Thursday, October 26, 2006

Letter from WSU and how clemson sucks

Hello Gamecock fans,

Congratulations on your season so far and on getting ESPN GameDay to come to Columbia once again. I was there when they came for the UGA game two years ago and it was a great atmosphere. I will be there again on Saturday, and I'm hoping for a repeat of that atmosphere.The reason I'm here is that I -and a couple of my fellow Cougs- will be waving the Washington State flag Saturday morning, as we do at every GameDay location since 2003. (42 straight and counting.) After some of the experiences I've had, I thought I'd try a sort of pre-emptive explanation kind of thing. Let me preface this by saying South Carolina has had, bar none, the most hospitable, congenial, and downright friendly GameDay crowd that I've experienced.Like I said, for 42 straight GameDays, the Washington State flag has made it to GameDay. The flag "kit" is FedEx-ed around the country to various Cougs who live near the GD site for that weekend. The tradition started very much by accident. An alum happened to have a flag in Texas while GameDay was in Austin, and another alum in the midwest contacted him a couple weeks later to get the flag on another GameDay. And voila, a tradition was born.The stated goal of the Ol' Crimson Booster Club is: "If GameDay won't come to Pullman, we'll bring Pullman to GameDay." GameDay has made a grand total of 6 trips west of the Rockies. One to Salt Lake City, one to Tempe, AZ, and four to LA. Five of the six games involved the other USC. We're trying to get some exposure for not only Washington State, but the rest of the Pac-10 as well.That being said, we're not here to rain on your GameDay parade. We respect the fact that it is "your GameDay" and we respect the fact that we are guests on your campus. We're here, just like all the other fans, to celebrate the spectacle that is college football, and the brilliance that is College GameDay. We know we're "not in Pullman." We know Washington State isn't "playing here today." We know that nobody east of the Mississippi "cares about Washington State." But GameDay previews all the games that day, not just the one on location. And we care about Washington State enough to fly a little flag on national TV every Saturday in the fall, in the hopes of getting some notice for our football team. Quite coincidentally, we've won some admirers and fans along the way. Anything we can do for Wazzu is a bonus. Surely you won't notice one WSU flag in the midst of 500 USC flags/signs?Honestly, I expect no problems on Saturday. When I was in Columbia last time, the crowd was the best I've ever had for a GameDay. You USC fans might like this: I was in Clemson last week, and it was the most hostile crowd I've ever faced. Possibly the worst crowd any Coug has faced in the past 3 years. We had beer cans thrown at us. We had Clemson fans threatening physical violence, questioning our sexual orientation, trying to hit flag out of my hands with a pole, chanting "BURN THE FLAG! BURN THE FLAG!" Just all-around jerks about it, with a few notbale exceptions. But a couple of USC fans had braved the Clemson mob and embedded themselves next to us as a sort of show of solidarity. Very cool of them to throw themselves into the fire like that. Further cemented y'all's place in my mind as the #1 group of GameDay fans.So by all means, come up to us and say hi, ask questions, take pictures with the flag, invite us to your tailgate (lol), etc. We love to talk football and we're more than willing to take a few minutes and shoot the breeze. If you've taken the time to read this, thanks. See you on Saturday and good luck against the Vols.
GameDay sites + Ol' Crimson + Me:
Columbia, SC 9/11/2004
Raleigh, NC 10/23/2004
Hotlanta 12/4/2004
Blacksburg, VA 11/4/2005
Clemson, SC 10/21/2006
Columbia, SC 10/28/2006

14 comments:

penny said...

after you sent me that i posted on espn's clemson and carolina message boards at

http://boards.espn.go.com/boards/mb/mb?sport=ncaa&id=228&tid=105213&lid=0

should get interesting

Anonymous said...

cocktail says...
i was there. i had my usc baseball t shirt on. i was walking down the middle of the road yelling at cars much like i did with bama in gainesville a few years ago. i lost my cell phone. i dropped 200 dollars and i got kicked out of the apartment where i was staying. by the way...clemson is a shithole that doesn't deserve cleaning

Moose said...

Damn right Cocktail, we will stick it to them come novermber when they play a real team.

A-Dubs said...

Clemson is such a bandwagon team...the fans are like that because they only like a team that is winning. Most of their fans are not true fans and if they lost to us this year, would probably be at a different school by next year with a different shirt with the same bad attitude. They make me sick to my stomache!

Anonymous said...

i think cocktail needs to grow up....wow you dropped 200 bucks, got drunk, yelled at cars that do not yell back and annoyed others...glad you are proud of that at your age....big freakn' do....you what a cookie or what?

Anonymous said...

hey anonymous...i am gonna pee on your foot

Anonymous said...

and by the way...put your name you damn democrat

JR said...

if you put your name on here i will fucking kill you, rape your women, even an infant will not be safe,... no ones talks to cocktail that way... no one....

Anonymous said...

and cocktail's final word...
well there u have it...as if WE ALL don't already know we are morons. glad we oould get a rise out of u
(anonomous). come see us this weekend. we will probably give u free food and let u drink our beer. now don't get me wrong, we are immature but at least we take care of our people and are good hosts. something clemson fans obviously have no idea how to do. now if you would excuse me...i have to go teach a class of college students how to be an immature asshole like myself. Go Cocks and once again...the Hell with Clemson

Dev said...

Washington State fans don't no nothing about no chili. Pullman sounds like Tillman.. I hope they don't bring any pitchforks.

Better start drinkin tums milkshakes now.. I'm bringing a taste of hell with me in 2 days.

Dev's sock said...

THe name is half the battle in a chili cook off,

A taste of hell

Vs.

Penny's Widow Maker

vs.

LouJay's

Cooter Fire

If a washington state flag doesn't get you fired up, then nothing will

oldandsenile said...

is that letter real? noone signed it at the bottom. just curious.

Dev's sock said...

His name is David Poole, he is the leader of the Washington State traveling team, he is the one that started.

I said...

good to have dev's sock back in business....all we need now is advice man and porter....where are these guys?