Dabo Swinney Mocked …

CLEMSON COACH “PLEASANT AS AN EDAMAME FART” || By FITSNEWS ||  We have HBO here at FITS headquarters but someone we missed this weekend’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” the show hosted by former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver. That’s a shame, because as the guys over at SportsTalk Radio…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  We have HBO here at FITS headquarters but someone we missed this weekend’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” the show hosted by former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver.

That’s a shame, because as the guys over at SportsTalk Radio Network have uncovered, the program made a hilarious reference to Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney.  Apparently Swinney doesn’t believe college football players should get paid … which is pretty funny considering he makes more than $3 million a year off of their efforts.

“As far as paying players, professionalizing college athletics, that’s where you lose me,” Swinney said.  “I’ll go do something else because there’s enough entitlement in this world as it is.”


We’ve addressed such hypocrisy at the broader NCAA level in this piece – which advocates for paying players within the context of a completely restructured (and non-government subsidized) U.S. higher education system.

But Oliver’s assault on the system – which you can watch in its entirety here – singles Swinney out in particular.

“America has a long, proud history of paying aging white men unconscionable amounts of money for screaming at people … so there’s precedent there,” he says, mockingly.  “But all this makes it even harder to swallow when some coaches – like Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, a man who makes more than $3 million a year – insists that his players not get paid.”

After Oliver’s studio audience boos Swinney’s “entitlement” comment, the host chimes in again …

“Dabo Swinney is an anagram for ‘Soybean Wind,'” he says.  “Which I think is fitting because he seems as pleasant as an edamame fart.”


For those of you educated at a South Carolina government-run school, “edamame” refers to immature green soybeans still in the pod.

Anyway … here’s Oliver’s hilarious segment, with the Swinney fun beginning at the 14:00 mark …

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Awesome …

And yes, Oliver’s segment prompted Swinney and #SoybeanWind to start trending on Twitter.

Props to Oliver for drawing attention to this issue, for giving us a good laugh … and most importantly for making Swinney look like a complete moron on the national stage (not that the latter task was especially difficult).

Pic: Travis Bell Photography


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shifty henry March 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

— will be looking for the t-shirts so I can add another one to my collection!

Ed March 18, 2015 at 9:05 am

Dabo is so stupid he doesn’t even realize “entitlement” comments don’t work when players work their assess off, give up all their free time to his team, and risk their short-term and long-term health to make Dabo, Clemson, and the NCAA a shit-ton of money. It is the absolute opposite of “entitlement.”

E Norma Scok March 18, 2015 at 9:08 am

Well there is that thing in there about getting a completely free education (and a masters if they are good enough), but I guess that doesn’t matter.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 9:18 am

“good enough”? You mean like Smoking Sammy Watkins was? His fill-in for his classes might have been good enough to keep him eligible, but questions would have had to be answered if that MENSA member got a masters.

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 9:27 am

I presume you have proof that Watkins had a “fill-in for his classes”. If not, then you are the fart in the wind. Too bad that Watkins’ paychecks don’t measure up to yours.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 9:33 am

look who is so smart as to use a line from the article to reword it against me. Dabo” seems as pleasant as an edamame fart.” Do you have any original thoughts here, or do you just want to plagiarize the article and pass it off as your own. I can do that too, see Good Will Hunting. “How do you like them apples?” Also please look for your own proof, I assume you are a big boy (probably bigger than most with how much you are on line here), and can try to prove or disprove you own semantic reasoning.

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

I presume “you own” is part of your “semantic reasoning”.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 9:39 am

Oh yes, the last act of a desperate point in a typed comment debate. “You left out one letter while typing, so you are wrong” Good try

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 9:58 am

While you are revealing your proof of Watkins’ “fill-in”, please also include who took Wingo’s SAT. I presume you believe that also.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 10:24 am

I thought Clemtech fans always said baseball was irrelevant and only football maters (funny how that only happened after yet another USC National Championship in it, while eliminating the Taters along the way) so if that’s true, why would you change the subject to a baseball one on a football thread? Did it all of a sudden become relevant or are you just reaching?

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 10:37 am

Since you are obviously not only a purveyor but also a believer of internet “facts”, I thought perhaps you could close the loop on that “story” also. If Clemson baseball is irrelevant, then I suppose the results of the latest UofSC/Clemson series are also.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 10:45 am

Actually it was about a story from a TV show on HBO, not the internet, but I see how someone like you might not understand the difference seeing as you only know 2 websites. This one and Tigernet. They have tons of facts on both.

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 11:02 am

I will readily admit that I do not watch Oliver’s show. It is too sophomoric. Did your “information” about Watkins’ “fill-in” or Wingo’s SAT occur on that show? If not, what is your point?

I see that we are in agreement concerning the veracity of information on web sites such as FITSNews.

#soybeanwind March 18, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Another good move there Sparky, stick to most recent game on that one. You are wise. And we know, men’s basketball and women’s basketball don’t count. In fact, a sport only counts when Clemson wins. But it is interesting to note Notre Dame came right in and won the ACC tourney. What year did Clemson win that again? And when was the last time they won in Chapel Hill? If they have a clock ticking toward the next win in Chapel Hill, I think it needs new batteries! LMAO

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Sticking to most recent events is a UofSC trait. I was merely using it. Clemson won in Chapel Hill the same year that UofSC won the SEC football championship.

Football Rules March 18, 2015 at 11:16 am

Baseball IS irrelevant. HTH.
Oh yeah, so is women’s basketball.

If you cant win March 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

I guess its irrelevant when you suck at both of them.

Football Rules March 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

I don’t suck at either…baseball is the most boring excuse for a sport I have ever encountered. I haven’t watched a complete baseball game since the braves won the series the first time. Irrelevant.
I tried to watch a USC women’s bball game this year…that was painful. Won’t do it again. Irrelevant.

just curious March 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Was it the one they beat the shit out of Clemsux

Go Dabo March 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

Translation: I just like to make shit up.
Alternate translation: I wasn’t smart enough to get into college so I assume that anyone that plays college football must be cheating.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 11:25 am

I see with your translation skills it obvious you were the one too stupid to go to college. I myself earned a degree, and haven’t “made up” anything I posted on here. Were you speaking of yourself?

Go Dabo March 18, 2015 at 11:30 am

Nope. Graduated in 92. While I was in school, I did learn that if you make an accusation that you should be able to back it up. Otherwise you’re just making shit up.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

Im glad you graduated High school in 92. Good for you. Maybe if you learned a tad more in school you could have gone to college. Or can you prove you went as you claim? If not you are making shit up.

Go Dabo March 18, 2015 at 11:37 am

I don’t have to prove anything…I’m not the one making baseless accusations about a former college athlete. Still won’t give any proof of your accusations? I’m done with you. Have a nice day!

idcydm March 18, 2015 at 11:38 am

Stop feeding the troll.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 11:41 am

I hate to break it toy you sparky, but you posting on here calling someone a name like that might in fact label you a troll

Go Dabo March 18, 2015 at 11:48 am

Oh, I’m done with her. Just wasting my time. I was going to point out how Spurrier and Bruce Jenner have a special relationship and that’s why he’s having a sex change, but I don’t have any “proof” so I abstained. It’s fun making shit up!

i wonder March 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

you couldn’t ignore if you tried princess. That Spurrier story you speak of is about as true as you sleeping with sheep isn’t it, except the 2nd might actually have some truth to it.

idcydm March 18, 2015 at 12:05 pm

“toy” and “sparky, but”…not even worth wasting time on.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 11:40 am

So in other words you cant prove you graduated?

Scooter March 23, 2015 at 7:25 pm

He is still butt hurt.

#soybeanwind March 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Ah, it’s about paychecks now. Your orange necks go to the lowest common denominator when trying to defend this circus clown. Well, there goes your arguments about Spurrier and Clowney. Doesn’t matter what they do, they are rich, right? You are running out of things to bitch about.

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Who is complaining about what Spurrier and Clowney are paid. Not my problem. IRT to LCD, ever try buying groceries, fuel, etc. without $?

Scrappy March 18, 2015 at 4:26 pm

The only one who should complain about what Clowney is paid is the Houston Texans! That was 22 million thrown up a wild hogs ass!

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 6:29 pm

jealous much? you will never in your lifetime earn what he got as a guarantee. keep on bitching

Ed March 18, 2015 at 10:21 am

Where is the entitlement part? I didn’t say they didn’t get any value. What I said was, there is no sense of entitlement to pay a kid $2k a month or something or let him sign his own merchandise or profit off his name when he is earning your football program $17 million dollars in profit while risking life and limb.

Don't Pay College Players March 18, 2015 at 4:50 pm

There are many 18 year old boys who would trade places with them in a heartbeat.

gambo March 25, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Then those 18 year olds should of put 10, 000 hours into being a great athlete. Your argument is totally irrelevant.

Rakkasan March 19, 2015 at 2:45 am

It was an odd choice of words (entitlement) given they are normally used for racial dog whistles

you tell them dumbo March 18, 2015 at 9:07 am

I wonder how he will try to “sell” his program to his players now. I can make money and trademark my name but I don’t even like the thought that you should. In other words he just admitted to be a slave master. Lol #SOYBEANWIND!!!! Yes there will be backlash from this for all coached that know how to show the hypocrisy of this assclown

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 9:31 am

I realize it would be a stretch for you to look at the entirety of what Dabo said. He agrees with the “full cost of attendance” concept as well as providing a stipend. IRT Dabo being a “dumbo” lets look at a recent example. “Dumbo” Dabo 35, “genius” Spurrier 17.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 9:34 am

Dumbo 2, His daddy 5

JacquiChan March 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm


we just covered this, keep up March 18, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Dabo is 2 and 5

#soybeanwind March 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Ah, lest anyone think you were a high brow sports fan, you go to most recent score. Did you write this post at recess? I am good with that. Clemson is the reigning state champion, no doubt. Your history argument is out the door now, too. We will just go with most recent score. Congrats. And yeah, just about anyone compared to your dumbass redneck cheerleader is a genius. You want to measure Dabo up to Spurrier, be my guest. You will look stupid. But Dabo was a candidate for the Florida job, right? HAHAHAHA!

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Only using recent events is a UofSC trait. I merely applied your method. If you want to use the all time record, please do.

well you see, way back... March 18, 2015 at 6:37 pm

you clemsux folks sure are smart ones huh? Your coach has only a 28.5% winning percentage against the team you think he is better than. If that’s all it takes for you guys to think you still own this state, you are all as dumb as you sound. Way back when maybe, but since Spurrrier came to USC we have a better winning percentage than your coach and your over all one too. That’s in the now. Keep on LIVIN in the past (“Dazed and Confused” reference since you act that way, and are aren’t bright enough to get it).

JacquiChan March 18, 2015 at 9:47 am

I doubt many 18 year old kids are watching John Oliver’s show.

uh oh March 18, 2015 at 9:10 am

“I’ll go do something else because there’s enough entitlement in this world as it is.” Um, Calling your players entitled sounds kind of racist to me since the overwhelming majority of them are African American.

Bible Thumper March 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

The fact that you think entitlement is racist kind of makes you racist.

that sucked March 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

Worst comeback ever. lol

Close to home March 18, 2015 at 11:18 am

Actually, I thought it was spot-on. I think he nailed it…

that sucked March 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

that’s because you are a dumbass.

Bible Thumper March 18, 2015 at 11:20 am

Worst comeback ever. lol

that sucked March 18, 2015 at 11:23 am

Well it might have been bad, but at least its accurate

a face in the crowd March 18, 2015 at 9:16 am


rdj March 18, 2015 at 9:18 am

Who decides they cant go pro out of college? Let them go …. put amateur,student,athlete back in the game.
I will still love Clemson and College football … maybe more. Anybody who will argue that an eighteen year old young man or woman can go fight for our freedom but cannot go play a professional sport ???
Tennis,golf,doctor,lawyer …. if your good enough to get paid to play you play.

$3 mil a year for idiot savant March 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

Swinney’s an idiot.

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 9:23 am

Not too many “idiots” make that kind of income. What’s your excuse?

$3 mil a year for idiot savant March 18, 2015 at 9:49 am

“Not too many “idiots”

Look at that! You answered your own question.

What’s your excuse?

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 9:55 am

and your excuse is?

$3 mil a year for idiot savant March 18, 2015 at 9:58 am

I do pretty well, how are you doing?

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 10:22 am

Retirement is good.

goverment assistance? March 18, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Retired or just unemployed?

CNSYD March 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Retired with stock options, IRAs, “mail box” money, rental income, etc.

so he was right? March 19, 2015 at 6:27 am

mail box money, you mean a check from the government?

utah March 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm

not every idiot can be hired as the football coach at clemson

TontoBubbaGoldstein March 18, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Not too many “idiots” make that kind of income.

*cough* Jadeveon “DooDoo” Clowney *cough*

just as smart March 19, 2015 at 6:26 am

Sammy Watkins too

west_rhino March 18, 2015 at 9:30 am

a Clemson player driving a new set of wheels, far above anything he could afford has been known to draw little attention while a Gamecock with a new bicycle sends l’Etat’s snitches running to NCAA, go fig
laundered as laundry money or otherwise payments from program sugar daddies flows and like illegal immigration, lax ethics makes legalizing it the easy way out in the bidding wars to signing day

NCAA Compliance March 18, 2015 at 11:34 am

Do tell. I’d like to see some of these wheels. Also, if you think that paying players above the table will end the days of the bag-men, you are dreaming.

Squishy123 March 18, 2015 at 12:08 pm

So do you think bag-men are ok?

NCAA Compliance March 18, 2015 at 12:13 pm

No. They’re not.

one_big_dude March 18, 2015 at 9:30 am

Hey, I’ll still be pulling for my TILLMAN TIGERS regardless!

idcydm March 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

Pay college athletes…as if the can of worms in college sports isn’t monstrous enough.

William March 18, 2015 at 10:36 am

We need to stop discouraging talented athletes from going pro. If you are capable of making big money playing professional sports., you should do that. You can go to college later if you want. The odds your college degree will earn you anywhere near what you can earn playing professional sports are virtually nil, and you may get injured.

I don’t see why we need to pay athletes, when there are plenty of young men and women willing to play for free. Just like i think it is stupid what we pay these coaches. If a kid wants to make money playing football, then he should go tryout with a professional team.

College football has become a business. It should not be. But I guess its too late. Big money will not be denied, Just like money in politics. Once you start taking it there is no going back.

Go Dabo March 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

Y’know, Dabo came from poverty. Walked on to the team at Alabama…no scholarship. I think he has a relevant perspective on this subject. He was an athlete, that didn’t get paid anything and lived in poverty. I’ll respect his opinion on this subject more than most others. You might not agree, but it doesn’t make his opinion any less relevant. Make fun of him all you want…he doesn’t care.
Rather than kudos for achieving the American Dream all y’all can do is bash. SMH.

that make sense March 18, 2015 at 11:45 am

So because he wasn’t good enough to have been one of the ones that actually would get paid if that happened, he doesn’t want his players, whom he claims he cares about, to get paid if they are. Jealousy is a bitch huh? #SOYBEANWIND

Go Dabo March 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

Well, he did earn a scholarship later so I guess he was good enough. And if you actually paid attention you’d see that he supports the total cost of college thing which would give the players a stipend, which is what most coaches are supporting.

that makes sense March 18, 2015 at 11:59 am

7 total receptions in 3 years kind of suggests he really wasn’t good enough. I tends to create speculation that he was there only to bring up the team GPA. A player “good” enough would be getting that a game. So yeah, jealousy is a bitch. #SOYBEANWIND

Go Dabo March 18, 2015 at 12:18 pm

He did better than you, sweetheart. Got a MNC ring to prove it. It must hurt that someone who sucked so bad was better than you. I’m sorry.
Shit! I’m not supposed to be feeding the trolls…I’ll stop now. Buh-Bye.

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 1:20 pm

So he did better than you too huh Sally, or are you going to claim to have played too but offer no proof. Just keep making shit up little girl.

#soybeanwind March 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

“Dabo Swinney Mocked”…no news there.

Tunes'n'News March 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm

As long as we’re having fun (or not really having fun) with an on-line anagram generator, #IrreverentPuss is more descriptive of the guy from the midlands than #SoybeanWind is of the guy from the upstate.

just missed it March 18, 2015 at 2:02 pm

too bad his name has no N in it. his name is Stephen Orr “Steve” Spurrier Good try but it isn’t right #SOYBEANWIND

I wonder March 18, 2015 at 2:29 pm

actually it has an N, but then they have to add another P and H so it really wouldn’t work anyway. Tater fans must be scrambling to try to come up with something to defuse this. Funny, a Gamecock didn’t even do this to them and they are all bent out of shape about it still. oh well go soybean wind go. lol

Tunes'n'News March 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Ha. Who knew? I’ll just keep calling him “that douchebag.”

#SOYBEANWIND March 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Well we knew you taters couldn’t spell, so thanks for proving that to us again. We will just watch again as our coach gets national praise from every media outlet when they talk about him, while yours keeps getting laughed at over and over again. We can keep calling him Dumbo, but Soybean Wind sure has a catchy ring to it

Look up, you'll see Clemson March 19, 2015 at 10:57 am

Don’t let the higher SAT’s, higher GPA’s, higher class rank, and higher lifetime earnings get in the way of your screed.

I look down on you all day March 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Looks like I hit a nerve. Funny, I would bet I had a higher GPA, SAT, graduated in less time, and make more money now than you. Distorted figures can only help you so much.

Don't Pay College Players March 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Where are you going to get the money to pay the players? The Free Market answer would be to drive up the price of the tickets. As of now, they willingly do it for the free education and perks. Also, they get the chance to go Pro and if not the name recognition for their future careers, ie. Tommy Suggs, Todd. There is no good reason the pay the college players.

Scooter March 23, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Who the hell is John Oliver?

dallasdawg2010 July 1, 2015 at 9:33 am

I prefer the Gamecocks over that asshole’s University anyway. F*ck Clemson!


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