RoyzBoyz Prevail…. despite “Junk” and “Horse****”

    Roy Cap
    BobLee
    March13/ 2016

    Among “people who write about ACC-area sports” I’m sure I stand alone in not having watched more than “a half” of any ACC Basketball game this season.  I doubt the Elias Sports Bureau keeps such stats, or should, but I am laying claim to my solitary status of Most Apathetic. ….. That said, I DO keep up with the goings-on enough to have general observations.

    UNC-CH’s combined Football & Men’s Basketball teams have both had stellar seasons whilst under The Shadow of The Hammer of impending Whatever from the ever-lasting Great Unpleasantness.  That is worthy of comment and plaudit.

    If, as so often lamented by coaches Fedora and Williams, their respective recruiting is hampered by the ever-lasting negativity of the afore-mentioned TGU.  Roy, by his own admission – the most unfairly maligned coach in the history of Sports….  ???  They have somehow assembled enough quality athletes to be far more than simply “competitive”.   Am I the only one to find that noteworthy?

    All of the current FB / MBB “youngsters” were recruited in the post-Marvin Tweet Era.  They cast their collegiate lot with UNC-CH despite the seemingly quite real possibility of severe sanctions looming for both programs.   Even the most Pollyanna-ish Tru-Blues recognize that circumstance.

    There are tykes in Chapel Hill Montessori School Kindergarten who have never known a world without an NCAA Hammer looming o’er fabled Franklin Street.

    With the 10th Anniversary of Duke Lacrosse coming up this week, can you believe THAT was only four years old when America first met “Jennifer The Tutor”…. et al.  Crystal Mangum (a/k/a “honor student and single mother of two….”) had not ofted her boyfriend “in the bathtub with a butcher knife” when Marv hit Send.

    If Young Marv had never Hit Send from his South Beach bacchanal…. thereby letting loose the Hell Hounds of Scandal how much different might the fortunes of UNC FB and MBB be today?

    For sure:

    …. The legacy of Governor Jim Martin would be less besmirched.

    …..The coffers of Ken Wainstein’s law firm  would still overflow but not with UNC $$$$.

    …. Dan Kane would be able to shop at Southern Season without needing Groucho glasses and Kevlar.

    …. Holden Thorp would still be UNC’s Chancy and Chihuahua still be at Dartmouth.

    …. Dickie would likely have retired to his life of fat pensioned leisure, but Bubba would not have been brought in…. UNC opting instead for “one of its own” as it prefers to do.

    …. Would Mary have ever blown her whistle had Marv never hit Send?  Without Mary and her whistle there would be no Bradley and his documentary….

    For sure the unmistakable aroma of decades of unmitigated arrogance would hang heavy over Chapel Hill…. not to say that has been affected all that much by events of the past 5+ years.   If indeed that heavy hammer of restitution does ever fall in any of our lifetimes, it is doubtful that unmistakable aroma of unmitigated arrogance will ever dissipate.

    The rancid air of unmitigated arrogance o’er Chapel Hill has a longer shelf-life than whatever toxicity hangs heavy o’er Chernobyl.

    But coulda / woulda / shoulda the fortunes of UNCCH FB and MBB be much better than they have been in this academic year… even with all its accumulated Scandal baggage?

    That UNC FB was actually “in the discussion” for a CFP Final Four berth in early December defies logic.  Could Butch / Blake have ever achieved such?   That Butch / Blake never even managed to “beat State” says:

    UNC may be in far better hands with Larry / Gene than with the previous regime.  No?

    As for Royz Boyz…. therein lies a more fascinating “What If”.

    With last night’s victory on the confetti-strewn floor of whatever the Washington arena is called, The Boyz of Roy Circa 2016 achieved the rare Double of both regular season and tournament championships in Swofford’s ACC. ….. and without a single Top Ten One&Done Blue-Chipper on the roster.

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    As the “weight of all the junk” frightened off Top Ten Blue-Chippers, Roy has been forced by circumstances to plow less-heralded fields.  Leaving the Heralded One & Dones to rival Kentucky and Duke, Roy has opted for the “coach’em up” kids who tend to stick around three and four years.

    Given his druthers would Roy prefer a succession of quickly forgotten One&Dones … or to continue building with the “stick-around-awhile” types?   Has it even occurred to Roy that that is what has happened?

    Would The Lower Level Gang prefer One&Dones over Stick-Arounds?   Do they (LLG) care so long as they can snort, gloat and claim bragging rights around their water coolers?

    Heading into The Dance with yet another #1 seed, Royz Boyz will be favorites along with Roy’s #1 Nemesis – Kansas – to dance on a confetti-strewn floor in Houston in three weeks. …. If he (Roy) does not make it to Houston, will Roy’s tenuous relationship with Tru-Blue loyalists return to its usual tenuous status.

    What will Doug Gottlieb say?

    Considering the depth of this Roy Team and the way they are playing in recent weeks…. could UNC loyalists ask for anything more with or without a TGU Hammer hanging over fabled Franklin Street?

    Did Roy actually say “Horses***” when asked about criticism of UNC’s schedule?  If he did actually say that, where does “saying that” rank in the Top Ten Roy Actually Said/Did List?  “Presbyterian Fan” remains my personal favorite.

    None of the above discussion is intended to in-any-way refute the ardent claims of hard-wired ABCers that the basement of Dean’s Dome remains a festering cesspool of kiddie porn…. serial killers…. Islamo-fascists…. Rose Law Firm files…. El Chapo’s secret condo…. ripped-off mattress labels…. irrefutable proof that Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” actually took place in an abandoned duplex in Carrboro…. and a puppy mill.

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    BobLee
    • Bob Reply
      4 years ago

      UNC is a great school because their basketball team wins a lot of games. I feel sorry for the whole lot that is willing to sell their soul to maintain this facade.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        “The whole lot” is simply waiting for the NCAA “jury” to reach / announce its verdict. I suppose UNC could do a version of what Louisville is doing and penalize itself hoping that lessens the formal sentence, but this whole mess has progresses well beyond any simple solution. … If UNC should win this year’s NatChmp which is certainly a possibility, would that new banner be at risk ??? Who knows?

    • Cabcash Reply
      4 years ago

      As a recovering “recruiting junkie” I decided years ago that trying to ascertain where a 17 year old was gonna play ball said more about me than him. Among the “positives” of getting “clean” is being able to laugh at the types who obsess over it and contact these children via social media and openly ask ,”Why wouldn’t he want to come here and play ( at least a couple of years or so , of course! ) for Roy or K or Cal or Gott or whomever? We have such a wonderful tradition. You just KNOW this kid values that over all else and wants to be part of the fabric and tradition and legacy and ZZzzzzzz…..” You get the idea. That said , the coaches at the top all recruit the same kids. While “one and dones” guarantee nothing , the men we’re referencing have all decided that their best chance of winning big rests with the lead singers not the drummers. It ain’t complicated. Roy didn’t develop a new philosophy. He played the hand dealt ‘im and having a team of veteran Burger Boys , well , there ARE worse things….especially when this season may ( or may not ) be a swan song.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        I’m sure, given his druthers, Roy would want the One&Dones as he showed with his frantic pursuit of Brandon Ingram (who spurned Roy for Duke citing the uncertainty of TGU). That he has to play his current cards is not a purposeful strategy but the only alternative he has…. but it seems to have had its advantages for him and UNC.
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        IMO, “recruiting junkies” should be required to register with local LEOs so the public knows who they are… and can shun them. Maybe “wear a sign” when out in public.

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      4 years ago

      Welcome back, BobLee. If we had the technology, we could do a 4 part harmony parody on “Welcome Back, Kotter”. Would have to find a Johnny Travolta look-a-like to sing the falsetto lead. BUT, we would have to verify that it was NOT a TG in disquise.

      I did not hear the HS remark last night, but I did flip to another channel as I have been weaning off of Jimmy G’s new network…..who’s ratings are going south about as fast as my Wolfie’s BB season.

      I believe that AP would have added a comparison to your final paragraph…..Trump Haters. Speaking of the DONALD….I did watch the NCSU v. Duke and saw the infamous “Broken Nose Hit”. What does THAT have to do with the DONALD. If you watched the slo-mo replay that Jimmy G’s news hawks played OVER and OVER about the 78 YO guitar picker that tried to punch a young BLM supporter. SUCKER PUNCHED…was the TERM. Deadly and Bodily ASSAULT. Charges have been filed. Rev BB has called Loretta (Stand by your Man – Hillary) Lynch and asked that Federal Hate Crime and also Voter Intimidation charges be brought.

      If you really did watch it, it was a very uncoordinated old man (I am familiar with that concept) trying to throw a punch and his elbow grazed the face. The “VICTIM” was on TV the next day and he said that he did not really know what hit him (in that it was NOT a death blow) and finally realized it was an elbow….but it was the “Thought” that counted. RIGHT.

      Sorry for the wandering….but ORW’s colorful language was about as offensive as the punch….and about as newsworthy…..

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        I thought ORW’s equine fecal remark was several days earlier pre-Tourn presser ?? I wish only low ratings and even lower revenues for Jimmy G’s gang… and McClatchey’s too. That 10th Anniversary of “honor student & single mother of two” comes up this week – Wednesday. NEVER FORGET!

    • fayettewuf Reply
      4 years ago

      I really liked the disclaimer at the end.
      None of the above discussion is intended to in-any-way refute the ardent claims of hard-wired ABCers that the basement of Dean’s Dome remains a festering cesspool of kiddie porn…. serial killers…. Islamo-fascists…. Rose Law Firm files…. El Chapo’s secret condo…. ripped-off mattress labels…. irrefutable proof that Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” actually took place in an abandoned duplex in Carrboro…. and a puppy mill.
      Not intended to refute all the hyperbolic stuff? What about claim the the brand and program were built using a system that dropped the collective jaws of a SACS visiting team? Yes, there are conspiracy theorists that make outlandish charges. So make fun of them and ignore the fact that TGU is not natural disaster but the result of institutional cheating?
      So Roy missed on a one and doner or two. He still struggled along with one less McD AA than K; three or four or fives times the other teams in the conference including UVa.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        The Mickey D Myth was debunked years ago. ANYONE UNC (or Duke or Ky) recruits automatically becomes a Mickey D. That used to include UCLA and Indiana too but not any more.
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        I’m fine with how ever heavy The Hammer will be. But ORW simply can’t get the Top Ten semi-literates these days as proven so dramatically with Ingram…. Okaphor… Simmons, etc. so getting the 2nd, 3rd, 4th tier is the best he can do. I don’t follow the deep inside recruiting crap but it seems Coach Gott gets more Highly Touteds in recent years than ORW gets…
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        Was UNC running an Eligibility Mill for MBB (and to a lesser degree FB) for many years? Absolutely. Drop The Hammer!

        • fayettewuf Reply
          4 years ago

          The McD AA myth? Yes, some marginals selected were attributed to the fact they were recruited by elite programs. If the myth is that every player selected is certain to impact his college team, it did not need debunking. There is also the chicken egg aspect. Why would UK, UNC, Kansas or Duke recruit anything less than one of the elite talents? Fact is only one team has won the national championship without at least one McD AA…last time I checked, that was no myth.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            My purposeful lack of knowledge of recruiting is surpassed only by my lack of knowledge of Best Kiddie Porn Sites on The Internet. I will assume that one team with No McDAAs was the Fighting BobKennels of Albuquerque 1983?

            • fayettewuf
              4 years ago

              Like your style, you compare following recruiting with an interest in Kiddie Porn? I neither follow recruiting nor look for kiddie porn nor watch the McD AA game. But I am literate and have seen that tidbit and checked it out, being curious about the ‘myth’. No, actually it was the fighting Terps, late of the ACC. that won without one.

            • BobLee
              4 years ago

              My apologies to all the pedophiles out there. Comparing “recruiting” to pedophilia is an insult to pedophiles.

    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      Maybe Horse Sh1T is protected speech and doesn’t violate the terms of Roy’s new contract. So far the equine community hasn’t expressed outrage either and at least one Blue Hose fans remains permanently silenced in the house that Dean built. Just wondering what his fate would have been had he done it at Augusta National in the middle of Tiger’s backswing.

      Roy has done an admirable coaching job without a bunch of one and doners. Just the typical bunch of no BS Ronald McDonald AA’s instead. Some of those guys actually shave. CNR was right. Defense does win championships.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Both Calipari and K (this season) have seen that loading up on One&Dones is NOT a guarantee of success.

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