With Russell being a two-time All ACC performer, and still the only QB in ACC history to be named First-Team All ACC as a Freshman, I suppose Coach O’Brien’s position may seem somewhat harsh — if not altogether confusing — on the surface, but what reasonable alternative did O’Brien have when faced with the prospect of his returning field general missing all of Spring and Fall practice due to baseball commitmentsdecisions?
Having a talent the caliber of Mike Glennon — one arguably more suited to N.C. State’s plans on offense this season — waiting in the wings certainly made O’Brien’s decision more tenable, but Wilson’s decision to play a full season of minor league baseball this year is clearly the driving force behind The Russell Wilson Question — and possibly in more expansive ways than previously thought.
This undertaking, while in a similar vein, isn’t necessarily intended as a definitive ranking of select college basketball programs from ‘00/’01 – ‘09/’10. We basically just thought it would be interesting to see how college basketball programs would stack up when plotting out each’s NCAA Tournament performance over the course of a decade.
More than anything, we wanted this to be fun. If nothing else, you might learn a thing or two about NCAA Tournament history from 2000 through 2010 – at least quantitatively — so make the jump to see how the NCAA Tournament of the 2000′s plays out…
Yes, Mike Leach made his in-game analyst debut during CBS’ Saturday evening coverage of the N.C. State-Central Florida game down in Orlando. A resident of Key West – what true pirate enthusiast could feel at home on the mainland, after all? – Leach didn’t have too far to go to get his commentating career off the mark. How far he may have gone to relax his nerves is another question entirely, however.
Just one game in, Leach already has a bit of a greatest hits compilation (many thanks to NCStateFootball). Whether it was the Under Armor button up – with tie – or his riveting imagery regarding a bizarro world in which baby seals become the clubbers (somehow, Leach’s fantastic baby seal metaphor didn’t make it into this video – will try to track it down), I must say, Mike Leach - in-game college football color analyst – may be the best conception of Mike Leach to date.
But wait, there’s more!: CBS is covering N.C. State’s game against the East Carolina Pirates on October 16th, and guess who’s slated for color commentary duties. Seriously, if that doesn’t restore your faith in something – anything – then you might as well go ahead and end it all now. Yeah, I’m giving 3:1 odds that Leach shows up for the game in Greenville in full pirate garb. Any takers?
For the past ten years, one man has has reigned over NC State athletics. This man, at times, has been both myth and legend. One thing he has not been is effective. This man is @Lee_Folwer. Today, Folwer steps down from his post and moves on to the next step in his life. Not before sitting down with us in the Frumpzilla offices(read: the internet).
You’ve all enjoyed his quips and thoughts on Twitter, however we are both excited and saddened to bring you his final interview ever. It wasn’t cheap (who needs profit anyways?), but at least we are now familiar with the ins-and-outs of wiring money to the Cayman Islands. After the Frump is the entire transcript of @Lee_Folwer’s last interview.
As fate would have it, Frumpzilla has come across some rather interesting photos of Lee Fowler, NC State’s much maligned athletic director, in his off season activities…which, based on the success (or lack thereof) of his tenure, may or may not be year round.
Oh, and dear, dear Frumpsters, we have several more for you after the jump…
If the ship's going down, Lee Fowler is ready. If only State fans could get their hands around his neck...
Own it, Lee...f*cking own it with that power stance! Live it, live it!
No question that this season has shown mass improvement from the previous two in terms of intensity, hustle and pride exhibited by the Pack, however that has seldom resulted in the full 40 minutes needed to beat a quality opponent….until last night. The Pack was focused and aggressive from start to finish. NC STATE played as if they believed they were the better team and it showed. [...]
So, in case you haven’t noticed, some of us are a wee bit pumped up for the rivalry game tomorrow between State and carolina. I am no different. The douches are favored and “should” win this game, but that doesn’t faze me. I have a good feeling about the game. You know who else has a good feeling about the game?? Unborn baby fetuses! (or is it feti?) Below is a picture I found here. It shows an unborn child already supporting the school it will undoubtedly follow through good and bad(mostly bad…sorry little guy/gal, it’s an uphill battle). I take this as a good sign, GO WOLFPACK!!
More youtubage of The Pack after the jump!
(authors’s note: Yes, I understand photoshop exists and that the date is 8/29/08…but I choose to believe it’s real and ignore the date and still view it as a sign!)
(2nd author’s note: Yes, I meant to leave carolina uncapitalized.)
EA Sports’ NCAA Football 2009 rankings. I guess I should clarify this a bit. You see, there are a lot of things that I think need to be changed about college football, and one of the first things I’d do as dictator is abolish all preseason polls; or at least their obvious, arguably inappropriate influence on the only rankings that really matter in the end: The final BCS standings.
Ask yourself if LSU could still make the 2007 BCS Championship Game, after two losses over their last 6 regular season games, if they’d started the season ranked 8th or 13th, for example, as opposed to 2nd. The big two preseason polls, as well as all the other media polls out there, pollute the college football landscape by gifting certain anointed teams an advantage based on what is essentially, somewhat arbitrary, conjecture. I mean, let’s face it, these things come out well before any team has even sniffed a competitive playing field. What legitimate basis do the voters have to rank any team at that point?
Make the jump for more on this topic and NCAA Football 2009′s Top 25 courtesy ofOperation Sports, who apparently received a beta copy of the game (lucky).
I played HORSE with my dad when I was a kid. It was fun. We were usually done in 30 minutes tops. Something tells me that sufficiently similar father-son bonding experiences are completely foreign to Dell and Stephen Curry.