The Awesomeness of Gamecockery

What is about YouTube spoofs on South Carolina that are just so fantastic!? Of course, no one can forget Hitler: Facist warmonger, number one Gamecocks fan. Now we have the following:

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18 Responses to The Awesomeness of Gamecockery

  1. roandaddy 08/28/2009 at 10:56 AM #

    Its time for my annual post about why NC State and South Carolina are under the same “curse”.
    First.. I am a Gamecock fan, but lived in Raleigh and I do root for the Pack in the ACC.

    Here are some spot facts on why they are under the same curse:
    Overall football records:
    USC 528–529–44 (.499) NC State 530–520–55 (.505) (I blame Chuck’s sister of the poor scheduling for the edge)

    Both teams were the first in the country to sign a coach from not only the same conference, but the same division! (TOB and SOS)

    Both teams tried the FSU assistant route (Amato and Brad Scott)

    Both had former head coaches head to arch rivals! (O’Cain and Scott)

    In the last 20 years, both schools have had more success in their “other” sport than primary. State wins bowls, but trouble with the dance. USC wins the elusive SEC title in bball, but can’t win in fball.

    Each team humbles the other in its primary sport. USC picked last in the SEC loses by 1 to the Hickson Pack. USC expecting a huge year last year plays a error filled game which sets the tone for the season.

    Two words Ray Tanner

    NC State loses its top D player in a car wreck. USC loses its D starter 10 days before the game in a bar fight.

    NC State seems to set the NCAA record with Pick sixes before the year of Wilson. USC had FOUR tds one year on the last play of the half.. a few we lost by less than 7. (I could also add the infamous Wake play)

    Every year.. each team will you about this player who will be “SO GOOD” this year. (read TA McLendon, etc)

    I could go on and on.. I expect a close game with at least one or two crazy plays. It may come to a butt or arm (Ohio State and Akron), or maybe it will be a dumb penalty as time runs out that allows a rekick. It will be fun regardless.

  2. StateFans 08/28/2009 at 11:06 AM #

    Both schools are located in the state capitol of the Carolinas. (Where it can get hotter than hell).

    Columbia gave us Hootie & The Blowfish; Raleigh gave us the Connells.

  3. Trout 08/28/2009 at 11:20 AM #

    “Both teams were the first in the country to sign a coach from not only the same conference, but the same division!”

    I remember Tommy Turbeville going from Ole Miss to Auburn long before TOB or SOS.

    Also, South Carolina got Eddie Folger from Vandy. Same conference, same division many, many years ago.

    Chuck Amato has as many bowl wins at NC State (4), as SC does in its history.

  4. Clarksa 08/28/2009 at 12:30 PM #

    South Carolina puts that nasty mustard sauce on their Q…

  5. LRM 08/28/2009 at 1:22 PM #

    Although I have no real reason to, seeing as the bitter part of this old ACC rivalry preceded my time, I really love this rivalry and I think this should become an annual event. I’d even sacrifice a home game every other season to play this game in Charlotte either to open the season or on the October rivalry weekend.

    Yes they do. Reminds me of an anecdote. Back in 2003 I took a job in Spartanburg and moved away from NC for the first time ever. Now [in the voice of the narrator from “A Christmas Story” when describing his father’s proclivity for Christmas turkey], it’s a well-known fact all across this state that I’m something of a BBQ connoisseur (I’m distinctly western NC except when it comes to pig, then it’s eastern-style all the way). Anyway, my new employers found out about this and so they took me to a local “famous” BBQ joint everyone raved had about. I got the ‘Que & ribs combo, and the ribs were outstanding, but the ‘Que came out in big chucks of some yellow mess that was something they referred to as “mustard-based.” Every pig expert knows BBQ is pork, vinegar-based, no exceptions.

  6. StateFans 08/28/2009 at 1:24 PM #

    Lou Holtz coached for both schools.

  7. bradleyb123 08/28/2009 at 1:37 PM #

    I don’t really care to continue this “rivalry” on an annual basis. If we’re ever going to make the turn and become one of the better teams in the country (hey, I can dream!) I’d rather play the likes of Tennessee, Georgia or Florida. I don’t know if Spurrier will ever get SC to their level on a regular basis. To me, this game is almost like playing ECU or something. If we beat them, it’s not THAT bigga deal. If we don’t, it really kinda sucks.

  8. ncsu0812 08/28/2009 at 1:48 PM #

    While it wouldn’t be HUGE win for us, the ramifications that a win or a loss will have on the rest of our season makes a win next thursday a pretty big deal.

  9. LRM 08/28/2009 at 1:49 PM #

    I think there has to be a game every year solely for the fans, and this is a good one.

    I’d like to play Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee, but unfortunately for us, we’re the ECU in that scenario — what’s their incentive to play us, because right now, the cons outweigh the pros.

  10. Clarksa 08/28/2009 at 2:07 PM #

    It would be nice to have a rotation of SEC schools on the schedule…Florida/Georgia/Tennessee/USC-east/Alabama? Actually, our schedule this year works out nice with both a SEC school/Big East school…just need to avoid the D1AA schools during the same year.

  11. Cosmo96 08/28/2009 at 2:11 PM #

    Someone above alluded to the fact that both schools are located in their respective state capitals. I’ll also add that each has an off-campus football stadium that is adjacent to the state fairgrounds, which offers great tailgating. Also, Cosmo96 has a degree from both schools. 🙂

    And yes, I love Eastern NC barbecue, but that doesn’t mean I have to hate the SC style mustard-based barbecue. I prefer the vinegar-based, but the SC style is very good too, IMO. Everyone tends to think of Maurices (which I think is quite good in its own right) when they think of SC barbecue, but the Palmetto Pig in downtown Columbia, near the Colonial Center, is excellent. It is buffet style, so you can put your own sauce on the pig, and they offer both kinds. Their mustard-based sauce is outstanding, and they also have very good sweet tea.

  12. bradleyb123 08/28/2009 at 2:26 PM #

    ^^^ “While it wouldn’t be HUGE win for us, the ramifications that a win or a loss will have on the rest of our season makes a win next thursday a pretty big deal.”

    Oh, absolutely. I want this game more than most games. This game might very well be the only thing standing between us and a 7-0 start going into the FSU game!

    I’m talking about playing them on an annual basis. I’d rather play someone even better (like one of those other bigger-name teams that I mentioned), although not necessarily in week one of the season.

    SC wouldn’t be the worst team we could play annually. I like them more than the Murray States and Gardner Webbs on our schedule. I just want us playing better teams as we (presumably) get better and better every year.

  13. bradleyb123 08/28/2009 at 2:28 PM #

    ^^^ “I’d like to play Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee, but unfortunately for us, we’re the ECU in that scenario — what’s their incentive to play us, because right now, the cons outweigh the pros.”

    I don’t know if we’re QUITE that level (ECU’s level) in that scenario. At least we’re in a BCS conference. And I’m also basing this on the possibility that we could be a perennially-ranked team in coming years (in other words, not so much an ECU-type opponent for those teams).

    As we stand now, you’re right. I think starting next year, we could be one of those teams that gets ranked in the preseason. I think we should be ranked in the top 25 right now, but our “stellar” 6-7 record last year probably prevented that.

  14. wolfbuff 08/28/2009 at 4:08 PM #

    We’re perpetually talking about “next year”. Let’s wait until we are “there” before we start holding ourselves above the South Carolinas of the world. I don’t mind playing them. We have a great history and some of our outstanding moments in Wolfpack History are with USC (Dick Christy’s record points, QB broken leg, Terry Harvey’s hail-mary. I’d like a TN or Auburn every now and then, but I like the rivalry with USC

  15. Broccoman 08/28/2009 at 5:21 PM #

    Honestly, there is no ACC school at all that is “too good” to be playing South Carolina. Maybe not any school anywhere- it’s a solid respectable opponent for even a top program. Let’s put it this way: no one at ESPN would laugh at Texas or USC-LA to have USC-Columbia on their schedule. No one would laugh at us being on their schedule’s either.

    It’s not like either of our programs are Duke or Vandy.

  16. LKNpackfan 08/28/2009 at 6:30 PM #

    This is a rivalry because Pack and Gamecock fans live, work, and play together everyday. It’s rare that that happens to use with another non-conference is such large percentages. Especially in Charlotte, its NCSU, UNC, and USC alum in massive quantities.

  17. tjfoose1 08/30/2009 at 10:25 PM #

    wolfbuff – “…Terry Harvey’s hail-mary.”

    I think you mean the Erik Kramer to Danny Peebles pass with 00:00 on the clock… we got an extra play after time had run out in regulation – their player jumped offsides and started taunting (before taunting was a penatly) Kramer.

    It was sweet justice that we got one more play and Peeples pulled it down in the right corner of the end zone.


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