posted by proudiddy: I find this hilarious. During a project last year, we had to find a speaker for an event our class was organizing, and this guy in my group suggested Art Chansky. I had no idea who this clown was, but everyone was talking about some book he wrote about Carolina basketball and he was a "it" person around UNC, so he'd be great to have as an MC.
I just kind of felt like, what makes that guy special? Who gives a f, I don't know who he is... And that exact reason they were blowing him up is why he got fired. Another example of a overhyped, over-encouraged homer gaining a little recognition and then acting on it. He's a nobody that got treated like a somebody and then got too big for his pants and offers his suggestions to the CHANCELLOR of what he should do. I can't stand people like this.
Thorp's email back to him should've been like, "BITCH!!! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!?! DO YOU REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE? NO, WHO YOU REALLY ARE... YOU WRITE BOOKS. YOU WISH YOU WERE ATHLETIC. YOU ARE A GROUPIE. OH, AND YOU'RE FIRED. K THX BYE."
And they fired him right before our winter break, lolz... Must've not felt like dealing with that after the break.
then you hate at least 850 other people you don't even know - because that's how many people have sent emails to the chancellor about this.
some for - some against davis. chansky's was neither - he simply made a suggestion of some resources that could help if a new coach was needed. it was a good suggestion too.
your classmates also made a good suggestion about bringing chansky in as a speaker. Not because of his recent book or all the ones before it. But because he is an expert with tons of really good stories to tell.
Edited by umhello, 20 December 2010 - 09:02 PM.
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