Caulton Tudor (N&O):
If youâ€™re a N.C. State fan or if youâ€™re a UNC fan, and if youâ€™re going to Omaha for the College World Series, bury the hatchet just this one time.
Of the eight qualifying teams, State and UNC fans face the longest journey to Omaha. But unless Iâ€™m off base on this guess, thereâ€™ll be as many or more Wolfpack and Tar Heel fans in Omaha as there will be from the other six schools — Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi State and Oregon State in addition to UCLA and LSU.
And although I realize this may be asking for the impossible, it could be important for the bitter ACC rivals to bond after Sunday.
So, let’s look at this reasonably: is Tudor asking too much?
Disregarding the fact that the so-called Carolina Way is a giant lie and The Flagship has built its “greatness” upon decades of systemic academic fraud and athletic impropriety, and ignoring the fact that it’d be shameful (shame, something no one over there knows) and immoral to align ourselves with them, you must never forget that one indelible trait shared by every true State fan is an impassioned, unwavering hatred of Carolina. There is no gray area here. One of the primary duties of every true State fan is a lifelong commitment to deconstructing the Carolina Way.
And we’re supposed to “unite” with them for the betterment of the ACC?
Well, like the great Raylan Givens says, “Me and dead owls don’t give a hoot.”