“Coach” Fowler, Habitual No-Show

Lee Fowler must be a busy man with his fishin’ and avoidance of providing direction or oversight for any of NC State’s various underachieving coaches. He certainly couldn’t be bothered to make his scheduled appearance at the Wolfpack Club caravan in Charlotte. We hear this is becoming something of a pattern for “Coach.”

In any event, the Wolfpack Club booked very nice facilities for the caravan stop – the VanLandingham Estate, which could accomodate 200-250 people for such an occasion. However, only about 150 Wolfpackers showed up.

SFN heard from numerous locals before the event who simply refused to shell out even more money to NC State only to be told the same song and dance regarding our great facilities and Top 5 fans (so wins will magically follow). Also, don’t forget that you are not allowed to express your views in any way other than a private message to the Wolfpack Club or athletic department (which will promptly get a form response and a trip to the trash can or “Deleted Items” folder).

Bobby Purcell filled in for Fowler in Charlotte, FWIW.

State fans are already shelling out significant dollars for very little success in return. Why should they pay extra to have smoke blown up their asses and be talked to in such a paternalistic manner?

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83 Responses to “Coach” Fowler, Habitual No-Show

  1. PackisRolling 04/16/2008 at 3:57 PM #

    no surprises here. He doesn’t want people to complain on the internet yet he is afraid to meet them face to face. Seriously…what is he busy doing?

  2. packbackr04 04/16/2008 at 4:24 PM #

    maybe he was interviewing for another job

  3. packpigskinfan23 04/16/2008 at 4:28 PM #

    I know I would rather fish than get torn from limb to limb…

    Fowler is not stupid- just lazy and ignorant.

  4. redfred2 04/16/2008 at 4:48 PM #

    I know we all wonder what Lee Fowler does, basically in general, but seriously, what does he have to do that is more important than a meeting like that?

  5. redfred2 04/16/2008 at 5:43 PM #

    Did anyone else click on the vancamplandingbeanieweaniewithham site? First thing that popped on my screen was a picture of some gray haired man kissing another younger man on the cheek. Thought that was kind of strange, not that there’s anything wrong with that or anything.

  6. Wulfpack 04/16/2008 at 7:00 PM #

    I also found it interesting when clicking on the Estate’s link, this quote at the bottom of the page:

    “Men are born to succeed, not fail.” – Henry David Thoreau

  7. cradletograve 04/16/2008 at 7:44 PM #

    Just to save you brothers the click, it does show a man kissing another man but it appears to be a father of a groom kissing his groom son on the cheek. There is a come hither look from a hottie blonde bride in one of the other pics. The place looks pretty damn fru fru to me. I would rather see WPC meetings done around a pig roasting over a fire.

    I don’t know what else to say about Lee Fowler. Has anybody from this site bought Fireleefowler.com? If someone not from this site owns it, let’s buy fireleefowler’sass.com. I will contribute if someone will run it. Please, please, please somebody do this so we can get some traction and some momentum to sending this guy out on a rail.

  8. packpigskinfan23 04/16/2008 at 7:53 PM #

    I suspect that Fowler himself bought the rights to FireLeeFowler.com

    Anyone else who would have bought it, would have used it by now.

  9. john of sparta 04/16/2008 at 8:03 PM #

    No Show Jones (George Jones ’cause he was drunk).
    SFN portrays Lee as Jed Clampett.
    i suggest a less-Geico image.
    how about the following:
    1. Sonny Bono. “I Got You” (Babe)
    but, the under 30 crowd won’t have a clue.
    2. Jeff Foxworthy. “You might be a State Fan…”
    Unlimited Potential as they say in applied physics.
    3. Hillary Clinton.
    she Got Screwed (at least once) and can Prove It.

    the road goes on forever and the party never ends.

  10. hoop 04/16/2008 at 8:10 PM #

    Seriously, is this just evidence that he and some the insiders know he is on the way out, and so he’s not spending time with functions like this (i.e. a 2.5 hour drive to Charlotte)? Just wonderin…

  11. turfpack 04/16/2008 at 8:12 PM #

    Lee Lee Lee-Can’t show up to meet wolfpack club members.
    -Can’t provide guidence to our athletic teams
    -Can’t conduct a coaching search succsessfully.
    -Can’t keep State out of the bottom of the ACC in sports.

    -can take money and spend it without caring if we win.
    -can take a award from the Admin.that means nothing.
    -can take trip ,play golf,do nothing as State goes into
    the shitter of the ACC.
    -can have his on show to prove how good he is.

    What do you expect from Lee- the award winning A.D.has to
    relax after a hard week’s work-it’s tough being #12 in ACC

  12. Lunatic Fringe 04/16/2008 at 8:55 PM #

    Complacency – self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual deficiencies

  13. MrPlywood 04/16/2008 at 9:12 PM #

    FYI – someone does own the fireleefowler.com URL. I’d rather not be the one that posts the guy’s name and info, but you can look it up easy enough on http://www.whois.net. Just type in the URL and viola, instant details. I’d be curious to see if anyone here knows the guy.

    fireleefowler.org is available :)

  14. ruffles31 04/16/2008 at 9:39 PM #

    firefowler.com is avialable!!!!!

    I am struggling with whether or go or not to go when the WPC event is in Raleigh. I wonder what it would be like. As one very unhappy WPC member, I wonder if any tough questions would be asked and if so, what the answer would be.

  15. turfpack 04/16/2008 at 9:50 PM #

    LEE- Search for Resume 101.com- me thinks you be needing it pretty soon
    From my favorite football movie WATERBOY = YOU’RE FIRED!! AND NO MORE= OH NO WE SUCK AGAIN!!!
    I know I’m dreaming but what the hell.

  16. highstick 04/16/2008 at 9:51 PM #

    Was listening to WFNZ in Charlotte this morning and one of the guys was trying to stir up stuff about “who was the most unhappy group of sports fans” and his pick was NC State. He admitted that he was stirring things up and I didn’t listen for long, but during that time frame, not one State fan called. I’m sorta glad cause I don’t think these sports talking heads really understand how mad some of us are. It’s not funny at all! I’m ready to rip some heads off if I could get my hands on one in a dark alley! Like Mr. No Show Fowler!

  17. whitefang 04/17/2008 at 6:09 AM #

    I promptly threw my “invitation” to the caravan in my area in the trash with a chuckle of “yeah, right.”
    But football season will be here soon and even though I think we will have some struggles, I believe we will be a team that we will get behind and be proud of. And that will take any heat (God I hope there’s SOME heat!) off his sorry ass for 3 or 4 months.

  18. thekind 04/17/2008 at 6:51 AM #

    Fowler- You gotta go. Start packing…… enough is enough!

  19. Sw0rdf1sh 04/17/2008 at 6:57 AM #

    I’ve never been to a WPC Caravan, but I am very interested in attending the one that will be in Wilmington this year. I almost considered traveling to F-Ville so I could see TOB, but I’ve got something already planned.

    I don’t quite know what to expect at the Caravan, but the longer I hang around you guys, the more I get the picture. I look forward to hearing Sidney speak in Wilmington though. Also, I wouldn’t mind speaking with B. Purcell either….I would rather here him that Fowler anyway.

    In the meantime….Mr Spicer…we await your site’s unveiling.

  20. PackMan97 04/17/2008 at 7:09 AM #

    at least the guy that owns fireleefowler.com is a NC State grad.

  21. Pack92 04/17/2008 at 7:09 AM #

    You know, it’s absolutely ridiculous for the AD of a major University like NC State to duck and hide. I know Bobby Purcell is not as highly thought of by some as others but this type of crap HAS to be irking him to no end. How many questions do you think he has to get at WPC meetings before he starts telling the big donors “We’re going to have some empty seats at Carter-Finley if this keeps up”? Unfortunately we have a double-edged sword to fall on there. We either support what could be the best thing to ever happen to us in football (TOB) or not support the arguably worst AD we’ve ever had. One course of action excludes the other.
    For you guys who have spoken with Bobby or been at these meetings, does he even care? I would really be interested to hear his comments on foul-up’s actions (or lack therof).

    Maybe he has his eye on the chair that foul-up does not want to sit in?

  22. Wulfpack 04/17/2008 at 7:36 AM #

    “I would really be interested to hear his comments on foul-up’s actions (or lack therof).”

    Unless he wants to be fired, he’s best suited to keep his mouth shut. Of course he knows what is going on, but that doesn’t mean he can just start bashing his superiors. He’s just playing the game like the rest of them.

  23. Grumpy Llama 04/17/2008 at 8:01 AM #

    After some cross-checking, it seems that the guy who owns fireleefowler also owns(ed) firechuckamato. Doesn’t mean anything, just thought it was interesting.

    In other news, I may have too much time on my hands.

  24. Pack92 04/17/2008 at 8:13 AM #

    Wulfpack, who would fire him? Foul-up himself? Is that based on foul-up’s record of firing malcontents? Does the WPC even go through the AD? I really don’t know if the 2 are tied together in any official way. I would think it’s in the best interest of the WPC head to voice what the body of members is saying but it can get political.

    I do think Mr. Purcell is in a bit of tenuous position to say the least. That probably irks him even more!

  25. Rick 04/17/2008 at 8:14 AM #

    How can Fowler expect his coaches and staff to work hard when he himself does not? This is a perfect example of why we will not succeed with that halfwit at the helm. He does not expect excellence from himself so there is no way he will expect it from others.

    I think he assumes everyone wants to skate by in life.

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