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Reverend Dabo Swinney (HC Clemson Tigers)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by buckeyesin07, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    Not really dildos, but who's up for sending a gift box Dabo's way?
  2. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    I have to give the good Reverend props for calling out Bama's dumb excuses every time they lose
  3. Gatorubet

    Gatorubet Loathing All Things Georgia


  4. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    College Football’s Real Evil Villain
    By Will Leitch

    It is an understood principle of organized sports that if you play for a team that wins a championship — even if you were not actually playing while they won the championship — you get a championship ring. Championship rings are silly (they are outrageously ugly, first off; this Lakers monstrosity from 2002 looks like an Illuminati decoder ring), but they are ostensibly the goal of athletic endeavor. They are supposed to be why you play.

    And everybody gets one. Nomar Garciaparra got one for the 2004 Red Sox even though he was traded to the Cubs midseason, ruining Jimmy Fallon’s one good Saturday Night Live character; Colby Rasmus got one for the 2011 Cardinals even though trading him is essentially why that team won the World Series; a man named Sergio Kindle notched one measly tackle in one measly game for the Ravens back in 2012, and he got one. I have an associate whose old job was essentially washing the jockstraps of the 2006 Cardinals, and he got one. The joy of a championship makes one so jolly that eventually you’re giving rings out at the holidays like fruitcakes.

    Which is why it was so shocking last week when Dabo Swinney, head coach of defending college football champion Clemson, announced that Kelly Bryant — who started four games for the Tigers last year, including a key 28-26 road victory over Texas A&M in which he threw for a touchdown and ran for another — would not be receiving a championship ring. The reason: After losing the starting job to freshman phenom Trevor Lawrence, Bryant — who had graduated from college and therefore could sit out the rest of the season and have one more year of eligibility in 2019 for another team — left the team and transferred to Missouri.

    At the time, both team and player seemed simpatico. But when Clemson went on and won a title behind Lawrence, Swinney purposefully kept a ring from Bryant when they were handed out in the fall. His reasoning was as simple as it was purposefully ignorant of decades of precedent: “He wasn’t on the team.” But this of course ignored the fact that the only autonomy Bryant had — the only autonomy he has ever had — was in leaving the team when Swinney decided not start him. If Bryant wanted to showcase his skills for the NFL, he had to leave Clemson. More to the point: If he ever wanted to make any money for the thing he has dedicated his entire life to, he had no choice but to leave. For this, Swinney has banished him. Maybe if he’d hung around and cleaned the jocks …

    Cont'd ...
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  5. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

  6. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    And not even a single mention of Ostarine!

    Edit: I see TS10 is all over that one!
  7. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

  8. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Isn't it about time to give Dabo & Clemson the Craig-James-killed-5-hookers and Mark-May-blew-5-guys-at-Pitt treatment?
  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    It would slide off your screen as you typed it

    Dude is 100% Teflon
  10. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    Are you referencing the time Dabo gave five guys handjobs behind Howard's Rock?
  11. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Can we work in the word ostarine somehow?
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  12. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    They all showed Dabo their O(starine) face?

  13. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

  14. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

  15. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

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