At 8pm last night, I surveyed the poll results and comments and started compiling a report to crown the winner of this year's SOFA for Biggest DABO. Throughout the day, Minnesota and Maryland were literally neck and neck in the voting with Clemson a distant third. With such a tight race, I went to the commentariat to see which one of you channeled your inner Atticus Finch and offered the most eloquent defense of your DABO of choice.
But then, Mike Will is DoubleDown brought us back to the catalysts for the whole DABO thing:
I think we all forget that its not like they were all sweet and nice to use leading up to the game. Everyone keeps mentioning that they were DABO AFTER the game, which is true. But they DABO’d prior to the game as well. To get pasted by 17 in their own stadium andSTILL refer to use as a very very bad team is what DABO is all about. Plus, DABO was CREATED immediately after their ignorant statements. Without TT, I’m not sure if we’d have a DABO category. Gotta give it to the originators.
So after that, I was all like
But then, in a matter of a few hours late Thursday night, Clemson goes all:
...and proceeds to come from about 60 votes down on both schools to 60 UP on both schools...it was akin to SU turning a 9 point deficit to an 8 point lead in just over six minutes of basketball. Amazing? Suspicious?? Amazingly suspicious??? I don't know, but damn Clemson...you really want to win badly at everything, don't you? I suppose San Diego news anchor Wes Mantooth said it best for all of us here at TNIAAM:
"I pure, straight hate you...but God damn it do I respect you."
So, we salute you Dabo Swinney, Shakin' The Southland and Clemson for being our 2013 SOFA award winner for Biggest Dabo!
We'll see you in hell Tigers!!!
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