Rutgers Replaces UNC as #1 …..

    Rutgers#1
    BobLee
    September18/ 2015

    Uncle Eddie…. IT’s OFFICIAL!: 

    …. Rutgers replaces UNCCH as NCAA’s “Crazy Uncle Eddie”.  

    … It has been a long reign (over five years depending upon when one actually starts counting) but the vaunted Flagship On Franklin Street must, alas, step aside.   Like that old New Years cartoon of the “Old Year” and “Baby New Year”…. it is transition time at the top of the NCAA Hall of Shame –  UNCCH is out and Piscataway’s Pride & Joy (?) …..

    Rutgers#1Rutgers now atop the pile of burning tires in the Landfill of Collegiate Athletic Stumblebummery.

    Yahoo’s Pat Forde chronicles Rutgers’ rise to the bottom as The Premier Institutional Trainwreck in NCAA’s Pantheon of Raging Hypocrisy.

    Sports historians may compare UNC’s 5+ year reign atop the burning tires to UCLA Basketball of the late 60s-early 70s.   Or maybe UNC’s own Anson Dorrance and his “flying ponytails” who dominated Coed Soccer thru the 20th century.

    Using UNC well-publicized travails as it’s model…. The Pride of New Jersey combined (1) a growing litany of excessive Thug-aletery with (2) complete administrative incompetence…. topped off OF COURSE by (3) a quite indignant  Fat Cat fan base harrumphing that….  “Our emperor is too wearing clothes you are just too blindly jealous to see them…. Go Scarlet Knights!

    Rutgers’ version of The Butcher is a pathetic klutz named Kyle Flood.

    Rutgers’ version of “Clueless Dickie” is their lying lesbian AD named Julie Hermann.   A REAL “nasty piece o’ work”.

    ACC Commiss John Swofford noted this transition with longtime buddy (and fellow UNC alum) Big Ten Commiss Jim Delany by sending Jim a Groupon from Ken Wainstein’s law firm and this advice.

    “Jimmy, just tell your Rutgers’ folks to curl up in a fetal position, deny everything…. and claim FRIPPA, PIPPA and all that other gobbleygook crap….”  Your Pal, The Swoff.

    We often note that insulting jokes about collegiate sports rivals are all modifications of five basic themes created in 1896 by some demented schlub at Slippery Rock aimed at his hated rival at Carnegie-Mellon.  So, it appears, is now the case when:Call me Dickie

    A once proud academic institution finds itself buck nekkid “above the fold” holding its teeny-weeny talleywacker and, like George Constanza, screaming “SHRINKAGE”  …..

    UNC loyalists fear not.  Rutgers reign as #1 is tenuous.  You can regain your accustomed position.  Just get “creative”.  Chancellor Chihuahua is already choosing an appropriate lapel ribbon to inspire her staff to new levels of institutional incompetence.

    Oh…. in case anyone forgot.   Rutgers whupped UNC last December in the woeful “We’reNotShreveport Bowl” in beautiful downtown Beirut / Detroit.

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    Rutgers’ dumpster fire continues to drag down Big Ten

    Pat Forde

    Yahoo Sports

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    On Nov. 19, 2012, Rutgers and Maryland formally accepted somewhat surprising invitations to join the Big Ten conference.

    On that day, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany looked like Julia Roberts marrying Lyle Lovett. Nobody could quite see the attraction.

    Not yet three years after a day that will live in Big Ten infamy, the Rutgers part of the expansion equation looks even worse than it did then. Far worse. Of all the realignment maneuvers of the past five years, adding the Scarlet Knights is liking signing up for a lifetime case of poison ivy rash.

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    Rutgers has suspended Kyle Flood three games after he contacted a faculty member over a player's grade. (AP)

    Rutgers has suspended Kyle Flood three games after he contacted a faculty member over a player’s grade. (AP)

    This has been an absolute debacle.

    Delany has done a lot of smart things in his long tenure as Big Ten commish. He added Penn State, which was a boon until the Sandusky scandal brought down Joe Paterno and sent the school through a painful period of crisis. He added Nebraska, and that has gone well. He helped create the Big Ten Network, which has been a revenue geyser. He has served the conference well.

    But the Rutgers decision goes alongside decades of resistance to a football playoff as the two major splotches on Delany’s resume. He eventually bowed to public pressure and came around to the playoff concept. He might be well-served to evict the stumblebums from New Jersey next, before they can do further damage to the conference’s prestige and reputation.

    No, that’s not really going to happen. At least now. Maybe after the next six fiascos in Piscataway.

    The latest development was the university’s announcement Wednesday that it is suspending football coach Kyle Flood for the next three games. That’s after a university investigation showed he violated school policies and procedures by contacting and meeting with a professor in attempt to get a player’s grade changed – and get his eligiblity restored.

    The president of Rutgers’ faculty union told NJ.com on Wednesday that the three-game suspension is “a slap on the wrist.” It’s hard to disagree with that assessment.

    The Rutgers report shows the extent to which Flood went to avoid detection in his dealings with the professor: meeting off-campus; communicating only through private emails; and trying to swear others in the know about the grade-change scheme to secrecy. Not the actions of a man who says he simply didn’t know the rule about contacting a professor, and thus made an honest mistake. Nobody goes to those cloak-and-dagger lengths to keep something out of public view if they think they’re not doing something wrong.

    The great cosmic joke of the whole situation is the fact that Flood stuck his neck out for a player who is no longer on the team – and not for academic reasons. Junior cornerback Nadir Barnwell was one of six players kicked off the team earlier this month after being charged with various crimes. Barnwell and three others are charged with assault, and two Scarlet Knights are charged with home invasions.

    Five other players were suspended for the first half of the season opener for curfew violations. Among them was Rutgers’ best player, receiver Leonte Carroo, who this week was indefinitely suspended from the team following an arrest for an altercation outside the stadium after the Knights’ loss to Washington State on Saturday. Carroo was charged with simple assault in a domestic violence situation and has entered a plea of not guilty. According to a complaint filed in the case, Carroo allegedly slammed a woman into the concrete outside the football facility.

    But, hey, these are merely the most recent reasons why Rutgers has become the laughingstock of college athletics. The school has basically been on a negative roll ever since the Big Ten made its terrible error of inviting in the Knights.

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    Kyle Flood stands with Rutgers players before a college football game. (AP)

    Kyle Flood stands with Rutgers players before a college football game. (AP)

    Five days after accepting the Big Ten offer in 2012, the Rutgers football team lost by three touchdowns to Pittsburgh. That was followed by an upset loss to Louisville. A team that was 9-1 finished 9-3 and blew its chance at a BCS bowl bid. Shuffled off to the Russell Athletic Bowl, Rutgers lost to Virginia Tech to end the season on a three-game losing streak.

    Since then Rutgers has gone 15-13 in football. But that was simply fabulous compared to the mushroom cloud that appeared over the basketball program four months after accepting the Big Ten invitation.

    That was the Mike Rice scandal, in which videotape emerged in 2013 of the basketball coach throwing basketballs at his players, shoving and kicking them and verbally abusing them. The story was salacious enough that it overshadowed the latter stages of the ’13 NCAA tournament. Rice was fired and eventually replaced by Eddie Jordan, a former Rutgers great who – oops! – didn’t actually have a Rutgers degree because he never finished his coursework. Jordan had to go back to school while on the job, adding another layer of punch lines to the program.

    Athletic director Tim Pernetti also lost his job as collateral damage in the Rice scandal. But the school might not have fired Pernetti if it knew what it was getting in his successor, Julie Hermann.

    By late May 2013, the freshly hired Hermann was trying to fight off accusations that she had been an abusive coach herself, when she led the Tennessee volleyball program in the 1990s. It was also revealed that Hermann was involved in a discrimination lawsuit against Tennessee, in which her former assistant coach, Ginger Hineline, claimed Hermann fired her for becoming pregnant. Hineline was awarded $150,000.

    But that was just the past. Hermann’s work at Rutgers has earned her far fewer allies than it has created negative headlines.

    So this is the festering sore of an athletic department Jim Delany welcomed with open arms. He’s a Jersey guy, grew up in South Orange, and he’s been obsessed with gaining a Big Ten toehold in the New York market.

    Only problem is, the only time the Big Ten’s New York-area school makes news is when it is embarrassing itself. Which, from nearly the day it accepted the infamous invitation, has been all the time.

    Julia Roberts at least could divorce Lyle Lovett.   The Big Ten appears to be stuck with the dumpster fire that is Rutgers for a long time to come.

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    BobLee
    • Cabcash Reply
      4 years ago

      I’m in 100% agreement with ya that “there are and have been “more than a few” who have “opposed the direction” and are on-record as doing so.” The problem is those voices are relatively few and far between. Those brave souls are also attacked for giving voice to their concerns. The message sent is received loud and clear…”Those of you with similar feelings as the JSR’s of the world would do wise to keep those thoughts to yourself.” Finally , no one in a position of influence has any intention of changing. Let’s call a “spade” a “spade.” Until that Rams Club is reigned in TGU will continue and no one’s falling over themselves to take a stab at it. Your quote ( “Vegas has “early 2021” as likely earliest resolution” ) sounds about right. Wouldn’t hurt if the NC BoG acted as if they gave an actual damn too but the 2021 date will come and go before THAT happens.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        There are MOST DEFINITELY a significant group of “Rams Clubbers” a/k/a “Fat Cats” who have no interest in anything but “making all this go away so we can get back to beating Moo U and Dook and achieve our destiny as an Awaken Giant”. “They” despise DDK, Mary, JSR, yours truly, et al and the horses we rode in on. There are “holocaust deniers” of a degree that would shock you. A faction would even rehire Butch by noon. A majority of those who will gather today (Sat) “amid the pines” are far more concerned with “beating Moo U and Dook” than any concern whatsoever about academic integrity etc.
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        Of course there are MANY who fill The Carter who still believe “Jimmy V was fired over a pair of tennis shoes and a few game tickets”. Rabid sports partisans never allow “Reality” to deter their lust for Bragging Rights.
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        As a collective body, I have marginal respect for the BOG especially its Totally Incompetent Trainwreck of a Chairman. There are a handful of quite reputable fellows among that oft-maligned body as there are in any similar oft-maligned body. There are still way too many Old Wellers on that Board, though considerably fewer than in past decades when Kennel’s People ran the BOG with an iron-fisted “Left-hand”..
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        The frustration of you and yours certainly has merit, not quite to the absolute broad brush extent that lumps all UNCers in one malignant pile… but doing so makes it easier to “hate’em” so thats how it goes. “Level-heads” long ago gave up on any common sense resolution to any of this. In retrospect, why would we have ever expected otherwise ???

    • BobLee Reply
      4 years ago

      Rutgers Board of Mafia Dons just announced they are adopting TWO new institutional nicknames:

      Rutgers – “The Harvard of The South of New Jersey”
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      Rutgers – “New Jersey’s Sleeping Giant”
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      T-shirts will be available in The Student Store by 4:30 today.

    • fayettewuf Reply
      4 years ago

      The hook was concealed better this time. Predictably you reeled in the fish. I am still pondering what Andrew Marvel’s poem to his coy mistress had to do with the banner from the bakery. I am pretty sure neither Jesse nor Chub Sewell declared any team a national champion in basketball (could 68 maybe include a list of acronyms decoded so his stream conscious pieces are slightly more understandable)

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        If ’68 ever decoded his missives it would put the Navajo nation out of work. …. I am SHOCKED that any regular reader of this site is not familiar with UNC’s “That Helms Thingy”. UNC decided to ‘Count it” after Coach K won either his 2nd or 3rd “real” NatChmp. It was intended as a STOPPER if Duke ever caught UNC in “real titles” which, of course, now they indeed have. Google Helms Basketball Championships or “That Helms Thing In The Rafters”.

        • Puddentain Reply
          4 years ago

          The Bakery Banner may be the only thing left hanging when this is all over

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Other than a few effigies of DD Kane, Mary, Me and John S. Reed.

        • fayettewuf Reply
          4 years ago

          Yes, hence ‘banner from the bakery’. Surprised that 68 took off on Jesse’s outrage that To a Coy Mistress would taught at the university.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            NEVER be surprised at any thing that ’68 does… other than “be succinct”.

        • NCSU68Grad Reply
          4 years ago

          My apologies for missing the UNC connection with the “Helms” thingy….I guess that I will have to spend more time in the Bowels of the Boards for such an obvious factoid to be second nature. I will write a term paper on it tonight, whenever I google it and learn all the complexities of the remark….or maybe I will get lucky and find one already written by someone in an AFAM paper class. I think that Amazon is now selling a collection of them in WORD format.

          I innocently THOUGHT that, you, BL, missed a key stroke (like FLOE rather than flow). Should have sent you an offline inquiry. BUT, I will take my public lashing…..and if you would be so kind sir….please DELETE that paragraph from my original post.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Once I start editing / deleting I might never stop. A bit like leveling a three-legged stool. You assume anyone ever gets that far into your missives… 🙂 🙂 :-).

    • Bob Reply
      4 years ago

      I believe they have missed the root cause of all the problems at Rutgers. Women’s basketball. Later BobLee.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Well of course. THAT goes without saying. If Dr Naismith had intended gals to play basketball he woulda set the basket at 8′ and made the ball the size of a grapefruit. He didn’t do either.

    • porcophile Reply
      4 years ago

      I’d say it’s neck and neck in the race to the bottom. Rutgers is no newcomer to this business, as a couple of your readers have pointed out. Back in 1998 Milton Friedman (yes, that Milton Friedman) lamented the direction his alma mater was taking in a full-page ad in the student newspaper:
      http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/12/sports/backtalk-an-eminent-voice-pleads-for-the-soul-of-rutgers.html
      The ad was paid for by the “Rutgers 1000,” a group of students, faculty, and alumni who didn’t like that direction either.You won’t be surprised to hear that no one in authority paid any attention.
      There’s a book about all this that sheds some light on what is going on in Chapel Hill, if anyone has the heart to read it:
      https://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~wcd/catweb.html

      UNC could actually have learned from their example, although we didn’t.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        With present company EXCLUDED …. “learning from history’s lessons” is not a trait oft observed among academicians; especially academic administrators. They tend more towards the “Oh but WE are different… WE are Wonderful because …..” 🙂

      • Erv Reply
        4 years ago

        Well, at least Rutgers had a large group of students and faculty who were willing to oppose the direction the university was heading. Where are the students and faculty at UNC-CH who condemn or even criticize the administration? Their silence is deafening.

        • BobLee Reply
          4 years ago

          There are and have been “more than a few” who have “opposed the direction” and are on-record as doing so. Our BFF John Shelton Reed being near the top of that list.
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          Now, if you mean “the deranged nitwits on InsCarol” then it will be 48 hours After Hell Freezes Over before that buncha human debris admit anything. And probably your sister’s no-account 3rd husband “a UNC WalMarter” won’t admit anything either. Your very broad brush comment is akin to saying “UNC has received NO PENALTIES OR SANCTIONS FOR ANYTHING since Marvin tweeted” which is grossly inaccurate. I assume nothing short of DEATH PENALTY is your definition of “Justice Served”. You are not alone in that POV.

          • SlickWillie Reply
            4 years ago

            (Too good a chance for SlickWillie to pass up:) It depends what the meaning of “few” is. Let’s just say that the Faculty Council can’t even agree to set up an independent committee to look into TGU.

            • BobLee
              4 years ago

              It will be a very cold day in Hell before I provide cover to the self righteous nabobs of The UNC Faculty. Have at them with pitchforks and sledge hammers. Pluck out their beady little eyes and feed them to Wendell Murphy’s hogs. A pox on 95% of them. There ARE “a few” such as retired JSR and Jay The Dissident but the vast majority cannot admit that this “what all” took place within their sanctum sanctorum. They (Faculty) have no love at all for Fat Cats / Rams Clubbers or entitled young thug-aletes but to ‘fess up that “the academy” was a co-conspirator will never happen. ….. “pluck out their beady eyes”, I say!

    • BobLee Reply
      4 years ago

      While I appreciate the resistance of hard-core ABCers to admit UNC has been (temporarily perhaps) displaced as “Crazy Uncle Eddie”, last week’s suspension of Rutgers’ FB TEAM CAPTAIN for….
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      “…. throwing the girl down on the sidewalk and bouncing her head off the concrete” is simply too Yee-HA to ignore. The TEAM CAPTAIN is the clincher.
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      It’s beat anything PJ or Greg Little have been linked to …. so far.

    • Erv Reply
      4 years ago

      Certainly some folks at the “State University of New Jersey” have done some bad things, but comparing their misbehavior to UNC CHeat’s 20-year scandal is like comparing a street-corner brawl to World War II. There is no comparison. Otherwise, a good article.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        You are assuming we know everything Rutgers has been up to. As in “the parking tickets” are IT…. “move along, nothing to see here.” Rutgers has more Hard-Core FELONIES already than UNC.

        • Erv Reply
          4 years ago

          I don’t have a count on felonies at either school, but I know that UNC-CH has a ton of them over the last several years. There used to be… maybe still is, a website listing them. I wish I could remember the URL.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Until The TGU Tsunami hit, the “going back 50 years” list of UNC vs NCSU “bad boy” incidents were never more than 3-4 different in total number. “Selective definition of what we want to count” of course is always an issue with both factions. Kennel, for instance, doesn’t count any NCSU “bad boy” incident that doesn’t draw blood or result in loss of a limb. UNC has their “Kennels” too of course.
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            I’m pretty sure “plagarism” is NOT a felony nor are “parking tickets”. Now Chris Hawkins and several of young PJ’s escapades likely do qualify.

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      4 years ago

      Pretty interesting, and as usual, informative column, BL. I had read the “suspension” article. The only thing missing was the female professor’s teary confession, that after she was “uncomfortable with changing the grade and the pressure she felt, Coach Flood then asked her if she would consider going under the desk on him….” THAT would have pushed Rutgers “Over the TOP”. Right now, they are just a “Swoff come lately”.

      You do recall that it is actually Don Imas’ fault that Rutgers is even on the map. OK, they SHOULD have been as that is where Jimmy V got his English degree and also was a pretty good BB player. BUT, they actually purged their records of the name Valvano in the 90’s

      I THINK that the Girl’s (Lady’s?) BB Team actually got a nice settlement from Imas….and the lady coach NEVER would accept his apology. What was really perverse (but not surprising) was that all the Lib’s that crucified Imas had laughed at his jokes and remarks (many using the free Coke that the record companies gave him to play THEIR songs). It was common knowledge that he was an “equal opportunity” jabber. BUT, when he used the “Nappy” comment (his producer had actually said HARDCORE), all hell broke lose and even Chris Christie heard it…

      So, Rutgers has a long and somewhat sullied past….I guess hiring the Felon-Aletes (FSU only qualifies for Thugs) was their way of restoring themselves to those hey days of glory when all the press wanted an interview….so NOW they are in the NEWS again.

      Question for you…..was the Helms “Thingy” a typo and didn’t you mean the 1960’s? Maybe I missed that….but having worked for Mr. Helms, I think it was his outrage over a professor that DARED asked a coed what SHE thought of Andrew Marvell’s “To his Coy Mistress”. One of the mothers got her girdle and corset crossed up and that drove her to Mr. Helms. Wonder what she would say about Duke’s “Required Reading” list? My, how times have changed.

      I still believe that UNC holds the award (OK….BM ALERT) for the longest continuous string of AFAM trickery. DES DID copy that from UK and he and Swoff pulled the best Professor Harold Hill flim flam since the Music Man….and in the END….they did not stand up and face the “music”. Swoff is STILL selling uniforms and wants every lad to have a “basketball in his hand or a baseball glove in his back pocket”. Wonder how MANY know who made the quote and who he was talking about…..without googling….??

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        The Helms Thing has nothing to do w/ Jesse, but rather an infamous “National Champion” thing that two guys named Moe created back in the 40s (or 30s 0r whenever) long before NCAA. They declared UNC its winner one night over drinks in a bar in Upper Sandusky. No one ever knew of course until it popped up on page 2874 of Google under “Completely Unofficial Nat Champs…”. First thing ya know… there’s a huge banner hangin’ in the rafters next to the “real ones”… assuming 2005 is still “real”.

        • Puddentain Reply
          4 years ago

          The Helms Bakery (“The official bakery of the 1932 Olympics”) basketball national championships started in 1900. UNC “won” it in 1924 (and there is a banner for it in the Dean Dome). UNC also “won” it in 1957 and 1982 (the last year it was awarded). NCSU “won” it in 1974, but never hung a banner.

          #slicedwhitebread

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            I’m hearing UNC is considering “banners” for (1) “The Day Roy learned to tweet”; and (2) In Honor of Burgess McSwain “For all you did for Dean… that we hope no one ever finds out about”.
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            Banners are like candlelight vigils over at UNC. No such thing as “too many” of’em.

          • Bob Johnson Reply
            4 years ago

            Yes, but the UNC one is even more specious than that. The Helms foundation did not start doing their national champion thingy until 1936. So the 1924 UNC championship was based on memories and dusty newspaper clippings rummaged through in 1936.

            • BobLee
              4 years ago

              If “specious” is a $.50 word for “bogus as hell” then yes, of course. It’s the equivalent of Chansky recommending The Dean to the Vatican for Sainthood. Or Adam Lucas doing a Ten Greatest Human Beings of All-Time and including James Moeser, “Dickie” and Matt Kupec. Or Kennel’s list with his own name on it six times.

    • TheCowdog Reply
      4 years ago

      Amateurs.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Oh, they deserve more credit than that. Their (Ruts) assortment of admin stoopidity is quite fascinating. Their AD-ette is a REAL piece o’ work.

    • Puddentain Reply
      4 years ago

      Rutgers was the source, and then the final dumping ground for Richard L McCormick.

      He came to UNC, as chief academic officer, just in time to help shepherd in the 20+ year rein of UNC academic and athletic cheating.

      He then became president at the University of Washington, where his football teams proceeded to re-define (and not for the better) the term “thug”. Guess what class was front and center in keeping the Husky Hooligans academically eligible, with players taking the same class repeatedly for credit?

      He was the only UW president ever asked to leave. It seems he couldn’t keep it in his pants with a subordinate.

      He then returned to Rutgers and proceeded to grossly inflate the size and scope of the football program.

      He left Rutgers a wee innocent, but his time at UNC tutored him in how to turn a university into a sports factory. If Rutgers is #1 now, it’s only because they were infested with the UNC cooties.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        So UNC gets to take credit for Rutgers’ ascension to “1 ?? I’m good with that. Was notorious UNC / NCSU Todd Turner part of those UDub escapades? TT was AD at UDub until one day he wasn’t any more. Based on its 20+ year infestation, it is likely that TGU gang members are all across the NCAA PowerFive landscape. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE !!!

        • Puddentain Reply
          4 years ago

          Yes, UNC can hang a banner for Rutgers’ cheating.

          And, since I’m sure you’re wondering, it was Swahili classes that kept some of the UW choler-Athletes eligible.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Beside or instead of “the Helms Thingy” ??

    • 58 wolf kennel Reply
      4 years ago

      Now, now, BL. Nothing replaces Chapel Hill until we see the bottom of the hole next Spring. Also please don’t egg on the “Fighting Bob Kennel Jr’s” of the world with Kevlar comments. DuPont invented Kevlar (NC State grad Ed Woolard was Board Chair), and I got the patent for weaving into garments (non-profit Aerospace Corporation so no money :+((

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Chili 58WK. Rutger’s ascent to #1 in no way diminishes the epic nature of TGU. TGU can still be your daily caffeine jolt to “get out of bed and check the police blotter”. Assuming “next spring” means an end to anything is beyond “optimistic”. Vegas has “early 2021” as likely earliest resolution.
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        As for You & Kevlar… so you defer your critical influence w/ kevlar. Can I assume you still lay claim to the Swiss Army Knife… the unicycle… and poached eggs?

        • Doug Reply
          4 years ago

          Please tell me Mr Kennel was not the inventor of poaching eggs into ENC fish stews.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Are you kidding me… BK invented “Eastern North Carolina” while on special assignment from Governor Tryon.

    • DrVinnyboombatz Reply
      4 years ago

      So the Scarlett Knights have now ascended to the throne.
      UNC can still claim the longest reign of NCAA NonCompliance.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        THAT and “only football hero named ChooChoo” and “most loveliest football stadium in Orange County” …. and that Helms Thingy from the 1930s…

    • unctarheel1984 Reply
      4 years ago

      The West Rawlee boys will tar(hole) and feather you for suggesting UNC no longer reigns over SMU, the IOC, and the Grant administration, as the GOAT scandal. You’ll be calling Damn Dan Kane for advice on which style of Kevlar vest chaffs less.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        I don’t need to ask DDK. My pal 58WolfKennel “invented Kevlar” and has supplied me a full Kevlar wardrobe. The Seersucker kevlar suit is BOFFO!
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        Chancellor Chihuahua has already appointed “Coed Nitwit” Blake Dodge to head a blue-ribbon ad hoc committee to “do whatever it takes” to gets UNC back on Top (or bottom depending on how one views these things). Blake is trying to locate John Blake (Who?) to serve with her.

      • John Dear Reply
        4 years ago

        Not to worry, we wolfpack brethren are traditionalists. Rutgers may be the shiny new penny but in our hearts, Carolina will always be the greatest academic fraud example. Using the penny analogy, you all are the wheat penny of NCAA violators (so long running that it is now considered quaint as people reflect on the decades that were part of its overall duration).

        • BobLee Reply
          4 years ago

          “you all” ??? Hate to tell ya John but “me and them” have been legally estranged since the Bush One Administration. … OH WAIT… maybe you were intending that for unc84 ?? I’m pretty sure HE IS still a high volume TCW Kool-Aid consumer.

    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      This just ain’t fair. I know preseason rankings don’t mean much but UNC has a much better track record and deserves its place at the top due to the established body of work for the past 18+ years. This Rutgers thing is like the Clampett’s moving next door to the Drysdale’s. 🙂

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        UNC is suffering from Franklin Street Fatigue…. Rutgers is the “new bright shiny bunch of self-righteous stumblebums”. We live in a “how bad have YOU screwed up LATELY” society. UNC CAN rebound….

    • Frank Linstreet Reply
      4 years ago

      SHRINKAGE !!! OMG… No more calls. We DEFINITELY Have A Winna! If you could photoshop “Dickie” as George this could hang in The Louvre.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Like that one, huh? It’s very “Inside Seinfeld” but for Seinfeld-ophiles it is CLASSIC! 🙂

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