Fowler Says Fans Won’t Run Out Of Water Tomorrow (Forecast: 78 degrees)

What a prediction!! Good old Lee Fowler and NC State. Reactive. Never proactive. Is it so much to ask that they get something right the first time?

N.C. State athletics director Lee Fowler said Thursday that there should not be a shortage of bottled water for Saturday’s football game against Louisville.

Spectators at last week’s game against Clemson, a 42-20 loss for the Wolfpack, complained that the concession stands ran out of water amid 90-degree heat and high humidity. Some of those fans left the stadium early.

“There was about a 10-minute period when the water supply was a problem, and we apologize to our fans for that. I certainly understand their frustration, and I think we have the problem corrected,” Fowler said. “It was a terribly hot day, and I think our suppliers did their best to respond. But it’s something that we want to do our best to make sure doesn’t happen again.”

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35 Responses to Fowler Says Fans Won’t Run Out Of Water Tomorrow (Forecast: 78 degrees)

  1. PAPacker 09/28/2007 at 10:56 AM #

    Sorry for the tangent, but here’s a nice piece on State’s recruiting.

  2. DRW 09/28/2007 at 11:16 AM #

    The thing is, they never should have run out of water in the first place.

    What kind of idiot only has 25,000 bottles of water on hand for a stadium that seats 60,000?

    I’ll tell ya what kind, one that bears a striking resemblance to Jed Clampett, and likes to be called ‘Coach’.

  3. whitefang 09/28/2007 at 11:19 AM #

    Another tangent but the Daily Tarheel West, otherwise know as the Charlotte Observer, has a good FB recruit bit although virtually the same as the N&O story.

  4. Packaholic1 09/28/2007 at 11:32 AM #

    Patience, patience; water doesn’t grow on trees…

    2002-2005 our recruiting classes were ranked 38, 9, 20 and 23 nationally.
    Don’t know what they were in 2001.

    22nd is an uptick over the last two years, so the trend is looking good.

  5. noah 09/28/2007 at 11:37 AM #

    In 2006 and 2007, the classes were ranked in the 50s. Furthermore, if you look at one of the recent Wolfpackers, you’ll see that the ’04 and ’05 classes were decimated by attrition.

    There are maybe five guys left form the 2003 class. They are redshirt seniors. That’s guys like Kalani Heppe and Ernest Jones. The guys from the 2004 and 2005 class, the ones who should be providing leadership, however, are mostly gone.

    Guys like Kyle Newell and Quinton Brown, the guys who gave that class it’s luster, are not in the program.

  6. highstick 09/28/2007 at 11:38 AM #

    Whitefang, Chip Alexander wrote both articles. I sure hope Glennon is “the answer” though and there’s and offensive line in front of him.

  7. RedTerror29 09/28/2007 at 12:08 PM #

    We went from a top 10 class, to two top 25 classes, to a couple top 50 classes. The bottom really fell out of recruiting and we’ll feel it over the next few years.

  8. tcthdi-tgsf-twhwtnc 09/28/2007 at 12:21 PM #

    Of course, this only applies to the fans that can break through the FTA security check points.

  9. noah 09/28/2007 at 1:19 PM #

    (Sarcasm! Sarcasm! Whoop! Whoop! The following post has been heavily spiced with irony, sarcasm, irony and derision!! Whoop! Whoop!)

    RedTerror – That was the high water mark of the Gator Bowl and the low-water mark of Doc’s departure for Florida.

    Of course, in the fairy-tale legends of NC State sports, Doc leaving was so wonderful that the players threw a party and EVERYTHING was going to be wonderful once he left.

    Just like the departure of Mike Barry was the best thing ever. Barry was the root of ALL the problems with the OL. Nevermind that he managed to find employment at Southern Cal and Tennessee and was widely-regarded as one of the best teachers at the position in the country. Nevermind that since leaving NC State, he’s managed to be gainfully-employed in the NFL (because as we all know, NFL coaches just plain suck…what with all the competition and all. Want to be an NFL coach? Just apply. They’ll give you a six-figure salary and a pension that would make the UA chairman blush. ANYONE can get hired and stay hired in the NFL, I tell ya!). Once Barry left, ALLLLLL of our OL problems left with him! Once we promoted the ASSISTANT strength and conditioning coach with ZERO coaching experience, we’ve solved everything!

    That’s why our OL is so wonderful today!

  10. BoKnowsNCS71 09/28/2007 at 1:30 PM #

    SFN — I think the Office Barbrady picture is appropos here. “Move along people. there will be plenty of water for everyone. Move along. We have the situation in hand”

    I for one would like to hear what the man has to say about turning our gates into Berlin Checkpoints from the Cold War and branding our students like residents of Buchenwald.

    Security is fine to a point. But when they only let 3 to 4 people per minute per gate into a stadium that holds 58k+ people — well maybe they ought to start letting them tailgate inside.

  11. BJD95 09/28/2007 at 1:59 PM #

    Lee Fowler – solving yesterday’s problems, tomorrow.

  12. EverettBeez 09/28/2007 at 2:18 PM #

    lmao BJD95, that was funny.
    BoKnows, you’ve said a bunch of stuff that’s been making me laugh to in the last couple days. Well done.

  13. LRM 09/28/2007 at 2:42 PM #

    FYI, if you carry a pocket knife in, make sure it’s in your back pocket when you go through. They’ll won’t let you in if it’s in your front pocket; you’ll have to step back and put it in your back pocket before they’ll let you in.

    They’re nothing if not thorough.

  14. BoKnowsNCS71 09/28/2007 at 3:09 PM #

    You could be wearing a bandolero across your chest of Jim Beam mini bottles and they’d just want to check out your pockets. Trained eyes……

  15. packbackr04 09/28/2007 at 3:11 PM #

    hope that doesnt blow any margins but it is interesting that Penn State is suing a freagin higschool flag football team back into the stone age over intellectual property infringment yet, our fearless leaders have yet to resolve the thieves of Toughie over at Nevada????

    how is Lee planning on hydrating all the fans this weekend? a bukkake party in his press box?

  16. BoKnowsNCS71 09/28/2007 at 3:18 PM #

    For the life of me, I don’t know why I Googled Lee Fowler and got this home page.

    I know it’s not THE Lee Fowler but there was such irony in the opening page quote:

    “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams”

    (P.S. If you have ever read or seen “Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe” you might possibly agree that CF has now become the
    Arena at the End of the Universe.”) :0

  17. Redblogger 09/28/2007 at 3:18 PM #


    Louisville boots troubled Williams
    Cardinals linebacker dismissed after marijuana arrest

  18. noah 09/28/2007 at 4:01 PM #

    Regarding pocket knives, there was a multiple generations of men who grew up constantly armed with small blades. My grandfather constantly carried a small lock-blade that he kept sharp enough to cut stone (so it seemed when I was a wee lad). In college, I usually kept a harpy (shaped like an eagle’s talon) tucked away in my backpack.

    They weren’t weapons, they were utilitarian.

    That’s one of those things that changed after 9/11 that I look forward to changing back.

  19. LRM 09/28/2007 at 4:16 PM #

    I feel incomplete without my pocket knife. Which is why the Raleigh, Atlanta, and Biloxi airports could open a store with the ones they’ve taken from me.

  20. noah 09/28/2007 at 4:34 PM #

    Yep, I was amazed when I saw the Gale Force folks confiscate a guy’s keychain that had a pocket knife on it. Judging by the blade’s intenisty and length, it looked like it was best used as a butter spreader.

  21. pakfanistan 09/28/2007 at 4:53 PM #

    noah, that will never be changed back. We live in a world where you have to provide ID and a signature to buy a decongestant.

  22. noah 09/28/2007 at 5:12 PM #

    I’m not suggesting anyone take any particular action. I want to be clear about that. But I always thought it would be wonderful theater if someone burst into the press-room of C-F (or any stadium) with a butter knife to the throat of another actor and demand that the stadium be flown to Cuba.

    I imagine that’s a play that I will only see in my head.

  23. BoKnowsNCS71 09/28/2007 at 6:25 PM #

    lol Noah lothf lol

  24. tractor57 09/28/2007 at 7:04 PM #

    Noah the would have really been funny last year when CTC was giving another one of his “I’m the man” spiels.

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