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kensnippy
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.

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What a way to go out. Doing what you love and livin like you are dyin. Sad to hear he lost his battle but glad to know he was at peace with it and went out a champion!


Here Here!


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brass2mouth
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
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“Doc, we don’t know if that chemo is going to work,” Mendoza said. “But the College World Series always works.”

The CWS always works because of the people, the fans, the characters, the spirit. The new CWS could use some of that LSU mojo. Just make sure they turn right.


Epic.


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Steauxn
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
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When you're personally in the midst of something, it's hard to know if it's really special. It might just be you. When outsiders embrace it - again, to the point of continuously writing about it - it's validation.


frick'n a right!!


bpinson
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
Russell Mendoza...CWS always works, gotta love it. I am an Ole Miss fan first and an SEC fan second. go Tigers.


lsualum96
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
Kinda reminds me of Scott Van Pelt's rant about the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium.

Callin' Baton Rouge!


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TheLoupGarou
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
Great article. thanks for posting.

Made me feel even worse than I can't geaux again this year.


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Neako27blitzz
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
Excellent read, got goosebumps. However, it makes me that much more depressed that I can't make it.


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EvilVodka
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
Awesome article


CherryGarciaMan
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
I sent the dude a grateful email from our fanbase, thanking him for embracing our culture and for the kind words.

I have never been to Omaha, but for some reason, the article gave me goosebumps.


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Tha Herg
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
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When you're personally in the midst of something, it's hard to know if it's really special. It might just be you. When outsiders embrace it - again, to the point of continuously writing about it - it's validation.


We like to toot our own horn a lot around here so it is nice when writers consistently do it for us and like you said, validate what we all know and believe is special.


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Omahahere
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
The article really echoes the feelings of a lot of Omaha residents, hell at Barretts bar there is LSU stuff hung up 365 days a year.

Your fanbase as a whole is by far the most fun to party with and are genuinely nice people. You have a lot of fans up north rooting for your team to do good these next couple of weeks.


Gizmeaux
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SmackDaniels
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.


I've never seen this before.


dadof4grads
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
Look at the dude in the upper right corner - he's at a total loss


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KaufmanATiger
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Member since Aug 2009
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
Damn, bars lose cash out the arse if we don't show up? Guess we are the nations best fans.




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bobbyleewilliams
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
Thanks for the post!


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Jake88
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
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Your fanbase as a whole is by far the most fun to party with and are genuinely nice people. You have a lot of fans up north rooting for your team to do good these next couple of weeks.


Thanks, but to hear Sooner fans tell it, half of us are in their face berating them while the other half is lurking in the bushes waiting for the right moment to jump out and rape their grandmother.


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tigerbutt
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
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were back



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lsuexpert57
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
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quote: It’s hard to describe, but here’s an old story to try. Back in the late 1990s, an LSU fan named Russell Mendoza was here on his umpteenth trip to the CWS, to follow his Tigers, party the week away. Only this time was different. This time, Russell had cancer. His prognosis wasn’t good. Mendoza canceled some appointments to chemotherapy in order to go to the CWS. He would die months later. But before his final CWS, Mendoza’s doctor asked him what was so important about going to Omaha. “Doc, we don’t know if that chemo is going to work,” Mendoza said. “But the College World Series always works.”


It's a crazy world. I actually knew Russell pretty well. He was married to my wife's cousin and we played quite a few rounds of golf together back in the 80's and 90's, and he never missed a family gathering. He was a great guy.

But here's the thing, I had never heard that quote he is credited with in the story. I'm just reading the story like every one else, and out of nowhere here is this little aside about my ole buddy Russell...knocked me for a loop.

Mad me a little sad, but in the end it made me more happy than sad and added to the great memories I have of him. Sounds just like the kinda thing he would have said! Here's to you Russell.



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SSHellfighter
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Omaha Herald article about LSU fans. Good read.
This park and this ball DON'T match up.

I'm not saying geaux full gorilla ball but damn! How about an occasional HR?


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