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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

AP: Deborah Crowder & The N&O - Two Peas In a Pod

Oct 28,’14:   The name “Deborah Crowder” has transcended the borders of UNC’s “Great Unpleasantness”.   Deborah is now a mainstream Scandal Diva. joining Rielle Hunter and Crystal Mangum as punchlines to endless jokes.

While McClatchy’s area newspapers worked frantically to minimize (“hide”) the transgressions of both Ms Hunter and Ms Mangum, they may wish to actively promote the 18 years of malfeasances perpetrated by Ms Crowder.   What Deborah Did is actually no different that what McClatchy’s reporters / columnists have been doing for decades.  This gets a bit convoluted so follow closely.....


Posted: October 29, 2014 at 8:33 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 1 comments

How To Blame It All on Coach K....

Oct 27,’14:  The epicenter of The Greatest Scandal EVER was Rm 204 of The Kenan Center last Wednesday.  That seems a lifetime ago.  Its next week and we’re in to “aftershock season”.   

The first wave of “piling on” has given way to the second, third and fourth waves of “piling on”..... not saying “piling on” isn’t appropriate mind you.  Recall my oh so prophetic comment to Holden Thorp back in the Pre-Marvin Tweet Era re: why do people care.

Deborah Crowder as UNC's Squeaky Fromme will have many scurrying to Wikipedia.   Your favorite Internet Legend posts “a bounty”.    And heck, lets blame IT all on Coach K.  I’ll show you how.....

Posted: October 27, 2014 at 2:21 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 25 comments | Tagged as: TGU

AP: Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations at UNCCH

Oct 23,’14:  “Socio Cultural / Academic Hypocrisy Uncovered over in Chapel Hill”.  YIKES!!  Whats next – “Coal Uncovered in New Castle” .....  “Political Corruption in Chicago” ?   

BobLee has THE definitive (and quite hilarious) piece on this Fiasco on Franklin Street as expected.   To lurk in the shadow of BL’s awesome insight is an honor in itself.  Allow me this humble observation.    

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations was coined in a 2000 speech to the NAACP by none other than George W. Bush .   If you’re not familiar with the term, now you will be.   The phrase NAILS this latest arrogant scallywaggetry in Old Well Land.....


Posted: October 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 0 comments

Are any Rich White Males in Trouble... yet?

Oct 22,’14:   That email query – “Are any rich white males in trouble?” - hit my iPhone at 2:14 PM.   It was from “a very prominent figure in The Great Unpleasantness”.   I giggled then replied “not yet, but the Q&A is just beginning”.

When the Ken & Carol Show was over I showed that email to “That Damn” Dan Kane.   He giggled.   Did you know Dan Kane could giggle?  It was a "giggle and roll your eyes" kinda event in Rm 204 of The Kenan Center @ Kenan-Flagler Business School on Wednesday.

You have surely read/heard the blah blah yadda yadda media reports.  Teams of crack forensic operatives over at ABC HQ are dissecting every word on all 100+ pages of “Ken’s Report”.   You don’t visit here for what you can get anywhere.  You come here for WHAT DID BOBLEE THINK.   Here goes......

Posted: October 22, 2014 at 8:15 PM by SaidWHATMedia | with 56 comments | Tagged as: TGU

AP: Pierce, those media weasels REALLY don't like you....

Oct 20,'14: I have this terrific piece about "Rules For Liberals" to share with you.... But First....

I was at this highly partisan political fundraiser recently.  Me and "Lt Dan" Forest were the celebrity star power in the room.  "Lt Dan" is a VERY cool dude.  His political future is bright and ahead of him for sure. ..... Anyhoo, I was working the crowd and got into a confab with a lobbyist guy.

This fellow is a long time fan of both this website and BobLee's.  His biz requires him to move amongst the regional media weasels on a regular basis.  Yuck!  So he tells me "AgentPierce, you do know that........

Posted: October 21, 2014 at 8:02 AM by SaidWHATMedia | with 0 comments
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