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Deacon Blues: Meet the Press

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I was certain my apathy-induced disregard for Wake Forest basketball spelled the end of Deacon Blues.  But when Athletic Director Ron Wellman decided to meet the press today, another episode sprang forth from the sarcastic depths of fan hell.

Here’s the 8th episode of Deacon Blues.  In this episode, Ron meets with a hand-picked reporter for an all-holds barred discussion about the status and future of Wake Forest basketball.

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional.  All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly.  The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

Deacon Blues Archive: Episode 1 is here.  Episode 2 is here.  Episode 3 is here. Episode 4 is here.  Episode 5 is here.  Episode 6 is here.  Episode 7 is here.

Time for a Change at Wake Forest

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My name is Kent Newsome.  I love Wake Forest University.  And I support this video.

Deacon Blues: Verbal Crossovers

So, just when we think things couldn’t get any worse for Wake Forest basketball, about half the roster decides to get on the transfer bus and get the heck out of town.

For a while I was mad about the mess that AD Ron Wellman and head coach Jeff Bzdelik have made of this program.  Then, over two years of absolutely horrible basketball, it became sort of funny.

Now, I’m struggling to hold on to that humor, and avoid complete apathy.

In that regard, here’s the 7th episode of Deacon Blues.  There is an email floating around the message boards today that is allegedly from Ron Wellman to the board of directors of the Deacon Club.  I cannot believe it is real, and at this point have to believe the email is a hoax.  But either way, WFU basketball is a complete mess.

In this episode, Ron reads his (alleged) email and a helpful Deacon fan translates it for us.

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional.  All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly.  The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

Deacon Blues Archive: Episode 1 is here.  Episode 2 is here.  Episode 3 is here. Episode 4 is here.  Episode 5 is here.  Episode 6 is here.

Deacon Blues: Couldn’t Be Happier

I thought I had retired Deacon Blues, but this story in the Winston-Salem Journal compelled me to create a 6th episode, in which Ron Wellman and DV7 discuss WFU basketball

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional.  All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly.  The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

Ron Wellman may be a great Athletic Director, but he is not winning these interviews.  If you stand up over and over and spout nonsense, you are hurting your cause.  You can spin, and you can craft a message.  You simply cannot make absolute statements like "I couldn’t be more excited about our future" unless it is a fact.  Or unless you just don’t care.

Deacon Blues Archive: Episode 1 is here.  Episode 2 is here.  Episode 3 is here. Episode 4 is here.  Episode 5 is here.

LSU, Alabama, Notre Dame and Who?

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This post has a soundtrack.  If you don’t have Spotify, go get it.

I’m a big college sports fan.  But when I was a kid, we didn’t have the internet.  Or many television channels.  So my generation’s perspective of colleges and whatnot was much narrower than that of today’s youth.  What I’m trying to say is that because we didn’t have the ability to see as many college football games, sports was big, but not like today.  So it never occurred to me that by electing to spend four happy years somewhere, I might be sentencing myself to decades of pulling for a perennial underdog.

And my dad went to Wake Forest, for about a minute.  Before he left to fly a Hellcat from an aircraft carrier.  To shoot and be shot at by other young dudes in other planes.  He got a bunch of medals, including a DFC, but no college degree.

So I went to Wake Forest.  I had a blast, and loved just about every minute of it.  But let me tell you, it is hard to be a WFU sports fan.  You experience brief moments of ecstasy surrounded by long periods of frustration.  There is, for sure, something noble in that.  But I can’t say I’ve never wondered what life would be like as an LSU fan or (God forbid) a University of Texas fan.

Among the big-time college football programs, LSU has long been my favorite.  I’ve spent a lot of time in Louisiana, and some of my closest friends are Cajuns.  Hard core, French talkin’, LSU lovin’ Cajuns.  And some of the coolest people- and best cooks- in the world.

So I hope LSU wins tonight.  But there’s a little problem.

In a magical occurrence that even Wake Forest fans don’t completely understand, Wake is playing Notre Dame tonight.  At Wake Forest.  Yeah, I know.  But it’s pretty cool.

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It also starts at the same time as the LSU Alabama game.

My kids tolerate the Deacons, because they know how sadly passionate I am about WFU football (I am bored to tears with WFU basketball, but that’s a topic for another say).  But this LSU Alabama game has mad traction, even with the middle school/junior high crowd.  Delaney and most of her friends have been squarely in the LSU corner, taunting and being taunted by the “Alabama girls” at school.  I’ve heard my kids talking about the game all week.

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Delaney’s bedroom door

I want to watch the Wake Forest game.  There is zero chance that any of my kids will agree to watch the Wake game in lieu of LSU Alabama.  And I want to share the game experience with my kids.

So, I had to set up some supplemental audio video gear in my study, where we watch most of our sports.  I set up a crappy little Vizio TV I bought from Woot a year or so ago for a dollar or two.

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We’ll start off with Wake Forest on the big screen, and my fingers crossed.  If Wake can hang with the Irish, we’ll have to squint a little to see the LSU game.  If Wake gets clobbered, I’ll swap screens.

Either way, this will be a great night for college football.

Deacon Blues: I Can’t Dance

I thought we were done with Season One of Deacon Blues after the big season finale, but recent events have mandated another episode.

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In this highly informative and much anticipated episode, Ron Wellman and PhDeac hold a joint press conference behind a Motel 6 in Durham, NC.

Episode 1 is here.  Episode 2 is here.  Episode 3 is here.

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional.  All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly.  The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

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Deacon Blues: The First Rule of Deacon Fight Club

The third episode and season finale of Deacon Blues has been released.

In this tense and thrilling episode, a prospective new member inquires about the Deacon Fight Club and its purposes and challenges.

Episode 1 is here.  Episode 2 is here.  There may be future episodes, if WFU continues its downward spiral and the show gets renewed for another season.

Note: All characters and events in this show—even those based on real people—are entirely fictional.  All celebrity voices are impersonated…..poorly.  The following program contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be viewed by anyone.

Obviously, this is satire and humor.  No offense to any person, real or fictional, is intended.

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