By Scott Rhymer
The Tiger Pregame Show, driven by D&D Ford, will hit the road for the season opener, broadcasting Saturday afternoon live from Ormsby's in Atlanta, Georgia from 1:00-4:00.
Former Tiger Willy Korn will make his Tiger Pregame Show hosting debut. He will join me and Roy Philpott to break down the Clemson and Auburn game, our 117th consecutive broadcast live on location where the Tigers play.
We have interviews with Dabo Swinney, Chad Morris, Brent Venables, and several key players that will have an impact on the game. Will Vandervort will once again provide interviews for the Tiger Pregame Show, allowing fans to hear exactly what the players and coaches are thinking about the upcoming game.
Going to Atlanta?
For those that are going to Atlanta, here are some pointers for your game day on Saturday. First, come by and see us at Ormsby’s Tavern for lunch with other Clemson fans to get ready for the game and to participate in the broadcast of the Tiger Pregame Show starting at 1:00.
Ormsby’s is a classic neighborhood tavern found in Atlanta's west-side and has a variety of craft brewed drinks, bocce ball, pool, backgammon, shuffle board, and darts. It will also be a great place to stay out of the weather while you tailgate, and the weather could very well be a big factor on Saturday.
Ormsby’s is located at 1170 Howell Mill Road in Atlanta, which is less than one mile from the Georgia Tech campus right off of I-85/75 and 14th Street. Ormsby’s is also located just 2 miles from the Georgia Dome, allowing easy access into the game day area after the Tiger Pregame Show ends.
You can listen to the Tiger Pregame Show, driven by D&D Ford, on WCCP 104.9 FM during your trip down I-85 into Atlanta. The radio signal should reach to somewhere around Commerce, GA. You can also download the WCCP App or the Tune In App, both of which are free and will allow you to stream WCCP 104.9 FM on your Iphone, Blackberry, and Droid phones.
The Chic-Fil-A Classic has a variety of activities on Saturday. FanZone, presented by Coke Zero, begins at 12:30 and runs until 6:00 at the Georgia World Congress Center Halls C1-C2. Tailgate Town runs from 1:00-6:00 at the International Plaza. The Tiger Tailgates will take place from 3:00-6:00 at the Georgia World Congress Center building C. The team walks also will take place in the Georgia World Congress Center, starting at 4:30.
Stay tuned in all day via your App or radio as WCCP 104.9 FM is the Flagship Station for Clemson sports and has all of the Clemson coverage. The Oconee Medical Center Tiger Tailgate Show with David Stein and Roy Philpott will air immediately following the Tiger Pregame Show at 4:00. Pre-game with Pete Yanity and Will Merritt will begin at 6:00 from inside the Georgia Dome. The game broadcast itself will be followed by the 5th Quarter Show, hosted by Roy Philpott, which begins approximatly 45 minutes after the end of the game.
As in the past, we want you to stay connected to the Tiger Pregame Show via our social networks. If you post on the Tiger Pregame Show Facebook or Twitter pages during our broadcast, we will do our best to give you a “shout out” on the air.
Finally, I would like to say that this is a great opportunity for our football team, coaches, and fans on Saturday. Kicking off the season on National Television against a team that is just two years removed from winning a National Championship is the type of game I think all of us Clemson fans like to see.
That being said, winning on this stage is a lot more fun than losing. I don’t know for sure whether we will win Saturday night. But the opportunity that is provided Saturday night in Atlanta is special and I am looking forward to it.
Scott Rhymer can be reached at email@example.com
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