SI writer offers apology to N.C. State fans

jgiglio@newsobserver.comOctober 10, 2012 

N.C. State cornerback David Amerson (1) celebrates with fans after N.C. State's 17-16 victory over Florida State at Carter-Finley Stadium Saturday, October 6, 2012.

ETHAN HYMAN — ehyman@newsobserver.com

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples posted the video of the day with his apology to N.C. State fans for insulting the crowd noise at Carter-Finley Stadium before the Wolfpack's 17-16 win over Florida State last Saturday.

Staple had a little fun with the Wolfpack faithful, which is known to be difficult on both rival fan bases and the media.

"I understand that some of you may take my college transcripts and post them on the Internet because I know some of you are very good at that," Staples joked in Tuesday's video. "But please, accept my apology."

Here's what Staples wrote last Tuesday, in his power rankings column, to prompt the apology:

"To prepare for the raucous crowd at Carter-Finley Stadium — I couldn't type those words with a straight face — FSU has saved the expense of speakers to pipe in crowd noise. The quarterbacks will just whisper. That's efficiency."

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