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Clemson Is Classing Up The Championship Game

YOU BETTER REDNECK-OGNIZE! We’ve already brought our readers the story of the tiger paw on the lawn of the federal court house, but Clemson University continues to class up the national championship game. The latest? Henry “Tripp” Swinney – brother of Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney – was arrested…

YOU BETTER REDNECK-OGNIZE!

We’ve already brought our readers the story of the tiger paw on the lawn of the federal court house, but Clemson University continues to class up the national championship game.

The latest?

Henry “Tripp” Swinney – brother of Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney – was arrested by Bay County (Florida) sheriff’s deputies this week in connection with aggravated stalking charges.

Specifically, he’s accused of sending malicious text messages to his estranged wife – along with nude pictures of the woman.

Here’s his mug shot …

(Click to enlarge)

swinney

(Pic: Bay County Sheriff’s Office)

Nice …

Tripp Swinney is best known for bestowing upon his brother the now-famous nickname “Dabo” – which is short for “Dat Boy” (a.k.a. what he called Swinney as a toddler).

In fact Dabo (whose real name is William Christopher) told reporters this week he didn’t even know what his real name was until he was in the third grade.

Nice …

Seriously … you can’t get human interest stuff like this from any other school, can you?

The top-ranked Tigers (14-0, 8-0 ACC) face No. 2 Alabama (13-1, 7-1 SEC) in the 2015 title game, which will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on January 11.  Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST, with ESPN televising the game nationally.  The Crimson Tide – winners of the 2009, 2011 and 2012 national championships – are seven point favorites.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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102 comments

Must be killing you January 7, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Ironic, a gamecock making comments about a lack of class.

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jimlewisowb January 7, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Thought using Clemson and Classy in the same sentence was ironic

Come to think of it, Classy Clemson is an oxymoron, right ??

Note: before you ball busters roll out the closet I don’t give a rat’s ass for either Carolina or Clemson – both of them are humor fodder – nothing more

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mamatiger92 January 8, 2016 at 8:15 am

Good ol’ click bait. FITS traffic must be slow this week.

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Victorious Secret January 8, 2016 at 9:34 am

That is “par for the course” from Willie

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9" January 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm

My Life Was Meaningless Before I Started Stalking You

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Jacob January 7, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Just wasted 30 seconds of my life reading this.

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Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Can you believe my bro dabo is allowed around kids? HEEEEEHAWWWWW….now you know where bro dabo gets his locker room shit!!! #100

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pogo January 8, 2016 at 9:02 am

I’m surprised anyone allows ME around their kids! LMAO!!!

I guess if I threaten to fake sue enough people they’ll stop asking me about my free roaming hands!

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Stephen Guilfoyle January 7, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Isn’t he the brother who was with Dabo in the pickup truck when Dabo got ticketed for speeding, mentioned that he was former law enforcement, and told the cop he would lose his job if he ticketed Dabo?
That brother?

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Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm

Yeah!!! So what!!!

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Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 8:42 pm

HEEE HAWWWW bro dabo taught me all bout dem gays! Check us out!!!!

Stallings, who coached at Alabama from 1990-96, was asked about former player and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s comments about playing in Tuscaloosa with gay players in the early 90s.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/02/gene_stallings_responds_to_dab.html

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Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 8:53 pm

What is your point? It’s not going to be out in the open in the 90’s. Nothing in the article against Dabo. See the pics. Stallings is #ALLIN.
http://www.google.com/search?site=&source=hp&ei=4RWPVpqJG8HgjwPEjqqgAQ&q=gene+stallings+dabo+swinney&oq=Stallings+Dabo&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.1.0.0i22i30.4343.17518.0.20791.15.15.0.1.1.0.678.5355.2-6j5j2j2.15.0….0…1c.1.64.mobile-gws-hp..0.15.5039.3.8KCw3cvwOkQ#imgrc=DFXfWGpFtrUO_M%3A

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Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm

Same as Stallings….that Dabo is a liar.

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Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm

I don’t know what your point is. No matter where you have 85 guys in a group, you have gays. Guaranteed.

Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm

My point is Stallings called dabo a LIAR.

Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm

What was the lie?

Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Stallings, who coached at Alabama from 1990-96, was asked about former player and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s comments about playing in Tuscaloosa with gay players in the early 90s.

“The answer to that is no,” Stallings said when asked if he knew of any gay players at Alabama.

Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm

I have worked with people who I discovered, outside of work, were gay. I did not discuss it with any other employees or their boss. Young people know more what is going socially on campus than a man in his fifties. There is no contradiction. I bet he knew players who smoked marijuana that Stallings didn’t. In fact, I personally knew a Clemson basketball player who smoked marijuana in the eighties. I doubt his coach knew.

Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 10:16 pm

Stallings called him a liar.

CNSYD January 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Must be why Stallings is sending his grandson to play for Dabo next year.

Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 10:22 pm

6’4: 220 pound white tight end in college football. Must be a favor.

CNSYD January 7, 2016 at 10:25 pm

and his race matters how?

Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 10:26 pm

slow

two peas in a pod January 7, 2016 at 8:56 pm

Henry Swinney is the brother of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney. The Tigers face Alabama on Monday in the national championship game.
Dabo Swinney declined to comment for this article.

Panama City newspaper. What a shame that Dabo wouldn’t stand with/for his brother.No ‘comment’ about praying for him or getting him help.

No-Dabo KNOWS he is as nuts as his brother-the Jesus shit just hides it.

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Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 9:09 pm

He has already helped his brother numerous times and it is his business not yours. Read here.
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/14519758/dabo-swinney-overcame-pain-poverty-reach-new-heights-clemson

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Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 9:11 pm

Oh.dabo acts nuts.His brother is nuts and apparently a criminal and its nobody’s business that dabo hides behind Jesus for touchdowns and wins yet fails to site Jesus to help his brother?

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Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

I thought the term hater was an exaggeration. You are really dedicated. Props to you.

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Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 10:15 pm

Hater? Like what you did to ‘Mike at the Beach’ the other night?

Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 11:08 pm

I love “Mike at the Beach.”

Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 11:35 pm

LMAO!!! Only people you love is Haley and Dabo.You are STILL the nicest liberal I know.Good night sir.

Mike at the Beach January 7, 2016 at 11:45 pm

…and he loves you! Even when you get a little prickly and hard-to-hug. ;-)

Bible Thumper January 8, 2016 at 12:20 am

I just have to be careful not to use your “reply” tab. Oops.

Bible Thumper January 8, 2016 at 12:25 am

If you ever get arrested in Panama City for stalking, I’m there for you, Buddy.

Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Dabo Swinney also spoke about his brother’s troubled history, saying he tried to help. “He’s almost 50 years old. One thing I learned a long time ago is, you can’t change people. People have to want to change and want to do the right things,” he said. “Unfortunately, he’s had a long history of not doing the right things.”

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Threw him under the bus.Good ole Dabo.A bro in trouble ain’t gonna ruin HIS championship game night! Jesus told him!

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/acc/clemson-university/article53609570.html#storylink=cpy
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dabo do a little dance for the boys after the game and put his bro’s prison uniform # his #100 jersey!

Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Matthew 12:46 – 50
While he (Jesus) was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Squishy123 January 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm

As you grow up you’ll find that some people are just broken. You can do two things for these people, kill yourself trying to change them or walk away.

Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm

Tough love.

E Norma Scok January 7, 2016 at 11:12 pm

What did you ant him to say? With you, there wouldn’t have been a correct comment from Dabo.

Dabo’s brother is his own man–It’s not Dabo’s place to take up for him doing something stupid. Had he done that, you’d be all over him for it.

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 8, 2016 at 1:47 am

Maybe Dabo ought to hijack a helicopter and bust him out of the joint, eh?

Envious Troll January 8, 2016 at 9:04 am

Clemson plays in the BCS while OSU gets a team Clemson beat in their shitty bowl.

MSU stomps OSU and gets totally wrecked by Alabama.

THE Ohio State Fuckeyes fans are just wannabe envious pricks.

CNSYD January 7, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Green eyed Folks really is trying to stretch his hatred of Clemson to tie in an event that does not involve Clemson.

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Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 10:25 pm

Sure it involves Clemson.Dabo acts as unstable as his brother in public-without the criminal activity-so far-except the speeding ticket-that drove him and his criminal brother over the edge.

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mamatiger92 January 8, 2016 at 8:21 am

An OSU fan probably doesn’t want to go there. Call me when he punches an opposing player on the sidelines.

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Dabotard's Family Reunion January 8, 2016 at 8:36 am

That ESPN story exposes Dabo as some kind of weirdo.Dabo is only a couple of losses from being his brother.

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mamatiger92 January 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

Speaking of ESPN stories…

http://espn.go.com/college-football/bowls13/story/_/id/10215217/the-punch-ended-woody-hayes-career

“Everybody who played for Ohio State probably got slugged in the stomach or slapped by Coach Hayes,” Savoca said.

Abusive Douchebag January 8, 2016 at 8:59 am

Welfare queen pogo looks up to abusers like Hayes.

Tazmaniac January 8, 2016 at 10:36 am

Or chokes when they play their first game against a ranked team. ;-) Oh, and it is not OSU, it is THE Ohio State.

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Dabo Swinney January 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm

I have advised my brother to move to Pickens County, where criminal laws don’t apply to those associated with the football program.

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Dabotard's Family Reunion January 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm

When Teasdall returned to the sideline, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney grabbed him by the collar and unleashed what may be the most ferocious, visceral, repeated, and near unending tirade I’ve witnessed in my six plus decades on this planet. Swinney would scream, relentlessly, in Teasdall’s face until he exhausted himself, then walk back and start the exercise in humiliation all over again.

Embarrassed players tried to look the other way – relieved it wasn’t them in the crosshairs. It didn’t seem like the first time they had seen their vaunted coach explode. The game proceeded for several minutes, apparently unbeknownst to Swinney, while he continued to vent his spleen. Vengeance, in ample doses, was administered. I won’t soon forget it. Teasdall never will.

And, to be clear, nothing beyond, conceivably, the first fifteen seconds of the stunning harangue, was anything like a teachable moment. This was simply a nearly 50-year-old man releasing his unbounded rage, repeatedly, on a captive target. The fury was hurled with such vehemence I doubt Swinney can even remember it.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports

NUTS MAN!Family thing.

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E Norma Scok January 7, 2016 at 11:08 pm

lulz..you ain’t seen crazy on a sideline yet..until you see your boy Muschamp going apeshit on a ref, water boy, or whoever is closest next season.

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CNSYD January 8, 2016 at 1:37 am

All theater to set up the fake punt pass play in the OB. You fell for it.

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Judge Keller January 8, 2016 at 11:08 am

Not true. Remember QB Kyle Parker? Dabo went running down the sidelines after him yelling, “Fuck you! Fuck you!” It was on youtube.
And Parker was the kid who gave up a $1 million Rockies signing bonus to play another year for Clemson. And got injured and lost the big bonus.

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mamatiger92 January 8, 2016 at 8:12 am

http://collegespun.com/sec/south-carolina-sec/gif-frank-martin-has-a-frank-martin-moment-sc-fans-taunt-florida-about-georgia-southern

Frank Martin Swears At His Own Player Twice In One Sentence

Dan Lyons

Give South Carolina some credit, the basketball team may be 11-19, but they’ve managed to be interesting as of late… and at least one half tonight. The Gamecocks knocked off Kentucky over the weekend, and trailed Florida by just two heading into the half, but the wheels came off the Cockaboose mid-way through the second half, when Florida began a wild 33-11 run to finish the game, a 72-46 Gator win.

Early in that run, freshman guard Duane Notice did something to anger the always-volatile Frank Martin, who was caught going on this tirade on camera. Lost Lettermen was able to put together an accurate-looking transcription of Martin’s message to Notice.

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Squishy123 January 7, 2016 at 11:01 pm

I don’t quite understand what Dabo’s brother has anything to do with Clemson playing for the national championship. Does Will’s brother or sister have anything to do with what is said on this blog?

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mamatiger92 January 8, 2016 at 7:44 am

Desperation from a fan base with a huge inferiority complex. I’m sure we are all glad that, in the real world, we aren’t judged for the actions of troubled family members.

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Exactly January 9, 2016 at 12:21 am

We all know how your sister behaved in college. That is at least before she got kicked out

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Thomas January 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

Spurrier did what he had to do to keep his job; Swinney actually did his job, you know…coach and recruit and win trophies.

Coach Swinney can run the table…I believe

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Curious minds January 8, 2016 at 11:01 am

Why is Dabo’s ass so big? It’s huge. Bigger than Rihanna’s or Nicci’s.

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Bi-curious minds January 8, 2016 at 11:23 am

I think the better question is why are you staring at his ass?

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mamatiger92 January 8, 2016 at 11:28 am

Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

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Bible Thumper January 8, 2016 at 12:49 am

That girl with the four week old funky hair dye and the orange tiger paw boxers hugging on Dabo looks like one of those girls in upper right corner of the “crazy – hot matrix” that Liz warned me about.

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shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 8:52 am

Are you referring to the “LIZ” special section on the far right in the top banner for Fitsnews?

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Bible Thumper January 8, 2016 at 11:55 am

Yep. Liz Gunn.

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Danny Ford January 8, 2016 at 6:42 am

To God be the glory was his one liner after the orange bowl Never mind the cussing g that came with it, I wonder what the one liner next week will be Dabo is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. When things don’t go his way he acts like a 2 year old when the are going his way he acts like a spoiled teenage girl.

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MM@ January 8, 2016 at 6:55 am

People.

America has chosen to make heroes out of tradesman…men that play a game or coach a team. No disrespected meant to tradesman, but what qualifies them for hero status?

We are the problem. We lift up these people to superhero or sainthood status then are surprised when they are exposed as flawed humans.

Take a clue. Get a life. Believe in those you know and busy yourself with the enduring and edifying activities you know and understand. Being a fan-atic is a child’s game.

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Nölff January 8, 2016 at 8:12 am

Do I detect jealousy? I think I do.
You’re peanut butter and jealous.

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shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm

“peanut butter” — ???

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major major January 8, 2016 at 8:23 am

Every family has its ne’er-do-well brother. Anyone remember Billy Carter?

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Toyota Kawaski January 8, 2016 at 8:27 am

Billy Beer is way better than anything President Carter did in office. Good man horrible president.

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shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 8:55 am

I had a six-pack of Billy Beer and gave it to a psychologist for his vending machine in his game room.

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shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 8:42 am

Yes, and I’ll have an interesting story about him later this evening if I can get to it …… if anyone is interested.

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shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 9:30 am

This has something to do with my story about Billy. Right now I’m not feeling well but will add to this later this evening ——

“In Press Secretary Powell’s 1986 book The Other Side of the Story, he recounted the story as follows:

Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a rabbit. Not one of your cutesy, Easter Bunny-type rabbits, but one of those big splay-footed things that we called swamp rabbits when I was growing up.

The animal was clearly in distress, or perhaps berserk. The President confessed to having had limited experience with enraged rabbits. He was unable to reach a definite conclusion about its state of mind. What was obvious, however, was that this large, wet animal, making strange hissing noises and gnashing its teeth, was intent upon climbing into the Presidential boat.”

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Rocky Verdad January 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Feel better oh Great Teller of Jokes and Provider of Laughter.

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shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Thanks, I’m working on it …..

shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 8:44 pm

I wasn’t laughing when that rabbit chased me! It was both scary and also embarrassing..!!

major major January 8, 2016 at 2:50 pm

That’s one of the all-time classic Jimmy Carter stories. I think about it every time I run the Swamp Rabbit Trail up in Greenville.

I like to imagine Bob Dole and John McCain sitting around discussing POW torture and war wounds, and Jimmy walks in and blurts out “yeah, but did I ever tell you about the time I had to fight off a vicious rabbit?”

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shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 6:07 pm

I, too, was frightened by a vicious rabbit!

shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Ok, True Story: I had to get the date of the killer rabbit episode so that I could date this story.
The girl who worked across the hall from my office was born and raised in Plains, GA on the same street with the Carters. She told me that she and her family had been invited to Mother Carter’s home for Thanksgiving Dinner. President Carter and Billy would also be there.
When she returned to Columbia she told me that she was amazed at the physical changes in President Carter and Billy. President Carter looked about ten years or more older, and Billy, who had been through rehab to quit his drinking, looked about ten years younger and healthier.
This was the Thanksgiving after the killer rabbit incident (which I believe because a bad-ass rabbit scared me and chased me through a house a few years later!)

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Toyota Kawaski January 8, 2016 at 8:24 am

classy as yourself, Liz, Man-d, Taylor, an Lesbian Pixie.

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shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 8:54 am

I see Taylor maturing into her groove and leaving us behind in her dust ….

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Early twenties 20 January 8, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Taylor is maturing into a quite a LARGE personality…if you know what I mean.

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shifty henry January 8, 2016 at 6:09 pm

Gee, I’ve not yet met her in person ….

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Lowest of Blows January 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

This site continues to reach new lows. Truly a shame.

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TrikkiNikki January 8, 2016 at 8:59 am

Funny how the STATE RAG even picked this “story” up

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Same Shit Different Diaper January 8, 2016 at 9:07 am

Low quality stories aren’t exclusive to one source.

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Beta Dabo January 8, 2016 at 9:27 am

Pelvis out gay hugging the hot red-head. He probably gets regular beatings from his wife.

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Bible Thumper January 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm

That gay hug is allowed under the cool dude rules if you are bending down to take a selfish with a shorter funky hot chick.

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west_rhino January 8, 2016 at 9:47 am

Still can’t pee onto Clemson’s campus from the statehouse grounds like ya can at Carolina.

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CNSYD January 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Is that he same incoherent bastard whose mangled pronunciation of “that boy” gave Coach Swinney his nickname?

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Bible Thumper January 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Yes, but he was two years old at the time.

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Dumbo's brother January 10, 2016 at 6:12 pm

2? Sounds like he was smarter then than he is now

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Bob White January 8, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Classing Up??? As long as we’re on the subject, here are some better examples:

I gotta piss: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/6803754/south-carolina-gamecocks-quarterbacks-coach-ga-mangus-arrested-suspended-steve-spurrier

Come at me bro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qNTAeRfKgc

Where’s close caption when you need it?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H38pXGBMWEg

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hook line sinker January 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm

aww seems like Fits got to you. exactly what he wanted to do so I guess check mate bitch!! By the way I didn’t look but did any of those examples throw a woman down a flight of stairs? drive high on cocaine? kill a frat brother in a hazing act? Probably not

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Rocky Verdad January 8, 2016 at 12:24 pm

For someone who says they are from Ohio and live there, some folks really are obsessed with Clemson, and SC in general. Makes me think they ain’t really in Ohio.

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Jethroe Bodine Verdad January 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm

You work at FitsNews.So what?

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Lone Ranger January 8, 2016 at 3:57 pm

And speaking of class and a lying Gamecock azz—here’s one Will Folks who wants you to believe

That he actually slept with Haley as he likes to allege almost daily in his vain attempt to well deceive

And of course we KNOW what class goes along with an azz let’s all trek over to Will’s humble abode

And see his lying azz and his lack of class as he sits on the Gamecock’s current bowl—the commode !!!

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Tonto January 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm

you “liked” your own comment? How lame!

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Lone Ranger January 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Tonto–No relation to Tonto–still has butt-burn from when the Tigers (2015) ate the ‘Cocks
He thinks it helps to change the subject when you have to bend over and grab your socks !!!

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Tonto January 11, 2016 at 7:25 am

No one ever said that I pull for the ‘Cocks. I merely mentioned that you up-voted your own comment. That is like being the only person to like a status update on Facebook. I guess people with no friends have to do that. Its lame

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Lone Ranger January 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Tonto–NO relation to Tonto–was still struggling with radical shock
Like the whole nation he’s embarrassed to admit he’s a Gamecock !!!

ElwoodBlues January 10, 2016 at 9:35 pm

HA HA Fits, you never fail to spew the haterade. Tripp Swinney’s arrest brings no shame to either Clemson or the National Championship game. Although there’s a certain blogger who’s been going around blabbing on and on about sleeping with a top SC politician (home wrecker), even after he’s married with a family. All the while this politician won’t give the story the time of day which makes said blogger look like a jilted one night stand. Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers represent our state very well and have all season. #GOTIGERS

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