In a stroke of rare sheer genius, NC State Athletics Director Lee Fowler has announced an original plan to increase apparel sales while raising excitement amoung the NCSU fan base. Contained in this official news release from Media Relations Director are the details to the plan.
AD Lee Fowler has declared a “Purple Out” for the October fourth game against ACC opponent Boston College. NCSU is declaring this “purple out” in an attempt to repair relations with their ESPN declared interstate rival as well as to increase sales of NCSU’s new purple jerseys. Fowler has stated “if it works at Georgia it will doubly work at NCSU”. In conjunction NCSU has announced their new “purple is the new red” line of apparel on sale now at the NCSU bookstore.
I cannot believe this is the best we can come up with. Rivals should never support each other. Would Ohio State wear Michigan blue and yellow? Would Duke wear UNC blue? Would Florida wear Georgia red? When you have a network such as ESPN declare your rivarly you should embrace that rivalry not wear purple. I suggest we send letters and emails to the athletic department to stop this travesty.