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FB Update: Throwback Thursday: Clemson vs SC 1977

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Posted: May 1, 2014 10:33 AM
 

Throwback Thursday: Clemson vs SC 1977

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Watched on Closed Circuit TV in Carolina Coliseum

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Posted: May 1, 2014 10:37 AM
 

as a 9 year old in Columbia....never forget seeing Butler stretch out for Fuller's pass and screaming so loud I saw stars....even as a 9 year old I enjoyed watching the men behind me with the garnet blazers and ties slime out with their heads down while me and my Pop were raising #### in orange in their arena. My Pop was a lifelong ND fan but he detested the Chickens as much as we do so he borrowed my Uncle's Tiger sweatshirt to wear with his ND baseball cap.


I was there - that is still the top moment for me in .......


Posted: May 1, 2014 10:51 AM
 

Clemson football. I remember it was a chilly night and it looked like we had let the game slip away only for Fuller to complete a tight pass to Dwight Clark before Butler made "The Catch." That was some game!


That was my first game in Columbia....AWESOME!***


Posted: May 1, 2014 11:05 AM
 




Me and my brothers recreated The Catch in the backyard


Posted: May 1, 2014 11:38 AM
 

many times after that game.



"The one who thinks we can and the one who thinks we can't are both right! Which one are you, son? Which one are you, son?"


we moved to SC in '76 and I immediately began my love affair


Posted: May 1, 2014 11:46 AM
 

with Clemson. Thanks for the memories!!


Marvin Sims, the best fullback I've ever seen in a Tiger uni


Posted: May 1, 2014 12:53 PM
 

#31 was a bull in a china shop with speed. Knee injuries killed him with the Colts but what a beast he was.


Re: Marvin Sims, the best fullback I've ever seen in a Tiger uni


Posted: May 1, 2014 1:32 PM
 

Tracey Johnson and Jeff McCall were pretty good too

The Artist Formerly Known as "The FIGHTINGDABOS"


I agree but I'd take big Marvin if I had to take just one


Posted: May 1, 2014 1:51 PM
 

I don't think we've ever had a FB with the power/speed/cutting combo along with blocking that he brought. Johnson and McCall were both very good players as well.


and Rudy Hayes***


Posted: May 2, 2014 3:15 PM
 




I'm old enough to remember when we used to beat SCAR. :-(***


Posted: May 1, 2014 12:55 PM
 




Thank you Negative Nancy***


Posted: May 1, 2014 8:25 PM
 




Jim says Clemson "tied" UNC in 1977 ... not exactly.


Posted: May 1, 2014 2:04 PM
 

It's much more accurate to say that UNC tied Clemson simply because --- Clemson led late in the game and UNC had the opportunity to go for the win, but chose to settle for the tie.

It was a safe decision that gave the Tar Heels the ACC title over Clemson, but we upset Tiger fans felt it seemed a bit chicken-hearted to settle for a tie in what had been a great game.

Glad we have overtime today to avoid this issue.


Re: Jim says Clemson "tied" UNC in 1977 ... not exactly.


Posted: May 1, 2014 8:38 PM
 

We actually gave them the tie. Obed Ariri's only PAT miss of his career left it at 13-10 instead of 14-10. We had chances to stop their last drive but made some key mistakes and they got the FG. I was there and very mad.


in 86 we took thetie at MD to winn the crown***


Posted: May 2, 2014 3:17 PM
 




Sammy Watkins "snatch" catches always reminded me of this.***


Posted: May 1, 2014 2:58 PM
 




Agree ... Sammy had several catches as good as Butler's, but

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Posted: May 1, 2014 3:12 PM
 

Butler's became immortal because of when and where it happened. Ditto Rod Gardner's ... :)

Ironically, the catch and run by Phillip Logan just prior to Butler's was just as amazing a play, but it became overshadowed because SCAR lost and Butler's grab made everyone forget Logan's catch quickly.


but Butler's catch has much to do with our current status.


Posted: May 2, 2014 3:19 PM
 

might be the play that started us on the path.


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Posted: May 1, 2014 8:14 PM
 

Great Throwback footage! I went to Ware Shoals High with Jerry and brother Richard. Both were Great Athletes.


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Posted: May 1, 2014 10:56 PM
 

How well I remember!


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Posted: May 2, 2014 12:46 AM
 

This was the first Clemson/South Carolina game I ever watched on tv. We were living in Chapel Hill where my husband was in grad school (I know, I know . . .). We were so excited by "the catch" that my husband flipped our recliner all the way over!


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Posted: May 2, 2014 3:08 PM
 

I didnt realize that sunshine was there QB at this time..


At 67, I'm not ashamed of crying on Butler's catch replay.


Posted: May 2, 2014 3:13 PM
 

Can't remember if I cried in the upper deck that day. A lot of hugging!


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Posted: May 2, 2014 3:20 PM
 

love hearing Jim call the game. "The Streak" ends this year.


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Posted: May 2, 2014 3:23 PM
 

Awesome game!!! Wasn't that the Ron Bass portrayed in Remember the Titans?


yes it was....***

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Posted: May 2, 2014 3:26 PM
 




Re: yes it was....***


Posted: May 2, 2014 4:21 PM
 

Thank you


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