Sign in to follow this  
aubiefifty

Clemson's football graveyard

Recommended Posts

Clemson's 'football graveyard' has a new addition ... Alabama

Creg Stephenson | cstephenson@al.com

Since 1948, Clemson has been commemorating notable wins with its "football graveyard." The graveyard honors every win over a ranked team on the road or at a neutral site.

Earlier this week, Clemson added January's 35-31 College Football Playoff National Championship victory over Alabama to its graveyard, complete with a headstone. Here's and close-up view of the headstone (via Twitter), followed by video of the occasion.

Alabama gravestoneClemson added Alabama to its "football graveyard," commemorating the Tigers' 35-31 win over the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. (Image via Twitter)

Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson is among who is using the event as bulletin-board material:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I can't seem to figure out if this is cool or not. I'm really leaning to not though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wins over top 25 ranked teams away from home is the only qualifier to throw up a tombstone?  

LOL ~ I needed a good belly laugh today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe Top 10 on the road, which would include championships - but top 25? Beating a Top 25 on the road is good and all - but far from memorable most of the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Growing up there it's more tradition now than importance. Back in the day it was a big deal for Clemson to beat Top 25 teams. Not anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, AUcivE09 said:

Maybe Top 10 on the road, which would include championships - but top 25? Beating a Top 25 on the road is good and all - but far from memorable most of the time.

All but just a couple of SEC teams are laughing at that so-called accomplishment warranting recognition in the "graveyard."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

but since it's bamr they have buried there, I'm good with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, AUcivE09 said:

Maybe Top 10 on the road, which would include championships - but top 25? Beating a Top 25 on the road is good and all - but far from memorable most of the time.

It should also matter when you beat a ranked opponent. Every year there are several teams which were ranked in October and had no business being in the conversation in November. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This was a cool thing when an up-and coming FSU in the late 70s/early 80s was taking turf from the stadiums where they beat ranked big-time teams. This....not so much. I guess if they can't copy us they have to find somebody😒

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this