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Movin’ On

Posted by cuorange on March 1, 2010

For those of you that follow this blog it’s time to let you know that we are moving on.  We’ve set up shop at Seldom Used Reserve and will be posting over there from now on, so please join me/us.

You can follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/seldomusedrsrv

I believe the new format is an improvement as is the blogs address.  We’ll still give you the same take on Clemson and other teams, just in a different location, so please bookmark it, stick it in your favorites or add our RSS Feed.  For instance here is our latest update on the College Basketball Contenders – and it makes me want to puke.

As always – if you have any ideas or comments please do not hesitate to let me know – MartyC@seldomusedreserve.com.

Thanks for following us!

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Coach makes blindfolded half-court shot

Posted by cuorange on January 27, 2010

He punked the punkers.  It was supposed to be a practical joke.  They promised him tickets to the NCAA championship game.  When he missed they were supposed to cheer like he made the shot.  They blindfolded him.  They twirled him in circles.  Told him to shoot….and he hit nothing but net.

Even more amazing is that a reporter telling the story threw one backwards over his head from half court…and…nothing but net.

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Designs by Eargle

Posted by cuorange on August 28, 2009

You may have noticed the creative designs I sometimes use when posting articles. These are not my designs, they are done by Clemson graduate Adam Eargle, a professional graphic designer.

Purple Square Heisman

Adam has done outstanding work for me on everything from email marketing campaigns, to the “cuorange exclusive” print, to business card design. Each of the graphic designs within this post was done by Adam.

I post this not as an “ad” as Adam did not ask for this post nor did he pay anything for the upwards of 20 hits that will be generated, but as a satisfied and grateful recipient of his skill and generosity with his time.

Purple Heisman

I’ve also enlisted Adam to assist in the design of the next CUTigers.com Texas Bash T-Shirt for our Carolina Viewing Party.

Adam offers more than just stickers and magnets. You can click on any of the designs within this post to go directly to Adam’s online store and see all of the products he offers or you can find it all here.

If you have a need for graphic design services you can contact Adam directly at adam.eargle@gmail.com.

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12 minutes of your life

Posted by cuorange on July 15, 2009

Please take 12 minutes out of your life to watch the video below.  It is terribly sad and gut wrentching, yet at the same time heart warming.  It’s nice to know that some people still care.

This is the last ride of an American hero to his home town. Watch and consider and reflect what an incredible privilege that you are able to be part of it.
 
Killed in action the week before, the body of Sgt. First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Georgia, just south of Atlanta, on June 11, 2009.
 
The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough, Georgia. A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time. Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor and no longer honors sacrifice of the military.
Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice. Georgia remains one of those graceful places.

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Coming Soon

Posted by cuorange on June 26, 2009

The College World Series has come to an end and the two month summer dead period for college sports is in its early stages.  Typically that means fewer posts due to a corresponding decrease in activity (games!).
 
So what’s in store for the faithful readers of cuorange?  We’ve got several annual features and some new features in store for the near future.
 
1.      Our annual “Talent Level” survey for all ACC teams and select teams across the country that will give our readers an idea of the talent level of two deep rosters and gives the average fan an opportunity to see how their team and coaches are performing.  This also allows fans to see through the hype of “we have more talent than anyone” fallacy that permeates team specific web sites.
2.      A statistical look across 12 important areas and how certain of these statistics closely relate to winning championships and how others that are typically trumpeted as important are not in actuality.  We’ll track these through the year to give our readers a fact based look at whether their team is a contender or pretender.
3.      Our annual preseason poll (see sidebar to the right) where readers choose their choice for the BCS title.
4.      Final thoughts on college baseball.
5.      Have an idea?  Let me know what you want to see and read – I can’t promise I’ll do it all, but if the subject interest me and I have the time, I’ll do my best.

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CUOrange on target again

Posted by cuorange on May 24, 2009

Once again our unmatched prognostication skills are on display.  A few days back we picked Virginia to win the ACC Tournament.  Not to toot our own horn, but toot toot.

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Welcome…

Posted by cuorange on May 1, 2009

to the new and improved cuorange blog! Our staff of hundreds will be bringing you the same cutting edge content as before, but with new and improved tools. So be sure to bookmark this page and pass it on to friends who may be interested in our content.

This host allows us to quickly add video and improves the appearance and functionality of the site.

Where’s all the old stuff? Right here. We’ll refer to it frequently as we move forward with the new site.

As always, we welcome your observations, comments and suggestions.

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