It's like when you have your old college buddies over to the house for a poker night.
And your kinda dorky neighbor drops by.
Your friendly to him You awkwardly offer him a beer, but you'd rather him leave. Everyone there believes he doesn't belong, but no one wants to say it. You don't hate him.....but this is 'buddies night'.
ESPN, Sports Illustrated and a sprinling of others are at the table. They try to be nice enough to Clemson, but they really don't think we belong.
What they fail to realize is that Clemson is starting it's own poker game. And after this year, they're going to be the ones knocking at the door.
Everybody spends too much time worrying about how the press 'disrespects' Clemson. Doesn't help when the fan base is on the webs crying about it constantly. The team seems to play better when they're the underdogs. So let the press do what they do, which is keep everyone upset. Meanwhile, act like it doesn't matter. The more you react to it, the more it matters! Get IT!!??