Q&A with Langston Wertz - Charlotte, UNCC, UNC-C

QCould the Charlotte Observer refrain from using “Charlotte” when talking about UNCC 49ers?Most people have no idea what you are taling about since there are so many Charlottes. You could use UNC-Charlotte. Its UNCC or UNC-Charlotte NOT just Charlotte. In the future please use UNCC or UNC-Charlotte 49ers to avoid any confusion and leave people hanging as to you who are talking about. We know Judy Rose messed everything up a few yrs ago with this name change that is asinine and causes confusion. This is unrelated to high school but it is related to local sports here. We have Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Sting, etc etc … its real confusing … We only have 1 UNCC or UNC-Charlotte. [B]UNCC 49ers[/B], University City 12/07/06
AI tell you what. I agree with you. I do not like calling them Charlotte, but that’s what Charlotte wants. I hear folks talk about Charlotte and think, the city? The Bobcats? City Council? What. UNCC to me is what they should stick with but it has that UNC-C thing. [B]Langston Wertz[/B] 12/08/06

We only have 1 UNCC or UNC-Charlotte.

Not anymore! With the Tar Heel medical school campus, we will have two.

does he get the tarheels the hurricanes and the panthers mixed up too? poor guy. must be hard.

Has reading comprehension become that lost of an art? When Langston talks about Charlotte getting a committment from a small forward, people are confused?

Can these people die while they’re at it? Or at least not reproduce?

People always seem to ask, ‘How would football help enrollment?’

Well we wouldn’t have dumbasses like that guy coming out of our school.

We have Charlotte [B]Checkers[/B], Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Sting, etc etc .... its real confusing ..

To be honest, when I heard that Charlotte lost to Davidson 79-51, my first reaction was that they were talking about the Charlotte Checkers hockey team, too.

And when I hear that Charlotte is getting a small foward, I wonder, “How did Martin St. Louis get himself demoted to the minors?”

Savio, where did this come from? I would love to right a response for it.

[QUOTE=49or bust;204790]
Well we wouldn’t have dumbasses like that guy coming out of our school.[/QUOTE]

I sincerely hope our alumni would know the difference if Charlotte (the Niners) was being referred to in an article. I can somewhat understand an outsider not knowing, but I could care less if they don’t like it. Take the time to figure out who he’s referring to or shut the he!! up!!

What is Dr. Phil doing writing into Langston!?!?

What is Dr. Phil doing writing into Langston!?!?

:grin:

There’s a Q&A under Langston’s section on Charlotte.com

Savio, where did this come from? I would love to right a response for it.

He’s right, though. It IS really confusing how everyone calls the team the ‘Charlotte 49ers’ now. It was so much less confusing in the good old days - when there was only 1 UNC-Charlotte 49ers or UNCC 49ers or NC-Charlotte 49ers or North Carolina-Charlotte 49ers or UNC-C 49ers or …

They should do the same thing with the Carolina Panthers. I’m baffled each time I read an article and I’m always wondering if the article is about hockey, or tar heel basketball, or the new NFL football team or whatnot. Maybe they can start calling the team “The Carolina Football Panthers” to end the confusion - sort of like how they call “The New York Football Giants” to keep people from thinking that Barry Bonds is a running back. Or maybe the NFL-Carolina Panthers or the NFLC Panthers or the Carolina-Charlotte Panthers, etc … you know … to end all the confusion.

Isn’t he the one that plays video games and then writes about them?

I graduated from UNCC and was proud of the name. I didn’t graduate from Charlotte and I’m glad, they suck this year.

I responded. Here it is:

[QUOTE] This is in response to a Q&A you did a few days back about calling UNC Charlotte simply Charlotte. Why do you not like them to call us Charlotte? Because it is confusing? Do you get confused between the Panthers, Hurricanes, Tarheels, and Game****s too? Is it really that hard to figure out which Charlotte organization is being talked about when someone says Charlotte plays in the A10 or Charlotte played Davidson on Saturday?[/QUOTE]

We have Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte Bobcats, [b]Charlotte Sting[/b], etc etc

Think the Sting are headed to Kansas City, so now this person’s brain can replace them with us.

Problem solved.

yes

Isn't he the one that plays video games and then writes about them?

[QUOTE=MKNiner;204820]Think the Sting are headed to Kansas City, so now this person’s brain can replace them with us.

Problem solved.[/QUOTE]
Really? Huh, shows how much attention I pay to the WNBA.

i hate the name uncc. it sounds like 70’s and trashy. whenever somebody asks me where i go to school i say charlotte and then they look at me and say something stupid like “so you go to high school in charlotte”. its not really that complicated.

I responded. Here it is:
This is in response to a Q&A you did a few days back about calling UNC Charlotte simply Charlotte. Why do you not like them to call us Charlotte? Because it is confusing? Do you get confused between the Panthers, Hurricanes, Tarheels, and Game****s too? Is it really that hard to figure out which Charlotte organization is being talked about when someone says Charlotte plays in the A10 or Charlotte played Davidson on Saturday?
And the response:
So you're watching ESPN and they say Charlotte just upset Houston. Which Charlotte? I would just prefer UNC-Charlotte, like it used to be. When you say Charlotte, I think the city or the Bobcats first.