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  1. https://247sports.com/college/south-carolina/LongFormArticle/South-Carolina-Gamecocks-football-head-coach-Shane-Beamer-168598635/ Interesting story and well worth the read.
    2 points
  2. As someone who supported Muschamp, I am ashamed and quite honestly, it almost gives me a sick feeling in my stomach when I think about him. I really don't know how someone could be so out of touch or not care as much as he seemed not to care, especially in the last two seasons. I am so glad he is gone. It truly feels like new life. I also want to see true effort, and for the players to care, and not give up. I am hoping for a winning season, or at least .500, but I will be happy if we win the ones we should, and fight for everything in the ones we aren't supposed to win.
    2 points
  3. I still have some Bloom County books somewhere in my stuff. My favorite quote from Bloom County was a song I think Opus made up, and it said "Oh baby, baby, you're tearing me to pieces, would you love me any less, if my tush looked like Ed Meeces's". I don't think any comic strips will ever compare to the triumvirate of Bloom County, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side.
    2 points
  4. My expectation? Not tied to a specific number of wins or losses. I came to USC in 1984 and my "expectations" were set that season. I thought it was winning a bunch of games. But over the years, I have realized that it wasn't the number of games we won that year. It was HOW we won them. And I saw that same "HOW" we won them two years later when we went 3-6-2. Only one time during Joe Morrison's tenure did I not see that effort. It was in a 59-0 blowout loss to Florida State, which I think was FSU's revenge for the hurting we put on them in 1984. Speaking of which, my expectation was brilliantly summed up by Joe Morrison at halftime in the 1984 game against FSU. I just came across that game on YouTube, watched the whole thing. I realize now I had never seen it at the time. I was a work-study usher at the Russell House Theater and i was working all but the first game, against the Citadel. I had obviously seen clips of Raynard Brown's controversial 99-yard kickoff return for a TD, in which his knee was down. Thing of beauty that should have been called back. But I never knew how many players were hrt in that game. Three starters, including linebacker James Seawright. Seawright had had 21 tackles the week before against NC State and had more than 100 tackles on the season with three games to go. Helluva of a tackler. He was the first to go down. At halftime, Joe Morrison told ABC, "Well, our young ones are making some mistakes, but they're hustling." That's it. That's my expectation. HUSTLE.
    2 points
  5. Totally, and I am in the same boat. When I opened that story, part of me was ready to view it with a jaundiced "they have to say nice things, he's their boss" eye ... but it wasn't really that they had great things to say about their boss, it was what they said, and how they said it that impressed me.
    1 point
  6. U. S. Navy Air Anti-Submarine Squadron Thirty-Three (VS-33) "Screwbirds". A VS-33 S-3A Viking launches a Zuni missile in 1981. http://www.uss-bennington.org/vs-33.htm
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  7. USS George E. Badger, APD-33. Formerly DD-196/AVP-16. The unique naval aviation star insignia can be seen painted on her bow as she was a seaplane tender during WW2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_George_E._Badger_(DD-196)
    1 point
  8. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2014: USC 31, Clemson 17, Carolina's 33rd win over the course of three seasons. Turning three of Clemson turnovers into touchdowns, No. 10/9 South Carolina (10-2) used 14 unanswered fourth-quarter points to claim a 31-17 win over the No. 6/4 Tigers (10-2) on Saturday evening in front of 84,174 fans at Williams-Brice Stadium, the Gamecocks' fifth straight in the series against their archrivals. Gamecock senior quarterback Connor Shaw posted 246 yards of total offense in the win, running for one touchdown and passing for another, his 26th as a starter for South Carolina and his 17th at home, never losing a start at Williams-Brice Stadium.
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  9. BB-33, USS Arkansas. Arkansas conducted Neutrality Patrols in the Atlantic prior to America's entry into the war. Thereafter, she escorted convoys to Europe through 1944; in June, she supported the invasion of Normandy (photo below), and in August she provided gunfire support to the invasion of southern France. In 1945, she transferred to the Pacific, and bombarded Japanese positions during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the end of the war, she ferried troops back to the United States as part of Operation Magic Carpet. Arkansas was expended as a target in Operation Crossroads, a pair of nuclear weapon tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946.
    1 point
  10. Ah, yes, The Gamecock. I remember many a morning starting my day off with walking from Douglas to the Russell House and reading the latest copy before going to class. It carried the Bloom County comic strip back then. Also Calvin and Hobbes. There was also a hottie I knew who wore a fuscia workout outfit when the weather turned cold that always seemed to be walking in front of me. So it was booty fantasy, Bloom County, and then the drudgery of morning classes for me.
    1 point
  11. Same. I believe Shane and his staff are going to bring back the intangibles that will make us more competitive overall. We don't have to win every game, but at least be perceived as TRYING to win each game. So I am going to say, "win all of 'em."
    1 point
  12. it is only going to get worse...I know this is an unpopular decision but if people are unvaccinated I feel that hospitals should be able to limit their access to their care...our system is about to shut down elective surgery again and that is bullshit in that it is being done to protect those who refust to protect themselves
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  13. 33rd Division https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/33rd_Infantry_Division_(United_States)
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  14. A number of Gamecock football players have been named to several collegiate football watch lists: The Maxwell Award Junior Running Back Kevin Harris has been named to the Maxwell Award list for the 85th Maxwell Award, presented annually to the outstanding player in college football. The Chuck Bednarik Award Senior Defensive EDGE Kingsley Enagbare has been named to the Bednarik Award list, for the 27th Chuck Bednarik Award, presented to the annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/7/19/football-harris-and-enagbare-named-to-preseason-watch-lists.aspx Doak Walker Award Harris has also been named to the 2021 Doak Walker Award preseason Watch List, which is presented annually to the nation's top college running back. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/7/21/football-harris-named-to-doak-walker-watch-list.aspx Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Redshirt junior Defensive Back Jaylin Dickerson has been nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes student-athletes for their exemplary community service, alongside their academic dedication and impact on and off the field. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/7/21/football-dickerson-nominated-for-the-allstate-afca-good-works-team.aspx The Butkus Award Redshirt senior transfer Outside Linebacker/Defensive EDGE Jordan Strachan has been named to The Butkus Award preseason watch list. The award is given annually to the nation's best Linebacker. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/7/26/football-jordan-strachan-named-to-butkus-award-watch-list.aspx Bronco Nagurski Trophy Kingsley Enagbare has also been named to the 2021 Bronco Nagurski Trophy watch list, awarded annually to the National Defensive Player of the Year. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/7/27/football-enagbare-named-to-bronko-nagurski-trophy-watch-list.aspx The Ray Guy Award Sophomore Punter Kai Kroeger has also been named to the 2021 Ray Guy Award watch list, which honors the nation's top collegiate punter annually. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/7/28/football-kroeger-named-to-ray-guy-award-watch-list.aspx Wuerffel Trophy Senior Linebacker Spencer Eason-Riddle has been named to the 2021 Wuerffel Trophy preseason watch list. The trophy is college football's premier award, awarded annually for community service. https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/7/29/football-eason-riddle-nominated-for-wuerffel-trophy.aspx Congratulations to all our Gamecock football student-athletes for their recognition among the top players, and good luck to all as the season unfolds!
    1 point
  15. Yeah. Found two. One on the Cheer (banned at least three times) and another on the sway.
    1 point
  16. The Low Brass Cheer wasn't banned right away. My recollection on "the Sway" is this. First observed when we played Southern Cal in 1983. A win, BTW. When the Sway was noticed that 5-6 season, the press asked Joe Morrison about it, and that is when he said the memorable, "Well, if it ain't swaying, we ain't playing." It was said early enough that season that the phrase was put on bumper stickers and might have been the slogan for the team's season, which ... there weren't many such preseason slogans back in the day. But I think it laid the groundwork for the excitement that became the Black Magic season of 1984. A season which almost ended in disaster. We opened with the Citadel, and true to form, they had us on the ropes. It was, I think, the only game I was able to attend that season. I was a freshman and I went in block seating with some guys from my dorm. I didn't know much about football at all, but had heard of a "trick" play. Sitting in the East Uppers, I said to whomever was next to me, "We ought to try a halfback option pass so we can score here." True to form that season, Joe Morrison called a halfback option on the very next play and I think it went for a TD. My dorm buddies thought I knew my stuff. Anyway, there was no swaying that game. Once we started rolling (probably with the win over Georgia early enough to be, as it always is, the bellweather of our season, the sway started getting noticed a bit more. Louie, Louie got blamed for the Sway. Student seating had them on the edge of the East Upper, toward the South side, and up from there. My seats were UP from there against the Citadel. But when they just started dancing to Louie, Louie, the sway started. The Wave was a big thing back in the day too. Anyway, some of the higher priced donors who had decent seating UNDER the East upper decks noticed the hell out of it and started complaining. When the Low Brass Cheer was thrown in the mix, some of the more prudish high priced donors complained about the oh so offensive use of the word "hell." There were complaints on two fronts. It didn't result in outright ban. I remember, because I wrote aobut it in The Gamecock, in a column. I wasn't a columnist until the fall of 1986. The most interesting thing about The Sway was they actually tested it. They got some engineers from ... ahem ... Georgia Tech who had lasers and pointed them at a line on the East Upper and they got engineering students to sit in the Upper Deck and make it sway, to measure it. The actual results were, hard construction projects need to have a natural amount of sway built in to them to allow for temperature variations and high wind fluctuations. (See the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse in the 1950s. The Bridge was built HARD without a natural sway and the winds just made it sway despite that, until it collapsed.) The said that the observed sway was thought to be within design tolerances, but also, MAKING it sway might not be the best thing. In other words, any excuse to make the donors happy. If I can dig up my columns about the ban on Louie, Louie.
    1 point
  17. Submarine USS S-34. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_S-34_(SS-139)
    1 point
  18. Yeah. TrooperDel has passed.
    1 point
  19. Lots of hospitals requiring staff to be vaccinated or they will be terminated, short staffed or not. That's all fine and dandy, except they expected us to work in constant exposure without proper PPE or a vaccine and we got a sign, some pizza, and a card. The hospital I work for ran out of vaccines before most of the actual staff could receive them.. Now they want to mandate it? Probably shouldn't have made us wear the same single use N95 for a week straight and then come and demand we get vaccinated. And they wonder why they are having to offer $20-$30k bonuses to attract people... Rant over. ( Full disclosure I am and have been fully vaccinated).
    1 point
  20. I think 4-6 wins. I want to see a team that plays as a team, coaches that make adjustments during the game and players playing hard for the Gamecocks. Wins will be hard to come by against teams like UGA, UF, taters, A&M. Not that the other games will not be difficult, but these teams will be playing for a spot in the CFP.
    1 point
  21. Incredible doc of an amazing , little-known festival the same summer as Woodstock:
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