Who is greatest LSU Tiger ever? [bracket will determine]
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Posted by la_birdman on 6/23 at 12:36 am to Chaz95
Some of this is generational, but is still learned the next generation.


Hmmm.....

For me, it's:

Football: Kevin Faulk. Not taking ANYTHING AWAY from other players.

Baseball: Eddie Furniss

Basketball: This one is tough for me. I want to say Shaq and I want to say Maravich.

I'm going to go with Shaq because I saw him play and he and I spoke shortly after I moved to Orlando. He was with the Magic at the time. Once again, not taking anything away from the Pistol. Most of his records will never be broken.

Greatest Tiger: Les Miles. Hands down. Cue the haters, I don't give a shite. The guy has coached the football team to the greatest record ever. EVER. The haters will toss in 1/9 comments but it doesn't take away the fact that he is the winningest coach in LSU football history. The first to get the football team to 13-0. No one else has done that. And we all know how tough the SEC is. The way he incorporates his parenting with his own family and his coaching with the football players into each other and then get results, greatly positive in both areas, is to be admired and envied.



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Posted by lwlsu96 on 6/23 at 12:46 am to la_birdman
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Greatest Tiger: Les Miles. Hands down. Cue the haters, I don't give a shite. The guy has coached the football team to the greatest record ever. EVER. The haters will toss in 1/9 comments but it doesn't take away the fact that he is the winningest coach in LSU football history. The first to get the football team to 13-0. No one else has done that. And we all know how tough the SEC is. The way he incorporates his parenting with his own family and his coaching with the football players into each other and then get results, greatly positive in both areas, is to be admired and envied.


Not to mention the fact that he turned down his alma mater twice.


This sells it for me and gives me a smirk every time.
LINK



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Posted by DeathValley85 on 6/23 at 1:02 am to lwlsu96
Pistol Pete Maravich! Don't think I will every change my mind.

Billy Cannon would be my Honorable Mention.



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Posted by sunnydaze on 6/23 at 1:04 am to DeathValley85
Augustus is by far the best to ever play WBB , hell she's one of the best to ever play the sport, period.


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Posted by la_birdman on 6/23 at 1:06 am to lwlsu96
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Not to mention the fact that he turned down his alma mater twice.



Excellent point!







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Posted by dbt_Geaux_Tigers_196 on 6/23 at 1:27 am to la_birdman
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Greatest Tiger: Les Miles. Hands down

If CLM continues his improvement with staff hires, by 2020 it should surprise no one he is mentioned top 10/ to 5 SEC CFB coach in history. We'll see, with the patience of time, but I'm optimistic.



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Posted by la_birdman on 6/23 at 1:29 am to dbt_Geaux_Tigers_196



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Posted by Chaz95 on 6/23 at 6:48 am to la_birdman
This Greatest Tiger bracket should be pretty awesome. When cases are put forward, I can't wait to see who holds the title from LSU's best fan site.

There are quite a few, that's for damn sure.

I'm surprised nobody has gone old school for Huey P. Long, especially after the whole "dormitory money" to build Tiger Stadium


This post was edited on 6/23 at 6:52 am

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Posted by JEAUXBLEAUX on 6/23 at 7:30 am to Chaz95
Basketball Pete
Football so many: Bert Jones maybe
Baseball Joey Belle
Track: Larry Shipp
Golf: David Toms
Professor: T. Harry

So many outstanding players



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Posted by catholictigerfan on 6/23 at 7:33 am to Chaz95
doug thompson

because he threw the final pitch in a championship game.



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Posted by trackfan on 6/23 at 8:07 am to Chaz95
A few lists that should be considered for nominees is anyone who has ever been the LSU Athlete of the Year (male and female), anyone who has ever won their sport's highest national honor (eg. Heisman Trophy, Golden Spikes, etc.) and anyone who has ever been won the SEC Athlete of the Year Award (male and female), of which there are five whom I listed earlier. Here are a few names that I haven't seen listed:

Glen "Slats" Hardin
Walter Davis
Sheila Echoils
Dawn Sowell
D'Andre Hill
Susan Jackson
Britni Sneed
Kristin Schmidt



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Posted by trackfan on 6/23 at 8:16 am to trackfan
Has anyone else seen this list?

LINK

It's a joke IMO. How can Lolo Jones be on the list and not Muna Lee and Kelly Ann Baptiste? And how can Walter Davis, the 2002 SEC Athlete of the Year, not be on the list ahead of Richard Thompson? Does he know that the LSU Athletic Department nominated Davis for the SEC Athlete of the Year Award over Josh Reed?



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Posted by ottothewise on 6/23 at 11:27 am to Sampson
pro football Y.A. Tittle

college football Billy Cannon (for most of my lifetime, his run and Heisman the only bright light in an otherwise dreary LSU college football scene.


college baseball Alex Box, stands in for all who served.

pro basketball Shaq

college basketball Pistol

each in their way is #1.






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Posted by OnTheGeaux on 6/23 at 4:24 pm to Chaz95
Football: Tommy Casanova (only 3-time 1st Team All-American)

Baseball: Ben McDonald

M Basketball: Shaq

W Basketball: Seimone Augustus

Golf: David Toms

Coach: Skip Bertman

Greatest Tiger: Mike V

Favorite Tiger: Warren Morris (for creating the greatest LSU sports moment EVER in my lifetime).





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Posted by trackfan on 6/23 at 4:42 pm to OnTheGeaux
If we're talking strictly college careers, it would seem that Seimone Augustus is the only clear-cut #1 in her sport. In football, men's basketball, women's track, men's track, baseball, softball and gymnastics, there are at least two people who can legitimately claim to be LSU's greatest in that sport. I'm not informed enogh to weigh in on tennis, golf, swimming and soccer.


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Posted by Tom Bronco on 6/23 at 5:10 pm to trackfan
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Kentucky was down when Pete was at LSU and in the midst of a 20 year championship drought, mainly because Rupp was one of the last coaches in the country to integrate. Look at what UTEP did to them the year before he arrived at LSU.
In the three years Pete played varsity basketball - 1968,1969 and 1970 - Kentucky made the sweet 16 all three years and the elite eight in 68 and 70. This is what you consider being down? Wow!

And first you say Pete couldn't spell defense and then you say if he didn't make the NBA all defensive team then he didn't play defense. By that definition there were a great many players who apparently never played defense because they didn't make those all defensive teams either.

And yes I am most definitely saying that it is easier for a big man to carry a team than a guard. Ask any coach if they have to build a team and they have a choice between a great guard and a great center which are they going to choose? It will be the center every time because they are your last line of defense around the goal and rebounding is always a critical key. If they can score also that is just a little extra on top.

And last but not least teams make it far into the tourney because they play well as a team. One player does not and never will guarantee a high finish. Otherwise to use your own analogy, why did Bird and Robinson only make it into the high levels of the tournament one year and not three or four if it was only because of them?



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Posted by trackfan on 6/23 at 5:32 pm to Tom Bronco
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And first you say Pete couldn't spell defense and then you say if he didn't make the NBA all defensive team then he didn't play defense. By that definition there were a great many players who apparently never played defense because they didn't make those all defensive teams either.

You're the one who bragged about Pete's NBA defensive skills. Am I not allowed to rebut this?
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And yes I am most definitely saying that it is easier for a big man to carry a team than a guard. Ask any coach if they have to build a team and they have a choice between a great guard and a great center which are they going to choose? It will be the center every time because they are your last line of defense around the goal and rebounding is always a critical key. If they can score also that is just a little extra on top.

That's a reasonable argument, but remember, Bird was a small forward, he wasn't banging down low with his back to the goal.



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Posted by Elleshoe on 6/23 at 5:35 pm to Chaz95
NDMNC

(Darrel Mitchell)



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Posted by DaSaltyTiger on 6/23 at 6:51 pm to Chaz95
Tommy Casanova


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Posted by harry coleman beast on 6/23 at 6:53 pm to Elleshoe
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NDMNC

(Darrel Mitchell)





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