07/08/2014 at 1:32 PM #53391navParticipant
^Yup, that’ why you can’t expect Mccants story to help take down anything at UNC with regards to the ongoing investigation. You know he’s crazy, I know he’s crazy, UNC knows he’s crazy, and the NCAA knows he’s crazy. Some of you guys may have heard Hodge on 99.9 talk about Mccants after his first story broke last month. Hodge said the guy is straight mental.07/08/2014 at 2:38 PM #53392GowolvesParticipant
Crazy like a fox?07/08/2014 at 8:25 PM #53424WufpackerParticipant
No, crazy like a shithouse rat.07/09/2014 at 7:25 AM #53439JohnGalt78Participant
UNC has rock solid proof that he is in fact NOT crazy in the form of a transcript wherein his place on their very own Dean’s List honor roll thingy is printed in black ink on white paper with frilly light blue trim. So nobody over there can claim insanity, can they?07/09/2014 at 8:57 AM #53440wufpup76Keymaster
Just because.07/09/2014 at 7:14 PM #53471highstickParticipant
I listened to the Congressional hearing today on CSPAN radio with Emmert and several others. Emmert got hammered…You really need to go to CSPAN site and listen…they kicked him so bad that he may have to hammer the Holes to keep his job and NCAA relevance. He did get questioned about “why do we even need you” cause “you don’t seem to know anything”!!!
And the Senator McCaskill from Missouri kicked his butt about “sexual assaults on campus being handled by athletic departments.
He came off as a complete idiot and the two players(including the ex Tar Hell) came off well about their bad experiences…
"Whomp 'em, Up, Side the Head"!07/10/2014 at 1:44 PM #53483NCSU88Participant
Entertaining piece by Bernie Reeves in The National Review
UNC, once thought the paragon of ACC athletic purity and prestige, is up to its waist in the sewerage of scandal directly related to the abandonment of recruiting standards for signing big money athletes in basketball and football. Yet the myth, called the Carolina Way, continued until just recently – that UNC (and the ACC) was above the tawdry athletic antics of an Auburn, or a Miami.07/10/2014 at 4:05 PM #53509SaccoVParticipant
It’s one day before Friday, which means it’s time for … this. Mr. Hairston, you are definitely becoming my favorite Tarheel of all-time!07/10/2014 at 4:59 PM #53514
“Me and Josh Gordon met at the Fresh Market in Chapel Hill,” Hairston described following a Hornets summer-league practice. “I walked there to get food and happened to run into him in there.
Uh, If Peej ‘walked’, how did his car arrive? Marv is still my favorite tarhole, but Peej is #2 with a bullet (pun intended)…07/10/2014 at 5:35 PM #53520JohnGalt78Participant
^^ Harrystone must still have access to UNCheat spin docs. I recognize slight undertones of…. FLAT OUT LIES!!!!07/10/2014 at 6:01 PM #53521redisgoodParticipant
I just heard his agent isn’t certified by the NBA. Now there’s a surprise.
That would be a $50K fine for the Hornets, and if the contract has been signed, it is null and void.
Might be the out the Hornets need.07/10/2014 at 6:33 PM #53524MrPlywoodParticipant
Also… “Gordon was bailed out by Haydn Patrick “Fats” Thomas, who has been linked previously to Hairston as the supplier of a rental car Hairston used while playing for North Carolina. That was declared an improper benefit by the NCAA, eventually resulting in Hairston losing his college eligibility.”
I read that earlier and meant to post it.
And I agree with highstick, re: “…[Emmert] may have to hammer the Holes to keep his job and NCAA relevance.” It certainly seems like a viable strategy right about now.07/10/2014 at 6:33 PM #53525navParticipant
Might be the out the Hornets need.
PJ is a fellow UNC boy. MJ will do whatever he can to protect him.07/10/2014 at 6:37 PM #53527MrPlywoodParticipant
re: PJ’s non-agent
“Hairston’s agent, Juan Morrow, identifies himself as a “certified player agent” on his website and social media profiles for his agency, Upside Media Group. According to the National Basketball Players Association, that’s not true.”
hehe07/10/2014 at 6:41 PM #53528redisgoodParticipant
Someone said with all the agents running around Chapel Hill you’d think PJ could find one that is certified. Funny and true.07/10/2014 at 7:18 PM #53530TheCOWDOGModerator
Has anyone actually exited 270-273,lately?
I mean…kinda gets ya to start questioning the what is real,and what is not thingy.07/10/2014 at 8:52 PM #53535highstickParticipant
Entertaining piece by Bernie Reeves in The National Review
UNC, once thought the paragon of ACC athletic purity and prestige, is up to its waist in the sewerage of scandal directly related to the abandonment of recruiting standards for signing big money athletes in basketball and football. Yet the myth, called the Carolina Way, continued until just recently – that UNC (and the ACC) was above the tawdry athletic antics of an Auburn, or a Miami.
Bernie’s a Chapel Hill grad, but his article was pretty good…”some people” tried to overread and misinterpret in my opinion though. Bernie’s also a good friend with my bro in law who lives on the “left bank” but will be in Raleigh this week for a Broughton deal. I’ve sent him the article and will try to get him to pick his brain on a couple of comments. I actually have Bernie’s email address because we have a common interest…i.e. “Spying”!!!
If the article does nothing other than to point out some “of their own” are getting tired of it, it made a huge point…Except “they” aren’t the power brokers!
"Whomp 'em, Up, Side the Head"!07/10/2014 at 10:08 PM #53544SaccoVParticipant
I think I have put this little episode together:
1) His name is PJ, which to me means the everclear-Tang-fruit bathtub mixture from college.
2) PJ was walking into the Fresh Market looking for fruit. Perhaps to make another PJ?
3) I would only let someone I just borrow my car AFTER I had consumed a few PJ oranges and didn’t remember my own name.
I think this is what happened. Just speculation, of course.07/11/2014 at 7:41 AM #53560
I am intrigued by the speculation that the car switch involved some sort of drug deal (possibly for Fats) and also that this Morrow joker is fronting for someone, possibly Blackstock. All of this sounds crazy, but the truth revealed thus far shows that anything is possible with this cast of characters…07/13/2014 at 10:05 PM #53628Wolfpackjack76Participant
antawn jumps on rashad?
From all accounts Antawn seems to be an ok guy…but…help me out here. Was he not the guy who’s parent(s) all of a sudden moved into a $45o,000 home with 2 luxury vehicles titled to that address in chapel hell while he was still in school? Maybe it was someone else. I guess it could have been a lot of the players haha. Anyway, if any of you guys remember…let me know. Thanks07/13/2014 at 10:06 PM #53629Wolfpackjack76Participant
Sorry. Link didn’t work. Just google antawn calls rashad a clown.07/14/2014 at 6:59 AM #53630
^76-You might be thinking of Wayne Ellington-hard to keep hundreds of ‘rogues’ straight at that cesspool, I know:07/14/2014 at 12:03 PM #53632WufpackerParticipant07/15/2014 at 9:09 PM #536401.21 JigawattsKeymaster
Pat Forde (Yahoo Sports)
UNC professor blasts university and its athletic heroes in defense of Rashad McCants
Jay Smith has had enough of the vilification of Rashad McCants.
Smith, a North Carolina history professor who is co-authoring a book titled “Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports,” emailed me Saturday. He was angry about comments he read in my Thursday column from Dean Smith-era Tar Heels who were critical of McCants in the wake of his allegations of academic fraud during his 2002-05 tenure as a basketball player at the school.
Smith believes that instead of the backlash on McCants, more attention should be paid to coach Roy Williams and his staff. In particular, Williams’ longtime academic counselor, who came with him from Kansas to North Carolina in 2003. Wayne Walden’s name has been in the news since 2012, but Smith believes there should be more scrutiny of his role at UNC.
“When Roy Williams came here from Kansas, he brought with him the team academic counselor who had served him so well at Kansas: Wayne Walden,” Smith wrote. “He regarded Walden as such a vital contributor to the good fortunes of his teams that he was practically moved to tears when Walden departed in 2009. Walden knew every detail about the academic lives of those players; he had to. He registered them for their courses, for crying out loud. [And that means he got on the phone with the Department of African and Afro-American Studies and he put them in paper classes.] Walden also spoke with Williams every day; he had to. Williams’ claim that he had no earthly idea that his players were floating along on paper classes – and that he never would have guessed that one of his stars was enrolled in four no-show classes in the spring of 2005 – is nothing more than a confidence trick. He’s counting on the customary journalistic favoritism, and journalists’ amazing lack of curiosity, to enable him to tell this whopper and walk away with his aura intact. We’ll see if that works.”08/20/2014 at 9:06 PM #54323TexpackParticipant
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