Just a few weeks ago, I wrote Screw NC State - Wolfpack player faces deportation on my blog. Just a little thing to vent....but I guess this is just the beginning of an ongoing trend.
In that post, I talked about one of the NC State basketball players who is in the country illegally...and may be deported. Now NC State has been in the limelight for three more things.
One, on the field, was the drubbing NC State got from Clemson in front of a national audience on ESPN. The Tigers went into Raleigh and taxed the Wolfpack, 31-10.
Now...the good ones. The company that runs the video screens for NC State has issued an apology for offensive images projected on their JumboTron during that Clemson game. On the JumboTron....there was a picture of some fans with "Fan Cam" written on in. Then some other fans where shown with "Kissing Cam". Then, another picture of a fan.....but this one said "Mexi-Cam". Yeah...Mexi-Cam. Great one guys! Especially in a place that relies on many Mexican people to help with farm labor [read: picking tobacco].
Oh, and last, the finale of the murder of an NC State fan at their 2004 home opener on September 4. Timothy Johnson was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Chicago insurance broker Kevin McCann and second-degree murder in the death of Marine 2nd Lt. Brett Harman of Park Ridge, Ill.
Great times at NC State. Go to the games.....get offended, maybe deported, that is unless you are murdered after the game.
Here is at take called So much for saving face from TechnicianOnline.com about the Mexi-Cam.
"Let’s face it. Thursday night was embarrassing.
And not just in a shameful sense. We’re talking in a dismal, anxious and borderline angry way, as well.
Let’s just start at the top level and work our way down, shall we? You’ll feel one of these three things along the way.
There’s the obvious. Clemson handed our ego to us on a silver platter — only after dismantling it, annihilating it, drinking it on the sidelines to refresh themselves, then being as kind as to give it back to us. Our football team is 5-2 under Amato on ESPN, including the win at Georgia Tech two weeks ago, and the only other loss coming last year against Florida State. Not only did we lose the Textile Trophy, but we also put ourselves on the path of finishing 4-7, which makes us question our planned victory against what we thought was a lesser opponent, Southern Miss for Homecoming and showed us that we like staying warm under the blanket of mediocrity.
But amidst the boos and woes of the fading student section in the fourth quarter — those that stuck around were taken aback by a completely irrelevant, yet disgraceful, act toward the end.
There’s the “Kissing Cam,” the “Fan Cam” followed nonchalantly by the “Mexi-Cam” — which was wrong on so many levels that even someone looking for a funny joke would not have laughed.
On the Jumbotron, the camera found a Hispanic-looking (notice the 'looking' here) couple and plastered the words “Mexi-Cam” under their picture for a good two to four seconds.
The Wolfpack has already embarrassed us on the field, not living up to their self-proclaimed National Champion status. In addition to the embarrassment, someone had the audacity, prejudice and disgrace to think the "Mexi-Cam" might bring a bit of humor to the otherwise dismal game.
There is no guarantee that the couple shown was Mexican for starters, nor could they have in any way appreciated what the rest of the leftover crowd saw. With so much national attention that this game received, such a childish stunt merely confirmed to the outside world that N.C. State is a redneck school.
This isn’t about not being able to take a joke or lightening the mood. What happened Thursday night in those two-to-four seconds is an insult to a painful injury and was completely unnecessary. Someone from Athletics needs to take responsibility for this.
That wasn’t exactly the ending note NCSU wanted to have for Hispanic Heritage Month."