ESPN has turned what’s known as “the most exciting 25 seconds in college football,” into a 10-minute movie. Why?
It was announced late Saturday the ACC had decided the South Carolina vs. Clemson rivalry game would be televised in prime time at 7:30 ET on ESPN.
For those not familiar with Clemson’s ridiculous entrance, the Clemson football team leaves as a unit in full uniform from the Tigers locker room (which is located beneath the west end zone) and boards a series of buses. Why do they have to ride buses to enter the stadium? Because it’s Clemson and the architects screwed up. I have nothing against cow colleges, people. But a spade is a spade. The team and coaching staff are then driven 1/16 of mile or so, they make two right turns, and then get OFF the buses, congregate at the top of a hill behind the east end zone (which is the student section). There the players rub Howard’s Rock ( Yes, they have a pet rock), and a cannon ( which happens to be a toy cannon attached to some Home Depot hand trucks) shot sends them running down the hill and onto the field under a bunch of purple and orange balloons.
Crazy right?!?!?! It’s a little ridiculous, I mean, folks get hyped up about the workaround of an architectural screw up.
Their school mascot is a Tiger. Super original.
Come on, seriously? Auburn’s tiger is Aubie; LSU has Mike, and Clemson has… a tiger. They can’t even give their mascot a name, folks.
But, if your idea of excitement is watching a bunch of teenage kids in full uniform ride a bus around a stadium, rub a rock and run down a hill under a bunch of balloons, tune in to ESPN Saturday night about 7:20. ESPN will certainly have a hard-on.
For Gamecock fans, we’ll just sit back and enjoy a good chuckle.