Hmmm, Maybe The Power-That-Be Do Listen To Blogs

On May 14th of this year, over at my old site, Red and White From State, I made an entry that suggested something I thought that would look really neat at a home game:

Something Cool That NC State Should Do At Home Games


Most of us have all see the flipcards that make graphic elements in the stands of a stadium: each seat in a given section has a card placed on it, and on a signal, everyone holds it up.

This is one that the NC State students in the end zone seats could do, if someone in Wolfpack Sports Marketing ever put it together. Click on the picture to see it full-size. To make your own flip cards, go to 1,024 Cheerleaders.

When fans in the center sections of the east-side grandstands walked in the game tonight, we found placards attached to our seats that we were to hold up on cue between the first and second quarters.  We did, and the results were utterly spectacular.  For those of us holding the cards, there were cutouts and we could see what it looked like on the Jumbotron, and of course everyone else could see it with their own eyes.  This was a job well done by the marketing and Athletic Department folks.

Special thanks to Mark H for taking the time to send us these shots.  We really appreciate it and will also add it to the Statefans Gallery later on today.  If you took a shot at the game you would like to share, be sure to e-mail it to us at statefans at gmail dot com.  Thanks!


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20 Responses to Hmmm, Maybe The Power-That-Be Do Listen To Blogs

  1. packpowerfan 10/16/2008 at 11:46 PM #

    I agree, I saw it on TV and my jaw dropped. We can’t even chant something in a coordinated manner, so this was spectacular. Wish it would have wowed some life into our defense in that 2nd half.

  2. MrPlywood 10/17/2008 at 12:59 AM #

    That was pretty cool.

  3. hoop 10/17/2008 at 6:21 AM #

    Pics are on the way! They’re from my iPhone so the quality won’t be as good as a regular camera.

  4. the big takeover 10/17/2008 at 7:21 AM #

    One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in my 27 years @ Carter Finley.

  5. BoKnowsNCS71 10/17/2008 at 7:30 AM #

    That was fun. The spot where you can see some holes in the image in the upper right was due to folks drinking who did not participate and made paper airplanes out of their flash cards. I know because I was there holding up my card like a good wolfpacker. It was cool.

  6. EverettBeez 10/17/2008 at 7:50 AM #

    Well done Marketing and Fans! It was very cool, and the WolfPack shot made the start of SportsCenter after the Game.

  7. #44 17 24 10/17/2008 at 8:29 AM #

    It was really awesome. I couldn’t believe how clear it looked. Props to the person with the idea, it was about time. The fireworks from the fair were neat to look at too, with great timing at halftime, which came right at 9. I hope the FSU fans were impressed, and will tell there friends how cool all this was. now if we had only won the game…

  8. RegularExpression 10/17/2008 at 9:27 AM #

    When I saw it on TV I thought maybe the Chinese government had gotten their hands on the feed and edited it to look better. It was that good.

    I remember card shows were very popular back in the 70’s and I’ve always wondered why they aren’t done anymore. Maybe we will start a trend with this. NC State, start a trend? What’s the world coming to!?!?!

  9. Dr. BadgerPack 10/17/2008 at 10:56 AM #

    I saw that in HD (went out for the game, of course) and it looked freaking awesome.

    I was surrounded by a slew of FSU fans (female, thank heavens– made it tolerable). They were dead silent in the first half. Talked trash when they got the lead. Dead silence when we got back up, trash talking again when they got the lead.

    Frontrunners… I had to ask how it felt not to cover the spread on National TV against the crappiest team in the conference. 😉

  10. Rick 10/17/2008 at 11:11 AM #

    It was awesome on TV.

  11. Girlfriend in a Coma 10/17/2008 at 1:47 PM #

    It was great. An original idea executed well.

    I am puzzled as to why the PA guy kept calling it a “stunt.” That made it sound like someone was going to jump over something on a motorcycle.

  12. Trip 10/17/2008 at 2:15 PM #

    I was part of the black marking on the “K”. It was pretty outstanding… although at first we were all wondering wtf it might say when we held up all the cards.

  13. BoKnowsNCS71 10/17/2008 at 2:23 PM #

    We sure didn’t outdo the Chinese opening ceremony but it was something different and innovative that got the fans involved.

  14. buttPACKer 10/17/2008 at 3:03 PM #

    bloody well done!!

  15. SomeDay 10/17/2008 at 7:55 PM #

    I just glad it wasn’t an advertisement for Obama. I kept expecting to see to see Change commercials on the jumbotron.

    Seriously though – awesome, fun, impressive.

  16. Greywolf 10/17/2008 at 9:24 PM #

    I don’t like the WOLF-PACK cheer and hardly ever participate.
    I’m a
    Rip ’em up!
    Tear ‘m up!
    kind of guy but I couldn’t help joining in the WOLF-PACK cheer that broke out spontaneously in our section right after the WOLF-PACK card thing ended.
    Very cool. My 71 yo ass felt like a student again.

  17. Scooter 10/18/2008 at 9:42 AM #

    Having seen it from the West stands, it was really cool. This might mark the first time that the Fowler-led athletic department has successfully involved the fans for an mid-game event. I’d rather see that every game than some stupid mid-game sing-along.

  18. PackerInRussia 10/19/2008 at 6:23 AM #

    Very cool on TV. I was surprised and impressed.

  19. StateFans 10/19/2008 at 7:14 PM #

    Noticed this link at 850TheBuzz:

    I was on the side of the cards and don’t remember any problems. It would eem pretty obvious that many people just started their cards early.

    Thanks to the folks who took the time to set the record straight in the comments section like BoKnows.

    I was at the game and part of the routine. I don’t recall the glitches that Joe describes. Everyone followed the announcer and it came out right. We saw no glitch. Maybe a few people jumped the gun before following the announcer;s cue but the whole thing worked like a charm

  20. Primewolf 10/19/2008 at 9:21 PM #

    Well done. NC State do something semi-original and different. WOW,Make it a regular.

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