Why We Fight: Clemson sucks at life

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Vierdsen’s getting pretty excited about Saturday’s game, for several reasons. As an Alabama fan, you grow up hating all things orange: Tennessee and Auburn represent the enemy. They want you to suffer. You want them to suffer. This is the way of the world.

With a shared loyalty with Carolina, it becomes easy to dislike Clemson. The Upstate Tigers are like Auburn’s little brother. It’s an ag school in the middle of nowhere. John, once while visiting a friend, had to walk past an honest-to-God barn to get to the student apartments.

Originality never made it to Pickens County, either. The nickname “Tigers” and the World War I-era tune “Tiger Rag” are used by so many schools that it’s laughable.

Also funny is the idea of “tradition” up there. One national championship and a hunk of rock does not tradition make. Neither do all-purple unis (seriously, whoever decided that needs to have their sight and brain examined). And fans wearing orange overalls don’t do anything to stop the assumption that Clemson fans are toothless rednecks, either.

When it comes to any type of winning on a large scale, as has been written before on this blog, Clemson owes it all to Alabama.

And, yeah, Clemson has a nasty backfield this year, but it also has an offensive line that’s filled with first-time starters. You can’t run the ball if your o-line can’t block, brotha.

Saturday’s loss to the Crimson Tide will be just the first step in yet another overrated Clemson team making another run at the Peach Bowl.


3 Responses to “Why We Fight: Clemson sucks at life”

  1. 2 Shamecock
    November 9, 2008 at 1:18 am

    Enjoy your year of wins, all good things MUST come to an end…better yet, your “Carolina” motto is “wait til next year”…good luck with your year….those other Tigers almost got y’all. All colleges should enjoy a year of being #1, I know Clemson’s the ONLY school in S.C. to EVER win the National title….by the way, I graduated USC and know how sorry they are! Can’t wait til “Roll Tide” rolls over USC next year hopefully! Go Orange…TN, FLA, CLEMSON…

  2. 3 jon
    November 29, 2008 at 7:46 pm


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