Friday, February 08, 2008

You Slimy, Rotten, Dirty Mother...


*****RUMOR ALERT****

OK, I’m not in the habit of posting recruiting message board rumors, but this one is too juicy. Take it with a grain of salt, or believe in it whole heartedly, which I think is more entertaining.

A little background. Clemson and the U had been vying for the services of Jamie Harper, a 4-stour RB out of Trinity Christian High School in Jacksonville. Jamie had previously said that he and teammate Daniel Andrews were a package deal, as they have been friends since childhood. Even though Andrews committed to Clemson early, Harper remained open to recruitment.

Enter Randy Shannon. The ‘Canes got slotted in as Harper’s final official visit. By all accounts, he had a great time. “Sources” said that the ‘Canes had as good a shot as Clemson in retaining his services.

Cut to: National Signing Day. According to “sources,” at 8:58 Harper called UM to tell them he was a Cane. At 11:45, he was still solid. However, at his press conference he announces that he is signing with Clemson. What the huh? What happened?

Well, this is the scuttlebutt. According to “sources,” Clemson called harper and told him that if he didn’t sign with Clemson, they were pulling Daniel Andrew’s scholarship. Harper told Miami, and they said they would take Andrews as well. But Andrews parents wouldn’t allow him to go to Miami, so both he and Harper signed with Clemson. Shannon was nonplussed.

Take it for what it’s worth.

If it’s not true, then I apologize for spreading vicious rumors. If it is true, then as a Hurricane fan I say: Fuck you Tommy Bowden. Fuck you with a diseased rhinocerous dick. I wish upon you a plague of genital warts the size of Mark Mangino after a Golden Corral bender. You are officially on my Eat-A-Dick List.

I think that’s an appropriately rational, measured response. Don’t you?
p.s. I don't really care either way. It's not that serious to me. If it's true, fine. If it's false, fine. I lost no sleep over the 'Canes not signing Harper. Also, I don't really want Tommy Bowden to be fucked with a diseased rhinocerous dick, even though that would be an instant youtube classic. Lighten up people.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bullshit.

Gangsta D said...

In the words of Mister from A Color Purple, "Could be. Could be not. Who's to say?"

I don't necessarily believe it, per se, but one of my New Year's resolutions was to increase my rumor mongering.

Biff said...

Um, okay. UM wasn't in the picture - it was Illinois and Clemson.

Andew's LOI was accepted first thing in the morning and Harper's was way later that day. Plus, didn't UM have a scholly for Andrews ready too? Why wouldn't Andrews just jump ship if Jamie Harper was the only reason he was offered and Clemson made that kind of threat?

Anonymous said...

somebody been hitting the booger sugar! ease up man jeez.

Gangsta D said...

Therein lies the rub of recruiting. Biff heard it was soley between Illinois and Clemson, while I heard that Miami had as good a shot as any. No one really knows the real deal, but I find internet speculation entertaining.

Also, I don't really hate Bowden. Miami's backfield will be fine without Harper.

Anonymous said...

not really entertaining

Anonymous said...

This makes no sense if you look at it logically. Andrews LOI was in by 8:30am, once his LOI is in, it can't be pulled. At this point, Harper could do whatever he wanted, with no threat of anything happening to Andrews.
Also, why would Andrews parents say no to UM if Clemson was going to pull his offer?

Anonymous said...

Dude, You're making the U look like crap with this nonsense. As a U alum *and* a close family friend of Daniel, I am ashamed that you put this "lie" out there.

Anonymous said...

This is so easy to dispute. Its a shame you guys have to try and ruin reputations because you dont get what you want.

Daniel Andrews had signed his LOI and faxed it to Clemson at 8:20 that morning. It was signed sealed and delivered 4 hours before Jamie Harpers press conference took place. He was guaranteed a spot with Clemson long before. That is fact, no "rumor" involved.

Gangsta D said...

You Anons bring up an interesting point. Andrews' LOI was signed, sealed, delivered/faxed by 8:20 or 8:30. That's fine. I suppose the implication is that once the LOI is received, the school cannot pull the scholarship. If that is in fact true, would Harper have known this to be true. Could he have operated on the assumption that the schollie could still be pulled?

Shady stuff happens during recruting. Wouldn't surprise me if it did happen, and wouldn't if it didn't. It just is what it is.

Anonymous said...

Why even make something like this up?
You freakin' IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

somebody has a small pecker and is trying to make up for it. loser get a life.

Gangsta D said...

"loser get a life."

So that's a no for adding you to my newsletter?

Anonymous said...

I think it is even more entertaining listening to clemmers rattle off the exact same explanation. I guess Bowden sent out a memo.

Sounds like a lot of kool aid drinkin' at both schools to me.



clemmers football moto

"Who Would Jesus Recruit?"

Miami Sucks at everything!!!!! said...

HOW BOUT THEM TIGERS!!!!!!! Miami ain't shit!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i would say no. there are so many flaws in this "story". if you believe it i have some beach front property in Kansas i would like to sell you.

Anonymous said...

This is what really happened

OK, I’m not in the habit of posting recruiting message board rumors, but this one is too juicy. Take it with a grain of salt, or believe in it whole heartedly, which I think is more entertaining.

A little background. Clemson and the U had been vying for the services of Ben Jones, a 4-star OL out of Northwestern HS in Miami. Ben had previously said that he and teammates at Northwestern were a package deal, as they have been friends and teammates since childhood. Even though Fortson and Jacory Harris committed to Miami early, Jones and remained open to recruitment.

Enter Randy Shannon. The ‘Canes got slotted in as Jones final official visit. By all accounts, he had a great time. “Sources” said that the ‘Canes had as good a shot as Clemson in retaining his services.

Cut to: National Signing Day. According to “sources,” at 8:58 Jones called Clemson to tell them he was a Tiger. At 11:45, he was still solid. However, at his press conference he announces that he is signing with Miami. What the huh? What happened?

Well, this is the scuttlebutt. According to “sources,” Miami called Jones and told him that if he didn’t sign with Miami, they were pulling Fortson and Harris' scholarship. Jones told CLemson, and they said they would take Fortson and Harris as well. But their parents wouldn’t allow him to go to Clemson, so both he and Jones, Fortson and Harris. Bowden was non pleased.

Take it for what it’s worth.

mogrits said...

It's possible that this is true. The story is very similar to the tale of King Solomon determining the mother of a child by offering to cut it in half giving a portion to each mother. The real mother revealed herself through her love for the child- relinquishing her claim to the other woman for the survival of her offspring.

Like King Solomon, Coach Bowden wanted to see if the character and heart of Harper would be revealed by making him base his choice not only on his won wishes but on the welfare of someone close to him.

To Clemson fans and fans of Truth, Justice, and Righteousness, Harper made the choice that proves he is indeed, a Clemson Man.

Anonymous said...

yeah.
and fuck Randy Shannon with a sun-dried racoon carcus.

what a waste of time this blog is.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, I hope you aren't that Damn Stupid. Bull Shit is right.

Gangsta D said...

To the Anon who re-wrote my post but substituted Ben Jones for Jamie Harper, I say touche good man! I will slam a jaeger bomb in your honor this weekend. Now THAT'S how you comment on a post and get your digs in. Some people don't take things so seriously. It's good to know.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like sour grapes to me. Face it, not everybody wants to play for the "U". You are no longer the class of college football....hell, you aren't even the class of the ACC!!!

Harper has been a Tiger for a long time. If you only knew what REALLY went on, this blog would never have been written. It's nothing but sour grapes and complete and utter BULLSHIT!!!!!

By the way, the "U" was more than willing to give Andrews a scholarship.

Thanks for coming out.

Anonymous said...

WHAT AN IDIOT THE CANE FAN IS WHO POSTED THIS!!!

Jdubb said...

Dang people get off my man nut sack damn!!, he said it was a rumor and take it with a grain of salt, i love how people talk crap but keep thier name all incognito
I would not be surprised if it is true...if you dont like why read it damn!!

My bad I ran out of capt n crunch and the roof of my mouth is still hurting

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