I don’t see a problem with GAmeTime saying “we.” WE do it all the time (ACC fans), postive or negative. Don’t see it so much as homerism when you are referring to the conference that you are in. After all, we root for our teams 1st but we also pull for our conferences when playing OOC. Nothing wrong with that.
Clem…are you serious? From your past posts, I thought for sure that you were joined at the hip with FSU (Seminole) and also in major infatuation with the BIG XII. If I somehow got that wrong, I apologize.
Yes, to get out of the ACC. Me and Sem share enemies. Does that mean I’m a texas or oklahoma fan? No way. I am a CLEMSON fan, not a conference fan. The ACC could lose every other bowl game, as long as Clemson wins who looks bad then? Not us, not me. I hate the ACC and I hate the conference rah rah. GO TIGERS!
Clem…one more thing, since you felt the need to respond to my previous post. What did you mean by GameTime (S.Carolina) living vicariously? Are you referring to the SEC’s predicted bowl finish? By their being a member of a successful conference? I mean, you can’t really slam on them until you are beating them on a regular basis. I have no dog in the hunt re: Clemson vs S. Carolina. Your post just begged the question.
We’ve beat them on a regular basis for 100 years, one little 4 in a row doesn’t mean a lifetime. They have always lived vicariously through the conference. How many SEC titles do they have? How many titles have they even played for…since the START? Basically what I’m asking is, what have they contributed to the SEC to make the SEC a superpower? I’ll save you the time to google, they’ve played for it ONCE and got embarrassed by Auburn. They consistently finish 5th in their conference and brag like they’ve added value to it when in reality they haven’t added anything to it. No trophies, no championships, nothing.
The SEC is a successful conference, any football fan will tell you that. This isn’t a bash on the SEC, its a bash on those that ride the SEC coat tails. Alabama and LSU carry that conference, with occasional help from UGA and Florida. THEY make the SEC, not the South Carolina Lamecocks and their single SEC East division banner.
Its basically the equivalent of Vandy talking shit because they simply reside in the same conference as the national champions.
LOL at yall. Of course everyone wants their team to win first but you are lying to yourself if you say you don’t want your conference to do good. If the teams you play and sometimes lose to literally lose every big bowl game they play in like the ACC what does that say about your team? Who you play every year to a small extent tells a lot about you. It also determines how the nation views you. Theres a reason everyone knows the SEC is the best and the ACC is horrible. Its the bowl games.
Dawgsday: Don’t lump all of us “ACC” members into the statement that you made in your previous post. I agree with GameTime…and you…if your conference members are taking care of business OOC, that says alot about the competition that you face on a weekly basis…and a lot about who/where you are as a team.
How can you be ready to play a good OOC opponent in a bowl if you play a bad ACC schedule all year? Can Clemson be blamed for only 2 teams 10+ wins? What about only 3 above 7 wins, and one is on probation. Nope, blame the crappy conference. You train like you fight. Thats all I’m saying. We’ll continue to see poor ACC bowl performance as long as we are adding these pansy basketball schools and washed up Big East teams to the conference and put them on the schedule. No offense (sorta because its funny) VT since you got smoked by one of those newbies this year.
Read my sig, it sums up the the idea.
If you’re happy with good enough, then good enough is what you’ll be. Greatness requires the expectation of excellence.
SoPines and SWVADON can fight the ACC good fight. I refuse.
Ok Clem…you got me…and yes it is funny that we got beat 2X this year by BE teams…we also lost to you guys and several others. A bad year or two…it is what it is. .prior to last year, I do not recall you guys lighting up things for the conference or even beating us.
Let’s (that’s you and I) not lay the blame on the conference, let’s look at ourselves. I will tell you this…I hope that you guys pull it out vs LSU. Do I think that will happen? Nope. And when it doesn’t, it will not be the fault of the conference, it will be on Clemson.
At the end of the day, we’re all just fans and arm-chair QBs…CFB is fun stuff and the folks in the SEC are having the fun lately. I admire their run.