In an absolutely fantastic analogy and put in a way that only BobLee can, his August 19 column hits the nail square on the head. I love this so much because it’s not coming from an excitable State fan or a joyous Duke fan, it’s coming from the tried and true and the bluest of the blue. BobLee equates Butch Davis to a stripper… except I don’t know a single stripper that has managed to screw an entire institution. Not even Crystal Mangum could manage that.
If a regular guy “marries a stripper”, his buddies and his buddies’ buddies will all be talking about it. Like Jack / Jackee the cross-dresser at Blondie’s reunion, “the guy that marries a stripper” and “the stripper” are gonna be topics of conversation. LOTS of conversation.
To his face the comments will range from “Dude, you rock” to “You dawg” to “Excuse me, its none of my business but I gots to know …..”. Behind his back, at the barber shop and over the back fence the chatter will be different ….. “what was he thinking, SHE’S A STRIPPER!” ….. “date one maybe but who actually marries one” …. “he’s the last guy I’d ever think would marry a stripper”.
Four years ago Carolina married a stripper – named Butch.
There was the “Dude, you ROCK!” congrats and the murmured “Doesn’t he know? Should we tell him?” “No, besides, maybe the stripper is not doing IT any more.” Yeah, right.
Is getting buck nekkid to titillate a roomful of losers with cheap haircuts and a sizable number of local elected officials analogous to flimflamming overly aggressive young men with a penchant for inflicting legalized mayhem and way below-average reading comprehension?
Is being the headliner at a nudie bar out on the bypass really similar to being the long awaited messiah who will lead us to BCS glory? In either case it’s just a masturbatory fantasy for the audience and a pile of empty liquor bottles for someone to clean up….
Head on over to BobLee Says for a look at this column which got some national exposure.
We can add BobLee to my list of favorite Carolina people and things that have made this sports off season by far my favorite in memory. In no particular order:
- Marvin Austin
- Greg Little
- Butch’s Nanny
- Carolina’s “capacity” crowd.
- Kentwan Balmer
- Twitter, thank God for Twitter
- This Guy
- Greg Little’s Dad
- That billboard between Mebane and Raleigh advertising the coming football season. So funny who they chose to spotlight in that billboard and the fact that it still hasn’t been taken down.
- Gucci cards
- We can’t forget the investigator for the NCAA
- Butch’s nice watch!
- Some “premium $40/dozen” cupcakes
- The results of all of them cupcakes
- And finally, Bob Lee.