Today was the day. A BIG day. One that coaches plan for, fans live for and here at NCSU, athletic directors fire for . The biggest rivalry opponent in your house- on your turf – ready to accept defeat. Today NC State (Wolfpack) and UNC (Tar Heels) would face each other in a contentious in state rivalry that has turned into a controversial “battle of the state. For those of you who are from out of the area, it is similar to the OSU vs Michigan, Alabama vs Auburn or Florida State – Florida feud. Basically, it’s a game where at the end of 60 minutes winners have bragging rights for 364 days and that is the equivalent to gold around here.
But for us, the first time in many years, we were not apart of it.
No, today as a family, we took part in a much bigger, and in my humble opinion, a more important fight. One that is on the national level. The fight for a cure to Parkinson’s. Moving Day is a walk hosted by the National Parkinson’s Foundation. I think it a was a little piece of divine intervention for our family that it was held on the same day. I couldn’t help but draw a few comparisons.
There was still team vs team donning colors and a uniform.
War paint and tattoos could be spotted everywhere.
The cheerleaders were motivational and spirited!
The proverbial crazy fan spotted!
And at the end of the day we left feeling victorious because we ALL had won! Last we heard the tally, funds raised to help the cause was well over 100,000.
“All we were worried about was one, and it was this one,” Fedora said on being 2-0 against NC State. We couldn’t agree more! All we are worried about now is one too, but it’s Parkinson’s and has stakes higher than any rivalry game out there – because this is real life, not a game. Besides, five of those winning footballs take up a lot of space on the shelves…
- NC State Rips Off ECU’s Midfield Logo (lostlettermen.com)