We saw this nugget from The Technician a few weeks ago, but didn’t have the time to express our thoughts at the time. In a finding which no doubt caused Bob Kennel to close his eyes and shake his head disapprovingly:
The WITH program has not received as much positive feedback as Student Government would have liked, according to Dawkins, and therefore the committee discussed having the WITH program organizers obtain more corporate sponsors, cutting back on policing, distributing water and koozies at games and trying more to encourage positive sportsmanship.
REALLY? People don’t feel their gameday experience is heightened by a smarm of tattlers in the parking lots, and frequent cornball reminders to play nice with the other kids? Hell, it’s like people think they’ve paid their money and expect to be left the hell alone to enjoy themselves (within reasonable boundaries).
As Kennel would no doubt tell you, that’s unacceptable. The only rude people in the world are at NC State tailgates. Our “negativity” by occasionally discussing objective facts and gasp – expecting to win – is totally unique, and keeping our bright lights hidden under a bushel. Despite generations of Wolfpackers who grew up tailgaiting and attending football games (and now share the same experience with their own kids), the atmosphere is completely toxic (beer! dirty words!) and every parent who doesn’t see that should be referred to Social Services. We must take whatever wild, over-reaching, baseless actions as may be hypothetically necessary to solve all of these non-problems!