This is an exceptional video produced by a Gamecock fan using Van Halen's Right Now. Best part is the self-deprecating comments about the Independence Bowl. Who knew the coots could make fun of themselves?
You may be asking yourself....why a Gamecocks video on a Dawg site?
The answer is...the very thing that's great about college football is shown in this video.
Let's all be honest here. The Gamecocks don't have enough tradition to put in a soup bowl, and even if they did...they would just lose the bowl. They had a 7-5 season and lost a crapper bowl to a school most of their fans didn't even know fielded a football team. But they remain fired up and optimistic. So optimisic that 50% or more of their fans probably got choked up watching a video about a season that would've gotten a UGA coach fired.
That's what's great about college football. They may have a crappy tradition, but it's THEIR crappy tradition. They may have a stupid mascot, but it's THEIR stupid mascot. And Steve Spurrier may be a penis with a mouth, but he's THEIR penis with a mouth.
And no matter how much I make fun of them, they aren't going to stop being proud of their half empty soup bowl of tradition. Personally, I think that's awesome. Annoying to deal with in person, but awesome in theory.
Update: don't miss the Gamecock Father's Day Gift Ideas article by SaxonDawg.
Hat tip to the Newspaper Hack.