clemson’s $2 bills can’t buy a win

Oh yeah. I forgot to blog about Clemson’s loss last weekend to Boston College. I didn’t see the game. I was on a plane for the entire game. We lost to them again. In double-overtime. Again.


But you wanna know what’s cool about it? Clemson fans travel to the games so well that our presence is always noticed…because of Clemson’s $2 bill tradition.

From the Boston Herald:

Clemson University fans in town last weekend for the football showdown with Boston College flooded local stores, restaurants and hotels with $2 bills stamped with the Clemson Tigers’ tell-tale orange paw prints. […] Patrick Moscaritolo, head of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau […] estimates Clemson fans pumped more than $1.5 million into Boston’s economy. “Oh my God, they were all over the city,” Moscaritolo said. “Clemson pretty clearly demonstrates their reputation. They are a team that travels well.”

Moral of the story? If you can’t beat’em, show’em you came.

We shoulda beat those jokers.

Up next: FSU on ESPN Sat Nite.

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  • Defacement of currency is a violation of Title 18, Section 333 of the United States Code. And this would definitely qualify as defacing…I mean who wants to see Clemson paws all over their money? 🙂

  • rob

    Jill, according to the BostonGlobe: “It is illegal to deface U.S. currency to the point it can no longer be used, but creative messages and essentially harmless messages like the Clemson paw prints are largely ignored by authorities. ”

    BTW, I’m with you though. Truth be told, I don’t like the paws on there. I think the point is still made by the fact they are $2 bills.