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TJG210
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the now shows don't affect LSU except in concession sales....


For now......eventually it will trickle down. When do people stop buying tickets because they're not attending the games? When that occurs donations go down, when donations go down there is less to spend on the athletics, when there is less to spend on athletics all programs start to suffer.






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choupiquesushi
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What do you mean by "Those".. :racist:


actually.. I mean drunk obnoxious football clueless white folks... now you happy?






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AlwysATgr
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day games will be the norm whilst we are good..


I realize this is tied to the SEC's TV contracts. But what is CFB without tradition? One of ours is night games. Our Admin ought to be able to get some contract concessions with the SEC. If network A is willing to show our game at night, then we should have some latitude to pre-empt network B from moving it to the afternoon.

I don't care how we preserve our tradition but it needs to be done.

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btw one of the more raucous crowds ever.. has been for BAMA DAY GAMES..


Agreed - both '08 and '10 were good crowds.






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ralliartist
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What do you mean by "Those".. :racist:


Idk about you but I can't point out a single black person in that pic






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BRAVEHEART
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And, of course, the "frick you, it's my money" justifications.
That's my favorite declaration of defiance spewed out from the arrogant and self absorbed Cheesers. Frick em all.






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Red Stick Tigress
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It's $400 ($100 for Tradition Fund and $300 parking fee) yearly in the paid lots.

I guess LSU is making the pay as you go lots the same price as a parking pass without giving the buyer(s) of said weekly parking the courtesy of getting the same spot (or even the same lot) on a weekly basis.

Charging $75 for parking at the new Box is ridiculous.

The clusterf*** that is the $40 pay lots all over is what is causing the traffic issue pre-game.

I'm glad I live close enough to walk to campus.






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LSUGrad9295
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Two top ten teams - and 15k no shows... that's over a hundred K in ticket purchases thrown away...


I agree with all of your eloquently written post.

I remember the day when it was all about one thing: Going to see the Tigers play. It didn't matter who the opponent was, what the ranking was, what time the game was, or what the temperature was....if the purple and gold was going to suit up, people were going to be there, come hell or high water, JUST TO SEE THE TIGERS.

Those days are gone. If the opponent isn't Alabama, people don't care. If the Tigers have a couple of losses....oh well, the season is over....no point to going to see the game.

It is now all about who can have the biggest and best tailgate. The game is the nuisance that interferes with the social aspect. To each their own. It is what it is. It is sad, really.

I guarantee if LSU were to ban tailgating on campus altogether, there would be plenty of places to park for those who actually want to go to the game. And we would find out who the REAL football fans are.






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choupiquesushi
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I guarantee if LSU were to ban tailgating on campus altogether, there would be plenty of places to park for those who actually want to go to the game. And we would find out who the REAL football fans are


don't ban tailgating... but... maybe restrict access to people WITHOUT tickets or charge them....which I am surprised they don't do.



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Alt26
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We can debate and debate the reasons why the TS is not the same, but the reason is that the fanbase is spoiled. LSU is a victim of their own success.

Due to the great success LSU has had over the last 10+ years, many fans feel that an LSU win is just a foregone conclusion. This has led to the tailgate becoming more of "the even" than the actual game. People spend lavishly on their tailgates, and once gametime comes they just decide that it would be more comfortable and less of a hassle to stay at the tailgate and watch the game on TV rather than going into the stadium to watch LSU get the expected victory. Then you have those who do actually go into the stadium. Just like everybody else however, they go in expecting LSU to win comfortably. Therefore, once LSU goes up even by as little as 10 points, many just assume "we got this", and just head on back to the tailgate or out to a bar to resume the party that they had to stop to go into the game. It's no coincidence that games where it is not a foregone conclusion that LSU will win (see recent Alabama games)are the ones where the fans stay until the end and are most involved.

I genuinely thought UF was going to be one of those games being that it was clearly the 2nd most anticipated home game of the schedule, however fans didn't show up, and left early. That leads to another level of spoiled fans, the group that refuses to show up to day games because, "We're LSU. We only play at night!" That is a tradition of a past era where relatively few games were televised. CBS has had the TV contract with the SEC for 15 years, and in those 15 years they have almost always put the best conf. game of the week at 2:30. While I don't particularly love day games, I sure in the hell will put up with it because it generally means that LSU is one of the best teams in the country. It's long time for the day game haters to get over it. Unless CBS changes or loses the contract, LSU will play more marquee games in TS at 2:30. Of course, LSU's program could always drop back down to the level of say a Miss. St., who seems to have no problem landing night games week after week.



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Pauldean
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Once construction is completed in 2014, Nunez said, Tiger Stadium will have more gates than ever. Alleva said LSU is working toward more WiFi access in the stadium and will press law enforcement to reinstate contraflow traffic routes into and out of the campus that were inexplicably nixed several years ago.


Best part of this article...






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monceaux
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How do you deny access to campus? That makes absolutely no sense. Do kids get kicked out of their dorms, too? What about other events on campus?

As for kids leaving after the half, no issue with it at all. You run out of water then it's on you. But as for there being several empty sections, it was a lie. Did the student section get less crowded? Sure.






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choupiquesushi
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As for kids leaving after the half, no issue with it at all. You run out of water then it's on you. But as for there being several empty sections, it was a lie. Did the student section get less crowded? Sure.


the student section had big empy spots at kick off...bro..

and the auburn game... it was the least filled and the first to empty..

i don't think students on campus are the issue...
but the tialgating professionals that don't ever go to the game add to the problems...






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ralliartist
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but the tialgating professionals that don't ever go to the game add to the problems...


Alot of ppl go JUST to tailgate






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choupiquesushi
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Alot of ppl go JUST to tailgate



i know.... and that has grown multiple times over in the last few years...






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LSUGrad9295
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don't ban tailgating... but... maybe restrict access to people WITHOUT tickets or charge them....which I am surprised they don't do.


I agree totally....but this would be IMPOSSIBLE to do.






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ralliartist
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i know.... and that has grown multiple times over in the last few years...


Does it increase traffic?yea but who cares? Also most of these ppl probably don't even buy tickets so I doubt they deserve much blame.



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choupiquesushi
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Also most of these ppl probably don't even buy tickets so I doubt they deserve much blame


increase of traffic IS part of the problem...






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monceaux
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the student section had big empy spots at kick off...bro..


Thanks, bro.

There were "empy" spots at kick then filled in during first. That pic was taken between 1&2 quarter. Empty, err empy spots isn't what Rabalais said.






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Politiceaux
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Our Admin ought to be able to get some contract concessions with the SEC. If network A is willing to show our game at night, then we should have some latitude to pre-empt network B from moving it to the afternoon.
How, precisely? CBS has had that contract for quite some time. 13 of the 14 SEC schools are perfectly fine with 2:30 games. There's not really a power position from which to negotiate there.






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LSUGrad9295
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Does it increase traffic?yea but who cares? Also most of these ppl probably don't even buy tickets so I doubt they deserve much blame


The pro tailgaters who don't go to the game are a HUGE part of the problem as it pertains to parking and traffic. Those who just want to go to the game have no good options of where to park because spots are being taken up by tailgate-tards.






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