Clemson football team’s entrance an architectural screw up, Gamecock fans chuckle

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ESPN has turned what’s known as “the most exciting 25 seconds in college football,” into a 10-minute movie. Why?

The Clemson Tigers’ ‘Run Down the Hill’ into Memorial Stadium

The Clemson Tigers’ ‘Run Down the Hill’ into Memorial Stadium

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 toygeorge-bennett-vertical 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.

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2 Responses to Clemson football team’s entrance an architectural screw up, Gamecock fans chuckle

  1. Bryan Hamby says:

    Looks to me that you’re butthurt over something. If “can’t even give their mascot a name” is the best you have. We’ve won. Oh and we have. 67-42-4. “Crazy right?!?!?! It’s a little ridiculous, I mean, folks get hyped up about the workaround of an architectural screw up” Need I even compare that to your entrance? A bird in a dress in a PVC cage? Waving a towel? Pressing play on a tape player?

    Pathetic.

    • Patrick says:

      Amen brother. This guy sounds a little salty. Maybe because his team has never achieved anything close to significant. Maybe because his team is owned by their rival. Maybe because they have to squeak by 2 win fcs teams just to become bowl eligible. I don’t know. I’d be a little salty also if I pulled for that pathetic, sec bottom dwelling laughing stock of a team as well.

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