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Most of the Family Still Bleeds Orange

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12:52 p.m. I can’t say for sure they’re dancing in the streets today, but I’m fairly certain they were dancing in the aisles of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa last night. My nephew, … Continue reading

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How to Make the Big Four Bigger

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 11:54 a.m. As I am not noted for moderation, please forgive me this one indiscretion. I am aware that Barry Goldwater said, “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty … Continue reading

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The Tide Rolls and the Tigers Fight, Tigers (Fight, Fight)

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10:11 a.m. I was up early on New Year’s. I wanted to catch it before the sun came up. Not too early, though, I expect I was asleep by the time of its … Continue reading

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I Reckon Things Will Get Back to Normal

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 11:12 a.m. Today is the day of mourning and rationalization in South Carolina. The Clemson fans, having carefully nurtured a feeling of destiny and invincibility, maxed out their credit cards for the once-in-a-lifetime … Continue reading

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For My Clemson Friends, Bound for Phoenix and Brimming with Dreams of Glory

Clinton, South Carolina, Wednesday, January 5, 2016, 10:06 a.m. Based on my social-media feed, I would estimate that approximately 10,000 people from here in town are going to watch Clemson play Alabama for the national college football championship in Glendale, … Continue reading

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They’ll Just Have to Play the Games

Clinton, South Carolina, Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1:45 p.m. I’m no prophet, okay? I don’t even make much profit. My training is in being able to write what already happened. Ask me who’s going to win next year’s Sprint Cup … Continue reading

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