#ncpol: ACC’s move confirms political nature of HB2 “backlash”

download-3HB2 was passed in March.  Here we are in September.  School is back in session. Football season has started up.  And the political campaign season is in the final stretches.  So, here come the NCAA and ACC to get their licks in on the state of North Carolina and its Republican leaders — less than two months before a big vote for governor, council of state, and the legislature. 

In support of their “collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination,” the ACC presidents agreed to cancel ALL neutral site games currently scheduled to be played in the state of Northlegalize-gay-basketball-sfgba Carolina.   For you non-sports fans, neutral sites are places like Greensboro and Charlotte that are NOT on the campus of any ACC school. 

Curious.  If canceling those neutral site games is meant to be a way to give North Carolina the SOUTH AFRICA treatment, isn’t sending your team to play on the campuses of Duke, NC State, Carolina or Wake Forest flying right in the face of all that hard-left, social justice warrior self-righteous indignation?   Why are you tolerating “bigotry” in the post-season or on neutral sites, but NOT at on-campus sites during the regular season? 

Another interesting angle — The ACC is based in North Carolina.  Four of its teams — two of its best basketball programs — are based in the state.  A significant chunk of the fan base, and event sponsors, are located in the state.  

Also, are the member schools shooting themselves in their collective feet?  My alma mater is suffering significantly from a dramatic drop-off in alumni donations. Conservative, older alumni are balking at donating to a school lurching far to the left of Obama. 

More and more, this move by the ACC looks like something done reluctantly, in a less-than-unanimous manner under extraordinary pressure from on-campus rabble.  This is rockdogsabout intimidating Pat McCrory, Dan Forest and the other Raleigh politicians who have not submitted to leftist thuggery.

I think the ACC presidents should take Kami Mueller’s advice — don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk. Go ALL THE WAY. Put all the guys and gals — and the guys who think they’re girls and the girls who think they’re guys — in the same restrooms and locker rooms and LET THE GAMES BEGIN. 

The drive bys and the radical left can keep spewing the Big Lie all they want.  HB2 keeps things AS IS. It reiterates the constitutional relationship between local and state government in North Carolina. All of this poltiical theater is about nothing more than winning an election with brute force.

ACC sports, for years, have brought people together for years that normally would not associate.  They provide a great escape from a lot of the stresses of life.  The leftist creep into every other aspect of life makes having an escape like ACC sports even more important.

Now, that an institution that, for years, brought joy to Democrats and Republicans alike is siding so openly and blatantly with the Democrats and the radical Left, the ACC’s special place in so many hearts across North Carolina is at risk. 


10 thoughts on “#ncpol: ACC’s move confirms political nature of HB2 “backlash”

  1. It is not only the restrooms and locker rooms. Why should we have separate male and female sports any longer now that there is no such thing as gender? Title IX should also be rescinded as it no longer is valid since anyone should be able to be on any team. This needs to be the push now with the NBA, MLB, Hockey, and NFL next.

  2. Email Chick Fil A and ask if they will continue to advertise / support the ACC / NCAA?

    Then email Dr. Pepper and ask the same questions.

  3. Wish we still had Jesse Helms, unlike the two empty suits we now have for Senators, he’d go after them and their tax status.

  4. The ACC and NCAA are run by presidents of the schools, …so the NC governor and legislature should fire all the presidents, chancellors, and any whining coaches from state schools. …when 4 or 5 of them lose their $500,000 per year jobs, the rest of these clowns with republican governors across the country will get in line real quick.

  5. If we had an NCGOP chairman with any gonads and who was not senile, he would be filing a complaint with the NC Board of Elections over this blatantly partisan political move.

    I had given up on professional sports due to its leftwing politics and WAS happy with my ACC. Coach K was one of my heroes. Not anymore. My radio will not be on basketball games during the NCAA tournament as it has been for years. I will not be taking my grandchildren to ACC football this season. The ACC can get stuffed.

    Coach K is not much different from Karl Marx. They are both enemies of western civilization.

    1. Well, RIchard Hudson up in DC has mentioned looking at their tax exempt status now that they are delving into political activism. This would be a great move and would fill the tax coffers as well with the billions they make on their games.

  6. Throw down the gauntlet, Pat. Ban THEM — the ACC and the NCAA — from North Carolina. Do you honestly think these POS organizations would give up all that revenue???

    1. True. It’s no secret that Carolina has avoided the death penalty for their transgressions because unc basketball is a huge cash cow for the NCAA.

  7. Why hasn’t the UNC Board of Governors gotten involved in this matter? Are they just going to sit back and let the ACC Conference idiots try to ruin our state? Two of the biggest schools in the conference are NC State and UNC-CH. The BOG needs to move quickly against the ACC demagogues.

  8. All the states that are gender neutral are mostly on the West Coast and New England. Not one ACC team in any of the states. So where will the championship games be played? Also, OK is not gender neutral so where are they moving the College World Series? Then if a transgender plays on a women’s team NCAA Rules says that team becomes a mixed team and can only play men’s teams. Are we asking the right questions of the NCAA and the ACC? This is all about NC only!

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