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Tigers in the elephant graveyard ... Gee-Haw'd is satisfied
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Tigers in the elephant graveyard ... Gee-Haw'd is satisfied

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:14 PM

There are moments in our short, shallow lives that transcend all that we will ever be as individuals.

Last night, roughly halfway through the third quarter of what would become a seismic shift in the landscape of college football, the Clemson Family joyously careened through one.

When Alabama ... Ala-Freakin'-BAMA ... is already down by two scores and had to try to convert some sort of lumbering Land-Before-Time dino-fake field goal to keep a drive alive, you knew. Somehwere, in your heart if not your head, you just KNEW.

Things were different.
Things had changed.
Clemson was king.

We, the faithful, the True Sons of Clemson had suspected all along. But in many, there remains a small pocket, a crusted over scab or scar of doubt. Sure we could do this. We could . But would we? Was it destiny or dream to stand alone as the only unbeaten?

The answer came midway in the third quarter. Not on A.J. Terrell's slash-and-score that came before the Tide faithful had been able to work out a decent rammer-jammer or two. It didn't come on the arm or Trevor Lawrence or the grinding ground game or the X-Box antics of our receivers. All of this was going to be needed to beat mighty Bama.

Saban offers Mack Jones out as a snack for Nyles Pinckney

When Saban sent Mack Jones out on that fool's errand, he knew what the rest of the college football world was beginning to realize. There was no way Alabama was going to win. Why else even try a fake that was going to leave you two scores short anyway? Why not go for it? Why not?

Because it wasn't going to happen. After that, surrender cobras came slithering out all over the Bama side of the field, and about 90 seconds later, Lawrence and Justyn Ross kicked open the door to delirium for the Clemson faithful. If you didn't know it before, you knew it then.

Things felt different. The sun was shining at midnight.

Honestly, after that it was all wishing for the clock to hurry and wishing for the night to never end. No one expected 44-16, but no one would have minded seeing half-a-hundred lobbed on the battered elephants, would they?


Most folks who know Gee-Haw'd know it's origin. Spawned in the depths of despair and mockery more than 13 years ago in a loss to Wake Forest ... yep, li'l old Wake Forest ... it burned a bitter flame to consume those who wrongly stood between Clemson and our righteous place atop the summit of football. It was an angry, vengeful spirit spilling from the hills. Our plows have hung heavy with with blood and entrails of the impure and we have bleached the bones of the pretenders and the profane to fertilize next year's crops.

The level of domination, of Saban soul-crushing involved, would invoke pity if we were talking about anyone but Bama. But we are, so let's just say it was extremely satisfying. I'm d@mn proud of every young man who has put aside self and put on the orange to make this happen. You have out-gutted and out-gritted everyone.

No "yeah but it was an illegal pick play" or "The refs gave you that game." Nobody gave Clemson anything ... not the game, not a chance, certainly not the crown. Yet, as Dabo said, "Here we are."


Now, there are none left. Tigers in the elephant graveyard at 15-0, the only team left unblemished. We stand alone, victorious.
Vindicated. Are there any left who say we are not where we should be?

Didn't think so.

Well done, Tigers!

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REV you were SO MISSED! You deserve a ring***

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:19 PM



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Jan 8, 2019, 6:23 PM

Well said Rev. Thank you!!!

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:24 PM

Rev, This was the time for us to take down Goliath. We did just that. Fantastic sermon as always. Rod

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Gee-Haw'd is satisfied indeed

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:25 PM

Great analysis AND great to have you here. I agree, you deserve a ring. ??

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:26 PM

Excellent

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Go Tigers! Once A Tiger Always A Tiger


Great to hear from you Rev...

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:32 PM

...hope you and your family are doing well.

That one is a classic, the game and the sermon!

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Awesome...I'm stealing the elephant bones...***

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:33 PM



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Jan 8, 2019, 6:36 PM

Thanks , Rev ,for another perfect sermon after a perfect game .

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:38 PM

Preach on Rev! One of your very best!

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Rev...there are not enough TU's for you!

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:47 PM

Great to see you on here!

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Once again, the Rev leaves me . . .

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:48 PM

smiling and even more excited to be a Tiger!!!

Thank you for putting your thoughts to paper and sharing yourself with us!!!!!!!

You are loved and cherished everyday!!!

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:51 PM

Well done! So proud of our Tigers!!

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Jan 8, 2019, 6:58 PM

Thank you!

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:07 PM

Thank you Rev! On point as always!

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:27 PM

Well done sir, well done. Thank you

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GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWW'D

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:09 PM

Let's do it AGAIN!


And AGAIN!



And . . .

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The definition of awesome!


"...I miss that type of clarity..."...thanks Rev***

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:16 PM



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Jan 8, 2019, 7:33 PM

>Our plows have hung heavy with with blood and entrails of the impure and we have bleached the bones of the pretenders and the profane to fertilize next year's crops.

Holy moly, Rev. That’s some heavy poetry. Right on and well done!

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Thanks! I've been mulling over them.***

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:50 PM



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Jan 8, 2019, 7:34 PM

EPIC REV!!!!

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:38 PM

This was an amazing read. Well done sir.

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Leave no doubt. Thanks Rev.

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:39 PM

Appreciate you coming back to share.

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:40 PM

Perfectly spoken as always, Rev!
Hope you're doing well. You Sir, are Tigernet Royalty in my book!

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:40 PM

And all of the Tigers shouted a loud AMEN???

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Jan 8, 2019, 7:43 PM

POTY

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Un believe able.


Jan 10, 2019, 7:13 PM

Thanks for posting.

We left no doubt.

Go Tigers!

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Jan 10, 2019, 8:02 PM

Love you brother.

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Jan 10, 2019, 8:49 PM

Preach, Brother!

Come back often.

I actually was watching and yelling at the tube where the wife had exiled me upstairs (I get excited a little). Remembering Saban's proclivities I yelled "Watch the fake!" and the Tigers watched the fake and then I watched the fake. Then I realized there was no trick and no magic that would save the Ephalumps.

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Rev - on T-net for 20 years! Is the best yet to come?


Jan 14, 2019, 1:52 PM

Here's to another 20 years!

[hoists frothy pint into the air]

Love ya, mean it!

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amen rev!***


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AMEN!!!!***


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