Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dear Clemson,

Note: I know I post a lot about Clemson, but I just can't help myself. I love everything about it! I have been so happy to see all the pride that our football team, fans, and alumni have shown this weekend. Hence, idea for a post.

Dear Clemson Football,
How can one team evoke so many emotions out of someone? You make me smile and cheer one moment and then fuss and cuss the next. (my mom is always telling me to watch my language, she says it is not very lady like). I am SO proud of your determine and hard work you have put in this season. As many (I might have been included in those) seriously doubted our season would be successful after the sad day in Maryland, you didn't give up. Thank you! You persevered, became Division Champions and made it to the ACC Championship Game. You have brought your fans up and downs in what I would call one of the best seasons in a long time. I am proud to be a Clemson Tiger and there is definitely something in those hills!

"There is something in these hills that brings together and binds together and holds together men and women of all persuasions, of all heights, sizes, weights, and cultural backgrounds-something that cuts across every difference, spans every gap, penetrates every wall-something that makes every every man or a woman stand taller, feel better, and say with pride to everyone within earshot, "I went to Clemson."

There is something in these hills you can't define and other can't understand. A wave of warmth always surges through me when "outsiders" say, " I don't know what it is about you Clemson people, but your undying love for Clemson is admired by everyone I know."...

Yes, there is something in those hills where the Blue Ridge yawns it greatness.
Joe Sherman, Clemson College Class of 1934

I'm orange, through and through. GO TIGERS!


  1. Great post Ashlee! and I agree there is SOMETHING in those hills! Love it! Proud to be a Tiger!!!

  2. love your blog... even though i'm a tarheel girl ;)