| Tiger Rant|| The last time LSU and Kentucky split in reg season and met in the SEC-T - I-59 Tiger on 3/13/14 at 8:22 pm|
LSU won the SEC Tournament Title. :confused: 1980. :geauxtigers:...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Basketball history: LSU vs Kentucky one game playoff for NCAA tourney 60 yrs - I-59 Tiger on 3/10/14 at 4:14 pm|
Interesting story how this situation materialized.Of course until the 1975 season only the conference champion or 'designated conference representative' could go to the NCAA tournament. So, through the 1973-1974 season it wasn't that unusual for a conference to have a one game play...
| More Sports Board|| Today is the 40th Anniversary of one of college basketball's greatest games - I-59 Tiger on 3/9/14 at 2:08 pm|
ACC Tournament final: #1 in the country NC State 103, #5 in the country Maryland 100. This was the final year of only one team from a conference going to the NCAA Tournament. Even ranked #5, in today's format its conceivable that Maryland team would have been a one seed.
| SEC Rant|| Congratulations to the Florida Gators on going 18-0 in SEC Play - I-59 Tiger on 3/8/14 at 10:11 pm|
Remarkable accomplishment. "Down year" doesn't mean diddle in running the table. From '67 to '91 the SEC played 18 conference games. Kentucky went 17-1 in 1970 and 1986 and LSU went 17-1 in 1981.
| SEC Rant|| Which seat is warmer -- Barbee's or Grant's ? - I-59 Tiger on 3/7/14 at 12:20 pm|
honestly I think both schools have a case to show both guys the door....
| SEC Rant|| Which wrong side of the bubble team or not on bubble team has best shot at SECT - I-59 Tiger on 3/5/14 at 12:09 pm|
title to steal an NCAA bid? Right now I'd say Arkansas is off the bubble and in, but they're playing well so they could win it regardless.
Love to see LSU,but just can't see that materializing. ...
| SEC Rant|| Today is the 35th Anniversary of the renewal of the SEC Basketball Tournament - I-59 Tiger on 2/28/14 at 12:07 pm|
Wednesday, February 28, 1979. Certainly 35 years is a long time in sports,but its amazing the landscape of today versus that period.The conference orginally had a tournament from its inception in 1933 basically a carry over from the old Southern Conference days. It ceased after the 1952 season. At t...
| SEC Rant|| After Jan 1, 1979, Alabama, Southern Cal and ABC tried to convince the NCAA - I-59 Tiger on 2/21/14 at 4:07 pm|
to do a one game playoff for the true National Champion since they split it that year. Obviously, the NCAA turned it down saying it went against their by-laws,etc.
I vaguely remember this but just came across it a little while ago looking up something else....
| Tiger Rant|| 35 Years ago this week the SEC Banner dropped vs Alabama in the Assembly Center - I-59 Tiger on 2/21/14 at 3:46 pm|
To be precise, it was on February [b]22[/b],but I'm going to be out and about tomorrow... :lol: (Game was actually on a [i]Thursday[/i] night).
The 1978-1979 Tigers are IMO, one of LSU's most undervalued teams. Probably many reasons, the fanbase had really just started getting into the games the ...
| More Sports Board|| Duke at North Carolina : 40 years ago - Duke up by 8 with :17 left - I-59 Tiger on 2/20/14 at 10:49 am|
and North Carolina tied them at the buzzer and won in overtime.Invaribably this will come up tonight if you watch the game. So if you're watching it with someone, you can impress them with this knowledge. :lol:
Really amazing. Now, this was indeed a dark period of Duke basketball. They finished l...
| Off-Topic Board|| Andy Griffith show fans, Gomer's date "Mary Grace" passed away - I-59 Tiger on 2/18/14 at 12:00 pm|
also played Ralph Monroe on Green Acres.
She was nice. REAL nice.
| Tiger Rant|| Silver Anniversary: Doug Roth of Tennessee flipping off students in LSU home win - I-59 Tiger on 2/11/14 at 2:39 pm|
anyone else old enough to remember this incident? Home game on "JP" in SEC game of the week at the Assembly Center in Chris Jackson's freshman year.
Roth was a caucasian Tennessee center about 7'0" with short curly hair and goggles as he had only one functioning eye.Interesting looking fellow to ...
| SEC Rant|| B'ham News sports has officially quit trying. No report on Ala-Aub game - I-59 Tiger on 1/31/14 at 8:08 am|
"game still in progress at print time". Game ended around 9:20? "please go to our (pathetic) website".
Trust me. I know full well what the weather has been like here since Tue morning.And,the Alabama-Auburn basketball game(s) aren't like the football game. Got it. But in this day and age you can'...
| SEC Rant|| Does Calipari normally do a post game show with Tom Leach ? - I-59 Tiger on 1/29/14 at 11:09 am|
after a long,icy 8 hour circle I came back to work last night and while I couldn't pick it up in my office on WWL, I could hear it on WHAS.
Leach interviewed a player and an assistant coach after the game and then they had a scoreboard update. Does Cal not have a show anymore or was it some sort ...
| Off-Topic Board|| The Birmingham weather people dropped the ball big time - I-59 Tiger on 1/28/14 at 11:44 am|
they all act like they're special when the predict something correctly, they deservedly should get nailed for this one.
Up until 9 this morning they claimed the snow would be south of Shelby Co and so. Metro Birmingham is a parking lot. :rolleyes:...
| SEC Rant|| 40 yrs ago this season, Alabama was more worthy for the NCAA's than Maryland - I-59 Tiger on 1/17/14 at 11:58 am|
A few things:
*This may be long,so those of you with the attention span of a gnat,stop reading.
*this is about [b]basketball[/b]
*the topic goes back [b]40[/b] yrs
Many basketball fans have probably heard about the great Maryland basketball team from 1973-1974.They went 23-5 with three o...
| SEC Rant|| Auburn bowl history: Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl on this day in 1969 - I-59 Tiger on 12/31/13 at 2:36 pm|
lost 36-7 to Houston. Worst loss in school bowl history only to be tied in Outback vs Penn State in January of 1996 in losing 43-14. :cheers:
[link=(http://www.mmbolding.com/bowls/Bluebonnet_1969.htm)]Houston 36 Auburn 7[/link]...
| Tiger Rant|| Any other "old guy" in Memphis on this date in 1985 for the Liberty Bowl? - I-59 Tiger on 12/27/13 at 10:38 am|
What a disaster that was. At the time "Memphis Memorial Stadium" was only about 20 yrs old but it looked about 50. Similar to the old "Sombrero" in Tampa.Baylor won 21-7 in a game that really wasn't ...
| SEC Rant|| Georgia vs Nebraska on this date in 1969 : Sun Bowl - I-59 Tiger on 12/20/13 at 3:10 pm|
Nebraska won 45-6, which remains the worst loss ever for an SEC team in a bowl game.(note the football decal with the '100' on Nebraska's helmet as several teams did that in the centennial yr of co...
| SEC Rant|| Amusing anecdote from first Alabama-Oklahoma bowl game in 1963 - I-59 Tiger on 12/17/13 at 1:44 pm|
This may have been the first time Alabama's football team competed against a squad with a black player.Charley Pell (yes,that Charley Pell) played one defensive end and Richard "Digger" O'Dell played the other defensive end. The black gentleman for OU was one of the two running backs the Sooners use...
| Tiger Rant|| Saw this Auburn SEC Champion t-shirt with scores on it at lunch - I-59 Tiger on 12/11/13 at 1:08 pm|
next to LSU game is "CENSORED". :lol:
| SEC Rant|| On this date in 1969, Arkansas had its "Game of the Century" - I-59 Tiger on 12/6/13 at 9:58 am|
back in the 1960's, Arkansas actually had a pretty good football program. :cheers:
| Coaching Changes|| How safe is Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech ? - I-59 Tiger on 12/5/13 at 3:20 pm|
that had to be a nightmare on the Flats last weekend. Blow a 20-0 lead to your biggest rival who was all beat up.
Tech under his tutelage has some of the softest, most mentally fragile teams you'll see in a major conference.
Georgia Tech is a tough job, but this guy just seems to have hit a wa...
| SEC Rant|| Johnny Manziel is still an incredible player - I-59 Tiger on 11/26/13 at 8:32 am|
I was there and I was thrilled with LSU's defensive game plan and execution. Really shut him down as well as his receivers. Plus, and to his credit he didn't say it, but I will. It was nasty Saturday. Not bone soaking wet or bone chilling weather, but wet and windy enough where running,throwing,scra...
| SEC Rant|| Tennessee has their own "Phylis / Tammy" :Kathleen from Antioch - I-59 Tiger on 11/25/13 at 4:59 pm|
[link=(http://outkickthecoverage.com/tennessee-fan-calls-in-crying-over-vanderbilt-loss.php)]You're going to want to hear this too[/link] Click the second sound bar near the end. Hates James Franklin and doesn't like Vandy's QB because he has a hyphenated last name among other jewels. :lol:...
| SEC Rant|| Iron Bowl : Today is the silver anniversary of the first "home game" - I-59 Tiger on 11/25/13 at 2:30 pm|
since the renewal of the series in 1948. Alabama was home and played the game at Legion Field.Next year it was in Auburn for the first time. Auburn won 15-10 on the day after Thanksgiving.From 1949-1987 the tickets were split (save a few hundred 'gold seats') regardless of what one side claims. :lol...
| SEC Rant|| Rebels, how long has Stan Sandroni been the sideline guy? - I-59 Tiger on 11/25/13 at 9:32 am|
was able to pick up Ole Miss once we crossed the line on some station out of Ocean Springs.
Sandroni does a good job,but gracious he has to be pushing 70 or so. Heck, I'm 51 and it seems like he's been doing it forever....
| Tiger Rant|| It was ugly weather, but Saturday was about the most enjoyable game I've been to - I-59 Tiger on 11/25/13 at 9:21 am|
in eons. Beat a top 10 team soundly and really got to just sit back and not fret about the last quarter and a half.Defense was superb and the offense was really clicking. Heck,the band's halftime show was great.
| Tiger Rant|| Ten years ago this afternoon in Oxford, Mississippi: - I-59 Tiger on 11/22/13 at 11:35 am|
| Tiger Rant|| Anyone here done the game by game parking at Union Square Parking Garage? - I-59 Tiger on 11/18/13 at 12:10 pm|
debating it.Wondering how the flow is after the game. Before the game it sounds like a winner, but I'm worried I may be in the lot an hour or so before moving.Any been parking there and how has it been? :geauxtigers:...