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A writer whose facts may not always be correct, but whose opinions based on those facts are.

Snap Judgments – 2017 Kentucky @ USC

Some quick, barely researched, not fully-formed thoughts from South Carolina’s 23-13 loss to Kentucky. Fool’s Gold. I fell for it again. Just like in 1988 when we started 6-0 and were ranked number six. Just like in 2007 when we … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments – 2017 USC @ Missouri

Some quick, barely researched, not fully-formed thoughts from South Carolina’s 31-13 victory over Missouri. Expectation Management? Nah, we’re good. Two weeks into the season, South Carolina football is 2-0. If you’re being honest, on September 1 I think the vast … Continue reading

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Pre-Snap Read – South Carolina @ Missouri

As South Carolina fans, Missouri is one team you look at on the schedule every year and pretty much think “yeah, that should be a dub”*. And every year the game turns out to be a very even match-up, whether … Continue reading

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Pre-snap Read – South Carolina vs. North Carolina State 

We had every intention of recording a preseason podcast last night. But due to my lingering extreme tiredness after spending most of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning vomiting my guts up in a Washington, D.C. hotel room, I decided to … Continue reading

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Reports: Kingston to Take the Reins of Gamecock Baseball

Multiple media outlets are now reporting that South Florida’s Mark Kingston will be the next head baseball coach at South Carolina. My official statement on this hiring:  MEH. Mark Kingston will be announced at a press conference shortly, and Ray … Continue reading

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Holbrook Resignation Complicated, But Not That Complicated

“For a program that measures itself by College World Series appearances and results, not making the 64-team field is unacceptable.” – Josh Kendall, The State, May 29 By every account, Chad Holbrook is a fine man. His son Reece fought … Continue reading

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Gamecocks’ NCAA Futility Washed Away in an Instant

I started watching college basketball when I was seven years old. The first game I can remember was the 1977 NCAA final between North Carolina and Marquette, and I was immediately hooked. It wasn’t March Madness back then, but it … Continue reading

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Loving and Losing: My 10 Greatest Sports Defeats

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” – James … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments – 2016 USC @ Clemson Edition

Embarrassment. Last week after the Western Carolina game I wrote that we just needed to chalk that game up as an anomaly. It was a bad game before our annual contest against our biggest rival, and surely we were going … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments – 2016 Western Carolina @ USC Edition

Some quick, barely researched, not fully-formed thoughts from South Carolina’s 44-31 victory over Western Carolina.  Flush it. I saw a lot of frustration coming from the Gamecock faithful in Saturday’s win over Western Carolina. Somehow, some of it was coming from … Continue reading

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