Four More Years-Football
|Thursday, February 12, 2015 11:07 AM- -|
Four More Years
I used to really enjoy politics. I mean I really got into it. I listened to political radio. I read the websites. I could tell you about congressional races in mid-term years. I would argue with those that were for the other party. I would argue for hours. However about ten years ago I figured something out. When my candidate lost, my life didn't change the way I thought it would. It was not the end of the world. What is worse is when I figured out that when my candidate won, my life didn't really change all that much either. It was not as good as they had promised. So I figured out that when I lost I didn't REALLY lose and when I won I didn't REALLY win. It was easy to see the only thing I lost was time. I was following politicians who tried to tell me about their impossible promises and their scare tactics. I have to tell you I feel less toxic now that I don't follow it anymore. I am ignorant to a lot of the issues, but I chosen to be ignorant instead of toxic.
I used to really enjoy politics. I mean I really got into it. I listened to political radio. I read the websites. I could tell you about congressional races in mid-term years. I would argue with those that were for the other party. I would argue for hours.
However about ten years ago I figured something out. When my candidate lost, my life didn't change the way I thought it would. It was not the end of the world. What is worse is when I figured out that when my candidate won, my life didn't really change all that much either. It was not as good as they had promised.
So I figured out that when I lost I didn't REALLY lose and when I won I didn't REALLY win. It was easy to see the only thing I lost was time. I was following politicians who tried to tell me about their impossible promises and their scare tactics. I have to tell you I feel less toxic now that I don't follow it anymore. I am ignorant to a lot of the issues, but I chosen to be ignorant instead of toxic.
One simple concept I learned in the political game was the one where incumbents would ask if you were better off than you were four years ago. I always heard that one every election year. I ask myself that about several factors in my life occasionally.
That question lead me to ask that about my real passion, Clemson athletics. Over the next week, I want to ask two questions about Clemson football, basketball and baseball. First, are we better off than we were four years ago. Second, is the next four years gonna be better than the previous four.
Today is a look at the football program. It seems pretty obvious what the conclusions will be in today's blog. Next week I will look at basketball and baseball and that should be more debatable.
ACC Standings-1st in Atlantic Division. ACC Champions
Post Season-Loss to West Virginia in Orange Bowl
ACC Standings-T-1st Atlantic Division
Post Season-Beat LSU in Chick-fil-a Bowl
ACC Standings-2nd in Atlantic Division
Post Season-Beat Ohio State in Orange Bowl
ACC Standings-2nd in Atlantic Division
Post Season-Beat Oklahoma in Russell Athletic Bowl
Notes-Clemson football has gone 42-11 over the past four years. The Tigers are 26-6 in the ACC. They have won or tied for the division title twice. They have played in two BCS bowl games. Clemson is 3-1 in bowl games over the past four seasons.
Is Clemson football better off than it was four years ago?
Is the next four years of Clemson football better than the previous four years?
It will be tough topping the 42 win mark, but I think this can happen. I think we will see the Tigers continue to become a bigger player on the national scene in the next four years. The record might be very similar, but I think this program will be a factor in the national playoffs and the New Year's Six bowl picture more in the next four years. This program is recruiting at an extremely high level and the future is just as bright if not brighter for the next four years.
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