Art HARUMPHS at M&J …. PLUS Mary Speaks !!

    Art Chansky
    BobLee
    July26/ 2015

    Yeee Haa!  We got us a Cyber Slugfest! ……”My buddy Art” (has he officially changed his name to that?) has done reared back and fired a “How Dare You” salvo back at Mary & Jay for daring to fire a salvo at him.

    THEN Mary goes on-air on WCHL to blast back at Art……

    Mary’s Commentary:   http://chapelboro.com/category/wchl/features/commentators/

    Yo AC, smart alecks like you and I INVITE folks to “fire salvos at us” for the stuff we say.  Its WHY we go out of our way to piss’em off  in the first place!   Duh!

    This is starting to resemble The Battle of Midway.   Who will be the first to “Go Kamikaze”?

    I’m not sure Mary & Jay were at all suggesting that Sylvia deserved a raise TOO.  Not even Albert was suggesting that other than “If Roy deserved one then …..”  Most everyone not knee-walking drunk on TCW wine thinks NEITHER ONE “deserved a raise” until this is finally resolved…. if it ever is.   As Mary & Jay always say – “The Truth is in the transcripts….”

    We all know “Roy got his” simply to impress those semi-literate 18 y/os wondering which ballcap to wear sideways.   Why not take the $$$$ they are Rewarding Roy and give it (the $$$) directly to the “semi-literate ball caps choosers”.   Surely UNC has some Fat Cats who can figure a creative way to pull that off.

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Planetary Response

    Posted July 20, 2015 at 7:47 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here.

    Earth to Jay and Mary.

    Well, I see that Jay Smith and Mary Willingham used my column on Sylvia Hatchell as another excuse to rehash the entire academic scandal on their website, which has about as many readers as their convoluted tell-all book. They claim I say Sylvia should leave with grace because I am in a plot with Roy Williams, Larry Fedora and the rest of the athletic administration to turn the attention away from men’s basketball and football.

    Well, Earth to Jay and Mary. Did you bother reading the rest of the column past the truth that women’s basketball is likely to get hit by the NCAA harder than any other program? All the experts who have studied the NOA in its detailed entirety have come to the same conclusion. But there are two other major reasons I believe Hatchell’s tenure at UNC will end sooner than later. One is using her friends to speak out against not getting a contract extension from Bubba Cunningham, and the other is that women’s basketball spends and loses way too much money.

    Hatchell has three more years left on her lucrative long-term deal, foolishly given to her by Dick Baddour on his way out the door as AD. And she is in the cross hairs of the NCAA probe, much more so than Williams and Fedora, despite what Jay and Mary would have you believe. She does not deserve, or frankly need, an extension right now, and should have worked behind the scenes trying to convince Bubba otherwise. And if she failed, she still could have gone out with grace.

    There is no way any program will be allowed to lose $2.5 million moving forward. That is fiscally irresponsible, and Cunningham’s job is to fix it. Hatchell’s program also has the highest cost-per-athlete among all woman sports. Taking the fight public and any NCAA sanctions will only hasten her departure.

    Jay and Mary believe there was an 18-year covert scheme to keep athletes eligible here, and in propagating that ridiculous theory continue to demonstrate how little they know about major Division 1 athletics, and a minute percentage of underprepared recruits that every school admits to stay competitive. Did Carolina cross some lines that it will pay dearly for when the NCAA metes out penalties? Yes. But is it as widespread and anywhere close to the story they have spun that has done major damage to a great university’s brand and reputation? It’s not about the truth anymore for them. It’s far more about winning their argument.

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    You folks probably think I started all this to score a bunch of “site views” dontcha?   MOI ?

    BobLee
    • Cabcash Reply
      4 years ago

      Hey,if it ain’t broke…

       

      Folt retains unc faculty athletics watchdog

      Chancellor Carol Folt has opted to extend the term of unc’s current faculty athletics representative, a law professor who’s held numerous athletics-related advisory and oversight posts for much of the so-called “paper classes” scandal.

      The retention of Lissa Broome followed a review by a special committee that included four people affiliated with unc’s athletic department, two administrators, a radiology professor and an English professor.

       

      http://www.heraldsun.com/sports/unc/x399479507/Folt-retains-UNC-faculty-athletics-watchdog

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Yet ANOTHER questionable decision on a very long list of questionable decisions.

    • Nurse Ratched Reply
      4 years ago

      Dearest Art,

      Your room is ready at The Facility.  We have painted it a soothing and calming mint green to ease your troubled mind.  Don’t worry, Bobbie Lee will still visit you via columns from time to time and may even pop in every year or two to check in on your progress.  You seem very agitated Art. Here, take the light blue pill with this cup of Old Well water.  I promise it will make you feel better about everything.  There, there, Art; settle down now, the NCAA men are not here yet.  Dean will be fine.  He’s in a better place now. We cured him Art and we can cure you too.  Have another pill.  Yes, the red pill will do just fine. Close your eyes Art. It will all be over by Friday.

      Orderly, prepare the stirrups. I think the lobotomy didn’t take.  We’re going to have to drill deeper.  Call Dr. Lecter, I here he’s available now.

       

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        🙂

    • Cabcash Reply
      4 years ago

      The PTB are “encouraging” Sylvia to fall on her sword.

       

      Unintended consequences. “Woman scorned” an’ all that…

       

      Nicole M. LaVoi, PhD‏@DrSportPsych

      The war on Women Coaches is real. “unc sacrificing Hatchell to protect men’s teams in scandal” http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/…le27955738.html …

       

      https://twitter.com/DrSportPsych/status/623531254634262528

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        No one has ever accused the UNC Brain Thrust of making wise choices….

    • sanfransoxfan Reply
      4 years ago

      It seems the almost mantra-like “The truth is in the transcripts” will carry the day. Neither McCants’ teammates, in their “we didn’t have the same experience” response, and your “buddy Art” in his salvo exchange with Bonnie (of Bonnie and Clyde), will even acknowledge this, the crux of the entire argument. I know that you’re enjoying the endless column fodder TGU provides (as are most of us readers), but at the end, isn’t it that simple? The NCAA has all the transcripts (athletic scholly’s waive FERPA for the NCAA). No amount of spin can change that.

      Am I missing something?

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Does the NCAA have all the transcripts ??? I can’t imagine anyone across the partisan spectrum NOT realizing that the revealed transcripts of the 2005 team (if not the 2009) would be devastating to TCW. That the 2005 “stud-athl” did not volunteer them to refute McCants when he came forward was the proof of the poison pill.
        .
        What could be in a 10 year old transcript that a person would want to hide…. if there was nothing to hide?

        • sanfransoxfan Reply
          4 years ago

          All the NCAA had to do was ask for the transcripts. If they did not, I believe that intentional oversight will be very damaging for them. Kind of a rock and hard place situation, but there’s no real way out at this point. If UNC men’s basketball manages to somehow skate major penalties, the stench will be overpowering. Do you sense at least some of them are starting to figure this out?

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Again, I don’t know the legalities of the transcript issue. If the NCAA gives UNC MBBll a pass, “the stench” can not get much worse than it has been for 4-5 years. The TruBlue faithful will rejoice, mix up a new batch of TCW Kool-Aid and sing HarkTheSound. …. The PTB are “encouraging” Sylvia to fall on her sword. If she refuses to do so, their options get “sticky”. …. FWIW, I believe Art is speaking for himself as he has tended to do over the years. He is not being “a mouthpiece” for the UNCAthDept.

    • GrahamPacker Reply
      4 years ago

      I thought that giving  $$$ (and illigit- grades) to “semi-literate ballcap wearers” is how your boys got into this mess to begin with?

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        “your boys” ??? Having blistered UNC for going on five years for its atrocious handling of “all this”, I can assure you they are not “my boys”.

    • Cabcash Reply
      4 years ago

      Another former UNC athlete expresses support for Sylvia. Meghan Austin…

       

      With the NCAA allegations, I am trying to wrap my head around how the women’s basketball team has been made the scapegoat in all of this. Our program was not the only team in the report, yet we are the ones being talked about the most. Roy Williams and his program were in the report, and he got a contract extension. The football program was in the report, and its coaching staff was confident enough to tell recruits that they will not receive any repercussions from the NCAA investigation.

       

      http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article27955738.html

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Don’t “reward WoBB” but certainly don’t “reward MBBall” just to appease Fat Cat egos.

    • TheCowdog Reply
      4 years ago

      Y’all keep misspelling prevaricator.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        There is a fine line between Prevaricator and Provocateur …. in the eye of the beholder.
        .
        I had a long animated chat with “Coach” today. I made him laugh until the stitches started busting and Judy made me stop. He’s getting his ornery back but his RiverDance days are definitely over.

    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      Art’s reward in the form of Sylvia’s head will likely come soon enough despite his defensive rhetoric and then he’ll be able to say I told you so. His argument about losing money should not be underestimated though. Outside of UConn and maybe Tennessee and a handful of others are there any WBB programs that either break even or make a profit on a consistent basis? And I mean make money without having to result to advanced accounting gymnastics. That would be interesting to know.

       

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        But zapping WoBB requires a corresponding zapping of a Men’s Sport. Such is Life in a Title 9 World. I think Sylvia will “resign” before any hammer falls from Indianapolis.

    • TominGoldsboro Reply
      4 years ago

      I appreciate Art Chansky’s reputation as a provocateur who has often “kicked over outhouses just because….”; and I realize he REALLY REALLY REALLY resents Mary & Jay criticizing his #1 Love – UNC Basketball & Dean Smith…. but is he simply off his meds with these recent screeds?  …. He insists on totally absolving Roy from any wrongdoings.  That ridiculous.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Art is indeed a provocateur who worships Coach Smith and all He touched. He really doesn’t hide that fact. Obviously I do not share his undying love and admiration for all that is Carolina Basketball. …. The level of admiration he has for Dean Smith and His Legacy does cloud his perception IMO.
        .
        As for “meds” I can’t really tell any difference between Art Now and in The Past. He’s Art Chansky.

    • fayettewuf Reply
      4 years ago

      Art brought a pillow to a knife fight.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        I confess I’m a bit surprised by his level of self-righteous indignation. It ain’t like AC is a rookie at these pissin’ contests.

    • John Reply
      4 years ago

      “Jay and Mary believe there was an 18-year covert scheme to keep athletes eligible here, and in propagating that ridiculous theory 

       

      That is just astonishing. Over the past couple of weeks Chansky has published several columns that demonstrate a complete disconnect with reality.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        “a complete disconnect with reality” is not at all uncommon “over there”. It’s pretty much the norm.

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