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Anyone think the A&M beat down will be a blessing in disguise? - theGarnetWay
I really think that getting smashed by the Aggies in week 1 could prove to be one of the better things that happened to us. We still have some vulnerabilities in the secondary but I think being humbled really got them inspired to be better in hopes of never being embarrassed like that again. We ...


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SEC Rant
Flipping the script: SC 9-1 in last 10 vs UGA / Clemson.. 2-8 in the previous 10 - theGarnetWay
Well the title pretty much says it all. We've won 5 in a row vs Clemson and 4/5 against UGA. The best part? These aren't scrub teams that we have beaten. Almost all 9 of these wins have been against ranked teams. Clemson has won the ACC and been to a couple of BCS bowls. UGA has won the East a c...


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South Carolina Sports
scrooster: You may have a companion - theGarnetWay
Just got a request for access from a guy who says he was 73 and played RB under Frank Howard. He may be a Tiger but as a former history major and current history enthusiast I would love to here some back and forth stories. :cheers:...


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A brief history on UGA's inability to score in Cola for 20 years - theGarnetWay
Thought this would be an interesting read. For those that have ventured into the recent SC / UGA fans you'll find the Gamecocks predicting a pretty gloomy outcome whereas the UGA fans expect to win, but are timid in calling for a blowout. This is a pretty good indicator as to why. Essentially, o...


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Movie/TV Board
Can anyone explain King Thranduil's burn in the 2nd Hobbit movie? - theGarnetWay
Rewatching the 2nd movie and I don't think it was explained in the book. In fact I think he was initially only titled "the Elven King" or something, and not given a name. Anyway, if you recall when the elves capture the dwarves and Thranduil talks to Thorin he talks about facing dragons in the pa...


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Soccer Board
Vice News: The Next Drug-Trafficking Frontier - Violence, Drugs, and Football - theGarnetWay
Thought you guys might enjoy this little documentary about the rising drug violence in Rosario, Argentina and how it ties into their local teams. It's about 30 minutes between the three parts. Love most of Vice News' stuff, they really get in the front lines and interview people from all sides of...


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PG / PG 13 movies you would like to see as a rated R film? - theGarnetWay
Stupid thread is stupid but this kind of stems from the thread about which films you'd like to see remade and which ones you wouldn't. Caught Jumanji again last night, it's not a film I'd like to see be directly duplicated but I think a "rated R" version of the film could be pretty epic. Moder...


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O-T Lounge
History Thread, Not WW2 Related: What is Britian's single greatest victory? - theGarnetWay
I'm not an expert on British history so I only know of the "major ones". Some candidates. [u]Battle of Britain:[/u] Defeated the German Luftwaffe in WW2. Prevented German forces from ever mounting an invasion of Great Britain and allowed the British to fight Hitler from beginning to end. (yeah I ...


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USF: The Program that Almost Was - theGarnetWay
Yeah it nearly sounds like a 30 for 30 topic but I figured this could be an interesting discussion. Has anyone ever seen a program climb out of obscurity, appear to be on the "cusp", and then completely collapse? Jim Leavitt was their first ever coach in 1997. In his final 4 seasons he had 34 win...


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SEC Rant
Educate a Millenial: Why did so many fans wear white back in the day? - theGarnetWay
Stupid and irrelevant question but I've always wondered this. Watching the 1980 SC-UGA game now and so many people are wearing white and this seems to be true for almost all fan bases when classic games are on? Why is that? Was it just the fad of the day? Was school merchandise not as readily availa...


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LOTR Plot Hole? 6,000 Rohirrim in the 3rd movie.. where were they at Helm's Deep - theGarnetWay
So this has always been something that has bothered me about these movies, maybe someone can help me catch something I missed in the film or perhaps it's answered in the books. Anyway when the Rohirrim attack Sauron's forces at Peleenor Fields the Rohirrim are 6,000 strong right? But where the he...


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O-T Lounge
OT History Buffs: What do you know about Germany's America Bomber? Amerika* - theGarnetWay
I remember hearing about it a while ago on some show I was catching on the tube. Always thought it was interesting to think about what would've happened if WW2 had taken a course in which Germany came to us. If I recall correctly the bomber was designed specifically to bomb our cities. Makes me a...


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Favorite deleted / extended scenes you wish had made the film? - theGarnetWay
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I29Ags3s0O0)]Mouth of Sauron - LOTR Return of the King[/link] The first time I watched this I figured they cut it because it didn't really advance the story to an already long movie but I think the Mouth of Sauron is a pretty cool character and idea. Plus it...


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O-T Lounge
Anyone ever been attacked by a large animal? - theGarnetWay
Catching some of shark week, doing a human attack show so was just wondering if anyone here had ever been attacked by a shark? Or perhaps the hunters / hikers of the OT ever had an encounter with a bear, mountain lion, wolf? etc. :inb4attackedbycougareveryweekned: ...


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Has there ever been a triology where the 3rd edition was the best of the 3? - theGarnetWay
Matrix - Certainly not Lord of the Rings - I enjoy all 3 movies but I probably prefer the first two to the last one Star Wars (original trilogy) - No. Because Ewoks. Alien - 2nd one is my personal favorite :dunno:...


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South Carolina Sports
Anyone remember how exciting it was just to be ranked in the polls? - theGarnetWay
I was 10 years old in 2000. I was raised a Gamecock and my parents took me to games before that season but that was the first season I remember actually following and semi know what was going on. Anyway I remember that year beating NM St. followed by a win over a highly ranked UGA. After that hap...


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Texas A&M Sports Board
What happened in Houston between the Oilers leaving and the Texans debuting? - theGarnetWay
I know this may be OTish but I've been meaning to ask about this. With the Oilers moving to TN in in 1997 and the Texans not being founded until 2002 how did the Houston react? Did some continue to follow the Oilers / Titans? Did others just gravitate towards Dallas or somewhere else? When ...


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South Carolina Sports
Sidney Rice retiring due to concussions (taken from MSB board) - theGarnetWay
Saw this posted on the MSB, thought I'd post it here. Copying and pasting my response. [quote] ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice is retiring, per league source. ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk Per source, Sidney Rice's decision to retire arises fr...


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Soccer Board
How did you become a fan of whatever club team you root for? - theGarnetWay
I've said it before that as much as I try to get into soccer and the EPL seems to be the main road for most Americans. I understand why, broadcast in English, an elite league, and I imagine many can even trace some roots back to a specific region / city. With that said I just can't latch myself on t...


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Music Board
Iron Maiden to stage WW1 era dog fight at festival (singer to be a pilot) - theGarnetWay
Well in light of that stupid death metal cube stunt I figured I'd link something that seems a true rock'n'roll stunt. For those that don't know Maiden is known for having a lot of songs about poetry, literature, and history (particularly wars and battles) and last year they had a Spitfire do a coupl...


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