UNC Announces: “We Gonna Have One (IPF) Too”

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    BobLee
    February03/ 2016

     

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    This Week… Someone could come up with cures for both Cancer and Male Pattern Baldness and neither discovery would be able to squeeze onto the Global Front Page.  But maybe we have SOME AWESOME NEWS you haven’t heard about …..

    Awesome News

    Sure… there was some sort of political fandango in some fly-over place called Iowa on Monday.  I suppose that was important to whoever still follows political fandangos.  The Future and Fate of America is so “last century”.  I mean REALLY.   Booooring.

    If those political people wanted to be relevant they would nominate CAM.   I bet if Donald Trump had “dabbed” like CAM he woulda won.   And, I know if Hillary had worn zebra-stripped yoga pants like CAM she woulda trounced that Bernie Whozit.

    Today is National Semi-Literate Signing Day.  Kids who can’t spell CAM if you spot them the “a” and the “m” will have board monkeys all across the fruited plain holding their breath as they announce where they will matriculate. Do you think even one of those semi-literate 18 y/os has a clue or gives a damn what “matriculate” means?  How many of’em do ya think will “dab” as they announce their decision?

    What are the odds that EVERY Power Five Football Coach will sign “Everyone We Really Wanted” today. On National Signing Day those odds are 100%.

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    Forget about Iowa… Forget about CAM… Forget National Semi-Literate Signing Day.

    THE BIGGEST NEWS this week is from “amid Kenan’s Lofty Pines”.

    Yes, Indeedy.  The University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill formally unveiled its long-awaited and much ballyhooed:

    We’re Gonna Have One Too… So There – Snazzy IPF Website

    If anything can muscle its way onto a crowded Global Front Page it’s gotta be THIS.  Surely THIS will awaken that Ol’ Sleeping Giant by golly!

    NOTE:  For those of you keeping count, this will be the third such totally unnecessary facility in The Triangle joining Duke’s and NC State’s.   Leaving only NCCU, Shaw, St Augustine’s and Cardinal Gibbons without one.  Yet.

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    FYI:  These “types of silly things” are usually paid for, regardless of the school, by a handful of Mega Fat Cats for whom high six figures donations are no-biggie.  These are not “grassroots” campaigns.  Yes, their largess could go for much more worthwhile purposes, but it’s their $$$ to do with as they please.

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    Specifically timed to bedazzle those aforementioned Semi-Literate “world-class student-athletes”…. this $20,000,000+ hunk of Totally Superfluous Recruiting Bling will immediately join the UNC Black Cultural Center as in-yo-face examples of What Is Really Important at A World-Class “Punchline” of a once respected institution.

    Plans for a 40-story obelisk in the Franklin / Columbia Street intersection honoring LGBTQs are “on the drawing board”…. a giddy Chancellor “Chihuahua” Folt squeaked.

    When asked how this latest absurdity will be paid for, Chancellor Chihuahua giggledCarol Folt

    “Oh mercy me, I don’t know nuthin’ about such things.  I think they expect some people called “braggin’ rights-obsessed Fat Cats” to come up with the money…. but who knows.  I’m just in charge of diversity stuff.   Would you like a lapel ribbon?

    The snazzy new IPF website does not mention how many (1) Smoothie Machines, (2) charging stations or (3) giant holograms of Beyonce that UNC’s new We Gonna Have One Too… So There will have; but we can only assume oodles and oodles of all three.

    When shown the snazzy website…. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney noted

    “I guess they can’t afford mini-golf, huh?”

    A rumor that this Shining Example of Totally Misplaced Priorities will be named for Margaret Spellings  was immediately debunked by a visibly outraged university official… mortified by the mere thought of such sacrilege.  “Yuck, ptui… we’ve been ordered to hate that Bush woman.”

    With “Hindenburg Hangar” already claimed by NC State; subject to approval of UNC’s Board of Trustees, UNC-CH’s will be called:

    The House That Marvin Built

    Say Good Night Choo Choo …..
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    UNC Announces It’s Latest Ridiculous Monument To Misplaced Priorities….

     

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    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      Wake Forest opened their IPF up in January. Dave Clawson said, “We finally have something here, other than our stadium, to show recruits that we’re committed to play a high level of football.” And this. “That building has been an absolute difference-maker for us” among other things cited as a great recruiting class. I’m sure he actually believes it too. WF’s all time 432–633–33 (.408%) won-loss record has me thinking that having an IPF was needed, oh say, about 100 years ago but Jim Grobe didn’t need one in 2006.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        A healthy OL and about a dozen very fortunate bounces was all Jim Grobe needed back in 2006. 🙂
        .
        Bless his heart… now Coach Clawson can say “we have as good a facilities as Appalachian and better than Elon. I wonder if Clawson uses WFU Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry as a recruiting tool? I bet she and UNC’s Debbie Don’tDoLunch are buddies. Melissa Harris-Perry makes Gene Nichol look like Ted Cruz on steroids by comparison. She is “certifiable”.

        • Doug Reply
          4 years ago

          The loonies on Franklin Street have allies all over WF and the Camel City. They’re everywhere. Harris-Perry fits right in and is regarded as a hero I’m sure. Be wary of those Prius drivers with Obama & Think-Coexist bumper stickers at Whole Foods. They’ll run over you for a parking space.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            I love to go to a Whole Foods and hum Rush’s bumper music just loud enough that it drives the loonies even more nutz. I once caused a Janice Joplin look-a-like’s head to explode by the tofu display.

    • Chip Reply
      4 years ago

      What about the “tin can” where they have the indoor track? That doesn’t count?

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        That doesn’t exist any longer, hasn’t for many years. FB used to use Woollen Gym on rainy days. Another smaller IPF was built about 8 years ago but “Dickie” screwed that one up as he usually did.

    • RD Reply
      4 years ago

      Hey BL, where’s Kennel? Haven’t heard from him in several weeks.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Don’t know. I know he is involved in starting up a church in Charlotte so maybe that has him occupied 24/7. Maybe he was the guy in Iowa flipping the coin for Hillary. BK is a HUGE Hillary fan – HUGE. Maybe he has simply “moved on”. Over the 18+ years of this site, there have been various “regulars” like Bob who join in for a while, then move on for various reasons. If indeed Bob has “moved on”…. not saying he has.
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        Bob Kennel and I have some serious “world-view” differences; but I consider him a “friend” which is a very rare combination in my life in 2016. He is certainly always welcome here.

    • TheCowdog Reply
      4 years ago

      Happy Appy had the hanger first, by God… Multiple sport usage, too.
      I don’t know if Hamlet has ever been rehearsed there, but the rest of UNC systems were far behind. Geez.
      The projected one at CH is all part of surviving the nuclear winters. Gotta think ahead.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        That UNC won 11 games without an IPF is a “survival against all odds” story for the Ages. UNBELIEVABLE in this era to do so…
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        What Oh What will Dave, Frau and Bobby P do now to stay up / even with the budding Juggernaut 26 miles away ??? 🙂

    • Disillusioned-TarHeel Reply
      4 years ago

      BL, will “they” claim this will be a multi-purpose facility like they said about The Dean Dome?

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Probably, and the same people that believed that 35 years ago, will believe it again. The multi-purpose use of TDD turned out to be one WWE wrestling show and a Sesame Street Live …. when it dawned on everyone that the acoustics were AWFUL plus there were a dozen better venues within 50 miles. BUT the TDD got built so that ruse worked; even got’em that annual maintenance subsidy from the State.
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        Those darned Holocaust Deniers will believe anything once they take a few stiff drinks of Carolina Way Wine. 🙂

        • john Reply
          4 years ago

          I’m pretty sure it was a Grateful Dead concert that conclusively revealed that the Dome acoustics were horrible.
          To be fair, Carmichael’s weren’t any better (but the concerts were more fun).

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            I stand corrected. 🙂 …. I recall seeing Bob Hope in Carmichael. The night Frank McGuire Returned To Chapel Hill as USC Coach was epic in Carmichael.
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            I thought it was brilliant of Skippa Bowles to sell the snake-oil of the multi-use aspect to get the State funding as well the Fat Cat $$$. Surely it was known that the acoustics would be awful… plus both Charlotte and Gsbo either opened or upgraded their coliseums within a year of Dean Dome opening plus Raleigh added Walnut Creek. I bet there weren’t a dozen concerts there.

            • RC
              4 years ago

              And sophomore Bobby Cremins hits multiple foul shots in the final minute to lead SC to the win. Was there as well.

            • BobLee
              4 years ago

              That was the Jack Thompson, Skip Harlicka, Skip Kicky, Frank Standard team of NYC thugs. John Roche, Ribock, and Tom Owens came a year or so later.

            • RC
              4 years ago

              Those were definitely the thug/enforcer years at SC. What year did Roche, I believe it was, hold Lee Dedmon’s arm to win a tap and the game with about two seconds to go?

            • BobLee
              4 years ago

              “held Lee Dedmon’s arm” !!! – WHOA! … I know the incident very well but have NEVER heard THAT version. 🙂 …. Lee was 6’11 and jumping against a 6’4″ Kevin Joyce (as I recall) in the USC jump circle. Joyce controlled the jump ball to Tom Owens for an easy lay-in and COCKS WIN… COCKS WIN. It was an ACC Tournament Finals around 1970-71 ?? Dedmon had a very good tournament up to that moment, alas, THAT moment is why he is “immortal” in UNC BB.
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              Maybe Roche hit Lee with the same tire iron that Dudley Bradley would later use on Clyde The Glide in Reynolds?

            • RC
              4 years ago

              Believe you are correct that it was Joyce. I have seen tape of the play, he definitely held his arm. Might have been ’72? No tire iron…just a hold! Also was ACC tournament finals.

            • BobLee
              4 years ago

              I believe UNC went on to win NIT with Bill Chamberlain as MVP. I know dozens of Wuffs who claim to have certified video of TA McLendon walking untouched into Kenan’s End Zone. 🙂

            • RC
              4 years ago

              Of course he did!

    • Chip Reply
      4 years ago

      Hillary in yoga pants ?! Good God I just threw up in my mouth.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        ZEBRA-STRIPED yoga pants!

        • Doug Reply
          4 years ago

          Need to correct both of you. He was fierce looking in his Versace Barocco Zebra Print jeans overlaid with gold. However the pumps (shoes for those in JoCo) made the look. Will you love it……or will you hate it? Would have been even better with an accessory BLM label ribbon.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Do-Rags are always a nice touch. They go well with “hoodies” and a 9mm stuck in one’s jeans. CAM has no doubt made his ballet slipper-look all the rage at South Park Mall. Cam, as he keeps pointing out, IS BLACK so why is anyone surprised he follows AfAm fashion trends?

    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      Is it true that the only way this got off the ground in the first place was a promise that the IPF would also be available for basic training for those delicate little snowflakes of the perpetually offended, AKA UNControllables? Wouldn’t want them to be harmed by those harsh UV rays would we? Or would we? ?

      I’ve already been informed that this IPF won’t be nearly as cool as the one planted smack dab in the middle of a parking lot near the State Fair.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        I’m guessing Chancy Folt envisions it being a place for the UNControllables to practice their protesting the Hated Prez Spellings….

    • OldAlphaWolf Reply
      4 years ago

      Hey, I’m all for it….:-) Good for the economy..

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        I assume the IPF will require “engineering” … ?

    • RC Reply
      4 years ago

      You might have used it before and I missed it (and it isn’t completely fair) but I LOVE “National Semi-Literate Signing Day!” A keeper!

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        It probably won’t surprise you BUT…. not everyone agrees with you (and me) about that. Just received a tweet from one of “them”. 🙂

        • Cabcash Reply
          4 years ago

          Saw that tweet. A UNC letterman AND what appears to be a full-on TGU denier too. Looks like ya made a new friend. lol

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Takes all kinds…

    • MB-from-Balmer Reply
      4 years ago

      So BL, it looks like they would reorient the turf field where field hockey plays with stands to run parallel to the street? Then drop this between them and Fetzer?

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Yes… basically bulldoze everything currently inside Navy Field. Reorient the two current Off/DEF fields horizontally to the gate across from Boshamer. Build Marvin’s House on the backside next to Fetzer Field. No idea when it will begin… I would assume the day after this Spring’s Practice so at least the two open fields would be available by mid-August while they construct Marvin’s House. But… I’m not on the Ad Hoc Committee for This… DUH! 🙂

    • fayettewuf Reply
      4 years ago

      You should at least credit Hollywood Henderson re: Terry Bradshaw. That quote came to mind when I was listening to Cam speak the other day.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        ALL great sports quotes originated with either Peahead Walker or Al McGuire including “because I’m amphibious”. Not sure which one Hollywood got “spell CAT” from.

    • Elrod Reply
      4 years ago

      Just think, BL. If the “leadership” had just been adults after Marvin hit ‘send’, their new IPF would already be paid for and Chancellor Chihuahua could buy a whole bunch of lapel ribbons.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Well yeah… and if Dickie had a clue… and if frogs had wings. I’m not sure “not being adults” was the isuue as much as being blind-drunk from decades of addiction to Carolina Way Wine…

    • SWVAUNCer Reply
      4 years ago

      “Kids who can’t spell CAM if you spot them the “a” and the “m”…”

      Now I’ve joined the club of getting coffee on my keyboard while reading Bob Lee. That is funny!

      BTW, the NYT had a good article on Cam (did I spell that right?) and his days at Blinn either this morning or yesterday. I didn’t see until this morning when someone put it on FB.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        CAM’s prior 26-27 years have all been “redacted”… kinda like all of BHO’s college records and Bill Clinton’s medical records… and those Rose Law Firm files. A lotta files and records mysteriously disappearing in recent years.

    • Porcophile Reply
      4 years ago

      They’re going to need more than that to attract “world class student athletes” if the NCAA hits them with a ban on post-season play.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        OH THAT! “That” is all just a buncha made-up crap by all those stoopid people that are jealous of how wunderful UNC is…. :-).

        • Dr Vinnyboombatz Reply
          4 years ago

          Yeah you’re right Bob. That Damn Dan Kane and those obnoxious Wolfpeckers made it all up.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            No. TDDKane didn’t make it up; but, yes, a few of your more creative Wuffie-types have let their “since birth” hatred get the better of them on occasion.

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