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1. The act of failing miserably on a grand athletic stage, or when the stakes are high. 2. Record-setting failure, usually reserved for college football.
There was an epic example of clemsoning when Clemson hosted Florida State in a highly anticipated football game on October 19, 2013. Clemson was ranked 3rd, while Florida State was ranked 5th. Florida State won the game 51 - 14. Clemson set a NCAA record for margin of defeat by a home team ranked #3 or higher. The 51 points scored by Florida State is the most points ever allowed by a Clemson opponent on Clemson's home field. Most of the home team fans could not take the clemsoning any longer and left the game mid way through the third quarter.
by Titleist2001 October 20, 2013
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Adj. Something that is expected to have a long lifespan by virtue of having existed for a long time, based on the lindy effect, named for the New York restaurant Lindy's, coined by Albert Goldman and popularized by Nassim Taleb.
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The act of delivering an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.
Oklahoma State's overtime loss to an unranked Iowa State was a full-blown Clemsoning.
by solidverbal November 21, 2011
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(verb) 1. When you are widely favored to succeed and instead crash & burn. 2. Failing miserably and/or by a wide margin 3. Horribly embarrassing yourself in front of loved ones and strangers alike. 4. Having multiple records broken against you in front of a large audience.
1. When Google Plus launched it took a real Clemsoning. 2. When the hare raced the tortoise he really got Clemsoned. 3. When Snooki's parents decided not to have that abortion, they really pulled a Clemson.
by 5Speed January 10, 2012
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In college football, beating two top-ten ranked SEC teams in a row or beating multiple ranked SEC teams in a season.
I can't believe how the ACC is Clemsoning the SEC this year.
by JessePalmerDoucheBag September 20, 2013
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The act of fingering another man's butthole, without consent. Typically occurs within the confines of a gridiron football game, but is not necessarily limited to that context.
The opposing fan base was outraged after someone posted footage of a player Clemsoning one of our guys.
by Treemange January 05, 2017
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Rising to the occasion in kingly fashion to attain victory at the highest level, performed with grace, honor and class. Often, but not always associated with being the underdog or recipient of harsh criticism from cynics or skeptics.
Rocky Balboa's defeat of Ivan Drago was a true Clemsoning in its finest.
by KRUTON_CC January 13, 2017
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