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Topic: A refining fire
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A refining fire

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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 11:15 AM
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Sometimes a good wood sheddin' is what it takes to grow and advance. It's a painful process, but it separates impurities and makes the core stronger. It also allows for some introspection.

I recall Clemson beat a highly ranked Auburn team by about the same margin in the round of 16 a few years ago. Auburn made the final four the next year.

Virginia, as a 1 seed, lost by 20 to a 16 seed -- first time ever -- and rebounded to win a national title the next year.

I can point to some ugly football losses that led to remarkable -- and unforeseen -- success that made us all forget the unpleasantness. The Orange Bowl loss to West Virginia. The '75 Carolina game. The '09 Wake Forest game. Even the five-year drought against the Gamecocks, taken as a whole, propelled the program to its current heights.

This is a good team that had a terrible night. Not to make excuses, but mitigating circumstances had to have played a part. But it's just one loss. It doesn't have to ruin the season, and it may actually pay dividends down the road.

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A calm, rational voice . . .

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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 11:22 AM
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tends to get lost on our basketball board . . . but I appreciated it’s resounding tones and message.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 11:38 AM
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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 12:19 PM
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Amen jeeves. Best post on Clemson Basketball in several days.

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He didn't say "refinery" fire

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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 2:05 PM
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jus' sayin'

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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 12:57 PM
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I agree with Jeeves.

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A good loss for sure.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 1:58 PM
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We get 10-12 of those losses a year.

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There's something in these hills.


I resent that

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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 3:22 PM
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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 3:25 PM
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Well said, jeeves2.

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"It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers any more than it is to make sheep ferocious."
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Well said

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Posted: Jan 17, 2021, 4:02 PM
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TU for an outstanding post! Who in hades TDd this???

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Posted: Jan 18, 2021, 11:51 AM
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I totally agree that when a team gets embarrassed, it creates what is called a come to Jesus moment, and it will bring a team closer together, or it could cause finger pointing. In the next game against a tough opponent, we will see if our team makes a stand together as one!!!

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