Thursday, November 05, 2009

Gamecock Web MD

What is G1C1 "aka the Cock Flu"? G1C1 is the medical condition caused by late season collapses on Saturdays in November. The disease usually strikes when expected, usually right around Halloween. Sometimes the flare ups are worst for die hard fans.

Symptoms of G1C 1. The symptoms can range from depression, anxiety, panic attacks to anger. Sudden overwhelming fear, excessive sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, sense of choking followed by chest pains, nausea and dizziness.

Diagnoses of G1C1. Find a friend that you watch the games with and ask them if you have done any of these since November started. Foul language and throwing of objects at TV's and family pets are a tail tail sign of a server case of G1C1. Usually followed by heavy drinking, mostly brown liquor. In extreme cases, you will find yourself threatening Eric Hyman that you are done with the university through message boards and local radio talk shows. Lighter signs of G1C1 are crying, looking for a new team to pull for, worrying about what highly ranked recruits watching the games are thinking. Questioning the head ball coach, offensive line play and why the defense can't tackle.

Treatment for G1C1: The only treatment is for the Gamecocks to win in November, and for you to stay positive. To get back out there each Saturday and watch the gamecocks play. Wear as much Garnet as humanly possible every day for a week. A quick fix treatment not yet approved by the NCAA is to attend the pep rally for the Gamecocks as they head to Arkansas tomorrow at 1:30 at the stadium.

Living with G1Ci: Just remember that even the team in the upstate suffers from a similar disease, called Taterifus, which usually occurring when playing Maryland, BC or Duke in September.

If you have any questions about the disease please contact your local gamecock club representative or leave a comment below.

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