Remember the old story of the two farmers that went down to the Court House to hear a politician plead for votes. One of the men turned to the other and said, "Well, what do you think?" And his sidekick said:" I didn't come here to think--I come here to holler." Well--on Football week-ends especially there is a whole lot of hollering.
Our stadium holds over 100,00 people--that's a lot of people for a little town. Then you can compute all those hanger-on's who come just to party (and holler) , tailgate and have fun. It was estimated that when Clemson players the University of Georgia there were upward to 150-200,000 people here. But the pageantry and the energy on ball-game days is absolutely infectious. Some say there is nothing like these rabid fans anywhere in the country.
My good friend and blogging buddy. Marion Aldridge has a great blog called, "Where the Pavement Ends." He is a Clemson graduate and to say he is a fan is an understatement. Today he wrote about football week-ends and the excitement that goes on. His blog is accompanied with a wonderful You Tube video of just what happens at the beginning of every home ball game. Check it out. It really worth seeing.
(Pardon my brag but I couldn't resist this great photo of one of two beautiful granddaughters.)
By Roger Lovette, email@example.com