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Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 8:51 AM
 

ever since the National Championship game it's like we are living in an alternate universe. Now, all of a sudden, somehow we are recieving heaps praise and adoration by the same media that tried and succeeded in minimizing our season. It's ironic, now that we have a "signature loss"and the "powers that be" have secured their desired outcome, another Alabama Championship, we are now a GREAT team, imagine that? To add more to this bazaar scenario, we are being touted as the #1 team for 2016 and Deshaun Watson is being called the Heisman front-runner for 2016....how gracious they are being to us, we have finally "arrived!" In the words of Lee Corso...."Not so fast!" This new found praise and respect for Clemson is disingenuous and hollow. In an attempt to further prove Alabama is indeed the 33rd NFL team, it stands to reason they had to have beaten a great team, Clemson was handy. That's it, we were the means they used to prove their end...Alabama's greatness.

As far as the pre-pre-season love, it's meaningless. By the time the hot days of summer roll around, we will have fallen victim to a plethora of "shortcomings" for 2016. Gone is the #1 hype, Deshaun Watson will be just one of a myriad of Heisman hopefuls. I can almost hear it now.." Clemson has some real questions on defensive depth" and the always popular " Clemson is hindered by the ACC, it's the weakest of the power 5 conferences....blah, blah and blah..." We will be ranked for sure but somewhere in the 10-12 range with 3, maybe 4 of the mighty SEC West ( the champions of the off season) being ranked above us, unapologetically. If it wasn't so pathetic and predictable, it would almost be sad.

Coming back to reality, the Clemson team that beat, yes beat Alabama is worthy of real praise and respect not the kind that comes with baggage. We will once again be discounted, delegitimized and disrespected in 2016 by being on "upset alert" almost every week and when we do win, you got it, we were lucky. It's a total shame that when teams play fair, by the rules and in some cases, with one arm tied behind their backs and still they win, it's not good enough. Well, I guess that depends on what the standard "good enough" actually is. If "good enough" means playing with passion, remaining humble and wining with integrity then we are, have been and will continue to be better than "good enough" no matter what the mindless talking heads spew.


Re: Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 8:55 AM
 

They saw the game . They knew how good Alabama was defensively . We worked them like Wake Forest .
They know now .

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 8:57 AM
 

Lol no I think wake held us to less yards. Just say in.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 8:58 AM
 

Nope almost identical yards. Looked it up.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:40 AM
 

550 to 478 .
So 72 more yds for Tigers . Against the #2 defense who'd been giving up around 250 a game .
Worked em'.
Deshaun also set the individual yardage record in a national championship game .
Ever .

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:18 AM
 

I did hear one of the talking heads say, "That was an NFL defense that Clemson played and they looked really good against them." I think they know the truth but I agree that we will be know as a weak conference next year and won't get back in the playoffs unless we're undefeated again... and maybe not even then.

We must be undefeated in 2016!


Re: Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:00 AM
 

I assure you, their praise means nothing to me, it's like a left-handed compliment. For teams on the outside of the circle of SEC greatness, it will always be a struggle. However, as long as we remain Clemson, we will always be winners! Go tigers


That's more than a bit paranoid. They are ignorant

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:01 AM
 

lemmings, but they have finally been enlightened.

We'll continue to get our due until we stumble, then the talk will creep back in. But if that happens, we'll prove them wrong again.

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yeP D2...you have correct handle on the biased media...but

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:19 AM
 

TiGERS will be back sooner than later to show 'em!

Keep ROCKing!

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Re: That's more than a bit paranoid. They are ignorant

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:22 AM
 

I ask you, respectfully, how is the OP being paranoid? What he posted is pretty much spot on based on past behaviors. I think we as a fan bases are so starved for praise from "them" that when we get fed sh!i and told its pate' we are happy to believe them, eat it and say thank you. The MEDIA has to earn our respect, not the other way around, in my opinion.


The media has been wrong and their only redemption


Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:29 AM
 

is to stay on the bandwagon.

The tide has turned, and they know it.

We can not be denied any longer without them looking foolish or like sour grapes.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:38 AM
 

I see what you're saying...I think you've hit the nail on the head! Thanks.


correct diagnosis,OP is paranoid 100%*****


Posted: Jan 16, 2016 10:04 AM
 

d


It's a slippery slope to the back of the media doghouse

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:26 AM
 

We can win 12 games next year and they'll call us weak because of the schedule. It'll come down to winning it all again.


The "Amazing Kreskin"!!!

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:42 AM
 

You have just read my mind. ??


Re: Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:43 AM
 

I am actually ok with not starting the season at #1. That's alot of weight to carry around. No where to go but down. I hope we are ranked 5 and after an FSU win move to #1.


Re: Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:47 AM
 

That makes great sense....I admit, I was feeling the weight of the bullseye on our backs and I didn't even play a down! LOL! We need to sneak up on it, peak at just the right time.


Don't give a rat's #### what media says

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 9:47 AM
 

Don't need their affirmation to enjoy my Tigers.


THEY HAVE GOT U under surveillance...

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 10:12 AM
 

U R being monitored; they're watching U Right Now! Be vigilant, shoot first, ask ?'s later!


this really shouldn't concern anyone***

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 10:13 AM
 




You want to bet on that pre-season ranking? No way we aren't

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 10:14 AM
 

in the top 3 or 4, but probably 1 or 2.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 10:50 AM
 

They're already coming up with new ways to hate, trust me. Last night on College Football Live, whilst admitting Deshaun Watson is the clear favorite for the Heisman, they ended by saying, "but you don't ever want to be the front-runner for the Heisman!"

Never ends.


Re: Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 10:55 AM
 

You never want to be the front runner for the heisman unless you play for Alabama, then its a shoe in. Really these trophies are as political as anything. I just hope he wins the championship


Re: Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 10:59 AM
 

When everybody is perplexed next year when all the hollow words and shallow praise are gone when they no longer need Clemson to perpetuate their point, Alabama and the SEC are CFB Gods, just remember my "paranoid" post. I'm smart enough and have lived long enough to understand we are going to be called , upon further review, an anomaly and a fluke. Their greed and arrogance are going to rear its ugly eSECpn head again.just wait.


I fully expect Ole Miss to be ranked #1 and to stay in the

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Posted: Jan 16, 2016 11:01 AM
 

top 5 all year as long as they stay above .500.

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Re: Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 17, 2016 3:52 AM
 

let me give you a TU to get you off 666

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Re: Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 17, 2016 4:13 AM
 

This post is an example of why Clemson isn't going to win the 2016 ACC or make the Play Offs. Moral victories are excuses and exercises is futility - they're sure signs of losers.

Get real. You lost. You got beat by a better team. Admit you lost and go about doing what is necessary to fix the defensive problems that lost the game. Whining that you really didn't lose is the absolute worst thing you can do. It breeds excuses and excuses breed losses.


Re: Something just seems odd

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Posted: Jan 17, 2016 8:15 AM
 

We put up 540 yds on your #2 defense. . Our QB threw 4 TDs , two of them right to a walk-on reciever right by the ear hole of your 5 star DB .
Seems like Saban might want to focus on stopping the HUNH spread option his self .
Congrats though .

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