EXCLUSIVE: UNC To Rent NC Central Football Team

Statefansnation has learned that UNC Chapel Hill has arranged to rent the North Carolina Central University Eagles football team for Saturday’s road game against the University of Miami, sources close to the program told SFN today.

“Dick Baddour was inspired when he saw that Florida State rented Central’s band for their game against NC State,” the source, known only as “Big Ram,” stated. “Hell, that was the highlight of the night for the Seminoles. He thought: why not us?”

Why not, indeed. In contrast with the pathetically awful and reeling Tar Heel football program, NC Central, the reigning 2005 CIAA champions, have a gaudy 5-0 record with wins over Albany State, Shaw, Lenoir-Rhyne, Southern, and Bowie State – never failing to put up more than 20 points of offense in each case.

“It was a no-brainer,” said “Big Ram” today. “Those guys are good. So is their band. We stink. But we have lots of money, as our alumni have been bleeding this state like a milch cow for 200 years. So what the hell – let’s put some cash on the table and a quality product on the field for a change.”

ACC Commissioner John Swofford called the move “irregular” but stated that he “admired the resourceful thinking, the outside the box strategizing, that is unique to that great university from which I graduated. If State tried to pull this, we’d get an injunction. Go Heels!”

The SFN source was unclear as to what role UNC Coach John Bunting would play under this “new” UNC team. “He’ll be on the sidelines, I’m sure,” “Big Ram” said. “But beyond that, the consensus is that the less he has to say, the less chance there is to screw something up.”

More as we learn details on this exclusive story.


22 Responses to EXCLUSIVE: UNC To Rent NC Central Football Team

  1. Cardiff Giant 10/06/2006 at 4:26 PM #

    Woot, woot!

  2. packpigskinfan23 10/06/2006 at 4:35 PM #

    hahahaha now THAT is funny!

  3. beowolf 10/06/2006 at 4:46 PM #


    Under the “Why Tonight’s Game Is HUGE” entry, SFN should have added that a win would result in wonderful Friday hijinks at the hapless rival’s expense.

  4. RickJ 10/06/2006 at 4:55 PM #

    Cardiff – great stuff today but they definitely want to rent Rod Broadway to coach the team. For those that may not know, Broadway is a former All ACC DT at UNC. He worked for years at Florida for Spurrier until he left for the Redskins, Broadway ended up back at UNC on Bunting’s original staff. Apparently, they never got along, particularly on football matters and Broadway split to be the head coach at Central. Bunting may have even canned him. There is a great story about Broadway returning from a Florida recruiting trip where he shows Bunting film of a linebacker he loves from the Miami area. Bunting looks at the film, tells Broadway he knows all there is to know about linebackers and this guys legs are too skinny and to stop recruiting him.

    Old John had just looked at film of Stephen Tullock.

  5. Cardiff Giant 10/06/2006 at 5:23 PM #

    ^ Oh, man. Classic.

  6. Sam92 10/06/2006 at 6:04 PM #

    this warms my heart

  7. redfred2 10/06/2006 at 7:04 PM #

    CarDIFF, you are a on a roll once again.

    Tulloch, Parker, don’t let anyone fool ya, Coach Johnny B knows his pooh.

  8. WolfPup35 10/06/2006 at 10:45 PM #

    Hey, are you sure the boosters will approve this??

    Maybe UNC is afraid that the band will get shut out, too! Maintaining confidence in the drum line is a bear!!

    Will we beat the drums, or will the drums beat us?

    FINAL: UNC Band:0 Band instruments:56
    the instruments surprised everyone by piling up 375 yard rushing.

  9. Glen Sudhop54 10/06/2006 at 10:54 PM #

    Good Stuff!!

    Just think how much funnier it would be if Amato could actually win a game against the Heels.

  10. Cardiff Giant 10/06/2006 at 11:31 PM #

    ^ Not as funny as statistics showing that 76.2% of males named “Glen” wear assless chaps. Now that’s funny.

  11. travelwolf 10/07/2006 at 4:28 AM #

    don’t laugh too hard…we may have to hire their basketball team in a couple months:)

  12. VaWolf82 10/07/2006 at 8:32 AM #

    Maybe Duke should rent the cheerleaders from there?

  13. gopack968 10/07/2006 at 1:37 PM #

    As funny a post as I have ever read!

  14. Wolfpack4ever 10/07/2006 at 11:07 PM #

    RickJ Says: …For those that may not know, Broadway is a former All ACC DT at UNC. … Broadway ended up back at UNC on Bunting’s original staff. Apparently, they never got along, particularly on football matters and Broadway split to be the head coach at Central. Bunting may have even canned him.

    And it’s Chuck who has a problem keeping staff? Seriously, this is not too different from the Chuck/Buddy Green rift.

  15. Glen Sudhop54 10/08/2006 at 1:37 PM #

    As if my name is really “Glen” ! Doesnt anybody remember Glen Sudhop that played center for Norm Sloan’s teams in the late 70’s?

    Hey I’m on your side C-Giant! I want to beat the Heels too. I am just frustrated that we havent beaten them lately and it seems a little strange making fun of how bad they are, yet we cannot beat them. Hopefully this year will be different.

    Touche’ on the chaps. Good one.

  16. redfred2 10/08/2006 at 7:46 PM #

    ^Glenn?…Sudhop?…the guy with his ass hanging out whoever you are. This is the year, the first season of many to follow!!!

    And yes, I do not remember the man or his playing days, but I do remember the name there Glen Sudhop54.

  17. redfred2 10/08/2006 at 7:51 PM #


    Some of your stuff borders on an unrestricted Gary Larson or Stephen Wright, totally out of the box and pretty damn funny!!!

  18. Glen Sudhop54 10/08/2006 at 10:24 PM #

    Yes! That’s him Fred!! The goofiest looking player in ACC history,2nd only to Rich Yonakor….

    Keep up the good work C-Giant.

    RedFred, what happened to payday?

    Go Pack Go!!

  19. Cardiff Giant 10/09/2006 at 10:29 AM #

    Redwolf, thank you very much.

    Glen, just yanking your chain. But not your chaps. 🙂

  20. redfred2 10/09/2006 at 11:15 AM #


    Your ol’ payday theory has faded in oblivion. Let’s hope it stays there!!!

    We’re making attitude now and just holdin’ on for the ride.

    GO WOLFPACK! KEEP PUSHING and do not let up for a split second!!!

  21. redfred2 10/09/2006 at 4:35 PM #

    ^attitude/altitude, whatever it takes.

  22. SixPack 10/18/2006 at 1:47 PM #

    Not only was he ugly……….

    Sudhop was well known for picking his nose on camera…thus earning the name “Crud-hop” !

    Oh…also “Air-hop” for all the air balls he used to throw up.

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