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Jim Rockford
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I am really disappointing in Jindal for not pushing this issue and letting his opposition paint him as anti higher-ed


It's not that he's letting his opposition paint him as anti education through some tactical oversight on his part. He really is anti-public education, at all levels, and it's done with an eye to GOP primary voters. He still harbors presidential ambitions. He never has given a shite about this state, except as a stepping stone. Now that he's in his second term, he's dropped all pretense of caring.






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Every Alabama coed should be required to wear an AJ McCarron jersey and leggings around campus on game days.

Sexiest outfit ever.






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MrWalkingMan
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just move there why dont you






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LuckySo-n-So
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11) Going forward I believe LSU's forefront is brighter.


I believe this is the case for one simple reason: How can it get any worse? The only way to go is up.






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GeorgeReymond
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If LSU would just follow the concept of basically these 3 buildings throughout the next 5 years when rebuilding halls I'd be satisfied








LSU makes the simplest things hard



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tigerbait2010
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Well said. Literally 9/10 of my Alabama friends I know live out of state; In fact a surprising amount from California. Almost all of them toured LSU and were impressed, but said Alabama was very personable on their visit and it was more one-on-one than just being another number in the group...budget cuts

I'm a big fan of the voucher system, so that ideology Jindal has I actually do support. I feel like he's in a difficult position though with LSU, due to our excess of four-year universities. Ideally I'd imagine he'd want politicians to "fall on the political grenade" like previously stated, but he can'y force them to.

As for the Greek system-kudos to Alabama for realizing that having a strong greek system greatly encourages OOS kids to go to Bama. That was another reason my friends went to Bama from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and so on. they wanted to go to the "Southern Greek Sorority/Fraternity thing" so that weighed more heavily than most realize. I am not Greek at LSU, but I certainly would have had I gone to Ole Miss, Bama, UGA, or even Arkansas. I had been to just about every major SEC campus for football and concluded that LSU just doesn't take Greek life seriously. In hindsight I kind of wish I would have, but most of my friends are greek anyways.


I'm pretty positive LSU is about to renovate its last few dorms that have been neglected. If we can just get a new library, some new classrooms, alleviate the parking issues, and somehow managed to get rid of the ghetto down highland, I think our perception would improve drastically.



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tigerbait2010
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Forestry Building, Electrical Engineering Building, Food Science Building, Human Ecology Building, Dairy Science Building, Doran Hall, Lockett, Middleton, etc).



blow them up. all of them.






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IAmReality
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As an Alabama fan it pains me to admit but you're right about the gameday crowd and atmosphere. I can elaborate as to why.

1. Old money fans. Alabama has been a football power for generations and as such a lot of the fans are the old money crowd. These people just sit in silence and watch the game with the occasional golf clap for a big play. All schools have these folks but Alabama has a lot more of them than most places.

2. Fairweather/bandwagon fans. What's crazy is the years Alabama was struggling the the stadium was actually much louder and more electric. The reason is the people who are going to the stadium when the team is struggling are die hard fans who cheer loud. Right now EVERYBODY and their mamma is an Alabama "fan". It's very en vouge to be a Bama fan and go to the game, etc. So a ton of people in the stadium watching the game are just there more because it's trendy or the place to be. These people will be the first to disappear if the team starts struggling at some point. I see these people every week. A yuppie couple, decked out in Alabama hats and polos and accessories, they get their 5 minutes after kick off, never cheer once, and leave late 3rd quarter. Hate these type of fans and there are now ALOT of them.

3. Championship fatigue. Bama fans have gotten spoiled and can't "get up" emotionaly for any game that isn't an SEC or BCS championship game.

The Alabama road fans are a million times better than the home fans. The people actually willing to drive to an opposing stadium are way more die hards and make way more noise and show way more passsion on average.

As far as the stadium is concerned, Bryant Denny is easily the most physically attractive and comfortable stadium in the SEC. I'm pretty biased but it always amazes me how 'cheap' so many stadiums look. Like Neyland stadium is disgusting, just looking at it all you see are these metal rafters and it just looks run down (and is indeed a dump inside). It proves seating capacity isn't everything.



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LouisianaLonghorn
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Fairweather/bandwagon fans. What's crazy is the years Alabama was struggling the the stadium was actually much louder and more electric. The reason is the people who are going to the stadium when the team is struggling are die hard fans who cheer loud. Right now EVERYBODY and their mamma is an Alabama "fan". It's very en vouge to be a Bama fan and go to the game, etc. So a ton of people in the stadium watching the game are just there more because it's trendy or the place to be. These people will be the first to disappear if the team starts struggling at some point. I see these people every week. A yuppie couple, decked out in Alabama hats and polos and accessories, they get their 5 minutes after kick off, never cheer once, and leave late 3rd quarter. Hate these type of fans and there are now ALOT of them.


LSU has this problem as well, but for a different reason. Many die hard "blue collar" fans are being priced out of the stadium. More and more tickets are bought by business and handed out to clients. We also have our fair share of "too cool for school" fans who either care more about socializing than they do cheering, or they're just there to be seen, and they hightail it out before the end of the 3rd quarter, regardless of who we're playing or what the score is.

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Championship fatigue. Bama fans have gotten spoiled and can't "get up" emotionaly for any game that isn't an SEC or BCS championship game.


LSU has this too. It's BCS or bust these days.

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The Alabama road fans are a million times better than the home fans. The people actually willing to drive to an opposing stadium are way more die hards and make way more noise and show way more passsion on average.


Same with LSU fans who travel. I've also found that opposing fans who travel are a lot more fun to interact with and much more well behaved. A lot of people think it's only happening at their school, when the truth is that it's all over the conference and the country.






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IAmReality
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I think that's a good point about the prices.

The blue collar, working man, and younger crow who tend to be the loudest types can't afford tickets or parking or all that jazz.

That means more of the tickets are going to the business/socialization/country club crowd.






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PRK
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What OP said re: campus improvements, architecture is absolutely true. With the exception of the area encompassing the Law School/Quad/Journalism Building/Hodges & other halls on that row...our campus is disappointing. And even in those areas, there are eye-sores (Middleton, Lockett). The new chemistry building is acceptable, but jesus christ, look at what Alabama is doing to their campus. They are selling that Southern charm bull shite to OOS kids like it's cocaine.

What is LSU doing? Building a fricking bamboo rotunda in the new business building, and it's going to look as weird and dated as the interior/exterior of Middleton in 15 years. Our administration has zero fricking foresight.


Also, frick Bobby Jindal.






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PRK
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Same with LSU fans who travel. I've also found that opposing fans who travel are a lot more fun to interact with and much more well behaved. A lot of people think it's only happening at their school, when the truth is that it's all over the conference and the country.



Fans who travel are the best fans. They care more about their school & team. Fact.






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RedTigerRulz
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Fans who travel are the best fans. They care more about their school & team. Fact.


I call BS...I travel to games some but come on...r u kiddin???....there are a lot great fans who simply cant afford to travel b/c of kids/job/etc...or because of geography are half way across the country/world and cant get there.....doesn't make them less of a fan.







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Paul Allen
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Fans who travel are the best fans. They care more about their school & team. Fact.



Yep, I agree 100%






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PRK
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I call BS...I travel to games some but come on...r u kiddin???....there are a lot great fans who simply cant afford to travel b/c of kids/job/etc...or because of geography are half way across the country/world and cant get there.....doesn't make them less of a fan.



People make sacrifices to follow their passion. One less beer here, take the kids along, etc. I'm not saying you have to make every away game -- plenty of people can only afford one a year, at best.

Fans you meet on the road are, objectively, the best.






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RedTigerRulz
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People make sacrifices to follow their passion. One less beer here, take the kids along, etc. I'm not saying you have to make every away game -- plenty of people can only afford one a year, at best. Fans you meet on the road are, objectively, the best.


Since ya framed it that way.....






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GeorgeReymond
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PRK


Spot on



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UAFanFromNOLA
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I believe what is IN the building actually matters- who cares how many buildings are built? I'm a college prof at a school with 14,000 students. We don't have fancy new buildings but we do a great job educating our students.
Most of the buildings were in the Science and Engineering departments which allowed them to have much more modern labs to work in and therefore have stronger research capabilities. There is a reason LSU is planning on building a large engineering complex.

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alphaandomega
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OP Dreamland may be the 5th best BBQ joint in Tuscaloosa since they opened a Jim and Nicks and Full Moon reopened after the Tornado.


You are insane. You put those chains above Archibalds? Best in Tuscaloosa in order is:

Archibalds
pigg shack
dreamland
some crappy arse bbq from the winn dixie deli
Jim and Nicks
Full Moon






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81Tiger
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The new business building!

LSU tried its hand at contemporary, but this third rate styling is just plain silly.



Who designed those Amish style barn buildings on the left?

It is etch-a-sketch quality architecture at its worst.






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