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 Rivals.com 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.
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!