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Old 06-29-2020, 07:35 PM
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:57 PM
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I was one of the 7,500 fans in that dump of a stadium that was at the game and it remains one of my all-time favorite games. The FSU fans had these shirts with “the Butler did it” and were talking big before the game - not so much after.

The wooden bleachers is where they put the Clemson students and was a safety hazard - a student jumping up and down had the board break and would have fallen through (and fallen a long way down) were she not caught by a couple guys standing next to her.

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I was one of the 7,500 fans in that dump of a stadium that was at the game and it remains one of my all-time favorite games. The FSU fans had these shirts with “the Butler did it” and were talking big before the game - not so much after.

The wooden bleachers is where they put the Clemson students and was a safety hazard - a student jumping up and down had the board break and would have fallen through (and fallen a long way down) were she not caught by a couple guys standing next to her.
Thanks for sharing! It is still a piece of crap stadium. It was horribly built.
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Will, Robert, Does anyone know why there is not a tombstone for the Orange Bowl win over Nebraska for our first national championship? It is a glaring omission and I've never got a straight answer for why. Hell, I'll pay for the damned thing personally if they'd take it.
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Tombstones were only for true road wins over top 25 teams. That definition has changed slightly of late.
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Top 20

USA Today stretched the category to 25 to make more fanbases happy and sell more papers.
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Will, Robert, Does anyone know why there is not a tombstone for the Orange Bowl win over Nebraska for our first national championship? It is a glaring omission and I've never got a straight answer for why. Hell, I'll pay for the damned thing personally if they'd take it.

"However, Clemson’s win over the Seminoles that night in Tallahassee has never been forgotten, thanks in large part to the fact it is the game that started Clemson’s “Tombstone Tradition.”"
The tombstone tradition was not around for the 1981 championship.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:08 PM
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The 1989 team really should have been undefeated. The losses to Duke and Georgia Tech were frustrating.
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