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I Think I Had PackLash Last Week

May 12, 2010
What, no one’s been fired at State this week?

No major upheaval of the existing administrative chain today?

Did we not land another 5-star recruit in the last three days?

Man, what a whirlwind two weeks we, as State fans, just experienced. It seemed like everyday there was new news to report from the Wolfpack athletic front, from the busting of the four weed smoking football players, to CJ Leslie’s commitment, to the (forced) stepping down of AD Lee Fowler to Tim Clark winning his first PGA Tour event. If you turned on 99.9 The Fan or 620 The Buzz in the Raleigh market at any point over the last two weeks, you couldn’t help but hear something about State. And for the most part, it was good.

I experienced something I didn’t think was possible. I got tired of hearing about State. Seriously, I had “PackLash.” I based that term on the scene in Jerry Maguire where Frank Cushman–the #1 pick of the draft–laments seeing his face on the giant screen in Times Square with a song he entitles “Cushlash.”

That was me. I was tired of hearing about State. Yeah, yeah, yeah…blah blah blah…CJ Leslie, Lee Fowler…is there anything else on? I had PackLash, and I had it bad.

It begs the question…how do the fans of Carolina and Duke do it? How do they stomach constantly being in the news for preseason rankings and recruiting and winning national titles and the like? I guess you get desensitized to it, spoiling you to all but the biggest news. That may be why we State fans find them so damn insufferable.

So I was happy to hear the sports news cycle return to its normal slow pace with a slight trickle of State news here or there. As sick as I was hearing about State on the radio–I can only imagine how sickening it was for Tar Heel and Blue Devil fans. It makes me smile.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2010 6:11 pm

    Maybe it's like a starving person. Can only eat a little at a time or they get sick. As state fans the last several years we're used to a steady diet of nothing or nothing particularly good.

  2. May 12, 2010 6:41 pm

    Survival of the fittest!Thats why our fan base is so resilient. All the dead weight fell off in the 90's. That makes Duke and UNC fan bases the fat slow cows of the jungle.Once it starts to go bad, the cows wont survive.Do I make any sense?

  3. May 12, 2010 6:43 pm

    ^ I don't know, but for some reason now I'm hungry for a big, juicy burger.

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