Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Urban Legends...

In this modern day of the internet it is very easy to prove something into an urban legend. All you have to do is check out snopes.com and you will learn that Bill Gates is not sending you money for forwarding an email or that you won't be held hostage cause someone left a piece of paper on your back window. To my luck I have been trying to find out the answer to an urban legend and snopes.com is no help....

The Urban Legend I am trying to prove true or false?

Clemsongirl's Coach

I have been friends with Clemsongirl for almost a year now and I am beginning to believe that Coach is nothing but a cardboard cutout she inserts in to the Christmas Card Pic every year. I have heard of people meeting him but I have yet to have a true sighting of my own.

Here are a few examples of my "near misses" with Coach...

1. Last 4th of July...we attended the parade with her, he came to the fireworks....
2. Holiday Party....He was away at a Coaches Convention
3. Every picture is only of his INCREDIBLE abs...no face
4. The best one...last Sat we attended a baseball game with Clemsongirl and her minis. Coach was in the dugout with his players. The boys kept saying "Look Daddy's waving at us". All I saw was a man leaning over but his face was blocked by the pole of the fence. Then when she took them to the bathroom and I stayed in the stands, HE WAS IN THE BATHROOM! Of course he was...

She swears I can come ring her doorbell anytime and meet him but I am sure the moment I did, he would have just run to the store.....

Tahoe Girl

15 comments:

Melissa said...

You and Clemsongirl are hilarious!

Being that I live in the Atlanta area also (and graduated from Clemson), I shall make it my mission to get to the bottom of this legend. I'll keep you posted on my findings!

Mom on the Run said...

That's so funny--Saturday night we went to an auction fundraiser for a high school baseball team (not our school's) with some old friends that DOTR coached with when the boys were small. The wife was telling me that forever the rumor around the ballpark was that I really didn't exist and I was just a figment of DOTR's imagination, because nobody had ever seen me!

SouthernAccent said...

That's funny - sounds like the neighbor on that Tim Allen show.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

HAHA.

Someone must prove his existence!

Nessa said...

Lol, this is funny! ;) Great post!

Michelle said...

All I can say is that the cardboard cut out was good at dropping the youngest mini off at preschool last year. I know he exists...even have a face shot of him and youngest mini at "donuts for Dad" day...it is his voice that I question. He is a man of FEW words (at least away from the ball field.)

KatyShops said...

The legend is true...yes Tahoe Girl there really is a Coach. I have seen him live and in person!

Katy said...

Funny stuff! Just hilarious!!!

Mad About Plaid Girl said...

Ok, I'm not Snopes, but I've met Coach. We are trying to sell our house to move to Hotlanta and so we had the lovely Clemsongirl show us around--and we had LUNCH with them BOTH---I sat NEXT to him! He's alive..He lives!!! I promise I'm telling the truth!

Mocha Freak said...

Funny stuff MMT ... but damn it why do you have to be a funny girl ...I didn't have time for another blog but guess I'm gonna have to make it, you make me laugh, I make time. :) And I don't really mind the pics with the abs ... those are hot, and by the looks of Clemsongirl - Coach has to be smokin' to boot! :)

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

Too, too funny! Keep us up on your quest for a sighting.

Tara said...

He is real! Clemsongirl and I were roommates at Clemson the year they met. I've seen Coach in his Sunday best and uniform...no urban legend here!

ashlier said...

He is elusive, I'll admit, but I do see him regularly. Pinky swear! Just saw him Sunday picking up the minis at a bday party.

Joy said...

Ok so when she lived in TN I think I saw him home a few times well atleast the car was there. And I may have even saw him in person maybe once:)-Although on moving day he was no where in sight, which most may say makes him a smart man.

Fishy Busyness said...

I can speak from experience. He IS a man of few words. With that said, not only have a shared a few meals with him in my time, I have also had not one, not two, but SEVERAL full-on conversations with him. And he gives a damn good rehearsal dinner speech. I'm just sayin'... Your skepticism is justified (and hilarious), but unnecessary.