Let’s Get Happy

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53 Responses to Let’s Get Happy

  1. primacyone 01/17/2008 at 9:14 AM #

    We are in year two of a basketball coach who has at least a 3 year free pass. We are in year 1.5 of a football coach who has at least a 3 year free pass. Both have showed grand potential. We could still be in the MISERY of what we had 3 years ago. What’s not to be happy about?

    Just use all the negative energy to pull for some major dissapointment over at blue hell and enjoy the heck out of it when it happens. Because there is no way in heck UNC should not win the National Championship this year, but no way in heck they will! Happy! Happy! Go Pack!

  2. wufpup76 01/17/2008 at 9:18 AM #

    awesome 🙂

    now let’s go guys – beat miami!

  3. zwolf 01/17/2008 at 9:31 AM #

    Where are these available for purchase? I don’t know anybody who doesn’t need one.

  4. Noah 01/17/2008 at 9:31 AM #

    Every passing second…we approach the point we draw closer to the moment where:

    — Lee Fowler is no longer our athletic director;
    — Sidney Lowe is no longer our coach.

    In the meantime, we get to live in a fantasy world where the sky is green! Kegs are 12 feet tall! And I can fly…

  5. burnbarn 01/17/2008 at 9:47 AM #

    I feel much better now after viewing that.

    During the OSU-LSU National Championship game (TM), at halftime, the tOSU band played the fight song of all of the military acadamies. When they played Army’s, it sounded better than anytime i have ever heard our band play it.

  6. burnbarn 01/17/2008 at 10:03 AM #

    GREAT info over on ACC now about a talent index for ACC teams from Telep.

  7. tractor57 01/17/2008 at 10:33 AM #

    I agree completely with you on Fowler (he has had more than enough time to demonstrate his value or lack of value) however I think it is premature to even remotely consider a coaching change. Besides the issue of allowing Fowler to handle another coaching search there is NO WAY we can really know if Lowe is capable of handing the job with so little tenure.
    I’m as disappointed with the team’s performance so far this year as you are but I do think it is premature to consider a coaching change.

  8. erggggg 01/17/2008 at 10:59 AM #

    i need one of those to freak out my cat.

  9. beowolf 01/17/2008 at 11:13 AM #

    Noah, I’m several months overdue in saying this, but I retract my admission about being wrong and you being right with respect about the football team. Turns out they won enough games to reach my lower plateau after all.

    A season’s worth of embarrassing losses sure did look inevitable at the time, however.

  10. partialqualifier 01/17/2008 at 11:20 AM #

    I couldnt help but laugh when I played the video! Loved it! Thanks for the smile!

    By the way…burnbarn…easy on the band!

    Only 225 more days until football season!!! Whooo!

  11. Trip 01/17/2008 at 11:45 AM #

    I wanted to yell out “GO STATE” but then realized there wasn’t 10,000 people in my house and I’d sound silly out of no where.

  12. Noah 01/17/2008 at 11:59 AM #

    “Turns out they won enough games to reach my lower plateau after all.

    A season’s worth of embarrassing losses sure did look inevitable at the time, however.”

    Very true.

  13. nycfan 01/17/2008 at 12:01 PM #

    I actually expected a Mr. Bill moment at the end …

  14. Redblogger 01/17/2008 at 12:04 PM #

    Does Noah wake up every morning and say “Damn another day”?

  15. Girlfriend in a Coma 01/17/2008 at 12:49 PM #

    I thought for sure a car was going to run it over at the end. Conditioning.

  16. primacyone 01/17/2008 at 1:19 PM #

    Jan 17th, 2008 at 12:04 pm
    Does Noah wake up every morning and say “Damn another day”?

    15 Girlfriend in a Coma
    Jan 17th, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    I thought for sure a car was going to run it over at the end. Conditioning.

    Good Stuff!LOL

  17. bTHEredterror 01/17/2008 at 2:51 PM #

    Noah = World’s most cynical genius

  18. Classof89 01/17/2008 at 3:28 PM #

    I kept waiting for the big semi to come by and crush the wolf during that clip, which would sort of encapsulate our ACC basketball season so far.

    I am so tired of our being so uncompetitive in our conference in every sport from top to bottom, with only a few exceptions. I’ve asked before and I ask again…when was the last time we won an ACC championship in a sport in which at least 75% of the league’s members participate (which rules out wrestling-6 teams)? If nine ACC teams compete in softball, it’s that one, in 2006, or the last time cross country won (the program that is the exception that proves the rule). If not, I honestly can’t remember (and, indeed, can count on one hand the number of top three finishes the last 10 years)…

  19. beowolf 01/17/2008 at 3:31 PM #

    While we’re thinking of things that will make us smile, and apropos of 89’s post:

  20. highstick 01/17/2008 at 4:18 PM #

    After 20 days of rain, Noah said to God: I told you it was going to leak!

  21. redfred2 01/17/2008 at 4:37 PM #

    Girlfriend in a Coma

    I thought something like a twelve foot steel I-beam was going to come crashing down.

    Oh noooooooo!!!

  22. benniebolton 01/17/2008 at 4:51 PM #

    sign up that wolf, he moves better that Costner, hell if he can bring the ball up the court there’s our point guard

  23. redfred2 01/17/2008 at 4:57 PM #

    When it involves the past…

    noah is the all knowing fountain of facts.

    But when it involves the present or future…

    noah is, uh, er, well, pretty much, negative norris.

  24. redfred2 01/17/2008 at 5:07 PM #

    I thought that at least the little wolf would hit a small pebble or something, and then fall over grasping it’s ankle.

    How about some imagination and a touch of realism?


  25. highstick 01/17/2008 at 6:42 PM #

    I appreciate Noah’s dry analysis, but he’s right a lot of the times, not all, but a lot of the times. But the term “nattering nabob of negativism” crept back into my vocabulary from the 1960’s.

    I absolutely detest the game that’s played on the court today. It’s not the same game of the 50’s-most of the 80’s. Somewhere in the 90’s, the rules were thrown out the window to accomodate the “athletic type”, i.e. those who could run, jump, shoot, and dunk. The heck with the rules, you only had to do the above 4 things and it didn’t matter if you traveled, palmed/carryied the ball, handchecked, and multitude of other sins.

    A week or so ago, I was talking to a friend of mine(Tarhole even!). We are both ancient(over 60), he played freshman baseball under Walter Rabb, and I gave up my catcher’s mitt for a slide rule at State. I asked him his thoughts on Roger Clemens and the steroid issue. While we both agree that he shouldn’t be crucified by a bunch of ESPN idiots, he also asked me “does it really matter”? Meaning, does anyone care if these guys are using steroids and HGH? Maybe he’s got a point, is it only the performance that matters anymore? Is the purity of the game lost? I disagreed with him cause I guess I want to see the game played the way it was supposed to be played, not modified to fit a bunch of “mal-contents” who have to be pampered,….well, you get the idea.

    My question is, have we “boxed ourselves into a corner” where the Top 50-100 athletes who fit the mold of run, jump, shoot, w/o regards to the rules of the game dictate the success of a college basketball program. Throw that in with the comments by others, which I don’t disagree with, that the Elite coaches such as the Smith’s/Williams, K’s, Knight’s, Calamari’s, and so on, get to wield so much power over the referees that they don’t call the game “within the written rules”.

    Just my biased thoughts and would appreciate any comments. I’m not suggesting any steroid use at the college level, just the way the “politics” have developed. My major concern is we’re dealing with a lot of spoiled brats who have never be held really accountable as long as they can win on a sports field. Then when they have to handle a little of adversity, they run, sulk, and hide. Maybe shouldn’t be blasting our coaches, we just need more shrinks to handle the players.

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