Monday, March 31, 2008

Turn it red

Evidently it is looked down upon to like both UNC and NCSU. The way I see it, most people start liking the team of the school they went to because for the first time they start going to the games with painted faces and yell at the top of their lungs. I was lucky enough to do that before college so I already had that loyalty to UNC. As a NCSU alum, I obviously cheer for them as well but as for hating the heels, that's something I can't do.

Recently, I received an email saying to be accepted as a state fan, I'd have to say an oath. The whole thing sounded communist so I suggested the oath sound something like this.

(Slam, slam, slam!) Blood alone moves the wheels of history! Have you ever asked yourselves in an hour of meditation which everyone finds during the day, how long we have been striving for greatness?

(Slam!) Not only the years we've been at war, the war of Basketball. But from the moment as a child when we realized that the NCAA could be conquered.

It has been a lifetime struggle (Slam!), a never-ending fight, I say to you (Slam!), and you will understand that it is a privilege to fight!
(light applause) We are warriors!!

(moderate applause) Fans of NC State Basketball I ask you, (Slam!) once more rise and be worthy of this historical hour! No revolution is worth anything unless it can defend (Slam!) itself!

(applause) Some people will tell you "Wolfpack" is a bad word. They'll conjure up images of cinderellas and next-year charlatans. This is our duty to change their perception. I say, Pack men, and Pack women, of the world, unite!

(applause) We must never acquiesce, for it is together, together (with the audience) that we prevail! (takes microphone into his hand) We must never cede control of the motherland for it is (with the audience again) together that we prevail!


Actually, you might recognize this as Dwight's speech from the Office but it works quite well.

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