Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals? - Operation Sports Forums
Home

Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

This is a discussion on Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals? within the NCAA Football forums.

Go Back   Operation Sports Forums > Football > NCAA Football
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2009, 04:47 PM   #1
Banned
 
Kentucky3D's Arena
 
OVR: 6
Join Date: Jul 2002
Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

I was never aware of a rivalry between those schools and can't recall ever seeing them play each other.

I wish EA would make Kentucky and Indiana rivals again. It was a rivalry in the old NCAA games and it would be nice to have more than 2 rivals since that would help when scheduling recruiting visits.

Kentucky3D is offline  
Reply With Quote
Sponsors (you can remove in-post ad banners by registering or logging in)
Old 05-02-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
Banned
 
davidmj444's Arena
 
OVR: 6
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Alabama
Re: Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

They've been rivals since forever. Georgia and Clemson have been playing for a while before Georgia ever started playing Auburn,LSU, or South Carolina. They've been playing since 1897. Please just look up stuff on google before you post. It is one of the oldest rivalrys in college football. They have taken a ten year absence in the rivalry. The last time they played was '03 and the next time they play will be in 2013.

Last edited by davidmj444; 05-02-2009 at 04:56 PM.
davidmj444 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 05:16 PM   #3
MVP
 
OVR: 20
Join Date: Jul 2008
Re: Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

Kinda like wazzu and idaho (6 miles away from each other), we dominated the series in basketball and football so we can only play them every four years in football now cause they are so terrible.
Potatoes002 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 06:12 PM   #4
Banned
 
OVR: 26
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Posts: 4,099
Re: Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidmj444
They've been rivals since forever. Georgia and Clemson have been playing for a while before Georgia ever started playing Auburn,LSU, or South Carolina. They've been playing since 1897. Please just look up stuff on google before you post. It is one of the oldest rivalrys in college football. They have taken a ten year absence in the rivalry. The last time they played was '03 and the next time they play will be in 2013.

It's not a rivalry. Period. They don't play each other any longer. Please look up stuff on google before you post. (do you see how dumb that sounds now?)
Tech was playing Bama, Tennessee, Auburn every year back in the day, that doesn't make it a rivalry today.

Your welcome.
Sting is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 06:14 PM   #5
Rookie
 
OVR: 4
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Augusta,GA
Re: Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidmj444
They've been rivals since forever. Georgia and Clemson have been playing for a while before Georgia ever started playing Auburn,LSU, or South Carolina. They've been playing since 1897. Please just look up stuff on google before you post. It is one of the oldest rivalrys in college football. They have taken a ten year absence in the rivalry. The last time they played was '03 and the next time they play will be in 2013.
No doubt!!! I live in GA(Augusta) right on the border of Carolina, we dislike everything about Carolina. The only thing good about Carolina is you can buy beer on Sundays.
viewtifuljoe71 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 06:30 PM   #6
MVP
 
OVR: 29
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Central Coast
Blog Entries: 2
Re: Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

Quote:
Originally Posted by stingmgt
It's not a rivalry. Period. They don't play each other any longer. Please look up stuff on google before you post. (do you see how dumb that sounds now?)
Tech was playing Bama, Tennessee, Auburn every year back in the day, that doesn't make it a rivalry today.

Your welcome.
disagree, david is right a rivalry doesn't require you to play a team every year. BC-Notre Dame is a rivalry and they've gone years without playing, also there are plenty of examples from the NFL of teams that are rivals, but only play once every 4 years or so due to the way schedules are made
moylan1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 08:05 PM   #7
Banned
 
OVR: 26
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Posts: 4,099
Re: Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

Couldn't disagree more. For me personally, just because we started playing someone in the 1800's and had rivalries with them in the 40's doesn't make them a rivalry. I know college football, and I know the history between Clemson and Georgia. That being said, they're not rivals in the college football world any longer.

That's my opinion, if you're a fan and think that's a rivalry then more power to you I guess.
Sting is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 08:20 PM   #8
MVP
 
BROman's Arena
 
OVR: 11
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Virginia
Re: Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

Quote:
Originally Posted by moylan55
disagree, david is right a rivalry doesn't require you to play a team every year. BC-Notre Dame is a rivalry and they've gone years without playing, also there are plenty of examples from the NFL of teams that are rivals, but only play once every 4 years or so due to the way schedules are made
yep, wvu and va tech may never play again, but there will always be a rivalry b/w the two. same for pitt and penn st. uga and clemson was a battle for southern football supremacy in the late 70s and throughout the 80s, and even if they don't play, they'll always have that.
__________________
DaDaDaDaDaDaDaDaDa Go Tech!!
DaDaDaDaDaDaDaDaDa Go Tech!!
DaaDaDaaDa DaaDaaDaaa! H-O-K-I-E-S HOKIES!!
BROman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 08:33 PM   #9
Rookie
 
4solo's Arena
 
OVR: 10
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ATL
Re: Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

Its is a rivarly even when they played in 03, they was sayin ghow it should be played more. This excerpt was taking from an article about it.

We shouldn’t lightly sacrifice such a storied series as the Georgia-Clemson border war. We’ve been playing Clemson seven years longer than we’ve been playing Florida. Georgia and Clemson have met on the gridiron 60 times, exactly as many times as Alabama and Auburn will have faced one another after this year’s Iron Bowl. The Bulldogs have taken the field against over 100 opponents; Georgia has been playing Clemson longer than all but a dozen of them, and of those twelve, we continue to play just five.

.....the two teams are back on one another’s schedules for 2013 and 2014. In the absence of an intervening bowl meeting, however, the decade-long break between the 2003 and 2013 games at Memorial Stadium will be the longest-ever gap in a series that dates back to 1897.

This the actual article: http://www.dawgsports.com/2008/8/12/...-revive-the-ri

But they haven't played much in recent years. So i can see why someone would say that it not.
__________________
Don't mind me I'm just lurking
4solo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 08:40 PM   #10
MVP
 
OVR: 29
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Central Coast
Blog Entries: 2
Re: Since when are Georgia and Clemson rivals?

Quote:
Originally Posted by stingmgt
Couldn't disagree more. For me personally, just because we started playing someone in the 1800's and had rivalries with them in the 40's doesn't make them a rivalry. I know college football, and I know the history between Clemson and Georgia. That being said, they're not rivals in the college football world any longer.

That's my opinion, if you're a fan and think that's a rivalry then more power to you I guess.
What i think you're missing is that if it's considered a rivalry or not by the current players is really irrelevant especially in college football. As you know CFB programs are about so much more than the current roster. There's so much history and tradition that comes from the student body, the alumni, the administration, and some cases the coaching staff that rivalries become more than just what is currently happening on the field. I don't know much about Clemson/Georgia but if people on both sides are saying it's a rivalry than I take their word for it.
moylan1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

« Operation Sports Forums > Football > NCAA Football »


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.

Top -