Sunday, November 12, 2006

It was F'n Cold!

Last night was the first time that I was able to sit in the upper deck for an LSU home game. Actually, it was pretty cool. It's amazing how one can see plays develop from the line of scrimmage. When Williams rushed for his touchdown, I could see the lane before he hit the line. But DAMN it was cold! The wind kicked my ass all game long.

I was concerned the whole game about our defensive backfield. It seemed to me that they were out of position more than normal last night. They did come up with big turnovers when they needed them. Good Job guys.

I have to tell y'all about a little pre-game amusement while we were heading to the stadium. Let me preface this story by letting you know that we were with some friends that traveled from out of state to see the game. They are Crimson Tide fans. We were walking past Tureaud (sic) Hall when some chick decided to yell, "Bama Sucks!" Now let me tell you, these guys we were with are good natured fellas that were extremely good sports all day with the "Tiger Bait!" thing. Well, anyway, this chick decided to take this a little farther. She yelled the previously mentioned "Bama Sucks!" Well, she wasn't ready for the "Well yeah but I see that you swallow!" reply from one of my out of town friends. I knew that she was pissed, but I thought that would be the end of it. We had walked all the way to the design building and she finally caught up to us. She started screaming and hollering that what my friend said insulted her. Next, some dude came from behind us and screamed that she deserved an apology. At this precise moment, the chick noticed that an LSU fan was holding one side of our ice-chest. I could see the wheels turning in her head. She couldn't grasp the concept of Bama fan and LSU fan hanging out and drinking with one another. She was dumbfounded! Of course this is an understatement, but I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt because of her inebriated state. She stuttered something incoherent and said, "We're cool" and just left.

Just an observation here, the vast majority of the Tiger Fans we encountered Saturday were great and had a great time. However, scenes like this are just too amusing to pass up. That girl ought to have a sign.

It is amazing how pissed Bama Fan is at their coach. I was sitting in the upper deck surrounded by Bama's faithful. They are crawling all over Shula about their team's performance. I tell you that the majority of them were screaming bloody hell at Shula and his running back Darby. They are sick. I also found out that many Bama fans sold their LSU tickets after the loss to Miss. State. Man, they were HARSH!

Anyway, did I mention that it was F'n COLD!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Happy to be Wrong

Boy, am I happy that my gut feeling was wrong about Saturday! But the 2nd half was like a roller coaster ride. The ending was a happy one though. After about 5 beers in the 2nd half alone, I was feeling a rather nice buzz. It just got better when the Tigers scored with 9 seconds left in the game.

I was kind of bummed that 'Bama lost to State. I was hoping they would win convincingly, so that the game Saturday would be more significant. I do have tickets and will probably be the only fan in a yellow shirt in the middle of all those 'Bama faithful. Thanks Jeff for the tickets, by the way.

By gametime, my Crown Royal Special Reserve bottle will be very empty and I will be feeling little or no pain. I can't act up too much because my better half will be attending the game with me. I hope to see all of y'all on campus Saturday. If anyone has any interesting tailgating options on Saturday, please let me know. I would really like to meet anyone who follows the Tigers and raise a toast to fellow Tiger Fans!

See everyone on Saturday!

Friday, November 03, 2006

It's Saturday in Vol Country

I don't know what to think about Saturday's game against the Vols. My gut tells me that the same team that showed up at Auburn and Florida is probably the one that will show up in Tenn. My heart wants the Tigers to show the rest of the nation what they are truly capable of. You see, I'm torn.

I am having a difficult time with the idea that LSU's best win happens to be against ULL. WTF? After Saturday, LSU could turn out to be the most under-achieving an overrated team in the country. The lackluster offensive production in the last two road games is enough to give the most rabid Tiger fan pause. Will they kick it into high gear, or will the same team that dropped the two previous CBS games show up? I truly don't know. I hope after I return from the little Purple Tiger's soccer games Saturday, that I will be pleasantly surprised. I couldn't think of a better way to finish this crappy week, than with a quality win in Tennessee.

If Les Miles ever wants to catch a break in Baton Rouge, then he had better have his team ready to play in front of 100,000 Rocky Tops Saturday. I have been trying to give the man the benefit of the doubt this season, but he makes it extremely hard to feel good about the coaching this season.

Memo to Les: At this point your team has nothing to lose and everything to prove. Have the tigers ready to play and get your in-game adjustments right on Saturday or you'll see some very ugly things down the pike. After 'Little Nicky,' Tiger fans are not as forgiving for failure. We have come a long way since DiNardo. We do not, I repeat DO NOT want to go back to the days of Hallman and DiNardo. I personally like to be in the top ten every season. I don't want to go to future LSU games and see the stadium 3/4 full. I want 92,000 screaming fans in the stadium every Saturday. This will not happen if the Tigers continue to 'lay eggs' against quality teams.

Now that's off my chest; GEAUX TIGERS!