I have family and good friends that were raised wrong and are chicken fans. These are good folks that are loyal to their school. They were very embarrassed two years ago when their fans were throwing stuff on the field. Last night they pretty much were done with the game by halftime. I have been sharing stuff with them today including the mustang gem produced by Clemson Football. They are taking it in stride. I will say that they like Beamer and the way that he is cleaning up their program.
My friend Cathy and I have had a bet every year for the Clemson-Carolina game. Which ever one of us loses, the other has to wear the others' team shirt to work the next Monday. We've been doing this since 1985 when we met. She's a hardcore gamecock fan, she was a season ticket holder since some time before I ever met her.
When the game ended I sent her a text that just said "Hi there! ". She replied "I know, I know, I'll dig it out of the closet again!"
My brother is a coot grad. We each graduated from our respective schools in the early 80's. Once we graduated, the back and forth bickering pretty much stopped. Mom hated it and we didn't get to see each other that often so it just stopped (plus, his team rarely won).
It was after their 3rd win in their string of 5 that he started mouthing off again. I listened and my reply was...do you really want to go there? His response was a resounding yes.
I endured it another couple years. Now the tables have turned. We have won 7 (8) in a row, two national championships and I have yet to say a word to him about our success. I wear my Clemson shirts whenever we see each other (holidays), but I don't say a work.
Closest thing was I went to his house once and they were watching a coot woman's basketball game on TV. I laughed and told them there was a football game on another channel. They didn't change to it.
It's there. It's hanging over his head and he knows I can throw it in his face at any time, but having it there and knowing he's waiting on it is seemingly better than actually using it though.
I am from the Columbia area and have several in my family and they all admitted to leaving early. The ones I work with either went and left early or turned it off. They will clucking pretty hard after the Auburn win but the shutout has beat them back down for another couple of weeks.
Remember when they used to say "we will get you next year" I have not heard that as of this post.
"I love this place, I've got a spot already picked out where I want 'em to put me when I die - up there on that ole hill near the stadium. I want to be there so I can hear all them people cheering my Tigers on Saturdays; then I won't have to go Heaven; I'll already be there."- Frank Howard