It’s football season.
Last season did not go very well for Carolina, but this season was supposed to be different.
The offense has a new, highly anticipated running back from the Upstate who was Mr. Football in high school. The first game was scheduled away from home against a beatable North Carolina-based state university that plays in the ACC. The defense has talent. New uniforms. The opener is nationally televised on ESPN on the Saturday before Labor Day. But the win slips through our fingers, and the Gamecocks start the season 0-1 and leave their fans searching for answers. Looking down the schedule, the harder games are still to come.
And, a hurricane is threatening the coast of both Carolinas.
Think I am talking about 2019?
I’m talking about 1999.