Chansky re: Larry B’s “puppy dog eyes”

    BobLee
    October01/ 2015

    Leave it to “my buddy” Art Chansky to find a new angle on Larry Brown.  As “The Eddie Haskell of Franklin Street” for over 40 years, AC has “known’em all” who have gained access to St Dean’s Inner Sanctum and certainly Donnie Walsh (and Yogi Poteet’s) former running mate at Art Chanskyguard for The Men of Dean – “Three Strikes and He’s Still Not Out” Larry – was / is known well by Bre’r Chansky.

    I was among many wondering how AC would frame Weepin’ Larry’s latest “I’ve been caught…. and it’s not my fault”.  In his 3rd paragraph Arthur refers to LB’s “puppy dog eyes”.  Whatever followed was anti-climatic (sp).

    Art, as usual, take a few paragraphs to remind us that all the hubbub about TGU “junk” is indeed “just junk” because “everybody does it” and blah blah yadda yadda.   As usual he lost me between the second “blah” and the first “yadda”.   Art and I disagree on the difference between “Larry junk” and “Roy junk”.

    Larry and Roy Junk

    But Chapelboro.com can use the view clicks so here goes …..

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    http://chapelboro.com/featured/chanskys-notebook-larry-brown-does-it-again/

    Chansky’s Notebook: Larry Brown Does It Again

    By  Art Chansky   9/30/15

    Thank you, Larry Brown, for showing us what academic fraud really is.

    Some people are waiting for me to blast my old friend Larry Brown after his third NCAA probation was announced Tuesday. And I won’t disappoint them. Larry Brown has now coached three major college basketball programs and will have left all of them on probation when he soon departs SMU, like he did UCLA and Kansas.

    Of course, Brown denied he intentionally broke rules with those puppy dog eyes, but he is guilty again for the same lack of Larry Brownoversight he demonstrated at UCLA and KU.    …. (OK, You thought I was kidding about “puppy dog eyes” didn’t you?)

    Both of those schools got in trouble for impermissible benefits to current players, and this time at SMU it was for a player who cheated to get into school as a freshman. Star Mustang Keith Frazier was encouraged to take an on-line correspondence course to gain admission and then a former assistant coach wound up taking the course for him. When Frazier told Brown he never took the course, Brown did not report it. And the NCAA caught Brown in an apparent lie during its interview. There was other stuff, but that’s about the gist of it.

    SMU got the stiff penalty that many ABCers hope Carolina Basketball will get this spring, but the SMU case showed there is no comparison between the two. UNC was never accused of cheating in anything, just the debatable charge of academic advisors steering the athletes to crip courses that exist at every school. So Brown unwittingly took one for his alma mater which did not do anything of its kind and Roy Williams’ basketball team will likely get off with very minor sanctions.

    Why does trouble follow the 74-year-old Brown wherever he goes, and does not stay for very long? Well, three reasons. One, is he is very passionate about the kids he recruits and coaches and tries to protect them if they get caught breaking any rules. Two, Brown thinks most of the NCAA rules that keep coaches from helping kids are patently absurd. And, three, after coaching nine ABA and NBA franchises over the last 45 years, Brown probably has about 50 million dollars in the bank and, frankly my dear, doesn’t give a damn what the NCAA thinks.

    Oh, he will be remorseful after the fact. But, like at UCLA and Kansas, he either doesn’t know or care about the NCAA rules and when he breaks them or finds out someone else did, Brown just shrugs his shoulders as if to say, “It is what it is.” He almost coached at Carolina once, after Roy turned down the job the first time. All those who wanted him here, including me, were convinced he never would have cheated at his old school because he would not have needed to and Dean Smith was still around to make sure he didn’t. But, you know what, he probably would have at UNC because, with L.B. it’s in his D.N.A.

    BobLee
    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      4 years ago

      Read the comments….your reply about NOT having to go through all the trouble of setting up a “system”, to me, rang true. DES’s cloning of the Kansas AFAM “procedures” and The Swoff getting it implemented since it brought “Self Esteem” to certain minorities was probably a very easy sell….considering WHOM was buying
      Don’t think that Matt D had enough time or energy or gravitas to improve on it. BUT, Wayne and Roy certainly brought the new upgrades that KU had put in. The rest is history (some dispute….some accept as the REST of the Tablets of Stone that Moses left behind because his back hurt). So, the debate will rage. Argyle’s versus Red Mini’s & Cowboy Boots.
      AC’s comments are a bit like listening to The Donald. And, the jury in my head is still out on that one. He brings up a lot of good points…..that the Argyles SHOULD consider, but that happening is about as absurd as Hillary coming over for a glass of wine at the Fiorina estate and watching the Planned Parenthood video…..and then changing her position on abortion to a more common sense approach rather than the Ultra Left Lib FemiNazi stand that she has taken.
      TGU will probably result in very lackluster (and impact) consequences by the NCAA. And I am a moderate ABC’er….there COULD be riots when the verdict came down. I’m hoping that the Wuffies will stage a votive candle vigil and march over to CH and hold hands and sing campfire songs and invite the Rev BB. Paul Anlyn will probably estimate the throngs as exceeding the capacity of Kenan.
      Bet AC feels better…..and he should….but no one in Orange County (save the gun owners that are stocking up as Obummer just hit the airwaves and is going to POLITICIZE gun control —– NOW?) will listen….or even care. They WILL sling vicious tongue darts at him. Someone may even defecate in a bag and set it on fire and ring his doorbell.

    • GWC Reply
      4 years ago

      Larry wouldn’t have HAD to cheat at UNC because the “eligibility system” was already built-in . Art C. refers to the UNC eligibility system as one of merely “guiding players to crip courses” but it seemed far worse than a few “crip” courses . We had “crip” courses in the 60’s under Dr. Harlan , Chancellor House and others but attendance was required and so was the reading and the testing . This more recent eligibility mechanism seems less “crip” courses and more like no classes at all . And why should it matter to the NCAA if other non-scholarship students also took advantage of the system/scheme ? I don’t wish the Dean Smith Center banners down but if all we get is a slap on the wrist , or women’s b-ball is the only team affected by our punishment , the NCAA might as well fold up their tent and let the major conferences take over completely .

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        GWC, we are not the only UNC alums who feel this way. What Art also leaves out is that these “crip courses” were specifically arranged by individuals directly involved with the UNC Basketball Office and specifically designed to benefit UNC BBers. … I believe the SMU AD is correct that the SMU penalty does not bode well for UNCCH.

    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      The audience from Rosemary St east is grateful for Art’s unbiased commentary on the big issues of the day.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        As much so as they are with NYTimes op/eds and a MSNBC commentary. 🙂

    • Bob Johnson Reply
      4 years ago

      Chansky is so far gone now that there is not really any point in trying to debate him.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Art has generated that sort of reaction from disagreeing readers for several decades. It comes with the territory when one decides to “be provocative”. FWIW: He isn’t looking to “debate”. He just wants you to read it.
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        As a provocateur myself, I prefer a wide spectrum audience. My three seasons on WCHL were “confining” because I knew 95% of the audience was of only one mindset. Art writes to that audience. Posting his columns here gets a very different reaction that those who read him on Chapelboro/WCHL. 🙂

    • wolfchick Reply
      4 years ago

      I see Chansky broke his arm patting himself on the back because he NOW sees that Larry Brown is an habitual cheater. He’s so unbiased (snicker).

      So, what was the point of his column? Was it to point out it takes 3 publicly proven cheating instances before Art can have an epiphany?

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        or maybe it was simply “to get reader reactions” …. which Art tends to do quite often. His target audience is The Franklin Street Kool-Aid crowd. I expose him to a not-so-friendly audience. 🙂

    • Old MacDonald Reply
      4 years ago

      I honestly know nothing about this “Chansky” squirrel. Does he actually believe that crap? I thought I was reading a parody.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        As one who can move (somewhat) freely in both UNC and ABC camps; I can assure that the phrase “…. actually believe that crap” is muttered 100s of time/day in BOTH camps. 🙂

    • Timidatorno1 Reply
      4 years ago

      Truthfully the NCAA doesn’t care about UNCs fake classes….they care about the extra benefit athletics received…in taking to many hours a semester which made them stay eligible…. rumor has it that the 1000 pages missing from the Wanstein report is basketball and the NCAA has it

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Well if “Rumor has it” rev up the bulldozers. The banners are DOOMED! ?

    • Bill Reply
      4 years ago

      I have no substance to add, though I think we need the Art Chansky’s of the world to balance out the other extremes.

      But as the proud/embarrassed/exasperated “human” for a beagle, I have to say that is the perfect picture for describing Coach Brown. Our beagle is absolutely, positively, 100% incapable of reform, and will get into any kind of trouble you can imagine regardless of the consequences. But you know what you are getting when you take a beagle home, just like you know what you are getting when you hire LB.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        A very fair analysis …. ?

    • BobLee Reply
      4 years ago

      As always, ALL comments are welcome here – This is a Sanctuary Website for obtuse opinions especially the NOT PC ones. …. that said:
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      In ripping Art “a new one” by quoting “Wainstein” chapter & verse, do understand that: Art considers Ken Wainstein and His Report to be “pure poppycock” and insubmissible as evidence “because”…. so THERE.

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