N&O’s DeCock Gets Main Point Right, Key Subpoints Wrong

I was gladdened to read the unfortunately named Luke DeCock’s piece in this morning’s paper. Without question, the Hole faculty’s silence is cowardly and indefensible. As I have noted previously, the only true “rogue” in Chapel Hill is history professor Jay Smith. He’s the only person there who gives a damn, apparently. He’s certainly the only one willing to stick his neck out and show that he gives a damn.

That said, I must correct a few items for the record. No, U*NC never “once stood for something more.” They’ve been at least as dirty as the average athletics program, going back forever. The examples are too countless to name. The Holes just flourished behind their curtain of false nobility for decades, thanks to protection from media, politicians, and most importantly – the lack of the internet, and then social media – to connect the dots, and establish a public record of stupid and/or corrupt people doing stupid and/or corrupt things. Sunshine is indeed a wonderful disinfectant. As the Holes are now finding out, though their national media (here’s looking at you, ESPN) and political protectors still exist. A big hat tip to the N&O for getting off that train.

Second, it’s long past time to stop worshipping at the altar of turncoat NC State alumnus Bill Friday. It should never be forgotten that he took every possible opportunity to deflect any blame from U*NC when the current scandals broke, and led the chorus of “time to move on” as more and more damning details entered the public domain. He sure as hell never did that for his actual alma mater, for sins far less egregious.

The myth of the “Carolina Way” is one of the most damnable lies of the last 50+ years. The real “Carolina Way” is to lie, bully, and cheat your way to athletic success, all academic and intellectual honesty be damned. Let the sunshine in, my friends.

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32 Responses to N&O’s DeCock Gets Main Point Right, Key Subpoints Wrong

  1. islandbreeze 07/25/2013 at 11:44 AM #

    I was on campus when the Daniels family ran the N&O like a Pravda-style newspaper. I also remember the lies that were told about N.C. State at the hands of Claude Sitton and Mickey McCarthy.

  2. Wufpacker 07/25/2013 at 11:56 AM #

    Just goes to show you what a great PR strategy can do for you. Even people who should know better now are still buying into the belief that until recently they’ve been a bastion of virtue. Most also probably buy into the whole rogue theory as well.

    You almost have to admire Carolina. Win at all costs and spend an assload on PR to make it appear otherwise. Fortune 500 companies could learn a thing or two.

  3. GAWolf 07/25/2013 at 12:50 PM #

    Three words that should haunt the legacy of Dean:

    “Matching Nissan Pathfinders”

  4. lumbee wolfman 07/25/2013 at 2:03 PM #

    Sorry I’m getting old and forgetful. Remind me of the “Matching Nissan Pathfinders”, GAWolf.

  5. LRM 07/25/2013 at 2:11 PM #

    I disagree on one of BJD’s points. The Carolina Way isn’t a myth — that implies some level of naivete or innocence.

    It’s a giant lie.

    They all know it and none of them care.

  6. blpack 07/25/2013 at 2:38 PM #

    Amen, BJD.
    We are not buying their propaganda anymore.
    To seem, rather than to be. Indeed.

  7. JohnGalt78 07/25/2013 at 4:24 PM #

    I’ve posted this before but now seems like a good time to post it again: The Carolina Way….yes, a lie, a myth, a falsehood, whatever. All true. BUT, really, what it is is a BIG FAT JOKE. A very funny joke. A joke that is always funny no matter how many times you hear it. A joke that you can always carry with you wherever you go and pull it out, however you choose, and it will hit home every time. Share it with NCSU peeps or use it to bust a KMart shopper when they get a tude with you. That sh!t is funny and powerful.

    All this outrage will die down, the Hole spin docs will gussy this hot mess up and dish it out to make them all feel better over there. But, the JOKE will go on forever. They can’t do anything about that. In fact, not that it will ever happen, but imagine they actually do clean up their act and run a clean program over there one day. Nobody will ever believe it’s clean….EVER. The Carolina Way is something that makes me snicker.

    “The Carolina Way walked into a bar…..”

  8. TheCOWDOG 07/25/2013 at 6:08 PM #

    When the labia lappers and knob gobbers of like sister and brotherhood, failed to exploit the chinks in the armor early on…’twas then I realized they were mere sycophants.

  9. highstick 07/25/2013 at 6:12 PM #

    When the labia lappers and knob gobbers of like sister and brotherhood, failed to exploit the chinks in the armor early on…’twas then I realized they were mere sycophants.

    Whew…I don’t ever mess with people who can used big words like that!

  10. Pack78 07/25/2013 at 6:17 PM #

    To seem rather than to be?…looks like these bloated a$$wipes are quickly moving past even attempting to SEEM!

    ‘stick-BTW…GO GAMECOCKS!

  11. Wufpacker 07/25/2013 at 6:33 PM #

    Labia Lappers?

    Pardon me while I think of a good one liner for that which doesn’t insinuate myself….

    Mildly hot peppers, anyone?

  12. TheCOWDOG 07/25/2013 at 7:03 PM #

    Hey…I said of like …as in same. Greek Islands

  13. TheCOWDOG 07/25/2013 at 7:10 PM #

    In fact, I’d go so far to say that if there were more male carpet cleaners over there in academia…the pitch and feathers would have been present at the town meetings years ago.

  14. TheCOWDOG 07/25/2013 at 7:20 PM #

    Ha…Wuf. The Romans used grapes. Other cultures developed the art of chile. .

    LOL..OL, at myself

  15. Wufpacker 07/25/2013 at 8:06 PM #

    Is that it? I’m just kinda listening at this point.

    You seem to be well-versed.


  16. TheCOWDOG 07/25/2013 at 8:58 PM #

    You know GD well I am…:-)

    And it really, really does come down to the cultures …It ain’t new. Them and us.

    Some, erstwhile good folks would hang the rift on having nothing more important in life than sport or politcs. I say it’s sex,by God, and State peeps have a better orientation than both our neighbors.

  17. Wufpacker 07/25/2013 at 9:20 PM #

    My, my, ‘Dog….I was trying to push your buttons a bit. But I didn’t figure I’d be quite so successful….

  18. john of sparta 07/25/2013 at 9:23 PM #

    TheCOWDOG is right: cultures.
    if you are over 23 years old, you lose.
    at 24, no one can play in the NCAA.

  19. redcanine 07/25/2013 at 10:02 PM #

    You lost me at Galapagos.

  20. Wufpacker 07/25/2013 at 10:25 PM #

    LOL redcanine.

    At the fork in the road….just go straight.


  21. PackerInRussia 07/26/2013 at 12:24 AM #

    ^ Thanks for the landmark, there. I think I’m loosely following now. I’d like to comment, but I’m not sure if I’d be saying something that related or not.

  22. Wufpacker 07/26/2013 at 12:52 AM #

    Glad I could help orient you correctly PIR. That is vital.

  23. bill.onthebeach 07/26/2013 at 7:17 AM #

    …it appears from here that … Mr. Dog was cooking his ‘famous’ manicotti for dinner last night…

    and FWIW…. it has been months since we’ve heard anything from Professor Smith….
    apparently… he’s been *silenced.

  24. highstick 07/26/2013 at 12:46 PM #

    No more pasta accidents!! That had to have been worse than 1,000 zipper accidents. An even my brown recluse spider bite!

  25. BassPacker 07/26/2013 at 2:15 PM #

    The Carolina Way is still going strong. Different players, same game…


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