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Replies: 20   Last Post: Dec 22, 2012 4:55 PM by: 1972 Tiger®
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A word from an old fart [8]
Posted: Dec 22, 2012 1:43 AM
 

A few years ago I returned to Clemson after a long absence. I walked around campus and loved every minute of it. A bit surprised at so many changes, I even got lost. Busses? you got to be kidding me , in my day we hiked. Caught our breath , then hiked some more . Lord help you if you did not incorporate geography in your schedule.

I returned shortly thereafter for a football game (2006 I think) and was appalled. The big glitzy video screens, the mechanical tiger roar, TIGER RAG being played as a recording with a perfectly good band sitting right there, and then this totally foreign WOO HOO incorporated into long traditional cheers. I felt I was on another planet. Perhaps in a pro stadium.

Not only appalled, horrified. This was not my Death Valley.

Over the years I have come back 2 or three times a year for spring games/baseball games and the thrill of the Valley.

Like everything else, one has to adapt to change . I love the Valley once again.

And, hold on to your seat, I even embrace the WoooHooo after sitting above the student section this year.

We really can't fight change, but there will allways be something in those hills

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A word from an old fart
Tigers84a® Dec 22, 2012 2:15 AM
Re: A word from an old fart
bubba1239® Dec 22, 2012 3:36 AM
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gmurphy10® Dec 22, 2012 4:39 AM
I'm with you on this one. CU '71. ****
BudMan Dec 22, 2012 5:54 AM
If you consider yourself an "old fart, " then, I suppose
hartins® Dec 22, 2012 7:04 AM
Re: If you consider yourself an "old fart, " then, I suppose
tiger kid Dec 22, 2012 9:57 AM
Re: If you consider yourself an "old fart, " then, I suppose
tigeron Dec 22, 2012 10:11 AM
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hphallman Dec 22, 2012 10:28 AM
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TunnelTiger Dec 22, 2012 10:34 AM
Kinda like the end of "Deliverance".***
SOLOS® Dec 22, 2012 10:40 AM
uphill, both ways, in the snow
Tigers84a® Dec 22, 2012 2:34 PM
I was afraid it was going to be, "Pull my finger!" :-O *****
ReallyJoelShaw Dec 22, 2012 10:45 AM
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Micadee Dec 22, 2012 1:24 PM
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Trouthunter Dec 22, 2012 1:32 PM
That was absolutely awesome***
Tigers84a® Dec 22, 2012 4:06 PM
i'm with you right up to the woo hoo, i refuse to woo hoo!***
sav82tiger Dec 22, 2012 2:18 PM
I was a dedicated hater of the WoooHooo
Tigers84a® Dec 22, 2012 2:42 PM
The woo hoo during tiger rag SUX!!!!!!!******
milerock® Dec 22, 2012 4:19 PM
I wholeheartedly agree*****************
1972 Tiger® Dec 22, 2012 4:53 PM
Sounds like a bunch of drunken rednecks in the ..........
1972 Tiger® Dec 22, 2012 4:55 PM
Re: A word from an old fart
palmettoson Dec 22, 2012 4:33 PM