SFN on TZ, Part Two now updated

Originally published on May 7, 2010
A truncated version of our interview on “The Sports Drive” with Taylor Zarzour aired today at 11:20. (Link to ESPNTriangle) We very much appreciate Taylor’s kind comments of the quality of the segment.

The conversation was approximately 20 minutes and was edited to approximately 11 minutes.

We have split the conversation into two parts. You can listen to part one of the entire conversation below.


Topics discussed:

  • Current traffic and positioning of the site
  • How the change with Lee Fowler compares to the changes with Chuck Amato & Herb Sendek?
  • How the remarks of Zarzour’s first show were received by NC State fans?

Part Two
Below is part two of the conversation between Taylor & Jeff.

Including conversations regarding:

  • The Athletics Director Search
  • Bobby Purcell’s candidacy
  • Giving Lee Fowler credit for things the Wolfpack Club has executed.

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11 Responses to SFN on TZ, Part Two now updated

  1. GAWolf 05/07/2010 at 1:28 PM #

    Nice Work, JB.

  2. wufpup76 05/07/2010 at 2:47 PM #

    It’s a good interview. If you have the time and get a chance to listen I would definitely recommend it.

    JB brought up good points about being honest and objective, which are the main traits that draw me to this site. Of course, being objective gets confused a lot with “hating” or “worshiping” depending on which way the wind is blowing.

    It’s funny, I imagine if State ever went to another Final Four or made a BcS game I bet this site might be labeled as a bunch of “homers who never say anything bad about their own program.”

    Perception is easily warped …

    Honesty and objectivity are wonderful things.

  3. WV Wolf 05/07/2010 at 3:07 PM #

    Good job JB34, looking forward to hearing part deux.

  4. PeeDub 05/10/2010 at 5:15 PM #

    Is part 2 a secret?

  5. Sweet jumper 05/14/2010 at 1:14 PM #

    JB34–That was an excellent interview. You and Taylor had a reasonable, thoughtful conversation about the state of N. C. State athletics, and I hope fans of all schools in the triangle were listening. Many UNX and Dook fans think of us as the redneck lunatic fringe that has unrealistic expectations. That could not be further from the truth and that interview is a great snapshot of who Statefansnation is and what we believe. I think that you are an excellent spokesman for most of us that are regular viewers and posters on this site, and I thank you for all that you and the other authors do.

  6. old13 05/14/2010 at 1:42 PM #

    ^ Couldn’t have said it better!

  7. Plz2BStateFan 05/14/2010 at 2:07 PM #

    ^^ agreed.

    How practical is it to actually define Fowlers performance and role in the facilities that he points to as his defining accomplishments. This interview suggests that even though he pushed for the facilities, they were largely if not entirely funded by the WPC, The funding was generated by the WPC and not the athletic department, and that the building/scope of the projects were bungled by Fowler and had to be taken over by the WPC.

    I think this is the first time I have heard of these things. Any background on those statements would be phenomenal.

  8. tractor57 05/14/2010 at 2:23 PM #

    I didn’t listen via the web (outside the Triangle) for previously stated issues and yes they are mine alone.
    I did listen to the parts posted here. A good and reasonable discussion. Kudos to Jeff and to Taylor.

  9. GAWolf 05/14/2010 at 5:17 PM #

    I think it’s refreshing to hear a guy with TZ’s position in the media actually giving a damn about what the facts are surrounding a situation. He’s clearly capable of deriving from the facts his own learned opinion. As far as the mainstream media goes, he’s without a doubt the rare exception. That’s often a more difficult job and takes way more effort. It’s certainly more time consuming than just regurgitating the information and sometimes misinformation that flows around other circuits.

    So far I’ve been pretty impressed with the guy listening to his show, and I say that about most all of his commentary and not just because he chose to somewhat align himself with some of the folks of this communities’ opinions on Fowler.

  10. WolftownVA81 05/16/2010 at 9:40 AM #

    Does anyone know if a transcript of the interview can be seen anywhere? Thanks.

  11. StateFans 05/16/2010 at 10:58 AM #

    No. We won’t have it transcribed.

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