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I'm Proud to be an American, Where At Least I Know I'm Free? - AlaTiger
Anyone feel a tightness in your gut when you hear those words now? Like it is not true anymore - or perhaps less true than it was? Maybe it is just heartburn. Was watching Captain America last week and I remember feeling like I was watching something subversive and worrying a bit about the fi...


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O-T Lounge
Would Anyone In/From New Orleans Be Upset if Bourbon Street Was No More? - AlaTiger
It is there for the tourists. I get it. But, I do not know anyone from New Orleans who has any emotion other than disdain for the place. It doesn't even feel like New Orleans to me. It just feels like garbage. I actually like the French Quarter in many ways. I stay off of Bourbon other than the ...


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Political Talk
Gas Prices - AlaTiger
Up 30-40 cents a gallon in Alabama over the past 2 weeks. Which is a 10-15 percent increase. No one's pay goes up that much. Everywhere you go costs 10-15 percent more. Those costs get factored in and passed on or that amount gets added to monthly bills. Anyone talking about this? A...


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Political Talk
If Obama Ever Had a Real Scandal. Could You Imagine? - AlaTiger
What if the Obama Administration ever had a real scandal, like the Scooter Libby case? Where someone was really indicted for something truly terrible and sent to prison? Could you imagine the feeding frenzy by the Media? They would talk about it nonstop. I mean, if something that really affected the...


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When a team wins the NIT, does that mean that they should have been in the NCAA? - AlaTiger
Lots of times, teams get a chip on their shoulder and try to win the NIT to prove that they should have been in the NCAA. But, does it mean that? Discuss....


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Movie/TV Board
Pam and Jim - AlaTiger
Watching the first two seasons and she treats Jim pretty bad. She uses him as her office boyfriend and whines about Roy and then gets so excited when he, in a drunken stupor on the Booze Cruise, finally decides to set a date. Why isn't Jim sick of this? Then, he breaks up with Amy Adams, the cheerle...


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SEC Rant
Are Other SEC Fans As Happy About the Pearl Hire As I Am? - AlaTiger
I am a lifelong LSU fan and I have always loved LSU basketball since I was a little kid and that '86 Final Four team. But, I have to say that I am pumped about Bruce Pearl returning to the SEC at Auburn. If he can win there, it should light a fire under the rest of the SEC teams who could/should...


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O-T Lounge
@ExMediaMan burning down New Media and the Internet - AlaTiger
An ex-employee of New Media sites has decided he wants to expose what is happening there. Intereting reading. He's tearing it all apart. http://www.dailydot.com/lol/anonymous-twitter-exmediaman-gawker-buzzfeed-secrets/ But, just check out the Twitter feed @exmediaman. He just started yest...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
So, What Do We Do About WR? - AlaTiger
Losing Sproles and Moore is, what, 140 catches or so per season, on average? So, who do we get to replace them in the passing game? We couldn't get guys open last year against the better defenses. WR was a need last year. It is even more of a need now. Still waiting for Toon to develop? St...


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Music Board
Where Does "Boys of Summer" Rate In Pantheon of 80's Songs? - AlaTiger
Don Henley. 1984. Reached #5 on the charts. Rolling Stone ranked it the #416 of the top 500 songs of all time. I heard it yesterday in a coffee shop and I just stopped what I was doing and listened. I was a kid when it came out. It is one of the few songs that I hear that really evokes some e...


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Movie/TV Board
Did Anyone Here See The Butler? - AlaTiger
I finally saw it and thought it was a horrible movie. I am a student of Civil Rights history and think that the stories of courage and sacrifice are incredible. So, I was actually looking forward to this. But ... The movie itself was terrible. I felt like I was watching a Lifetime movie. It w...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Saints Using Franchise Tag on Jimmy Graham Per Adam Schefter (LINK) - AlaTiger
Just saw it on Twitter. [link=(https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/439469200718192640)]LINK[/link]...


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Political Talk
The Real Emerging Jim Crow Is the Gay Rights Movement and their Media - AlaTiger
[quote]I’ve been writing pro-gay marriage posts since I became a columnist at the Denver Post a decade ago. And though I don’t believe any of those columns or interviews with many gay Coloradans made much of a difference in the world, I do realize I was exceedingly gullible in believing that any gro...


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O-T Lounge
Is Selling Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme? - AlaTiger
Women I know who sell Mary Kay are constantly trying to get people to sign up under them and they lose their ranking or whatever if people don't place orders or have parties or if they don't make a certain amount of sales. Lots of promises and stuff at first, but if you don't keep hauling it in, the...


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SEC Rant
Can the people who do not like college baseball kindly shut it? - AlaTiger
We get it. All that you care about is college football. But, there are actually people who like more than one sport. So, when you see a baseball thread, you can participate in it constructively. You can even talk about your own team and how they are better or you can talk trash about your opp...


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Political Talk
Help Me Understand Michael Dunn Trial - AlaTiger
He did not go to the gas station to kill anyone He said he saw a gun He shot into the car over and over He killed a kid He was arrested, tried, and now faces 75 years in jail People are now saying it is racism because he wasn't convicted on Murder One and sentenced to death? He is facing 7...


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Science, Race, Homosexuality, Abortion, and Religion - AlaTiger
This is long. Don't read it. There is no genetic, DNA, or scientific basis for "Race." There is only the human race and everything else is a social or cultural construct. Yet, we revolve our entire lives and orchestrate public policy around the concept of "Race" with absolutely no scientific supp...


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SEC Rant
Cumulative Point Total Victory Margin In Sugar Bowl During BCS Era (Bama's Last) - AlaTiger
Georgia +41 LSU +30 (+51 if you only count the actual Sugar Bowl) Auburn +3 Florida 0 Arkansas -5 Alabama -7 :yack: (-28 if you only count actual Sugar Bowl appearances) Note: I included BCSNCG into the Sugar Bowl total because the +1 game was relatively new to the arrange...


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Movie/TV Board
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - AlaTiger
Saw it. Thought it was really good. Loved the way they rebooted and updated the character for the present day. Is there a plan to make more of these? Love these kinds of movies. The only thing that they did not quite capture (even though they spoke to it) is that Ryan is not a field agent and doe...


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SEC Recruiting
Godchaux to LSU - AlaTiger
Yep. Just signed the papers. See the LSU RB....


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LSU Recruiting Board
Coaching Staff Appreciation Thread!!!! - AlaTiger
After the 1/2 debacle and being lied to by recruits, this staff worked their tails off and got after it. Major kudos to Les, Frank Wilson. Cam, Chief, Ensminger, and everyone else who brought home a GREAT CLASS!!! Hopefully, we get Adoree, but even if we don't this has been a great year. :ge...


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More Sports Board
Youth Sports-Kid's Basketball Question/Complaint - AlaTiger
Coaching kids basketball (10-12 yo) and we had a great season. Went undefeated and beat most teams by 20-30 points. We played a championship game today against a team we beat by 9 points earlier in the season. I watched them play other games several times and had a pretty good feel for them and what...


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SEC Rant
If SEC Basketball Is So Bad, Then Why Is Mizzou Struggling So Much? - AlaTiger
Missouri ought to be running this league, but they are average at best. All that we hear is that SEC basketball is horrible year after year and we have teams with 20+ wins that don't get into the NCAAs because of poor RPI. But, then Missouri comes in, a team that has been well respected in recent ye...


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Political Talk
For Libs/Progs who use the "Bush Did It Too" Defense: Stop It. - AlaTiger
Seriously. You are embarrassing yourself. For one thing, you hated Bush and compared him to Hitler. For another thing, most Conservatives had begun to abandon Bush by 2006. We went through the Clinton years and were pretty disgusted with the direction of America and had high hopes for Bush a...


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Help Board
Not Having Strong Mods on the LSU Recruiting Board is an Anti-LSU Move - AlaTiger
We have been asking for this for years. Post slamming recruits or coaches should not be allowed on the Recruiting Board at all. Ever. I get that the Rant is uncontrollable and that anyone can slam Miles and players all day long. That is how people want it. But, can we have different rules for th...


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LSU Recruiting Board
1/2 Questions/Revisit - AlaTiger
My biggest questions revolve around the reports of the kids we missed out on telling LSU coaches the day of that they were coming to LSU. This appears to be the Landon Collins approach and I would not be suprised if his brother did the same thing. But, why is this happening? Why are recruits tellin...


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Movie/TV Board
The Lone Ranger - AlaTiger
Just saw it. It got terrible reviews, but I actually thought that it was entertaining. Not sure why everyone hated this. It wasn't Oscar worthy or anything, but I enjoyed it, which seems to be the point in a movie, afterall. ...


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Tiger Rant
Could Anything Make You NOT Be an LSU Fan? - AlaTiger
I have been an LSU fan my whole life. It was passed down from my Louisiana heritage. Even though I have lived all over, I am still an LSU fan. Could anything make you NOT be an LSU fan? Could anything ever cause you to change allegiance to another school? Maybe if your kid played for another ...


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More Sports Board
Why Does the NFL Want Seattle to Win? - AlaTiger
Seems like the Refs are totally in the tank for Seattle? Trying to make up for that Super Bowl against Pittsburgh years ago? What is the deal? Glad Lynch fumbled. I think that Goodell must be throwing a fit right now. ...


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SEC Rant
How Do All SEC Coaches Today Compare With Bear Bryant? - AlaTiger
I know that you can't make comparisons well from one era to another, but when you conisder how complex the game is, how much is involved in recruiting, how much a coach today does, the internet, social media, 100,000 seat stadiums, the speed of the game, etc., how do you think today's coaches would ...


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