| Political Talk|| Crumbling Empires - JawjaTigah on 2/18/14 at 3:59 pm|
[link=(http://www.nationalreview.com/article/371248/united-states-decline-deroy-murdock)]A discouraging op/ed piece. Scary thing is to remember how fast the USSR crumbled. Don't think it couldn't happen here.[/link]...
| Tiger Rant|| The problem with early departures - JawjaTigah on 2/13/14 at 7:10 am|
We've seen the results on our football Tigers. We're seeing the same thing on our basketball Tigers. Inconsistency. Perpetual rebuilding. Missing the most talented upperclassmen, who once provided leadership and mentoring for the younger players. It's a problem that will not go away until something ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Finally watching Fringe - JawjaTigah on 2/9/14 at 4:45 pm|
Found it on Netflix; am halfway through season 1. It's good, real good.
I am aware that some people put Fringe and X-Files side by side and say they are equally good. Not prepared to do that yet, because I think X-Files is the gold standard of this genre.
However, I do concede this first sea...
| Tiger Rant|| How do you build team leadership? - JawjaTigah on 1/14/14 at 6:12 am|
Here's a question for the brains here on the Rant. How do you build a culture of winning team leadership, when the best and most experienced underclassmen are now regularly exiting early for the NFL? It used to take a combination of intangibles, like skill, experience, and being either a mature juni...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Coaching Staff Highest-Paid - JawjaTigah on 12/13/13 at 6:22 am|
This was reported by Scott Long at Dandy Don this morning...[quote]LSU's combined staff is the highest paid in the nation. With a salary of $1,116,667, defensive coordinator John Chavis is LSU’s highest paid assistant and the third highest in the country behind Clemson’s Chad Morris and Alabama’s Ki...
| SEC Rant|| SEC Network question - JawjaTigah on 12/6/13 at 4:20 pm|
This may be Germans, but does anybody know how the coming new SEC Network is going to impact coverage by other networks of our favorite SEC teams? I guess my real question is will the SEC Network put CBS' SEC Game of the Week out of business? I hope, I hope, I hope......
| Political Talk|| Doctor finally sues on Obamacare - JawjaTigah on 12/6/13 at 3:23 pm|
[link=(http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2013/12/06/a-doctor-finally-sues-on-obamacare-n1758530)]LINK[/link] All the really good court fights seem to begin in Florida. :popcorn: ...
| More Sports Board|| Early peek at top rankings - JawjaTigah on 11/30/13 at 9:04 pm|
4. Ohio State
| Tiger Rant|| Does LSU Jump Ducks if... - JawjaTigah on 11/8/13 at 9:12 am|
We beat Alabama? :devil:...
| Tiger Rant|| Coaching Referendum Saturday - JawjaTigah on 11/5/13 at 2:15 pm|
Not so much the two personalities, Saban vs Miles. I think it's more a referendum on two coaching style extremes...
One is the planned, focused, intense, talent-laden, performance-based, execution-demanded, systematic and well-disciplined, well-prepared and consistently successful team culture & ...
| Political Talk|| We are living on borrowed money and time... - JawjaTigah on 10/16/13 at 3:05 pm|
Just wondering: When will American voters decide to elect responsible and competent grown-ups to Congress and the White House? That is all......
| Tiger Rant|| Throwback game - JawjaTigah on 10/12/13 at 7:37 pm|
This was dejavu 2012 CLM offense. I think it caught Florida by surprise. I hope it ended with the 4th Quarter. I like the 2013 Cam offense much better. That is all.
Except to say I liked our defense this game a lot more than I have been liking it. It could be we're getting well...
| Tiger Rant|| Those Pop Up Video & Sound Commercials on TR - JawjaTigah on 10/7/13 at 1:37 pm|
I really, really, really don't like 'em. You can't turn 'em off. Please don't start doing this. ...
| More Sports Board|| T. Dungy says to USC: "Neaux!" - JawjaTigah on 10/7/13 at 1:28 pm|
And so [link=(http://tracking.si.com/2013/10/07/tony-dungy-usc-no-interest/?eref=mrss_igoogle_sports)]Tony[/link] turns 'em down. And the Trojans have Ed Orgeron to lead them. But while a few usual suspects' names are being floated, no traction is in sight. I'm interested in the "why" of one name no...
| Tiger Rant|| Who's ready for Verne and Gary? - JawjaTigah on 9/27/13 at 6:28 am|
| Movie/TV Board|| Watched Green Lantern Again - JawjaTigah on 9/20/13 at 2:55 pm|
First time in the movies, I wasn't really that impressed. I'd gave it a "just ok" rating and chalked it up to that.
I found it at W-Mart for $5 today and decided to buy it (that $5 in my pocket was screaming to be spent).
Anyway I didn't have anything else to do this afternoon, so I plugged it...
| Movie/TV Board|| Graceland the series, over until next summer - JawjaTigah on 9/15/13 at 5:16 pm|
Couldn't believe when I watch the season ending episode that this show will be off the air until next summer. That's a long time, even a lifetime to wait. I've liked the series on USA. Thought the way Jangles got handled was pretty good.
Who's watched it?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Star Trek's Newest Rendition is Definitely Worthy - JawjaTigah on 9/12/13 at 3:12 pm|
As a veteran of the original Star Trek, the original Kirk and Spock, Uhura, Bones, McCoy, Sulu and Chekov mythos, I've seen multiple critiques of this new movie series because it messes with the story line a bit and takes liberties with certain various sacred cows the purists might cherish.
| Movie/TV Board|| Just finished reading 1984 - JawjaTigah on 8/29/13 at 1:44 pm|
Don't know why, but I never read Orwell's 1984 back in my school days (when the date of that date was still much in the future). But given the condition of things these days, for some reason I decided to read it. And in reading it, I was struck by how so much of Orwell's future worldview was not ent...
| Tiger Rant|| Disappointing end - JawjaTigah on 6/18/13 at 7:59 pm|
But great season, Tigers! Now it's on to football! :geauxtigers:...
| Political Talk|| "...he has made government “Nixonian” again" - JawjaTigah on 5/20/13 at 4:06 pm|
That would be Barack Hussein Obama. And that quote is a zinger included in normally Leftista Columnist Maureen Dowd's Sunday op/ed piece in the NYT, critiquing the President. I think she is right on-target. [link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/opinion/sunday/dowd-irs-investigation-means-more-tax...
| Tiger Rant|| Mike Detillier prognosticates - JawjaTigah on 5/13/13 at 6:26 am|
Scott Long has an interview today with "NFL draft guru and Louisiana football expert" [link=(http://www.dandydon.com/Scott_chats_w_Mike_Detillier_about_LSU_Football.php)]Mike Detillier[/link], who looks ahead to this coming season and projects LSU as going 9-3. He also points to Ole Miss and says, "...
| Tiger Rant|| Defense impressions? - JawjaTigah on 4/22/13 at 10:20 am|
Really just wondering what the "take home" is on LSU's defense after the Spring Game. Hearing lots of excitement over the offense - but not much on the defensive side of things. Is Chief putting together another great defense, or are there going to be some rough spots next year?...
| Political Talk|| Who has no intention of watching the State of the Union speech tonight? - JawjaTigah on 2/12/13 at 3:54 pm|
I will not watch. Not because it's Mardi Gras, because I live in Florida and we don't have one here.
It's because I have reached the point of total disgust and of not believing anything he or most any other political figure has to say. Or what the talking heads on the various media outlets have ...
| Political Talk|| For the healing of our nation - JawjaTigah on 2/12/13 at 7:24 am|
Dr.Benjamin Carson is a brilliant and accomplished man. His thoughts, spoken at the recent National Prayer Breakfast, are worth the time it takes to click and watch and listen. Those who spend this time will come away all the better f...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| 27 or 28 LOIs? - JawjaTigah on 2/6/13 at 1:00 pm|
I notice that Rivals shows LSU with 28 signees (as of this moment - 1pm), while the official LSU site shows only 27. Clearly, I put more stock in the LSU official count, but am wondering why the disparity?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Mama - JawjaTigah on 1/21/13 at 9:35 am|
Anybody see it yet? Trailer makes it look pretty scary. Got good reviews on NPR....
| Tiger Rant|| Another good reason to find a real OC - JawjaTigah on 1/5/13 at 8:23 am|
Who saw aTm dismantle OU? Johnny Football will be around a while. We beat him this season. But he just got better and better as the season went on. We didn't see the same happen at LSU.
Assuming LSU wants to remain at or near the top of the SEC West, I think to beat this guy and his team in the f...
| Tiger Rant|| First time since 1955 - JawjaTigah on 1/1/13 at 7:53 pm|
That LSU lost to an ACC team. Last time was '55, versus Maryland. A real distinction, Coach Miles.
eta: Maybe it is the first time LSU lost to an ACC team in a Bowl. Not sure. If that's the case, sorry for leaving that detail off - got it off of ESPN. ...
| Political Talk|| Monday Morning Contrasts at FOX and CNN - JawjaTigah on 12/17/12 at 8:11 am|
Watching the continuing coverage of the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, CT and flipping back and forth between FOX and CNN. Both have some very good and sensitive coverage of the story.
What struck me was differences in the two main female news figures - Soledad O'Brien on CNN and Gretchen Carlso...