Facilities Thread

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  1. tigergrad00

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    Those are some very unflattering pictures of the players lounge. You'd think he would take better pictures that actually represent the awesomeness
     
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    College me would absolutely attempt #10, and probably be injured very badly.
     
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  4. Dirty Ears Bill

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    First thing I thought of when I read that weight limit.
     
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  5. 19B

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    A jelly doughnut?
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    Guys, look...I hate to be the one to shit on the party here, but somebody has to say it. How are we going to keep up with USC now that all of that SEC money is flowing in? They're going to do laps around us. They told me so.
     
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  6. 19B

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    Shit. College me wouldn't even make it to Rule #1; probably couldn't read it through the haze of alcohol and drugs. Which I'm pretty sure means #2-10 don't apply.
     
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  7. OrangeONeill

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    I really like that the felt the "no high heels" rule was required. It really is going to be a playground.
     
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    If you could get all the coaches out of town, a couple hundred kegs, and a water hose to the top of that slide you could throw a helluva party.
     
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  9. tigerpawtattoo

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    ...thinking bout Tiger stuff
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    Dabo should rent that thing out for birthday parties. :dabs:
     
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  10. RIP Tiger Tails

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    Imagine having a formal there :obamawipe:
     
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  11. 19B

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    Dibs on nap room.
     
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  12. J_E

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    God Bless Dabo

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    I would have drunken public sex everywhere in that building if I were to be at a formal there.
     
  13. Aitch

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    Because Of #4; I would absolutely ride a skateboard down the slide. It would be a morale imperative.
     
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  14. Dirty Ears Bill

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    Yep. As soon as I saw the players lounge I started thinking about how fun it'd be to sneak beer in there. Throw in the pools and a slide? :gatsby:
     
  15. Shinedou

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    Ruh roh
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  16. mbnativeson

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    They are redoing the tennis center as well. The plan was to add some walking path Berns between Riggs and the tennis center. That will be welcomed addition for post football traffic heading downtown.

    They have also spent several hundred grand in littlejohn making small changes or alterations to the practice areas and some fan areas. We may spend every dollar but Clemson isn't falling behind in facilities while Neff and DRad have the keys.
     
  17. Billdozer

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  18. mooser3586

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    You guys make the shortlist?
     
  19. orangeonmymind

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    Yeah, you know who else?
     
  20. mooser3586

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    Haven't heard any other names
     
  21. clemsontyger04

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  22. Doc Louis

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    Kayak...
     
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  24. Tony Perkis

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    Wait, what? Did he find out his ex wife was banging an ex Clemson player too or what? There's no reason for him to be that salty
     
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    Sorry if it's already been posted somewhere in here but what is the story behind the guy the building is named after? Just a big swinging dick that dropped a lot of cash?
     
  26. Tony Perkis

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    Someone said he owned a bunch of car dealerships but recently passed away.
     
  27. Billdozer

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    Whenever feasible, one should try to eat the rude.
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    Dude can provoke some feels when he speaks...

     
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    This isnt even coming from watching the above video, but all the things Dabo said about the facility, his commitment to Clemson outside of football, as well how his family feels here; I just feel like he isnt leaving anytime soon, even if Bama came calling. This is now home to him and his family. That family loves this place, its genuine, and it starts at the top.

    It would take a change in direction from the school altogether to see him leave IMHO
     
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    Even if Bama came knocking, only an idiot would step into Saban's shoes right after he leaves. I would be worried about him leaving 2-4 years after Saban's replacement is hired.
     
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    Cocks think Muschamp might get a call from Bama when Nick leaves
     
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  33. Billdozer

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    Take a tour of Clemson's ridiculously cool new facility
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    CLEMSON, S.C. -- For months, Clemson's coaches have been outfitting recruits in hardhats and walking them through the framework of the program's future. Now, that future is all but open for business.

    The Tigers showcased their new football complex for media on Jan. 31, and it's a doozy.

    The coaches have moved in, and 99 percent of the construction is complete, according to Thad Turnipseed, the school's director of recruiting and external affairs. Some of the details are still in progress, however. The equipment is being assembled in the weight room, boxes are still being unpacked and, as Turnipseed said, the graphics around the building are only about 75 percent done, thanks to some late changes due to that pesky national championship Clemson just won.

    What's pretty clear, however, is that the $55 million project is a marvel, and Turnipseed said Clemson definitely "got a lot of bang for the buck."

    The 142,000 square foot facility has plenty of football perks. The coaches offices and team meeting rooms are beautifully appointed, the locker room is enormous, there's a 23,000 square foot weight room, a gleaming cafeteria with giant televisions, a hydrotherapy room and much more. No detail was overlooked.

    The hill and the slide
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    Two items that have gotten plenty of advanced attention are the two means of getting from the second to the first floor without taking the stairs.

    Inside the main lobby, visitors can get a look at the re-creation of the hill into Death Valley, while a few hundred feet away, a slide offers an even more direct route to the main floor. The slide, Turnipseed said, was coach Dabo Swinney's idea. It came to him after seeing one at the Google headquarters in the movie "The Internship."

    The barber shop
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    You might not know it by looking at some of the scraggly beards of Clemson's players, but proper grooming is a necessity. No problems there. The Tigers have a shop in the building that makes for an easy opportunity for a trim.

    The nap room
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    Getting up early to study film or go to class can leave players in need of a little extra sleep later in the day. Clemson is prepared. A "nap room" features comfortable recliners, a glowing fish tank for soothing white noise and, of course, bunk beds. No offensive linemen on the top bunks -- for safety.

    Players' lounge
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    Every player needs a break from the grind, and there are plenty of ways to relax while keeping those competitive juices flowing in the players' lounge. Shuffleboard, pingpong and pool tables are set up. Behind those, a two-person bowling lane stretches along the back wall. There's Pop-A-Shot basketball and a Pac-Man arcade for old-school games but also a brilliant golf simulation room, too.

    Outdoor village
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    The outdoor play area -- and acre-and-a-half of luxury, is the coup de grace of the facility, Turnipseed said. Two nights ago, Turnipseed and defensive coordinator Brent Venables tested out one of the fire pits and relaxed for a while. "It's the most unique part," Turnipseed said. "The players are going to love that village." There's plenty of seating and fire pits but also an outdoor movie theater, a full basketball court, a nine-hole putt-putt golf course, sand volleyball pit and -- a popular item among the players -- a whiffle ball field.

    And they're not done.

    The lobby of the building will be open for visitors, with plenty of cool items to check out, including trophies. But Turnipseed said Clemson is still working on a plaza in front of the building to celebrate this year's national championship.
     
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  34. Billdozer

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  35. Papa

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    Oh.....so close
     

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