Sunday, December 31, 2017

Gamecocks at Ole Miss: Preview, Projection and Prediction


The Gamecocks go on the road to open their SEC season against the Ole Miss Rebels tonight at 6pm. This will officially be the last game of 2017 for the Gamecocks, a magical year in Gamecock basketball history. The Gamecocks hope to capture some of that magic from last March on Sunday evening.

Power Rankings

The Gamecocks come in at #60 while Ole Miss sits #82 in the KenPom rankings.

RPI

The Gamecocks come into tonight's game at a very respectable #39 RPI ranking. This is good for just 8th best in the SEC, a real testament to the improvement in the SEC. Ole Miss is dead last in the SEC with 172nd best RPI in the country. This number will improve as the season goes along but the Gamecocks won't see any type of immediate boost to their RPI with a win and a loss would have an immediate negative impact.

Projection

The Gamecocks are projected as four points better than Ole Miss on a neutral court. The game at Ole Miss makes this game a toss up.

Simulation

The simulation has Ole Miss winning 71-70

Vegas

The Gamecocks are road underdogs getting 2.5 points and the over/under sits at 147.5

Prediction

This game should come down to the wire. Take the Gamecocks with the 2.5 points and look for the game to go under the 147.5 total.



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Gamecocks and Wolverines Almost Get Into a Fight!

The outback bowl is on the way! The gamecocks and wolverines got in to it at a pre-bowl fight.


We will find out who is better on the field on New Years Day at noon.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Comrade Leaves Littlejohn in Shame


Last night the Clemson basketball team won over South Carolina 64-48. The Comrade made his way to Clemson for the first time in 17 years. His team did not do well for him. Here are some shots from the game.

First..The Comrade had his water bottle ready to fire if needed.


After the game was over Rob wanted a pic of the scoreboard. The Comrade tried to stand in the way.





Luckily Rich Long did manage get to the pic Rob wanted.

 

The Comrade ended up leaving Littlejohn in shame. 


We have seen The Comrade humbled before.. Dennis Wilson of D&C Trucking helped us with this Humbling. Congrats to The Comrade on being such a good sport.







Monday, December 18, 2017

Dennis vs Chicken!


Dennis Wilson of D&C Trucking has been a long time supporter of The Rob and Comrade show. Dennis is a great guy! He wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!



Dennis also had a run in with a chicken..and the video is a Christmas gift just for you!






He looked like Rocky right? Thanks for being such a good sport Dennis!



One Expert Has the Clemson Hoops Team Ranked.


It has been a long time since Clemson basketball has entered the top 25 rankings. Tim Bourret from Clemson posted this earlier today.



7 years has been a drought! One hoops expert has the Tigers ending that streak. CBS commentator Seth Davis has the Tigers breaking that spell.



Could the Tigers be ranked for tomorrow night when they meet the gamecocks? Check out the latest podcast to get the rundown on the game from Rob and The Comrade.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Is the Comrade the Sire of Brock Lesnar?



We all know the Comrade is still upset after losing to Rocky on his homeland. In the latest Rocky sequel the son of Drago may actually be Brock Lesnar. Slyvester Stallone had an interesting instagram post which may put the WWE Universal Champ on the big screen.





I am not sure that Lesnar can do the job on the big screen. I also think he looks nothing like the Comrade. Creed 2 is set to hit theaters in Novemeber 2018.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Gamecocks vs Coastal Carolina: Preview, Projections and Prediction







RPI

The Gamecocks come into the game ranked #82, they were #145 before their last game against Wyoming. Coastal Carolina has an RPI of 218 which means a win today for the Gamecocks isn't going to do much for their RPI while a loss will be devastating.

Power Ranking

 The Gamecocks sit at #49 while Coastal Carolina is #195

Projection

According to the power rankings the Gamecocks should win by 21 points

Simulation

Our simulation has it must closer with a 80-73 Gamecocks win

Prediction

The point spread has the Gamecocks -15 with the over/under 144.5. Our power ranking projections tend to be more consistent than our simulations and we have a 6 point gap in the spread and our projections.

Take the Gamecocks -15 and the over of 144.5




Season Gamecock Prediction Record

6-2-1


Check out The Basement Bookie for more projections, predictions and simulations

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gamecocks vs Wyoming: Preview, Projections and Predictions






The Gamecocks are back at it Wednesday night as they host the Wyoming Cowboys.

RPI

The Gamecocks come into the game ranked #145 in the RPI while Wyoming is #31. It is very early in the season but a win tonight by the Gamecocks should give them a nice boost in their RPI number.

Power Ranking

 The Gamecocks sit at #50 while Wyoming is #100.

Projection

According to the power rankings the Gamecocks should win tonight by 12 points.

Simulation

Our simulation also hit that exact number with the Gamecocks winning tonight 82-70.

Prediction

The point spread has the Gamecocks -9 with the over/under 144

Take the Gamecocks -9 and the over

Season Gamecock Prediction Record

5-2

Check out the full audio from Frank Martin's last press conference right here. It is why we all love him.

Check out The Basement Bookie for more projections, predictions and simulations

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Frank Martin Blasts Himself and Team (Full Audio)



The Gamecocks won yesterday but it wasn't pretty. How ugly was it? Just ask Frank Martin. Martin blasted himself, his coaches and players. This is a must listen:

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Gamecocks vs Massachusetts: Preview, Projections, Predictions

The Gamecocks are back home for just the second time all season and desperately need a win. Our last preview post jinxed them. The projections had them winning but instead they were beaten soundly by a very good Temple team.

Massachusetts is the opponent this afternoon and they are not a very good tea. It could be just what this Gamecock team needs to get back on track. Of course a loss would be devastating. Let's look at the numbers:

The Gamecocks enter the game today 48th in the power rankings and 171 in the RPI, keep in mind the RPI is a little misleading this early in the season.

UMASS enters the game today as 166th in the power rankings and 228 in the RPI.

It's not pretty. The Gamecocks won't gain much from a win today but a loss could look really bad.

The power rankings suggest the Gamecocks should win this game today by 18. The simulation below has it a bit closer. I tend to go with the power ranking numbers though and with a 13 point spread the Gamecocks should be a good pick to not only win the game but cover.



Get more free picks and simulate games at The Basement Bookie



Friday, December 1, 2017

This May Make You Feel Better as a Gamecock



My boss at work sent this to me in an email. It makes a lot of sense!


This might make USC fans feel better about the loss…. You didn’t lose to some cow poke team from Pickens County… you lost to the new leader in College Football….

One ESPN college football analyst thinks that Clemson is overtaking Alabama as the sport's dynasty team.

ESPN College Game Day host Rece Davis and college football host Kirk Herbstreit met with the media in the press box at Bank of America Stadium Friday to preview Saturday's ACC Championship between Clemson and Miami.

Davis said, “you could make the argument that Clemson is taking over the sport as the premier dynasty,” Davis told a small group of media members. “Alabama has been longer, but if they (Clemson) can win they will win their third straight ACC Championship, go to the playoff for the third straight year and have the chance to go to back-to-back-to-back national championships for the third straight year.”

Herbstreit reiterated what his colleague said, but added that despite what national college football fans might think, Clemson’s run is nothing new as the Tigers have been ascending the college football landscape since 2012.  “I've had a front-row seat to watch this and the behind the scenes with Dabo and this team and watching them go from kind of the outside to being now in that upper tier,” Herbstreit said. “I think they have to be right there, not just the last two years. Really, this goes back to them beating LSU in a bowl game. Just go back and look at the names of the schools that they've beaten and the conferences in which they play in. How can you not put Clemson among the elite?  Whether they win or lose this game, they're already at that top tier in the country.”



Just remember who the state belongs to!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Gamecocks vs Temple: Projections and Predictions

The Gamecocks are back in New York City to play basketball. This time they will face Temple. This will be the Gamecocks' highest rated opponent so far this season but all the projections have the Gamecocks winning.

The KenPom Numbers show the Gamecocks as two points better than Temple on a neutral court. The Gamecocks are the 38th rated team in the KenPom Numbers while Temple comes in at #49

The point spread shows the Gamecocks as slight underdogs tonight with Temple now posted as a 1 point favorite. The Gamecocks actually opened as the favorite.

The simulation shows the Gamecocks as a 72-69 winner tonight.

Get all your college basketball betting trends and simulations at The Basement Bookie













Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Clemson's Post Game Dance Party



Clemson coach Dabo Swinney turns the locker room into a dance off for Clemson wins. Tonight the soundtrack mocked the in state rival gamecocks.



Saturday, November 18, 2017

High School playoff scores






Class A Lower State
Semifinal
C.E. Murray 20, Hemingway 19
Baptist Hill 46, Lake View 32
Class A Upper State
Semifinal
Lamar 48, Williston-Elko 14
Ridge Spring-Monetta 28, Lewisville 24
Class AA Lower State
Semifinal
Bamberg-Ehrhardt 15, Carvers Bay 0
Barnwell 21, Batesburg-Leesville 14
Class AA Upper State
Semifinal
Abbeville 14, Cheraw 7
Saluda 30, Lee Central 26
Class AAA Lower State
Semifinal
Brookland-Cayce 28, Timberland 12
Dillon 34, Gilbert 7
Class AAA Upper State
Semifinal
Chapman 49, Palmetto 28
Emerald 28, Fairfield Central 14
Class AAAA Lower State
Semifinal
Berkeley 34, North Myrtle Beach 17
Hartsville 41, Lower Richland 20
Class AAAA Upper State
Semifinal
Greer 47, Greenville 15
South Pointe 48, Eastside 0
Class AAAAA Lower State
Semifinal
Dutch Fork 28, Summerville 8
Fort Dorchester 66, Spring Valley 24
Class AAAAA Upper State
Semifinal
Dorman 49, Greenwood 24
Gaffney 17, Hillcrest 0

Friday, November 17, 2017

Can the Clemson Killer Save the Bills?



The Buffalo Bills have not made the playoffs since 1999. It is the longest postseason drought in professional sports. The Bills are 5-4 and if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs. So why would the Bills bench Tyrod Taylor in favor of a rookie who was drafted in the 5th round?

The national media is pushing the narrative that the Bills are giving up on the season but those close to the Bills are saying the exact opposite.

Nathan Peterman has yet to start a game in the NFL but those inside the organization feel his style of play fits the Bills offense much better than Tyrod Taylor.

The local media ran a story today pointing to his game against Clemson last year as proof that Peterman might just be the guy to lead the Bills back to the playoffs and end this drought.

Here are the highlights from that article:

Yes, it was college football, and the NFL is a vastly different beast. But if nothing else, that performance showed what Peterman is capable of, and it showed that while he may not have the prototypical size or arm strength teams look for in a franchise quarterback, the kid has some moxie and he knows how to play the game within the confines of his skill set.
No one gave the Panthers a chance in this game, but they went down to Clemson on a mission to shock the college football world, and Peterman’s leadership was part of the mentality.
“For us, we didn’t care what anybody else thought,” he said. “We were always underdogs. No one ever thinks Pitt can win. We loved that, our team did, we thrived off that. We got a little more juice and energy for that role and then we just went in there and did our thing.”
“It was crazy at the end,” Peterman recalled. “We went down and scored, didn’t get the two-point conversion to tie so we’re down two. They get the ball and go downfield and all they have to do is get a first down, and our defense stopped them on both. We get the ball and drive to the game-winning field goal. To win like that in their place was pretty cool.”
That game caught the eye of Bills coach Sean McDermott, and certainly was part of the reason Buffalo drafted him.
“He led his football team to a win against the eventual national champions,” McDermott said. “At Clemson. That’s hard to do. The leadership part of the job, at quarterback … that’s important as we evaluate those intangibles.”
It’s impossible to know if Peterman can ever replicate what he accomplished that day at the NFL level, but the fact that he did it in that big moment should at least give fans some hope.






Monday, November 13, 2017

ACC Rivalry Weekend

ACC Games for next week include a couple of cool rivalry games early as you get set up to watch Clemson and South Carolina.



Friday, Nov. 24
  • Miami at Pitt, noon, ABC
  • Virginia Tech at Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, Nov. 25
  • Georgia at Georgia Tech - noon or 8 p.m., ABC – time determined after the games of Nov. 18
  • Florida State at Florida, noon, ESPN
  • Louisville at Kentucky, noon, SEC Network
  • Boston College at Syracuse, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network
  • Duke at Wake Forest, 12:30 p.m., RSN
  • North Carolina at NC State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2 or ESPNU – network determined after the games of Nov. 18
  • Clemson at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
 

Interesting TV Slots for the SEC Next Week

The SEC released the schedule for thanksgiving weekend. Clemson and South Carolina will play at 7:30. A fun game to watch will be the Iron bowl at 3:30.

SEC Television Schedule for Thursday, November 23, 2017:
Ole Miss at Mississippi State, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on ESPN
SEC Television Schedule for Friday, November 24, 2017:
Missouri at Arkansas, 2:30 pm ET/1:30 pm CT on CBS
SEC Television Schedule for Saturday, November 25, 2017:
Florida State at Florida, Noon ET/11 am CT on ESPN
Louisville at Kentucky, Noon ET/11 am CT on SEC Network
Alabama at Auburn, 3:30 pm ET/2:30 pm CT on CBS
Vanderbilt at Tennessee, 4 pm ET/3 pm CT on SEC Network
Clemson at South Carolina, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on ESPN
Texas A&M at LSU, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on SEC Network
Georgia at Georgia Tech, Noon ET/11 am CT or 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on ABC*

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

College Football Projected Playoff Point Spreads: Week 11




The Committee came out with their Top 4 last night and it was the same Top 4 from a week ago. So what if the season was over and these were the playoff matchups? Let's take a look at what the point spreads for each game would be. These projected point spreads are based on power rankings set by gambling insiders.


Semi-Final

Clemson vs Georgia
Georgia -1

Semi-Final

Notre Dame vs Alabama
Alabama -6


Possible National Title Games

Alabama vs Georgia
Alabama -6

Notre Dame vs Georgia
Pick

Clemson vs Alabama
Alabama -7

Clemson vs Notre Dame
Notre Dame -1

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Florida State Preview

Clemson will wrap up ACC play with a visit from Florida State. The Seminoles come in to Death Valley after surviving at home with Syracuse.



Clemson won last years matchup in Tallahassee 37-34



A look at Florida State.

Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher

The key to the FSU offense is running back Cam Akers. The Freshman ran for 199 yards last week against Syracuse and scored a couple of touchdowns. Akers also has rushed for 100 yards or more in 3 of the last 5 games. James Blackman will be under center for FSU and is doing his best to fill in for an injured Deondre Francois. Blackman has thrown for 1285 yards on the season with 8 TD's and 7 picks. The FSU offense is averaging about 15 points a game in the last 3 road games including a 35-3 beatdown at Boston College. The Seminole rush defense is mediocre at 54th in the country.

Interesting trends if you are a betting man.

FSU is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games at Clemson.
FSU is 0-6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
FSU is 0-5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
Clemson opens up as a 17.5 point favorite.


Florida Gators Preview

The Gamecocks will welcome in Florida this weekend to wrap up SEC play. Here is a look at the Gators loss last week to Mizzou.

http://www.secsports.com/video/21292392


A look at Florida.

Head Coach: Randy Shannon <interim>
The Gators hold a 26-8-3 edge in the series. They also have a 2 game winning streak. They won last season in the swamp 20-7. Check out that game below.




Florida comes in after an emberrassing loss to Mizzou last weekend. The Gators were outgained 455-349 yards and gave up 26 first downs while picking up just 17.
The Gators are just 105th in the FBS in passing offense with 177 yards per game through the air and 68th in rushing with 161.1 yards per contest. Florida is 117th in the nation in scoring offense as they average 20.6 points per contest and 77th in scoring defense as they allow 28.4 points a game.
The names to look out for on the Gators ground attack are Malik Davis who leads the Gators with 79 carries for 526 yards plus two scores. Lamical Perine is the second back in the system with 98 carries for 431 yards plus a team leading six scores.

Interesting trends if you are a betting man.
TheGators are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games in November.
The Gators are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
TheGators are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
South Carolina opened up as a 9 point favorite.


Monday, November 6, 2017

SEC Football Schedule for Next Week

The SEC released its football schedule for next week. The gamecocks will play at 4pm against Wofford.


  • Mississippi State at Arkansas, Noon ET/11 am CT on CBS OR 7 pm ET/6 pm CT on ESPN or ESPN 2*
  • Texas A&M at Ole Miss, Noon ET/11 am CT on CBS OR 7 pm ET/6 pm CT on ESPN or ESPN 2*
  • UL-Monroe at Auburn, Noon ET/11 am CT on ESPN2
  • Mercer at Alabama, Noon ET/11 am CT on SEC Network
  • Kentucky at Georgia, 3:30 pm ET/2:30 pm CT on CBS
  • UAB at Florida, 4 pm ET/3 pm CT on SEC Network
  • Wofford at South Carolina, 4 pm ET/3 pm CT on SEC Network Alternate
  • LSU at Tennessee, 7 pm ET/6 pm CT on ESPN or ESPN2
  • Missouri at Vanderbilt, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT on SEC Network

ACC Football Schedule for Next Week

The ACC released game times for next week. Clemson will have an early start with The Citadel.

Saturday, Nov. 18 

Virginia at Miami, noon, ABC or ESPN – network designation after the games of Nov. 11 

Delaware State at Florida State, noon, RSN 

The Citadel at Clemson, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network – split window 

Pitt at Virginia Tech, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network – split window 

Western Carolina at North Carolina, 3 p.m., ACC Network Extra 

Syracuse at Louisville, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2 or ESPNU – network designation after the games of Nov. 11 

Georgia Tech at Duke, 3:30 p.m., RSN 

Wake Forest at NC State, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Early Lines Favor the Gamecocks and Tigers

South Carolina and Clemson wrap up conference play this weekend at home.

The gamecocks SEC finale is with the Florida Gators. The opening line has the gamecocks as a 9 
point favorite over the Gators. Clemson is all but assured a spot in the ACC Championship after a win over NC State. The tigers are a heavy favorite over Florida State with the opening line at 17.5.

The Gamecocks and Gators kick off at noon on Saturday.
Clemson and FSU will tangle at 3:30.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

NC State Fans are Not Happy

When you go 0 for 2 against the Palmetto State it can make a fan base testy.

Wolfpack fans are not happy after tonight’s loss to Clemson.

https://twitter.com/billyweaver14/status/926992207600586753

The fans were true sports and even spit on the referees.


I am sure Jim Valvano would not be happy with the fanbase.


LSU vs Alabama: When Hurdling Goes Wrong


There seems to be a trend in football of guys trying to hurdle defenders. Maybe this trend will come to a crashing halt after everyone sees what happens to this LSU player who tried to hurdle an Alabama defender.



Florida is Now Clowning It's Own Football Team!

The South Carolina Gamecocks will welcome in Florida next weekend. This is not your grandpa's Florida Gators. Suspensions and losing a coach mid season has hampered the gators this season. A new low today though as they are getting hammered by SEC bottom feeder Mizzou. It is so bad that it appears the official UF  twitter feed is giving up.


Mizzou has had a tough season. They did get in on the fun.


You know you are not where you need to be as a program if this is happening on the twitter feed.

Catch our show tomorrow night at 10:30.

Rob S.


High School Scores From Last Night

CAROLINA FOREST34LEXINGTON21
CONWAY34WANDO10
DORMAN42WOODMONT7
DUTCH FORK77STRATFORD20
FORT DORCHESTER49SOCASTEE15
GAFFNEY33EASLEY14
GREENWOOD35NATION FORD14
HILLCREST40FORT MILL14
MAULDIN27ROCK HILL7
NORTHWESTERN58LAURENS7
SPARTANBURG31WESTSIDE17
SPRING VALLEY28WEST ASHLEY0
SUMMERVILLE29IRMO7
SUMTER35WHITE KNOLL7
TL HANNA57BYRNES7
WEST FLORENCE42ASHLEY RIDGE35

4A Bracket

BELTON-HONEA PATH24UNION COUNTY21
BERKELEY21MARLBORO COUNTY7
CANE BAY42WILSON25
CRESTWOOD28CHAPIN14
EASTSIDE45WREN23
GREENVILLE64BLUE RIDGE18
GREER42DANIEL7
HARTSVILLE45ORANGEBURG-WILKINSON6
LOWER RICHLAND38DARLINGTON6
LUGOFF-ELGIN38DREHER21
MYRTLE BEACH48BEAUFORT7
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH59COLLETON COUNTY36
SOUTH AIKEN47RIDGE VIEW28
SOUTH POINTE67MIDLAND VALLEY14
WESTWOOD23NORTH AUGUSTA13
YORK55AIRPORT14

3A Bracket

BISHOP ENGLAND32BATTERY CREEK26
BLUFFTON22HANAHAN21
BROOKLAND-CAYCE53LORIS22
BROOME31WALHALLA24
CHAPMAN57CRESCENT13
CHESTER61POWDERSVILLE28
DILLON35STROM THURMOND7
EMERALD48INDIAN LAND23
FAIRFIELD CENTRAL29SOUTHSIDE22
GEORGETOWN29SWANSEA0
GILBERT53AYNOR16
NEWBERRY38PENDLETON34
PALMETTO19CAMDEN7
SENECA18CLINTON14
TIMBERLAND12MAY RIVER10
WADE HAMPTON23MANNING18

2A Bracket

ABBEVILLE42ST. JOSEPH’S6
ANDREWS48GARRETT0
BAMBERG-EHRHARDT20KINGSTREE0
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE41MULLINS18
BLACKSBURG24LIBERTY17
CARVERS BAY48CALHOUN COUNTY12
CHERAW28GRAY COLLEGIATE18
CHESTERFIELD34FOX CREEK23
LATTA43NORTH CHARLESTON12
LEE CENTRAL42KEENAN16
NINETY SIX56CHRIST CHURCH36
SALUDA24CENTRAL21
SOUTHSIDE CHRISTIAN50CHESNEE0
WHALE BRANCH30BUFORD27
WOODLAND27SILVER BLUFF0

1A Bracket

CROSS26EAST CLARENDON10
DIXIE38BLACKVILLE-HILDA12
GREEN SEA-FLOYDS20SCOTT’S BRANCH18
HANNAH-PAMPLICO57MILITARY MAGNET22
HUNTER-KINARD-TYER50WHITMIRE10
LEWISVILLE31WAGENER-SALLEY2
ST. JOHN’S46BETHUNE-BOWMAN12
TIMMONSVILLE64DENMARK-OLAR8

SCISA Brackets

BEAUFORT ACADEMY40HOLLY HILL ACADEMY6
CAROLINA ACADEMY41DORCHESTER ACADEMY6
CLARENDON HALL29RICHARD WINN28
DILLON CHRISTIAN35JOHN PAUL II0
FIRST BAPTIST52SPARTANBURG CHRISTIAN0
FLORENCE CHRISTIAN24ST. ANDREWS22
LAURENCE MANNING20WILSON HALL14
NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN60FAITH CHRISTIAN52
PATRICK HENRY60WW KING48
PEE DEE49COLLETON PREP20
PORTER GAUD20PINEWOOD PREP7
ROBERT E. LEE42HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN7
THOMAS HEWYARD20CHRISTIAN ACADEMY14
TRINITY-BYRNES41NORTHWOOD ACADEMY10
WARDLAW80CATHEDERAL ACADEMY12

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