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Gamecocks By An Inch!

SOUTH CAROLINA UPSETS GEORGIA IN THRILLING SEC SHOWDOWN The University of South Carolina football team needed three inches … They got three-and-a-half … a whisker-thin margin that delivered Steve Spurrier‘s team a potentially season-saving victory over the No. 6 team in the nation and their top rival in the SEC…

SOUTH CAROLINA UPSETS GEORGIA IN THRILLING SEC SHOWDOWN

The University of South Carolina football team needed three inches …

They got three-and-a-half … a whisker-thin margin that delivered Steve Spurrier‘s team a potentially season-saving victory over the No. 6 team in the nation and their top rival in the SEC Eastern Division.

A fourth down quarterback sneak by fifth-year senior Dylan Thompson with less than a minute-and-a-half to go in the fourth quarter picked up a critical – and controversial – first down, icing a 38-35 Gamecock win over the sixth-ranked Bulldogs.

No. 24 South Carolina (2-1, 1-1 SEC) has now won four out of the last five against Georgia (1-1, 0-1 SEC). The victory also gave Spurrier his 201st win as an SEC coach – tying him for second all-time with former Georgia head coach Vince Dooley.

The spot of the ball following Thompson’s sneak was challenged by Georgia head coach Mark Richt – but to no avail.  No replays were conclusive to overturn the call, which spotted the tip of the football right at the last link of the first down chain.

Thompson had a huge game in his first career start against the Bulldogs – completing 21 of 30 passes for 273 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

That pick nearly cost South Carolina the game, though, setting Georgia up with a first-and-goal at the Gamecock four-yard-line trailing 38-35 with just over five minutes on the clock.  Inexplicably, the Bulldogs did not hand the ball to Heisman Trophy frontrunner Todd Gurley in that situation – instead calling a quarterback rollout that resulted in an intentional grounding penalty against Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason.

Expect to hear that play call pilloried in Athens, Georgia in the weeks to come …

MARSHALL MORGAN
MARSHALL MORGAN’S FG ATTEMPT SAILS WIDE

Three plays later normally automatic placekicker Marshall Morgan sailed a potentially game-tying field goal a few inches wide right – setting the crowd of 84,232 at Williams-Brice Stadium into a frenzy.

The game – delayed for more than an hour-and-a-half by inclement weather – more than lived up to the hype.  Gurley had another huge game – 131 yards on 20 carries – although his biggest play, a 54-yard touchdown scamper in the first half, was called back by a holding penalty.

South Carolina’s top two running backs – juniors Brandon Wilds and Mike Davis – had 93 and 66 yards, respectively, with Wilds providing the margin of victory on a 24-yard touchdown scamper with thirteen minutes left in the game.

That was one of several plays in which South Carolina’s offensive line provided textbook blocking up front.

The much-maligned Gamecock defense continued to struggle against Georgia – giving up 35 points and 408 yards to the Bulldog offense.  But they defended the best running back in the country about as well as could be expected.  South Carolina did benefit from the Bulldogs missing three of their top wide receivers – Malcolm Mitchell, Jonathon Rumph and Justin Scott-Wesley – due to injury.

In addition to its big win over Georgia, South Carolina’s Week 2 opponent – East Carolina – scored its own big win on Saturday, a 28-21 victory on the road over No. 17 Virginia Tech.

Both outcomes should serve to help the Gamecocks in the polls.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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83 comments

Guest September 13, 2014 at 8:50 pm

WOOOOOOO

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Smirks September 13, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Great game, glad to see the Dawgs taken to the pound! Go Cocks!

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The Colonel September 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

COCKS BY AN INCH is a better headline. Either way, Go GAMECOCKS!

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Me September 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Where are all the naysayers???

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haha September 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm

too busy eating crow!!! ha ha ha

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SCBlues September 14, 2014 at 11:15 am

“Where are all the naysayers???”
As you can see little Squishy slithered in with his usual BS – that little twerp is full of it.
I pull for both Carolina and Clemson – and pull for whoever is losing when they play each other – what an incredible game that was yesterday – cloudy and rainy all day but then a bright spot in the evening! Good job, Carolina Boys!

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt September 14, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I did say before the game I thought the dirt peckers would win outright. Slurrier doesn’t tend to lose too often and especially at home. Ga has a tough time playing there no matter how good they are. Two missed FGs and a very, very, very close 4th down call tipped it over the top.

Cocks made me a winner this weekend!

(…wait, that sounds gay)

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Doobster September 15, 2014 at 1:26 am

Dirt peckers, LOL! I’m a Gamecock fan and I thought that was funny. Hell the whole post was funny.

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Bible Thumper September 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

GAMECOCKS BY AN INCH!
Not even close to an inch. 1/64″

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The Colonel September 13, 2014 at 9:51 pm

It isn’t the length, it’s the girth! And as in horseshoes and hand grenades, close is good enough.
GO GAMECOCKS!

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oldcola September 14, 2014 at 12:18 am

Get your asshole ready for a six in a row loss to the Cocks at tater field. Pickens, blow me. No old SC cares about tater tech. It was founded for the under class young men of our state, Hayseeds.

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Mike at the Beach September 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm

All that will be written in the book is “W.” I’ll take it…

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9" September 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I knew a guy who needed three inches…GO BIG PHAT COCKS!
(Colonel makes a good point about girth)

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Thomas September 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Anger is a more useful emotion than despair.

Good Game ?!!

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carls jr September 13, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Squishy123 • 2 days ago
47-12 Georgia
Georgia – 600 yards of offense
Nice work, Swami. Dumbass. Crawl back into your hole, redneck.

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haha September 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm

crickets,……. because he is too much of a bitch to even say he doesn’t know what he is talking about.

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Squishy123 September 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Okay 400 yards of offense. What is the defense averaging now, over 500 yards per game?

Like I’m the only one who predicted a landslide win, most Gamecock fans I knew were expecting to see another Texas A&M showing.

Glad I was on your mind all week. Now just hope that the Dirtpeckers don’t have one of their typical beatdowns by Vanderbilt. I guess we’ll see how well they play on the road.

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haha September 13, 2014 at 11:30 pm

he had nothing better to do than wait here for someone to call him out. He replied with in 10 seconds of the post!!! How in his head we are. LOSER!!!! hahaha. nuff said!!!

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squishy is my bitch September 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Like I have always said, he is almost as big of a bitch as his mother was a whore!! I miss her!

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Terry the Tater September 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm

No, that would be called Clemsoning fyi. something you know a lot about

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Squishy123 September 14, 2014 at 9:20 am

Must win game for the Dirtpecker fans, had they lost to them the season would have been over and Spurrier’s head would have been called for. Win and you’re suddenly an SEC and National Championship contender and Spurrier is the coach of the year. Biggest fairweather fans in the country.

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Squishy is my bitch September 14, 2014 at 11:35 am

You really are the dumbest fucker to ever post on here. Calling gamecock fans dirtpeckers shows you have as much fascination with Peckers as your mother did

Orange & Purple is fucking gay September 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Fair weather fans that stayed in the fucking rain until the clock hit zero? Don’t be mad we got the job done that clemson couldn’t. Go back to Pickens County you cow tipping redneck.

carls jr September 13, 2014 at 11:33 pm

And take your boyfriend E Norma Scok with you. Old E Norma is combing the Internet looking for some negative news about USC b/c this blog (run by a Gamecock with 2 degrees from the university) is not allowed to post positive Gamecock stories or negative Clemson pieces. By the way, did you happened to see the ranked 17th ranked ACC team ECU beat on the road today? Anyway, good luck against Florida State.

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Bible Thumper September 13, 2014 at 11:42 pm

“negative news about USC b/c”???
Correction: #9 USC 31 BC 37

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ACC power? September 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

how about ACC dandy VT, getting beat by the same ECU team you laughed about the USC beating last week?

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Bible Thumper September 14, 2014 at 12:28 am

Not me! I remember praising the Gamecocks for the 18 play 11 minute drive at the end. ECU is a good team.

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 14, 2014 at 8:36 am

TBG *3 days ago

Sakerlina 31
Georgia 20
[!]

Sakerlina’s not as bad as they looked in their first two games. Georgia isn’t as good as they looked in the final 10 minutes of the Clemson game.
Sakerlina will lose to either Florida or Tennessee and Georgia will win the East (unless Mizzou backs into it again…)

Even had the score right (at the end of the third).
Show some love, Beetchez!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 14, 2014 at 8:41 am

Anyway, good luck against Florida State.

We’re gonna need it.

Maybe Jameis will knock out his girlfriend on camera because she won’t stop bitching that he didn’t bring enough melted butter for the crab legs that he stole for her.

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SCBlues September 14, 2014 at 11:08 am

“Maybe Jameis will knock out his girlfriend . . .”
TBG – you are awful – and awfully funny too! LOL

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Squishy123 September 14, 2014 at 9:17 am

Typical Dirtpecker fan, win one game and suddenly you’re SEC and National Championship contenders.

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SC Political Digest September 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Josh Kendall from The State newspaper also picked Ga. and he’s mad as H#!! too, about being wrong. LMAO…

Go check out the story on it at SCPSD…3 stories on SC-Ga. @ SCPSD…ALL of them beat the crap out of this – very pedestrian bilge on FITS……No wonder he blocked me from linking…LMAO…

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Inches From A Tie Into OT September 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

You’re hard over three fucking points?? It was not a bloodbath, Idiot T…

SC Political Digest September 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Spank dat @$$..,..LMAO..

How ya’ like me now…..????..

PS: You were 7 pts favorites…Dumb@$$…

Inches From A Into OT September 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Not a football fan…but, I do know the game. Funny that everytime someone has a different view, they’re either Democrats, or fans of other teams…

Nancy September 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

He’s a special kind of idiot.

SC Political Digest September 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Funny that anytime a Dumb@$$ has an inability to express his illogical and illegitimate contempt, he posts stupid $#!t like you posted….

some people dont know shit September 14, 2014 at 6:22 pm

it doesn’t matter if it were an inch or 100 yards. A W is a W and and L is an L, and you lost.

Inches From A Tie Into OT September 14, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Maybe you missed it too…”Not a football fan.” See below, dickhead. Sports fans are worse than ISIS apparently…

some people dont know shit September 14, 2014 at 9:06 pm

then what the fuck are you doing reading and posting on a sports section of a blog you dumb fuck? People like you that sit behind your computer only you try to point out shit to stir the pot for no reason other than you have nothing else to do are what is worse. Whats the matter, being fat, ugly, with no friends is why you have to be a troll? Fat and unpopular hmmm, no wonder you don’t like sports. You must have played a lot of D&D growing up huh?

D&D Forever September 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Haha! Looks as if you’re as bored as he is to even respond…

some people dont know shit September 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

And yet you responded too. Haha!

Squishylovesanal September 15, 2014 at 9:14 am

at least state title contenders. for the sixth year in a row. now get back on dabo’s tip

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E Norma Scok September 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm

Nope…again, I’ve actually been out, you know (or maybe, you don’t).. having a life.

I get that it’s Fits blog and he writes as he sees it. But he’s also been the first to state, repetitively, that this isn’t a homer’s blog.

So there’s that.

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haha September 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Where are the idiots Squishy or E norma scok? Oh hiding even more than they normally do behind their computer screen. Had a bunch to say before the game, but now nothing? Bunch of little bitty bitchies huh? Yeah, what excuse you got? none? ha ha ha. STFU losers!!!

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Squishy123 September 14, 2014 at 9:23 am

I think you’ve written the same thing three or four times now within the same hour. Typical dirtpecker fan… Alabama mouth, Vanderbilt trophy case.

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SCBlues September 14, 2014 at 11:18 am

“. . . . Alabama mouth, . . . .”
And speaking of a mouth – ALL MOUTH – I knew you’d be in here with your crapola – didn’t you say I didn’t know anything about the teams except for something about their uniforms? LOL

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Squishy is my bitch September 14, 2014 at 11:37 am

It’s still bigger than your trophey case except the one you got from your mother for Best BJ

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E Norma Scok September 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I have a life, junior, and honestly, had better things to do last night and well, even now.

I watched the first half of the game and then went out, but from what I saw USC looked pretty good. But it never hurts to and *several* questionable calls go in your favor, so there is that.

Good win, regardless.

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haha September 14, 2014 at 9:01 pm

“But it never hurts to and *several* questionable calls go in your favor, so there is that.’
Are you talking about the questionable calls of the personal foul called on USC when Gurley actually head butted one guy then punched 2 more, or the chop block called on Shaq Roland who fell down while trying to tackle someone on an interception? Or the bad spot at least a half yard if not full yard shorter than Dylan actually got on the 4th and 1 that as the rule is written he still got anyway. Come on homer take off your orange glasses, Thanks for the complement even though you didn’t mean it.

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E Norma Scok September 14, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Didn’t mean it? Well, ok whatever. USC won. What the fuck else do you want?

I’m talking about several missed holding calls on USC, that Ga got called for–good lord the holding. Holy shit. And I saw “the spot” call on replay today on the news. hmmmmm

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oldcola September 14, 2014 at 12:06 am

Here kitty, kitty squishy and erma dick. Climpson aint shit. No big deal. Cocks beat Ga. Fuck Climpson. Answer that you pitiful motherfuckert.

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Mike at the Beach September 14, 2014 at 2:25 am

“Cocks beat Ga.”

You forgot to say, “again.” What’s that, four of the last five meetings or something along those lines? That’s almost Dabo territory, that (but not quite)…

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E Norma Scok September 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm

How do Cocks beating Ga have anything to do with Clemson?

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Odd that he doesnt get it September 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Tater logic reversed back on you. As in for the last 2 years we all heard stupid Clemson fans say that since they beat Auburn or LSU, and since they both beat USC those years, they (Clemson) are better than USC even though USC beat Clemson those same years. I guess its a reference to that. Tater logic is as useful as a shit flavored lollipop (which Squishy knows all about as he eats them daily). You cant have it both ways Tater.

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E Norma Scok September 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm

I’ve never known a “tater fan” to say that, at least to me. It’s stupid.

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Think back September 15, 2014 at 7:48 am

It was posted all over this site the last teo years, not to mention the countless idiots that called in local radio show, idiots from Facebook on “coots beak”. You know, stupid people.

E norma Scok September 15, 2014 at 10:30 am

When you are looking to local sports talk radio and Facebook for opinion, I wouldn’t expect much.

Think back September 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

judging by how those Clemson fans sound that call in, I don’t see much to expect there, but there they still are. Its surprising they can use a phone.

Bible Thumper September 14, 2014 at 12:33 am

Big 10 is in free fall. B1G went 3-6 outside conference, including a loss to Bowling Green 

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SC Political Digest September 14, 2014 at 9:04 am

Whoever wrote this: Too much B!t*#!*g about the one-inch call. And then you spend way too much type on regurgitating boring stats. Not exciting or descriptive. A bit dead copy. No personality.

Where’s your GAME story. Were’s some emotion, and indication of the significance of the BIG win…

You do begin to concede some in the end, but before that you sound a little like Gary Danielson, of CBS. He screamed NO WAY, when SC got the first down to end the game. He SUCKS. Don’t be a Gary.

This write-up shows what happens when you have anti-fans working on it. Go to SCPSD, and take a look to see good copy, with some life, and relevance.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

Were’s some emotion,…

Were’s your spellcheck?

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SC Political Digest September 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

Like I’ve always said: typo catchers are at the end of the literary food chain. You are the lazy who want-to-be, but you don’t have a skill other than the simpleton urge to harp on the obvious. It’s how the brain dead can feel smart, even with their total inability to create anything other than their head up your @$$…Congrats. (:

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Stupid Big Guy Spewng September 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Dude, you can’t write very well and it’s too damn funny how you deflect this like an idiot.

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SC Political Digest September 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Said Ed Wood to Francis Ford Coppola….LMAO…

90% of writing is thinking, that means your Brain Dead @$$ is S#!* out of luck….Hahahaha….

E Norma Scok September 14, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Why can’t you just spell “ass” and “shit”. Do you think using characters in some of the letters make you seem like you have more vocabulary, and that you aren’t quite as much of an idiot as you really are?

The Colonel September 14, 2014 at 7:26 pm

If 90% of writing is thinking, that would explain BT/GT/SCPD – he’s only using the other 10%.

euwe max September 15, 2014 at 1:49 am

90% of writing is thinking.

——-
which is why your writing sucks balls.

euwe max September 14, 2014 at 11:27 pm

His sin tax checker is brokered.

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idcydm September 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

For some one that has his own blog site you sure spend a lot of time on fitsnews. Wish I could buy you and fits for what you’re worth and sell you for what you think you’re worth.

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E Norma Scok September 14, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Even he doesn’t want to read his blog.

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Bill Clinton September 14, 2014 at 10:35 am

Georgia Head Buts anyone without penalties?

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Bible Thumper September 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm

————————— AP ——– USA
Georgia —————13 ——— 14
South Carolina — 14 ——— 16
Clemson ————- 22 ——— 24

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euwe max September 14, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Even with his new pussy posse, he can’t keep the stack full.

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euwe max September 15, 2014 at 1:47 am

I have a question… when one eats with a fork.. and places the item in one’s mouth with the tines facing downward – why is this considered “more sophisticated?”

Wouldn’t it make more sense to use the fork so that both gravity *and* friction worked together to hold the item to the fork until final delivery?

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Bible Thumper September 15, 2014 at 8:12 am

Liz will get right on it.

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euwe max September 15, 2014 at 8:28 am

When champagne is drained from the delicate heel of a fuck-me-pump, should the last be slurped, or silently consumed to a parsimonious (supercilious) trickle? Should the heel be pointed skyward for the final gulp, as in a flourish – or with a more genteel angle, just so, as in respect for both container and content?

…and, well, I digress.

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Bible Thumper September 15, 2014 at 8:12 am

Liz will get right on it.

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euwe max September 15, 2014 at 9:10 am

How long before new news appears on Fits?

Taking bets…

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SC Political Digest September 15, 2014 at 9:18 am

Plenty at SCPSD…check it out!!!

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E Norma Scok September 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm

“PLEASE..someone..anyone..bots…spiders… anyone…PLEASE read my blog”

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tell me about it September 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

He posts on facebook as Emily someone, I forgot the last name because I don’t give a rats ass, on WLTX or WISTV’s pages the link to the blog in comments section repeatedly. For example he actually just said Sunday morning “Top Gamecock writer claims Georgia win not big deal” then a copy of the link to his blog. As a Gamecock fan I have issues with this idiot also being a Gamecock, but what the F#$K (to steal a work from said dumba$$) is he doing claiming himself to be a top Gamecock writer. Helen Keller could type more coherent and properly spelled stuff if she were alive today. I just thank goodness daily I never hit the link as I would actually lose IQ points just for reading it.

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FastEddy23 September 15, 2014 at 9:47 am

“South Carolina’s Been Terrible On Defense, And Georgia Is Looming” > http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/south-carolinas-been-terrible-on-defense-and-georgia-is-looming/

… jus’ sayin’

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