Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a mini-tsunami of ignorant analysis from the national and regional media. SFN has chronicled same here, here, and here (likely a few others I glossed over). As much as I subscribe to the “don’t feed the media trolls” philosophy, it’s hard to completely ignore such nonsense. It’s gotten so bad that the Duke Basketball Report and local sports radio finally stepped in to note how patently absurd this “analysis” really is.
But ignorance in the national media – particularly the national sports media – is nothing new. What may be a bit more puzzling is when the PAID editor/administrator of a site that charges Wolfpack fans actual, hard earned money cites some of the above-referenced nonsense as a “good read.” That’s exactly what Pack Pride’s James Henderson did. I’m not going to link to any of their drivel, but trust me, I’ve confirmed with multple people that this is exactly what happened. Of course, this doesn’t surprise many people who remember how tirelessly Henderson and Pack Pride have shilled for Lee Fowler and the status quo “company line” (gosh, anything involving NC State athletics is a terrible job, and rising as high as mediocre should be celebrated and rewarded). I guess it’s nice to see consistency from PP, even after Drs. Woodson and Yow have thoroughly turned that status quo mentality upside down.
Simply put, this is a good time to remind everyone of why SFN is here. We don’t want your money. We don’t want “insider access.” We only want what is best for North Carolina State University, and to see that the voices of countless everyday fans (from doctors, lawyers, and engineers to new students) can be heard above the din of idiocy. And you can count on one thing – we will always tell you the truth, whether or not it’s pleasant to hear. We can’t share all of our information (or we wouldn’t keep receiving it), but we stand by our track record. Long-time readers (even ones that have disagreed with one or more of our editorial stances) can attest to the fact that we don’t pull “analysis” out of our rear ends, and that you can figure out lots of information by reading between the lines.
We hope you will keep reading and following SFN in the weeks, months, and years ahead. We have the best readers and commenters in Wolfpack internet-dom, and we can’t stress enough how very much we appreciate that.