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Hurricane Mike
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How LSU became Purple and Gold


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dbt_Geaux_Tigers_196
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Great read.

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It was the custom at that time, for some occult reason, to call football teams by the names of vicious animals;

Funny how perspectives change over generations.






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Funny how perspectives change over generations.


Looking at you, Oregon.






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dbt_Geaux_Tigers_196
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Yep. Put QB's in dresses, get rid of bump&run...hell, why not throw 60 times.
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Or did you mean the Nike Uni's? Kids/recruits eat that up apparently.



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goldenbadger08
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I'm going to be honest.. I just assumed it was Huey's doing.






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CrimsonTideMD
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Great read!
I always enjoy these pieces on SEC teams.


Can anyone tell me when/how the "Bayou Bengals" nickname came into circulation?






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LSUNV
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It was the custom at that time, for some occult reason, to call football teams by the names of vicious animals;


I guess Alabama missed that memo






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RummelTiger
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A writer coined "Crimson Tide" while watching a game.

Something about how their defense looked like a crimson tide rolling over the opponent...



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molsusports
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I guess Alabama missed that memo



clearly you are not married. a woman on her menses can be big trouble






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dbt_Geaux_Tigers_196
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I guess Alabama missed that memo

"They looked as big as elephants..." has a little more zing than, say, "They looked as big as rabid ferrets..."



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LSUNV
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clearly you are not married. a woman on her menses can be big trouble


That would be the reason I divorced my first wife






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Tiger Nation 84
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quote:

A writer coined "Crimson Tide" while watching a game.

Something about how their defense looked like a crimson tide rolling over the opponent...



I think when they were running out of the tunnel he phrased that they looked like a crimson tide running on to the field, could be wrong because im not a Bama fan at all...






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Hurricane Mike
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Or did you mean the Nike Uni's? Kids/recruits eat that up apparently.



I don't understand that shite. Your deciding on the next 4 years of your life and you are worried about the uniform?






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JJ27
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It's not the uniforms as much as all of the shite they get from Nike. Also, did you see their new facilities? WOW...





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Did you mean the Nike unis


He meant Ducks aren't ferocious animals.






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BRAVEHEART
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That story is a little bit different than I've come to know. I've always read that the New Orleans/Tulane players went to that department store and bought up all the green ribbon for themselves, leaving the purple and gold for the LSU guys.

BTW, Coates mentions the LSU Gold color as "Old Gold", but the traditional shade of Mardi Gras Gold is the Canary Yellow hue of Gold.

We should all be glad that Boyd didn't get his way with Blue and White.

In reality, based on history, LSU should be the Confederate or Rebel Tigers with the school colors of Grey, (Confedrate/Rebel uniform colors) Red, Blue and White (Confederate/Rebel flag colors) Very similar to our friends up in Oxford.

Anybody know why Ole Miss didn't choose an animal back then for the mascot?






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unbeWEAVEable
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Can anyone tell me when/how the "Bayou Bengals" nickname came into circulation?


Civil War Regiment from Louisiana.






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Kajungee
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That story is a little bit different than I've come to know. I've always read that the New Orleans/Tulane players went to that department store and bought up all the green ribbon for themselves, leaving the purple and gold for the LSU guys.



This is what I had always been told as well.






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themunch
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Cool story brah.









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Too Frat To Care
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Everyone didn't already know this? Wow.





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