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Leaving early = pathetic.
"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
- Winston Churchill
Students have never stayed throughout blowouts unless it was against Clemson. That has been the case since the beginning of time and will continue until the end of time. Fact is that for most of our history we were the ones getting blown out so most of the stadium left at the same time in the third quarter. If todays college students would rather drink cold beer and try to get laid than watch every second of a game no longer in doubt that doesn't make them less of a fan, it makes them a typical college student.
This. Carolina has never had this problem before only because e have never consistently blown out opponents. Not sure why everyone is so surprised.
I still did it for 45 years after I graduated. 3 mini-bottles, one for each half and one for halftime. But if it was going to be a really big game, you could slip in 5 or 6 minis. I gave up my season tix 3 years ago, but what the heck before that, I thought it was mandatory to smuggle. When I was age 12 and 13 (1952,1953), I sold cokes in the stands and yelled "Chasers, chasers! Get your chasers here!" I was one of the top coca cola salesmen in the stands. Got a lot of that, "Aw isn't that cute!" sort of stuff. All the men wore blazers and ties and the ladies were in their finery, but all the men owned "flasks". A "flask", for all you youngsters, is a thin, usually silver-plated or sterling silver container that one filled with his favorite adult beverage that would slip comfortably in his blazer's breast pocket.
There possibly was a law against it since The Great State of South Carolina was a "dry" state and if you wanted to have a drink outside your own home, it had to be in a restaurant into which you could bring your own liquor, (but only if you brought it concealed from the sensitive eyes of "teetotalers" in a brown paper bag). At any rate, booze flowed like Niagara falls in what was then called "Carolina Stadium", and whatever law there may have been, it was more or less overlooked. Heck, when I was in college, I was a cheerleader for all four years, and we had our brown bags on the sidelines with us and placed them on the ground right there in front us. It was nippin' and flippin' (our female partners) all game long! And we smoked cigarettes on the field too along with more than half the stadium also. Rumor was Alex Hawkins sneaked a smoke every once and awhile on the sideline between plays. He probably had a flask as well. But King Dixon did not. No No No!!
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