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TIGER MESSAGE BOARD FEATURES ENTRY URGING THE LYNCHING OF ERIC HOLDER By FITSNews  ||  We don’t like outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder one bit.  And have said so … repeatedly.  This week we used the occasion of Holder’s forthcoming resignation to remind readers of our disdain for him and his…

TIGER MESSAGE BOARD FEATURES ENTRY URGING THE LYNCHING OF ERIC HOLDER

By FITSNews  ||  We don’t like outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder one bit.  And have said so … repeatedly.  This week we used the occasion of Holder’s forthcoming resignation to remind readers of our disdain for him and his nanny statist policies.  We also rebuked Holder’s propensity to view legitimate criticism of his policies as being racially motivated – i.e. playing the “race card” (something he’s done repeatedly since taking office).

Well guess what … leave it to some redneck Clemson football fan to provide Holder with some small measure of validation.

“Like the potus, Holder is an affirmative action hire,” a contributor known as ‘Cohiba Tiger’ wrote on TigerNet, a popular Clemson football message board. “He should be hanged by the neck until he reaches room temperature.  Totally unqualified…..a BIG mistake.”

Whoa …

Don’t get us wrong: We think Holder should be in jail right now.  His involvement in the failed “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation is criminal.  So is his ongoing coverup of that scandal – and his refusal to investigate a flagrant example of election fraud here in South Carolina.

But whatever punishment you think Holder deserves for his crimes against the people of this country, can’t we all agree that proposing the lynching of a black man (especially in the deep south) is probably not the wisest addition to the suggestion box?

What does that sort of statement accomplish?  Other than lending credence to Holder’s “white versus black” worldview?

More to the point, what does Holder have to do with a bunch of beer-guzzling backwoods hicks assessing the “tight ends” of their favorite black athletes?

Seriously …

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(Pic: TigerNet)

The Holder comment immediately provoked a response.

“Post something about how great Steve Spurrier is, it gets removed,” one fan noted. “Post a racist rant that describes lynching a guy, it gets a thumbs up. Only on TigerNet!”

Nice …

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109 comments

Nölff September 26, 2014 at 9:30 am

Give me a break. I’m sure one of you Cock fans have done something like that. That’s one guy. It’s not like you don’t have racists here.

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Will Folks aka Sic September 26, 2014 at 9:46 am

Indeed … and if somebody sends us some “CockyTalk” (or whatever it is) craziness, we’ll write on that too.

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 10:07 am

So you read Tigernet but not the USCe sites like FGF, etc. You expect us to believe that? To see crazy posts on gamecock sites, you will first have to remove your garnet colored glasses.

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 11:11 am

Don’t see anything about hanging on there

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Nölff September 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

BOOM!

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Micah Rogers September 26, 2014 at 9:41 am

What did Frank Howard say about his first black player? “That Indian sure is fast!!” Mentality still holds true in Tigertown… a bunch of racists who deny the very fact that they pull for a team full of minorities every weekend. Ever notice how their favorite player is always the one white receiver on the team?

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Nölff September 26, 2014 at 9:46 am

Deshaun Watson is getting all the praise.

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Frank Howard September 26, 2014 at 9:47 am

Boy, you ever hear of Sammy Watkins, Deandre Hopkins, CJ Spiller, Tajh Boyb, Woody Dantzler, or Levon Kirkland?

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 10:24 am

Yeah, y’all had a whole tribe of them Indians…

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E Norma Scok September 26, 2014 at 10:33 am

Good thing we never made a state holiday about them because he twisted his leg in circles.

Are you just trolling today, Col?

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 10:35 am

Yes

Scooter September 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

You are not much of a historian or you would remember what happen before the last few years. like most, you enjoy rewriting it to your satisfaction.

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Grrr_native September 26, 2014 at 10:47 am

The University of South Carolina kicked all the black students out in 1880 and went all white until integration in the 50’s. They even named all their academic buildings after slave holders. Damn those racist bastards. Columbia…a bunch of racists. Ever notice how their favorite player is always the white QB?
This is a fun game!

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

From the school that Tillman started…

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E Norma Scok September 26, 2014 at 10:32 am

Yeah..everyone there is a racist. Even the Chinese, Indian, and black students.

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 10:35 am

Those Chinese kids hate everyone…

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just saying September 26, 2014 at 10:57 am

and another school named a building after Strom Thurman in 2003…way past the knowledge of his racism

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 11:02 am

Tillman: “…”We have done our level best [to prevent blacks from voting] … we have scratched our heads to find out how we could eliminate the last one of them. We stuffed ballot boxes. We shot them. We are not ashamed of it…”.

Thurmond:

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 11:23 am

As an alleged history buff, go back to what was going on in SC (and other Southern states) as a result of “reconstruction”. Living in that environment colors their actions. Was it the right thing to do? No. Why were Tillman and his followers all Democrats? Events have to be put into the context of their times. It does not excuse their actions but it explains them.

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 11:46 am

Tillman really believed the bovine excreta he was espousing his personal actions showed it. Tillman actively participated in the Hamburg massacre (and later embellished his role in it to gain supporters) where at least seven African Americans were killed and a number of others shot or beaten.
I think you can make the case for Thurmond that he was “a man of the times” but in Tillman’s case he was just a POS. In 1895, in response to a SCOTUS decision outlawing literacy test at the polling place, Tillman installed a new state constitution making a literacy test part of the requirement to register vice vote – a majority black state had less than 5,000 registered black voters when he was done.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 11:56 am

Strom and George Wallace modified their views over time not, IMO, because they thought they were wrong but because they wanted/needed the black vote. Tillman obviously never felt the need to change his.

The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I think Strom actually had a change of heart based on his actions.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I should clarify, Tillman never felt there was a need to change his views because they were premised on the belief that blacks should not be allowed to vote and should be lynched when they got uppity.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The little screen name stealer strikes again. Sorry Will I am not going to join disqus.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm

The little screen name stealer strikes again. Sorry Will I am not going to join disqus.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 11:56 am

Strom and George Wallace modified their views over time not, IMO, because they thought they were wrong but because they wanted/needed the black vote. Tillman obviously never felt the need to change his.

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Thurmond had “deep roots in the black community”.

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm

He definitely had a deep root in his housekeeper, which resulted in Essie Mae.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 4:31 pm

More sophomoric utterances from a little screen name stealer.

Pitchfork Ben September 26, 2014 at 11:55 am

USC’s famous Horseshoe was built with slave labor and buildings named for slave holders…something about “glass houses” comes to mind.

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Pitchfork Ben September 26, 2014 at 11:59 am

Forgot to add that South Carolina College itself owned slaves that took care of the campus…

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm

USC owned/used slaves legally – Tillman’s action came long after all that had changed. Not making the case that slavery was right but that those were the rules of the game at the time something about “context” CNSYD.

Not CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm

If that makes you feel better, fine. Tillman was a racist asshole, but so were the founders of USC. You know that student fees back then included a “servant”…not only did the school promote slavery, the students had their own slaves, paid for with university fees. Great history there, Col.

The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Clearly slavery was wrong – but you brought up the subject of context. Consider that “formal institutional slavery’ didn’t end in “America” until 1865 and the University opened in 1801

Pitchfork Ben September 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Serious questions: do you believe it is a good thing that Clemson was founded? Why does it matter if there’s a building named after him on the campus of schools (Winthrop, too) he helped found? Does it bother you that there’s a statue of him on the State House grounds? Do you believe he did anything “good” or is everything tainted by the fact that he was a white supremacist? TIA.

The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Do I think it was a good thing Clempson was founded – sure, somebody needs to prepare future highway workers…
No, all kidding aside and I’ll only admit this this one time, I’m proud of Clemson and Winthrop and Coastal and all the rest. Our little podunk state has some remarkable public (and private) institutions of higher learning.
Tillman’s one truly great, magnanimous gesture, in my opinion was his support of higher learning. You could make the case that he did great things for the farmers in the state but his reasoning was less than honorable. As for his statue on state house grounds, it offends me mightily that we still have battles over a flag yet Ben “Pitchfork” Tillman stands smugly overlooking one of the most beautiful State House grounds in the country with nary a peep made.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Well said Colonel. IRT Tillman’s statue. How many South Carolinians do you think even have a clue who he was?

The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Counting me and you? I’d venture to guess very very few have any idea who he was.

Scooter September 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I married into the family. I will bet that you have lower lives in your family than they do. You just will not admit to it.

The Colonel September 28, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Sorry, I have no idea what you’re trying to say here.

The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Counting me and you? I’d guess less than 10% of the state could correctly identify who he was without help. Less than that could tell you anything good or bad about him. Some Most of my life long South Carolina resident students have never heard of him.

Pitchfork Ben September 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Well, what do you know? I agree with you here. Still gets to me when people associate Tillman and Clemson as a racial smear and I’ll react every time. No institution in SC is immune from our history and we’d do well to leave it all in the past.

The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I’d disagree with you on the idea of leaving it in the past, admittedly I’m biased because I teach history, but unfortunately think it’s a good idea to drag the skeletons out once in a while to remind us of how far we’ve come and the repercussions of following the wrong people.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Unfortunately, Clemson passionatly embraces its racist heritage of Calhoun, Tillman, and Thurmond.

Yep I said it September 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm

cnsyd, you are a moron. Don’t you know that ALL South Carolinians passionately embrace our state’s racist heritage?
Most Clemson students/alumni either don’t know about or don’t give a rats ass about people from 100 years ago…they are just names on buildings/statues. They have nothing to do with today…but you already knew that. The only founding figure that’s ever even mentioned at Clemson is it’s namesake.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 4:27 pm

More sophmoric comments from the little screen name stealer. Is that you Will?

Scooter September 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm

That is because you had rather bitch about the small things in life and refuse to address things that really matter.

The Colonel September 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

You got me, spot on…

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Yes, no, no and no.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Another little child hijacking my screen name. Maybe one day they will grow up. Probably were in a frat.

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Sorry to disappoint you but I only post using only my screen name. It used to have an avatar until Mace left and Folks went to that abomination disqus or whatever it is called. I refuse to “join” it and give them my info. It would seem that the great Ron Paul libertarian Will Folks would not buy into a “tracking system” but maybe there was a dollar or two there.

The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Wasn’t implying that you were PB, just drawing attention to the fact that we had already discussed the idea of context.

UGAalumni September 26, 2014 at 9:46 am

Good grief; slow news day? So slow that you have to lurk a Clemson Fanboy site for an off-color figure of speech? Based on Holder’s contempt of Congress and numerous other scandals, I would imagine that you, too, would want to see him hung/strung up/thrown in the slammer/deep sixed/pink slipped, etc.

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Will Folks aka Sic September 26, 2014 at 9:47 am

As referenced in the piece, our views on Eric Holder are no secret …

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UGAalumni September 26, 2014 at 9:48 am

So, you agree with the Cohiba Tiger?

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Will Folks aka Sic September 26, 2014 at 9:59 am

He should be in jail, in our humblest of estimations …

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 10:37 am

Who, Holder or Cohiba?

CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Sorry, we’re trying to forget how badly we Clemsoned last week playing Florida State.

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Little screen name stealer is busy today.

BTW what is the term for USCjr’s performance versus Texas A&M?

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carls jr September 27, 2014 at 12:59 am

And then there is beer-guzzling backwoods hick #2. Busy day for you fella. Good luck to Pickens Tech this weekend. High Five!

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Scooter September 28, 2014 at 9:03 pm

You Cooted.

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Scooter September 28, 2014 at 9:07 pm

He is trying improve his image by citing Gamecock Central & Tiger Nation. Failing at it too.

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

Typical Will Folks bullshit. Tigernet is analogous to FITSNews. ANYONE can invent a screen name and post on it. Whether what they say is what they really believe or is just posted to create a shit storm (see FITSNews for examples) is unknown. So based on this FITSNews article, if one of a million posts on Tigernet say something reprehensible then all posters and or fans are of the same opinion. How does that work in regard to viewers posts on FITSNews?

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Will Folks aka Sic September 26, 2014 at 9:58 am

We don’t host/ moderate/ approve/ delete comments … it’s an entirely separate entity with its own standards/ servers, etc. Big difference.

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 10:03 am

A rose by any other name. So answer the question. Does a viewer post on YOUR web site automatically mean that it is the unanimous opinion of every other poster and/or reader. A simple yes or no will suffice.

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Grrr_native September 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

You’re too reasonable…reasonable doesn’t drive clicks. Sic doesn’t care if anything he says is actually true, and you know this, man.

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West, By God, Virginia September 26, 2014 at 4:19 pm

West Virginia just scored again.

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E Norma Scok September 26, 2014 at 4:21 pm

So did Texas A&M..but they did it this year.

Jackie Chiles September 27, 2014 at 12:56 am

Desperation creeping in.

carls jr September 27, 2014 at 12:57 am

On cue, beer-guzzling backwoods hick #1 has chimed in.

Itsjustme September 26, 2014 at 10:03 am

Cohiba Tiger could be the Click Whore publisher of FITS news too. Clicks must be way down~

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John September 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm

If the forum is moderated, and the moderator removes some posts that may be of a viewpoint that the moderator and/or audience do not like (i.e., greatness of Steve Spurrier), then doesn’t it stand to reason that posts left up express a viewpoint endorsed by the moderator? Or, at the very least, that the moderator does not dislike the viewpoint enough to delete it?

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El Tigre September 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm

The thread was deleted a long time ago. So the moderator, along with everyone else that posted in that thread, obviously doesn’t agree.

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Will claims that his site is ” not moderated”. I have no clue about Tigernet as I could not even tell you the last time I viewed it. I have heard claims that some gamecock sites will ban you if you make negative comments about USCe. Again I don’t know as I don’t view them.

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Makes you wonder why I’m constantly reading and commenting on FITSNews articles, if it has such massive credibility problems.

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 4:23 pm

From the REAL CNSYD. Because there are actually dolts on here to believe every utterance from the lips of Sic Willie.

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CNSYD September 26, 2014 at 4:24 pm

That should be “who” in lieu of “to”.

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Cohiba Tiger September 26, 2014 at 9:54 am

Everybody on TigerNet knows I’m an idiot. I just have to keep proving it.

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Smirks September 26, 2014 at 9:58 am

Sad, but not surprising that some random asshole on a message board would have the “courage” to make an anonymous comment like that. I suppose the real sad thing is if the message board admins do nothing about it. I’m not one for censorship, but damn, deleting rubbish like that may as well be akin to banning trolls: nothing of value was lost.

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Frank Howard September 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

I think the mods are counting clicks ($$) for a while. They’ll take the thread down but will be evil capitalists for a while.

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The Colonel September 26, 2014 at 10:54 am

You know they are. You can tell when Wills having a “click count week” by the topics he chooses.

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Frank Howard September 26, 2014 at 11:08 am

Not the real FITS Frank Howard. Totally out of character of my previous posts.

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Gold Bond September 26, 2014 at 10:02 am

Never realized this before, but Bond exercised horrible trigger etiquette.

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Anon September 26, 2014 at 10:04 am

I know you’re not the most intellectually curious person, Fits, but what if he’s suggesting hanging him for treason?

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Ignore da fool September 26, 2014 at 10:09 am

Every site has a Grand Tango. Over there it’s the Big Cohiba.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 26, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Maybe Cohiba Tiger is Grand Tango’s “Doppler-Ganger”?

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E Norma Scok September 26, 2014 at 10:30 am

You’re reaching to the Tigernet main board now for political opinion?

You might get a bit more intelligent conversation from the callers calling into Phil Kornblut the week of the USC/Clemson game.

You might.

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just saying September 26, 2014 at 10:52 am

may want to check the gamecock board, too. You missed that, huh? That thread was started yesterday

https://southcarolina.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fid=1829&tid=204629171&mid=204629171&sid=1017&style=2

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seriously September 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Nope, you would be incorrect, what fits cited is the only dumbass outrageous over the top thing ever written on a Clemson message board, and no one has ever written anything fascist racist death encouraging et cetera on a USC message board EVER or here at fits for that matter…right…right?

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cluck johnson September 26, 2014 at 10:52 am

Another cluckfemsoning moment brought to you by Mister Wilbert..

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southmauldin September 26, 2014 at 11:03 am

Hell, I’ve been wishing that Bush and Cheney would get their punishment the same way for lying us into the Iraq War and the current quagmire that has resulted.

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GO COCKS! September 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I’m a Gamecock fan and booster because we only have white quarterbacks! Even better, the most recent one we had was a skinhead! That’s why I love this school and team so much! White QB Power!

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Joe Morrison Made Me Moist September 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Exactly! And you and I represent all Gamecock fans, and you know we are Gamecock fans because we say we are, just like everyone on Tigernet is a Clemson fan because they say they are, and they represent all Clemson fans! We are having a white QB party at our Cockaboose this weekend, everyone invited to come by, long as you fit the “criteria”–wink!

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El Tigre September 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Has Superior, uh I mean Spurrier ever had a black QB? Why is he so racist?

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9" September 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Stay classy? They’ve never been classy.You can’t lose what you’ve never had.

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VoiceofReason September 26, 2014 at 5:27 pm

One more time….. Idiots!!!!!!!

By the way CU has more class than uSC. Get real SC. You people in this state have no clue!!!

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Elroy September 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Stay Classy, Clemson Fans…Unlikely.

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Jackie Chiles September 27, 2014 at 12:55 am

Didn’t fits wish McCain was killed in Vietnam once?

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Mike at the Beach September 27, 2014 at 4:42 am

Physician, heal thyself. Didn’t FITS call for a “bullet to the head” of a federal official with whom they disagreed once? I can’t remember who that was (NSA Director, maybe…can’t recall). You can’t have it both ways (and both of these examples, the Clemson post and the “bullet to the head” bit were stupid).

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darn! September 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Damn it Mike ATB, you stole my comment! You should be shot, hung (hanged?) etc. Okay, I honestly only clicked on this article because I wasn’t sure how the shameless ravanel plug was going to fit in. Probably will be in an update.

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Mike at the Beach September 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

I think the pace of the nearly non-stop TR fellatio slowed a bit because of the hilarious ass whippings they toted on these boards, not the whippings themselves stooped them, but they indicated that the coverage here wasn’t exactly having the desired impact.

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amurrica September 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm Reply
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Scooter September 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Necks

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Scratching Head September 29, 2014 at 2:24 am

Hmm…not like the “classy” Cock fan flipping a bird on national television after Mizzou scored for the win. A top story on Yahoo no less. Way to bring attention to a fan base. Can we all agree that every school has idiots that seem to find a way to get attention?

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mamatiger92 September 29, 2014 at 4:41 pm

in front of her kid, no less.

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