina wants to be Harvard during the week and Oklahoma on Saturday.” 
Posted: November 03, 2014 at 9:15 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 29 comments | Tagged as: TGU

Carolina's "Madeleine Albright Fan" Faction

Oct 30,’14:  UNCCH’s Great Unpleasantness has left Earth’s gravitational pull for a far larger galactic stage - The Greatest Academic Scandal of All Time Anywhere.  The blogoshere is awash with frustrated columnists searching for new adjectives to define just how MegaNormous it is.

Very, Very Good old Roy is also at a lost for words.... to describe how incredibly ethical he says he is.  Roy is not PRETENDING to be Mother Teresa for Halloween.  Ol’ Two Rings apparently thinks HE IS the embodiment of the Sainted Nun.  Roy is to coaching ethics what Madison Bumgarner is to a World Series pitching mound.... according to Roy.   He didn’t ask me (he rarely does) but methinks the embattled coach laid it on just a tad (or ten tads) too thick.

Meanwhile a sizable faction of Tru-Blues are behaving much like Madeliene Albright.  That is NOT a good thing, except to a cynical observer of human foolishness like me.
Posted: October 30, 2014 at 8:55 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 55 comments | Tagged as: TGU
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