Alternate title: Minimalistic Game Thread to Honor thy Glorious Fatherland and Boost Proletariat Mojo.
Wolfpack Football(4-0) has put the salad portion of its schedule behind it and this week will attempt to begin feasting on the meat.
This week’s meat: Cardinal, rare…hold the hookers.
(and mopeds too, to be fair).
12:30pm on the Big Five. WatchESPN/ESPN3, or other ACCN Affiliates for those outside the area.
And if we haven’t already said so….Thanks ACCN. No seriously, those 12:30 starts don’t screw up anything.
Despite being 4-0 and looking (mostly) good doing it, the Pack is unproven as they jump into the conference portion of the season. Plus, there’s the unknown team mental aspects having to do with this week’s moped-mageddon.
If the Pack comes out and performs well today, that will tell us a lot about the trajectory of this program as a whole, I think.
Louisville comes into Raleigh sporting just a 1-3 record, but they’re likely better than their record might indicate. Two of their losses were by a mere field goal, one of which was to Clemson (20-17); and they fell AT Auburn by only a touchdown in their opener.
Frankly, despite the records and home field advantage for the Pack, I look at today’s game as a Pick ‘Em. Nonetheless, Vegas has the Pack as a 3.5 pt fav (down from a -5 open, fwiw).
Thursday Football Notebook (GoPack.com)
Wolfpack Opens ACC Play Against Louisville (GoPack.com)
— #LOUvsNCSU (@PackFootball) September 29, 2015
A day for football if ever there was one. Stadium looks pretty good in the dank grey environs, no?
So, the Wolfpack will try to begin to prove itself as legit beginning today. Should be fun.
What is genuine is proved in the fire, what is false we shall not miss in our ranks. The opponents must grant us that youth has never before flocked to our colours in such numbers, … in the end, one will be found among us who will prove that the sword of enthusiasm is just as good as the sword of genius.
I know we did a PAC12 thing last week, but somehow I missed this one. C’mon USC….wider angle next time…
Welp, that’s all I got. And the good common peoples shall demand no more.
A situation having almost nothing to do with my inability to sit at the desktop any longer due to a fouled up back/shoulder from playing golf in the cold rain yesterday.