Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History? | Page 5 | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
lsufball19
LSU Fan
Germantown, TN
Member since Sep 2008
7874 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

I gotta put Warren Morris in there!

it's been mentioned several times, but that was not lucky. let's, for the sake of argument, say it wasn't a homerun and only a double. the game is tied with morris on 2nd base. morris batted .400 for the season. he hit .369 in 95 with 8 home runs. there's a difference in a lucky play and a clutch play. a game winning home run is not lucky. i've always thought it was a disservice to morris as a player when people make it out to be he was the least likely guy to come up with a clutch hit when he was arguably the best contact hitter on the team outside of eddy furniss and maybe jason williams.






Back to top
Thunder Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2011
2608 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

it's been mentioned several times, but that was not lucky. let's, for the sake of argument, say it wasn't a homerun and only a double. the game is tied with morris on 2nd base. morris batted .400 for the season. he hit .369 in 95 with 8 home runs. there's a difference in a lucky play and a clutch play. a game winning home run is not lucky. i've always thought it was a disservice to morris as a player when people make it out to be he was the least likely guy to come up with a clutch hit when he was arguably the best contact hitter on the team outside of eddy furniss and maybe jason williams.

Agreed. After being down several times, and by as much as 3 at one time IIRC, the team put themselves in a position to tie (even with a shallow single, 'cause we had a guy on 3rd) or win the ballgame. Then Morris made great contact on a great pitch. Probably the most exciting sport ending I've ever seen - but I wouldn't call it luck.






Back to top
lsufball19
LSU Fan
Germantown, TN
Member since Sep 2008
7874 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


yeah and also, just to add more to morris' value as a player
- that year he was drafted in the 5th round of the draft
- he was the starting 2nd basemen for team USA in the olympics, where he led the team in hitting with a .409 average and 5 home runs in 9 games
- he was runner up for the ROY for the Pirates
- had a 5 year MLB career where he had a career .267 average

i'm done. sorry, i just hate the revisionist history of warren morris. it was arguably the most memorable moment in college baseball history, but it just gets old hearing the "omg, that was his only home run of the season." it makes for a good story telling it like that, but that tends to happen when you miss most of the season with a broken wrist.






Back to top
jhhingle
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2007
2359 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

I can't believe 05 Arizona St hasn't been mentioned yet. That wasn't a catch.

? Explain? Looked like it on TV!






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Thunder Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2011
2608 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

2000 Bama game where the refs go out of their way to look at the screen in the stadium. To figure out a call.

Was that the game in Tiger Stadium where we were ahead by a few points late in the 4th, Bama kicksoff to us, I believe it was a normal catch and normal tackle, and for some inexplicable reason the refs were about to give the ball to Bama, deep in our territory and for no apparent reason?

As I recall there was no instant replay, but a replay was on the stadium screen and everybody screamed and pointed until the officials looked at it and then gave the ball to us.

If I recall that correctly it was bizarre. Had they given the ball to Bama, and if they would've scored to win the game there literally woulda been a fricking riot.






Back to top
Chd1478
Member since Jun 2009
1815 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?




Auburn 2005. One of the quirkier games of modern history.

Auburn outgains us by over 100 yards of offense and misses 5 field goals






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Papa Tigah
LSU Fan
TIGER ISLAND, LA
Member since Sep 2007
11558 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

2010 Florida when Jasper got the ball on a hop and ran for the first down.


That's a good one.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Broski
USA Fan
Member since Jun 2011
20491 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

yeah and also, just to add more to morris' value as a player
- that year he was drafted in the 5th round of the draft
- he was the starting 2nd basemen for team USA in the olympics, where he led the team in hitting with a .409 average and 5 home runs in 9 games
- he was runner up for the ROY for the Pirates
- had a 5 year MLB career where he had a career .267 average

i'm done. sorry, i just hate the revisionist history of warren morris. it was arguably the most memorable moment in college baseball history, but it just gets old hearing the "omg, that was his only home run of the season." it makes for a good story telling it like that, but that tends to happen when you miss most of the season with a broken wrist.



But it was still lucky in the sense that the guy was a game time decision to play second, because he was still feeling pain in it the night before.

It's only revisionist history if people say "OMG HE WASN'T EVEN A GOOD HITTER", it's not to say "OMG IT WAS HIS FIRST HOME RUN" because, if you knew his injury history up to that point, then yeah it was remarkably lucky that that was the outcome.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
kingbob
LSU Fan
St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
20146 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


Florida 2007, 5/5 on 4th downs

Or really any and every game in 2010



This post was edited on 2/14 at 4:27 pm


Back to top
  Replies (0)
gjackx
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Jan 2007
12547 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


Game 1 of the Texas series in the CWS final in 2009. D.J. LeMahieu stepped up so huge in his last two at bats. The last at bat he gets a two out double to tie the game up (in the 9th, nonetheless). It was so friggin' hot for that game too!!!!! But worth it

LSU should have not won that game!



This post was edited on 2/14 at 4:30 pm


Back to top
tgerb8
LSU Fan
Huntsvegas
Member since Aug 2007
829 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


Suprised that Oregon State (2004) isn't mentioned along side the 2005 Auburn game.
22-21 OT win.
3 missed PAT's (one securing the victory) > 5 missed FG's IMO
LINK






Back to top
danfraz
LSU Fan
San Antonio TX
Member since Apr 2008
17321 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

How about early 90's Vandy @ TS? Vandy about to go in for a one yard score to ice it, and the dude fumbles to Wayne Williams @ the goal line. A HORRIBLE Vandy team.



Curley's first win as LSU HC


vs.....



Gerry D









Back to top
TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
23320 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

How about early 90's Vandy @ TS? Vandy about to go in for a one yard score to ice it, and the dude fumbles to Wayne Williams @ the goal line. A HORRIBLE Vandy team. Curley's first win as LSU HC vs..... Gerry D


My first game in the student section






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Reda LSU
Southern Cal Fan
Connecticut
Member since Jan 2013
2641 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


miss-understood golden horseshoes.

the 2010 tenn when dooley was on his way out and the refs called for 13 on the play



This post was edited on 2/14 at 5:28 pm


Back to top
TigerintheNO
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2004
23320 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

2007 LSU vs Auburn last second TD Throw....? did people forget that game?!?



we were in field goal range






Back to top
AlwysATgr
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Apr 2008
5989 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


Not sure if it's a "horeshoe" but an incredible part of Tiger lore.

LSU-Cal Irvine Game2






Back to top
  Replies (0)
dukke v
Notre Dame Fan
PLUTO
Member since Jul 2006
127905 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

2007 LSU vs Auburn last second TD Throw....? did people forget that game?!?


How was LSU GIVEN anything in that game.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
the crue
LSU Fan
Chackbay-Thibodaux
Member since May 2008
1592 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


opener of 2010, north carolina tight end drops 2 catches in the end zone, if he catches either one lsu loses. miss. st in 09, 1st & goal from the 1 & they don't run dixon & lose. troy kept throwing the ball instead of running some clock when they were up 28, giving lsu time to make the comeback





Back to top
  Replies (0)
the crue
LSU Fan
Chackbay-Thibodaux
Member since May 2008
1592 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


quote:

I can't believe 05 Arizona St hasn't been mentioned yet. That wasn't a catch.
it was 4th & 16 on top of that. & yes early didn't have control. 2 block punt returns also in that game for lsu






Back to top
dukke v
Notre Dame Fan
PLUTO
Member since Jul 2006
127905 posts

re: Top 5 Golden Horeshoes in LSU History?


2011 UGA SEC TITLE GAME. If UGA doesn't drop two td passes... That game is WAY different.





Back to top


Back to top