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How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:21 PM
 

Who was a Freshman @ CCollege in '57 and asked his Sister & "date" Me to come to game.

I had just moved to G'ville SC from Charlotte and hadn't heard of Clemson (was a Tar H+eL fan since Dad attended there b/4 WW2) but after seeing campus, team, stadium & fans I immediately had Orange in my blood (still do 57 yrs later)..put the Baby Blue stuff down..graduating years later..plus having Son graduate @ Tigertown tOO!

How bout You...what happened to cause you to fall in love with Clemson & become a Fan?

GoTiGERS everywhere!

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A blind date

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:22 PM
 

for a homecoming game. One time at Clemson is all it took. I was hooked for life.

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born into it. It's in me blood.***

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:23 PM
 




Re: born into it. It's in me blood.***

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:38 PM
 

Me too. My grandfather and my father were both alumni so it was a given I would attend. Came to my first game at age 4 months...Go Tigers!


Same here. Mom from NJ, dad from Cheraw met there.***

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Re: Same here

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:41 PM
 

Relatives back to math professor when it was Clemson College and another who was on the CU board.

I graduated in 77. I look back upon those days fondly.

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you ask that like there are other options***

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:25 PM
 



"I've been working since I was 15 continually until now. I worked 40 hours a week at 15, when it wasn't even legal for 15 year olds to work that many hours."


Re: you ask that like there are other options***

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:28 PM
 

6years old and knew a Tiger could beat a chicken anyday. No matter how many times my older cousin kept saying it wasn't between the tiger and chicken lol.


My brothers went, my sister in law went, her sisters went ..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:28 PM
 

... an uncle was deeply involved in the university for years, started going to football games when I was 10, basketball and baseball games soon after that.

Then I was very good at math and science in high school and going out of state was not a financial option, so Clemson was the best option for me.


Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:35 PM
 

Went to soccer camp summer of 82. Been hooked ever since.


Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:36 PM
 

I married a girl with a rich history of Clemson Hertiage.


born into***

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:38 PM
 



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Re: congrats to STHS victory


Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:54 PM
 

We out of playoffs.

The ref of our ot loss came by the house last night before the game. He had worked with Dad at ocf (also retired army e8) and didn't know he had passed.

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Ya'll beat us this year***


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Re: We bear Abbeville 46-0 less than one month ago


Posted: Nov 8, 2014 4:38 PM
 

And lost last night in ot to them.

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Alumnus

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:39 PM
 

Lucky to have gotten my degree at Clemson.


Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:49 PM
 

My parents are from NC and had no allegiance to any SC school but my high school boyfriend's dad went to CU and that's where he wanted to go. I followed the boyfriend and fell totally in love with Clemson. Consequently, my 2 siblings and 2 of my kids also graduated from Clemson. By the way, I've been married to the boyfriend for 38 years! Go Tigers!

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Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 5:05 PM
 

That's a sweet story! Thanks for sharing...


Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:51 PM
 

dad c/o 72
bro c/o 96
whstiger c/o 03

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When I was

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:56 PM
 

in elementary school, I was a gamecock fan because King Dixon was from my home town and played for the gamecocks. My family moved to Greenville county when I was in the 4th grade and I played for a "termite" football team that year. Our coach took the team to a Clemson game, (which cost each team member $.10), and we sat on the hill. When the Tigers came down that hill, I was hooked and my blood is totally orange. I am also the proud father of a son who is a proud Clemson graduate. GO TIGERS!

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Favorite uncle (played baseball & JV football in '52. My


Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:57 PM
 

brother was a worm puller, so naturally, I had to pull for my favorite uncle's team. First game was the SC/CU game in '80, Cocaine George's senior season. Willie underwood took 2 picks to the house and we beat the dirt peckers 27-6.

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Great victory. Remember it well.***


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Uncle was Tiger going back to 40's and my Pop

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 3:58 PM
 

Was ND fan going back to 40's. Uncle was Mom's brother and him and my Pop were best friends. Went to Tiger/ND game in 1977 and it was a wrap....my Pop was disappointed that I did not become a Domer like all of his NJ family and his comment later was, "well pal, I guess it is Fuller to Butler for you, huh?". I told him yep and he said, "that is okay....those Orange SOB's play some nasty defense.....at least you are not a #### chicken". He became a closet Tiger fan and remained a fanatic Domer til he died. About the Chickens he would say, "godalmighty I hope the ######## lose their scrimmage games".

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made the decision as a child, influenced by no one

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 4:01 PM
 

no relatives had even gone to college except for a cousin who went to Naval Academy.

I had decided by 2nd grade that I was going to Clemson, even though it was a million miles away (200 miles is a long way for a kid - from Lowcountry to Upstate). SCAR never really entered the picture, even though the majority of my friends were Gamecock fans.

A friends dad took me to a Clemson game when I was about 10 and reaffirmed my choice as the correct one.


Been committed ever since.

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Re: made the decision as a child, influenced by no one


Posted: Nov 8, 2014 5:09 PM
 

You were a ### smart kid! Glad you are a tiger!


Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 4:19 PM
 

I became a fan after my older sister enrolled at Clemson in the late 80s. I never watched college sports before then. Although I had hoped to follow in her footsteps, financial circumstances forced me to enroll at a university in Virginia, where I have been a resident since high school. Clemson is where my heart was though, and I was the only student who would wear Clemson gear at my school.

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Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..


Posted: Nov 8, 2014 5:10 PM
 

You were definitely the smartest man on campus!


Back in the day, my dad played fb for Clemson...

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 4:27 PM
 

for 2 yrs and then had to go to war. Not sure I had a choice, or he probably would have disowned me. Took me to my first game at 5 yrs old.....when you had to wear your Sunday best to the game.

God rest his soul!!


Funny story about my dad. It was a Clemson/coot game day. Him and 2 attorneys from Greenwood (one was a coot) were going to the game. This was when it was 2 lanes from Anderson to Clemson. They borrowed a hearse (this was when the funeral homes were both ambulances and dead people carriers). They were in heavy traffic. at standstills, game time was about an hr away. They talked to a cop directing traffic and told him that they needed to get this body to a funeral home in Clemson ASAP. My dad was lying on the stretcher covered up. Traffic was stopped to let them get by. They drove to the stadium, got out and walked into the stadium and watched the game. lol

This was when cops did not escort or follow them. Just took their word.


Funny story *****


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Rasied in West Columbia...

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 4:57 PM
 

don't need any more of an explanation than that.

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First game I had ever watched....ND vs Clemson


Posted: Nov 8, 2014 4:58 PM
 

plus, lived 5 miles from the university.


lot of exposure.

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Like many on here, I was born a Tiger.


Posted: Nov 8, 2014 5:15 PM
 

It didn't hurt that my Dad told me he'd pay my tuition anywhere I wanted to go......so long as it was tuition at Clemson. Thanks Dad! Given how that turned out, I wish I would have listened to more of his, "advice" (or at least that was HIS WAY of giving advice) as a young man.

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Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 6:04 PM
 

I wanted to go to SCAR because of the Roach, Ribock, Owens, Riker, Cremins basketball team. My dad said I think you should go to Clemson because it's a better school. My blood turned orange as soon as I arrived on campus for orientation.

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Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 6:20 PM
 

Grew up in aUSCjr house. My dad always had season tickets and drug me to the games at the roach. I always pulled for the other team. My fondest memory is watching the 81 title game with my dad and rubbing it in. I was born with Orange in my blood.


Born & raised 20 miles from Clemson. Graduated in '76.***


Posted: Nov 8, 2014 6:52 PM
 




Hall of Fame relative

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 6:58 PM
 

Grandfather is in the Hall of Fame for football. http://www.tigernet.com/story/football/Clemson-Induct-Eight-Athletics-Hall-Fame-8578&nextbox=1

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Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 9:07 PM
 

Clemson is my husband's home town.His first home was in married student housing in the early 50's while his dad was a student.He is also a Clemson graduate. I married into this state of grace 27 years ago.I had tiny Tiger paws sewn into the hem on my wedding dress.


Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 9:14 PM
 

A football coach who was on the training staff for the National Championship team, Joe Franks, gave me tickets to a game just after I turned 16. My parents let me drive down from Greensboro and it was over, I've been ALL IN ever since.


Re: How'd You become a Clemson Fan? My Bro-in-Law to B 4 me..

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Posted: Nov 8, 2014 9:18 PM
 

I was born a tiger man, through and through. Been a family matter for as long as I can remember. Go tigers!


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