NC State 2013 Carter-Finley Intro Video

In case you missed it, this year’s video is linked below. It isn’t quite as theatrical and full of special effects as in years past. It also doesn’t make the mistake of being way too long and therefore risk losing the crowd’s energy in the middle of its run. It’s not going to get you any recruiting commitments, but it’s good enough. It works.

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14 Responses to NC State 2013 Carter-Finley Intro Video

  1. Dogbreath 09/04/2013 at 6:35 PM #

    Can someone please show me the law that says we have to have and suffer through these stupid f***ing Intro videos every year? Can’t we just be a real program, play the fight song and cheer as the team runs out on the field?

  2. daughtry 09/04/2013 at 7:23 PM #

    I like the message. The best one I’ve ever seen is the one for Penn State football: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaaDBUKpfY0

    1) emphasis on teamwork (like the NC State video)
    2) emphasis on fans contributing to the atmosphere
    3) a moment to honor the past teams and remind everyone of the history of Penn State football
    4) most importantly, it engages the crowd at the end by starting the chant… a video that is longer but helps engage fans is better than a short one that doesn’t

  3. wilmwolf80 09/04/2013 at 7:58 PM #

    Doesn’t really matter much what the video has to say when you can’t understand it in the stadium due to the woeful sound system.

  4. PackFamily 09/04/2013 at 8:31 PM #

    I agree these videos every year are terrible. There was some good years when we parodied the other teams’ mascot. The video was for humor, and the ‘get pumped’ part was the actual entrance and music.

    Do we not have a competent production person who can come up with something good that can become a tradition? We look amateurish now.

  5. wolfonthehill 09/04/2013 at 8:34 PM #

    Honestly don’t think I ever would’ve gotten tired of “Boom”, every game, every year. It’s perfection…

  6. Wufpacker 09/04/2013 at 9:08 PM #

    While the videos don’t necessarily speak to me personally in most cases, at least as far as using them for game day/intro material, I do get the logic behind them to appeal to a younger crowd.

    They’ve already got the money of most of us older farts who could care less about such things, but the young’uns who will be filling the coffers in future years need to be appealed to.

  7. BJD95 09/04/2013 at 10:23 PM #

    I don’t like Penn State being held up as a model of anything. I prefer to pretend as if they no longer exist.

  8. daughtry 09/04/2013 at 10:57 PM #

    There are a lot of reasons to hold up Penn State as a model school. Here’s another:

    http://articles.mcall.com/2013-08-06/sports/mc-penn-state-football-urschel-math-20130806_1_john-urschel-football-player-math-textbooks

    I wish there were more student-athletes like John Urschel (and Adam Taliaferro, Matt McGloin, Michael Mauti, etc…), particularly at NC State. Like it or not, Penn State football has an amazing track record developing student-athletes into contributing members of society. I didn’t really understand it until I lived in State College for a few years.

    I wish NC State placed as much of an open emphasis on academics as Penn State athletics. But, I’m also a curmudgeon who would be excited if NC State dropped most of the colleges and refocussed on being a top flight engineering school a la Georgia Tech. And, I’d be even more excited if basketball were moved back into Reynolds. So, maybe I’m just crazy :-P

  9. jrsr 09/05/2013 at 5:37 AM #

    Great Video! As one old fart I still like it.
    I understand this is a place for open discussions but I will say that mostly negative posts on most issues gets boring.
    I for one prefer for the glass to stay half full not half empty with a crack in it.

    GO PACK!!!

  10. eas 09/05/2013 at 1:43 PM #

    I’m a glass 1/2 full guy myself and prefer to stay positive. However, to be honest these intro videos need some work. Nothing in this one seems exciting at all. We need something that either shows excitement (big hits, plays etc) OR something traditional that can give you cold chills with pride. To me the video looks like it was put together in 24hrs with no real thought.

    I personally am cool with the intro videos if they can portray a message that gives you that “feeling”. The rock idea may have been motivational in thought but the implementation of it in this video is just goofy for some reason.

    Heck just play some aggressive music with one major hit that makes the screen go blank. Then everyone in the crowd could say boom at the exact same time. Simple and effective. I’m in my mid 30′s so I am not sure where I fit in the demographics but either way it’s a boring video . At least it is short….

  11. wilmwolf80 09/05/2013 at 2:44 PM #

    Also wanted to say that it appeared to me from my vantage point at the game the the first player into the stadium brought in the sledgehammer from the video. Again, if we could actually hear and understand what was being said in the video from our seats, and make the connection to the hammer being brought on to the field, the video may be more effective than it seems on first viewing.

  12. Alpha Wolf 09/05/2013 at 4:12 PM #

    I understand this is a place for open discussions but I will say that mostly negative posts on most issues gets boring.

    I agree with you jrsr. Every year, every SINGLE year, there are threads across the NC State Internet-lands where people complain about the audiovisual presentation in the stadium.

    I understand that some don’t like it, that some would like it to be as it was in 1974, and all of that. I can guarantee you, however, that the students of today would think it boring. Times change, and traditions evolve over time.

  13. inhoc... 09/05/2013 at 10:54 PM #

    I like the intro and the message, as if something cool is coming, then the music that comes in at 30 seconds just destroys the whole thing.

  14. TeufelWolf 09/06/2013 at 10:45 AM #

    Go Pack!

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