As habitues of SFN are well aware, our writers (including your obedient servant) get occasional rhubarbs from those decrying the site’s alleged “negativity” – cliched shorthand for, “writing things about NC State that fail to display blind optimism worthy of MAD’s Alfred E. Neuman.” Our “negativity,” these posters claim, causes harm to NC State.
Well, I’d argue that taken to extremes, certain head-in-the-sand types cause far more harm to NC State than anything scribbled by SFN’s electronic pens. This is particularly the case when the person in question’s a blithering idiot – such as, if his letter to editor in today’s N&O is any indication, this guy:
Ousting coaches reeks of ‘bottom line’
UNC and NCSU administrators’ actions by firing coaches John Bunting and Chuck Amato is a clipping violation on the 50-yard line, in clear public view.
The N.C. State personnel act was kicked out of the game. The gridiron became the board room with the bottom line — money.
Such action is odiferous protocol. The coaches have higher moral and ethic principle than those that dismissed them from servicing the youth that play the game.
Emmett Bailey Jr.
I’ve cringed for years at the screeds submitted to the newspapers by some of our more bumpkineque supporters, but this incohent and risible letter takes first prize for Gumpism. Letters such as Mr. Bailey’s do far more damage to NC State’s reputation than someone on this site pointing out little issues such as Sendek’s record against Carolina or Amato’s media gaffes.
Please, Mr. Bailey, don’t write the newspapers any more. With friends like you (assuming you are a friend, and not a Tar Hole fan displaying that breed’s frequent level of literary eloquence), NC State doesn’t need enemies.