A Call to Arms


If you didn’t believe it early last week, then surely you did late Thursday night. And if you didn’t believe it then…well, certainly your eyes were opened by Karl Hess on Saturday afternoon, or by the league office later that night. Now, there can be no going back.

NC State is no longer a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Neither is Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Maryland, etc. NC State just happened to be put on notice first. Lucky us. It’s a four member league now, and has been for some time – Duke, North Carolina, ESPN, and John Swofford’s ego. No more room at the inn. It doesn’t matter that this is the house that Everett Case built. If you’re not wearing blue, you are no longer welcome.

Each NC State student, alumnus, and fan has a responsibility. Under no circumstances can you let this go, let this blatant disrespect stand. If you do, you’ve announced to the Swofford cabal that you will absolutely swallow absolutely anything…then smack your lips and ask for another helping. This goes far beyond sports – the cabal has pissed all over your alma mater, your diploma, and the diploma of your fathers, mothers, siblings, and the future diplomas of your children. If you’re headed to the RBC Tuesday night…be creative. And angry. Really, really angry. Make sure the chancellor hears you. That the athletic director hears you. That the Board of Trustees hears you.

Don’t expect to hear happy words. Expect, nay, demand action. Watch for signs that things are building to a crescendo behind the scenes. And don’t throw in the towel, no matter what. To live on your knees is not living at all. Fight for the legacy of Everett Case and James T. Valvano. Fight for your honor and dignity. Fight for the student athletes past, present, and future who have given and will give blood, sweat, and tears to wear the red and white (and sometimes black). If you don’t fight for them…why would you expect them to fight for you?

About BJD95

1995 NC State graduate, sufferer of Les and MOC during my entire student tenure. An equal-opportunity objective critic and analyst of Wolfpack sports.

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169 Responses to A Call to Arms

  1. ryebread 02/19/2012 at 12:35 PM #

    BJD is correct. The season for all intents and purpose ended on Thursday night at Duke. We had to get one of these three, and Duke was actually our best chance. After having Duke down 20 and watch the refs take it away and seeing the BS yesterday, what makes anyone think we’re not going to be playing 8-5 against UNC?

    Honestly, I’m not sure we could beat UNC if we play 5-5. They are our worst match up as their strength (length) negates our strength (banging it inside and getting rebounds). We just don’t have the depth or guard play to beat them.

    F@(#)$* the ACC officials. I’ve said it for years, but yesterday’s events with Corch and Googs are for me a tipping point. For the first time ever, I’d actually be for a move to the SEC.

  2. BJD95 02/19/2012 at 12:35 PM #

    I am heartened that the message resonates with former athletes. We are lucky to have Cowdog to carry SFN’s message to that particular armada.

    And thanks, Tampa. I still do (and always will) consider Thursday’s game to be a Wolfpack win. Stolen every bit as clearly as the Missouri-Colorado “fifth down” game.

  3. LRM 02/19/2012 at 12:42 PM #

    I simply can’t understand how any State fan has anything beyond a modicum of loyalty to this league anymore. That official response was a giant “F You!”

  4. Wufpacker 02/19/2012 at 12:43 PM #

    If BJD is now a prophet, then it’s clear what SFN must do…

    Vegas Trip

  5. LRM 02/19/2012 at 12:48 PM #

    Stolen every bit as clearly as the Missouri-Colorado “fifth down” game.

    Ah, yes. Bill McCartney admitted immediately after the game knowing it was fifth down but added that he wouldn’t forfeit the win because of the “lousy playing surface” at Farout Field. Classy.

  6. Baylisascaris 02/19/2012 at 12:51 PM #

    What else can we do to get our point across? I feel sick to my stomach after the events of Thursday and yesterday. I grew up watching a great product in the ACC where each team had an equal shake. Those days are long gone. It pains me in many ways but we need to explore our options with the SEC.

  7. BJD95 02/19/2012 at 12:56 PM #

    That was my first true awakening to how sheep-like the national sports media is. Colorado won the AP national title with 1 loss and 1 tie – not counting what was by any logical standard a loss to mizzou. I think every AP voter treated that travesty as a garden variety win for the Buffs.

    Thankfully, the coaches poll went for undefeated (with one tie) Georgia Tech.

  8. wolfpacker 02/19/2012 at 1:04 PM #


  9. Rick 02/19/2012 at 1:15 PM #


    Should be played at every TO of every game in the RBC

  10. BJD95 02/19/2012 at 1:18 PM #

    Clean chants for Tuesday:

    “Googs!” “Fire!” (Instead of Wolf! Pack! Or Red! White!)

    (Clap, clap, clap, clap) “Down with Swofford!”

    Sieg Hess! Or Heil Hess!

  11. Rick 02/19/2012 at 1:19 PM #

    Sucks cheer


  12. Rick 02/19/2012 at 1:20 PM #

    It would not surprise me in the least if the ACC has Hess reffing the game Tuesday as another middle finger to NCSU.

  13. BJD95 02/19/2012 at 1:28 PM #

    Another thought this morning – all the populous states in the southeast (SC, GA, FL) are “split” markets with multiple conference representation. It’s really a waste for the NC and VA markets to have all their eggs in one crappy basket (ie, the ACC). NC and VA are the most logical expansion markets for the SEC.

  14. Wilson F. 02/19/2012 at 1:32 PM #

    Bullshit like this is why the Gameclucks and Rick Barnes blazed a trail out of the ACC. The ACC’s new name should be the BLUES conference with two divisions called Light Blue and Dark Blue!

  15. quacko 02/19/2012 at 1:35 PM #

    Joe Giglio @jpgiglio Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    N.C. State has made preliminary plans to honor its 1988-89 team before Tuesday’s game against UNC
    Retweeted by Luke DeCock

    anyone heard about this yet?

  16. Manu Ginobili 02/19/2012 at 1:37 PM #

    ^ BJD, I live in Virginia and it doesn’t seem very likely that they would split UVA and VT into two conferences again. Does anybody know how the process of changing conferences in NC is? Does it require the approval of the legislature/governor or just the Chancellor and Board of Trustees?

  17. Pack Mentality 02/19/2012 at 1:42 PM #

    I have been so mad about the Duke game that I haven’t been able to post in the forums. Then this happened with Hess.

    I have been outspoken against changing conferences the whole time it has been mentioned. The Duke game changed my mind. If we stay in the ACC basketball is taken away from us as a sport that we can compete in. I do not want to be a part of the ACC at all any more.

    I called Swofford and left a voicemail demanding Hess’s immediate termination and a public apology. I let him know that the ACC wouldn’t be where it is today and he wouldn’t have his prestigious position if it weren’t for these 2 legends that were publicly embarassed for no reason. I do not believe for a second that my voicemail to Swofford will even be heard, but I felt like I had to do something for my own peace of mind.

  18. 4PackinMB 02/19/2012 at 1:43 PM #

    This is thrown out for a twist in this discussion…..why must we be the ones to initiate a move to the SEC without first trying to salvage the conference we were instrumental in creating? Do you not think that Wake, Clemson, Virginia and Maryland feel the same as we do about the leadership of the conference? Then throw in the additions, GT, FSU, VT, BC…..between the other nine schools and us, we have to power to oust this regime….someone hired Johnny, someone can relieve Johnny. If that could happen, then with the additions of Syracuse and Pitt, the national attention doesn’t drop off, only strengthens….and collectively, we have circumvented the WWL, UNC-CHeats and Duke, with each n their respective places. We fight the fight on our turf first.

  19. jhmd2000 02/19/2012 at 1:44 PM #

    You have to give it to the ACC. They knew that if they had someone goon two ACC legends, it would totally take the focus off of how much they had to cheat to aid that Dook comeback the other night.

    Skeptical eyes have jumped an entirely different trail. Well played, sirs, well played.

  20. Manu Ginobili 02/19/2012 at 1:44 PM #

    Back to the topic, I see the first picture and it disgust me to know that NC taxpayers are paying the salary of two overweight, redneck, uneducated POS that are supposed to be working in a sporting event to protect the public, not the interests of another SOB dressed in a ridiculous black and white shirt.

    I apologize if there are any RPD officers who post here, but here goes a big fuck you to those two assholes with a badge and anyone who authorized what they did.

  21. Manu Ginobili 02/19/2012 at 1:45 PM #

    Back to the topic, I see the first picture and it disgusts me to know that NC taxpayers are paying the salary of two overweight, redneck, uneducated POS that are supposed to be working in a sporting event to protect the public, not the interests of another SOB dressed in a ridiculous black and white shirt.

    I apologize if there are any RPD officers who post here, but here goes a big f#@k you to those two as$h#les with a badge and anyone who authorized what they did.

  22. NCSportsMan 02/19/2012 at 1:48 PM #

    That song always gets me hype to fight back.

  23. NCSportsMan 02/19/2012 at 1:50 PM #
  24. GAWolf 02/19/2012 at 1:53 PM #

    Oh if it were up to me, those two officers would no longer be invited back. They should have cleared that with an NCState official first. No doubt.

  25. packfanatic 02/19/2012 at 1:56 PM #

    ACC Mission Statement
    The Atlantic Coast Conference, through its member institutions, seeks to maximize the educational and athletic opportunities of its student-athletes, while enriching their quality of life. It strives to do so by affording individuals equitable opportunity to pursue academic excellence and compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics competition in a broad spectrum of sports and championships. The Conference will provide leadership in attaining these goals, by promoting diversity and mutual trust among its member institutions, in a spirit of fairness for all. It strongly adheres to the principles of integrity and sportsmanship, and supports the total development of the student-athlete and each member institution’s athletics staff, with the intent of producing enlightened leadership for tomorrow.

    equitable opportunity
    provide leadership
    mutual trust among its member institutions
    in a spirit of fairness to all
    principles of integrity and sportsmanship

    …. how serious is this mission statement and its relationship to ALL member institutions?

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