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 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 …
Our house ???? pic.twitter.com/XuMGQWK0k5
— Jameis Winston (@Jaboowins) March 22, 2014
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.
@fitsnews Will, that's just silly. FSU beats us even if Burt Reynolds is QB. They're (sadly) the better team.
— Robert M. Cook II (@RMCookII) September 18, 2014
#Clemson in a "no win" situation Saturday against #FSU #ACC @fitsnews
— Howards Cock (@howardscock) September 18, 2014
Winston has now been suspended for the entire game …
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.
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
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.
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)
And hilarity ensues…
$10K and a year for a chicken cart? Flatly amazing. Just…amazing.
TBG suggests adding a basket, thermostat, and grease strainer….
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.
Hey, that thing is up armored, big block V-8, has all wheel drive, air conditioning, am/fm/8 track…
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….
Of course the parking areas don’t smell like piss. They smell like cow shit.
Nobody said it wasn’t fun beating down sucky teams and laughing about it.
It’s not going to matter…
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.
If its so damn thought provoking, why do you have to come over here and beg people to come read it?
If it’s not, why do you crap your pants, scared that someone will look at it? LMAO…
Scared of…what? Your drivel? I don’t *anyone* is scared of you or anything you have to say.
What if Clemson overcomes a two touchdown halftime deficit and outscores FSU by 28-3 in the second half?
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.
But, and the beauty here is–we won’t be in that shithole Columbia.
You mean when we beat you this year?
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 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?
Playing the Race Card, Colonel??
For your entertainment. The police audio is epic, although NSFW….
That’s called playing the “racist card”…
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.
TBG got this one 100% correct.
This is the worst thing that could happen—to Jameis Winston.
Clemson will lose either way.
Some of ya’ll dirt peckers are dissing my team. Go Tigers. Who wants to internet fight? HIIYYAAAA!
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.
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).
Upvoted for the “Howard Dean ‘Yeeaarrgghh’ “.
“We can beat ya’ll with one arm tied behind out back.”
Forced Sex University wants to fight.
playing half the game without Winston is not unlike fighting with one hand……
They’ve upgraded. It’s Free Seafood University now. Try to keep up with the scandal of the week down their. FFSURITP.
Throw some shrimp crab legs on the barbie!
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.
Danny? Is dat you wit dat BS? Hahahaha!
That’s a wheelbarrow load, for shore.
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!
Oh so is that the house Jameis takes girls to when he gets in a rapey mood?
Anytime the Tigers can beat FSU it’s a good thing. Jameis or no Jameis.
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.
Jameis Winston will not play any during the Clemson game. President and AD announce full game suspension.