It’s easy to pick out a cookie cutter insult such as “It’s [insert time] and [insert team] still sucks,” but the truly talented put thoughtful effort into creating something worthwhile when it comes trash talking about a big-time college football rivalry.
There are few bigger than South Carolina against Clemson when it comes to stirring passion among fans.
It’s the original thoughts that create the best reactions. Therefore, let’s shy away from the uncreative of the world and find those who can really get a fan base to exude steam from the ears.
“Experts” on history:
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“They[USC] have no traditions worth mentioning, no championship trophies worth holding up, and yet they talk every season like they're Alabama. They're not. The only thing they've got going is a 5-game win streak against their rival. Their forever patronage to the SEC is worthless, as they're simply the fly on the cow's back, taking a ride and saying they're a cow.”
“If we[USC] talked about current events like Clemson fans talk about South Carolina, you'd think we were in the middle of the Great Depression.”
On Dabo to UF:
“I would love it. As much as I enjoy a winning streak against Clemson, it would be even better to have a 5 game winning streak against Florida.”
“They shoot fire extinguishers at their players before the game. That stuff can't be good for you to inhale.”
“You have to lead a boring life to get hyped watching a group of guys ride around a stadium in a bus, rub a rock, then jog down a hill.”
Colors are important too:
“Clemson has pretty cool uniforms, even though I've been conditioned to hate that orange my whole life.”
“USCe’s new colors: Garnett and Aluminum”
It’s been a while:
“There are 45 year old men who have only celebrated a Gamecock victory 16 times”
What if we win?
The USC-Clemson game is a win-win situation. Either Clemson wins or Tiger fans help an entire generation of USC fans learn to count to six.— Nate Pierce (@natepierce) November 24, 2014
“When Clemson wins, which finger will you put up for the new streak?”
Were the Mud Dogs in the SEC?
What’s in a name?
Past and Present weigh-in:
Emotional day in Clemson as they pick up their last win of the year— Joey Pankake (@jpankake) November 22, 2014
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