Law Office of Craig Wilkerson - November 2019

The History of the Palmetto Bowl

A Tradition Is Born

It might seem strange that November —whenmillions of Americans gather around the dinner table to show gratitude through lavish Thanksgiving feasts — has recently been dubbed Good Nutrition Month. But it’s true; now is the time to pay extra attention to the nutrients your body needs to maintain its healthy state through the new year. While mindful eating is a habit families know they should practice year- round, once the holiday season kicks into full gear, it becomes much easier to overlook. With colder weather keeping you inside, the cravings for heartier meals and delicious baked goods leave parents struggling to encourage their picky eaters to consume anything nutritious. If you’re finding it more difficult than usual to convince your child to eat their greens, here are some tips to keep in mind! Let Them Help. If your child has grown out of the toddler stage and is still resistant to eating their vegetables, child psychologists say you should have them help with the cooking process. The excitement and anticipation that comes with getting to prepare the vegetables can encourage kids to try a couple bites during dinnertime. 1. It’s a custom as old as time — well, as old as the radio, that is, whose patent application was submitted the same year that Clemson played the University of South Carolina for the very first time in 1896. Setting the stage for a historic in-state athletic showdown, the rivalry is the longest uninterrupted rivalry series in the South and the second longest continuous rivalry in Division 1 football. Since that first game when South Carolina took the win, the Clemson Tigers have taken on the South Carolina Gamecocks each year in an event that’s come to be officially known as the Palmetto Bowl. Game Day Thursday For many years, the game between the Tigers and the Gamecocks took place on a Thursday, coinciding with the South Carolina State Fair at the time. In 1959, both teams wanted to play on weekends and later in the season, so game day moved to a Saturday. It has been that way since, with the two teams alternating as hosts each year. Double Trouble Cary Cox is the only player to serve as captain for both the Tigers and the Gamecocks, albeit unwillingly. He started at Clemson in 1942, but an assignment through the Navy College Training Program forced him to switch schools and play for South Carolina. Despite Cox’s reluctance to play against his former team, he led the Gamecocks to a 33-6 victory. Unfortunately, hiswinning streak didn’t last when he eventually returned

to Clemson in 1947. Even with Cox at the helm of his original team, the game against South Carolina was a losing one for the Tigers that year.

Coming into the 2019 season, Clemson has won the bowl the last five years, matching South Carolina’s five-year winning streak from 2009–13. Clemson also won their third national championship in school history last year, coming off of a perfect 15-0 season. As for who will take the bowl on Nov. 30, well, we’ll have to watch to find out.

Get Ready for Good Nutrition in November! 3 Tips to Get Your Picky Eaters to Eat the Veggies Their Bodies Need

2. Cheese It Up! Cheese can undoubtedly make veggies more appealing for your little ones. When making their favorite mac ‘n’ cheese dish, consider adding broccoli and peas to the sauce. The cheese will mask most of the veggie flavor, and your kids won’t care as much! Another option for really picky eaters is to purée vegetables, like sweet potatoes, into the cheese sauce. The bright orange color will mask the inclusion, ensuring your little one gets a good share of fiber-rich nutrients while being none the wiser. Get ‘Beefy’ With Your Veggies. If your kids are fans of meat-based pasta sauces, meatballs, or sloppy Joes, you can substitute some of the ground beef with finely chopped mushrooms. Since the meaty texture of the tasty fungi is similar to ground beef, it’ll be hard for kids to notice the difference. Riced cauliflower can also be mistaken for tender ground beef when cooked in darker sauces and gravies. While it can be frustrating to negotiate with a picky eater, especially during the holidays, don’t lose hope. Try out these three tasty tips and observe Good Nutrition Month with a little more ease. 3.


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