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FlyingTiger06
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Bossier City, LA
Member since Nov 2004
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Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
Was watching the replay of the Miss St game from 2000 on ESPNU last night and noticed that the Eye was centered between the North 45 and the 50 instead of right on midfield. Link to video below. You can see it right at the 2:35 mark of the video.

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Just looked at some other clips from that season on Youtube and saw the same thing. Anyone know why they used to offset it like that instead of centering it right on the 50 like they do now?


Lebron Games
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
Someone was fired


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Smalls
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Member since Jul 2009
7147 posts

re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
The only thing I can come up with is if the entire tiger face was centered on the 50, that the right eye would be between the 45-50, and the left eye would be between the 50-45, so they initially painted it that way?


MountainTiger
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
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The only thing I can come up with is if the entire tiger face was centered on the 50, that the right eye would be between the 45-50, and the left eye would be between the 50-45, so they initially painted it that way?

Yeah I think it was something along those lines.


OU812
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
2000 was the first year it was brought back, so maybe they just screwed it up? LSU was at the 50 yard line in the 90s.


OSoBad
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Member since Nov 2016
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
When was the eye first introduced?


S
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
15 y/o S used to ponder this as well.


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Ponchy Tiger
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Member since Aug 2004
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
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The only thing I can come up with is if the entire tiger face was centered on the 50, that the right eye would be between the 45-50, and the left eye would be between the 50-45, so they initially painted it that way?



Absolutely correct


K_Tiger
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Member since Mar 2015
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
That stadium was LOUD


MOT
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Member since Jul 2006
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
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2000 was the first year it was brought back, so maybe they just screwed it up? LSU was at the 50 yard line in the 90s.

That was a Dinardo thing, 90-94 had the eye and I believe it was offset then also.


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BIWO
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
This is how all teams paint their logos. Don't you watch sports?



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LaBR4
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
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re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
I liked it between the 45-50 off set, like the other eye was missing.

It was done on purpose.

15 y/o LaBR4 thought it was cool.


FlyingTiger06
LSU Fan
Bossier City, LA
Member since Nov 2004
1521 posts

re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
Thanks for everyone who provided an answer. I know this wasn't breaking news, but I was curious. I figured someone on the Rant would know or would have had a legit sauce; you know, like their cousin's wife's brother's next-door neighbor was friends with the guy who's son was a band member at the time and thinks he remembers talking to the grounds keeper.



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XR Tiger
Member since Aug 2007
14 posts

re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
I believe it had something to do with the 50 yd line having to be easily visable and/or run continuously across the field. The artist didn't want the white 50 yd line running through the middle of it and messing up the look. At some point they figure out a way to center it with the line or the rule changed.


Mafru1984
Member since Jun 2017
96 posts

re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
Yes, they did initially paint it that way. But, the question is, did the intentionally paint it that way?


Rabid Tiger
Clemson Fan
NYC via San Francisco via BR-LA
Member since Sep 2003
3306 posts

re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
They didn't want the 50 yard line crossing through the middle of the eyeball itself


bayouman
LSU Fan
Uptown NOLA
Member since Apr 2012
1145 posts

re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
quote:

believe it had something to do with the 50 yd line having to be easily visable and/or run continuously across the field.


LOL! No ! I hope this was a bad joke?


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bayouman
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Member since Apr 2012
1145 posts

re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
Look where the eye is, now picture the whole tiger head there, now do you get it? One mean looking eye peaking out looking at everyone. Come on guys. Think!


MT555
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BR
Member since Feb 2009
219 posts

re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
It wasn't a Dinardo thing. When Dinardo was coach it was the block lettering.


MOT
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Jul 2006
16444 posts

re: Why was the Eye at midfield offset in 2000?
That's what I said. The other poster said "LSU" was there in the 90's but it was only during Dinardo's years. The first half of the decade was also the eye.

Dinardo thought "LSU" was good advertising for recruits.


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