There is no fixing this league. There is no gaining respect when your level of play warrants it. It’s broken beyond repair. Somebody will take us. I don’t care who. I just want out of this bush league organization.
Addition by NCStatePride…
When I was at the hardware store the other day I saw a mother with her child. The child kept reaching for candy at the counter and the mother kept saying no. It went from the child asking for candy to reaching for candy to taking the candy to opening the candy. Each time the mother said, “Stop it, sweetie. Come on, stop it. I’m serious, stop it.”
NC State has been saying “stop it” for a long time. We’ve had a lot of discussion here on StateFansNation on the refs and even written article about the obvious/admitted bias of ACC officials towards certain programs. Personally, when the discussion of leaving the ACC comes up, I feel it’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. You have a bunch of (mostly) younger fans who have this crazy idea that we should abandon being a ‘basketball school’ and focus on football and construct these elaborate ideas of why playing in the SEC would work. The problem is that now I’m in a situation where I’m tired of saying “stop it” to the ACC officials and now just want to do something drastic for sh*ts and grins and to make a point.
It’s official, regardless of how good or bad I feel a move to leave the ACC would be, I am officially on-board with leaving the ACC if for no other reason than to send a message that this officiating is complete Bullshit. Would it cause a dip in our performance? I think it would. Would it screw up some of our scheduling and maybe even our bottom line? I have no clue; there are a lot of variables there. The one thing I do know is that when NC State and Duke can play at Cameron, have matched defensive efforts (sort of), and NC State out shoot Duke both behind the arc and inside of it and STILL loose because we simply can’t play defense in the second half… I’m done. I’m taking my ball and leaving.