This week’s BlogPoll Roundtable questions are provided by Braves & Birds, and they want to know how you, the customer, feel about your program.
1. How would you rate your program’s service to you in the first two weeks of the season?
Well, when I arrived at the restaurant, what I saw in the front and what people said about the pace as I entered led to a certain level of expectations. My first impressions were disappointing; the first waitress was not very friendly, and I was given my drink in a greasy plastic glass. However, the waitress became much friendlier and solved my problems, and I was quite impressed by the appetizer that they served. The service may have started on the wrong foot, but it is vastly improving. I still have to wait until at least the main course before passing final judgement.
2. How happy are you with your program’s overall scheme? We are in a period in which the spread has become a total obsession in the media. If you’re a fan of a spread team, are you happy with the way your program has implemented it? If you’re a fan of a non-spread team, do you wish that your program would convert to this Xenu of offenses?
Under ideal circumstances, I’d like to see Carolina throw a little A-11 into the playbook. Sadly, the A-11 is illegal in North Carolina, so I won’t get my wish.
The spread option would be great…if we had the right personnel. But the spread option requires a mobile quarterback, and the most mobile QB on our roster is…(shudders)…Cam Sexton. So unless QUANTAVIUS THE MAGNIFICENT switches back to QB, we’re probably better off with T.J. Yates running John Shoop’s offense.
3. Rate your stadium’s cleanliness and menu options.
As far as stadiums go, Kenan is pretty clean. Overall I tend not to notice some of the stadium’s warts; then again, between the beauty if its surroundings and the actual game, one tends not to notice the litter of emptied snuck-in Jim Beam mini bottles, the usual “misfires” in the men’s room, and the occasional aftermath of someone who couldn’t hold their liquor.
The menu options are about what you would expect for a college stadium in North Carolina. Nothing special, but I don’t mind; some bottled water and a couple of barbecue sandwiches are usually enough to keep me happy. The price they charge for glorified tap water, however, is ridiculous. If you have extra pockets, I strongly recommend using them for water bottles. You’ll run out faster than you think, especially in September.
4. As an incentive to provide your valued feedback, you will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes! What one prize would you like for your program?
I would love my program to win an all-expenses paid trip to Tampa on December 6th to participate in the ACC Championship Game. Such a prize would make me absolutely ecstatic.
5. Since we’re all about choices, take one of the following two options for entertainment’s sake:
a. What’s your most memorable experience involving a comment card?
b. If your program were a casual dining chain, which one would it be? Yes, this is a tricky question because the defining characteristic of a casual dining chain is its sameness. No one said this Roundtable would be easy. Bonus points if you can make a compelling case that your program is Chotchkie’s or Flingers.
Chotchkie’s might work. like the us of flare, there’s a lot of fuss around here about the use of Carolina Blue (that is to say, navy = sacrilege for most fans). But form there, the comparison wouldn’t hold up.
As a program, UNC is Trader Vic’s. It never was very big, but it had a great following, and was traditionally solid before hitting a rough patch. Now under new management, the program is making its way back in vogue.