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Tim Bourret question


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:01 PM
 

Over the past few says I’ve heard writers, radio hosts and Clemson admin fawning over Tim Bourret. Saying he is the best there is. I don’t mean this question in any negative way but what does he do that makes him the best there is? I’m really just uneducated and uniformed when it comes to what a SID does.

Thanks in advance


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Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:17 PM
 




As an example

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Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:19 PM
 

“Clemson over the past 700 rushing attempts, when the sky is blue, the temperature is under 85 degrees and the running back isn’t touched until 7 yards past the line of scrimmage the tigers have scored on 87% of their rushes.”


No one else give you stats like this. I mean come on man. It’s obvious.

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Re: As an example


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:34 PM
 

That’s the problem with this board. Someone asks a legitimate question about what someone role in their job is and you get smart remarks


Re: As an example


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:49 PM
 

Understand your frustration. Did you get my response on your duplicate post? JG didn’t have to put the obvious pun in there but he is correct in that he (Tim) is a walking encyclopedia of stats for Clemson, but the importance to that is when an ESPN announcer needed that kind of stats, tb could give it to them on the spot and probably add much more to it. Hence my other post that Clemson gets a good reputation from people like that...

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Re: As an example


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:54 PM
 

Meant to add that’s why people in the profession say he’s the best. And if you don’t read dh article tb never treated big shots or little shots different. He respected everyone just the same. A rare breed theseese days.

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Re: As an example


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:54 PM
 

Meant to add that’s why people in the profession say he’s the best. And if you don’t read dh article tb never treated big shots or little shots different. He respected everyone just the same. A rare breed theseese days.

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Knowing all the quirky stats


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 6:59 PM
 

Is a personality trait of most SIDs. I've worked with several in different universities. They are usually the nerdy numbers type who love that stuff. Usually big baseball fans too


SID is a combination publicist, media liason

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Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:35 PM
 

historian, editor of publications, often times writer, coach caretaker, press box coordinator, and in Tim's case, broadcaster, among many other things


Re: SID is a combination publicist, media liason


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:56 PM
 

Tim also had an excellent tutor. Bob Bradley was a master at digging out nuggets to pass along to the press, things that few if any person would probably do or think about as being important. Those little tidbits we see and hear that cause us to say, "I didn't know that". Tim became a master at this. Tim would also go back in the past and develop a story that provided us a bit of history about our sports program. An above post outlines some of Tim's responsibilities.

Many years ago, the SID was referred to as the "Tub-thumper". His job at that time was to get information to the public in the days before there were hordes of reporters standing at his door. In the sports pages of newspapers these little tidbits were "fillers", just enough words to fill up the space at the end of a column.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:43 PM
 

He is the one who provides statistics, team and player notes and other information about a college or university's sports teams to the news media and general public.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2018 5:44 PM
 

Thanks!


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Posted: Jan 28, 2018 6:45 PM
 

Just to add , TB is probably at his job as Dabo is at his job . He's probably a genius level of intelligence .

Also, you don't don't last 40 years at the same school unless you're doing something very well .

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Thank You! been wondering myself


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 6:19 PM
 

I'm sure TB is the best at what he does...I know he's good at rattling stats, starting and stopping a press conference & player/coaches interviews.

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Tom is very very


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 6:26 PM
 

Very positive about everything Clemson. Something many of you could be also


He's certainly top notch when it comes to SIDs


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 6:47 PM
 

His longevity is what gives him a lot of clout.


But there are many SIDs around the country just as good. Just with fewer years experience. The rattling stats off doesn't exactly impress me because really that's kinda his job. It's the job of every SID in the country.


A lot more to his job than spewing stats, and by all accounts


Posted: Jan 28, 2018 7:03 PM
 

he is one of the best at all of it!

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