can't get over how much the fanbase has changed since I graduated in 07.
you think it just started in 2008?
If these ridiculous threads do nothing else, they always seem to act as perfect barometers of how long certain posters have been following LSU football.
Ok, let me come clean. I moved to LA in 94. I was a kid. My parents were not from here, so I had no LSU roots. I really started following LSU in 97, and got to go to my first game in Tiger Stadium in 98. I've been hooked ever since. I wasn't here for the Curly years, etc, so what I have to base my opinion on is the rise of the current era in LSU football. You have to start somewhere, and if that makes me less of a fan because of geography, then kiss my ass. My diploma says Louisiana State University, and I'm willing to bet a lot of the people that have been "lifelong fans" have never set foot on that campus for anything but athletic events. :endrant:
There is a difference between the fanbase between 03 and today. Just the way I hear people talk about it is different. Yall are spot on about earlier statements that the whole "day" seems to be more important than the game. My opinion is that its success and the inability for our fanbase to handle it. Wasn't too many years ago that I recall a massive buzz around the state when LSU got to go to the I-Bowl.