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History Lesson [30]
Posted: Dec 21, 2012 12:26 PM
 

There was a time from the late 70's (Fuller era) thru the early 90's (Ford departure & Hatfield hire) when Clemson was vilified by our opponents and glorified by our followers. Clemson routinely thumped our competition thru the Ford era. We were merciless and vicious hitters. We won all the big games. Rival schools and media whined and moaned that Clemson cheated, recruited thugs, and ate 'roids for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They reasoned that we must - we were just unacceptably dominant.

By all non-Clemson opponents, we were hated. We were also respected. By AP and UPI pollsters. By recruits. We were feared by our competition. Lawrence Taylor was once asked, as a NY Giant star, had he ever been intimidated? He said once. As a freshman at UNC, on a road trip to Clemson, when the Tigers ran down the Hill and the crowd erupted.

For too many now, the Tiger Net board has become the haven of the whiners and the moaners. They say the SEC cheats, and the SEC players are thugs. They hate it when ESPN and other media states the obvious - the best of the SEC owns the rest of the country for now ... for now. The same charges that were leveled at Clemson back in the glory days.

I am first and foremost a Tiger. And I am also a sportsman who gives credit where credit is due. Hats off to the SEC. If we beat LSU, we will receive the credit we will have earned. To the victor goes the spoils. Accept it. Man up. And win baby! Go Tigers!

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History Lesson
SocMan2® Dec 21, 2012 12:26 PM
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48GatorBowlSon Dec 21, 2012 1:20 PM
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1965tiger Dec 21, 2012 1:30 PM
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CUTIGR69® Dec 21, 2012 8:35 PM
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Elko Orange® Dec 21, 2012 9:27 PM
Truer words have never been typed. Go Tigers!***
Tigerpaw53® Dec 21, 2012 1:35 PM
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hinds1962® Dec 21, 2012 1:37 PM
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leftie Dec 21, 2012 1:53 PM
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Shuey for pres Dec 21, 2012 11:03 PM
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IBeWriteGood® Dec 21, 2012 1:55 PM
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74TIGER Dec 21, 2012 1:58 PM
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prescotttiger Dec 21, 2012 2:19 PM
SEC best? YES SEC Bought and spoiled, YES!
Preachin'Tiger® Dec 21, 2012 2:26 PM
Re: SEC best? YES SEC Bought and spoiled, YES!
Clemson 2 Cali Dec 21, 2012 8:43 PM
Get off here man, go back where you came from.***
Tigers84a® Dec 21, 2012 9:37 PM
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Motor City Bengal Dec 21, 2012 8:27 PM
Well said sir, well said...***
chuktwnallstar Dec 21, 2012 8:38 PM
Very true, Those were the glory days, a different time,
Tigers84a® Dec 21, 2012 8:50 PM
Pell build it Danny drove it and the admin killed #### out
Elko Orange® Dec 21, 2012 9:32 PM
Re: Pell build it Danny drove it and the admin killed #### out
Litefoot® Dec 21, 2012 9:34 PM
Re: Pell build it Danny drove it and the admin killed #### out
tigerstripe777 Dec 21, 2012 9:39 PM
pretty much sums it up !***
Tigers84a® Dec 21, 2012 9:36 PM
Hats off to the entire conference?
Skeeter3 Dec 21, 2012 10:11 PM
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Shuey for pres Dec 21, 2012 10:58 PM
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welldigger Dec 21, 2012 11:06 PM
The problem is that the coots
GrayBengal® Dec 22, 2012 1:13 AM
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Motor City Bengal Dec 23, 2012 8:18 AM
great post***
Tigerfansince1972® Dec 22, 2012 9:23 AM
I bet 75% of tigernet doesn't remember the glory years...***
twentytwofifteen Dec 22, 2012 10:11 AM
No it isn't
MackDaddy® Dec 23, 2012 8:22 AM