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Yes - it will be a dream of a lifetime 46 69.70%
Yes - but not that big of a deal 16 24.24%
No - I pull for the Gamecocks but winning isn't important 1 1.52%
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default How important is it that we win the national title?

After Clemson won last night, I was very discouraged. Made me question how much time I put into the Gamecocks and sports in general. However, I don't think that is a horrible thing. So it has made me wonder - how important is it to win the national championship?

After 108 years, the Cubs won the World Series. Many fans can die happy now. But I wonder how many Cubs fans aren't as joyful as they thought they would be now that it's done. Was hope more rewarding that achieving the goal? What's next?

What about the actor who spends his whole life trying to win an Oscar? Finally in his 70s he wins one. Does he feel he wasted his life trying to win an award that may not be as rewarding or meaningful as the effort and time he put into it?

What if we do win a championship? What's next? Obviously, Alabama (and now Clemson) have the standard of getting back to the title game every year and anything less than that will be a bit of a disappointment.

Growing up a Gamecock was so much more than winning. It was about family, tailgating, culture, friends, the college experience, shaping and directing my life to where I am today. How much does winning a national title really matter?

After some reflection, last night was a good thing for me. I left SC 15 years ago but have always been a passionate fan. Anyone who knows me knows who I cheer for. However, last night brought a perspective I've never had with any other sport or team. I felt the freedom to be a fan but not be a fanatic. I cried when we won the national title in baseball in 2010. Winning another national title would be great but won't mean as much as I used to make it out to be.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
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In March, the only people who will be thinking about Clemson's national title win are Clemson fans, Nick Saban and Cockytalk posters.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:23 PM   #3
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When I was younger it would have been one of the best things to ever happen to me. Now that I'm almost 40 with a wife, 2 kids, a career, 2 houses and more important shit going on - it would be nice but there are other things way up the list that matter.

In fact, I'd rather see the Panthers win a SB than the Cocks win the natty.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:27 PM   #4
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You paly to win the game! It is important or you would not be a fan but it is not eating, breathing and waking up everyday important!
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:29 PM   #5
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Winning the national title is the most important thing in college football. If a program doesn't strive to win the title then they are waisting their time.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: How important is it that we win the national title?

I'm going to say it should be important. To me though, I would say SEC title game is most important. Those two kind of go hand in hand though I guess. Right now our focus should be on winning our division.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:36 PM   #7
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Default Re: How important is it that we win the national title?

In the grand scheme of things, it's just a game so it doesn't matter in terms of real life.

If Carolina wins a national title we will all go just as crazy, if not more so, than Clemson fans are right now.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:38 PM   #8
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I've seen Clemson win 2 in my lifetime so far and damn near 3. If I see Carolina win one or more before I die, I'll be happy.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:48 PM   #9
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I've never allowed myself to dream of such a thing. Just has never been very likely.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:54 PM   #10
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Let's join the Big 12. Might be an easier road. Of course we lose SEC money.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:31 PM   #11
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Default Re: How important is it that we win the national title?

If you've supported Carolina football this long, then chances are winning a national championship is not the key to your fandom. There are so many programs out there, that whittling it down to just one trophy wouldn't do justice.
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It's important. We are an SEC team not Arkansas State. We should always be looking towards the national championship.


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Old 01-10-2017, 05:59 PM   #13
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Default Re: How important is it that we win the national title?

A National Title becomes unimportant only to those who realize its not gonna happen.

Baseball , Equestrian , Track etc..could and will in all likelihood be accomplished again.

Football and Hoops , figuring I have approx 25 more years to live - not holding my breath that either of the two sports will pull it off.
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It's not anything. Be nice if we did but life goes on
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:27 PM   #15
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The reason you play any game is because you want
to win. The championship is always the goal.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:32 PM   #16
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In fact, I'd rather see the Panthers win a SB than the Cocks win the natty.
Not a true Gamecock or fan of college football.
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Not a true Gamecock or fan of college football.
I agree with you.

Fans like this and we have a lot of them, are why we are a 6-7 team.

Donate, attend, stay the whole game. Make the team the center of the universe and go win by any means necessary. Thats what builds championship teams.
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What? Isn't winning a championship the only reason you play sports? What a ridiculous discussion
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The threads today have been about what I expected.
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Well I will be honest it doesn't matter if we never win one I love my Gamecocks because it is all I have known since I was born and it's all I will ever know. I will never be fair weather or change allegiance it is that simple.

That said I would love for us to win it all in football and every sport every year but let me tell you this. I will never Love the Gamecocks anymore or less because it is in your blood or it isn't. I am more proud to be a Gamecock today now that our biggest rival and our neighbors are celebrating a natty of their own it will never deter my Love or hope for my team.
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