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I am 74 years old. I graduated in 1966 (after serving in

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 8:19 PM
 

Vietnam). When I was at Clemson Frank Howard was our coach. We were mediocre. We played basketball in the old Field House, again, we were mediocre. I have had the same season football tickets since 1966, I have seen our ups and downs and what really pisses me off is the unbelievable posts about firing Brownell. That's all I see every day.

You, need to realize that we have an Athletic Director who is aware of everything that is going on. For some reason a lot of posters obviously know more about sports than our AD. John Wooden is dead so we can't hire him. Coach K isn't going to leave Duke.

Bottem line. Shut the f$$k up and quit posting negative things about Brownell. Is that too much to ask, or are you one of our present day snow flakes that feels that you know it all?

Flame away experts!

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 8:27 PM
 

Amen and preach on.

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 10:54 PM
 

You tell em old-timer!

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Thank you for your service


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 8:38 PM
 

Were you content with Hootie Ingram, Red Parker, Ken Hatfield, Tommy West and Tommy Bowden? Never voiced displeasure for mediocre results?

Why should basketball be any different?

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The OPS point is this

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 7:08 AM
 

there isn't anyone available who is going to take CU to the promised land, not Naismith, Wooden, nor Coach K. Please identify who you think is capable of the highest level of success, and the bashing will continue. Is it Gregg M?

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The OP's point is this


Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 7:08 AM
 

there isn't anyone available who is going to take CU to the promised land, not Naismith, Wooden, nor Coach K. Please identify who you think is capable of the highest level of success, and the bashing will continue. Is it Gregg M?

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 8:42 PM
 

AMEN

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I notice your Tnet status


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 8:55 PM
 

is CU1966 Athletic Dir [878].

Coincidence? I think not!

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What the #### does that mean?***


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:22 PM
 



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I assume it's just a joke


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:25 PM
 

Because you are talking about our AD and it's a funny coincidence that your current Tigernet level is "Athletic Director".

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Snowflake Basher........Out


Re: I assume it's just a joke


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:31 PM
 

### does that mattet

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Re: I notice your Tnet status


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:31 PM
 

You need to swimming with weight

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Unfortunately this is the time we're living in. Some


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 8:59 PM
 

people are just negative people. Just be thankful you aren't neighbors with the snowflakes.

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Agreed, let's be satisfied to s u c k, that's how you build


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:01 PM
 

champions, settle for the bottom half.

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We all want Clemson to win every game in every sport. We


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 11:17 PM
 

just don't think it is beneficial to post the same negative post about Brownell, coaches and players that some of you post over and over and over. If you can explain the benefit of the negativism then please do so because we don't get it.

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Re: We all want Clemson to win every game in every sport. We


Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 11:41 PM
 

Don't say we don't get, you don't get it. We all get CBB is horrible.

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He told you to shut the f up. Obey him*****


Posted: Mar 15, 2017, 11:30 AM
 



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No flame here.

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:13 PM
 

I am eternally grateful for your service to our country. It's a shame that those who served in Vietnam were not always appreciated for the tremendous sacrifice they made.

However, I very respectfully disagree with you. I don't propose to know more than the AD about everything that's going on with the basketball program, but that does not mean that I can't have a valid opinion about it, and this forum exists explicitly for the purpose of fans like me sharing that opinion.

I, and I suspect many others, believe that Clemson can and should be better in basketball, and are frustrated with what appears to be our ongoing failure to move in that direction, while instead continuing down the same old road that got us here.

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It'd be one thing if there were some smart people on here

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:22 PM
 

then the opinions could be tolerated. However....

The vast majority on here are dumber than box of rocks when it comes to actual coaching, and athletic program management.

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No flame but WHY post it over and over and over??


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 11:19 PM
 

We can all read and understand your feelings?

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He told you to shut the F up.*****


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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:17 PM
 

Maybe we can start a new board called the ##### board. Let all the upset people have their little circle jerk on their own little board, and stop crowding the other boards. A little frustration is understandable, but what the he77 do they hope to accomplish with the steady drumbeat!? Most of us just want to enjoy talking Clemson sports. Our lives are just fine without knowing how much others really really really don't like something.

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But what if the sport being discussed is mired


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:20 PM
 

in mediocrity? Should it just be ignored?

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Re: But what if the sport being discussed is mired

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 11:18 PM
 

Not on the ##### board.

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How many threads are needed? Hundreds? Who on TN is


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 11:22 PM
 

making decisions on hirings and firings?

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Apparently*****


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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:19 PM
 

Thank you.

And weren't those games in the old field house wonderful?? Remember how they would push the opponents into the stands and let the football players pass them down the row? No dang snowflakes in sight!

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Football sat on the first row of one end. If an opponent

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:25 PM
 

dared to be aggressive and go into the stands, he came out bloody!

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Those were great games with great crowds.***


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I think your snowflake is backwards buddy

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 9:28 PM
 

FIRE BROWNELL HE CANT WIN HERE!

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Awesome post of the day ! So true !***


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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 10:29 PM
 

Not the point I realize, but you were in Vietnam really early it sounds like? Part of US Military training the Vietnamese?

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 10:39 PM
 

FYI, It's an internet site and Brownell and DRad spend no time reading anything on here.

And tell us again what makes your opinion so more important than anyone else? Silencing a differing opinion is plain old Fascism. Your post comes across just like a "Get of my lawn" stereotypical 74 year old. Obviously you're comfortable with men's basketball mediocrity and our biennial NIT appearances. I expect more than that. BTW, I'm sixty so I've been around a while too.

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potd***


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 10:42 PM
 



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I for one am glad you are stopping. You are one of the most ignorant posters ever. You obviously think very highly of your own opinion, unlike the rest of us - RockHillTiger


So a different opinion than yours is not tolerated?


Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 11:27 PM
 

Typical liberal thinking.

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I think it all went over your head. *****

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Might want to check your head. The word fascism is thrown


Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 5:18 PM
 

out because the original poster is supporting a Clemson team and coach. So that post doesn't align with the responder's opinion. Also how did the term "keep off my lawn" become relevant but just a dumb statement because the original poster is 74. Talk about not wanting to hear opposite opinions.

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017, 11:47 PM
 

Like it or not. We need a new bball coach. He's had plenty of time and obviously this is the best he can do. Anybody that wants him to stay probably wanted tommy Bowden to stay too.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 6:54 AM
 

Coach BB has not made any measurable progress in 3 years as Clemson's head basketball coach.

He needs to find something he is good at.

Winning basketball games at Clemson is not one of his strong points.

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I read about you've seen and done. You added your Vietam..

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 7:20 AM
 

experience as if it has anything to do with basketball who coaches our basketball team. I guess that gives you more credibility on the issue? Maybe it was that you graduated in 1966? Neat! All you really need to write was that DRad has this handled in your opinion. The thing is, people have a right to complain if they want to and have their own opinions. I for one have no issues with people complaining. It is their right after 7 years. I am interested to see how CBB does moving forward for another year and to see how he can recruit following this upcoming class. Your post was far more annoying that any of the people being critical. You tell them to shut the F up? Pipe down.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 7:38 AM
 

Nothing to add, except that I agree 100%, and comment that you finished CU the same year as my dad, he walked in '66 also, Merrell Floyd. I'm sure you guys crossed paths. He went to Clemson on a football scholarship but tore up his knee, coach Howard kept him on as a trainer and employee. He was friends with Jimmy Howard, and roomed with Buddy Gore a year or so. I credit him, and Coach Howard for making it possible to begin with, for my Orange Blood, and in about 2 years we'll have our 3rd Generation Tigers when my daughter enrolls and if all goes well my son a couple years afterwards.

All completely tangential to your original point, but seeing your graduation year made me think of dad. Salute, sir.

-Richard, c/o 1995

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 11:11 AM
 

I remember your dad. We had several ex-players with bad knees as managers and trainers -kept their full scholly too for 4 years.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 8:37 AM
 

Spot on!!! And, a heart-felt "Thank You" for your service! Go Tigers!

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Tell em Gramps!

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 9:56 AM
 

Class of '66 here too but should have been in Class of '63 but did Naval service & back married and living in Pre-Fab located above baseball facilities entry and the parking lot next to athletic offices.

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Re: I too am 74, share your Viet Nam background, and

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 10:42 AM
 

most importantly, I share your opinion on the constant downgrading of Brad Brownell. I support Clemson players and coaches and leave it to the AD and administration to make decisions as they deem appropriate. When I disagree with the AD and administrators(including trustees), I send them a personal email rather than stir the pot on a message board. Our players deserve our support and I think criticism ultimately hurts our players, our recruiting, our attendance, and ultimately our success. I know there is a group that believes negativism does not hurt recruiting because they think recruits don't read our board; I believe that opinion is incorrect but even if some recruits don't read the board, recruiters can use it to convey to recruits how some Clemson fans feel about our program. I support the right of people to express their opinion, but I question the wisdom and value of negativism by Clemson fans on a Clemson message board.

I loved the environment in our "cracker box" gym in the mid sixties and rarely missed a game when I was a Clemson student. I enjoyed playing "pick up games" in the little gym which sometimes included playing with Pete Maravich when his Dad was head coach at Clemson. I sometimes tell people I was often picked before Pete in these "pick up" games and then later tell them his age at that time. He was still good even as young as he was.

Class of 64

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 11:01 AM
 

Same here. I played in a lot of pickup games in my 'formative years' as a CLEMSON student and will never,ever forget what a great place CLEMSON is. Those who run their mouth about the coach should be banned from everything CLEMSON. Thumbs up to every real CLEMSON man. And for you wanna be's..... bite my a$$

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 11:06 AM
 

Way to go Classmate. I too am a 1966 grad,and an Army vet. Did not go to Naim cause I was in Armor and tanks didn't do well in rice paddys. I agree with everything you say. We are so far removed from where we were in football it is unreal. If we win the NIT, it will be our biggest accomplishment in BB history. And if I am not mistaken Coach Brad is near the top in career wins at Clemson. I also remember when the Duke Fans were wanting to run off Coach K because he wasn't as good as Vic Bubas.

If these whiners are so smart, why aren't they making millions coaching?

Go Tigers!

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Wow, get off my board attitude

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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 11:13 AM
 

Just a chatroom, opinions, entertainment. And here come the police. Whether good, bad, or in between, people have a right to, and enjoy, expressing themselves, that's the beauty of it. In fact, it's what allowed you to come on and say what you said. Don't bite the hand that feeds, dude, even if your prez of the universe and fought aliens.

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First off '66, THANKS for your service!


Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 2:44 PM
 

However, if you come on to complain about those who (have their own right to) complain.... then you're just wrong.

Okay, my flame is now 'off'. hth?


GO TIGERS!!!

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Really?*****


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Seriously?*****


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please enlighten us again***

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I for one am glad you are stopping. You are one of the most ignorant posters ever. You obviously think very highly of your own opinion, unlike the rest of us - RockHillTiger


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 10:23 PM
 

Still feel that way?

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Where are the 70+ people that approved this post?***

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This is what you need.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jV9EgiSQIQ

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How did the original post even get 1 thumbs up?******


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Posted: Mar 14, 2017, 11:10 PM
 

I am 72 years old, graduated in 1967 and Brad Brownell is the worst hire to in my 50 years involved in Clemson.

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