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One N.C. State fan and his relentless Twitter heckling of Dexter Strickland

CHAPEL HILL — After Dexter Strickland said some things about N.C. State before the season – you know, about how the Tar Heels beat the Wolfpack “every single year” (and that has, in fact, been true for a while) – he told me during an interview that he’d been hearing just about every day from one N.C. State fan who sends Strickland messages on Twitter, counting down the days to Saturday, when the Wolfpack and Tar Heels play at PNC Arena.

I spoke with Strickland the other night after UNC’s victory against Georgia Tech, and he said that same fan had continued to send him tweet after tweet (most of them, it turns out, taking shots at Strickland’s jumpshot). That N.C. State fan is Ryan Forcina, and the majority of his tweets, going back to October, have been directed at Strickland.

Forcina deserves some credit for his relentlessness. It can’t be easy to talk smack day after day after day. He even managed to wish Strickland a happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, all the while making fun of Strickland’s jump shot or, in the case of one tweet, writing simply, “You’re a scrub, bro.” I've reached out to Forcina but haven't heard back.

Of course, Strickland deserves some credit, too, for being a good sport. He told me he hasn’t even blocked Forcina.

Anyway, here’s what Strickland has been hearing from this guy for the past two months. This list doesn’t include every tweet, but most of them:

Read more here: http://blogs.newsobserver.com/uncnow/one-nc-state-fan-and-his-relentless-twitter-heckling-of-dexter-strickland#storylink=cpy

@DStrick0 I'll give u a standing ovation at the end of the game when your awful j helps us get easy stops and a W. <3 @CollegeGameDay

4:03 PM - 25 Jan 13

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Our loss last night will only make Saturday worse for you @DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

I'll see you in #4 days. @DStrick01@CollegeGameDay

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Requested my ticket today. Getting awfully close @DStrick01

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Looking passive out there @DStrick01

6:20 PM - 19 Jan 13

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

I still want you in that shooting contest @DStrick01 #48 days

6:55 PM - 09 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Double dribble dexter. Alliteration. It's beautiful #7days @DStrick01

See me up in MD watching the pack roll. #10days getting nervous @dstrick01 ?

— Ryan Forcina (@rmforcin) January 16, 2013

"The crowd at NC State is one of the reasons college sports are awesome." I hope your ready @DStrick01 #13 days @

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Camping out for duke see you in #14days @DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Big game tonight, wouldn't want to start 0-2 I'm conference @DStrick01 #16days @CollegeGameDay

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Scoutin our squad tonight @DStrick01 #17days @CollegeGameDay

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

2:32 left, crucial possession and @DStrick01 puts up an air ball. #20days @CollegeGameDay

2:49 AM - 07 Jan 13

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Looking sketch vs the wahoos. @DStrick01 #20days @CollegeGameDay

1:41 AM - 07 Jan 13

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Happy new year. What's your resolution? @DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay #26days #gopack

4:23 PM - 01 Jan 13

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

I see you knocking your first j down! @DStrick01 #28days @CollegeGameDay

7:09 PM - 29 Dec 12

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Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 you're a scrub bro #28days

6:19 AM - 29 Dec 12

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Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Hope you had a nice break. We're under a month now. @DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay #30days

7:35 PM - 27 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Merry Xmas eve. @DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay #33days

6:41 PM - 24 Dec 12

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Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

What you want for Xmas? I want a TV...and the chance to out shoot you.@DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay #34days.

6:00 PM - 23 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

McNeese St....Good day to raise that 25% 3pt percentage...Or maybe that 58% FT percentage. #35days@DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay @ESPNCBB

3:35 PM - 22 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

They say everything is bigger and better in Texas. Hopefully that will hold true with you J. @DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay #37days

9:53 PM - 19 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

#38days @DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay

4:52 AM - 19 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

40 days and 40 nights. @DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay #40days

8:56 PM - 17 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

The one game I want you to win, you put a nice stat line! Atta boy @DStrick01 @CollegeGameDay #42days

4:11 AM - 16 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Time is running thin @DStrick01@CollegeGameDay#43days

6:48 PM - 14 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 I'm actually cheering for u against ECU. Perhaps you'll find your J...hahaha, jk we know that won't @CollegeGameDay #47days

4:03 AM - 11 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

Good luck on exams @DStrick01 #50days

6:28 PM - 07 Dec 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 You got a lot of easy games coming up...enjoy them while you still can. #58days

3:07 AM - 30 Nov 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 good luck tonight bro. You'll need it. Maybe your j will come alive on national tv. #60days

12:19 AM - 28 Nov 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 I'm sure everyone in Indiana can teach you how to shoot. #62days

6:48 PM - 25 Nov 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 theres a turd in the punch bowl #65 days

2:05 AM - 24 Nov 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 happy thanksgiving...#65days

7:20 PM - 22 Nov 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 You should get some lessons from the entire Butler team before you leave. #67days

2:28 AM - 21 Nov 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 1-4 from 3...Getting better-baby steps I suppose... I bet you were thinking bout me as soon as you hit that 1... #68days

2:12 AM - 20 Nov 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 1-8? Come on man, I know you better than that. I'm offering free shooting lessons in #70days if u interested.

5:45 PM - 17 Nov 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 i hear its easier to shoot out west, maybe you can knock one down tonight. #71days

9:51 PM - 16 Nov 12

Ryan Forcina@rmforcin

@DStrick01 good day to work on your j. #rain #72days

5:18 PM - 15 Nov 12

http://blogs.newsobserver.com/uncnow/one-nc-state-fan-and-his-relentless-twitter-heckling-of-dexter-strickland


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If he really wants to get to

If he really wants to get to Strickland he should just hire Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

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I would like to see that guy

I would like to see that guy say those things to his face.

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I will never join twitter in

I will never join twitter in my life but that is f***ing awesome.

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The guy is trolling bad but

The guy is trolling bad but he isn't being vulgar or threatening so I'm 100% ok with it. It's actually kind of funny and I respect his persistence.

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"Good day to raise that 25%

"Good day to raise that 25% 3P or that 58% FT" I died.

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HAHA

LOL is this college basketball! Its great! I didnt get it quite like this. But I remember a week before it was time for us to go Gonzaga.... I received atleast 200 messages and friend requests from Gonzaga fans. They all read the same thing:

ZAGS ZAGS ZAGS ZAGS ZAGS ZAGS!
YOU SUCK!
ZAGS ZAGS ZAGS ZAGS ZAGS ZAGS!
It was awesome!

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