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!