Sunday, November 6, 2011

Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Being an NC State football fan is not an easy task. Upon making the fateful decision to attend NC State, I joined many other lifelong fans in the back and forth dance of celebration and agony depending on if our team decides to show up or not. We've had our good times (the Champs Bowl Game last December) and our bad times (too many to name at this point. . .), but part of being a fan is never giving up on your team. You can't jump ship just because they're having a bad few games, or season. A true fan wears their red and white every Saturday despite the knowing that red and white will probably bring on much ridicule. I once heard someone say, "your team is like an ugly child, you love 'em no matter what". Ain't that the truth!

Here in North Carolina, you either wear red or you wear that nasty blue color. In this house we will proudly wear that red. This past week there was some back and forth between the interim coach at UNC, Everett Withers, and our coach, Tom O'Brien. Withers took a shot at NC State claiming that UNC is the "flagship" school of North Carolina and that UNC's graduation rate of athletes is something to be proud of compared to NC State's own rate. Uh, exqueeze me? Mr. Withers, you do realize that the reason you are the current "coach" is due in part to that whole CHEATING scandal and illegal paying of players and agents? Or did that just slip your mind? O'Brien fired back with his own attack in regards to UNC's current NCAA situation, and the rivalry pot was stirred.

I won't bore you with the gruesome details of the game, but I am proud to say that the Mobleys will be wearing a whole lot of red and white. NC State not only beat UNC for the fifth year in a row, but our boys recorded a shut out! The final score was 13-0. GO PACK!! I'm beginning to agree with Mr. Withers that with all the schools in North Carolina, there should be a flagship, I just think that flagship should be one that can actually back up the talk.

We're the Red and White from State
And we know we are the best.
A hand behind our back,
We can take on all the rest.
Come over the hill, Caroline.
Devils and Deacs stand in line.
The Red and White from NC State.


  1. Whoop Whoop! Go pack! I'm from NC too and I LOVE me some Wolfpack! :D

    Shug in Boots