The following was locked on the only sports forum for N.C. State fans. We are supposed to be impressed, after all. It reminds me of the mood Dmitri Shostakovich tried to evoke in the finale of his Fifth Symphony, a mood the tin-eared socialist music critics of the West completely missed, namely the dictate from […]
This is the second installment in my series exploring the myths about Wolfpack fans. Today’s myth is one that I didn’t even know existed four days ago when I inaugurated this series. It apparently had been languishing in the dark, cobweb-covered corners of reporters’ brains, just needing the right circumstance to bring it out. The […]
This is about the Wolfpack sports fan, rabidus waitilnextyearis. Despite the fact that there are countless thousands of these creatures in North Carolina alone, experts working at media sports desks still know surprisingly little about them. Wolfpack fans can be found in Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturdays, are known to frequent Bojangles restaurants, seem to prefer […]
A friend called me about 8:20 or so this evening, heaving laughter. “You — heeheehee — You’re not going to believe what Herb just said on his show.” (I suppose at this point I should mention that I don’t listen to Sendek’s show, which I consider only marginally less entertaining than his offense and only […]
I think it says something about NC State basketball when the fan forum has a thread titled “Herb Rules” — and it’s not the exclamation of some enthusiastic fan (like “Rivers rules!”), but a post by a moderator laying out actual forum rules governing posts that discuss Herb Sendek. Such as Calling Coach Sendek derogatory […]
Last night on the Wolfpack sports discussion forum, someone posted a thread entitled “Someone Please explain our offense???” Such a thread is not an unusual sight on that forum (although sometimes it’s better stated). There being demonstrable confusion on the part of my fellow fans to understand our system of offense, permit me to explain […]
The two men spoke highly of one another in their statements, which were released to the press mere minutes apart and apparently without knowledge of the other.