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.... and her name is Cotten

Sept 3,’14:  Blondie will always be a Midwestern girl at her core.  Going on 30 years she still studies Southern Culture like scientists watching lab rats.  “Why are pretty Southern girls named after commodities?” is a typical question I get asked.  

I have a she-cuzzin in New Bern named “Sugar” and a high school classmate named “Cotten” prompting her question.   “Cotten” is a family name hence the “e” rather than “o”.    I’m not sure if names fit people or people fit names.  “Cotten Skinner" sounds like a statuesque blond with a super-charged personality.... or a heroine in a Pat Conroy novel.  Doesn’t it?

Opening day of high school my junior year there was a Big Rumor afoot.  A new girl had moved in “from Greenville”..... and her name is Cotten.

Posted: September 02, 2014 at 4:55 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 25 comments

The Franklin Street Fact Factory

Sept 1,’14:   Saturday was a VERY good day for yours truly.  The Fighting Fedorians (maybe we need to change that name, huh?) are now five Ws from bowl eligibility.   I had a heck of a fun time Under The Bubble – aka “in Chapel Hill”.

Being at an internationally renown citadel of learning..... I “learned” that everybody – but ME - knows exactly what happened in that Aloft hotel room several weeks ago.  I heard NINE different versions of “exactly what happened”.   Like I said..... it was a fun time with a very high Hoot Factor..

Posted: September 01, 2014 at 8:35 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 16 comments | Tagged as: TGU

We're Baaaackk... as "Choo Choo weeps"

Aug 29,’14:   Back in 2003 a friend of mine was offered a gig with a certain “worldwide leader”.   When he told me, I immediately bet him $5 he would not last three weeks.   I lost that sawbuck.  He lasted four weeks.

In August 2012, I was offered a similar gig fraught with very similar perils.   Via hook, crook and circumstance I have somehow survived.  This weekend begins Season Three of The Good Sports pre-game show on WCHL 97.9 FM with fellow provocateur Art Chansky.   Go figger....

Meanwhile, among Kenan’s lofty pines; another IED percolates to the surface.   Like Iron Eyes Cody, a single tear rolls down Choo Choo’s cheek.

Posted: August 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 18 comments

Your Suggestions for _________ ?

Aug 25,’14:  Whether or not you agree or are even aware..... College Football (and to some degree College Basketball) is in the 2nd-3rd year of an on-site attendance decline.   Decidedly fewer fans are actually attending games even at traditionally Top Ten schools.

Athletic administrators across the country are quandarified as to how to abate this phenomenon.  IS it abatable or reversible?  On their behalf I am asking YOU for your suggestions.

NOTE:  This is NOT a fan INTEREST decline.   Fan INTEREST has never been more fervent.  It is a stadium attendance decline.   Interest vs Attendance is the quandary.

Posted: August 25, 2014 at 4:34 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 40 comments

AP: AP's Official LO2E Column

Aug 25,’14:  These days you can’t swing a dead cat on Facebook without hitting disgruntled Conservative / Repubs spewing their wrath towards a certain US Senate candidate initials TT... vowing to “show’em by golly” by voting for (fill in name of X, Y or Z write-in candidate).  

I am compelled therefore to post AgentPierce’s Official “Lesser of Two Evils” commentary.

Posted: August 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 0 comments

What Jim Grobe Said....

Aug 22,’14:  No, I have NOT done “the ice bucket thing” but I DO support the eradication of bad diseases.  .... speaking of Browns’ QBs, does Milt Plum still live in Raleigh? ..... Now that we have a girl in the LLWS, how long before “they” go ga-ga over a 12 y/o gay kid?  I give it two years.

Everyone wants to know what I think about Notre Dame’s version of TGU.   I think Jim Grobe explained it. ...... Oh, and am I OK?  Yep.

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 10:47 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 17 comments

It's All Just Monopoly $$$$.... and

Aug 13,’14:  So now we officially have The Power Five AND a ruling in “the O’Bannon Case”.   Is the world a better, saner place yet?

America still hangs from tenterhooks to see who will start at QB for the Browns ???  Really?  Only one more pro jock (Greg Oden) has smashed his girl friend in the face since Stephen A was suspended, but, hey it’s only been a week.

And I have found a new guy to add to Jack, Jack and Mitch.  His name is Jericho Quinn.

Posted: August 13, 2014 at 4:44 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 16 comments

Mary's Real "Crime" was....

Aug 5,’14:  I received the first “incoming” just before noon which likely corresponded to the parade down Franklin Street celebrating the public lynching of Mary Willingham for the high academic crime of “plagiarism”.   

All the C-Blue hop toads, short-busers and goggle-eyed goobers officially declared “today” their best day ever since May 29, 2010 - Marvin Tweet Day.  “Good days” have been pretty darn rare for Carolina Way-ers since then.  

Seeing Mary Willingham publicly embarrassed is almost as great for the C-Blue gang as learning that Dan Kane is having an affair with Frau Yow.   ...... OK, scrub that imaginary visual from your memory bank and lets get to your really important questions.

Posted: August 05, 2014 at 6:37 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 44 comments | Tagged as: TGU
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