A Shout Out…to 1973

….To the ’73 ACC Football Champions, to be precise.

And to our own TheCOWDOG, who happens to have been a member of that squad, and is also pictured here making an attempt at giving SFN a shout out today from CF.

Dog and Friends


You and your damned Android thumbs old man.Β  They don’t work well for photos either I see πŸ˜€

That is SUPPOSED to say “SFN” on his wrinkly old forearm…just to be clear.


I’ll leave it to the horse himself to give any ‘why’s’ and ‘wherefore’s’ as to the rest of the context here, and who his compatriots are.

We love ya ‘Dog, even if you can’t work a phone or take a picture worth a tinker’s damn.

Go Pack!

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22 Responses to A Shout Out…to 1973

  1. tjfoose1 10/12/2013 at 8:40 PM #

    He did get Lou in the background though, so points for that, even if not intentional.

  2. Wufpacker 10/12/2013 at 8:51 PM #

    LMAO ‘foose.

    I’d bet money that was accidental.

  3. TheCOWDOG 10/12/2013 at 8:53 PM #

    Whoa Nellie. A teammie took that pic. Typical lineman, with his hands grabbing something delicate.

    Bruce Shaw on the right, and Pat Connolly saying hey.

    BTW. That is a wristband to elbow. Not a pale wrinkley assed forearm.

    Have faith, peeps. Someday soon there’ll be another team as good as this one.

  4. BJD95 10/12/2013 at 8:56 PM #

    So…how many times did “Dr. Lou” say Notre Dame in his rambling statement?

  5. Wufpacker 10/12/2013 at 8:59 PM #

    LMAO ‘Dog.

    I’m just glad you and your teammies got their due. Sort of.

    And I hope I’m still alive when we have another team which comes close to the ’73 squad, top to bottom.

    Cheers to you my friend.

  6. john of sparta 10/12/2013 at 9:14 PM #

    73?…40 years.
    modern age.
    all that.
    fun anyway.

  7. ncsu1987 10/12/2013 at 9:23 PM #

    Cheers! Congratulations, and thanks for all you guys did for my alma mater.

  8. vtpackfan 10/12/2013 at 10:02 PM #

    Between the jump zone inflatables party the kids got at the PNC and the honoring of Cow’s lot it was a pretty good outing. Lou lisped very little in the vid which was a lot more surprising than our teams 4th down play calls.

  9. wufpup76 10/12/2013 at 10:42 PM #

    Congrats to Mr. Cowdog and teammates … good show.

  10. bill.onthebeach 10/12/2013 at 11:03 PM #

    Those guys look OLD !!!

  11. bill.onthebeach 10/12/2013 at 11:05 PM #

    See old Lou… and our guys for yourself…

  12. Wufpacker 10/12/2013 at 11:59 PM #

    Thanks for sharing that. πŸ™‚

  13. choppack1 10/13/2013 at 12:19 AM #

    Thank you cowdog. I watched that thinking “I woner which one of those is cowdog….wait a second, I hope he didn’t lose track of time and didn’t just say “oh snap!” (Actually, I think we all know he’d say ” jcinasidecar”

  14. NCStatePride 10/13/2013 at 12:24 AM #

    Gosh, I haven’t logged into this site for a year or so, but I had to comment on this one thread: congrats to CowDog for getting recognition and reminding many young fans that NC State has not only a history in basketball, but also a rich football history as well. Major kudos to you for your history at NC State and congratulations for your recognition as a part of NC State history.

  15. 1time 10/13/2013 at 5:42 PM #

    So that’s what an ol’ COWDOG looks like, huh?

    Good fellow. Glad you and your teammates were properly recognized by the university and fans.

  16. TheAliasTroll 10/13/2013 at 7:21 PM #

    “Gosh, I haven’t logged into this site for a year or so”

    and it’s been wonderful

    Cowdog, you look just the way I would have pictured you. That’s awesome.

  17. FunPack 10/13/2013 at 10:03 PM #

    Congrats Cowdog! Richly deserved recognition for all of you.

    And thanks for that video Bill. Good stuff.

  18. Virginia Wolf 10/14/2013 at 9:57 AM #

    Congratulations Cowdog and thanks for the memories. I was at every game that year and the next. Great team and great memories.

  19. nav 10/14/2013 at 11:43 AM #

    I want to add my Congrats Cowdog. And here’s hoping we have another conf championship to celebrate in fb before your 50th anny.

  20. PoppaJohn 10/14/2013 at 1:08 PM #

    Wow, three posting the same day that were on campus that season. Sloan and Holtz coaching that year. Owen dorm! Good times.

    If I remember right, I think All Campus Weekend featured BB King and Alice Cooper in the same show that year. (they probably didn’t appear together often – LOL) Alice Cooper hung himself at the end of the show – but it didn’t take.

  21. TheCOWDOG 10/14/2013 at 4:10 PM #

    My Email has been off the hook for two days with the guys talking about how much they / we appreciated the fans reaction to Saturday.

    Thanks from the bottom of our Wolfpack hearts to those who were there.

    But, especially to you peeps in here, with your kind words and working sense of humor….

    Thank you

    ‘Dog πŸ™‚

  22. Wolfpackjack76 10/14/2013 at 7:09 PM #

    Number 4 from those days now posting. I, also, was at every home game that year. Bits and pieces are missing however because of the celebratory beverages, haha. You could celebrate during the game because you knew ‘Dog and his boys were gonna pull it out. We’ll not talk about the time I had to wait for all cars to leave before I could find mine.

    Awesome times. Iirc, while I was at State we won conference championships in football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, swimming, tennis, riflery, track, and golf? Almost took winning for granted. Youngsters now just don’t understand.

    Anyway, thanks, ‘Dog, Don, Dave, Stan, Willie, Bruce, Bill, etc etc. Them were some golden years!

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