Let's just call it "Pope Friday"

This one is just too, too rich for satire. The story is in today's News and Observer.

After years of controversy over a proposed donation to the study of Western cultures, the John William Pope Foundation of Raleigh will give UNC-Chapel Hill $2.3 million, most of which will go to the football program.

The university announced the gift Thursday. It includes $2 million for an investment fund that will generate $100,000 a year to supplement the salaries of assistant football coaches.

Poor Puppetmaster. The mean old faculty at UNC didn't like the fact that he had too many strings on his original gift to study the glories of white old rich men. So instead of supporting intellectual integrity and furthering the highest ideals of public education, the Puppetmaster takes his money and punts!

Just what the world needs right now. Another $2.3 million designed to fund a bunch of testosterone-filled jocks who beat the shit out of each other every fall weekend. What a freakin' joke. Daddy's not even cold in his grave and the Puppetmaster is showing his true colors: small-minded, petty, and irrelevant.

I wonder what the Puppets at the Pope Center for Liar Higher Education have to say about this turn of events?

Comments

Wait a minute now...

let's not beat up on football just because of Art frickin' Pope. I happen to be a big football fan, and given UNC's record lately I would say they are sorely lacking in the old testosterone department. Based on what they say above, there isn't much left to go anywhere BUT to the football program. So, when they say most of which will go to the football program where else did they spread the pennies?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Art! Boy do I have a deal for you in professional sports!

So, when they say most of which will go to the football program where else did they spread the pennies?*RP

Downtown Durham. Art is spending like crazy to convert
Durham into a Republican paradise for the future.

In football terms, What this means that he is giving walking
around money to recruit 2 large offensive lineman and two
swift linebackers to promote western civilzation in Durham

Heh?

Got a link?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I don't need Pope to beat up on football

I'm pretty much disgusted with all big-time sports, but college football is the worst.

See . . . not all libruls agree on everything.

:)