Clemson Football: It’s just weird to not have UofSC Thanksgiving weekend

It’s just weird for Clemson football not to be playing South Carolina this weekend

There have been plenty of weird occurrences to take place over the course of the 2020 Clemson football season.

From the delay to start the season to players missing games due to positive tests to games being canceled by the handfuls to Florida State canceling a game with the Tigers just hours before kickoff to limited capacity for fans and much.

But, perhaps, the weirdest part of this Clemson football season is the fact that we are about to celebrate Thanksgiving and there won’t be an annual rivalry game waiting for us just a couple of days after the fact.

Say what you want to about South Carolina, but not having the Gamecocks on the schedule is just plain weird.

Clemson football fans and Gamecock fans alike (mostly) want the rivalry game to be played

It’s understandable that a large contingent of South Carolina fans wouldn’t want the game to be played. After all, they would probably be something like 35-point underdogs to the Tigers.

But not having the annual rivalry game and all the buzz leading up to the weekend is just not right.

It’s been a tradition for as long as I can remember to enjoy Thanksgiving, take part in the Black Friday festivities and then gear up for a full ‘rivalry Saturday,’ most notably the Clemson-South Carolina game.

This year, that’s not going to happen.

We already knew the game wasn’t going to be played, but the reality is starting to set in.

The good news? We still have Clemson football this weekend. The Tigers will play the Pitt Panthers and celebrate Senior Day, but there’s no doubt it’s going to be different, It’s going to be strange, and it certainly makes you long for the olden days when things were much less complicated and we were counting streaks.