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Clemson tweaks South Carolina in tweet

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When it comes to the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry, there’s little love lost between the two football programs.  Hell, even the coaches get in on the action as both Steve Spurrier and Dabo Swinney lobbed verbal jabs at their respective rivals earlier this year after bowl games in which they didn’t even face each other.

One high school coach went so far as to suggest a rasslin’ match between the coaches.

In that vein, one side of the rivalry took to social media Thursday afternoon to suplex the other.  In a tweet posted to the Clemson football team’s official Twitter account, the folks in charge of the account decided to remind folks of the fact that the Tigers were the only team in the state of South Carolina to win a BCS bowl this past season.

That post is 100-percent accurate.  There’s no doubt about it.

Clemson beat Ohio State 40-35 in the Orange Bowl while South Carolina didn’t even qualify for a BCS bowl, having to settle instead for a ten-point win over Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.  And, yep, the Gamecocks went without a BCS bid in the 16-year history of the old system.

What was left unsaid, unlike the clock in the Tigers’ football facilities, is the fact that the Tigers have lost five straight to the Gamecocks and haven’t beaten their bitter rivals since way back in 2008.

(Writer’s note: to be fair, Clemson leads the all-time series 65-42-4)

It was a nice attempt at a backhanded shot, but Clemson should worry more about beating South Carolina on the field than tweaking them off of it.

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27 Responses to “Clemson tweaks South Carolina in tweet”
  1. drummerhoff says: Jul 3, 2014 10:15 PM

    70-33

  2. longtallsam says: Jul 3, 2014 10:17 PM

    56-20, 64-17

  3. classyjacklambert says: Jul 3, 2014 10:56 PM

    Actually the all time record is 65-42-4 on favor of Clemson. And drummerhoff is right! We lost a bowl game three years ago in an embarrassing fashion and then went on to destroy two storied schools in consecutive bowl games, LSU actually is a great school and that was an epic game two years ago. OSU is always overrated but the tigers did what was expected and outclassed them as well. Great job drummerhoff on taking your lumps!

  4. cockierthenmost says: Jul 3, 2014 11:03 PM

    First of all it was a 10 point win over Wisconsin and Clemson try’s to find ways to antagonize the gamecocks because their is a lot of fear in the eye of a Clemson tiger. Dylan Thompson will once prove again that he owns “Death” Valley

  5. classyjacklambert says: Jul 3, 2014 11:09 PM

    … Just scratching my head at all the things wrong with the above post.

  6. bamapu says: Jul 3, 2014 11:26 PM

    Clemson, ths is really sad. Although your tweet declaring Clemson as the only school from the state of South Carolina to win a BCS game is accurate, it’s intenionally misleading. To remind everyone how sad Clemson is acting, the following is an excerpt directly from the BCS website: “No more than two (2) teams from a conference may be selected (to participate in BCS bowl games)…”

    The new playoff system that will be implemented this fall, recognized limiting the number of teams per conference was counterproductive and they eliminated that as a consideration.

    2007 was the last time Clemson finished the season ranked higher than South Carolina in the BCS standings.

    Clemson, you have a good team and program. Don’t play shell games, win games.

  7. bamapu says: Jul 3, 2014 11:48 PM

    And bringing up your all time win/loss record as a defense when discussing the 5 consecutive year losing streak is a very” big 10″ thing to do. South Carolina could win the next 20 consecutive years and still Clemson would have the better overall record vs. South Carolina. I seriously doubt if South Carolina beat Clemson 25 years in a row, Clemson would dare bring up the fact they had 3 more wins than South Carolina all time. I know the author brought it up in the article, but I suggest you ignore it because it’ll only make you look like a loser. Just ask the big 10 how well clinging to the past is working for them.

  8. johnnyb1976 says: Jul 3, 2014 11:49 PM

    WVU is still scoring on Clemson

  9. tigersfandan says: Jul 4, 2014 12:15 AM

    This is what rivalry is all about. As a Michigan fan, I would enjoy our rivalry with OSU a lot less if both teams were always super-nice to each other.

  10. steeler1nation says: Jul 4, 2014 12:45 AM

    I don’t know about this, but I do know one thing for sure; the guy who posts on here under the name “ClassyJackLambert” is the biggest D-BAG imaginable.

  11. classyjacklambert says: Jul 4, 2014 6:34 AM

    HAHAHA I’m sorry I made you cry bud.

  12. jonkybon says: Jul 4, 2014 7:28 AM

    What the dirt peckers who bring up WVA victory fail to mention is the fact they set an NCAA record for margarine of loss in any championship game. They lost to Auburn by more then Clemson lost to WVA in their one and only post season game that mattered in their 120 year history. Everyone knows that USC-east has the fewest championships of EVERY team that has played Div 1 for at least fifty years.

  13. titalph says: Jul 4, 2014 7:29 AM

    What’s the BCS? Is that like the CFA? I don’t think either exist any longer.

  14. dbldmr says: Jul 4, 2014 7:40 AM

    Margarine of loss? You butter be careful with your choice of words.

  15. jrs45 says: Jul 4, 2014 7:47 AM

    The real question is which team is actually ever gonna play for a national championship. Hearing these fans argue is amusing though.

  16. dmarado says: Jul 4, 2014 7:53 AM

    It seems for whatever reason both teams are equally unable to win the big one.

  17. classyjacklambert says: Jul 4, 2014 8:05 AM

    What big one are you talking about dmarado? Clemson has a national championship.

  18. vols84 says: Jul 4, 2014 8:54 AM

    This may just light a fire in the Old Ball Coach’s belly. He probably has not heard the quote yet as he is either on the golf course or slamming cold ones on the lake.

  19. bstras2809 says: Jul 4, 2014 9:26 AM

    As a Tiger fan, I don’t see the problem with stating facts. CU is THE only team in SC with a BCS victory. And SoCar is THE rivalry winner 5 straight times. Both teams need to focus on this season and make the state proud again.

  20. bacnblk says: Jul 4, 2014 10:30 AM

    I feel confident in Carolina’s win streak over the tigers as long as they have that Cheerleader coach of theirs. Dabo if USC is in California and Carolina is in Chapel Hill, who keeps beating Clemson’s a$$ by double digits? Keep thinking of beating the Gamecocks Dabo cos we all know it’s unthinkable only if you don’t think it!

  21. irishdodger says: Jul 4, 2014 11:42 AM

    “The Gamecocks’ fans see their beloved program as one of the best in the SEC. But in order to be the best, you do have to win some big bowl games, right? Sure the Gamecocks have won three consecutive postseason games, but not once in the entire 16-year era did they even play in a BCS contest. Furthermore, in the 22 years that SC has played in the SEC, they’ve finished with a losing record in-conference 12 times. It’s only been the last three seasons, which all featured 11 wins, that South Carolina has put up double-digit victories since moving conferences.

    Many South Carolina fans consider the Gamecocks an elite program but it is far, far too premature to put them in that category. They have had some big personalities come through Columbia lately, including the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft Jadeveon Clowney and their current coach Steve Spurrier. The attention that these personalities have received, much of it off the field, has helped build South Carolina fan’s delusion considerably.”

  22. classyjacklambert says: Jul 4, 2014 12:05 PM

    Wow Irishdodger. That was spectacularly said.

  23. mcjon22 says: Jul 4, 2014 1:21 PM

    55-14… And an Orange bowl victory last year was viewed as ‘disappointing’ in Tally.

    But brag away

  24. conwayallday says: Jul 4, 2014 3:23 PM

    Gamecocks also forget that Clemson has 2 4-peats in the BCS era against the Coots. They claim all Clemson wins are “old history” b/c they didn’t happen in the last 4-5 years. 2 separate 4 wins in a row against the Gamecocks in the modern era is not history and Coot fans only remember the last few years since they have a losing record to almost every ACC/SEC team including Duke. I don’t recall once hearing Clemson fans brag much about any of the 2 4-peats in the recent past like Gamecock fans have. Thats probably why Coot fans top all the lists of most delusional fanbases in the nation. Hell they were lucky to beat ECU a few years ago and wasn’t it Pitt or some other Big East team that spanked the crap out of them in the bowl game when Todd Ellis made an ass out of himself before the game guaranteeing a Coot victory!

  25. scarygamecocks says: Jul 4, 2014 8:51 PM

    Clemson can brag about beating a downtrodden talent starved South Carolina team for a bunch of years, I prefer knowing we’ve owned a top tier Clemson team for 5 in a row. About to be 6…and beyond.

  26. colby50 says: Jul 7, 2014 12:24 AM

    Clemson, ths is really sad. Although your tweet declaring Clemson as the only school from the state of South Carolina to win a BCS game is accurate, it’s intenionally misleading. To remind everyone how sad Clemson is acting, the following is an excerpt directly from the BCS website: “No more than two (2) teams from a conference may be selected (to participate in BCS bowl games)…”

    The new playoff system that will be implemented this fall, recognized limiting the number of teams per conference was counterproductive and they eliminated that as a consideration.

    2007 was the last time Clemson finished the season ranked higher than South Carolina in the BCS standings.

    Clemson, you have a terrible team but worse
    competitors. Don’t play shell games, win games.

  27. thegamecocker says: Jul 7, 2014 7:24 PM

    LOL! ClassyJack and Jonkybon…can’t believe you guys are still around. Stating USC has never won a BCS game is fubar and you know it. The BCS limited the a number of teams to two. If Clemson played in the SEC, which I doubt will EVER HAPPEN b/c USC wouldn’t allow it, you would have NEVER gotten there either. We Gamecocks take pride in winning 5 straight and that’s fact. I’m just as proud of USC having the #1 School for International Business as I am the success on the athletic field. I will say this: Clemson seems to be out-recruiting us lately and so kudos to you. I think you boys are attracting some excellent talent and so sooner or later you will win vs. USC. You’re former QB and Wide-out Watkins were outstanding against ACC competition. But when it came to the game that mattered, they didn’t perform very well. But “its whats up front that counts” and you guys are getting some good talent, at least that’s what the recruiting boards are saying. Good luck this season gentlemen. It’s good for the State of South Carolina when both schools do well. ClassyJack: suggest you start using spellcheck….son, your grammar is RUBBISH! Have a quality evening.
    THE GAMECOCKER

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