Turns out The Daily Tar Heel doesn't serve just our University. Nope, the Clemson University community also reads the DTH. A bunch of angry Tiger fans didn't appreciate me knocking their school last week. A slew of them sent me disgruntled e-mail.
And here it is. You've got mail, re: last week's Clemson column. In italics are the best and the (not-so) brightest e-mails I received, with my thoughts interspersed. I've omitted names, but I promise it's their words, verbatim.
Dave, What an insightful article/editorial. You are quite the journalistic talent. I'm sure the Washington Post is banging your door down as we speak. How did Time Magazine rate Clemson as the #1 Public University in the country and not UNC? I tell you what, send him a copy of your article and I'm sure he'll adjust the rankings...
Reading this e-mail, I felt like John Madden spotting road signs for an all-night bargain buffet. I'd found this week's column. First, who's Dave? Second, when did Time Magazine become a guy? I'd write more, but the New York Times just called.
...Our coach doesn't make rude comments about opposing cheerleaders. Another good example of class. On that same note: Take a look in the mirror do you really think you stand a chance getting a date with a Duke cheerleader? I doubt it!
Now that's a classy line. What, you don't think they'll swoon at the sight of my '96 Mercury Sable? If ever so "lucky" to date a Dookie, I won't spare any expense. I'll let her super-size.
It's interesting that as tough as Clemson's current head coach has had it, he's 2-1 against the Tarholes in Clemson. We'll lose take losing to you in the Dean dome every year until the second coming of the ice age as long as we continue to own you on the football field.
P.S. Just wondering if you knew my Future wife ...she's also from Framingham.
Yeah, I wave to her on the corner all the time. Does this guy expect a serious response? FYI: That's not how to spell our name. It's Tar Holes. Two words.