Scoob LSU Fan Near Exxon Member since Jun 2009 5529 posts
re: If you could only choose one...Posted by Scoob on 2/20/13 at 12:39 pm to biglego
See, here's what's frustrating about this very question: it shouldn't even be an option. Having a good basketball program will in no way detract from football or baseball. We as fans shouldn't have to pit one against the other.
The truth is, we have top-notch programs in football and baseball. Our basketball program SHOULD be right up there too, and don't give me that "it's a football school" argument. For one thing, we've established you can be a great player and come through LSU (Pete, Shaq, etc). For another, it isn't as though we have obscene academic standards which will cause players to fail out; LSU isn't like Stanford or Duke. Finally, our fan base would tailgate for a spelling bee if they decided to; it wouldn't be that hard to do so with basketball if the school can market it right.
Brady was a dumbass and a grump, but I remember seeing Brandon Bass's face on billboards around town. Surely Alleva has some ideas he brought from Duke. LSU used to be called the Deaf Dome once, so there's proof it can happen.