| Tiger Rant|| Happier with the D than I was at the game - ffishstik on 9/8/13 at 9:29 pm|
I was concerned with some of the big plays given up last night and there were time when the UAB blew our guys off of the line...
then I watched the replay on CST and realized that they subbed in tons of freshmen and had all of the starters out at times as early as the second quarter!
UAB has a ...
| Movie/TV Board|| North America on Science - ffishstik on 8/6/13 at 12:17 am|
I've actually never seen this until this evening. This was the type of stuff that used to be on History and Discovery before they started making all of the half-assed "reality" shows. Planned to watch a few minutes of it before going to sleep, that was three hours ago. EXTREMELY well done!...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Who are LSU's targets at DT? - ffishstik on 4/23/13 at 11:13 am|
There are several good DTs in state that have not yet been offered. When do they get offered and who does the staff have at the top of their board?...
| Tiger Rant|| Possible scheduling format if the SEC goes to 16 teams - ffishstik on 12/3/12 at 11:05 pm|
I never really liked the "Pod" approach with the 16 teams, but after LSU has been repeatedly raped by the SEC Office from a scheduling standpoint, I can see where this could balance things out and make things fair. It could also solve the "traditional rival" crap AND get us to a 7 game conference sc...
| Tiger Rant|| Any Injury Updates? - ffishstik on 11/4/12 at 9:23 pm|
Sorry, if posted; I did search and Google first and didn't see anything. What's the latest on Reid and Loston?...
| Tiger Rant|| When Did SI Become a Hatchet Rag? (not rehashing the TM Article) - ffishstik on 10/18/12 at 6:10 pm|
Ok, so my copy of SI came in today. I haven't really read it much lately since I can get all of the info that I need off of the web, but the subscription was like $48 and came with a free copy of NCAA13, which was $59 at the store, so it made economic sense.
Anyway, here are the headlines:
| Tiger Rant|| Remember 1998? - ffishstik on 9/30/12 at 11:13 am|
LSU made it up to #6 in the polls, but we still weren't sure about them. Some said that they were over-rated. They played Idaho in the third game of the season and, although they won 53-20, there question marks. They had handled an over-matched Auburn team on the road, but the Tiger faithful were re...
| Tiger Rant|| A Glass Half-Full Look at Saturday's Game - ffishstik on 9/2/12 at 6:58 pm|
This is my first time getting on since the game last night because At&T sucks arse and I haven't had internet service since Thursday. I expected to see alot of negativity on here, ánd it looks like I expected correctly. SO, here's my take on the game, FWIW:
Over the course of the Les Miles era, hi...
| Tiger Rant|| Good Read on Reid Ferguson - ffishstik on 8/13/12 at 4:51 am|
This is why stars aren't always a good gauge of how LSU recruits. Miles and his staff have done a tremendous job of bringing in the best "specialists" in the country.
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Will Have Two 1K Yd Rushers in 2012 (updated w/ totals) - ffishstik on 8/4/12 at 10:44 am|
Blue and Hilliard still on pace.
[u]Season total [/u]
Alfred Blue - 270 yds (needs to average 82 ypg for rest of regular season)
Kenny Hilliard - 303 yds (needs to average 78 ypg for rest of regular season)
Michael Ford - 98 yds
Last year LSU had two(Ware and Fo...
| Tiger Rant|| Javi vs. Joe: You Decide - ffishstik on 6/10/12 at 11:44 pm|
[i]Joe Pennucci recently completed his fifth season as an assistant coach on Matt Senk's staff and serves as the team's recruiting coordinator. Pennucci also works with the hitters and is responsible fo...
| Tiger Rant|| This series reminds me of the CWS against Texas in 2009 - ffishstik on 6/9/12 at 10:30 pm|
Game 1: Hot as balls and the Tigers had to pull out some ninth inning heroics to push it to extra innings for the win
Game 2: Game schedule screwed up because of rain, but it was still hot. Opposing pitcher shut LSU down and limited them to 1 run. Series evened at 1-1. Left the stadium tired, sun...
| SEC Rant|| NCAA Selection Committee Make-up, possible bias? - ffishstik on 5/28/12 at 8:27 pm|
I looked up the selection committee and found something interesting. Of the 10 members of the committee, 4 of them represent schools from the Carolinas. Here is the list of committee members:
[b]Kyle Kallander – Big South Conference Commissioner [/b][b] (Committee Chair) [/b]
The Big South on...
| SEC Rant|| Potential for an "All SEC" CWS - ffishstik on 5/28/12 at 1:57 pm|
The selection committee often rigs the brackets so that the SEC can get no more than 4 teams to Omaha. This year, the potential is actually there for 7 SEC teams to make into the final 8. If you include Mizzou and A&M, then we could have an "All SEC" field this year. Mizzou as a 4 seed seems to be t...
| Tiger Rant|| Roll Call for Hoover - ffishstik on 5/18/12 at 11:00 pm|
Who's going? I've been with the Tigers in Omaha, but this will actually be my first trip to the SEC Tourney.
Does Hoover have a place like Barrett's that serves as the LSU bar? ...
| Tiger Rant|| "Alabama's Resume in LA Has Been Very Solid" - ffishstik on 12/14/11 at 9:44 am|
I was looking over some of the comments made by Bama fans and found this gem:
[quote]And dont sit there and presume that LSU is going to win again. [b]Bama's resume in Louisiana has been very solid for the past few years[/b]. [/quote]
Here are the numbers for Bama in games played in Louisiana...
| Tiger Rant|| SEC Stands to Gain Some Serious $$$ if Georgia Wins - ffishstik on 12/1/11 at 2:00 pm|
If Georgia wins, LSU - Bama goes to the NC game and Georgia goes to the Sugar Bowl, the SEC stands to bring in an additional $12 million or so. That's based on the difference between having the top SEC team after LSU-BAMA in the Sugar ($17m payout) vs having them in the Cap One ($4.6m payout), and e...
| Tiger Rant|| Ok, again, WHY is Brad Edwards still considered the "BCS Guru"? - ffishstik on 11/18/11 at 11:13 pm|
He consistently gets it wrong, and he is wrong again. Asked who is the biggest winner, he said Alabama because Oregon has already played their biggest game and didn't pass Alabama.
This guy, like most of the BCS prognosticators, almost always underestimates the human voter element and relies too...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU will get the shut-out this weekend - ffishstik on 11/10/11 at 5:00 pm|
Listening to an interview on Moscona's show and just heard that Western Ky is 4 for 16 on field goals this year. If Alabama couldn't get into the endzone, I don't see the Hilltoppers getting it done either.
| Tiger Rant|| If OREGON wins out, they have a stronger argument for rematch - ffishstik on 11/8/11 at 11:09 am|
Forget what you may or may not think about the strength of Alabama. If Oregon wins out, here's their argument:
- Both Bama and Oregon would have a loss to LSU, but Oregon's loss was the first game of the season on the road versus Bama's loss at home in November.
- Oregon would have a win agai...
| Tiger Rant|| One Thing Miss St Did Better Than LSU - ffishstik on 9/16/11 at 9:51 pm|
They have a huge video board that shows...the game! Looked like at least 80% of it was dedicated to actually showing the game!
What else ya got?...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU: Faster Than a Fast Team, More Physical Than a Physical Team! - ffishstik on 9/16/11 at 10:14 am|
SIAP, did a search, didn't find it. From Maisel this morning:
"1. LSU has proven it can beat a highly ranked team like Oregon, built on speed, by having better athletes. The Tigers blitzed the Ducks for 40 points. On Thursday night, LSU proved it could win against a ranked team like Mississippi S...
| Tiger Rant|| Do You See LSU's Program as "Dirty" - ffishstik on 8/29/11 at 11:17 am|
I was listening to one of the local sports talk stations yesterday and it was on one of the national ESPN shows with several of their lesser-known talking heads. They ranted about LSU for more than a few minutes. Here are some quotes:
"LSU is so dirty, just talking about them makes me feel like I...
| Tiger Rant|| When will someone put the smackdown on the NCAA? - ffishstik on 7/24/11 at 1:10 pm|
I'm looking at the details of all of these crazy "compliance issues" that have surfaced at LSU and other schools and wondering what it would take to bring a civil suit against the NCAA. For example, the Shep situation, a kid working his way through school and playing football is living with his girl...
| Tiger Rant|| "Road to Omaha Makes Misguided Stops" - Good Read - ffishstik on 5/30/11 at 11:37 pm|
In the 27-page manual that is the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Handbook, there are -- let's see --four paragraphs devoted to the process of determining the tournament's 34 at-large bids.
The less said the better, seems to be the operative philosophy here.
This is college ba...
| Tiger Rant|| Bring Back the AGGIE JOKES!!!! - ffishstik on 12/14/10 at 7:32 pm|
For those too young to remember, this rivalry fostered some great Aggie jokes.
Please add any that you remember. I'll start.
Q: Why does Kyle Field have artificial turf?
A: To keep the cheerleaders from grazing....
| More Sports Board|| BCS Train Wreck This year? - ffishstik on 10/11/10 at 1:54 pm|
Someone mentioned the potential for multiple undefeated teams this year aand I loked into it a little deeper. This is pretty crazy. There is a very real possibility of the following teams being undefeated at the end of the season:
[b]LSU[/b] (this is actually the longest shot due to schedule, but...
| Tiger Rant|| ESPN: Helmet Sticker for Les Miles - ffishstik on 10/10/10 at 12:40 pm|
[quote]LSU coach Les Miles: Forget about all the weird things he says or the way he wears his hat or some of the end-of-game blunders. The guy just keeps winning. The Tigers were the luckiest 5-0 team in the country last week. Well, now they’re 6-0, and their resiliency reflects their head coach. No...
| Tiger Rant|| Reality : LSU D better than Bama; LSU O better than UF - ffishstik on 10/10/10 at 12:20 pm|
There are alot of reasons to feel good about the Tigers after last night's win. The Tigers rocketed to #87 in Total O and #5 in Total D and, unlike most other ranked teams, they have yet to play a non-BCS school (that comes this week).
The #1 stat that matters: LSU is 6-0 and bowl eligible. Of co...
| Tiger Rant|| I owe Jim Mora an apology for comparing him and Miles - ffishstik on 10/4/10 at 9:22 am|
I made the statement that Jim Mora lost his job because he wouldn't get rid of Carl Smith, and that it's deja vu all over again with the Crowton situation.
The difference is, Jim Mora was a good coach. He did pick his nose on camera a bit more than Les does, but he had a much better grasp of game...