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11/25/2016 at 6:43 AM #110922
I spent all day yesterday, and part of the day before, cooking. Then my extended family invaded the house, ate all my food, and left the house a comp
[See the full post at: Let the Hate Flow – U*NC Open Thread]11/25/2016 at 7:11 AM #110923NCSU88Participant
“Fedora’s squad shut down one of the best offenses in all of FCS. The Tar Heels offense didn’t have its “A” game, but it didn’t have to against the Bulldogs.” USA Today brags on *NC for its work against the Citadel. Really?11/25/2016 at 7:22 AM #110924mak4dpakParticipant
Hopefully we start out on the right track, and put them away early. If so, you can expect most of the holes fans to head to the exits. like they always do when they are getting beat at home. And we can enjoy a sea of red.11/25/2016 at 8:17 AM #110929AdventurooParticipant
There was a headline about today’s game being the “Drama Queen” game in NC. Probably so. CD and others will comment about the “mindset” of going to the Pines to play. I think what is overshadowing, again to me, the game is the DRAMA.
> Coach Doeren, and I liked and still do – from the start, did not exactly deliver the Charley Young Rah Rah speech this week.
> The LSU job “appears” to have gone to Tom Herman. Trace Armstrong, his agent, will get some BIG $$’s
> Jimbo, without donning a mask, has held up the FSI piggy bank. Jimmy Sexton (of BD Fame) will get some big $$’s
> Coaching Carousel has started to spin a little faster. Fat Cat Donors planes are being rerouted in mid air.
> Fedora’s entry or “seat” in the Carousel will depend a LOT on the outcome of the Pines Brawl.
NOW, one DOES wonder….how much, in our free flowing and also unbiased and accurate Internet stories, the IMPACT on the players. I should be at my ancient age of 71, be mature enough NOT to let emotions get into my head and focus on the “task at hand”. It don’t work that way. I wonder about the mindset of BOTH teams.
In the RED, which is where our loyalties lie, ARE they mentally prepared? Did the coaches have FULL concentration or were they busy spiffing up their houses for the market? Has the “TEAM” been caught up in the hype of the week or were they able to mindlessly play video games and listen to their tunes and shove it all out? They PROBABLY have some inkling that a GOOD (Stellar would be an understatement) performance today and a W MIGHT save Coach Doeren. There are so many “I know a guy who details the car of the Mega Fat Cat NCSU Donor…..” reports that I really don’t know WHAT to expect….and actually, I should not.
From a pragmatic standpoint, AD Yow had an easy task in “Voting TOB off the island”. Really a no brainer. Sidney Lowe was probably a lot harder. She said that publicly as well as privately (comments in her emails). Sid’s deep roots to NCSU were obviously a factor….but in the end, the W&L record….despite the great incoming recruiting classes…did him in.
Now, she faces a tougher task…. Does she cast out her own specially chosen coach or give him another year to “shape up”. Some have contacts in high places….some have contacts that are ex-players and attend FB practices… some have sources that don’t deal in rumor and have stated that even with a W, the season is far below the “expectation” or goal that was set (and agreed to by not only AD Yow but Dr. Woodson as well). Don’t know.
The SAME comments could be made about the UNC players. If they beat their rivals….and obviously they want it to be BAD and Embarrassing, then they IMPROVE the resume of Coach Fedora and he will stand a better of chance of leaving. Patrick Strong will get some big BUCKS….and actually Double Down as he is also Gene Chizik’s Agent…and GC would be the top dog for the UNC job…or at least that is what all the impeccable board monkey bloggers are saying. MOST UNC folks think that Fedora will be wearing a DIFFERENT hat next spring at practice….not of the Light Blue variety.
As my old HS FB coach (same lecture….he was NOT a Valvano type of motivator) said….”The first play is the key…if we’re on offense, our line had better knock the @#$#%% out of (fill in the blank) line. We will have a LOT of fun then and they will be shell shocked. THEN, when we are on defense….same thing. BUT, the defensive tone will have already been set by the first play….go out there and kick their @#$# @#$@#$ #$%#$% A$$’s.” That worked in the 60’s, but we were not the coddled quasi snowflake and enlightened and overly hyped player of today wearing $500 Designer headphones.
I agree with Mak, we have to focus on the FIRST play, regardless of which side of the ball we are on. If we come out HOT…we will stay hot. If not, then we are gonna be like David (of biblical fame) against Goliath….except Homeland Security confiscated our sling and pebble due to security concerns…
I really make NO prediction….The Vegas sites have us a 10 point underdog….but folks have lost $$’s before by following the odd’s..
Will be in my RED game outfit….and watching….11/25/2016 at 9:21 AM #110930choppack1Participant
I think we should be able to tell what the players think about our situation.
Can they imagine playing football for another guy? Will they fight to end for DD? I know these guys will fight for each other, but those critical first possessions.11/25/2016 at 10:05 AM #110931
This one’s gonna be sad, fellers. Watch your corn holes.11/25/2016 at 10:52 AM #110932Heelh8rParticipant
OH NO not mack Brown, horrors! I am going to have to either break my hard and fast rule or watch the whole game on mute. It ought to be against the law11/25/2016 at 10:53 AM #110933gso packbackerParticipant
Could be a good one, but I have managed my expectations. Like Chop, the team will tell us what we need to know (perhaps not what we WANT to know). I am watching this somewhere that serves alcohol though.11/25/2016 at 11:57 AM #110935
My gut tells me that DD will be back regardless. Too much money and no chance of getting a real known quantity as coach my11/25/2016 at 12:04 PM #110936
Mute button engaged. Beyond the level of usual ESPN homerism bullshit. I about had a stroke, even before kickoff.11/25/2016 at 12:06 PM #110937
Wow. Lot’s of aluminum visible. Guess the heel fans are out shopping today.11/25/2016 at 12:08 PM #110938
I should just play this on constant loop throughout:11/25/2016 at 12:09 PM #110939
Well it’s not their rival11/25/2016 at 12:09 PM #110940
I also hate argyle.11/25/2016 at 12:11 PM #110941
and we aren’t picking up their attendance slack for a change11/25/2016 at 12:12 PM #110942
Now that’s what I’m talking about.
Slit wrists at least delayed.11/25/2016 at 12:13 PM #110943
FUUUUUUUU YEAH!!!!11/25/2016 at 12:16 PM #110944
One forgets how easy it is to trick the really, really stupid.11/25/2016 at 12:20 PM #110945
It’s still WAAY early obviously, but if this apathetic bast4rd pulls out all the stops and somehow beats the Cheaters in Chapel Hill to make a bowl and eliminate them from playing in the Championship game I’m fine with him back next year.
But it’s still waaaay early.11/25/2016 at 12:21 PM #110946
This is way too good!! Keep it up!!11/25/2016 at 12:22 PM #110947TexpackParticipant
30 minutes between TD and kick off?11/25/2016 at 12:22 PM #110948
I am not ok with him back, but I don’t think it matters either way so FUCK YEAH let’s fuck up the Holes season while we’re at it and qualify for the Buddy Cole Buttplug Bowl in Toronto, too!11/25/2016 at 12:23 PM #110949TexpackParticipant
14-011/25/2016 at 12:23 PM #110950
Technical difficulties. ESPN wtf???11/25/2016 at 12:23 PM #110951tractor57Participant
Funny how the “technical difficulties” happened just after the Pack scored.
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