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Reece: Why “No Jameis” Isn’t Good News For Clemson

TIGERS NOW FACE MORE PRESSURE AGAINST FLORIDA STATE … By REECE FUNDERBURK  ||  This week news broke that Florida State University’s starting quarterback Jameis Winston was suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game against the Clemson Tigers for obscene comments the redshirt sophomore made on campus Tuesday. At first…

TIGERS NOW FACE MORE PRESSURE AGAINST FLORIDA STATE …

reece By REECE FUNDERBURK  ||  This week news broke that Florida State University’s starting quarterback Jameis Winston was suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game against the Clemson Tigers for obscene comments the redshirt sophomore made on campus Tuesday.

At first glance, this seems like one of the best things that could have happened for the Tigers this season, but in reality it’s the exact opposite.

Starting in place of Jameis on Saturday will be Sean Maguire, a former three-star prospect who was recruited by only one school: BUFFALO.  Yeah, I know, but stay with me here.

What happens if the Tigers (1-1, 0-0 ACC) still wind up losing this game?  Say the Tigers are up at halftime and Jameis comes in and lights them up in the second half.  If the Tigers lose, now it’s not just a case of not being able to beat the Seminoles (2-0, 0-0 ACC) – but “Famous Jameis” would’ve only needed two quarters to beat them.

See the problem here?  Now, suppose the Tigers build a big enough lead to overcome Jameis coming into the game at halftime – and win the game.

Tiger fans, you’d still be allowed to boast about beating Florida State on the road – but do you honestly think a committee would truly believe Clemson is better?

If Clemson beats FSU on Saturday, all the Tigers will hear is, “well they didn’t have Jameis” from the likes of national analysts, media, fans on social media, and possibly the college football’s new playoff committee.

Far from making things easier on Clemson, the pressure the Tigers are facing is even heavier now than it was after the clobbering they took in their home stadium last season, our should I say Jameis’ house …

So Clemson fans rejoice in the possibility of a win … but remember this, if you lose this game, the flood gates and backlash “trolling” will be worse than ever before.

Reece Funderburk is currently the producer for the “Reynolds and Gunter” show on 560TheTeam Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m.  He also hosts own show “The Saturday Morning Blitz” on Saturday morning from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET on WUSC 90.5 FM.  He can be found on twitter @TheSMBlitz.

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UPDATE

Winston has now been suspended for the entire game …

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47 comments

Jackie Chiles September 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

Clemson sucks

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E Norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

But if the Cocks win in November, you’ll be the first to “crow” about how great USC, and the SEC (I never got that one) are.

So you’ll essentially be bragging about beating a sucky team.

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The Colonel September 18, 2014 at 10:24 am

No, no – you have a reasonably good quality football team and athletics program – it’s Clempson itself that sucks… It’s like a powerful low pressure cell centered over the intersection of McGinty Court and McMillan Road

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E Norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 10:58 am

What do you have against round-abouts?

Clemson (you have a horrible time with spelling BTW), is quite a beautiful place. Located on a lake, nice views, pleasant climate (its neither the hottest nor coldest part of the state), decent traffic. No gang problems that I am ware, and I’ve never tripped over a bum walking there, never had anyone beg me for cash while walking to my destination, and none of the parking areas smell like piss.

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The Colonel September 18, 2014 at 11:56 am

I’m on the USC campus every day and have never tripped over a bum (except Lou Holtz once), love the downtown campus setting, the State House grounds, the Horseshoe etc. I will admit that Williams Brice is in a lousy location but our baseball field’s got the river view and is the nicest in the SE US and I don’t have to drive to Spartanburg to get on an airplane (that isn’t involved in crop dusting)

E Norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

And hilarity ensues…

http://www.wltx.com/story/news/2014/09/12/sir-big-spur/15537947/

$10K and a year for a chicken cart? Flatly amazing. Just…amazing.

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm

TBG suggests adding a basket, thermostat, and grease strainer….

E norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Maybe that’s where the rest of the 10K and all that “engineering” time went to?

But I don’t think they’ll have to if they stuff that chicken in that thing next August. It’ll just be “baked” chicken.

The Colonel September 19, 2014 at 7:05 am

Hey, that thing is up armored, big block V-8, has all wheel drive, air conditioning, am/fm/8 track…

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm

They all wanted Kinard (arrested for prostitution in Myrtle Beach this year)…

You’d figure his Adam’s apple (No offense, Maria Belen Chapur!!) would have tipped off potential johns…..

*TBG knows TK was the john…it was just too easy….

Clem5on 5ucks September 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Of course the parking areas don’t smell like piss. They smell like cow shit.

Jackie Chiles September 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

Nobody said it wasn’t fun beating down sucky teams and laughing about it.

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Mark M. September 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

It’s not going to matter…

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SC Political Digest September 18, 2014 at 9:37 am

Fairly irrelevant – or simple – thought. The bigger question is: Will Winston fulfill his career at FSU. See what SCPSD says about it. More thought-provoking than this.

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E Norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 10:17 am

If its so damn thought provoking, why do you have to come over here and beg people to come read it?

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SC Political Digest September 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

If it’s not, why do you crap your pants, scared that someone will look at it? LMAO…

Paranoid much???…..

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E Norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Scared of…what? Your drivel? I don’t *anyone* is scared of you or anything you have to say.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 18, 2014 at 9:40 am

What if Clemson overcomes a two touchdown halftime deficit and outscores FSU by 28-3 in the second half?

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The Colonel September 18, 2014 at 10:11 am

What if aliens land on the field at half time and finally admit the Dabo is one of them – Clempsonites will still wear highway safety orange and still suck just as bad.

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E Norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 10:15 am

But, and the beauty here is–we won’t be in that shithole Columbia.

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The Colonel September 18, 2014 at 10:19 am

You mean when we beat you this year?

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E Norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 10:26 am

I mean…period.

Regardless what happens, when the sun comes up tomorrow, Death Valley will still be overlooking the foothills of the blue ridge mountains, Tillman hall will still be the highest point for 15 miles, and the cockroach will be overlooking…Shop road.

And “we”..what number are you gearing up in?

The Colonel September 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

The same number you are apparently: “…we won’t be in that shithole Columbia…”.
Tillman hall, hmm, isn’t that the building named for one of your founders who also happens to be the most virulent racist to ever seat his pompous ass in the state house or gubernor’s mansion?

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

Playing the Race Card, Colonel??

For your entertainment. The police audio is epic, although NSFW….
http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/17/django-unchained-actress-racism-lapd-daniele-watts-pictures-photos/

The Colonel September 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

That’s called playing the “racist card”…

E Norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

Well, I wasn’t really talking about “we” as in me suiting up for football. I was referring to your all encompassing “Clempsonites”, which I would consider being a Clemson graduate would make me one.

And yep, its that Ben Tillman. And the building can still be seen for miles from everywhere regardless of what you want to call it. And its quite pretty.

Frank Howard September 18, 2014 at 11:37 am

LOL!

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E Norma Scok September 18, 2014 at 10:16 am

TBG got this one 100% correct.

This is the worst thing that could happen—to Jameis Winston.

Clemson will lose either way.

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Nölff September 18, 2014 at 9:51 am

Some of ya’ll dirt peckers are dissing my team. Go Tigers. Who wants to internet fight? HIIYYAAAA!

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Judge Keller September 19, 2014 at 9:40 am

Unfortunately, the Clemsons and Three-and-out Stoudt will have to fight on the football field instead of the internet. What’s worse, they will be embarrassed on national tv. It’s going to be a terrible year and Dabo will have to fire a lot of overpaid coaches.

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JBarkerCU70 September 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

FSU is better than Clemson? My ass! Clemson is better than Harvard, better than Yale, better than Princeton, bettter than Dartmouth, better than Amherst, better than Stanford, better than UVA, better than Emory, better than Duke, better than UNC, better than EVERYBODY!!! (Insert Howard Dean “Yeeaarrgghh” here).

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Upvoted for the “Howard Dean ‘Yeeaarrgghh’ “.

Classic!

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Fla. State to Clemson September 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm

“We can beat ya’ll with one arm tied behind out back.”

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Fla. State correcting typo September 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

“..our back.”

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Torch September 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Forced Sex University wants to fight.

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I Got it! September 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm

playing half the game without Winston is not unlike fighting with one hand……

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easterndumbfuckistan September 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm

They’ve upgraded. It’s Free Seafood University now. Try to keep up with the scandal of the week down their. FFSURITP.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm

out back

Throw some shrimp crab legs on the barbie!

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Danny September 18, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Reece Funderburk’s columns are a joke. I agree with Clemson being in lose/lose situation to a certain extent. The fact of the matter is if Clemson wins this wknd and runs the table, including a win over S.Car, then goes on to beat VT or whomever in the ACC championship, a 12-1 Clemson will get the nod with wins over fsu, s.car, louisville, unc, etc.

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HazyArc September 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm

LOL

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Florist Glump September 19, 2014 at 3:49 am

Danny? Is dat you wit dat BS? Hahahaha!

That’s a wheelbarrow load, for shore.

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Clem5on 5ucks September 19, 2014 at 2:38 pm

If…

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Charlie Cat September 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Clemson run the table? Are you in Disney Land? As much as I wish it would be so, lets face it, Clemson is not as good this year as they were last year! Teams like Georgia and Florida State are going to expose that!

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Craig Shuman September 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Oh so is that the house Jameis takes girls to when he gets in a rapey mood?

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt September 19, 2014 at 12:48 am

Anytime the Tigers can beat FSU it’s a good thing. Jameis or no Jameis.

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Thomas September 19, 2014 at 1:21 am

Gee Reece, you are deep. Not. Clemson will upset FSU and play for the ACC Championship. It is all about winning their Division, Reece. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Bible Thumper September 20, 2014 at 2:18 am

Jameis Winston will not play any during the Clemson game. President and AD announce full game suspension.

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