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Old 01-17-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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After being invited to the white house to have more cheap fast food, the Tigers have now been invited to have a real championship feast by Michael Strahan, Ayesha Curry, Quavo (a wack rapper), and the owner of a Michelin star restaurant in Chicago. Watch Trump take credit for Clemson when they start eating go on their gourmet food tour.
I don't get why people are so up in arms about this. Frankly, I think they should have called up Ben's Chili Bowl in DC and had them cater it. That would still be considered fast food, and probably wouldn't have the 'stigma' of McDonalds and the like. Ben's is a DC institution for those who don't know, it's basically a hot dog stand. I presume they've removed Bill Cosby from their list of people who eat there for free. That's about the only controversy associated with that place.

But, the honor there is the invite to the White House. I haven't heard any of the players say anything bad.. Which.. Perhaps some of them may think it, but.. Smart move keeping your mouth shut. Don't want to be dragged into that controversy. Bask in the glory of your big win.

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Old 01-17-2019, 05:18 PM
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I don't get why people are so up in arms about this. Frankly, I think they should have called up Ben's Chili Bowl in DC and had them cater it. That would still be considered fast food, and probably wouldn't have the 'stigma' of McDonalds and the like. Ben's is a DC institution for those who don't know, it's basically a hot dog stand. I presume they've removed Bill Cosby from their list of people who eat there for free. That's about the only controversy associated with that place.

But, the honor there is the invite to the White House. I haven't heard any of the players say anything bad.. Which.. Perhaps some of them may think it, but.. Smart move keeping your mouth shut. Don't want to be dragged into that controversy. Bask in the glory of your big win.
Well, it's tacky. These athletes deserved better than that. They eat that stuff back in their campus...probably daily. He has his pick of caterers in the DC area to choose from but he chose McDonalds, Wendy's, and Burger King...lol. Good thing the team will get a real feast.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:38 PM
 
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Well, it's tacky. These athletes deserved better than that. They eat that stuff back in their campus...probably daily. He has his pick of caterers in the DC area to choose from but he chose McDonalds, Wendy's, and Burger King...lol. Good thing the team will get a real feast.

You seen what the players are eating these days? Don't get me wrong, I'm sure some of them are heading over to the Huddle House (I think that's still there in Clemson) and McDonalds and the like.

But, that new $55 million football facility with its own cafeteria and chefs preparing healthy options.. I'm willing to bet that McDonalds was something of a treat for them. It's certainly not their standard fare.

Now.. Is it what is expected when invited to the White House? I'm sure it isn't. And I'm sure better choices could have been made.. I mean, when I travel, I specifically avoid chains that I can get at home. Which is why I mentioned something like Ben's Chili Bowl.. Probably a better choice.

But.. Food isn't exactly the reason you go to the White House.

I think the entire program has handled everything. From winning to the celebration to this, with the utmost class.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:15 AM
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You seen what the players are eating these days? Don't get me wrong, I'm sure some of them are heading over to the Huddle House (I think that's still there in Clemson) and McDonalds and the like.

But, that new $55 million football facility with its own cafeteria and chefs preparing healthy options.. I'm willing to bet that McDonalds was something of a treat for them. It's certainly not their standard fare.

Now.. Is it what is expected when invited to the White House? I'm sure it isn't. And I'm sure better choices could have been made.. I mean, when I travel, I specifically avoid chains that I can get at home. Which is why I mentioned something like Ben's Chili Bowl.. Probably a better choice.

But.. Food isn't exactly the reason you go to the White House.

I think the entire program has handled everything. From winning to the celebration to this, with the utmost class.
True enough any other option would have been better than what they had. I hope they accept the other invites.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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True enough any other option would have been better than what they had. I hope they accept the other invites.
I doubt it. The one in Chicago.. I've seen a few people talking about how the portions at that place, the players would probably wind up going to McDonalds afterwards to fill up.

But, I suspect, if they reply to any of those at all.. It will be something along the lines of a "Thank you, however, our student athletes are currently focusing on their studies. Clemson takes great pride in their student-athlete graduation rates" or something along those lines.

That, and I can't really see the school spending the money to fly the players to Chicago for a meal.

And.. Once again.. That would be the class move to make.Stay the hell out of politics. That's not just smart advise for the Clemson football program.. It's good advice for everyone.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:05 PM
 
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I don't get why people are so up in arms about this. Frankly, I think they should have called up Ben's Chili Bowl in DC and had them cater it. That would still be considered fast food, and probably wouldn't have the 'stigma' of McDonalds and the like. Ben's is a DC institution for those who don't know, it's basically a hot dog stand. I presume they've removed Bill Cosby from their list of people who eat there for free. That's about the only controversy associated with that place.

But, the honor there is the invite to the White House. I haven't heard any of the players say anything bad.. Which.. Perhaps some of them may think it, but.. Smart move keeping your mouth shut. Don't want to be dragged into that controversy. Bask in the glory of your big win.
It's more so funny that he served a bunch of Big Macs on silver platters and then bragged about paying for it.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Here is a list of the top 15 most valuable college football programs according to the Wall Street Journal. https://247sports.com/LongFormArticl...ams-128030289/

Clemson didn't make the list.

That's why I say Clemson is the closest thing to a Rudy type of story in college football.
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Old 02-01-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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I've been watching CFB since the mid-sixties and have been addicted to it since then as a UCLA fan, and that true freshman QB Trevor Lawrence is extraordinary; watching him over the next two seasons is going to be a joy to watch.
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Old 03-22-2019, 02:03 AM
 
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That was an impressive win. As a fan of an SEC team I rarely see any Clemson games throughout the season -- but boy they made a believer out of me last night!


The CFP committee got it right. These were the right 2 teams for the finals.



Enjoy the victory!
I agree. I just urge the Clemson football to recognize their championship is in "football" which does not translate automatically to a championship in boxing or mixed martial arts. This former Clemson lineman got knocked out in a bar fight in GA. The opponent was much smaller but with legitimate "hand speed". It reminds me of the great NFL player known as Too Tall Jones. He excelled in football but was unable to find similar success in boxing. He said the speed and strength applicable to football was not as important as hand speed in boxing which he lacked. He was knocked down badly by a much smaller boxer for that reason - hand speed. The former Clemson lineman in this scene was just annihilated by a fast punch.
I remember when the 6'7" Brad Imes, a former Missouri lineman, was beaten by a much smaller collegiate wrestler - Rashad Evans. Some of those Clemson guys would hit a wall against MMA experts.
https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/16/carol...earn-knockout/
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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Amari Rodgers out for the season with a torn ACL.. On a normal team, this would be a huge loss.. With Clemson's depth at WR.. Don't think they'll blink.
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