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Tigerfan56
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Troy was the most embarrassing loss during my fanhood, but not close to most upsetting
Anyone else in a similar situation? I'm 27. I don't have many memories or a frame of reference to make valid opinions of the 90's, I was too young to understand. So during the years I can really understand what's going on, losing to Troy at home is the most embarrassing. And yet, I was telling a buddy that I don't think it comes close to one of the top ten losses that was upsetting to me.

It wasn't a shocking loss- that's what is disturbing. You could see the decline of this program from Miles staying on too long, to the abortion of a subsequent coaching search, to the performances under O this season against MSU and Cuse. I've just become numb to the mess. It's sad. We need a change. Ten years ago I couldn't imagine feeling like this after such a loss but that's where Joe has brought the program to.

I've never felt it did any good to stop supporting lsu. Stop going to games, etc. But in this case it really does. The responsibility for the state of the current program lies directly on Joe Alleva's shoulders. This administration needs to feel the wrath of the fanbase. That this isn't okay. The stadium should be empty the rest of the year. The Board needs to start seeing that this isn't acceptable, because I'm not sure how much they care about wins and losses as long as they're selling out the stadium and taking in the money. I hope the stadium is empty the rest of the way. I hope we get mocked with pictures of an empty stadium. We need to become an embarrassment and take a financial hit to wake up the board.

This doesn't make me a bad fan. It isn't our responsibility to support the team, no matter what. We can demand a certain level of a product, and when we don't get it- we have the right to say this isn't good enough and I won't support it. That isn't some entitled position to take either. The season ticket prices, TAF fees, etc. set by the administration themselves are essentially a contract between the two of us saying we will have a product of a certain level. And when that level of product is completely underwhelming, appropriate changes should be made. When those changes aren't made in the appropriate manner, and decisions are made (like hiring O) to essentially stay in a mediocre state, then it's time we say "No, this isn't good enough and it isn't acceptable."


StarSaint
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re: Troy was the most embarrassing loss during my fanhood, but not close to most upsetting
Cliffs baw


Tigerfan56
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Member since May 2010
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re: Troy was the most embarrassing loss during my fanhood, but not close to most upsetting
Tldr version- Alleva is a joke. We pay too much for this and when our administration decides to settle for mediocrity or less than that; we shouldn't go to the games and accept it.


tigerbait121
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re: Troy was the most embarrassing loss during my fanhood, but not close to most upsetting
You aren't alone. Alleva and company single handedly broke this fanbase. We expect failure.
This post was edited on 10/1 at 10:47 am


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ksayetiger
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re: Troy was the most embarrassing loss during my fanhood, but not close to most upsetting
Thats pretty well said for a young guy like yourself. I agree.


What are your top ten losses, out of curiosity?


Tigerfan56
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Member since May 2010
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re: Troy was the most embarrassing loss during my fanhood, but not close to most upsetting
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What are your top ten losses, out of curiosity?


Without thinking too much about it, off the top of my head based on my feelings at the time, and in no particular order

1)21-0. Losing to Bama was acceptable, they were better. Losing in the fashion and with that game plan was not
2) UK in 2007- lost to a worst team and seemed to end our title hopes
3) Arky in 2007- above
4) Wisconsin- lost to a worse team in a year with title expectations
5) Florida during the championship year
6) 2012 Bama- losing last second in the year after was painful
7) 2014 Bama- another crushing and frustrated defeat that made you wonder if it was possible to ever beat them
8) Ole Miss spike last play game
9) 7-3 loss to Auburn in 2005 maybe?
10) Tebow jump pass game

Those are off the top of my head, I could be forgetting some. But all of those were much more painful, and that says a lot about our current state given this was a home loss to Troy


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semjase
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re: Troy was the most embarrassing loss during my fanhood, but not close to most upsetting
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Tldr version- Alleva is a joke. We pay too much for this and when our administration decides to settle for mediocrity or less than that; we shouldn't go to the games and accept it.
The Administration settles for mediocrity because too large a % of the fan base does!

That's the Louisiana way.

I was born and raised here. (As most on here were) LSU Grad. Former GBFTL drummer. (Used to do the Pre-Game Bass Drum beat)

I know full well how it works and just what we're dealing with.

I've seen roughly 90% of the games in Tiger Stadium since the early 70's. (That's a huge number of games for comparative purposes)

Too many LSU fans have extremely low standards of excellence for themselves, the LSU football program (And all LSU Sports) the University and the State.

This loss needed to happen to open a few eyes. The Virgin has been sacrificed, but there are a few more to come............


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kengel2
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re: Troy was the most embarrassing loss during my fanhood, but not close to most upsetting
Go away, you miserable bitch.


LSUmudman
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re: Troy was the most embarrassing loss during my fanhood, but not close to most upsetting
Watch what happens in the upcoming weeks.....we will lose several games by 28-42 points. At least when Curley Hallman lost it was because he did not have many talented players.....but now we are supposed to have "talent? This is painful......who could see this could see this coming?



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