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The State of Tiger Stadium From a Student's Perspective



Three observations, from a student's perspective.

1) LSU has become a victim of their own success. Administration sees an opportunity to raise prices on everything, parking, tickets, concessions, etc. and they gladly do so. A typical fan cannot afford to buy a ticket at face value and spend the amount of money it takes to come to the game when they could easily watch the game on TV. It's sad, but it's true.

2) Because of the success of LSU, it is almost as if Tiger fans expect a blowout in every game except Alabama and the occasional SEC opponent like Georgia or A&M. I can feel the lack of enthusiasm in the student section every single play. Even on third down, the stadium gets loud, but there's nothing truly deafening or crazy like the "loudest stadium in the nation" should have. I truly believe fans don't see a reason to get loud because we are overly confident and spoiled by the success of the team in recent years. We simply assume we will win handily, and when a touchdown comes there's more of a sigh of relief than enthusiasm.

3) I want to apologize for the behavior of students so far this year. After going to Starkville and witnessing a fight between our students and some of their older fans, I was truly embarassed. Combine that with the F-you Florida/Auburn/whoever chants and STTDB, it's pretty hard to get fired up. Personally I'm so embarassed of these chants and I refuse to yell along with them. The Geaux Tigers chant and other chants that are such classics are done so quickly and rushed that they don't sound good at all any more. I'm ready for the student section to be rocking again and for the entire stadium to follow suit. Enough of the vulgar chants and drunken slurs at the opponent, let's get in their heads with an absolute roar on every down. The only reason I can give for student's leaving early is for the non-SEC games where we have to sit for 2 and a half hours before the game just to get a seat. For Florida, however, there's no excuse. I may be one of the few who gets embarassed by vulgar chants and shows up early for the games, but we aren't all just dumb college kids who don't know better.



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TDTGodfather
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solid 1st post





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CecilShortsHisPants
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This is actually clever and funny





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Edited.

Good post.



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the troll post of all troll posts!





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Harry Caray
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I liked your post better before the edit.





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This is neat.





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I liked your post better before the edit.

so i wasn't wrong. awesome.






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tigerstudent7
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Hahaha looks like I need to learn to delete a post instead of trying to edit it quickly! I'm only a freshman at LSU and typing this from my student work job, so who knew accidently hitting enter would start a whole thread?? Anyway, just wanted to come on and voice yet another opinion.





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Nice save.

I agree with what you said






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Oh look he edited.

Idiot philosophers here trying to dig into the deeper meaning behind his aborted post...






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Administration sees an opportunity to raise prices on everything, parking, tickets, concessions, etc. and they gladly do so. A typical fan cannot afford to buy a ticket at face value and spend the amount of money it takes to come to the game when they could easily watch the game on TV. It's sad, but it's true.

LSU has the cheapest tickets and fees of any of the programs who have won the SEC over the last 50 years.
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I want to apologize for the behavior of students so far this year. After going to Starkville and witnessing a fight between our students and some of their older fans, I was truly embarassed. Combine that with the F-you Florida/Auburn/whoever chants and STTDB, it's pretty hard to get fired up. Personally I'm so embarassed of these chants and I refuse to yell along with them. The Geaux Tigers chant and other chants that are such classics are done so quickly and rushed that they don't sound good at all any more. I'm ready for the student section to be rocking again and for the entire stadium to follow suit.






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TDTGodfather
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2) Because of the success of LSU, it is almost as if Tiger fans expect a blowout in every game except Alabama and the occasional SEC opponent like Georgia or A&M. I can feel the lack of enthusiasm in the student section every single play. Even on third down, the stadium gets loud, but there's nothing truly deafening or crazy like the "loudest stadium in the nation" should have. I truly believe fans don't see a reason to get loud because we are overly confident and spoiled by the success of the team in recent years. We simply assume we will win handily, and when a touchdown comes there's more of a sigh of relief than enthusiasm.

3) I want to apologize for the behavior of students so far this year. After going to Starkville and witnessing a fight between our students and some of their older fans, I was truly embarassed. Combine that with the F-you Florida/Auburn/whoever chants and STTDB, it's pretty hard to get fired up. Personally I'm so embarassed of these chants and I refuse to yell along with them. The Geaux Tigers chant and other chants that are such classics are done so quickly and rushed that they don't sound good at all any more. I'm ready for the student section to be rocking again and for the entire stadium to follow suit. Enough of the vulgar chants and drunken slurs at the opponent, let's get in their heads with an absolute roar on every down. The only reason I can give for student's leaving early is for the non-SEC games where we have to sit for 2 and a half hours before the game just to get a seat. For Florida, however, there's no excuse. I may be one of the few who gets embarassed by vulgar chants and shows up early for the games, but we aren't all just dumb college kids who don't know better.

then you go and do something like this......

and totally redeem yourself.

i agree with much of that. but i went to LSU in another decade and pretty much think we were better students then so my opinion isn't really valued by the young 'uns.






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Your #3 was spot on. People think that they are funny and clever, but it is just stupid.

Years ago, I was at a game when a team of sky divers landed on the field in pregame. A gust of wind came in when one of the skydivers was about the level of the goal posts and it turned him and his chute horizontal at the height of the top of the goal post. He landed like a rock and his leg planted in the ground clearly breaking it in half. I was in the stands right in front of it. It was gruesome. The ambulance had to come out and get a stretcher and everything. Of course, the stadium went silent until an idiot student at my college started yelling "get him off the field!" It was stupid. He thought it was funny.

I remember it years later as an example that college kids can be fools. Unfortunately, it seems like the LSU student section is full of fools.

Keep being who you are. I am sorry that you are a part of the mess.






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3) I want to apologize for the behavior of students so far this year. After going to Starkville and witnessing a fight between our students and some of their older fans, I was truly embarassed. Combine that with the F-you Florida/Auburn/whoever chants and STTDB, it's pretty hard to get fired up. Personally I'm so embarassed of these chants and I refuse to yell along with them. The Geaux Tigers chant and other chants that are such classics are done so quickly and rushed that they don't sound good at all any more. I'm ready for the student section to be rocking again and for the entire stadium to follow suit. Enough of the vulgar chants and drunken slurs at the opponent, let's get in their heads with an absolute roar on every down. The only reason I can give for student's leaving early is for the non-SEC games where we have to sit for 2 and a half hours before the game just to get a seat. For Florida, however, there's no excuse. I may be one of the few who gets embarassed by vulgar chants and shows up early for the games, but we aren't all just dumb college kids who don't know better.
As a fellow student, I agree with you, and I also refuse to be a part of the retarded "frick you Auburn" chant. Its not funny, not creative, and makes you sound stupid. Now the "It sucks to be a Florida Gator" chant, while doing the chomp is probably the greatest chant ever. As for STTDB, I think it is great when played with Neck, against a team like Alabama, if your winning. But, trying to incorporate it into every song is just stupid. The band practices those songs alot and they hate the students so much when good songs like "all of the lights" get banned.... Worst part about the student section is when people throw water bottles, coke cups, ect. everytime we get a touchdown or an INT or something. What are you 5 years old? I want the police that just stand there to actually start arresting people who throw shite and kicking them out of the games. An example needs to be made of those dumbasses.






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A typical fan cannot afford to buy a ticket at face value and spend the amount of money it takes to come to the game when they could easily watch the game on TV. It's sad, but it's true.


there are tickets for free to cheap outside 2 games a year






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TDTGodfather
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But, trying to incorporate it into every song is just stupid. The band practices those songs alot and they hate the students so much when good songs like "all of the lights" get banned....

totally



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Worst part about the student section is when people throw water bottles, coke cups, ect. everytime we get a touchdown or an INT or something. What are you 5 years old? I want the police that just stand there to actually start arresting people who throw shite and kicking them out of the games. An example needs to be made of those dumbasses.

student in the 90's. it went on back then. i hated the fact that i couldn't enjoy a score instead i had to look backwards at shite flying at my gf's head.







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2) Because of the success of LSU, it is almost as if Tiger fans expect a blowout in every game except Alabama and the occasional SEC opponent like Georgia or A&M. I can feel the lack of enthusiasm in the student section every single play. Even on third down, the stadium gets loud, but there's nothing truly deafening or crazy like the "loudest stadium in the nation" should have. I truly believe fans don't see a reason to get loud because we are overly confident and spoiled by the success of the team in recent years. We simply assume we will win handily, and when a touchdown comes there's more of a sigh of relief than enthusiasm.


^^^ This

Great post






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This is hands down the best post I've seen from a LSU student! Turns out that not all the college kids who watch LSU football are that stupid anyway! Almost everything you said is spot on, maybe except for the ticket price. LSU sold out the season tickets for 10 consecutive years, and people who can afford season tickets won't be kept from attending the game because of a slight raise in parking price. IMO, the reduced parking lot and nightmare traffic around the campus hurt the fans' enthusiasm more than the price. Student season ticket price is as low as you can find anywhere in the country.

Keep up being yourself and ignore whoever telling you that you are weird or different because you are not a fool like them.



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