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Dabo's Rant Saved Clemson

by TigerNet Staff - Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:37 AM
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“I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.” —Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen to Republican vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle during televised debate (Oct. 5, 1988)

Why start a column about football with a political quote? Because not since Lloyd Bentsen peeled the scalp off Dan Quayle’s perfectly coiffed head almost a quarter-century ago has there been a putdown as visceral or as memorable as Dabo’s rant on the Gamecocks. To wit:

“That’s why Carolina’s in Chapel Hill and USC’s in California and the university in this state always has been, always will be Clemson … So, you can print that, tweet that, whatever.” — Clemson head coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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(Dec. 1, 2011)

The difference in the two quotes is that Dabo’s mattered. While Bentsen’s shot diminished Quayle, it didn’t prevent George Bush the first from defeating Michael Dukakis. Conversely, I think Dabo’s rant saved Clemson.


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Football Update: Dabo's Rant Saved Clemson
B-Meist®
no if only we could beat them again on the field ....any
CUwRx
Re: no if only we could beat them again on the field ....any
allorangeallthetime52®
To be the man, you have to beat the man.
winky
So we are saved now? Hmm. I had no idea.
Completely Solid Orange®
Winning the ACC CG saved our season. He thinks the rant
Clemsnman®
winning on the field saved our season....
orngpurple®
Re: Football Update: Dabo's Rant Saved Clemson
w8n4danE
sigh....
talegater
Totally classless move by Dabo - how did it "save" Clemson?
Tiger Sandwich
face it folks
74TIGER
idk 74, seems a stretch to suggest sammich knows anything.***
deadsolidperfect®
Its a safe bet he knows where the Gerbil goes...***
CM Shack
point my friend***
elcid1985®
Re: point my friend***
Bookmaker03
Re: face it folks
Joswego10®
Re: Totally classless move by Dabo - how did it "save" Clemson?
armsb
To the contrary it was a brilliant use of the media by Dabo
argonaut1992®
Re: To the contrary it was a brilliant use of the media by Dabo
Dugatiger®
yeah those effing, no good, absurd, classless FACTS...***
chewbb23
Re: Totally classless move by Dabo - how did it "save" Clemson?
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Totally classless move by Dabo - how did it "save" Clemson?
Litefoot®
Re: Totally classless move by Dabo - how did it "save" Clemson?
carolinachef
Re: Totally classless move by Dabo - how did it "save" Clemson?
Dugatiger®
Re: Totally classless move by Dabo - how did it "save" Clemson?
Joswego10®
When did the truth become classless?***
cutiger250®
That's silly.***
surroundedtiger
I'm no liberal, but check out the video on Bentson's burn
hleapha®
Re: Football Update: Dabo's Rant Saved Clemson
thomash
Interesting, but I think the players saved Clemson, and the
WolfMan2
Clemson beat VT at VT before the childish rant
Bookmaker03
There was nothing childish about it.
jbvarnad
I love how Scar fans want to talk about class
provtiger
Re: I love how Scar fans want to talk about class
Dugatiger®
no class...isn't that what Doo Doo is majoring in?***
cutiger250®
Re: no class...isn't that what Doo Doo is majoring in?***
Dugatiger®
Re: Clemson beat VT at VT before the childish rant
domduck®
Re: Clemson beat VT at VT before the childish rant
Dugatiger®
Dobo's so called rant
MRTTMT
Re: Dobo's so called rant
ClemsonSoldier®
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columbiatiger®
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