I don’t always watch basketball…

I wish I knew who to credit for this… but it spread NC State circles like wildfire today. Whoever did it, well done!

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42 Responses to I don’t always watch basketball…

  1. DividedWeFall 02/01/2011 at 5:33 PM #


  2. StateFans 02/01/2011 at 5:33 PM #

    Absolutely hilarious. Thanks for posting this.

  3. otisthetowndrunk 02/01/2011 at 6:17 PM #

    I have been able to watch more NBA games this year than my teenage years. I wonder if there is a correlation? Go Knicks.

  4. Wolf74 02/01/2011 at 7:04 PM #

    This would be humorous if I wasn’t thinking about the players. They are young men and do not deserve to be embarassed with things like this. My son plays D1 baseball and a couple of years ago went through something similar with the coach. He was a terrific person, cared about the players, and they liked him but he wasn’t much of a coach. The players were playing as hard as they could but weren’t on the same page. The pitching was out of sink and the pitch calling was horrible – the Assistant Head Coach called every pitch. People complained about the team but by just replacing just two people (the Head Coach and Assistant Head Coach) the team doubled it’s wins the next season.

    I can see many of the same issues with this team. They are not being put in a position to win and, as much as I like Sidney Lowe, that is the coaches fault.

    Save your anger over the record and pull for the team until the end. Then let DY know your position. Remember Foul-up put us in this situation. Those players will one day be alums of NCSU and I hope they have great memories of the days they spent there – just as I do.

  5. bradleyb123 02/01/2011 at 7:18 PM #

    As funny as this may be, or cute, or witty, or whatever adjective(s) one wants to apply to it, I think it makes us State fans look bad for glorifying it.

    I’m not sure this picture deserved a blog of it’s own. Not on a State FANS website. Even if it accurately describes every non-State basketball fan in the country. Why don’t we let our rivals post this sort of garbage? Don’t we get enough of this junk from the outside? Does it really need to come from within, as well?

  6. tuckerdorm1983 02/01/2011 at 7:22 PM #

    here here!!

  7. fullmoon1 02/01/2011 at 7:42 PM #

    One has to take it with a grain of salt- at least as fans we still have a sense of humor about it.

  8. ncsumi 02/01/2011 at 8:03 PM #

    Go ahead and giggle now you little Carowhiners. At least we kick your ass in football.

  9. oceanman 02/01/2011 at 8:23 PM #

    The worst thing is that these kids came to State with high hopes and ran head long into a culture of mediocrity. They were winners in high school and expected to be so at State. The culture has surely let them down.

  10. Lunatic Fringe 02/01/2011 at 8:28 PM #

    Here is how I watch NC State play basketball…


    (Hopefully link works)

  11. wufpup76 02/01/2011 at 8:36 PM #

    I agree to an extent about not embarassing our own players, but this is light humor.

    You just have to laugh at yourself SOMEtimes (certainly not all the time).

    Everybody involved with NC State simply has to toughen up … there’s no escaping that. It’s part of the culture change and the inertia everyone has to overcome.

    Something like this should provide motivation, not derision … that is if you have ANY pride at all. All we’ve proven is that we can go to our little hidey-holes and sulk and cry.

  12. bTHEredterror 02/01/2011 at 8:54 PM #

    I think it works better like this…..

    I don’t always watch Wolfpack basketball, but when I do, I prefer Tequila.”

  13. swamppack 02/01/2011 at 9:06 PM #

    Post it on the wall in the locker room tommorrow night for motivation.

  14. packalum44 02/01/2011 at 9:43 PM #

    The player’s problem isn’t motivation, it is coaching. This is just condescending and would do no good.

  15. DC_wolf 02/01/2011 at 9:56 PM #

    Ha. Ha. Real funny -not. I’d rather see the Jimmy V speech to the General Assembly again or his speech @ the ESPYs posted rather than this $#!+. Never give up.

  16. VaWolf82 02/01/2011 at 10:08 PM #

    Culture of mediocrity? Get off the cliches and let them breathe.

    State’s record is a reflection of the coaches and the players. Shift the blame around any way you want…but at the next game, all of the problems can be found in one place.

  17. tobaccordshow 02/01/2011 at 10:15 PM #

    Some folks have apparently lost their sense of humor. Take it easy. SFN isn’t naming names and criticizing players, but as a whole, who hasn’t felt what “the most interesting man in the world” is feeling above?

    I did. I watched 5 minutes of the UNC game. Flip. I have better things to do in my life.

  18. wufpup76 02/01/2011 at 10:16 PM #

    ^So there’s a great culture in place at NC State with regards to athletics?

    Agree about the coaches and players. But it’s one thing when everybody outside thinks you can’t win. It’s another when your own people don’t believe you can win.

    There’s no shifting of blame. You either believe you can win and go out and do it or you don’t.

  19. VaWolf82 02/01/2011 at 11:33 PM #

    What did “culture” shoot from the field? Move away from the cliches and place the responsibility for State’s problem where it belongs…on the players and the coaches.

  20. Master 02/02/2011 at 12:27 AM #

    That poster is a piece of crap and anyone who thinks it’s funny is not a State fan.

  21. wufpup76 02/02/2011 at 12:46 AM #

    “Move away from the cliches and place the responsibility for State’s problem where it belongs…on the players and the coaches.”

    ^So Lee Fowler and his incompetent leadership have nothing to do with where we are today? It all starts at the top.

    I’m not disagreeing with you per se, just saying there are many factors to failure or success.

    Anywho, the poster did make me chuckle.

  22. PackerInRussia 02/02/2011 at 2:37 AM #

    The picture made me think. It made me laugh. It made me cry. Pretty full day, no?
    I haven’t given up, but I haven’t forgotten to enjoy life either.

  23. wolfpack15 02/02/2011 at 3:01 AM #

    If your a STATE FAN that poster should have pissed you off! Especially if you give money to the Wolfpack Club every year, which i would say most of us do. I don’t really think giving money and getting these results are a joke!

  24. Wufpacker 02/02/2011 at 3:35 AM #

    Of course Lee Fowler’s incompetent leadership has a lot to do with where we are today. And the “culture of mediocrity” is a result of his incompetency, including hiring coaches that can’t get the job done. Not vice versa.

    The cause and effect of your argument needs to be reversed. Bad leadership/decisions -> Bad results -> Bad culture.

    THIS season’s results are a result of previous bad leadership/decisions and are further contributing TO the “culture of mediocrity”, not vice versa.

    They lose because they aren’t coached well. They don’t lose because last year’s team wasn’t coached well or the “culture of mediocrity” that it reinforced.

  25. Wulfpack 02/02/2011 at 7:21 AM #

    Simply hilarious!

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