Sounds like my drunk uncle who used to talk about being " in the shite in 'nam.".
Next time you see your uncle, you tell him thanks for his service in Vietnam, and that you appreciate that Iraq and Afghanistan are romps in the park compared with combat duty Vietnam.
FWIW, I think Patterson was pretty fair, given his perspective. He wasn't saying that the game should have been 27-27. He was saying that of the 37 points LSU scored, 10 were "gifts" and his team did well to hold LSU to 27 "legit" points. Now maybe he is right and maybe he is wrong about the "gifts". But his point was to praise the effort of his team, pure and simple.