| Music Board|| Where Does "Boys of Summer" Rate In Pantheon of 80's Songs? - AlaTiger on 3/8/14 at 11:03 pm|
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...
| Movie/TV Board|| Did Anyone Here See The Butler? - AlaTiger on 3/7/14 at 10:13 pm|
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.
The movie itself was terrible. I felt like I was watching a Lifetime movie. It w...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Saints Using Franchise Tag on Jimmy Graham Per Adam Schefter (LINK) - AlaTiger on 2/28/14 at 12:38 pm|
Just saw it on Twitter.
| Political Talk|| The Real Emerging Jim Crow Is the Gay Rights Movement and their Media - AlaTiger on 2/27/14 at 11:53 pm|
[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...
| O-T Lounge|| Is Selling Mary Kay a Pyramid Scheme? - AlaTiger on 2/22/14 at 5:44 pm|
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...
| SEC Rant|| Can the people who do not like college baseball kindly shut it? - AlaTiger on 2/16/14 at 2:24 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| Help Me Understand Michael Dunn Trial - AlaTiger on 2/16/14 at 7:29 am|
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...
| Political Talk|| Science, Race, Homosexuality, Abortion, and Religion - AlaTiger on 2/10/14 at 10:28 am|
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...
| SEC Rant|| Cumulative Point Total Victory Margin In Sugar Bowl During BCS Era (Bama's Last) - AlaTiger on 2/8/14 at 6:50 pm|
LSU +30 (+51 if you only count the actual Sugar Bowl)
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...
| Movie/TV Board|| Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - AlaTiger on 2/8/14 at 6:27 pm|
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...
| SEC Recruiting|| Godchaux to LSU - AlaTiger on 2/5/14 at 10:44 am|
Just signed the papers. See the LSU RB....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Coaching Staff Appreciation Thread!!!! - AlaTiger on 2/5/14 at 9:58 am|
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.
| More Sports Board|| Youth Sports-Kid's Basketball Question/Complaint - AlaTiger on 2/1/14 at 11:10 pm|
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...
| SEC Rant|| If SEC Basketball Is So Bad, Then Why Is Mizzou Struggling So Much? - AlaTiger on 2/1/14 at 10:03 pm|
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...
| Political Talk|| For Libs/Progs who use the "Bush Did It Too" Defense: Stop It. - AlaTiger on 1/29/14 at 8:28 pm|
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...
| Help Board|| Not Having Strong Mods on the LSU Recruiting Board is an Anti-LSU Move - AlaTiger on 1/29/14 at 2:20 pm|
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...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| 1/2 Questions/Revisit - AlaTiger on 1/23/14 at 12:12 pm|
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...
| Movie/TV Board|| The Lone Ranger - AlaTiger on 1/22/14 at 1:07 am|
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. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Could Anything Make You NOT Be an LSU Fan? - AlaTiger on 1/20/14 at 3:55 pm|
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 ...
| More Sports Board|| Why Does the NFL Want Seattle to Win? - AlaTiger on 1/19/14 at 8:28 pm|
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. ...
| SEC Rant|| How Do All SEC Coaches Today Compare With Bear Bryant? - AlaTiger on 1/18/14 at 1:41 pm|
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 ...
| Tiger Rant|| Since 2007, Miles has 24 players still in the NFL, Saban 25 - AlaTiger on 1/13/14 at 2:00 pm|
Those who think that there is a big difference in the trajectory of the programs need to look at this. Obviously, each program has had more players that made an NFL roster and have since left the league. But, both programs are putting guys in the League at a high level and are basically equal.
| Tiger Rant|| Why Do People Here Think Cecil Collins [Was] Better Than Jeremy Hill? - AlaTiger on 1/11/14 at 5:49 pm|
I watched Cecil Collins' highlights a few months ago and he was great, but he was stopped, too. He only played 3 games. What makes him better than Hill?
I do not see it. ...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Will Be Much Better Next Year. 11-1 at worst. - AlaTiger on 1/11/14 at 12:45 pm|
Schedule will be easier, although the game AT Auburn will be tough.
Our defense is going to be much better. Our secondary is going to be stout and I am expecting better LB play. We have 9-10 DLinemen to rotate and a bunch of talented guys with another year under their belt. Our defense will be ...
| SEC Rant|| Why Did the Game Pass Saban By So Quickly? - AlaTiger on 1/10/14 at 7:11 pm|
Did he get tunnel vision?
Was he deceived by his own success?
Did he not see the enemy at the gates because he was eating Little Debbies?
Did he put too much faith in recruiting and not enough in adapting so that his teams could remain competitive?
He could hire anyone he wanted, so he g...
| SEC Rant|| John Chavis vs. Lane Kiffen - AlaTiger on 1/10/14 at 6:24 pm|
| SEC Rant|| Is ANYONE from Alabama going pro early? - AlaTiger on 1/8/14 at 9:43 am|
I really am amazed at how Saban gets all of his 4-5 star players to stay for their senior year. No flame. Seriously. It is an incredible thing.
How does he do it? Alabama has a #1 recruiting class EVERY year and he gets almost all of the guys that he wants to stay 4-5 years while processing the...
| More Sports Board|| Is the NBA Destroying Basketball In America? - AlaTiger on 1/8/14 at 9:04 am|
The quality of basketball 20 years ago at every level was much higher than it is now. College basketball is abysmal and high school basketball is not much better. Teams are made up of individuals and, while there are good athletes out there, they often do not work together well.
SEC basketball ha...
| Tiger Rant|| Jimbo Fisher Gets Revenge for Auburn 2006 - AlaTiger on 1/6/14 at 11:24 pm|
Down by 4 and his QB leads his team on a drive to win the game at the very end against Auburn.
The exact opposite of what happened the last time he faced Auburn with Jamarcus Russell in 2006 (lost 7-3).
And, a pass interference call WAS called to get them to the 2 yard line.
LSU would have...
| SEC Rant|| When Will Auburn Get Respect? - AlaTiger on 1/6/14 at 3:28 pm|
Despite our differing fan allegiances and the constant put downs from Alabama fans, I have to say that I am proud of Auburn and respect their program, and for the most part, their fans.
They have handled this reasonably well and should be commended.
I don't always pull for SEC teams in the ch...