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The Gamecock Defense – A Reality Check

South Carolina was bad on defense this year. Check that, South Carolina was very bad on defense this year. It’s pretty clear to the entire fan base that a bad defense caused this team to finish 6-6 rather than 9-3 or 10-2.  … Continue reading

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By Any Means Necessary

Before anyone suggests this is a sour grapes blog post by an excuse-making Gamecock fan, let’s get one thing out of the way: Clemson beat us Saturday fair and square. They were the better team and deserved to win. It’s true and … Continue reading

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Frank Martin: My Take

Tons of hot takes flowed on Twitter when the suspension of Frank Martin was handed down for verbally abusing Duane Notice. And the situation will bubble to the surface again when the SEC Basketball Tournament starts this week in Atlanta … Continue reading

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The Spin, Excuse and Insult Zone: The Noisy Aftermath of the Fivepeat

Since the Fivepeat became a reality, many Clemson* fans have sucked it up and admitted the obvious: that they were beaten, again, by the better team. There are certainly some reasonable and rational Clemson* folks out there who understand that … Continue reading

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How the SEC Changed the South Carolina-Clemson Universe

With the comet Ison streaking through our solar system, I thought it an appropriate time to write a little about the current universe that is South Carolina – Clemson* football. In the last week or so I’ve heard a lot of talk … Continue reading

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Anatomy of “The Drive”: Gamecock Version

In football lore, it is known simply as “The Drive”. It was the 1987 AFC Championship Game between the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos. Down by a touchdown with 5:32 left to play, John Elway led the Broncos on a 15-play, 98-yard drive to tie the game … Continue reading

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Gamecocks Have Seized Control of This Rivalry

The worm has turned…big time. Yeah, we know that’s pretty obvious to most based on the winning streak and all, but we eternal pessimists at TRC occasionally need some convincing. Why? As lifelong Gamecocks fans, it’s sometimes hard for us … Continue reading

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Darth Visor: The Empire (Emperor?) Strikes Back

If there was any shred of doubt left, last night cemented that the HBC has clearly regained his swagger.  Last night’s weekly call-in show – normally a dry, coachspeak preview of this week’s opponent interspersed with sometimes imbecilic fan questions – provided Coach a public … Continue reading

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Gamecock Football 2012 Best Case/Worst Case – Wins and Losses

Now that we’ve heard about the offense, defense, and special teams, I’m here to lay out for you the best and worse cases for the season in terms of wins and losses.  T-Bone and Buck know I’m pessimistic by nature, so the … Continue reading

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Do The Right Thing Penn St. — Suspend Football

The contents of the Freeh Report on Penn State have me pretty fired up.  The fact that the future state of the PSU football program is even being discussed at this point in time sickens me. Penn St. should not wait … Continue reading

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