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CharlesLSU
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I was born in AL. Much of my family resides in Robertsdale/Foley, and my cousin played and starred at Bama.

I moved to south LA as a kid and grew up there, but when I was a senior in HS I had no problem whatsoever considering schools other than LSU. In the end, LSU suited me better and I just felt at home. My family, however, was very upset at turning down Bama considering they felt it was a legacy thing. They forgave me.

Cam's people will look past it and he will forever playfully banter with friends and family. Should LSU gain the upper hand, he may doubt his choice at times. BUT, he will eventually have crimson in his blood as well he should.

He chose the greatest college football dynasty......it wasn't as hard a decision as you think.



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Dudebro2
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San Diego
Member since Dec 2011
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If it doesn't bother you that the number #1 recruit went to our arch rival then I find if hard to believe you are a fan


Amen brotha!!!






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Ice Cold
USA Fan
Over Macho Grande
Member since Jun 2004
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So LSU is not an opportunity? Bama is better? That's what you're
saying?
First, please show me where I wrote that. You lose any credibility you might have when you make up stuff. Second, it's not my place to say what his best opportunity is -- it's his choice, not mine.
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If it doesn't bother you that the number #1 recruit went to our arch rival then I find if hard to believe you are a fan.
It doesn't bother me because unlike yours, my fanhood isn't defined by the hometown of the kids who wear the jersey.

I'm an alum and lifelong fan. It's not my problem if you question whether I'm a fan because of your parochial views.






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bastropbham
LSU Fan
Birmingham, Al
Member since Nov 2008
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BUT, he will eventually have crimson in his blood as well he should.


This is the kind of smugness I get to live with daily. Walk a mile in my shoes brother. Then you might understand.






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tubucoco
New Orleans Saints Fan
las vegas, nevada
Member since Oct 2007
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No 1 OT recruit. Not No 1 recruit. That be Fournette. Robinson will be a good OLineman, but life goes on.


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NOLADirty
LSU Fan
Dallas
Member since Jul 2013
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Thank you, I'll jump from my ledge now !!!







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CharlesLSU
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Then you might understand.


my family is Bama alums.....my cousin made his mark there. I forsake them. You think I don't understand smug Gumps? Puhleez






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bastropbham
LSU Fan
Birmingham, Al
Member since Nov 2008
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It doesn't bother me because unlike yours, my fanhood isn't defined by the hometown of the kids who wear the jersey.


Well it certainly means something in the state of Alabama and to our success as a football team in Louisiana. Much of our recent success is due to us keeping the "fence" up. Without that talent then your fanhood would certainly become less defined.






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tubucoco
New Orleans Saints Fan
las vegas, nevada
Member since Oct 2007
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Hey dude since you have the inside scoop there. Tell me how do folks there really feel about LSU football?


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RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
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. I suppose some La. players have decided they can live with that, and so should I. It's just a game after all.



18 & 19 year old pampered athletes make decisions based on things other than what the fans feel would be the most important criteria. Most of them don't have enough experience in life to project 1 year down the road, much less 4-5. They make the best decisions for them, we just may not agree with the decision and they may come to regret it later.






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bastropbham
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Birmingham, Al
Member since Nov 2008
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Hey dude since you have the inside scoop there. Tell me how do folks there really feel about LSU football?


Are you referring to the State of Alabama or the State of Louisiana?






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tubucoco
New Orleans Saints Fan
las vegas, nevada
Member since Oct 2007
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Bama man.





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drjeff17
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lake charles, la.
Member since Aug 2008
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I wish the kid all the best and I'm sure we will survive without him. I just don't get that a lifelong Lsu fan could go to Bama. We are not talking about having a job and being transferred. Ask any lifelong Red Sox or Yankees fan about the other. I can never root for Bama. I don't fault him for leaving la, but if he was a true Lsu fan growing up, he obviously never dreamed of playing there.





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livnthehighlife
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Jan 2012
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As most TIGER fans seem to disagree with most of what you have posted, i'll just say that i that i couldn't agree more with your post...well said.






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bastropbham
LSU Fan
Birmingham, Al
Member since Nov 2008
604 posts

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Bama man.


Generally speaking there is no other team other than Auburn they would rather beat. They know we are their biggest challenge in recent years and for the most part consider our fanbase an unruly mob (earned perhaps?) I can't wait until tomorrow where I almost certainly will hear how they just did that on the recruiting trail.






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RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
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I wish the kid all the best and I'm sure we will survive without him. I just don't get that a lifelong Lsu fan could go to Bama. We are not talking about having a job and being transferred. Ask any lifelong Red Sox or Yankees fan about the other. I can never root for Bama. I don't fault him for leaving la, but if he was a true Lsu fan growing up, he obviously never dreamed of playing there.


You never know what they throw at these kids while recruiting. It's much dirtier than most of us would like to believe.






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H-Town Tiger
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Member since Nov 2003
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People always have choices. Some have more than others, but we all have them. Whatever choice the OP made to leave LA, it's silly for him to criticize others for doing the same, and to project his "state first" attitude on them.


I get what you are saying and I agree we should not project our feelings for LSU onto kids, but this is an apples and oranges comparison. My dad was transferred when I was a kid. If he had the same opportunities to stay in La he would have. Technically he could have quit and taken a lesser job but that's not a realistic choice for someone with kids to raise. In this case, the choice is the same. All Alabama has as a football program over LSU is more recent additions to the trophy case. Now obviously its Robinson's life and he made the choose he thinks is best for him and that's fine. But its not the same as the choices other La Ex Pats have to make.






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H-Town Tiger
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He chose the greatest college football dynasty......it wasn't as hard a decision as you think.


that just strikes me as band wagon jumping.






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CharlesLSU
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that just strikes me as band wagon jumping.


the MTV generation is easily swayed by those popular in the media......






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