And in the world of college football message boards, Tiger Droppings — launched in 2001 by a software programmer who was hoping to create a place where he and his fellow L.S.U. fan buddies could chat among themselves, and share images and links — is widely regarded as the king.
Needless to say, when L.S.U. and Alabama play Saturday night, in what will arguably be college football’s biggest regular-season game for the second straight year, there will be plenty of trash-talking taking place on the field, in the stands and all around the stadium. But it will probably pale in comparison to the trash-talking already taking place between L.S.U. and Alabama fans on Tiger Droppings and similar message boards, something Donnels likens to “a bar fight in a comedy club,” featuring “incessant fan-base posturing, horrendous grammar and transparent trolling.”