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The ACC Plays Pussy Football

As much as college football prognosticator Phil Steele might wish otherwise, there really is no hope for the Atlantic Coast Conference. The latest example of the second-tier conference’s utter lack of testicular fortitude? The inexcusable pansy ass statements made by ACC coordinator of officials, Dave Rhoads, regarding the hit University…

As much as college football prognosticator Phil Steele might wish otherwise, there really is no hope for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The latest example of the second-tier conference’s utter lack of testicular fortitude? The inexcusable pansy ass statements made by ACC coordinator of officials, Dave Rhoads, regarding the hit University of South Carolina superstar Jadeveon Clowney laid on Michigan running back Vincent Smith during the 2013 Outback Bowl.

According to Rhoads, Clowney should have been penalized, ejected and suspended for a game as a result of this perfectly legal tackle. In fact, under college football’s new “Dear God Please Don’t Let Anybody Actually Get Tackled During A Football Game” rule, Clowney would have been suspended.

At least if Rhoads was calling the shots.

“Yeah. I probably would have gone with that,” Rhoads said. “In my judgment, yes.”

Good God …

First of all when it comes to a Southeastern Conference player laying the wood to a Big Ten player, officials in the Atlantic Coast Conference should probably drink a nice tall glass of STFU and go back to doing what they do best – watching Wake Forest dry hump Maryland up and down the field in front of 35,000 not-so-screaming fans.

Because those Maryland jerseys are SO stylish …

Seriously … there is nobody in the ACC who even comes close to being able to deliver this sort of blow. So why are ACC officials even bothering to weigh in on the subject?

More to the point, Clowney did not lead with his helmet. As replay after replay shows, he led with his shoulders – and made contact with Smith squarely between his shoulders, wrapping him up and driving him backward into the ground. And contrary to the love affair Google’s search engine has with the term “Jadeveon Clowney hit,” the play – which recently won a well-deserved ESPY Award for “Play of the Year” – wasn’t really so much a “hit” as it was a tackle.

In fact it was probably the most perfect tackle ever.

Clowney did exactly what defensive football players are supposed to do – he just did it with such an elevated level of speed and force that it looked positively cataclysmic. But it wasn’t cataclysmic. In fact one of the little known realities of Clowney’s tackle is that Smith popped right up off the grass after it was over – shaken, to be sure, but not seriously injured.

Had Clowney’s tackle been dirty, Smith might not be alive right now.

Football is violent. That’s a fact of life. And people are going to get hurt – as University of South Carolina fans know all too well. But by penalizing legal hits conferences aren’t making players safer – they are making the game weaker.

Which is one reason why the ACC will continue to struggle against superior (read: SEC) competition.

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113 comments

Squishy123 July 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Gamecocks… isn’t that just another name for Dirt Peckers?

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shull July 22, 2013 at 11:24 pm

really bright and germain comment

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Squishy123 July 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Oh, look at shull with his big words.

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Spelling Bee-Bzzzzzzz! July 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm

When commenting on the intelligence of another and using the word germane, it is important to spell ‘germane’ properly for maximum effect.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm

germain

TBG wonders…
Whatnthahell do the Krauts or the Jackson 5 have to do with this?

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Squishy123 July 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Gamecocks… isn’t that just another name for Dirt Peckers?

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shull July 22, 2013 at 11:24 pm

really bright and germain comment

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Squishy123 July 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Oh, look at shull with his big words.

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Spelling Bee-Bzzzzzzz! July 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm

When commenting on the intelligence of another and using the word germane, it is important to spell ‘germane’ properly for maximum effect.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm

germain

TBG wonders…
Whatnthahell do the Krauts or the Jackson 5 have to do with this?

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semi July 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Is Big Tango back from vacation? This rampage sounds just like the cellar dweller!

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Dado Eats S#*t! July 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I was thinkng BigT is either employed today by Labor Finders or is busy with all the Royal Baby news.

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Vanguard16 July 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm

LSU says hey!!

Must be a bitch to be in a conference with absolutely no, nada, zip, chance of winning a title. Explains why the Old Ball Sack gives out 11 win rings. LMAO!!

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Just another guy July 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm

South Carolina says Hey 4 times

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Mike at the Beach July 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Come on man… let ’em have their fun. It sucks to be Clemson fan these days. Personally, I like watching their grasping and contortions. They had it good for a long time, so it’s going to take a while for them to adjust…

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not even a pop warner team July 24, 2013 at 8:06 am

and what the fuck has Clemson won in the last 30 years than was worth anything? nothing nada zip. My kids Pop warner title was worth more than that BS ACC title you got when you couldn’t even beat the 5th place team in the SEC then ass banged on national TV by WV so bad all sports reporters laughed at you and coined a phrase to make fun of you. hahahahhahahahah clemson sucks and think they are good. Now that’s funny dumbass hahahahaha they wont even win b squad this year either, finishing behind FSU and Lousiville in conference ranks and will still lose badly to the 2 SEC schools you play. damn all of this hope you have is going to be crushed right out of the gate and whats worse is you know it and still talk shit. Damn that’s whats is funny. we are all LOFAO at the Doodoo and his Taters. hahahahaha you will have no less than 4 loses this year and that’s in the shit conference in which you play. damn you suck hahahahahaha.

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Slab July 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

12 year olds have kids?

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semi July 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Is Big Tango back from vacation? This rampage sounds just like the cellar dweller!

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Dado Eats S#*t! July 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I was thinkng BigT is either employed today by Labor Finders or is busy with all the Royal Baby news.

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Vanguard16 July 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm

LSU says hey!!

Must be a bitch to be in a conference with absolutely no, nada, zip, chance of winning a title. Explains why the Old Ball Sack gives out 11 win rings. LMAO!!

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Just another guy July 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm

South Carolina says Hey 4 times

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Mike at the Beach July 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Come on man… let ’em have their fun. It sucks to be Clemson fan these days. Personally, I like watching their grasping and contortions. They had it good for a long time, so it’s going to take a while for them to adjust…

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not even a pop warner team July 24, 2013 at 8:06 am

and what the fuck has Clemson won in the last 30 years than was worth anything? nothing nada zip. My kids Pop warner title was worth more than that BS ACC title you got when you couldn’t even beat the 5th place team in the SEC then ass banged on national TV by WV so bad all sports reporters laughed at you and coined a phrase to make fun of you. hahahahhahahahah clemson sucks and think they are good. Now that’s funny dumbass hahahahaha they wont even win b squad this year either, finishing behind FSU and Lousiville in conference ranks and will still lose badly to the 2 SEC schools you play. damn all of this hope you have is going to be crushed right out of the gate and whats worse is you know it and still talk shit. Damn that’s whats is funny. we are all LOFAO at the Doodoo and his Taters. hahahahaha you will have no less than 4 loses this year and that’s in the shit conference in which you play. damn you suck hahahahahaha.

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Slab July 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

12 year olds have kids?

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La Gloria Cubana July 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I wanted to hate this article because, contrary to the opinion of many, I do believe that in the long run, the ACC will be a football powerhouse. However, after reading it, I realize the point and it was indeed perfectly stated. Here’s the thing Clemson, Miami, FSU, Louisville, and GT fans, for your own credibility, you need to tar-and-feather that Rhoads prick.

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La Gloria Cubana July 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I wanted to hate this article because, contrary to the opinion of many, I do believe that in the long run, the ACC will be a football powerhouse. However, after reading it, I realize the point and it was indeed perfectly stated. Here’s the thing Clemson, Miami, FSU, Louisville, and GT fans, for your own credibility, you need to tar-and-feather that Rhoads prick.

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Frank Howard's embarrassment July 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Me thinks lock Clowney and these ass holes in padded room for about 3 minutes…..game over!

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Frank Howard's embarrassment July 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Me thinks lock Clowney and these ass holes in padded room for about 3 minutes…..game over!

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mph July 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm

.”.watching Wake Forest dry hump Maryland up and down the field in front of 35,000 not-so-screaming fans.”

Now that’s just fucking funny. Nice work.

And as for that win against the 8th best SEC team, hey, it’s just like the national championship. Just ask Dabo.

Fourth straight with the fourth string RB and second string QB in tater town. Pffft. Maybe you’ll be able to mitigate the pain of five straight with a trip to the FSU Invitational.

PS: Gloria, when the team that played in your championship game has to get a waiver to play in a bowl game because they have a losing record, you’re not in the universe of “football powerhouse.”

But if it helps, ACC basketball is great. Too bad we live the South and nobody gives a shit. Oh, and Frank Martin will beat Clemson like mule in that, too. Ouch, sucks to be a tater.

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La Gloria Cubana July 22, 2013 at 11:57 pm

mph, I’m a diehard Gamecock and SEC fan. And as such, I don’t see the SEC losing it’s top status anytime soon. However, I do feel that the ACC will eventually be the 2nd best football conference. It’s hard to keep a good man down, and those “good men” are Miami, FSU, GT, and Clemson, each of which has won a national championship in fairly recent history. And the addition of Louisville? Well, I remember the a$$ kicking they gave to one of our best during the last bowl season. Sure, the other teams, nah… but those five?… not a bad core. Just sayin…

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mph July 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

It’s all about money to stay competitive and the ACC is sucking wind. They can’t keep up and I don’t think most of their fan-bases care. Miami can’t even get 10k people to show for games.,

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WWs July 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Did you just say “in fairly recent history?” I’m not sure I would consider 33 years ago to be “in fairly recent history.” And before you go all “when is the last time SC won a national championship?” I would respectfully ask that you compare the two football programs in S. Carolina and tell me which is in a better place to complete for a national championship. Finally, no diehard Gamecock would speak like you just did, so stop being a poser. A diehard Gamecock would sooner say something nicer about the Iraq football program before quoting what you just said. Good Lord Man! Come to your senses.

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La Gloria Cubana July 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Get real, I’m a proud SC alum and supporter. However, I’m also very honest and recognize that the West Coast and Midwest conferences are mostly the real pretenders. Also, exactly where did I imply that the ACC was the top conference? Without a doubt, the SEC is the finest football conference in the history of the USA…. clear enough for you?! In that vain, that is why I believe that we’ll continue to have a slight edge going forward. However, if the ACC ever got their sh&t together and lumped the Southern football schools into a “Southern” division versus their existing stupid Division structure, it would sure get kind of interesting for us, Ga,, and Fl. Simply, attendance at Miami, FSU, Gt, Clemson, etc. would skyrocket and recruiting would certainly improve. Thankfully, the ACC’s stupid basketball (and NC) fetish will likely continue, thus, ruining such creative plans for football growth and improvement..

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demarke July 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Taking off on the waiver topic – when was the last time a 6-6 team made it to an SEC title game? And looking at Clemson’s last title, when was the last time an SEC Champion finished the season outside of the Top-20?

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mph July 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm

.”.watching Wake Forest dry hump Maryland up and down the field in front of 35,000 not-so-screaming fans.”

Now that’s just fucking funny. Nice work.

And as for that win against the 8th best SEC team, hey, it’s just like the national championship. Just ask Dabo.

Fourth straight with the fourth string RB and second string QB in tater town. Pffft. Maybe you’ll be able to mitigate the pain of five straight with a trip to the FSU Invitational.

PS: Gloria, when the team that played in your championship game has to get a waiver to play in a bowl game because they have a losing record, you’re not in the universe of “football powerhouse.”

But if it helps, ACC basketball is great. Too bad we live the South and nobody gives a shit. Oh, and Frank Martin will beat Clemson like mule in that, too. Ouch, sucks to be a tater.

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La Gloria Cubana July 22, 2013 at 11:57 pm

mph, I’m a diehard Gamecock and SEC fan. And as such, I don’t see the SEC losing it’s top status anytime soon. However, I do feel that the ACC will eventually be the 2nd best football conference. It’s hard to keep a good man down, and those “good men” are Miami, FSU, GT, and Clemson, each of which has won a national championship in fairly recent history. And the addition of Louisville? Well, I remember the a$$ kicking they gave to one of our best during the last bowl season. Sure, the other teams, nah… but those five?… not a bad core. Just sayin…

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mph July 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

It’s all about money to stay competitive and the ACC is sucking wind. They can’t keep up and I don’t think most of their fan-bases care. Miami can’t even get 10k people to show for games.,

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WWs July 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Did you just say “in fairly recent history?” I’m not sure I would consider 33 years ago to be “in fairly recent history.” And before you go all “when is the last time SC won a national championship?” I would respectfully ask that you compare the two football programs in S. Carolina and tell me which is in a better place to compete for a national championship. Finally, no diehard Gamecock would speak like you just did, so stop being a poser. A diehard Gamecock would sooner say something nicer about the Iraq football program before quoting what you just said. Good Lord Man! Come to your senses.

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La Gloria Cubana July 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Get real, I’m a proud SC alum and supporter. However, I’m also very honest and recognize that the West Coast and Midwest conferences are mostly the real pretenders. Also, exactly where did I imply that the ACC was the top conference? Without a doubt, the SEC is the finest football conference in the history of the USA…. clear enough for you?! In that vain, that is why I believe that we’ll continue to have a slight edge going forward. However, if the ACC ever got their sh&t together and lumped the Southern football schools into a “Southern” division versus their existing stupid Division structure, it would sure get kind of interesting for us, Ga,, and Fl. Simply, attendance at Miami, FSU, Gt, Clemson, etc. would skyrocket and recruiting would certainly improve. Thankfully, the ACC’s stupid basketball (and NC) fetish will likely continue, thus, ruining such creative plans for football growth and improvement..

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demarke July 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Taking off on the waiver topic – when was the last time a 6-6 team made it to an SEC title game? And looking at Clemson’s last title, when was the last time an SEC Champion finished the season outside of the Top-20?

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Friar Tuck July 23, 2013 at 5:27 am

The inside story:

It became a standing joke at the meetings to sneak up behind Tahj Boyd and say “Clowney!” real loud. Naturally, Tahj would piss his pants.

So, the ACC Commiss told Rhoads to publically assure Tahj that the refs would do their best to kick Clowney out of the USC game before he could hurt little Tahj.

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Friar Tuck July 23, 2013 at 5:27 am

The inside story:

It became a standing joke at the meetings to sneak up behind Tahj Boyd and say “Clowney!” real loud. Naturally, Tahj would piss his pants.

So, the ACC Commiss told Rhoads to publically assure Tahj that the refs would do their best to kick Clowney out of the USC game before he could hurt little Tahj.

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Jim Sweet July 23, 2013 at 6:08 am

Fuck the coots. ownd them for years and cloweny a thug all the way. got that from my cousin in union says clowny part of a crue that robbed two filling stations. coots lost tehyre best players and will only win 7 this years. Dabo ll beat em by 25 as usual.

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lowcorider July 23, 2013 at 6:40 am

You’re delusional.

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mph July 23, 2013 at 8:10 am

I’m guessing Jim Sweet is a sock puppet. Nobody can be that illiterate.

But I do love Crue. They have a great goat cheese salad.

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major major July 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

my cousin in union
This is how taters refer to their wives.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

TBG suspects that BigT/GrandTango’s wife and sister are laughing her ass off at that one.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm

…part of a crue…

Clowney’s hangin’ wid Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee?

Cool.

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Norma Scok July 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Nope…only Jay Z and his money. He pays better than the crue

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 24, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Nice handle, Norma.

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monkboone July 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

First of all, what the heck is a filling station? Does Goober come out and check the fluids while Aunt Bee unwraps his lunch in the office? Secondly, have you ever been to Union? Home of the “Uncle-Daddy”? I mean I do realize you have to reference your source but good Lord! Couldn’t you have pointed to a nice mill hill Podunk town like Lancaster? Go spit your Kodiak out, turn off the Dabo worshipping media for 15 minutes, and think about the logic behind your ridiculous character assault. The #1 HS recruit in America at an upscale Rock Hill HS with the world at his fingertips is the mastermind behind a nefarious crime syndicate robbing “filling stations” for Newports and petty cash. My God man he’s 6’6 with dreadlocks! Do you think he would stick out? You obviously have thick skin to post such ignorance publicly and that’s a good thing. You will definitely need it when we drag you around Williams Brice for the FIFTH TIME in November.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm

…….Wait a minute?

The PoPo never released the info about the Newports.

How do you know about that?

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monkboone July 31, 2013 at 10:11 am

Bahahahaha! You got me Tonto! I was driving the Escalade…wait that was Sammy…I mean I mean the white pickup…oh wait…no that was with Micah Rogers at Howard’s Rock…Oh now I remember…it was a Ford F150..nope wrong again that was with Dabo in front of the Bi-Lo harassing a cop. You can see how my memory would be a little foggy with all this to recall. :)

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Jim Sweet July 23, 2013 at 6:08 am

Fuck the coots. ownd them for years and cloweny a thug all the way. got that from my cousin in union says clowny part of a crue that robbed two filling stations. coots lost tehyre best players and will only win 7 this years. Dabo ll beat em by 25 as usual.

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Lowcorider July 23, 2013 at 6:40 am

You’re delusional.

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mph July 23, 2013 at 8:10 am

I’m guessing Jim Sweet is a sock puppet. Nobody can be that illiterate.

But I do love Crue. They have a great goat cheese salad.

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major major July 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

my cousin in union
This is how taters refer to their wives.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

TBG suspects that BigT/GrandTango’s wife and sister are laughing her ass off at that one.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm

…part of a crue…

Clowney’s hangin’ wid Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee?

Cool.

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Norma Scok July 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Nope…only Jay Z and his money. He pays better than the crue

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 24, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Nice handle, Norma.

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monkboone July 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

First of all, what the heck is a filling station? Does Goober come out and check the fluids while Aunt Bee unwraps his lunch in the office? Secondly, have you ever been to Union? Home of the “Uncle-Daddy”? I mean I do realize you have to reference your source but good Lord! Couldn’t you have pointed to a nice mill hill Podunk town like Lancaster? Go spit your Kodiak out, turn off the Dabo worshipping media for 15 minutes, and think about the logic behind your ridiculous character assault. The #1 HS recruit in America at an upscale Rock Hill HS with the world at his fingertips is the mastermind behind a nefarious crime syndicate robbing “filling stations” for Newports and petty cash. My God man he’s 6’6 with dreadlocks! Do you think he would stick out? You obviously have thick skin to post such ignorance publicly and that’s a good thing. You will definitely need it when we drag you around Williams Brice for the FIFTH TIME in November.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm

…….Wait a minute?

The PoPo never released the info about the Newports.

How do you know about that?

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monkboone July 31, 2013 at 10:11 am

Bahahahaha! You got me Tonto! I was driving the Escalade…wait that was Sammy…I mean I mean the white pickup…oh wait…no that was with Micah Rogers at Howard’s Rock…Oh now I remember…it was a Ford F150..nope wrong again that was with Dabo in front of the Bi-Lo harassing a cop. You can see how my memory would be a little foggy with all this to recall. :)

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ACC Fan July 23, 2013 at 7:20 am

At least the ACC players speak English as opposed to USC ebonics. Everytime I see a USC player intervivewed on TV, I can’t undestand a damn thing he says.

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mph July 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

As opposed to “done smoked it,” C.J. “Wonderlic” Spiller and the other Rhodes Scholars at Clemson. Give me a break.

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Raymond July 23, 2013 at 8:58 am

You can’t claim intellectual superiority when the coaches have names like “Dabo”… I mean, come on…

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demarke July 24, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Hey, lots of 43 year old men demand that others call them by a childhood nickname given by their infant brother.

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Scooter July 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

They own the record for “You knows”.

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ACC Fan July 23, 2013 at 7:20 am

At least the ACC players speak English as opposed to USC ebonics. Everytime I see a USC player intervivewed on TV, I can’t undestand a damn thing he says.

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mph July 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

As opposed to “done smoked it,” C.J. “Wonderlic” Spiller and the other Rhodes Scholars at Clemson. Give me a break.

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Raymond July 23, 2013 at 8:58 am

You can’t claim intellectual superiority when the coaches have names like “Dabo”… I mean, come on…

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demarke July 24, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Hey, lots of 43 year old men demand that others call them by a childhood nickname given by their infant brother.

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Scooter July 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

They own the record for “You knows”.

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Clemson Alum July 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

Interestingly, the article has nothing to do with Clemson. Sic, next time, pick an appropriate picture, highlighting the topic of the article; not one designed to stir controversy. We know you’re a USC fan, an unnecessary attack on a decidedly better academic school is not warranted nor appropriate with above story. While the ACC officials may be making stupid decisions, why was Clemson dragged into this article by commentators, and more importantly, by sicwillie’s photo choice? A simple ACC logo would have worked just as well…

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Yo Mamma July 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

“Decidedly better academic school” how many U.S. News surveys did you lie and cheat on to claim your ranking? Barker ranked Clemson as better than Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Emory, Cal Berkeley, etc. Typical how Clemson even cheats in academics. And I love how Tillman Hall is a monument to the biggest most vile racist S.C. has ever produced.

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CNSYD July 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm

So what is the statue of Ben Tillman on the State House Grounds a monument to? Same question about Tillman Hall at Winthrop.

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Clemson Alum July 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

Interestingly, the article has nothing to do with Clemson. Sic, next time, pick an appropriate picture, highlighting the topic of the article; not one designed to stir controversy. We know you’re a USC fan, an unnecessary attack on a decidedly better academic school is not warranted nor appropriate with above story. While the ACC officials may be making stupid decisions, why was Clemson dragged into this article by commentators, and more importantly, by sicwillie’s photo choice? A simple ACC logo would have worked just as well…

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Yo Mamma July 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

“Decidedly better academic school” how many U.S. News surveys did you lie and cheat on to claim your ranking? Barker ranked Clemson as better than Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Emory, Cal Berkeley, etc. Typical how Clemson even cheats in academics. And I love how Tillman Hall is a monument to the biggest most vile racist S.C. has ever produced.

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CNSYD July 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm

So what is the statue of Ben Tillman on the State House Grounds a monument to? Same question about Tillman Hall at Winthrop.

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CNSYD July 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

I realize that fact messes up stories, but things have to be in context. Rhoads was responding to a direct question in regard to a NEW (you understand that NEW means it was NOT in effect last season don’t you?) rule. Independently, a third party was asked the same question (you understand that REAL journalists do check out stories before running with them, right?). Mike Pereira, an officiating analyst for Fox Sports who formerly served
as vice president of officiating in the NFL and as a consultant for the
Pacific 12 Conference, told Steven Godfrey of SB Nation he seconded
Rhoads’ stance on Clowney’s hit. So the bottom line is that it was NOT illegal last year but will be this year. I presume that you further understand that these are NCAA rules.

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Rocky Pieces July 23, 2013 at 8:56 am

That’s the problem. It wasn’t illegal last year, it’s not illegal this year, and these two comments highlight the flaw in this rule. As much as you may want that hit to be dirty (then, now, or in the future), that’s your tater blood talking. The hit was, is, and always should be legal. But, there is going to be a monumental misapplication of the rule and it will have change the outcome of a game (much like replacement refs did). I am hopeful this doesn’t happen, but I think it’s inevitable.

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CNSYD July 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

I couldn’t care less whether it was legal or illegal or dirty or not dirty. The point is that the direct question revolved around a new rule and how it will be interpreted. The instance used to illustrate it happened to be Clowney and the UM player. As is typical of judgement rules, it has the potential to affect outcome.

What that has to do with Clemson and/or the ACC is a mystery to me. It is a NCAA rule and will be applied to every school.

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Rocky Pieces July 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm

“So the bottom line is that it was NOT illegal last year but will be this year. ” — this is an erroneous statement. These are your words, from your original post. You support the statement by referencing Rhodes and Godfrey, both of who are wrong. I presume you said it because you’re a biased Clemson fan (as demonstrated in your many rediculous posts in the past about Clemson), maybe you’re just an idiot (is there much difference anyway?)

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CNSYD July 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Who is Rhodes? The guy I was talking about is Rhoads. Godfrey is merely the writer of the article. He provides you with the words of Pereira. I presume that based on your lack of reading comprehension we can ignore your interpretation of the rules.

Rocky Pieces July 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

If the best response you have to my pointing out the fallacy of your argument is to attack the spelling, I have made my point.
(to be read in CNSYD’s country Clemson voice) Duh huh, duh huh — he made a pretty good point maw, but he can’t spell for shit, duh huh, duh huh.

CNSYD July 23, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Hmm, Godfrey in lieu of Pereira is a spelling error.

CNSYD July 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

I realize that fact messes up stories, but things have to be in context. Rhoads was responding to a direct question in regard to a NEW (you understand that NEW means it was NOT in effect last season don’t you?) rule. Independently, a third party was asked the same question (you understand that REAL journalists do check out stories before running with them, right?). Mike Pereira, an officiating analyst for Fox Sports who formerly served
as vice president of officiating in the NFL and as a consultant for the
Pacific 12 Conference, told Steven Godfrey of SB Nation he seconded
Rhoads’ stance on Clowney’s hit. So the bottom line is that it was NOT illegal last year but will be this year. I presume that you further understand that these are NCAA rules.

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Rocky Pieces July 23, 2013 at 8:56 am

That’s the problem. It wasn’t illegal last year, it’s not illegal this year, and these two comments highlight the flaw in this rule. As much as you may want that hit to be dirty (then, now, or in the future), that’s your tater blood talking. The hit was, is, and always should be legal. But, there is going to be a monumental misapplication of the rule and it will have change the outcome of a game (much like replacement refs did). I am hopeful this doesn’t happen, but I think it’s inevitable.

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CNSYD July 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

I couldn’t care less whether it was legal or illegal or dirty or not dirty. The point is that the direct question revolved around a new rule and how it will be interpreted. The instance used to illustrate it happened to be Clowney and the UM player. As is typical of judgement rules, it has the potential to affect outcome.

What that has to do with Clemson and/or the ACC is a mystery to me. It is a NCAA rule and will be applied to every school.

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Rocky Pieces July 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm

“So the bottom line is that it was NOT illegal last year but will be this year. ” — this is an erroneous statement. These are your words, from your original post. You support the statement by referencing Rhodes and Godfrey, both of who are wrong. I presume you said it because you’re a biased Clemson fan (as demonstrated in your many rediculous posts in the past about Clemson), maybe you’re just an idiot (is there much difference anyway?)

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CNSYD July 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Who is Rhodes? The guy I was talking about is Rhoads. Godfrey is merely the writer of the article. He provides you with the words of Pereira. I presume that based on your lack of reading comprehension we can ignore your interpretation of the rules.

Rocky Pieces July 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

If the best response you have to my pointing out the fallacy of your argument is to attack the spelling, I have made my point.
(to be read in CNSYD’s country Clemson voice) Duh huh, duh huh — he made a pretty good point maw, but he can’t spell for shit, duh huh, duh huh.

CNSYD July 23, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Hmm, Godfrey in lieu of Pereira is a spelling error.

GaryJR July 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

Maryland smartest of the bunch for going to Big 10 big boy football.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Big 10 big boy football.

As opposed to Coach Sandusky’s “Big 10 little boy football”?

Note: For all of his life, TBG has been told how great the Big 10 is. Yet TBG’s main memories are of Danny Ford coached Clemson teams defeating Big 10 teams coached by Woody “Slugger” Hayes and Joe Paterno, respectively. TBG also recalls Appalachian State defeating Meeechigan in “the Big House”. Not to mention, Sakerlina repeatedly making Ohio State their bitch in the Outback Bowl before Florida started doing the same thing to them in the National Championship game…..

The perpetually overrated Big 10 pisses TBG off.

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N8V1 October 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm

WOW!!! After reading all these comments it is very clear that not only are most of the athletes in the SEC a bunch of ignorant hoodrats that can barely write their own names and couldn’t academically get into an ACC school if their lives depended on it but it is very obvious that the Alum and fans are just as ignorant as the athletes!!!! We all know that if the NCAA were to walk into any SEC school and fairly enforce all rules, which luckily for you guys they will NEVER do because of the big money in the SEC programs, but if for some reason the NCAA were to have to fairly enforce all rules evenly across the divisions,, the SEC would be lucky to have one team left eligible to participate for the next 5 to 7 years!!! They would have to shut down all SEC athletic programs immediately!!! I know you all don’t understand things very easily but if you are being honest with yourself, then you know this is true!!! That being said, you shouldn’t be talkin all that shit about a division that has to play by a complete different set of rules than you do especially when they are able to play by those different set of rules and still be some what competitive against schools in your beloved fraudulent division!!!!! You should try showing a little respect to these athletes that are able to be successful students and competitive athletes!!!!!!!!!

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GaryJR July 23, 2013 at 8:34 am

Maryland smartest of the bunch for going to Big 10 big boy football.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Big 10 big boy football.

As opposed to Coach Sandusky’s “Big 10 little boy football”?

Note: For all of his life, TBG has been told how great the Big 10 is. Yet TBG’s main memories are of Danny Ford coached Clemson teams defeating Big 10 teams coached by Woody “Slugger” Hayes and Joe Paterno, respectively. TBG also recalls Appalachian State defeating Meeechigan in “the Big House”. Not to mention, Sakerlina repeatedly making Ohio State their bitch in the Outback Bowl before Florida started doing the same thing to them in the National Championship game…..

The perpetually overrated Big 10 pisses TBG off.

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Nölff July 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

Typical Cock fan shit talk.

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whatever bitch July 29, 2013 at 10:15 am

Typical little Pussy Tiger fan remark.

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Nölff July 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

Typical Cock fan shit talk.

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whatever bitch July 29, 2013 at 10:15 am

Typical little Pussy Tiger fan remark.

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darth July 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

Of course, under this ruling, Clemson will have no players remaining to play defense at the end of the season, including the O-line that will have had to play both ways…

Same for Miami, the Hokies, conditionally Notre Dame and the FSU Criminoles.

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darth July 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

Of course, under this ruling, Clemson will have no players remaining to play defense at the end of the season, including the O-line that will have had to play both ways…

Same for Miami, the Hokies, conditionally Notre Dame and the FSU Criminoles.

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major major July 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

Seriously … there is nobody in the ACC who even comes close to being able to deliver this sort of blow

Len Bias would like to have a word with you.

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major major July 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

Seriously … there is nobody in the ACC who even comes close to being able to deliver this sort of blow

Len Bias would like to have a word with you.

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southmauldin July 23, 2013 at 11:06 am

If that official thought Clowney should have been thrown out of the game with that hit, I wonder what said official thought about the ‘First down’ call that preceded, and precipitated, the hit.

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southmauldin July 23, 2013 at 11:06 am

If that official thought Clowney should have been thrown out of the game with that hit, I wonder what said official thought about the ‘First down’ call that preceded, and precipitated, the hit.

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ring for 11 wins? lol July 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Win 11 games and now you think you’re big time? lol. How does it feel that you will never win anything other than an Outback bowl?

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worth more than the acc ring July 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

what the fuck did your punk ass get for winning the ACC? butt reamed on national TV and you weren’t even in the top 15 before the game. LOL you lost to the 5th best in the SEC with a back up QB and 3rd string RB. WOW how proud you must be. I would and so would anyone take. back to back wins 11 win seasons and top 9 in the country both times over being outside of the top 20 with a pop warner title any day. too many people (EVERYBODY in fact) laughs at the ACC and Clemson. LMFAO!!!!!!! loser

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ring for 11 wins? lol July 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Win 11 games and now you think you’re big time? lol. How does it feel that you will never win anything other than an Outback bowl?

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worth more than the acc ring July 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

what the fuck did your punk ass get for winning the ACC? butt reamed on national TV and you weren’t even in the top 15 before the game. LOL you lost to the 5th best in the SEC with a back up QB and 3rd string RB. WOW how proud you must be. I would and so would anyone take. back to back wins 11 win seasons and top 9 in the country both times over being outside of the top 20 with a pop warner title any day. too many people (EVERYBODY in fact) laughs at the ACC and Clemson. LMFAO!!!!!!! loser

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