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Gamecock Man

  • joined May 31, 2008
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I graduated with an M.A. from USC in 2007. I've been a managing editor at Garnet and Black Attack since 2008, and my work at GABA has served witness to the transition from the doldrums of the early Spurrier years to the glories of more recent seasons. I've been fortunate enough to be an invited commentator on ESPN Radio and other venues. Thanks for reading!

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This not only exhibits Spurrier's pro-player mentality but I would also think is a good recruiting tool.
Commented on Spurrier: "Mike Davis should go pro" on Jul 24 2014, 7:04p - 1 reply
I gather from the article that right swipe means "like," so I rec this comment.
Commented on Is Tinder a sport? on Jul 24 2014, 4:45p - 1 reply
My thoughts exactly.
Commented on The Legend of Stephen Garcia, as told through Reddit AMA questions/comments on Jul 24 2014, 10:13a - 1 reply
There are shitty fans in every fanbase, including ours, sadly, so I don't fault Clemson for having a few of them.
Commented on The Legend of Stephen Garcia, as told through Reddit AMA questions/comments on Jul 23 2014, 9:28p - 1 reply
"screw picking which team I would rather lose to. Let’s beat everybody every year from now on!"
Commented on The Legend of Stephen Garcia, as told through Reddit AMA questions/comments on Jul 23 2014, 11:40a - 1 reply
The question won't seem as logical to people who remember losing regularly to Clemson.
Commented on The Legend of Stephen Garcia, as told through Reddit AMA questions/comments on Jul 23 2014, 10:36a - 1 reply
To be fair, I think the person who asked the question has a point.
Commented on The Legend of Stephen Garcia, as told through Reddit AMA questions/comments on Jul 23 2014, 9:19a - 2 replies
When asked if he'd rather go 1-11 and beat Clemson or 11-1 and lose to Clemson...
Commented on The Legend of Stephen Garcia, as told through Reddit AMA questions/comments on Jul 22 2014, 6:11p - 1 reply
The win over Clemson in 2009 is one of my favorites ever. Although that season wasn't as great as a whole as what we've done since...
Commented on The Legend of Stephen Garcia, as told through Reddit AMA questions/comments on Jul 22 2014, 5:40p
The response to the Clemson fan wins for me. That's one group that's really in no place to talk smack to Garcia.
Commented on The Legend of Stephen Garcia, as told through Reddit AMA questions/comments on Jul 22 2014, 4:43p - 1 reply
I second watching part of the game from the ramps, particularly if your seating is in the upper deck.
Commented on First Visit To Columbia on Jul 22 2014, 12:58p
Mustard sauce is great. I make it all the time for my home BBQ'ing.
Commented on First Visit To Columbia on Jul 22 2014, 10:32a
Yeah, I actually didn't watch the Civil War, although given that Oregon was out of the national title and conference race by that point, you could argue our game against Mizzou was more consequential.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football: Was Carolina's 2013 game against Missouri among the five best of the season? on Jul 22 2014, 10:31a
South Carolina Gamecocks football: Was Carolina's 2013 game against Missouri among the five best of the season?
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 8:00a
I agree that they have a good looking front seven, but they have major questions in the secondary.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 3, Chaz Sutton strips Tajh Boyd on Jul 21 2014, 11:25p
07 for me, so we're in a similar boat.
Commented on First Visit To Columbia on Jul 21 2014, 5:37p
Bumped to the front page.
Commented on First Visit To Columbia on Jul 21 2014, 3:48p - 2 replies
Good post. This is what I was getting at above, although I wouldn't use the word "hate" (and I'm sure you're just using it figuratively).
Commented on With Garcia, It Really Was Love Or Hate on Jul 21 2014, 3:29p - 1 reply
Unbelievable. Champions in their own minds heading into August, just like every year.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 3, Chaz Sutton strips Tajh Boyd on Jul 21 2014, 11:16a - 2 replies
South Carolina Gamecocks football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 3, Chaz Sutton strips Tajh Boyd
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 8:00a
I'd love to see Garcia in the broadcast booth.
Commented on With Garcia, It Really Was Love Or Hate on Jul 20 2014, 10:43p
Yeah, nice little spin move he makes there.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football 2014 roster preview: Connor McLaurin on Jul 20 2014, 10:41p
South Carolina Gamecocks football 2014 roster preview: Connor McLaurin
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 6:37p
Love that TD run over Will Hill. One of my favorite Carolina plays ever, from possibly Carolina's biggest win ever.
Commented on With Garcia, It Really Was Love Or Hate on Jul 19 2014, 4:22p
Yeah, I had always heard that Carson is one of the faster players on the team, and I didn't think anyone would be able to catch him when he got into the open field.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 4, Shon Carson flips the field against Florida Gators on Jul 19 2014, 4:09p
I actually initially thought it would be a touchdown when watching the game.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 4, Shon Carson flips the field against Florida Gators on Jul 18 2014, 4:53p - 1 reply
Yeah, great commentary. You wrote it better than me, as usual.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 4, Shon Carson flips the field against Florida Gators on Jul 18 2014, 4:52p - 1 reply
South Carolina Gamecocks football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 4, Shon Carson flips the field against Florida Gators
Posted on Jul 18 2014, 11:25a
I think Roland will the numbe one target, but Byrd will likeoly be a close second.
Commented on SEC Power Poll: Pre-Season Wide Receiver / Tight End Rankings on Jul 17 2014, 4:25p
I'm still a fan of Garcia and appreciate that he came to Carolina when he had a lot of what most outside observers at the time would have considered better choices.
Commented on With Garcia, It Really Was Love Or Hate on Jul 17 2014, 3:25p
They all start to sound the same eventually.
Commented on SEC Power Poll: Pre-Season Wide Receiver / Tight End Rankings on Jul 17 2014, 10:55a
I didn't forget about Pharoh, just didn't take the time to rattle off every player who's slated to contribute for each team.
Commented on SEC Power Poll: Pre-Season Wide Receiver / Tight End Rankings on Jul 17 2014, 9:38a - 1 reply
SEC Power Poll: Pre-Season Wide Receiver / Tight End Rankings
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 11:00a
Absolutely. A 24-1 TD/INT ratio was unusual even for a conservative QB like Shaw.
Commented on South Carolina releases 2014 preseason depth chart on Jul 16 2014, 9:55a - 1 reply
I don't know. By all accounts, Thompson has his teammates' respect and they defer to him as a leader.
Commented on South Carolina releases 2014 preseason depth chart on Jul 15 2014, 4:04p - 1 reply
If you mean he's not going to be first-team all-conference, then yeah, I agree, but I also don't think he's going to be a big dropoff, if any, from Shaw, although obviously he plays a different style.
Commented on South Carolina releases 2014 preseason depth chart on Jul 15 2014, 3:28p - 1 reply
Yeah, Byrd is capable of being a 500-700 yard guy for us, if not more.
Commented on South Carolina releases 2014 preseason depth chart on Jul 15 2014, 3:25p
I can't say I share this concern.
Commented on South Carolina releases 2014 preseason depth chart on Jul 15 2014, 12:39p - 3 replies
What are the questions at WR?
Commented on South Carolina releases 2014 preseason depth chart on Jul 15 2014, 11:50a - 1 reply
"He’s got a chance. Heck, you guys made it."
Commented on Steve Spurrier kills it once again at SEC Media Days on Jul 15 2014, 11:11a - 1 reply
Carlton Heard is listed as the backup flanker. I wonder if he'll get any playing time.
Commented on South Carolina releases 2014 preseason depth chart on Jul 15 2014, 10:08a
Yeah, Beaufort H.S., just like Devin Taylor. Nice pipeline of overachievers we have coming out of there.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 5, Jimmy Legree halts Vandy comeback attempt on Jul 14 2014, 4:28p
South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 5, Jimmy Legree halts Vandy comeback attempt
Posted on Jul 14 2014, 12:50p
SEC Power Poll: Pre-Season Offensive Line Rankings
Posted on Jul 11 2014, 8:00a
UT defensive line news:
Commented on SEC Power Poll: Pre-Season Defensive Line Rankings on Jul 8 2014, 1:14p
I agree. He looks pretty solid but also like he could lose a few pounds around the midsection.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football 2014 roster preview: Corey Robinson on Jul 8 2014, 12:34p
I agree. I was being a bit optimistic.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football 2014 roster preview: Corey Robinson on Jul 7 2014, 1:43p
South Carolina Gamecocks football 2014 roster preview: Corey Robinson
Posted on Jul 7 2014, 8:00a
I wouldn't call our d-line lower tier. Everyone except for 'Bama has major question marks.
Commented on SEC Power Poll: Pre-Season Defensive Line Rankings on Jul 6 2014, 10:20p
tryptic is a veritable walking encyclopedia.
Commented on This map shows you how patriotic your state is on Jul 6 2014, 4:13p
"But that would call for real introspection rather than smug, self-satisfied fortune-cookie history."
Commented on This map shows you how patriotic your state is on Jul 6 2014, 1:57p
Great post, tryptic.
Commented on This map shows you how patriotic your state is on Jul 5 2014, 11:03p - 1 reply
South Carolina Gamecocks football 2014 roster preview: Clayton Stadnick
Posted on Jul 5 2014, 8:46p
South Carolina Gamecocks football 2014 roster preview: Na'Ty Rodgers
Posted on Jul 5 2014, 8:22p
South Carolina Gamecocks 2014 roster preview: David Johnson
Posted on Jul 4 2014, 10:00a
SEC Power Poll: Pre-Season Defensive Line Rankings
Posted on Jul 4 2014, 8:00a
Yeah, that's basically how I remember it. You might be right about Thompson's zip being a factor in the drops.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 7:03p
Trust me, my friend, we've been there.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 4:21p - 1 reply
I don't remember if it was in the red zone, but it was definitely well onto Mizzou's side of the field. I seem to remember it being around the 30 or so.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 3:48p - 1 reply
Love the announcers on the "doing."
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 2:40p - 1 reply
It could definitely happen.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 2:39p
I don't disagree that the game had been closer than the score appeared up until the fourth quarter.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 2:38p - 1 reply
It really was hard to believe when it was finally over. The mood swing was just so intense.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 12:17p - 1 reply
I should add that watching this game (I was at a fall family get-together in the mountains with my in-laws) was one of my best experiences watching a Gamecocks game.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 11:38a - 3 replies
I could watch that 4th-down throw to Bruce all day.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 10:08a - 1 reply
Oh, yeah. Forgot about that one. You know, that should really be included in the missed XP category.
Commented on South Carolina Gamecocks football 2014 roster preview: Ryland Culbertson on Jul 3 2014, 10:06a - 1 reply
good work, oracle.
Commented on South Carolina football's biggest plays of 2013: No. 6, Elliott Fry connects in OT against Missouri on Jul 3 2014, 9:25a
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