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…
Now, for those not as well versed in NCSU athletics, here’s a little taste of the situation at hand:
NC State’s Cross Country championship in November of 2009 was their first ACC Title since winning the ACC Wrestling Championship in March of 2007.
Since Fowler has been at the helm (2000), NC State has not won a conference championship in any major revenue sport (their last conference title among the major revenue programs was baseball in the 1991-1992 season).
A program with some of the best football and basketball facilities in the ACC is starved for success, and the revolution has now reached the top. After students wore “Fire Fowler” t-shirts to express their disdain for the current steward of their floundering athletic department, his daughter confronted several fellow classmates regarding their actions.
Needless to say, this has turned ugly fast, as can be witnessed at forums here and here, granting us access to some hilarious photographic evidence showing the old man hard at work. Moreover, the student newspaper, The Technician, has already penned their take on Raleigh’s favorite retard (sorry, Sarah) here .
But, honestly, who can blame State fans? I would be pissed 0ff too if I had not won any championship of significance in 20 years, and pictures of my athletic director leaked that made him look closer to a cigar swindling, nap taking, karaoke loving doppelganger of Jed Clampett more than the purported leader a university of NC State’s stature deserves.
Is this the perfect storm that finally rids the Wolfpack fanbase of a persistent source of anger? We’ll see, and Frump is keeping an eye on this one.
Look for Cochese to come back strong with some more stats on Mr. Fowler, but, for now, let’s just enjoy him while he lasts…