Let me start off by saying I never thought I would be admitting this... ever, but apparently it happens to the best of us.
I took my first trip to Clemson almost two years ago. It was for a baseball game. The first trip was pretty overwhelming. Thankfully it was in the summer so it wasn't jam-packed with people. I was able to take in the scenery and watch a good baseball game (even though they lost). At the end of that trip I was pretty much on the page of "It's a gorgeous place, but I still am a Georgia Fan." Let me explain. I lived in Georgia until I was ten. My family in Georgia and I still remain very close. Therefore, of course I'm gonna be a Georgia fan.
Then, there was my first football game. Last year. Clemson vs. FSU. First of all, the caravan of Clemson flags began an hour before we actually got to Clemson. Then I saw the tiger paws on the pavement. (Let me remind you... I'm still a Georgia fan at this time and not convinced anything else could be better.) Needless to say, I was pretty excited. When I get excited, it's hard to contain. So, yeah, Benji knew. Now, nobody thought Clemson could pull off that game, but it ended up being one of the most exciting games of the season! Against my better judgement, I cheered louder than ever before, ran on the field after the game, and literally could not stop smiling for the rest of the night.
Then, there was the next baseball game. By then, I'm pretty aware of the gorgeousness that makes up Clemson. The people are good ole Southern folks. The games are incredible, and this baseball game was no exception. However, still not convinced that I was going to complete convert any time soon.
Fast forward to this year's football season.
By the end of this day, he made me promise that from now on, when people asked I would say, "I am a Clemson fan, but still pull for Georgia." I agreed with slight hesitation.
Before this game even started, I agreed to being a fully committed Clemson fan with no hesitation whatsoever.
What can I say? I guess there really is something about them hills!