I Fear Not The House Of Deacon. But Just In Case…

There are places in this world that exhude a strange and negative energy…places of my youth, where certain turns in the road or hollows always had an unsettling aura as if they echoed deeper vortexes of a dark or foreboding universe… oft in broad daylight. The poet in me is most sensitive to these, but the warrior in me is not.

Native American shamans used sage burning for the first known time in history. They used it in their shamanistic rituals and ceremonies. They also used to burn sage to heal, to remove negative energy.

The first meaningful group to arrive at any college football, gameday venue, is the training staff. They van in, replete with every tape, every extra pad, suture, mouthpiece, cleat, towel, jersey, jock, sock…it’s really quite a traveling medicine show.

These guys are students of the universe, uncaring of the X and O. They are suppliers of the existential, the stuff fans don’t get to see from seats at the stadium, or couches…Modern day shamans!

The warrior in me hopes they bring a whole lotta sage to burn Saturday.

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    TheCOWDOG
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    There are places in this world that exhude a strange and negative energy…places of my youth, where certain turns in the road or hollows always had a
    [See the full post at: I Fear Not The House Of Deacon. But Just In Case…]

    #126557

    VaWolf82
    Keymaster

    I jumped in on the point-spread thread too soon. Here’s how the various stats match-up between State and WF:

    #126559

    tractor57
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    Strikes me as two evenly matched teams based on stats. I have not looked at schedules or the like.

    #126565

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    In reality, Va’s welcomed take is dead nuts on.
    The journey this team has taken has been too fast to grasp.

    Y’all don’t give a s”it, do ya?

    Crappy Basketball in November. Are you serious?

    #126567

    rthomas44
    Participant

    It’s like not talking about the elephant in the room… I just hope State can come out with a plan and the fire to win. Go Pack!

    #126568

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Nice, Tomato Man…great surmise.

    Walking on cornflakes.

    #126569

    BassPacker
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    Forecast is 20-25 mph winds with chance of rain at game time. After seeing how we play under less than chamber of commerce type weather at BC, this game worries me more now. If at Carter, maybe conditions not as much an issue for Finley. Wake running game is way under rated, they proved that with ND. And being Senior night at Wake and them playing for a bigger bowl perhaps than us with a win, this could get ugly quick. It could come down to fg goal kicking, and we know how that will be…. And PLEASE, no wild cat !! Either way, I’ll have plenty of beer and the grill red hot by game time. GO Pack !

    #126570

    Greywolf
    Participant

    Senior day didn’t help BC and I doubt it will help WF. More likely a distraction. Likewise playing for a bigger bowl. It’s like golf. The bigger the putt, the less help that is. Focusing on the task at hand is what makes a difference.

    They gotta guard us too.

    #126571

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Not to be argumentative, but Weather Underground says high 50s, winds at 11-12mph and 40% chance of rain ~11:00

    #126572

    tractor57
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    I just checked the forecast. Rain probably after midnight but yes high wind. Same forecast as at home (a few miles to the NW). I agree the wildcat used in the amount used the last few games is probably not a good idea.

    #126573

    Fastback68
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    I think J Sam is a mudder. Feed the man.

    I’ll be in Neyland, in the rain, surrounded my LSU corn dogs, while the locals spread grumors. Isn’t Canada coaching crawdads? Vols V formation.

    I’ve been to the last 4 State/Wake games. This feels like it could be a classic. To the beer garden.

    #126575

    tractor57
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    The high wind is here but I doubt we see any rain during the game.

    #126576

    TheAliasTroll
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    Senior day didn’t help BC and I doubt it will help WF. More likely a distraction. Likewise playing for a bigger bowl. It’s like golf. The bigger the putt, the less help that is. Focusing on the task at hand is what makes a difference.

    I’d love to see some stats to back up this claim. That a team would be more at a disadvantage playing on their senior day sounds nothing short of outrageous to me.

    In fact, it really sounds like something you completely fabricated.

    #126577

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    ^ That’s what Rivers said.

    #126578

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    You’ll find days that teams don’t win on their senior day. I can also point to a few days in October of 2008 when the stock market went up. That doesn’t mean you made money in October of 2008 though.

    #126579

    Greywolf
    Participant

    I’d love to see some stats to back up this claim. That a team would be more at a disadvantage playing on their senior day sounds nothing short of outrageous to me.

    Whatever

    #126580

    rthomas44
    Participant

    A troll is just a troll.

    #126581

    MrPlywood
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    If anyone has a suggestion for online watching, please let me know… My go-to sources seem to have dried up. At least I get Wolfpack radio now…

    #126582

    TheCOWDOG
    Moderator

    Should be on ESPN Watch, Ply.

    #126583

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    I’d love to see some stats to back up this claim. That a team would be more at a disadvantage playing on their senior day sounds nothing short of outrageous to me.

    Whatever

    And so much whatever that you felt the need to post about it! Any more departure from reality gems you’d like to bestow? How about playing this game on the road is actually to our advantage? Is it akin to bowling close to your house and never being able to bowl that 300?

    #126584

    rthomas44
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    Troll can’t afford her midol.

    #126585

    TheAliasTroll
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    Line moved all the way to significant WF -3 with 60% public on NC State. Typically does not bode well.

    #126586

    gso packbacker
    Participant

    ^Why is that Troll? No, I won’t ask for data to support your belief, but just truly curious why you believe that. To me, that is just bookmakers reacting to the betting.

    Watching the game from Smith Mountain Lake. No access so an hdmi cord from laptop to tv will save the day. Yay internet!

    #126587

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    ^Why is that Troll? No, I won’t ask for data to support your belief, but just truly curious why you believe that. To me, that is just bookmakers reacting to the betting.

    It’s called reverse line movement. You can google the term to understand it’s significance.

    #126588

    TheAliasTroll
    Participant

    Let me ask ya something, gso, since I seem to have struck a nerve with you.. do you believe that a team playing on senior day is playing at a disadvantage?

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