In a span of 9 hours, NC State gave head coach Mark Gottfried a raise and contract extension, and lost their season opener by 17 at home to one of the worst NCAA Division I programs.
Mark Gottfried’s Custom Shoes
Mark Gottfried was awfully proud of the new custom shoes that Adidas made for him. But in typical NC State fashion, they managed to screw it up by making them both hideously ugly, and by using a version of the block S logo that was replaced over 10 years ago.
Fired up to have my own @adidas shoe! What you think about em @catbarber1994? #adidas pic.twitter.com/klGaTlfV3I
— Mark Gottfried (@Mark_Gottfried) October 12, 2015
Directly from NCSU’s trademark site on primary marks:
Dave Doeren Showers With Mr. Wuff?
Well, the ‘ol Wolpfack marketing department is at it again with a video promoting National Signing Day that is so perfectly NC State.
This time at least it isn’t a fan filming people in the bathroom. Instead it’s Dave Doeren stripping down to get in the shower while Wagon Wheel plays in the background. Then when he’s done showering, Mr. Wuff is standing next to him with a fax machine and a towel and gives him a thumbs up. It’s part creepy, part classic NCStateLOL.
You Better Discount Double-Check That ACL
Detroit Lions middle linebacker and NC State alumnus Stephen Tulloch showed his true wolfpack roots on Sunday with a classic LOL for the ages.
After sacking Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on 3rd and 10 early in the first quarter, he immediately jumped up and tried to mock Rodgers’ trademark Discount Double-Check. Unfortunately for Tulloch, his knee couldn’t withstand the intensity of his celebration and gave out underneath him. He tore his ACL and is now done for the season.
Unfortunate License Plate
I Can’t Believe They Punted to Marcus
LOL. After state’s plagiarism of ECU’s midfield logo blew up in their faces in classic ncstatelol fashion, they have decided the day before their game against ECU to abandon the idea and destroy the evidence.
After Carolina players got a good laugh on the logo following their November 2nd victory at Carter-Finley, lord only knows what the actual victims of state’s plagiarism would have done in a victory celebration. Clearly, that was a situation that state wanted desperately to avoid.
Yow Responds to “Our State” Marketing Disaster
NC State’s hilarious “This is Our State” marketing campaign, an idea plagiarized from Mississippi State, has become even more comical in a year where their athletic teams have lost to nearly every other program in the state, including an 82-72 home defeat to NC Central on Wednesday.
ABC11’s Mark Armstrong reached out to Debbie for her thoughts on the marketing department’s latest colossal backfire:
Since it's become such a recurring and popular topic of discussion, I traded a couple texts with Debbie Yow about 'Our State' today…
— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) November 21, 2013
Here is the text of the following tweets:
“The history is it was meant as a tribute to our fans, who span the mountains to the seashores of NC. Others saw it as a statement of dominance in competition and still others saw it as simply a play on our name, State.” As for whether a run of disappointing results would maybe result in a change of tack? “The marketing staff discusses themes each Spring, so we just are not there yet. I do not know what they will recommend.”
Marketing Department Plagiarism, Part 3
Well, they’re at it again.
After ripping off LSU’s intro video and Mississippi State’s entire branding campaign, they’ve decided to steal ideas from someone a little closer to home.
This picture surfaced on Twitter yesterday of State’s new midfield logo for the Carolina game this weekend. As you can see it is a direct rip off of the emblem ECU has used for years.
It immediately caused some debate over whether it was photoshopped. However, shortly thereafter it was confirmed by multiple people as being true. The N&O is even piling on acknowledging State’s continuous marketing rip-offs.
It’s certainly [NC State’s] standard practice to borrow promotional concepts from schools elsewhere – such as Mississippi State’s “Our State” campaign or the LSU football intro video, which is how PNC Arena ended up “rising defiantly from the Triangle.”