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Hill Watch...22 days!!!
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Hill Watch...22 days!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 6:42 AM
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ALL IN!!!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 6:50 AM
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Three more weeks!!!

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Re: Hill Watch...22 days!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 7:13 AM
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Hard to believe in two weeks it'll be game week.

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Re: Hill Watch...22 days!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 6:58 AM
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Another day closer!

GO TIGERS!

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Aug 14, 2022, 7:11 AM
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:)

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Aug 14, 2022, 7:13 AM
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Outstanding! Thanks O.J.




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Re: Hill Watch...22 days!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 7:19 AM
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Perry Tuttle DJ Howard Chris Clemons Wesley McFadden

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Aug 14, 2022, 7:25 AM
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Tyshon Dye day! Go Tigers!

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And Trenton Simpson....

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Aug 14, 2022, 1:57 PM
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22 years ago, 2000: The world did NOT end on the stroke of

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Aug 14, 2022, 7:50 AM
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midnight on the new year, and a lot of Doomsday Soothsayers were left with egg on face, saying “OOPS, MY BAD!” A summit meeting of several high-level al-Qaeda members (including two future 9/11 American Airlines hijackers) is held in Malaysia. The Phillips explosion of 2000 kills one and injures 71 at a chemical plant in Pasadena, Texas.

The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor. The USS Cole is badly damaged by two Al-Qaeda suicide bombers, who place a small boat laden with explosives alongside the destroyer, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39. George W. Bush is elected President of the United States, but not until there is all kinds of drama surrounding the vote count in the pivotal state of Florida. The words “Hanging Chad” enter the American lexicon.

No. 5 Florida State, (8-0, 11-1) is once again the ACC Champion in 2000. They lost the Orange Bowl to No. 1 Oklahoma by a big baseball score of 13-2. Oklahoma was 13-0 this year under Coach Bob Stoops, and was the National Champions in both major polls. They played tight games their last five games in a row, but they emerged victorious in every one, and were deserving Champions.

The 2nd year of the Tommy Bowden era got off to a much better start than Year One. And, as the season went on, crowds were getting “cautiously” bigger and more optimistic. We opened the season with a No. 17 ranking, and shutout The Citadel 38-0 in the opener. Then, against Missouri in the Valley the next week, the offense suddenly went wild, routing the visiting Tigers 62-9. That only bumped us up one notch in the polls, and the No. 16 Tigers smoked Wake Forest at home the next week, 55-7.

Two straight offensive outbursts DID impress the pollsters, and we went on the road to Virginia ranked No. 11, for a 3:30 ABC game. We lived up to the prime time slot, winning 31-10. We were No. 7 for a nooner at Duke, and Clemson once again turned on the offensive jets, winning 52-22. We were getting into some rare air, as we returned home to Death Valley with a No. 5 ranking to take on NC State. They played us close, but the good guys prevailed again, 34-27.

We would hold that No. 5 ranking for the next three games as well. Maryland went down 35-14, before 83,752 in the Valley. A road trip to North Carolina netted a 38-24 win. This eight game winning streak to open the season had folks absolutely giddy around Tigertown. But, against Georgia Tech in Death Valley the next week, the bubble finally burst, as the Jackets took a close game, 31-28, before 81,734 disappointed fans.

On the road now, and dropped to No. 10 in the rankings, Pappa Bowden made sure there would be no repeat of last year's close game with FSU. This one was in Tallahassee, and the Seminoles showed us what a legit Top 5 team really looked like, 54-7. That big loss dropped us down to No. 16 for the regular season finale in Death Valley with Coach Granny Lou Holtz and his Gamecocks.

Coach Holtz had engineered a pretty darn impressive turnaround from Season One, which was winless, to Season Two, where his charges came into the Clemson game having already won seven games, and carrying a No. 25 ranking of their own. They held a 14-13 lead very late in the game, until what Clemson fans always refer to as “The Catch II” was made by receiver Rod Gardner deep in Coot territory. For some reason, South Carolina fans always refer to that play as “The Push-off”. But, since there was no flag thrown on the play, I don't know where they get that notion. :) The ensuing field goal sent the home crowd of 85,187 home happy, 16-14. Clemson leads the series 59-35-4.

South Carolina would go on to defeat Ohio State 24-7 in The Outback Bowl.

Clemson took a 9-2 record, and that No. 16 ranking, down to The Gator Bowl. There we would face Coach Frank Beamer's No.8 Virginia Tech Hokies. VT still had Michael Vick at QB, and he did a lot of Michael Vick things in this game, leading the Hokies to a 41-20 win, and being named the game's MVP. Since Beamerball won the day, Clemson would have to be content with our first nine win season since the last season of the Hatfield era. But, we were certainly on an uphill trajectory, right? All 2000 season results below.

The Citadel No. 17 W 38–0
Missouri No. 17 W 62–9
Wake Forest No. 16 W 55–7
At Virginia No. 11 W 31–10
At Duke No. 7 W 52–22
NC State No. 5 W 34–27
Maryland No. 5 W 35–14
At North Carolina No. 5 W 38–24
Georgia Tech No. 5 L 28–31
At No. 4 Florida State No. 10 L 7–54
No. 25 South Carolina No. 16 W 16–14 (Clemson leads series 59-35-4.)

January 1, 2001
No. 16 Clemson vs. No. 6 Virginia Tech
Gator Bowl
L 20–41

Tommy Bowden's 1st recruiting class in 1999 had only been ranked 24th, and his 2000 class actually slipped down to 31st, according to Rivals. This would have to improve for Clemson to challenge for ACC and National honors.

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I let it go yesterday but since you led with it today

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Aug 14, 2022, 8:09 AM
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Y2K was a big nothing burger because a lot of brilliant people took it serious and worked very hard behind the scenes to update and correct the code to prevent all the things that could have happened.

My cousin worked very hard on fixing control code for water treatment plants and said the updates were completed only 2 weeks before the end of the year. The same thing happened in other utilities, banking, etc.

Never seen so many people disappointed that a major disaster didn’t happen.


That said, thanks again 76

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Sorry, didn't realize I posted something that was going to

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Aug 14, 2022, 11:45 AM
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trigger somebody. Never can predict what that might be these days, though.

Note: I was working in a big chemical plant with a whole lot of computer technology in it when Y2K was approaching. Our tech people did their thing (which is what they were paid to do, coincidentally) and declared it no big deal. So, that first hand experience is what I was basing my post on.

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Re: 22 years ago, 2000: PICS AND VIDEOS!

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Aug 14, 2022, 8:20 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAfT0RzBu3I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrXrN9SR5uI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0u79SYEkIU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRZUhXlQ0h0

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That Tiger Pride Day would

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Aug 14, 2022, 9:00 AM
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mean something a whole lot different these days.

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Re: 22 years ago, 2000: PICS AND VIDEOS!

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Aug 14, 2022, 10:32 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO778GIl_RM

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Aug 14, 2022, 10:42 AM
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The quality of the photos suddenly increase bigly around this time.

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Aug 14, 2022, 11:09 AM
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Dantzler to Gardner

Hunt kick

Jim Phillips call of the Catch II

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Just click the words before each picture for the time stamps

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Aug 14, 2022, 2:13 PM
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Sorry for the reposts, I've been trying to post a link to a time stamp in the video without the big picture link to the start of the video being included.

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I punched a hole in my wall (parent's house) when Watkins

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Aug 14, 2022, 4:48 PM
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made that catch. I also shattered a plastic clothes hanger into my room's door.

Everyone was scared to talk to me for days.

I had problems.

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Re: Hill Watch...22 days!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 8:50 AM
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Wish we had those bees in the Valley- can’t wait for home games

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Aug 14, 2022, 9:01 AM
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Thanks, O.J.

GO TIGERS!!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 10:43 AM
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LB Trenton Simpson




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Re: Hill Watch...22 days!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 10:51 AM
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I can’t believe it’s that close, that means it’s going to get cooler too! Can we slow this thing down, I got things I need to accomplish before we start another National Championship run!

What’s a man to do?

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We keep getting better & better everyday, in every way!
“The only disability is a bad Attitude” Dabo Swinney!!
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Aug 14, 2022, 1:25 PM
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Don't think of it as another National Championship run.

We are preparing for the next game against the nameless faceless opponent...

That next game is in 3 weeks.

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Re: Hill Watch...22 days!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 2:51 PM
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GO TIGERS!!!

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Aug 14, 2022, 4:34 PM
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GooooooTigers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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