[3:30 update] Roy Williams discusses shooting NC State fans

Link to here for now

Don’t know what is wilder — (a) Roy’s comments or (b) the fact that the News & Observer didn’t feel compelled to even mention the comments in their headline – “Roy Williams disgusted with UNC fans selling tickets in Las Vegas”

“You know you get tired of that. But it’s something that’s always bothered me. It will always bother me. A hundred years ago I’m watching in Lawrence, Kansas, and North Carolina’s playing North Carolina State and there were five million red shirts in the crowd. And if I’d had a BB gun, five million red shirts would have had a burned rear end. Because I just don’t like those kinds of things. I mean, seriously.

In CLASSIC UNC fashion, these comments ring through with hypocrisy, insensitivity and an inconsistent application of standards that really can ONLY happen in Chapel Hill. Only in the BASTION of liberalism where extreme gun control laws are cheered would the most popular man in town get away with advocating the malicious use of ANY kind of fire arm against another human being (thank God he didn’t suggest shooting an animal…that would have been worse).

I can only wonder what the families of the victims of Wendell Williamson (link) must be thinking right now?

Of course, the other part of Williams’ comments are not without hilarious hypocrisy. Leave it to our friends at Pack Pride to point out that STUB HUB, the online ticket re-seller, is a sponsor of UNC Basketball and athletics.

@PackPride wonder if Roy is going to make UNC take down all of the @stubhub signage

I’m guessing UNC-CH’s new (so called) “Athletics Director” now knows how is REALLY in charge in Chapel Hill!

Of course, it didn’t take the old Twitter feed to fill up with both serious and hilarious commentary. A couple of pictures that have been posted have been hilarious.

Link to ‘Introspective Roy’

Link to Roy shooting

Link to the red rider

Suitable for framing in Roy’s office (click for a larger version):

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53 Responses to [3:30 update] Roy Williams discusses shooting NC State fans

  1. Thinkpack17 11/29/2011 at 6:40 PM #

    I wouldn’t be too worried about it. Not as expensive as BBs have gotten over the years.

    “In my day a bag of BBs was dime…and you’d get a quarter back! And another thing, when did women stop wearing panty hose!? Hussies!”

  2. TruthBKnown Returns 11/29/2011 at 6:45 PM #

    ^ Fifteen’s my limit for shnitzengruben!

  3. logarithm 11/29/2011 at 7:06 PM #

    It’s a bb gun. That’s a harmless but poorly worded way to describe the same way I feel too. If I have a ticket I can’t use, I don’t sell it. I give it to a State fan who I know will be in the stands. I think people should be able to give their tickets who whoever they want but why would you want to hurt your team’s home field advantage if such a thing exists based on whose butts are in the seats? I guess I just have more my pride in my fandom than some others but I’d be more upset at the fans who gave the tickets to the opposition.

    That’s not even to get me started on the Duke and UNC-CH fans who own season tickets for the RBC Center and only ever use the Duke and UNC-CH tickets, selling the others to whoever.

  4. choppack1 11/29/2011 at 7:21 PM #

    Actually – here’s the hypocrisy. Remember how Paul Johnson was treated at GaTech AFTER a UGA fan had called his talk show and barked…This was unsolicited. PJ caught hell for it, I doubt the media will say anything mean.

    Remember, the media didn’t care about Withers comments until TOB blew a gasket. When TOB blew a gasket, they HAD to cover it.

  5. redcanine 11/29/2011 at 7:21 PM #

    Surely there’s gotta be some Tarhole fans that live in Vegas. Especially the night that UNLV plays them for a tournamet championship.

    Wait, I’m starting to sound like Ol’ Roy.

  6. Old MacDonald 11/29/2011 at 8:17 PM #

    All the Heel fans in Vegas were still at Wal~Mart taking advantage of the Black Friday sales.

  7. AirWolf 11/29/2011 at 8:18 PM #

    Change his name to Richard. DICK Williams suits him.

  8. Pack Mentality 11/29/2011 at 8:59 PM #

    I would LOVE for Roy or any other Hole fan in the building to pull a BB gun on me.

  9. Wolf74 11/29/2011 at 9:19 PM #

    The man is insane! He should be fired, immediately! No doubt about it the man has went off the deep end. Then he should be institutionalized and get the help he so desperately needs. Threatening to harm children, babies, women! The next thing you know he will be likening a basketball game to war. Oh wait, he has already done that.

    Perhaps the worthless piece of human flesh should call out a few State men in the street one day with his almighty BB gun. Might find that some pack something larger than BB’s.

    Any school with any amount of integrity would relieve that man of all his duties and any contact with young people. No excuse for a person in his position threatening to shoot someone with anything. And NO, I do not want that type of misguided passion in my coaches. I hope we can hold NCSU to higher standards than that cesspool of deceit and deception.

  10. pack76 11/29/2011 at 9:22 PM #

    Careful Ol’ Roy!!! You ain’t in Kansas anymore!!! I wish you would take a shot at me! You rat!!!! Where is the media on this one????

  11. rlgray 11/29/2011 at 9:31 PM #

    His problem is he thinks that his first name is spelled Roi.

  12. Bagwellcrew 11/29/2011 at 10:37 PM #

    Wow….I dislike UNC even more than the next guy, but you folks sound a bit like cryin tarholes. I for one think that Roy’s comments show that he wishes “his” fans were more like us. As for the shooting comments….I think everyone today gets wayyy too offended by a little bit of political incorrectness (Chapel Hill is evidence enough of that). I think we are smart enough to take what he said with a grain of salt. Obviously, he didn’t mean it literally, and if you think so, you are crazy. If people took all the things that I’ve said about/or doing to Carolina fans, I’d be under the jail…..again, I don’t literally want my coworker rot in his sickening Carolina Blue shirt, or choke on his idiotic comments…..

    Lighten up people.

  13. Pacobee 11/29/2011 at 11:01 PM #

    For fun, everyone run out, buy a Red Rider BB gun and mail to ol Roy at the Smith Center.

  14. Khan 11/29/2011 at 11:23 PM #

    I don’t think Roy is too good at math. :O

  15. turfpack 11/29/2011 at 11:41 PM #

    Hey Ol’Roy……I know where you can get BB’S for sale…..(wait for it)….same place most of your fans buy their clothing….Walmart!
    I hear they have good prices on your Meds too….you Dick!

  16. blpack 11/29/2011 at 11:48 PM #

    Say hello to my little friend.
    He is a fraud and sore loser, but he is entertaining.

  17. BureauOfMines 11/29/2011 at 11:55 PM #

    I hope Roy’s mood swings grow and grow. Wouldn’t it be rich if he had a profane meltdown in the full glare of the media?

    State fans should take advantage of any and all opportunities to push Roy’s buttons.

  18. 44fan 11/30/2011 at 6:06 AM #

    One thing you got to give Ol Roy credit for. He gave a plug for how great our fan base is….”5 Million Red Shirts”…Only thing larger then the 5 million in the story, is the EGO on this dude.

  19. imawolf 11/30/2011 at 6:36 AM #

    Sounds like Roy already has a BB gun, so lets just send him BBs in the mail instead.

  20. Howler 11/30/2011 at 9:00 AM #

    In hindsight, that Presbyterian fan was lucky he got out alive. He could have ended up as just another notch on Roy’s gun!

  21. Prowling Woofie 11/30/2011 at 9:24 AM #

    ^^ RED BB’s – 5 million of ’em 😉

  22. state73 11/30/2011 at 10:43 AM #

    I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Since Royboy’s days as Dean Smith’s ASSistant we have always known he is the biggest JACKASS in coaching!!

  23. jenkij08 11/30/2011 at 1:16 PM #

    If I had the money, id buy as many seats in the dean dome as I could and just scream at roy every game

    it would be nice to see the wolfpack beat carolina once this year and have the fans chanting his name

  24. JT 11/30/2011 at 1:27 PM #

    I’ve never seen a top level coach be so thin-skinned, especially over such non-issues. Roy is making a habit of going off on Tarheel fans, and I don’t see how that can be productive at all. My UNC friends seem oblivious to it, but Williams really is proving to be a total tool- worst of all to his fanbase! I hate to say it, but I am on the verge of liking RatBoy at Duke more than Williams, or at least hating him less.

  25. Prowling Woofie 11/30/2011 at 1:54 PM #

    Of course Tarhole fans don’t get offended; like everything else, it doesn’t apply to THEM !!!

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