Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Streak: The First Time, Out Of The Last 55 Times, That Clemson Lost A Basketball Game In Chapel Hill...


Peace Officer Earp
…Wyatt Earp was still alive...


Well sort of...


Yesterday, we ran this little piece which is a rift of a feature we used to run called “The Last Time Duke Won A Conference Football Game On The Road…”, and we realized we have made an error with the Clemson/UNC variation of this theme.


It isn’t that Clemson hasn’t won in Chapel Hill since 1926, it’s more like the Tigers have NEVER won a game in Chapel Hill. Seriously, Since the time the teams started playing each other, North Carolina has never lost a home game to Clemson.  Is that even possible?


Well…yes.


Hey Tiger Nation, don’t feel to bad.  In 2003, Brown ended their then record streak of road losses to Princeton at 52 games. At the time, Clemson was toiling with 48 losses and no one believed that streak could continue and yet it improbably has.


So…that said.  We amend the headline.


The First Time, Out Of The Last 55 Times, That Clemson Lost A Basketball Game In Chapel Hill...


…Wyatt Earp was still alive.

Earp was an American “peace officer” in various Western frontier towns, a farmer, teamster, buffalo hunter, gambler, saloon-keeper, miner and boxing referee. He is, of course, best known for his participation in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, along with Doc Holliday, and two of his brothers, Virgil and Morgan.


Due to a “creative” biography written by Stuart Lake that made Earp famous, he has been the subject of various movies, TV shows, biographies and works of fiction.
Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848.


He died in January 1929 almost three years after the now 55-0 streak began. 

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