I give Pack Pride a lot of grief sometimes for the lack of originality, creativity, and significant dearth of opinion and analysis.
Even though today’s piece from Matt Lail is quite tame, it is still nice to have something a little unique to read and doesn’t focus on a 14 year old potential water boy prospect for Yadkin County.
Anyone who is an NC State fan should know to expect things like this. It’s right there in the NC State Fan’s Manual – General State Statue 3.07.87: “State Fan(s) shall show restraint and rein in positive feelings following a Wolfpack victory, no matter how historic the implications. Such actions may irritate the Creator and result in short-lived gratification.”
In other words, don’t get too excited after a big win. It’s the Pack, after all; a humbling defeat is probably right around the corner.
Lail goes on to rank the ACC Football teams as follows:
2. Virginia Tech
3. Florida State
4. Georgia Tech
6. Boston College
9. North Carolina
10. NC State
11. Wake Forest
I want you to think about something — In ranking NC State #10 in the ACC, Lail actually WAS GENEROUS to the Pack!!! Think about how bad that is. We are in LAST PLACE of the Atlantic Division and LOST to Wake Forest…yet Lail does his best to slide the Wolfpack in AHEAD of the Deacons that beat us.
The point here is NOT that Lail being a homer (we ALL are Wolfpack homers…we just don’t all have to be nice in order to keep Pack Pride’s press passes). The point here is to point out how BAD our program really is! Can it get much worse than having to “stretch” to say that we are 10th out 12 ahead of the Wake and Duke?