Yep, found out about this a bit late. Seems Dr B. and FigureFour -the founders of Clemson website Shakinthesouthland-- have quit the website. The website is still out there, "under new management," but the original guys and their much-loved comments and game-film analysis are gone. This caused the usual bouts of gloom and doom in the comments, followed by the inevitable "start our own damn website!" lobby. They dutifully did it and the result is...well, let's be honest. It's basically what this website was many years ago when Chili and Willy Mac shut down Block-C. Lots of people high-fiving and chest bumping at first and now...now there is only myself and "thedabokoolaid" and he pops up only when he gets out of jail on work-release.
Blogging is tough and I have the utmost respect for the STS guys for doing it as long and as frequently as they did. I would think SBNation made thousands of dollars a month off STS, while DocB has stated that he made enough each month only to pay a cable bill. Lots of rumors swirling around the blogosphere of lawsuits, of Clemson's AD being involved with SBNation putting pressure on DocB...weird stuff, really. Given the players involved, I'm surprised that there isn't talk of perennial STS boogey-man Joey Batson being behind it all. Maybe it was the training table lobby! Those SOBs play dirty.
Regardless, it's sad to see the founders of STS leave. Did they ever explain why they named it after the motto of the Clemson Marching Band? Will they start their own website? Who knows. I wish everyone the best. If anyone can pull it off, guys, it's you.