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Some observations and helpful game day tips for Tiger fans:


1. Do NOT chant "ACC." Ever. We play in a weak conference. It's sad, but it's true. We should not be reminding everyone of this on national television. That win was for Clemson, it was not for the ACC, for Georgia Tech, Auburn, Florida, or for anyone else who wanted UGA to lose. I do not want to give credit to the ACC for Clemson's win. This would be like Braves fans chanting "NL East." The division is terrible and the Braves are the best it offers - but Braves fans don't let it define who they are and we shouldn't either. Should we chant "Atlantic" when we play teams from the Coastal? Beat the SEC, and enjoy the win, but please stop being ridiculous.

2. Please don't boo when an opposing player goes down with an injury. Yes, the UGA players obviously faked injuries or overplayed minor aches and pains. Yes, faking injuries is bad sportsmanship, emasculating, and morally reprehensible. But there are legitimate injuries too and it really looks bad to boo those. Since we can't always tell, let's take the high ground on this one.

3. Do not, from this day forward, EVER utter the word "Clemsoning." There are failures in the past of any program. Stop propagating, promoting, and preaching about ours. Every time you use that word, you remind the world of worst of Clemson's last 15 years. We have had high potential seasons that have imploded, but that is not who this team is.

4. Quit being pessimistic and enjoy the ride. Tajh Boyd is the best QB Clemson has ever had. We just got the biggest win in 10+ years. Take the time to enjoy this while it lasts. Go ahead, believe.

These opinions are not necessarily those of the Proprietors of Shakin' The Southland.

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