Gamecock fans, mind if I join you?

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Call it a rout. South Carolina with a shutout win over Clemson.
Gamecock fans heard the cry of a North Carolina transplant looking for a new team and responded in force.
I received the quick 'Carolina all the way' tweets and messages, and then the longer e-mails also did some convincing. Sterling pointed out Columbia is two hours closer than Clemson.
'There is really only one choice, the Gamecocks. Look at the baseball program, the football program and the up and coming basketball program. Just hired a new basketball coach and things will be improving.
'Also they are a lot closer to Mount Pleasant if you want to attend their games. Go Gamecocks!!!!'
David took shots at the Tar Heels as a 'Wolfpack born, Wolfpack bred' fan, but also a garnet and black aficionado.
'The choice for me was easy when I moved to SC. Go Gamecocks. I refuse to pull for Clemson in anything. Go SEC. If you have a team in the ACC already (BOOOOOOOOOO! Go Wolfpack) why muddy the waters by pulling for another team in the ACC...
'Great fans. Gamecocks check. Clemson fans are the rudest people I have ever met.
'The first time I went to Death Valley the fans were so rude I thought I was in Chapel Hill or Durham (Go Wolfpack).
'Gamecocks forever. Do not start pulling for another ACC team. You need to pull for one team a conference. ACC: Carolina, SEC: Carolina.'
People defended South Carolina's 'Carolina' and launched verbal assaults on the Tigers.
And Clemson fans, wherever they may be, did nothing.
So, as a direct result: go Gamecocks.
(Have a suggestion for a future Eye of the Tyler column? Email theffernan@moultrienews.com).

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