FIESTA BOWL FRENZY: Clemson fans spotted heading to College Football Playoff from GSP


GREER, S.C. (WSPA) – Clemson fans are making their way to Phoenix for the College Football Playoff, and many were spotted traveling from Greenville- Spartanburg International Airport on Friday.

Clemson super fan “The Hat” was featured in a GSP Facebook post.

The first pin on the hat was reportedly added the last time Clemson Football played in the Fiesta Bowl. He has added a new pin for every Clemson playoff game.

The College Football Playoff semifinal bowl games take place in Phoenix and Atlanta this Saturday.

Not everyone at the airport was catching a flight to the Fiesta Bowl, but that didn’t stop fans from supporting their favorite team. 

“Are you going to be watching the game tomorrow?” Asked 7News Reporter Stefany Bornman. 

“Oh yeah, headed to Chicago to watch the game with family and friends,” said Tyler Bonnet. 

GSP wasn’t the only spot in town bleeding orange and purple. In Greenville, Mr. Knickerbocker was slammed on Friday as people stocked up on gear ahead of gameday. 

One couple was shopping for what maybe Clemson’s youngest fan. 

“How old is Tucker?” Asked 7News Reporter Stefany Bornman. 

“About 2 weeks, a little over 2 weeks,” said Chase Garrett. 

Tucker wasn’t even born when Clemson ended its regular season with a win against the University of South Carolina, but he’s already been dubbed a good luck charm. 

“Hopefully a blowout, but we will take a win. Any kind of win,” said Garrett. 

Outside of Mr. Knickerbocker 7News caught up with Jenny Johnson and her sweet ride. 

“Go Tigers is usually what I get when I’m stopped at red lights and stuff,” she said. 

If Johnson’s Mini Cooper doesn’t scream school spirit, maybe her copilot “Lowry” will convince you this fan is a Tiger through and through. 

“Civil Engineering was Lowry Hall where I spent all time my at school,” Johnson told 7News. 

Mr. Knickbocker did print shirts for the Fiesta Bowl, but they were completely sold out by Friday afternoon. 

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