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Attended my first USC game in '87.

Married into a Pittsburgh family and was forced to convert to the Black and Gold.

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The Feed Pail: August 18, 2012


TFP - You think you're in the movies, everything is so deep. Leftover Hotdog: If you see this man at Williams-Brice Stadium, you are authorized to use deadly force to protect the Clemmy gene pool...

The Feed Pail: August 17, 2012


TFP - Her plane takes off from Baltimore, and touches down on Bourbon Street. Gamecock Football The Daily Gamecock: The writers and editors must have just arrived on campus, as half a dozen...

South Carolina Basketball: Analyzing the 2012 Schedule Part 2


In Part 1 of this series we checked in on the SEC basketball schedule issued this past Sunday, and looked over some of the changes the powers-that-be in Birmingham had brought to the table in...

The Feed Pail: August 16, 2012


TFP - You know it's hard to believe. Gamecock Football Post & Courier: With South Carolina’s opener two weeks away, Marcus Lattimore gets warm welcome at scrimmage. Looks like we've officially...

The Feed Pail: August 15, 2012


TFP - I wanna tell her that I love her so. Gamecock Football Greenvilleonline: USC finding answers for passing game targets. Bart Wright: Open practice a rare treat these days in college football. ...

South Carolina Basketball: Analyzing the 2012 Schedule Part 1


Sure, we're only about 350 hours (a mere 21,000 minutes, or right about 1,260,000 seconds) from the kickoff to the football season - just a blink of the eye and it will be 7:30 on August 30 at...

The Feed Pail: August 14, 2012


TFP - You say you'll give me a highway with no one on it, a treasure just to look upon it.Gamecock Football Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger: South Carolina's promising Clowney has only scratched the...

The Feed Pail: August 12, 2012


TFP - Summertime, and the livin' is easy. Gamecock Football Quarterbacks hit and miss in Gamecocks' scrimmage. Andrew Clifford had the best day under center (6-9, 122 yards, 2 TD)...

Pre-Snap Read: The Countdown - No. 24: Clemson


Gotta give the Senator a hat-tip for this one, and he's right - it's a beaut: "There are three Clemsons inside of Clemson, each battling the other for supremacy, and it’s become customary to see at least two of the three over the course of a single season ...". Why, oh why, Muse, can't I write like that?

The Feed Pail: August 11, 2012


TFP - Somewhere it must be time for penitence. Gamecock Football Greenville Online: Reserve CB Cadarious Sanders (RS Soph, 1VL) has left the team, and Easley native Sidney Rhodes - a walk-on...

The Feed Pail: August 10, 2012


Dear Gentle readers: Now that football season is upon us, it makes sense to recommence our link trolling in order to bring you the finest tidbits of Gamecock lore collected from the far reaches...

Leftover Hotdog: Gamecock Olympians


I had meant to do a little write-up on this, but The General does a great job with the skinny on USC alums competing in the London Olympic Games. Go USA and Go USC!

Check out SBNation's "Football Study Hall"


This is a blog that somehow slipped my attention for too long - and I wanted to make sure you got to see it. Most of you are probably fans of Smart Football and so I think you'll like Football Study Hall too. Bill Connelly is the lead blogger, and our pal Kleph from TSK is also a contributor. If I'm a goof for being late to get a clue on this blog, forgive me - but I doubt I'm the *only* one at GABA who hadn't stumbled across it. H/t to Alligator Army for singing its praises.

South Carolina Gamecocks Football: Speaking of ESPN hacks, why is KC Joyner knocking Marcus Lattimore?


KC Joyner is a blogger who calls himself "The Football Scientist" and is a sometime contributor to ESPN's Insider's Forum and the New York Times Fifth Down football blog. One of the best take...

5 bygone USC traditions that should come back

The changes to the Gamecock football program over the years have mostly been for the better. But we need to drag these five traditions back out of retirement.

James A. Carlen: 1933-2012


Jim Carlen died today at his home in Columbia at the age of 79. He coached the Gamecocks from 1975 to 1981, serving as the Athletic Director at the same time, and posting a 45-36-1 record during his stay in Columbia. He coached Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers, as well as other Gamecock greats like Jeff Grantz, Ronnie Bass, Kevin Long and Johnny Wright just to name a few. We'll have more on the life of Jim Carlen in the coming days.

South Carolina Gamecock Athletics: Seven things about Eric Hyman's seven years - Part 1


Okay, okay, okay. The title is a bit over-the-top. But in all seriousness, Eric Hyman's seven year tenure as the Athletic Director (2005-2012) has arguably marked the most momentous era in the...

Requiem for the Roundhouse: The Rex Enright Athletic Center (1956-2012) [Updated]


An era passed at Carolina last month, with little notice and no fanfare. After fifty-six years of service to Gamecock athletics, the Rex Enright Athletic Center - universally known by its...

Video: Chad Holbrook Named Head Baseball Coach


Does anyone else think Chad Holbrook looks a lot like Daddy Warbucks ? Holbrook undeniably has a winning personality - humble, funny and his heart on his sleeve. I also love how Ray talks about how Coach Holbrook coached "at UNC and here at Carolina." Bee-yoo-tee-full!

South Carolina Football: Which game besides LSU and UGA worries you the most?


This is a bit of a trick question. Every game on the schedule should be worrying you. After all, history has not been kind to the Gamecock faithful. Six of the teams we face - half the...

"The Name on the Front of the Jersey": The case for suspending Penn State football


For at least 14 years - and perhaps longer - the Penn State football program sheltered and enabled a predatory pedophile. The head coach knew. So did at least one assistant. The athletic...

The Daily Gamecock: Lattimore, Taylor, Clowney recognized


New Sports Editor Rixon Lane does a feature on the pre-season watch list love for this troika.

South Carolina Athletic Director Search: Words of wisdom from Eric Hyman, or being a butt-insky on his way out?


Outgoing Gameock A.D. Eric Hyman gave an interview with Phil Kornblut on Sports Talk Radio yesterday. He confirmed that he'll be officially departing effective August 1, but his last real day on...

The Clemson-South Carolina Rivalry: Are the Gamecocks putting the Tigers in the Financial Rear-View Mirror?


One of my closest friends is a big-time Clemson fan from a dyed-in-the-orange-wool Clemson family. We've given each other static since the 1980s about CU-USC; based on the record book it's no...

Connor Shaw and Under Armour - If the shoe fits ...


You may have heard that Connor Shaw got himself in hot water when he tweeted negatively about his Under Armour shoes: "3rd time the sole of my Under Armour shoes have completely busted. And we...

CFL Football: Stephen Garcia *not* injured? Was it all a crazy Canadian ruse? (Updated)


A couple of days ago, we told you about a report from the Montreal Gazette that Stephen Garcia had injured two fingers on his throwing hand while exiting an Alouettes team bus. As a result,...

Leftover Hotdog: We Don't Need "A Carolina Man"


A thoughtful post by the General. Do you agree we should be willing to look outside the The Roundhouse?

Life of a Gamecock: Potential Replacements for the Athletic Director Position at USC


Our friend Adam Garrett - who has an excellent ear for such things - runs down the names being mentioned the most as possible successors to Eric Hyman.

Gamecock Central: The Board Watch


A well-researched and well-written piece about the remaining prospects on USC's board, position-by-position, from GC's recruiting reporter Josh Low. A free-content article that is definitely worthy of your attention.

Montreal Gazette: Stephen Garcia and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Stephen has had a bad break (literally) - injuring two fingers on his throwing hand while exiting from a team bus in Montreal. Sometimes I wonder if Stephen didn't have bad luck whether he'd have any luck at all - which made me think of the classic children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Well, we wish him a speedy recovery and that he's able to make it with the Als. They seem pretty high on him - and with good cause in my humble opinion. I suspect I won't be the only USC fan to pay a bit more attention to the CFL this year. Peace out!

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