Monday, December 10, 2007

Work Weekend From Hell

Man, this weekend was one of the worst non-turnaround weekends in a long time. It began Thursday night and it is still going on. That is the reason for the lack of posts this week. Anyway, I have debated on which music video I wanted to post. I had two videos that I was going back and forth on. Well, I said, "Self. . . WTF? Why not post both of them?" So here ya go. . .

The first one is another song that has been around for awhile. I don't really know how many remixes have been put out to this one. It definately was a weekend favorite.

How 'bout that kooky hat. I tell you, we definately had some strange taste in fasion back then.

Here's a change of pace. . .

Ohh the video chick!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Decisions, Decisions

I know you are saying to yourself, "Does this guy ever do anything at work?" I can answer that particular question with a huge YES. Here at work we are operating at rates that are optimum and allow the process not to strain too much. This actually leads to more downtime than normal when the company decides, in all of it's collective wisdom, to push our feed rates to the edge. When the upper limit is pushed, all types of things can go wrong. (pumps failing, vaporizers fouling, leaks, corrosion etc.) The company pays us not for what we do, but for what we might have to do. Those of you who have worked with hazardous chemicals know what I mean when I say that. That being said, it makes me wonder what the hell am I doing?
I went to college and received a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. I had all of these plans to attend law school at LSU and be well on my way to being wealthy and rich. Well, the teaching bug bit me late in my career at LSU. Yes, I became an uncertified teacher after I graduated. After one year as a 'long term substitute' in the school district that I grew up in, I was offered a teaching job at a small Catholic high school in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. I can honestly tell you that the years from 95-98 teaching at Ascension Catholic High School were the most challenging yet enjoyable in my working life. Reality set in early 1998 and had to offer my resignation to the school. Finances forced me to leave a job that I liked. The entire time that I was teaching there, I never made more than $18,500 for a single year. I was not able to complete school to become a certified teacher. This forced me to leave the teaching profession, possibly forever.
This all brings me to the job that I have now. We are VERY well compensated for what we do here at the plant. I now realize that I want to do more. I don't want to work shift work for the rest of my life. Don't get me wrong, I like the people that I work with and they are immensely entertaining, but I am finding that I want something else. I do have a plan, however. The company that I work for has a tuition reimbursement program for employees. I can attend classes, and if justified, be reimbursed for the cost of the tuition and fees.
I have decided that I am going to pursue a Masters of Science in Occupational Safety Health and Environment. This degree program is extremely close to what I do now. It is, however, more manegorial in nature. (Is that actually a word? It's almost midnight round time, I can't bring myself to actually look it up.) I am excited about the opportunities this could provide for myself and my family. Not the least being that I could get off of shift work and be with my family for Christmas every year. The two years it will take to get the degree is not going to be easy, but my wife is on board and is extremely supportive of the decision.
The fact that the safety field will be short a few thousand professionals by the year 2012 doesn't hurt either.


While at work tonight, I have been visiting some other blogs out there and realized that I might need to broaden the scope of my writing. My most intense interest, of course, is LSU football. Now that I have been posting for a few months now, I think that there are other aspects of my life that might be 'blog worthy.'

You see, when I was in high school and attending college, I considered myself a good writer. I look back to some of the essays that I have written I say to myself, "How did I ever write this well?" I know that my writing is somewhat disjointed with some run-on sentences thrown in for good measure. Ever since I graduated college, I never put any serious effort into writing, but I remember how it used to be so enjoyable and extremely easy for me. How do I get that back? Where do I go? How do I start? What should I write about?

I know that I have some interesting ideas floating around inside my mind, I just don't have any clue about how to access them. Maybe some 'soul searching' is in order. I have always heard that writing is a skill that dulls with disuse. Maybe this online journal can be the whetstone that sharpens one of the few skills that I was always proud of. I just hope that I haven't lost what I used to have.

Some YouTubage For Your Enjoyment

I think I am going to start a new series on the blog. This past weekend while at work one of my co-workers and I were throwing out some of the groups from the '80s we used to listen to. While looking up bands or groups that I had forgotten about, I thought, 'Why not share with the one or two people who actually read the thing some music."

Be warned. Not all of the music I'll share with you will be good. It's just some music which brings back memories from high school and other things. I hope you come back often to listen to my music from the past. It is rather ecclectic (sp.?).

Anyhoo, here we go:

There was a teen club in Baton Rouge called 2010 while I was in high school. This was a staple song every weekend at the club. If you have any memories of those type of places please comment.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Upside

I guess the upside of the loss to Arkansas on Friday is that Houston Nutt gets to keep his job for one more year.

Hopefully I'll have more later.

Dammit Dorsey, WTF? Is it Saban, or the players?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Crown Induced Stupor

This past weekend was possibly one of the most enjoyable times I've had this year. My wife and I made the road trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the annual meeting between the two SEC schools. Both of my brothers-in-law with their better halves were there as well. It turned out to be a very enjoyable weekend. We are trying to make plans to attend the Auburn/LSU contest next year to possibly top this experience.

I have to give MAJOR props to my wife who worked her ASS off to make this trip happen. While I had to work for almost two weeks straight before the trip, she did everything she could to ensure we were ready for this trip. From making sure the little purple tiger was all set for her soccer games on Saturday morning to purchasing extra LSU gear to help outfit my Florida brother-in-law's RV. I know she is paying for all the work with exhaustion this week.

Anyway, we began drinking the Crown shortly after my wife and I arrived on Friday about 1 P. M. My Florida brother was already there and set up in a lot across from the Tuscaloosa News building. I'm telling you, for $100 from Wednesday evening to Sunday morning, you can't get a better deal. It was managed by the Tuscaloosa Downtown Merchants Association. Check out their website if you ever go to Tuscaloosa for a game, if they have spots available take one, the people are great.

My Texas brother-in-law arrived shortly after 4 p. m. We had been drinking for a few hours by that time. Well, when he arrived J. heated up some brisket he had prepared earlier. We drank and socialized for a while when some older guys came up to see what was going on. They offered some seafood gumbo that they had cooked earlier that day. My wife was in heaven. She absolutely loves any type of gumbo and these guys knew what they were doing.

A couple of acquaintences of ours, Alabama fans were hanging out with us most of the day and I think they enjoyed themselves too. A little later came the time to go out. We were within walking distance from some bars on University. We ended up in one that had a country band as it's entertainment. I was pleasantly surprised with how good they were. I was so numb by that time that I don't remember the bar or the band that was playing, sorry. Remember, we never at any point after 1 stopped drinking the Crown, so we were pretty hammered by this time.

Next, comes the interesting time of the evening. Two seperate events had me thinking that I might actually have to call Ol' Richard Pittman (criminal defense attorney in Tuscaloosa) to keep me out of trouble in Tuscaloosa. The first incident included my wife who confronted an extremely drunk LSU fan who was hanging all over a young lady in the bar. She noticed that this guy was groping and dancing on this girl apparently who did not know how to tell this guy to stop. Well, Mrs. Purple Tiger has no patience for this foolishness and proceeded to tell the drunken slob to get off the girl and get lost. She took hold of the girl and placed her in front of us out of the way of the groping arms of mr. drunk. He looked like he wanted to make an issue of it briefly. He thought better of it and stumbled away. We dodged that bullet, because I would have had to step in front of mr. drunk if he had made any move toward my wife. Being kicked out or arrested pre-game night would have sucked immensely.

Next, we had an incident involving my Florida brother-in-law's wife. She was hanging out in her own little available space when mr. tall drunk guy shows up. J. said that this guy seemed to know every Bammer in our vicinity. Well, he starts dancing and promptly begins to elbow and hit her. She elbows him right back. Needless to say, he did not enjoy this too much. He turns around and starts to yell at her. Well, brother-in-law turns around behind him and asks Bammer friend Shane if he has his back to make sure no one sucker punches him in the event of a brawl. Tami was able to handle her own business and mr. tall drunk guy, evidently intimidated by Tami's demeanor, backs down and leaves her alone. My wife and I left shortly after these two incidents knowing that the next day was going to be long and hard. We got back to the RV and went to sleep. So ends our first day of the Tuscaloosa trip.

Since this was such a long post, I'll post gameday later.

Tigers Win! Tigers Win!!

This covers everything good and bad about the game, I think.

Monday, October 29, 2007

THIS COMPUTER F'n SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Man, I have been trying to post some comments on your blog for two nights now. This [expletive deleted] computer at work will not let me post to your site. Everytime I'm at home I check your site with every intention of posting something when my addled ADD mind wanders to the Aint it Cool News website. Sorry, dude. One day I'll actually be able to regularly update my page as well as comment on others. I hope you enjoy the game this weekend. I know I will in the big T-Town.

BTW, the Al-Jazeera microphone on your media post was great. Keep it up!

Pre-Road Trip Planning Stage

My wife and I are going to Tuscaloosa this weekend without tickets. We are not planning to try to acquire any, either. You see, both of her brothers, one who lives in Orlando and the other lives in Houston, will be there this weekend. It is a very rare occasion that there is an opportunity for these two and my wife to hang out together. So, we make the road trip. I am actually really looking forward to the trip and the game. I think it is going to be a blast to actually go into a bar in another team's hometown and OWN the place. I will tell you something, the Crown Royal: Special Reserve will be tapped early and often during Saturday.

If anyone reading this is going to Tuscaloosa, just shoot me an email. If we are in the area of where you are tailgating, I'd like to drop by and say hello.

I have to work Wednesday and Thursday, but we are leaving after I get home from work and do the "Triple-S" we will be hitting the road. I know that the trip is only about 5 1/2 hours, but the little lady and I hardly ever get any time alone. So we'll prolly get a room somewhere Thursday night and have some quality 'alone time' if you get my drift. Anyway, have a great weekend. Hopefully, I'll have some interesting and humorous anecdotes to relate when we return.


I'm Getting Stoked

My brother-in-law sent me this link to a video a dude put on Youtube. I think it's pretty cool.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Awww Crap!!!

I was nervous about that Kentucky game before it ever kicked off. If you have read any of my posts from the beginning of the season, you'll notice that I thought that the Tigers would probably drop one possibly two games this season. This doesn't mean that I did not fall for the 'werewolf with a chainsaw penis' talk on one of my favorite sports blogs. I was buying into it just like a lot of the other Tiger fans out there. However, I did have a sinking feeling in my stomach that began with the Tulane game. Yes, we did come back to beat Florida, but the previously hidden flaws were continuously being exposed in our offense and defense. Well, Ky. took every advantage of this at every opportunity. Don't get me wrong, I believe Ky. deserved to win that contest, but we did give them a lot of the rope in which to hang us with.

That being said, I truthfully believe that this loss came at an opportune time for the Tigers. I think this loss could actually galvanize the team and motivate them for the rest of the season. They have tasted what success and defeat have to offer and maybe success is more to their liking. I think the guys will come out fighting hard and fast Saturday night. I hope to get a couple of tickets for my wife and myself, but if it doesn't work out we'll just tailgate and watch the game at the house on my HD TV.

Later Everybody and enjoy our #4 BCS ranking and here's to keeping it!

UPDATE We scored some free tickets while tailgating. Thanks Greg and Kelly for the tickets.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Singin' in the Rain

All I can say about yesterday is that I'm glad it's over. The Tigers played a decent game, but I don't think the commentators wanted LSU to win that game. Through the entire game these guys were saying, "Watch out for 'the ol' ball coach, because he'll get you somehow." That, of course, is not a direct quote, but you get the point. It sounded to me that these guys wanted South Carolina to pull this game out. The references to Spurrier's team still hanging around while they sneak up on teams and beating them, were really causing me to drink more crown than I had planned.

I think the very wet and soggy conditions hampered LSU a little bit. They did not pass as much as I would have thought they would. But that could have something to do with the receivers having the dropsies. Well, at least we have this play to cheer about:

Have more later!

What the Hell?

I went to bed early last night and I missed the end of the Alabama/Georgia game. But thanks for "Loser With Socks" who linked the video from youtube, I was able to witness the glory of what it is to be NICK SABAN.

I have one question, though. What the F@#* is this guy referencing Britney for? Is he that bored? I do have one theory. He was struck feebleminded by SABAN's brilliance in going ahead by three in overtime.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Apologies 4EverLSU


I have been trying to post comments on your ever since I found it. The only problem is that my computer at work has some very strange issues. I will link your site from my blog whenever I get on the computer at the house. I'll also post comments when I am at the house.

I did want to reference the 'death star' comment. I was wonderin', didn't the 'dark side' lose that little conflict in a galaxy far, far away?

For anyone that is interested his website is:

That is the best that I can do right now.

I will be at the South Carolina game next Saturday. If anyone has some good tailgatin' goin on, I'd like to come and visit if it's alright.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Probably a Complete Game

I know. . . I know. The title is somewhat of an understatement. Saturday night's game was perhaps the most enjoyable game I have ever attended at LSU. I've been to some pretty fun games, such as: LSU defeating #1 Fla at home, The earthquake game (while in high-school), the overtime win over Tennessee at home, among others. This one, however, I enjoyed from the time I arrived at the tailgate spot to the ending whistle in the fourth quarter.

I don't think the V-Tech fans and players know what hit them during this contest. From beginning to end, the Tigers were ready to play and play they did. I said in an earlier post that I would reserve judgement on the offense for later. Well, I've reached my decision. If they play half as well for the rest of the season, I don't think we will ever be 'out' of any game this year. I still am extremely hesitant to jump on the 12-0 bandwagon. I really want to, but I don't want to jinx the whole deal. Needless to say, I was very impressed. I am looking forward to watching this team for the rest of the season. Great job guys, keep it up!

Now for the most excruciating thing about the whole day. THE TRAFFIC AFTER THE GAME. Need I say more? If anyone reading this has been to an LSU football game, they have just an inkling of what my wife and I experienced after the game. This post-game exodus was unlike any other game that we have attended in years. I don't exactly know what time the game ended, but we did not get out of the parking lot (field) on river road close to the vet school until 2:45 AM. We waited in the parking lot for an entire hour before my wife convinced me to go in a different direction. Let me explain. THE FREAKIN' CAR DID NOT MOVE ONE INCH IN AN HOUR!!!!!!!! Don't get me wrong, I expect traffic after football games. There is no excuse for the fact that it took my wife, my step-daughter and I almost three hours to get home. Anyway that is all for the ranting for now.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Thoughts of the State Game

I honestly thought LSU's offense would come out looking a little better than what they showed us last night. I don't believe we will have any issues with the defense, but we cannot rely on the defense to win us the big games. The offense needs to find out what is wrong and fix it quick. I'm not in panic mode, but we definately do not deserve the #2 ranking right now. Conventional wisdom says a team improves more in between it's first game and second one than at any time during the season. I hope we saw some jitters get banished last night. I don't want to be reading the blogs for the rest of the season with them saying, "Those corndogs are extremely overrated!"

Until we get through our first real test in V Tech, I will withold the judgement on the offense. I think the running backs namely Williams and Scott looked like they were ready to play some ball. I think as the season goes on, Flynn and the receivers will get in a rythm that will allow us to move the ball down the field. I just hope our offensive line can get it's act together, because without them playing well, we will be living through a long football season.

speaking of receivers:

One Word. "OUCH!"

This is an Oldie but Goodie!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's Almost Here!

Oh, Happy Day! ! ! ! Footbaw is almost here! I am so pumped that LSU plays Thursday night on ESPN. I do not have to work Thursday, so I can spend all day preparing for the season opener. . .
Oh, Crap ! The little one's first soccer practice is Thursday evening at 6:00 P.M. Good thing that the coach likes to limit practice to about 1 hour. Otherwise, the little one would be skipping out of practice early so daddy can catch the kickoff for the 2007 Tiger Football Season! I'm just kidding, I probably wouldn't pull her from practice early. I'd be antsy the whole time though.
Anyway, I don't think I've looked forward to a football season nearly as much as this year. My wife is almost as excited about the season as I am.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Getting Closer


You have no idea how bad I am wanting some college football. I don't care if it is two directional schools battling it out for pork rinds, but man, I need some football. Fortunately, I have less than two weeks left for the LSU and Miss. State game.

I am really excited about this season, like everyone else in the college football community. I am, however a little more realistic about LSU's projected record. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see the Tigers go 12-0, go win the SEC Championship Game, go to New Orleans again and smack the ever living dog-mess out of any team that shows up for that game. I don't think it is going to happen that way. I believe there are two games out somewhere in the season that the Tigers are going to play like poo-poo and not be able to escape with a win. I think that their final record will end up another 10-2 season (not bad BTW). I just want Miles to continue building on the success that Saban helped build at LSU. Folks, we are in a 'Golden Age' of LSU football. We need to enjoy the wins while we can. One day, hopefully not soon, we will be in the middle of the pack in the SEC, with occasional impressive seasons. Let's not get bent out of shape if we don't go 12-0 in the regular season this year. Who knows, maybe it'll all work out the way we would like, but I'm just out for a solid performance by the Tigers this year.

Memo to the Hokies: You should have come to Tiger Stadium last time you were scheduled to. I think you had a better shot at beating the Tigers in that year. Man, ESPN gave the Tiger faithful 1 extra hour to 'prepare' for the game since kick-off is not until 8:15 P.M. on Sep. 8. I know I'll be putting that extra hour to good use!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I'm Still Around

Please don't judge me, but I am guilty of watching Big Brother on t.v. I also check out the live feed updates online while I am at work sometimes.

While I was browsing through the update boards last night I witnessed something that I did not think I would ever see. One of the contestants who calls himself Evil Dick, went off on a tirade that rivaled some of the most viscious and filth-laden monologues that I have witnessed here at work.

Man, this dude needs some serious help. Watch this clip for yourself:

If you've never watched Big Brother you probably will ask WTF. Well, let's just say that until football arrives, this is my only entertainment on t.v.

Yes, I'm still around.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Go with God Marquise

Marquise Hill, former LSU defensive end and current New England Patriot, died in a tragic accident on Lake Pontchatrain this weekend. I just want to send out my prayers to his family and friends.

What should have been a fun-filled weekend turned tragic when Hill and some friends were riding jet-skis on the lake. Hill and a female friend were thrown off the craft and they were not wearing life vests. The friend credits Hill with saving her life. He disappeared shortly after the girl was able to hold onto a nearby water pylon.

I will terribbly miss this gentleman. He was a great player and a stand-up representative for both LSU and his current New England team.

Friday, May 25, 2007

How I Loathe Car Accidents

AAARRRRGHHHH! (This is by no means an endorsement of the Pirates movie that came out today! I do want to see it though.)

I was about to post a silly little picture of a toy car crash on this article and my computer at work absolutely will not let me. I get 'error on page' message at the bottom of the browser. Well, I guess you guys will have to do without the images on the blog until I can edit them from home.

Anyway, I was at work Wednesday sucking up some much needed overtime, when I receive a call from my better half at around 330 P.M. She tells me, "Another lady hit me in the turning lane by the Interstate!"

Of course being the loving husband I am I ask, "Are you O.K.?"

She replies shakily, "Yeah, but I can't get home to the girls because the police were just called."

Even though we are in a small outage at work with plenty of maintenance still going on, I have to pick up and go home. The kids were fine, but mom was very upset when she arrived home.

Let me preface this little anecdote by saying that I respect the police tremendously, and I know they have a very difficult job.

However, in this case, I think this guy really didn't want to start his shift with an accident report that did not have anyone hurt. He explained to the two parties involved in the accident that if he filled out an accident report, that it would go on both drivers records 'forever.' Next, he asked if both ladies would like one done. Well, both ladies were somewhat shaken and they replied 'no.' There was little damage to either car, but there was damage that needed to be repaired. He suggested that both parties take care of the repairs on their own without insurance involvement. Let me tell you, this accident was NOT my wife's fault and I AM NOT going to repair our car with our own money when someone else hits us.

The lady that hit my wife's car, I will tell you, is a very respectable person. She called her insurance company and admitted fault in the accident. If this woman would not have been a very scrupulous person, then we probably would be fighting insurance companies to repair our car.

I later found out that there is a way we could get a legal document from the city that would assist us if it came to litigation. I am happy to say that, at this moment, everything seems to be going O.K.

BTW, my wife is fine and the car is not that damaged. I am getting it repaired because it is only 2 years old and we are planning to keep it for a while.

Geaux Lady Softball Tigers at their Super-Regional!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wednesday on the Bayou

I have been fighting this darn site for two weeks now. I don't know if it the computer system at work that won't let me update My Favorite Sites list. It sure is frustrating that I can't post any links to some of my favorite sites. See, I update this blog mostly when I work nights and weekends here at the plant. I generally have more time to post stuff at these times. When I am at home, I usually have other things to do and it slips my mind to try my computer at home.

I want to thank Kate for coming onto the site and posting a comment. Thanks, Kate for taking the time to come and look at the site. I will be visiting your site often to see what is going on in your little 'slice of heaven.' I know that I write about things you aren't generally interested in, but sometimes I might actually surprise you with a rare bit of wit.

BTW, Kate. The dance recital that I went to was my step-daughter 'C.' She did a great job. She is going to change dance schools next year, though. Her new school has a top-notch ballet teacher who is 'no-joke' and teaches ballet the way it is supposed to be taught. It doesn't hurt that the new school is run by a guy that works out here and his wife. It is a complete performing arts school, not just dance. Their 'Showcase' last week was pretty cool mixing the dance classes with some musical numbers. Great job, Larry with the showcase. We'll be sending C. and K. this summer to your summer 'mini-musical' camps. They are very excited about it.

Man, how can you get more classical than Degas' Ballerina? I bet you guys didn't think I had it in me, did ya?

Oh, I want to say hello to Shelby, who might be visiting sometime in the future. Now, I don't want anyone to hold it against him that he is a Crimson Tide fan. He is a pretty good fella that my brother-in-law introduced me to a few years ago. Shelby, I just wanted to give you a 'shout-out' and come by often. Dude, you know my email and keep writing and visiting the blog. If you see something interesting feel free to comment. I'll also want any scoop on your new coach as his career is disected at Alabama.

Please forgive me, I know this post has been all over the place but I didn't want to make several different posts.

Saturday, May 12, 2007



I had an awsome post that I was working on this morning. I got an alarm outside and went out to take care of it. I came back inside and. . . DAMMIT, the computer logged off before I could have it saved. Oh well, I guess sometime today, while dreading the upcoming dance recital tonight, I'll post something.

BTW. . . I am back from the dead! I'm going to try to post more consistantly. If you're reading this, check out for the Friday Cheesecake. It is well worth the time. Also, check out for some additional good stuff. These two blogs are updated daily and are sure to make you chuckle. By the way, I want one of those EDSBS shirts. I might just have to purchase one.

Monday, February 05, 2007

My Thoughts

I know it's been awhile since my last post, but I've been terribly busy around the homestead and at work. There are a few things that I need to rant about. So, get ready.

LSU Basketball. . . WTF? I thought that our team would be a tad bit better at this point in the season than this. Losing five straight SEC games does not a champion make. I didn't buy into the pre-season love-fest that some people gave the team, I just didn't think that this team would implode the way it has. All another team has to do is play a zone and LSU is screwed. With no consistant outside shooting to be had, mediocre teams are eating us for lunch. I hope Brady is working on a point guard for the future and maybe some outside shooters. LSU is in a world of trouble next year if something doesn't change. It is extremely hard to watch the Tigers play because of all the bonehead turnovers they have each game, a la 12 first half turnovers against Miss. State. Anytime we think they are back into a game, they commit a silly foul or turnover which digs them into a hole which they cannot emerge. I am really looking forward to a consistant team. They don't have to win every night, but please put a competitive team on the court. If this would happen, the PMAC would be a lot more seats filled for each home game.

LSU Football recruiting
I took a gander at web site this evening and was somewhat surprised. Two of the recruiting analysts have McKnight going to USC. I could be wrong, but wouldn't it be better for an athlete of his caliber to attend a school that he might make an imediate impact or playing time. If he comes to LSU I think there is a good possibility that he could play a good bit next season. With the type of offense that our new co-ordinator brings to Tiger Stadium, I think he would be a weapon that could immediately be utilized. By going to USC, there is a distinct possibility that he might not see the field until the 2008 season, if then. They have some great athletes over there and they can afford to stockpile him for a season. Maybe I've missed something, but LSU seems a better choice for him. If we don't get him, well, we just move on and kick the living crap out of everyone next year and show the nation what a great place LSU is to play.

The Saints
I am very proud of the way the Saints played football this year. This is the first time since I have been watching the Saints that I am very much looking forward to next year. During pre-season I was ready to watch the first few regular season games then go about my way for the rest of the NFL season. They hooked me! I was impressed with the way that this team never quit at any time during their games. In almost every loss of the season, including the NFC Championship Game, turnovers cost them dearly. They never quit though. That means a lot to me as a fan. If they can pick up a CB off of free agency and maybe draft a top notch LB, I think that is all it would take to lift up the defense to where they need to be. The Saints had a taste of success this year, I think it left them hungry for more. After all of these years, I am hearing "Who Dat?" again. That is music to my ears.

Heres to future success for all of our favorite teams. GREAT JOB TIGERS SAINTS!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

National Champions

Congratulations to Florida for winning the National Championship the other night. I tell you what, Florida skull-drug OSU throughout that entire game. The kickoff return for a touchdown at the beginning of the game was just a little tease for the Buckeyes. Florida completely own3d OSU during the game. Mr. 'sweater vest' Tressel looked completely lost during the entire broadcast. Again, Florida enjoy your National Championship. Great Job.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Sugar Bowl Aftermath

Man, was that trip to New Orleans great! Parking; no problem. Hotel; no problem. Food; no problem. Seats for game; no problem. LSU fan and ND fan next to us; Big Freaking Problem!

My wife and I arrived in the Superdome about 5:15, two hours before the game. We went in early because yours truly had to do #1 some kind of fierce. Anyway, two Irish fans from Bawston showed up shortly thereafter. The missus and I chatted rather pleasantly with these two hardcore Irish fans. Next, enter young, drunk, and obnoxious Tiger fan. I knew this was going to be a test of my patience from the get-go. For the next hour and a half I had to listen to 'Dude, Notre Dame Sucks and you guys need to play in a real conference.' about 20 times. Granted, I may believe the same thing, but diplomacy is a good thing when meeting people for the first time. Thus began the WWE Wednesday Night Smackdown in New Orleans.

No fight ever broke out, but it was pretty touch-and-go most of the game. The ND guy next to us was just as boisterous as the drunk Tiger fan in front of us. My wife was getting pissed, because I had to difuse several infamitory comments from both sides for the entire 3rd quarter. I wish that I would be eloquent enough to recapture the intense arguing, errrrr. . .debate for the first 3 quarters of the football game.

I do truly believe that Les Miles actually had a good game plan for this matchup. He actually gained some respect from me on this account. Last year, he had the team very prepared for that beat-down of Miami. And LSU's second half explosion on ND showed dude actually might have some coaching skills. Now, don't get me wrong. I am still not a huge Les Miles fan, but I am hoping he can win me completely over in the next few seasons. I want LSU to be a top level program year in and out. I hope he can do it.

I only have one real wish for next football season. I want to go to Tuscaloosa and beat the living dog mess out of the Crimson Tide. I will be there, tickets or no tickets. I have already taken vacation for that weekend.

And finally, JaMarcus, GOOD LUCK at the next level. I and many Tiger Fans out there appreciate everything you have accomplished here at LSU. We will definately miss you when you are gone!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Rose Bowl

Let me ask anyone reading this blog one question: If LSU was in the Rose Bowl, would ABC/ESPN be giving this game such coverage. I take it that ABC/ESPN is the Rose Bowl's 'chickin-head.'

(BTW, if you don't know what I am referring to, please reference

These guys have been talking about this matchup with such reverence that it is making me extremely ill. Don't get me wrong, I am very much looking forward to watching this game. It's just they are giving National Championship coverage to a non-national championship BCS bowl game.

Happy New Year

Man, where has '06 gone? I woke up this morning for work and was astounded that 2006 was dead and gone. I guess the fact that I worked so much is the reason that the year slipped away.

I was happy to see that Georgia was able to pull out the win against Virginia Tech the other night. And what about Kentucky. Thanks Kentucky, for representing the SEC well. I don't have any thanks to the Crimson Tide, though. Hey Alabama, maybe now you will be able to end this farce of a coaching search and hire someone.

That's all for now and have a Great New Year!