George Lawrence: Back the Pack

March 11, 2014 

I’m a graduate of N.C. State University and proud of it. But I’m not so proud of the inferiority complex the Wolfpack community can’t seem to shake.

It has been weeks since State lost to Syracuse in a great college basketball game decided by a controversial play, and fans are still harping. Pack fans are also still grumbling about the more recent loss to UNC. Get over it. Were those difficult losses? Absolutely. Is State the victim of a conspiracy effort? Be serious. Those feelings extend beyond the athletic fields.

N.C. State supporters long have felt snubbed in favor of UNC and others. It was that way when I was in school in the late 1970s. Sadly, it’s that way today.

The best way to perpetuate feelings of inadequacy is to dwell on and express them. The best way to defeat them is to ignore them, pull up your bootstraps and keep fighting. N.C. State is the largest university in North Carolina with so much going for it academically it boggles the mind. The more we complain and whine, the longer this phenomenon continues.

N.C. State has nothing to prove. Keep the faith. Rewards will come. That’s the way winners think.

George Lawrence


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