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Saturday, August 19, 2017

14 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day


14 Days Until Kickoff!

Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day

Gaines Adams 


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Today’s photo is of former Tiger great, Gaines Adams.

Adams attended Fork Union Military Academy in 2001 and recorded 58 tackles, 22 sacks, and two interceptions in 10 games. He was a three year starter at Cambridge Academy, a small private school which only had an 8-man football team, where he was a dominant wide receiver and defensive end. Adams chose Clemson over Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. He had narrowed down his choices to North Carolina and Clemson, then signed with Clemson after the Tar Heels unexpectedly rescinded their offer.


Adams lettered from 2003 to 2006. As a redshirt freshman in 2003, he did not see much action as the second-team defensive end, only totaling 15 tackles and a sack. In 2004, he had 35 tackles with 8 sacks, and two blocked punts playing on special teams. For his hard work on special teams, Adams was awarded the 12th Man Award for Clemson's defense.


Adams considered coming out for the NFL Draft after his sophomore year, but after the underclassman panel gave him a conservatively low ranking he decided to stay for his junior year. Adams' 2005 junior season was a breakout year for him. He totaled 56 tackles, 9.5 sacks, and forced three fumbles while starting at boundary defensive end. For his senior year, 2006, he was slated to be among the best defensive ends in the college football. Adams lived up to his reputation by starting all 12 games, recording 12.5 sacks, causing 2 fumbles and recovering 3. By the end of the 2006 season, Adams recorded a total of 28 career sacks, tying the school record set by Michael Dean Perry (1984–1987). In addition, Adams was named to all five All-America teams acknowledged by the NCAA in 2006, and was recognized as one of seven unanimous first-team All-Americans that year.

Adams died unexpectedly in 2010 from a previously undetected heart condition.

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August 19th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Dan’s Sandwich Shop On Gameday


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Today photo is another of Dan’s Sandwich Shop, a Clemson historic landmark.

This photo is from 1968 and it appears like it was taken some Saturday prior to a game in Death Valley. One can assume that because of the long line at 10:50 am.

You can also, notice the 1968 football schedule on the "Tiger Menu."

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Friday, August 18, 2017

15 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day


15 Days Until Kickoff!
Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day
Roscoe Crosby


Roscoe Crosby signed with Clemson in 2001 and was a two-sport star for Union High School.
Crosby signed as a wide receiver for the football team and center fielder for the baseball team. He then became a second-round draft pick for the Kansas City Royals, but also chose to play football at Clemson instead of giving up his college football dream.

Crosby was under heave scrutiny by the media, as the spotlight always seemed to follow Crosby. He was the hero of his hometown and much of the state, even garnering national attention.

But an arm injury and elbow surgery limited Crosby's time on the field at Clemson and with the Kansas City Royals.

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August 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Food, Clemson, and the 1970’s 



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Today’s photos are from the 1970’s and show two different restaurants in the Clemson area that fed the hungry for many years. The above photo is of Chanelo’s Pizza. 

Chanelo's Pizza was a dine-in parlor located between Tiger Town Tavern and Mr. Knickerbockers that also included a game room. This had previously been the location of Harper's Store. The eatery was known locally for its on-campus delivery service. 

One of its more requested sandwiches was called the Vesuvian. It consisted of a freshly made sub roll with an elongated ground beef patty covered in shredded lettuce, tomato, mayo, and mustard. 

Chanelo’s was opened in the winter of 1975 by Herb Channell, who closed the Clemson store in the early 90's when he began having health problems.  His daughter operates a Chanelo's in Pickens, South Carolina using the same family recipes. 

The Chanelo's of Pickens has been open since February of 2000. Herb's store slogan was "Nothing Beatsa Chanelo's Pizza". In the late 1970's, another slogan, "Had a piece lately?" was used until Mr. Channell's "religious revival" convinced him to change it to "Had a pizza lately?" 

Yet another sophomoric slogan was used to market a Tuesday night special aimed at increasing sales. The promotion gave the customer one free extra meat topping for each meat topping they purchased at regular price. It was marketed as the "You Can't Beat Our Meat Special!" 

The below photo is of Miles and Crenshaw Restaurant in Pendleton. Miles & Crenshaw Restaurant & Cafeteria was a popular family restaurant located on North Mechanic Street on the square in Pendleton, South Carolina, in the 1970s and 1980s. It was called “clean jaws” by many of the students that had cars and could drive to Pendleton to eat there. 


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

16 Days Until Kickoff! Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Of The Day

16 Days Until Kickoff!
Dark Territory Clemson Letterman Photo Of The Day
Derrick Hamilton


Derrick Hamilton lettered at Clemson as a wide receiver from 2001-2003.

Hamilton set the Clemson record for all-purpose yards in three years with 4839 yards.
 

Hamilton became the first Clemson player to lead the ACC in all-purpose yards in consecutive years.

Hamilton had a streak of five consecutive games with a touchdown reception, a Clemson record in that category at the time.
 

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