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bastropbham
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Louisiana recruits, anywhere but here (Bama Land)



I tried to resist writing this, but decided I might sleep better if I did. I need to vent.

Living in Alabama I believe have a different perspective than those who don't. College football is THE obsession. There is no pro team or any pro sports for that matter. College football is king and they derive a great deal of their state pride from the success of their football program (be it Bama or Auburn) as do we. As a Louisiana native I know we are obsessed as well but at least there are different outlets (Geaux Saints!) I also understand the allure of Bama as an elite program but it would seem to me that pride in your home state, and the fact that LSU is a whisker away from that same pedestal, would be sufficient motivation for players to stay at home.

I cannot understand how someone born and raised in Louisiana can fail to understand the pride, joy (and pain) the success or failure of LSU football means to the fans. It's one thing to go to another program (be it SEC or otherwise). It is a whole other thing to play for our arch rival (maybe that's not official, but to me they are). Essentially it feels like a spit in the face, or worse.

Our ex-coach has the advantage of connections he made while being our head coach. It's not fair but I don't think that keeps him up at night. I also am aware of the amount of wealth in the city of Birmingham. Not to mention it is the home office of the SEC (compare schedules). So I am more than suspicious this is not a level playing field

That's it. I feel a little better. I try to be mature and understand these are kids trying to make the best decision for their future. But apparently I need some work in that area. I just think it's hard for them to recognize a deal with Satan (sorry, Saban) when you are so young and naive. I think few in their native state will forget or forgive their disloyalty. I know it would be perceived the same in Alabama. You almost never, if ever, see the same thing happen in Alabama for a top recruit (Jamarcus exception, once again lured by Saban). I suppose some La. players have decided they can live with that, and so should I. It's just a game after all.







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DBeaux225
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DocBugbear
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Sorry Cam, but if you can't say "Roll Tide" with a big smile on your face after committing then you made the wrong choice. Now you are not a tiger. You are just tiger bait... very sad.





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VermilionTiger
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Buga Nation
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Shut up





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PacoDeTaco
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BR
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We will be fine. If the guy doesn't want to play here, then I'd rather him leave. Couldn't care less if its Bama or not.





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BossierTigerFan24
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SEC, SEC. Exactly why I root against Bama in out of conference games. The sec crap is ridiculous.





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TorNation
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So a Louisiana native living in Alabama can't understand why another Louisiana native wants to live in Alabama. Gotcha, maybe your point would have some validity if you weren't already doing the same thing.





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NOLADirty
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Dallas
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Thank you, I'll jump from my ledge now !!!







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Captain Crown
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Ain't worried bout nothin





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Goldrush25
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quote:

So a Louisiana native living in Alabama can't understand why another Louisiana native wants to live in Alabama. Gotcha, maybe your point would have some validity if you weren't already doing the same thing


Owned.






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Ice Cold
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Yeah, I'd like to know why he's in Bama, too.





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bastropbham
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quote:

So a Louisiana native living in Alabama can't understand why another Louisiana native wants to live in Alabama. Gotcha, maybe your point would have some validity if you weren't already doing the same thing.


Actually I can understand. But then again I don't have the physical abilities to represent the hopes of the many LSU faithful on the football field. Though I may have dreamt it once or twice.






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tigercavor
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They say money is a powerful aphrodisiac. Saban is now wearing his Liz Taylor White Diamonds on all of his recruiting trips. The recruits get to tear into Saban on recruiting night, but once they are enrolled, the recruits have to wear the White Diamonds, and Saban tears that shite up! Usually several players come out of it with undisclosed injuries, but nothing that strong antibiotics can't knock out!





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Goldrush25
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Actually I can understand. But then again I don't have the physical abilities to represent the hopes of the many LSU faithful on the football field. Though I may have dreamt it once or twice


It's the same thing. Obviously you found opportunity elsewhere. I'm a BR native. I found found opportunity elsewhere. Just because someone was born in LA doesn't obligate them to stay there.

It sucks but at least a guy like CR made the decision early and didn't tie up LSU's resources unnecessarily.






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Tiger Phanatick
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So if his job required him to move to continue his living he is a traitor or a hypocrite for posting.

You guys are bullies and full of shite. Nothing wrong with what he said. It his opinion.






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Suntiger
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Ice Cold
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quote:

So if his job required him to move to continue his living he is a traitor or a hypocrite for posting.

People always have choices. Some have more than others, but we all have them. Whatever choice the OP made to leave LA, it's silly for him to criticize others for doing the same, and to project his "state first" attitude on them.






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lsutigerinTENN
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if he or any player wants to go.... don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out.

If you don't want to be a TIGER then we don't want you to be... you are just now TIGER BAIT!!!

Geaux Tigers!






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bastropbham
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People always have choices. Some have more than others, but we all have them. Whatever choice the OP made to leave LA, it's silly for him to criticize others for doing the same, and to project his "state first" attitude on them.


So LSU is not an opportunity? Bama is better? That's what you're
saying? I have friends and family that follow my whereabouts. Not a couple of states worth of football fans. If it doesn't bother you that the number #1 recruit went to our arch rival then I find if hard to believe you are a fan.






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Dudebro2
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They say money is a powerful aphrodisiac. Saban is now wearing his Liz Taylor White Diamonds on all of his recruiting trips. The recruits get to tear into Saban on recruiting night, but once they are enrolled, the recruits have to wear the White Diamonds, and Saban tears that shite up! Usually several players come out of it with undisclosed injuries, but nothing that strong antibiotics can't knock out!


WTF -






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