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About that CNN story on illiteracy among college athletes... - jmay2007
[quote]There are anecdotes of student athletes who do succeed. Christine Simatacolos, the associate athletics director for student life at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, talks of a student whose low scores fell below the college literacy threshold but who [b]graduated from Louisiana State...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Pierre Thomas OUT per Clayton - jmay2007
Just saw it on the ESPN. EDIT: [link=(https://twitter.com/Saints/status/419219164230717440)]Saints Twitter confirms.[/link] [quote]Pierre Thomas has been ruled OUT of tomorrow's game.[/quote] ...


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What It Was Like To Play In The Most Violent NFL Game Ever - jmay2007
From [link=(http://deadspin.com/what-it-was-like-to-play-in-the-most-violent-nfl-game-e-1478281685)]Deadspin[/link]. Raiders @ Bears 1984 QBs dropping like flies. [quote]It was ugly enough that the Raiders considered playing their punter at quarterback. It was ugly enough that the punter...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Loss to Tampa would be worst ever by Saints (Saints Forecast) - jmay2007
I don't think this article is particularly well-written, but I think he's right. [link=(http://www.wwltv.com/sports/black-and-gold/Forecast-Loss-to-Tampa-would-be-worst-ever-by-Saints-237301451.html)]WWLTV Sports[/link] [quote]The only three losses in Saints history that could be equal to a de...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
A Saints Loss at Carolina Sunday... - jmay2007
...will put their playoff seeding future squarely in the hands of the Atlanta Falcons (assuming the Saints take care of Tampa at home in Week 17). Has this sunk in for anyone else? Is this real life? HOLY SHIT, we need this one Sunday. :whodat: ...


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Six Degrees of Kevin Garnett - jmay2007
SIAP, searched and found nothing. [quote]Connect any two NBA, NFL, and MLB athletes in history—even if they played different sports.[/quote] [link=(http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/slate_labs/2013/10/six_degrees_of_kevin_garnett_connect_any_two_athletes_who_ve_ever_played.html)]LINK to Sla...


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Fantasy Sports Board
Vereen worth a roster spot? - jmay2007
Is Shane Vereen worth hanging onto until his possible return in Week 11? I'm leaning toward no, especially since I only have three other running backs on my roster (standard scoring, 16 roster spots). I always seem to fizzle out in the playoffs in this league, and I think that's why I'm having...


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LSU Ticket Exchange
FOR SALE: LSU 2013 Season Parking Passes (Lot 408 at Alex Box) - jmay2007
I've got a full book of parking passes for lot 408. I currently have them listed [link=(http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251334048325)]here[/link] for a starting bid of $325. If you'd like to negotiate outside of eBay, feel free to email me directly at jacob.j.facebook@gmail.com...


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Fantasy Sports Board
Trading the 6th pick for the 1st? - jmay2007
I would receive the 1st pick in the draft, and the other guy would get the 6th (where I currently am). Standard snake draft. Non-PPR. Non-keeper. 5 point bonuses for 100+ yards receiving, rushing, 300+ yards passing. All TDs including passing are 6 points. What say ye, TigerDroppings? [b] E...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Brace Yourselves... Why Your Team Sucks 2013: New Orleans Saints - jmay2007
Try not to get too angry. It's all in good fun. And there's some truth in here. For instance: [quote]The Saints have concocted the perfect nightmare running back platoon. Darren Sproles catches all the passes. Pierre Thomas gets all the long runs. And Mark Ingram gets all the plays where he's stu...


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Tiger Rant
Pontiff Classic Rescheduled for Next Tues per Daily Reveille - jmay2007
[link=(https://twitter.com/Rome_TDR/status/319498697039814658)]Rome_TDR Twitter[/link] [quote]The Wally Pontiff Classic has been rescheduled for next Tuesday at Zephyr Field. #LSU will tangle with Southern[/quote]...


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Man allegedly abuses son for liking Sooners over Cowboys - jmay2007
Via [link=(http://kfor.com/2013/02/18/man-allegedly-abuses-son-for-liking-sooners-over-cowboys/)]KFOR-TV[/link] in OKC: [quote]A 41-year-old father in Perkins, right outside of Stillwater, is accused of repeatedly beating his son because the boy liked OU better than OSU. The suspect has been char...


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Fantasy Sports Board
Brandon Lloyd for C.J. Spiller (Trade Help) - jmay2007
How do y'all feel about this trade? I get Brandon Lloyd. Other guy gets C.J. Spiller. My other RBs are Ray Rice, Ahmad Bradshaw, Mikel LeShoure, Fred Jackson. My current WRs are Victor Cruz, Demaryius Thomas, Sidney Rice, Titus Young. Think it's a good swap? Non-PPR, 5 point bonus ...


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Political Talk
Michael "Brownie" Brown: Obama responded to Hurricane Sandy too quickly - jmay2007
[link=(http://www.bestofneworleans.com/blogofneworleans/archives/2012/10/30/michael-brownie-brown-obama-responded-to-hurricane-sandy-too-quickly)]Gambit Blog Post[/link] Where does this guy get off? This sure would've been a nice problem to have back in '05 when Brownie was in charge....


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Chris Ivory "frustrated," says he should be on the field - jmay2007
[link=(http://www.wwl.com/Chris-Ivory--frustrated---says-he-should-be-on-the/14609143)]WWL.com[/link] [quote]WWL's Kristian Garic spoke with Saints running back Chris Ivory today, asking him if he's frustrated watching from the sidelines as the team's rushing game struggles. "Deep down, I would h...


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Tiger Rant
Why did LSU only play aTm at home for 30 years? - jmay2007
Any old timers wanna field that one for me? I was doing some reading on the [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LSU%E2%80%93Texas_A%26M_Rivalry#Game_results)]LSU vs aTm rivalry[/link], and I was shocked to discover most of the games were played in Death Valley. Even more shocking: we've only b...


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O-T Lounge
Bomb Threat at aTm - jmay2007
[link=(http://emergency.tamu.edu/)]LINK[/link] [quote]According to the Code Maroon alert system at Texas A&M University: Bomb threat received for campus in general. Evacuate campus by foot immediately.[/quote] WTF? Which one of you OTers did this? Edited with better link....


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O-T Lounge
Baton Rouge Hotel (Game-Day Weekend) - jmay2007
I'm trying to scope out a hotel for the weekend of the Towson game (for the Alumni Band reunion). Where can I get the most bang for my buck? :nb4hookerjoke: Drury Inn and the new L'Auberge look pretty nice, but I wanna shop around a little. Your thoughts, OT?...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Deadspin's "Why Your Team Sucks 2012": New Orleans Saints edition - jmay2007
[link=(http://deadspin.com/5933331?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_facebook&utm_source=deadspin_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)]LINK[/link] Well, if you can't laugh at yourself... :whodat: ...


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Tiger Rant
Epic Fail LSU T-shirt - jmay2007
Somehow this ended up on my FB timeline. I don't even know if it's real or who makes it or whatever. Whatever this guy wants to do after he showers at Penn State is his business, but I [b]will not[/b] be supporting Alabama. [img]https://dl.dropbox.com/u/14386961/MWAC%20Rips/epic%20fail%20LS...


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O-T Lounge
Looking for a good bar in Downtown Austin... - jmay2007
I'm going to Austin this weekend along with about 20-30 people from New Orleans for a rock show. What's a good bar where all of us can meet at around 4 or 5 in the afternoon on Saturday before the show (which is at Mohawk)? I've never been to Austin, and the only suggestion I've heard so far i...


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Political Talk
Drug testing welfare recipients in Florida turned out to be a waste of money. - jmay2007
[quote]Because the Florida law requires that applicants who pass the test be reimbursed for the cost, an average of $30, the cost to the state was $118,140. This is more than would have been paid out in benefits to the people who failed the test, Mr. Newton said. As a result, the testing cost the go...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Matt Ryan is on Twitter. Troll away, Saints fans. - jmay2007
[link=(https://twitter.com/#!/m_ryan02)]Matt Cryin'[/link] [quote]Hi to all the falcons fans!!! This American idol intro looks pretty intense huh??[/quote] Haha. WTF?...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
So, are the Saints trying to throw us season ticket holders a bone? - jmay2007
I got this in my email this morning: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14386961/NFL%20cash%20back%20card%20041212.JPG[/img] Do any of y'all have one of these cards? Is it worth my time?...


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Pelicans Talk
FREE JASON SMIHT t-shirts - jmay2007
Only $37.99! I accept Paypal or cash. [img]http://pikchurimages.s3.amazonaws.com/pic_AUjC_l.jpg?lm=1332522972[/img]...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Nickelback's "How You Remind Me"... - jmay2007
...was the #1 song in America the last time the 49ers beat the Saints (1/6/02). We've come a long way, America. :usa: :whodat: :usa:...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
The Golden Band From Tigerland will play at the Saints vs Lions game. - jmay2007
Just confirmed by a current member of TGBFTL. I predict the Dome crowd will be jacked up Saturday night. :whodat: :geauxtigers:...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Do these tickets look counterfeit? Asking for a friend. - jmay2007
I've never seen anything like them before, but maybe they're reissued tickets or road return tickets? :dunno: My friend got them off of StubHub. Is there any way to verify their authenticity? [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14386961/fishysaintstix.jpg[/img]...


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O-T Lounge
UPDATE (3:44pm) I-10 Eastbound at Michoud Now Open, Westbound Remains Closed - jmay2007
UPDATE: Traffic flowing smoothly eastbound while westbound traffic is still being diverted at Hwy 11 on the Southshore end of the Twin Spans. About 40 vehicles involved, 2 fatalities, 22 people taken to the hospital and about 37 minor injuries. [link=(http://www.wwltv.com/video?id=121708629&se...


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Tiger Rant
UPDATED: 2012 Football Schedule released - jmay2007
2012 LSU Football Schedule Sept. 1 North Texas Sept. 8 Washington Sept. 15 Idaho Sept. 22 at Auburn Sept. 29 Towson University Oct. 6 at Florida Oct. 13 South Carolina Oct. 20 at Texas A&M Nov. 3 Alabama Nov. 10 Mississippi State Nov. 17 Ole Miss Nov. 23 or 24 at Arkansas [quote]T...


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