| Political Talk|| True or False regarding health care reform. - tomcatrav on 5/10/14 at 6:46 pm|
Any and all types of health care reform are doomed to fail unless the "average citizen" , I.e. median income, is able to afford non-catastrophic health care costs for their family as an out of pocket expense.
True or false. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Anybody have any experience planting Vetch ? - tomcatrav on 4/15/14 at 9:49 pm|
Gonna plant a few plots with vetch this spring, but have never planted it before. Was wondering if anyone has any experience with planting vetch in South LA?
| LSU Recruiting Board|| DT depth not as much of a concern as you think. - tomcatrav on 1/4/14 at 8:53 pm|
Losing ego and freak certainly hurts, but please remember that we had 7 dt's on the depth chart (AJ, EF, CL, QT, MJ, MB, FH) and only 4 of those got any real playing time.
All of these guys are highly talented, and now they all have had another year in the system.
The way I see it, we have ...
| Outdoor Board|| Opening day of duck season reports (coastal zone) - tomcatrav on 11/9/13 at 12:48 pm|
Hunted bayou black. Lots of ducks. Mostly ring necks but
a few big ducks mixed in. Fairly encouraged given the bleakness of the aerial surveys and other reports. How are the ducks where y'all hunt?
ETA: 7 groups hunted, all limited but 1. Almost all ring necks , a few cans, redheads, and...
| Political Talk|| The time for a balanced budget amendment is now - tomcatrav on 10/22/13 at 6:25 pm|
With overall government approval at an all time low, and both parties trying to paint the other as extremists and asking for "common sense" legislation to stop the gridlock and "get something done" , the time is now for a balanced budget amendment.
Plain , simple , govt can only spend as much as...
| Tiger Rant|| When do geaux zone replays become available? - tomcatrav on 9/22/13 at 11:15 am|
I will be at a conference out of town (with no access to dvr) )all day during the UGA game and would like to find a way to watch the replay that evening.
I was thinking about getting Geaux Zone and watching the replay on that.
Does anyone know when those replays are available?
Any other ...
| Political Talk|| Constitutional congress as a means towards a balanced budget amendment... - tomcatrav on 3/6/13 at 9:11 pm|
You would need 2/3 of the states to call the meeting, and 3/4 to pass anything. Looking at the 2012 election map, it seems unlikely, but possible.
Anybody think this would have a realistic chance of passing an amendment requiring a balanced budget with a surplus to go towards the debt?
| Outdoor Board|| Anybody ever hunted deer over citrus? - tomcatrav on 12/30/12 at 3:47 pm|
I'm thinking about planting some citrus trees by a couple of stands to attract deer. Anybody with any experience with this? Advice? ...
| Outdoor Board|| Those duck hunting Bayou Black/Morgan city/Houma area ... - tomcatrav on 12/15/12 at 4:18 pm|
Did y'all see a lot less birds today than two weeks ago? We certainly did. I guess that cold weather pushed em out. Thoughts? ...
| Political Talk|| To help explain a major flaw in obamacare that no one seems to notice - tomcatrav on 11/9/12 at 7:25 am|
While the theory is good, the execution will be the issue. There is already a large number of physicians who do not accept Medicaid or even Medicare patients because the liability and effort entailed does not justify the meager reimbursement.
Expanding Medicaid/Medicare/ACA coverage will provide...
| Political Talk|| If a new political party was created - tomcatrav on 11/8/12 at 4:02 pm|
If a new political party was created that did not take a stance on social issues, but focused only on fiscal responsibility, limited federal power, and defense how would it be received?
Just for clarity, I mean that the party would formally state to not change current policy on abortion, gay marr...
| Political Talk|| Anybody else feel like America just took its first big step toward Greece? - tomcatrav on 11/6/12 at 9:37 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| Number of snaps in the Ware-wolf formation vs bama : over/under is 7. - tomcatrav on 10/22/12 at 8:23 pm|
That's a friend of mine's nickname for the ware wildcat.
I say over 7 snaps vs bama.
Place your bets. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Coyote hunting tips (Need help) - tomcatrav on 9/16/12 at 9:04 pm|
First time poster on this board.
Got some coyotes roaming the property and wanna go after em.
I've never tried hunting them.
How should I set up?
Thanks for any help....
| SEC Rant|| I think this Miss State team is legit - tomcatrav on 9/9/12 at 5:54 pm|
State has always been strong on the O-line and D-line. It seems to me like Mullen has finally assembled a talented group of skill players, including a pretty good quarterback.
I don't see them beating LSU or Bama, but based on the available evidence, I'm pretty sure they'll wind up third in the W...
| Tiger Rant|| Montgomery was a total non-factor. Any thoughts on why? - tomcatrav on 9/2/12 at 12:53 pm|
Scheme ? (Us or UNT)
| Tiger Rant|| Did we misuse Shepard? - tomcatrav on 8/28/12 at 6:16 pm|
I felt like all along he would be an OK receiver but that given the opportunity, he could be a special quarterback. I know he showed flashes of brilliance early and we wanted to put the ball in his hands, but he has essentailly been a non-factor for a couple of years.
In my opinion, LSU (maybe no...
| SEC Rant|| Is Chizik a "flash in the pan"? - tomcatrav on 10/25/11 at 12:14 pm|
After watching Auburn get dismantled on Saturday, I'm wondering if Chizik will have long term success in the sec. It seems as though all this high tempo/no huddle crap really only works with very special/athletic qb's. These don't come around all that often.
My guess, Auburn will continue to be ...
| Tiger Rant|| National viewership : Day vs night? - tomcatrav on 10/23/11 at 10:45 pm|
I'm assuming by the fact that CBS is paying to switch from day to night kickoff, that CBS thinks that viewership will be better at night.
If that is the case, why does CBS not always do night games? It would seem that they are paying top dollar for the best game every week and would want those...
| Tiger Rant|| Anybody else expect Jordan Reed to get significant snaps at QB? - tomcatrav on 10/4/11 at 12:13 am|
The way I see it, Weis should know that Driskel will likely not have much success in the air on Saturday.
I'm expecting lots of Wildcat with Reed, Rainey, and others taking snaps at QB.
This makes me a bit nervous.
What do yall think?...
| Tiger Rant|| DeAngelo at WR for Oregon Game? - tomcatrav on 8/25/11 at 8:57 pm|
Seeing as we have very limited experienced depth at WR now, anybody else think we should split out DeAngelo Peterson and let Clement and Joseph handle TE duties? Just a thought ....
| Tiger Rant|| Why CLM should NOT publicly suspend Jefferson ... yet - tomcatrav on 8/23/11 at 8:04 pm|
1. Regardless of when he does it, benching his starting QB for a game of this magnitude will show that our program has integrity.
2. Assuming he is planning on suspending JJ, letting Oregon know our starting QB 1 and a half weeks ahead hurts us.
3. Assuming he is not planning on suspendin...
| Tiger Rant|| I just watched the second half again ... - tomcatrav on 9/5/10 at 4:25 pm|
A few thoughts:
1. The play calling was not as bad as I thought it was while watching live. Execution was an issue, however.
2. Shepherd had a big gain if he doesn't fall down on the handoff in the 3rd qtr.
3. The deep ball to Tolliver was a good decision just slightly overthrown.
| Tiger Rant|| Game by game predictions - tomcatrav on 8/8/10 at 4:26 pm|
I was curious to see what ya'll thought about the predictions below. I will re-post at the end of the season so we can all laugh at how wrong I was.
My LSU Football Predictions 2010
LSU – UNC
Defensive battle for 2 and half quarters, the offenses find their way late in the second hal...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| What song is that they play after Saints touchdowns? - tomcatrav on 12/2/09 at 8:29 pm|
I was at the MNF game and loved the song they played after touchdowns but couldn't figure out what it was?...