negatigas are overwhelmingly alcoholics!
This is very true in my experience. I would suspect it has something to do with the rampant culture of alcohol abuse in LA. We are the worst in the union for this. Alchys are always on an up and down (mostly down), dehydrated and hung over. I grew up with an Alchy father, I know this all too well. The dude was ALWAYS negative, always hyper-critical, always projecting his failures upon others, always moody, always viewed success unrealistically, and held others to a standard he would never hold himself to.
Not to say that criticism is not sometimes warranted against LSU and the program, sometimes it is and its all part of being a fan dealing with loss and disappointment. But the way many of these negatigers are with their delusions and projection and constant negativity and hyper-criticism, its very telling. I think there is something there regarding the drank, or possibly other substances / subsequent mental issues. Its clearly out of the ordinary in scope and scale.
I once described geauxing to LSU to an outsider as it equaling Collegiate Mardi Gras, and that's part of its great appeal. But there is a downside to this culture, just sayin. I certainly see a trend in the negatigers whom I know personally, and I think this has a lot to do with it. BTW, I am in no way puritanical regarding booze (far from it, actually), but at the same time I have seen and experienced the many pains of excess.
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