The phone calls and harassment from the coots at work has already started. I don't know what we've done but we must have got some bad karma from somewhere. The coots are in a short term domination streak and we are just spinning our wheels. I don't really know what to say anymore. I'm scared to play them now and can't admit that to them or most other Tiger fans so thanks for listening. Hopefully, in November it ends. PS This kind of stuff didn't happen when we Republicans were running this country.
Here's the attitude an older Tiger has, my Friend: not once
Mar 3, 2014, 7:58 AM
in 50 years of any sporting competition have I been afraid of our teams playing anyone...not anyone.
Sometimes, you win, sometimes you lose. And when the losing gets too much to tolerate, then you change directions. Relating to baseball, are we ready for a change?
My answer to that relates to any endeavors in life: sometimes, even your greatest generals have to be replaced. Few know this, but the last few years of Frank Howard's tenure were filled with grumbling from the masses, for many believed his best days were over. He himself recognized that, as evidenced in his famous quip about the "alumni being sick of him."
He wasn't fired, as he had indicated that he would retire at age 65, but the Clemson family, while honoring him, were ready for the change. That begs the question: where are we now in our baseball program and where do we believe we will be in five years?
The answer to those must be made by our administration with the latter derivable in my opinion from the former. One thing I am sure of: most of us older Tigers are not as complacent as many believe, for our passions for winning are equal to our angst over losing. And we despise...despise this losing streak with the Gamecocks.
At least you didn't use "Old Fart," which is Listkrzy's
Mar 3, 2014, 8:12 AM
favorite moniker. lol
As far as JL's tenure goes, let's just say that while I appreciate his accomplishments, most of what I'm reading and hearing from alumni and fans on and off websites, is not favorable toward the direction of our program.
I realize the season is young, but I believe our problems relate to mental and skill levels. Regardless, the success or failure of any endeavor is traceable right up to the top, which in this case, is Coach L.
I'll slightly evade a direct answer to your question by simply saying that at this moment, I am not amused.
And by the way, my good Friend...Good morning to you!
Re: Here's the attitude an older Tiger has, my Friend: not once
Mar 3, 2014, 1:38 PM
Don't know you , but you are always one of the posters who seems to balance your passion with reality of the situation. I would think that most would take what you say to heart. The programs are in the same direction (up) but one has been a main stay and the other a newcomer. The Clemson baseball program, nor the football program be measured on the rivals record or lack of success against them. The programs are both on the national stage and that is a big plus for both schools.
Re: Everyday you see me is the worst day of my life
Mar 3, 2014, 8:42 AM
so how many errors or hits did the democrats and Obama get this weekend? I thought I had heard the all time worst excuse yesterday for losing to the coots when someone said it dated back to the brawl and the blame on barker for stressing SPORTSMANSHIP. he said we need to quit being good sportsmen and take some cheap shots. but now YOU say the reason the coots are winning are the democrats, and we would win again if the republicans were in office again. WOW! come on back from the twilight zone and take some reality pills and quit embarrassing Clemson fans. by the way, we as a Clemson program have never and will never be scared of anyone on an athletic field.