It looks like Clemson coach Dabo Swinney needs to brush up on his Spanish and history. During his weekly news conference Swinney was talking about “Senior Day” and how special it is for the players. He said he would never forget his final game at Alabama. According to Swinney, his last game in Tuscaloosa was against USC and Bama “wore them suckers out” that day.
AUDIO: Swinney on his “final” game (:32)
Well, Swinney is right about one thing. Alabama did wear out USC (48-7) that year. The only problem is that it was on October 3rd and it wasn’t Senior Day or the team’s final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium that year.
Swinney also said his was renaming running back C.J. Spiller “C.J. dos ocho” Spiller in order to get him more attention for post season awards.
AUDIO: Swinney reveals Spiller’s new name (:28)
Obviously Swinney was going the Chad Johnson (now Ocho Cinco) route. Problem is that 28 in Spanish is actually pronounced ventiocho.
In Swinney’s defense Johnson’s new name is wrong too. He wears 85 and that number is Spanish is ochenta y cinco. Nice work, Chad, you changed your name to something that makes no sense. But you are having a decent season on my fantast football team so I will forgive you.
As for Dabo, maybe he was a French major. And as for forgetting his real Senior Day, well, I am not sure that was a mistake. Perhaps he just couldn’t pass on the chance to take a shot at rival USC a few weeks before the tow teams meet in Columbia.
Ok, that will conclude today’s history and Spanish lesson. Class dismissed.