In a move that many will consider long overdue, the word “Clemsoning” has now gone viral on the popular website Urban Dictionary.
If you follow college football, you can probably already guess the definition: “The act of delivering an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Entered last fall by the website Solid Verbal, the definition has gone viral this week after being tweeted by Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini also has the, uh, honor of being listed on the site.
The above definition pretty much sums up Clemson football over the last decade, as the Tigers are routinely ranked very highly in the Preseason Top 25 only to disappoint in the fall. And when Clemson finally broke through for the school’s first BCS bowl last season, the Tigers “Clemsoned” all over themselves in a 70-33 loss to West Virginia in the Orange Bowl.
It would be only fitting that this GIF be added next to the definition:
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