Tudor: State, UNC should “unite” in Omaha

Caulton Tudor (N&O):

If you’re a N.C. State fan or if you’re a UNC fan, and if you’re going to Omaha for the College World Series, bury the hatchet just this one time.

Please.

Of the eight qualifying teams, State and UNC fans face the longest journey to Omaha. But unless I’m off base on this guess, there’ll be as many or more Wolfpack and Tar Heel fans in Omaha as there will be from the other six schools — Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi State and Oregon State in addition to UCLA and LSU.

And although I realize this may be asking for the impossible, it could be important for the bitter ACC rivals to bond after Sunday.

So, let’s look at this reasonably: is Tudor asking too much?

Quite simply…

Yes.

Disregarding the fact that the so-called Carolina Way is a giant lie and The Flagship has built its “greatness” upon decades of systemic academic fraud and athletic impropriety, and ignoring the fact that it’d be shameful (shame, something no one over there knows) and immoral to align ourselves with them, you must never forget that one indelible trait shared by every true State fan is an impassioned, unwavering hatred of Carolina. There is no gray area here. One of the primary duties of every true State fan is a lifelong commitment to deconstructing the Carolina Way.

And we’re supposed to “unite” with them for the betterment of the ACC?

Well, like the great Raylan Givens says, “Me and dead owls don’t give a hoot.”

#OurState, #Omaha

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69 Responses to Tudor: State, UNC should “unite” in Omaha

  1. old13 06/12/2013 at 5:34 PM #

    CT also chooses to ignore that Louisville is a semi-ACC school. Looking for the Pack to complete the CWS X-0 while you-know-who goes 0fer! Go Pack!

  2. TeufelWolf 06/12/2013 at 5:59 PM #

    I would never ‘unite’ with the holes under any circumstance. But this premise is extra ridiculous since we are playing them. I really don’t even know what he’s asking. Makes absolutely no sense.

  3. MrPlywood 06/12/2013 at 6:13 PM #

    No.

  4. tuckerdorm1983 06/12/2013 at 6:14 PM #

    I am a true ABC fan. (any body but Carolina). I always have been and always will be ABC. I remember in 3rd grade being picked on by other 3rd graders that were UNC fans. (that was in the David Thompson era). I cannot decide if I like to see the pack win or the heels lose. I will watch the Heels if they are losing and turn it off if they are winning. I hate those Bastards. If the Heels were playing the Taliban I would pull for the Taliban with Osama Bin Laden as the coach. Go to Hell Carolina its the Red and White from NC state. Unite. Is CT F******G crazy??????

  5. CaptainCraptacular 06/12/2013 at 6:33 PM #

    Come Again?

  6. elvislives 06/12/2013 at 6:41 PM #

    I am far more pro-NC State than I am anti-u*NC. No disrespect to the ABC’ers, but it is my hope that as Our State’s athletics continue to improve, State fans will be too busy cheering on the successes of the Wolfpack than to even notice if the Holes lose a game.

    That said, this article is gibberish, nonsensical drivel that is as un-compelling as it is confusing. Why not write an article that focuses on these rivals taking their feud to the national stage with an opportunity for an NCAA Championship at stake instead of a mere Conference Championship or simple in-state bragging rights? If Duke/u*NC were in the Final Four would CT be asking their fans to hold hands and simply enjoy the festivities?

    The story here is that this is the closest NC State has been to a National Championship since 1983 in a revenue sport and that should be recognized as being far more important than an opportunity to “bury the hatchet”. Unacceptable.

  7. Sweet jumper 06/12/2013 at 6:52 PM #

    My daughter has already packed her “Go To Hell Carolina” t shirt, so there will be no hatchet burying on our watch in Omaha!!

  8. Sweet jumper 06/12/2013 at 6:58 PM #

    As for me, I rooted for Russia when they played an exhibition at the hole in 1980(Go Big Red!)

  9. Wufpacker 06/12/2013 at 7:05 PM #

    I want a Nat’l Championship. They’re in the way.

    Unite? For the conference? How amusing.

  10. tuckerdorm1983 06/12/2013 at 7:41 PM #

    I am an ABC-lifer. Last year after we kicked the ball to GB I was sick for a week. The next day my dear friends that are Holes called me and said “it is about time”. If, God forbid, the unthinkable happens next Sunday I will be tarred and feathered by those merciless bastards who sport the light blue. Some will do it overtly and some will do it snidely. If we kick their asses I will say “Well we got lucky” cause that is the humble guy I am.

  11. graywolf 06/12/2013 at 8:14 PM #

    Not no but Hell No…..

    I detest not only their athletic program (cheaters) but their holier than thou academic reputation that holds water about as well as a sieve. There is a reason that NC State’s greatest strength today is its graduates and their ability to perform in a job setting….we are ranked 19th in the country in job placement for a reason and the tarheels are not even close.

  12. theTHRILL 06/12/2013 at 8:24 PM #

    N E V E R

  13. TheCOWDOG 06/12/2013 at 8:25 PM #

    Welcome all baseball bandwagonteers.
    If there was a half -head cocked ” where’d you come from?” emoticon, I’d put it up, and save myself the trouble.

    Tudor is fishin’, and if I was a fish, I ain’t bitin’, but not necessarily for the same reasons.

    I might not bite on bait that I haven’t seen cast in here through the spring, and by extension of this team, almost summer.

    I got a short list of baseball guys. I never understood why it was so short.

    I actually do understand, simply by reading posts on football, basketball; etc.

    There’s a long held mantra that Lombardi, Halas, guys like Pat Riley…on and on…

    If you want to understand basketball or football, ya gotta know baseball.

  14. Primewolf 06/12/2013 at 8:28 PM #

    What an absurd notion from ol’ Carlton.

    I think we slay the immoral bastar$s this time.

  15. DC_wolf 06/12/2013 at 9:00 PM #

    Caulton .

    Please.

    Why don’t you re-”Unite” your head with your bum-hole? (I took the bait).

    Go PACK

  16. state73 06/12/2013 at 9:10 PM #

    What the hell has CT been smoking or sniffing. Almost all State grads are lifetime ABCers. Unc-cheat is the last team in Omaha that I will pull for. GO PACK! Good one DC_wolf.

  17. 13OT 06/12/2013 at 9:34 PM #

    To hell with anyone who tells me I should root for the ACC. Not THIS ACC.

    The conference I followed and pulled for since the mid-1950s has, thanks to people like The Comish, disappeared. It’s gone. What we now have is a bunch of Big East teams I never liked and now truly hate, replacing our longtime rivals Duke, Georgia Tech and Virginia on our annual schedule.

    There’s just no way in hell that I’d pull for ANY of the expansion teams raked in by the ACC lately (since 1991), except for Virginia Tech.

    Pull for UNC, Florida State, Miami, Boston College, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame or Louisville? NO. Not against the North Koreans, the Iranians, or even an NBA team. Why should I?

    And now my friend Toot is telling us to cease hostilities for the good of the ACC? It’s not my ACC anymore, it’s SWOFFORD’S conference now. If we can’t win, may nobody else in the ACC win, ever again. Not even Wake.

    Hopefully, UNC and Louisville will go out quickly. After that, if we can’t win, I honestly couldn’t care less as to who does.

  18. john of sparta 06/12/2013 at 9:53 PM #

    on SFN, i’ll bite, too.
    this was a fakeout or makeout
    or even a hey y’all watch this thing.
    CT is dust and done. “LOOK at him”
    as my granddaughter would say.
    GoGo Pack. (yes, she made me)

  19. golf76 06/12/2013 at 10:44 PM #

    Hey CT, you ain’t from around heah are ya’?

  20. gso packbacker 06/12/2013 at 11:10 PM #

    Cowdog, enjoy your posts although I often feel as though you are channeling either Chauncey the Gardener or Alan Greenspan.

  21. rky 06/12/2013 at 11:14 PM #

    Nothing to really add to the conversation. Just wanted to say ‘Go to hell Carolina!’ There. I feel much better. Carry on.

  22. lawful 06/12/2013 at 11:38 PM #

    I don’t have a hatchet. It’s a thermonuclear devise, and I don’t think burying it would make any difference.

  23. GAWolf 06/12/2013 at 11:39 PM #

    CT, a lifelong UNC Walmarter who attended ECU but pulls for the Heels, must have gotten a good look at the police blotter and the most recently released APR’s last week. His train is derailing and he needs a bandwagon for him and his fellow Walmarters to jump on. With our upswing and their continued downswing (read: death spiral), expect much more of this.

    If we only win one game in the CWS, I hope to goodness it’s against those pompous pricks.

  24. tuckerdorm1983 06/13/2013 at 12:00 AM #

    amen

  25. JeremyH 06/13/2013 at 12:05 AM #

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to bury the hacket after the game? According to Billups and Shack, being a nice guy in-game doesn’t pay off. Or is he asking *NC* fans to back each other up in any parking lot scuffles?

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