My first angry listener!
I’ve been recording a podcast called Straight From Section 104 (http://www.nineronline.com/podcasts/49erupdate) for NinerOnline here at UNC Charlotte every wednesday for the past three weeks. Usually I just mention the latest news in Niner sports, some recent rumors, and a few opinions about sports in general and life at UNC Charlotte.
The first podcast came and went with little response. A few friends gave me some feedback and support for it.
The next one got a little bit more reaction from people. Some folks on NinerNation.net mentioned it, and once again my friends gave me some feedback.
My most recent one finally ruffled somebody’s feathers. I came upon some discussion on the nineronline.com message board concerning football. You can view the discussion, or argument, here. In my podcast last week I spoke out against the football naysayers, especially one who is known as “Charlottealumni.” I basically spoke against their arguments and invited them to present their points on ninernation.net instead of hiding out on a less-traveled message board. Some people made the claim that the “University of North Carolina” in our name was the reason our graduates get hired. Idiotic statements like that get me riled up, so of course I had to rant about that as well. Basically, if an employer is hiring you because he’s under the impression that you graduated from Chapel Hill, you’re working for an idiot. Most idiots won’t be in a position to hire college graduates. We get hired because we have the credentials and a degree from an excellent university.
Well, I pissed off that Charlottealumni fellow. He posted this on the nineronline message board, not niner nation:
JFelt, I heard your immature rant on your podcast. Are they just giving podcasts out to any idiot nowadays? Maybe they’ll give me a podcast so I can talk about the things that really matter to UNC-C, not this worthless drivel you people keep spouting. I don’t see how I was able to get a job once I graduated seeing as how UNC-C doesn’t have a football team. That’s amazing.
The reason I don’t go on NinerNation.com is because I have a job, and a family, and I don’t have the time to argue with you pathetic retards. Watching you guys try to get a football team is like watching a kid with downs try to run the 400 meter hurdles. It’s inspiring to watch you struggle valiently against the tide, but I’m not a retard, so it doesn’t really matter to me.
For someone who cares so much about the university, he should have known that that stupid hyphen has not been a part of our name for quite some time now, and our graduates are taught that in their first English class. Maybe he’s not really an alumni.
And the whole part about calling us retards was just plain classless and completely ruins any chance he had at being taken seriously. I guess he’d rather be funny than actually debate the feasibility of football.
At least I have something to talk about in my next podcast!