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A word from an old fart

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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 1:43 AM
 

A few years ago I returned to Clemson after a long absence. I walked around campus and loved every minute of it. A bit surprised at so many changes, I even got lost. Busses? you got to be kidding me , in my day we hiked. Caught our breath , then hiked some more . Lord help you if you did not incorporate geography in your schedule.

I returned shortly thereafter for a football game (2006 I think) and was appalled. The big glitzy video screens, the mechanical tiger roar, TIGER RAG being played as a recording with a perfectly good band sitting right there, and then this totally foreign WOO HOO incorporated into long traditional cheers. I felt I was on another planet. Perhaps in a pro stadium.

Not only appalled, horrified. This was not my Death Valley.

Over the years I have come back 2 or three times a year for spring games/baseball games and the thrill of the Valley.

Like everything else, one has to adapt to change . I love the Valley once again.

And, hold on to your seat, I even embrace the WoooHooo after sitting above the student section this year.

We really can't fight change, but there will allways be something in those hills


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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 3:36 AM
 

Just imagine the shock for a guy (me) who was a "rat" in 1957!Yes it has changed,but even with all of that change the love affair never ends! The pain of a poor season in any sport still chills to the bones! I was there in Jaunary 1958 when we did everything but beat LSU on the scoreboard.Paul Detzel was the coach and their defense featured Beau Strange and the Chinese Bandits.We put the ball on the ground twice and lost 7-0! Go Tigers. Our time is here!


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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:39 AM
 

I will never embrace or say WHOO HOO!!! It should be banned!!! Somethings should never change.


I'm with you on this one. CU '71. ****

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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:54 AM
 




If you consider yourself an "old fart, " then, I suppose

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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 7:04 AM
 

I will have to deem myself a "living zombie." lol


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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 9:57 AM
 

Lets not take this "old fart" issue too far! My time at Death Valley was from 1946-1950. Basically I like all the modern changes that have occurred on campus.But having not been able to attend recent games I have to depend on my Clemson Grad son for an evaluation of the "WOO HOO" issue.
So, it's negative!

One time I was in the Raleigh- Durham Airport for a trip to Washington, DC and Coach Howard was also boparding the plane. Going to an IPTAY meeting in DC. We sat together and he talked about the LSU game and said that based on practice before leaving for the bowl game that he didn't think the team"could stay on the field" with the LSU tigers.Also told several recruiting stories about the inability to "truly evaluate" an athlete.


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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 10:11 AM
 

Me too, '66! Oh, I need to vent. I live down on the coast and have been watching Tigers play BB since Press Maravich (Pete's father) was coach, and the game against Chanticleers (a french chicken) was the worst I have ever seen Clemson play, even though there were many blow-out games against big National Powers, there was no fire in this team, except for Booker, who also seemed to give up in the second half. However humiliating, the
worst thing, was brownie not even getting angry for their lacksadial play! I hope it it is a one time thing, as I had enjoyed their other games!
GO TIGERS BEAT LSU!


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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 10:28 AM
 

I bet you had to swim Lake Hartwell just to get to class


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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 10:34 AM
 

some of us old farts remember when there wasn't a lake hartwell


Kinda like the end of "Deliverance".***


Posted: Dec 22, 2012 10:40 AM
 




uphill, both ways, in the snow


Posted: Dec 22, 2012 2:34 PM
 

!


I was afraid it was going to be, "Pull my finger!" :-O *****


Posted: Dec 22, 2012 10:45 AM
 




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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 1:24 PM
 

I read. I don't post. But, I must say this is the best post I've ever read on T-Net.


Re: A word from an old fart

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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 1:32 PM
 

Having to hump it across campus to get to class became an issue, especially if you were burning a heater back in the day, and ran into a hot young coed in a halter top. Those were the days (mid -70's, post USAF).


That was absolutely awesome***


Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:06 PM
 




i'm with you right up to the woo hoo, i refuse to woo hoo!***


Posted: Dec 22, 2012 2:18 PM
 




I was a dedicated hater of the WoooHooo


Posted: Dec 22, 2012 2:40 PM
 

Until I sat among the students. Being in the middle of it was pretty cool. So I said "what the HeII, give it to em ...it is THEIR time, THEIR day in the sun, let them love and cherish every moment .


The woo hoo during tiger rag SUX!!!!!!!******


Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:19 PM
 



Orange Googlers Unite

Save Tigernet--Boot the coots(you know who I mean).


I wholeheartedly agree*****************


Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:53 PM
 




Sounds like a bunch of drunken rednecks in the ..........


Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:55 PM
 

trailer park on Saturday night.


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Posted: Dec 22, 2012 4:33 PM
 

Embraced the woohoo?

Figures.


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