Oh what a difference a year makes. One year ago today, I was all ate up. Spending sensless money left and right supporting a habit that was bad for my health, my relationships at home, and more importantly, driving myself nuts in general.
No more. I started weening myself off of it last year despite the great season, and this year I nearly made a complete break. Well, I'm there. Last night did it for me. I'm giving up my season tix for the next several years. Going to sell them to someone else so I can stay home.
I love LSU. I love Les Miles. I love Tiger Stadium. I love the Band. I love the Golden Girls. I love the Clock Tower. I love the Hill. But I won't miss it. Been there, done that hundreds of times. Kids only grow up once.
Instead of spending thousands of bucks every year to watch this scripted, predictable show we call college football, I will stay home and watch it on TV for free. When it is obvious that LSU is going to blow another game, I can do what I did last night: Laugh and change the channel.
No longer will I waste thousands of dollars to watch a predictable game plan with predictable results. I'll do that for free.
No longer will I waste thousands of dollars to watch a predictable LSU administration bow down to the SEC.
No longer will I waste thousands of dollars to watch LSU win big games in person, only to find out that it still wasn't "good enough" and that you'll have to beat some teams twice.
No longer will I pay thousands of dollars to watch LSU play a harder schedule, while our rival's alumni (who run the conference) schedule their teams cupcakes all the way to another big season.
No longer will I pay thousands of dollars to watch officials make horrid calls that alter games while LSU's rival's alumni run the officiating office.
No longer will I pay thousands of dollars to have other fans tell me I'm a "butthurt, pussy, whiner" when I can't make a game and try to sell my tickets (that I overpayed for) only to try and recoup some of my money (NOT MAKE MONEY). See my Ticket Exchange thread here from the USC game this year.
Nope! This is a great feeling.
Yeah, I know what many of you here will say. It is predictable. You are "whining". "TL:DR", etc.
Don't care. $3000+ is a lot of money. I didn't realize it until I was adding it up last night during the third quarter of the game.
Thank you LSU football. You have brought me much joy over the years and will continue to do so......just in a different way now....
Time to save that money for something that will benefit myself and my family more: My Kids College Fund. Tuition for two kids at LSU won't be cheap in 2026.
Happy New Year Everyone!
This post was edited on 1/1 at 11:55 am