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Pack Picked 7th
ACC Sports Football Power Poll picks the Pack 7th heading into the year. (Link Here) I recognize that it feels low on the surface; but, you can make a legitimate case for each team in front of us. Of course, I would have rated State ahead of both Miami and UNC-CH and pointed to the Wolfpack’s wins over both teams at the end of last season as my support.
7) N.C. State
Final 2008 Power Poll Ranking: 5
Middle of the pack isn’t so bad for the Pack, which, you may forget, was thin in quality and quantity when Tom O’Brien showed up in 2007. The program is still ahead of schedule.
Pictures of Interest
If you haven’t seen any pictures from Carter-Finley Stadium circulating on the internet in recent weeks then you can click on this link to Pack Pride’s Message Boards to see some of the improvements that have been made. I like the enhancements VERY MUCH. Now, if only someone would remember that the East Side of the stadium still needs upgraded restrooms and facilities to match the west side of the stadium then maybe we would all feel a little more equal while visiting the stadium.
Speaking of Meet the Pack Day:
Congratulations to Jim Ritcher, an all-time Wolfpack great and one of three NC State players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Monday Morning Video
If you haven’t seen the Awesomeness of Gamecockery yet then you need to get your week going with a laugh by clicking here.
Honestly…after watching the Awesomeness of Gamecockery, the following video becomes even more funny. (You can browse/skip through it and get the gist).
For another laugh of a different kind, you can watch two guys breakdown the game as impersonators of Captain Obvious and both pick South Carolina for reasons that don’t make an ounce of sense. To provide some balance, this website seems to have a pretty solid track-record of choosing games and is going with the Wolfpack.