| Tiger Rant|| This Basketball Team Is For Real - Tom Bronco on 11/15/13 at 1:43 am|
I just watched the UMass game again on Geaux Zone. When you take in all of the negatives that we had go against us in that game and we still only lost by two, it has to give you a lot of confidence in this team.
1. We didn't shoot well from two, three or free throws.
2. We lost one ...
| Tiger Rant|| BB Needs Inside Scoring - Tom Bronco on 12/23/12 at 7:54 am|
I love this team. They are playing so hard every game. But it is tough to watch them fight so hard for every basket and have to shoot so many three's.
We have to start getting more inside scoring from our big men. JOB still seems determined to prove to the NBA scouts that he can hit an outside s...
| Tiger Rant|| 11,000 tickets sold for BB game - Tom Bronco on 12/14/12 at 7:55 pm|
They have sold 11,000 tickets in Boise tonight. This will be a large hostile crowd and a real road test . Hope we can keep it together and play well. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Del Pierro to start tonight - Tom Bronco on 12/11/12 at 5:08 pm|
From Johnny Jones pre-game remarks:
On seeing Andrew Del Piero in the starting five for the future...
"When I started Andrew the other day (against Seton Hall), I think I made it pretty clear that it wasn't a circus act or anything else. I think it's primarily because of the work he's put in dur...
| Help Board|| Extra copy of post - Tom Bronco on 12/2/12 at 10:19 am|
A lot of posts are being posted twice but I am only hitting the submit button once. Any ideas why? Also is there a way to delete a post once it is there?...
| Tiger Rant|| Basketball Freshmen - Tom Bronco on 11/29/12 at 12:10 pm|
While everyone is rightly excited about the incoming freshmen we will have next year, I think we have some truly outstanding recruits from Coach Jones first class.
Shane Hammink, Malik Morgan and Corban Collins are all good players. Hammink and Morgan have the potential to be great. Morgan and H...
| Tiger Rant|| Arkansas Fans Reaction to Les Hire - Tom Bronco on 11/28/12 at 12:02 pm|
hate LSU fans!!! So why would I like their coach?! #WPS #butreally @RazorbackProbs
The Les Miles Ark offer story is picking up steam. I'm taking up a collection to get him a raise at LSU. #wps #gohogs fb.me/OKPfU57w
Our stealing Les Miles would be like swiping the footballs star's girlfriend...
| Tiger Rant|| Geaux Zone Pathetic - Tom Bronco on 11/9/12 at 9:41 pm|
I know I defended it earlier because I could at least follow the games with them but boy do they suck. For a while after ever made basket they were showing a replay while the game was still in progress. All so they could mention McDonalds and make a few more bucks. We missed whole sequences of play ...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU 69 UAM 58 3:55 left BBG - Tom Bronco on 11/5/12 at 7:48 pm|
Johnny O'Bryant looking good. Collins, Carmouchie and Morgan showing some solid guard play. Ragged but not as much as I expected. Hickey and Hammink suspended, not sure why. Eddie, JOB and Coleman are rotating as our three big men. Coleman had a very nice fake, drive to the bucket and dunk.
| Tiger Rant|| They Hate Us Threads - Tom Bronco on 11/3/12 at 10:44 am|
Since this usually means someone didn't pick us to win or said something unkind about the team or a player, don't even bother. I have never seen a game where not only did no one pick us but where no one said that we even had much of a chance. Some of them even believe what Spurrier said about Bama b...
| Tiger Rant|| Coach Johnny Jones Media Event - Tom Bronco on 11/1/12 at 11:21 am|
The latest from Coach Jones as we approach the start of the season with an exhibition game on Monday.
this is from the LSU sports page, http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=27826&SPID=2166&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205723216&DB_OEM_ID=5200
Here are a few quotes:
On starters for Monday's ex...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Basketball Picked 11th. in SEC - Tom Bronco on 10/22/12 at 10:22 pm|
In the preseason media poll, LSU basketball was picked to finish 11th out of 14. This is the results of the poll:
Kentucky (17) 328
Florida (5) 310
Missouri (1) 286
Tennessee (1) 269
Ole Miss 186
Texas A&M 122
| Tiger Rant|| Shepard highlights - Tom Bronco on 10/8/12 at 4:31 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| Secret Play Book - Tom Bronco on 10/2/12 at 10:12 am|
The oft mentioned place of Miles offensive expertise. What is a secret play? My guess is that it is a play different from the three running plays and two pass plays that we run 98% of the time.
Certainly it maybe one of those plays that work wonderfully, such as Shepard's run last game. If we n...
| Tiger Rant|| Maybe we can agree? - Tom Bronco on 9/30/12 at 2:51 pm|
It makes no sense to play cupcake teams like we have done. If you beat them big everyone just goes ho hum that's what we expected. If you don't beat them big or lord help us lose then it is negative. Les can't get the team excited about them, the fans aren't excited and they are boring and frustrati...
| Tiger Rant|| Mett Yelling at Offensive Line - Tom Bronco on 9/2/12 at 10:08 pm|
Did anyone notice when Mettenberger got up out of the QB cage and got in the offensive lines face. They did something he didn't like as he looked pretty angry and was screaming. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Observations on BB Hire - Tom Bronco on 4/15/12 at 8:44 am|
It is kind of funny that so many people condemn Johnny Jones for his part in breaking NCAA basketball rules and said that means he should never be coach but then supported other coaches that have broken rules in the past - Pearl, Tubby Smith, Scott Drew, etc. Others say that we should have gotten a ...
| Tiger Rant|| If Jones is coach who will be on team next year? - Tom Bronco on 4/12/12 at 1:08 pm|
Don't expect anyone on this board to know the answer to that but I think it is critical that we get a coach quickly so we can find out. At this point Jones is fine with me because we obviously aren't going to get a big name or even a good head coach from a smaller school. I think that JJ involvement...
| Tiger Rant|| Basketball Luck - Tom Bronco on 4/9/12 at 11:53 am|
I know this will cause a lot of ranting from the ranters so gentlemen warm up your keyboards and please at least use a dictionary and spell those bad words correctly.
My topic is luck. It is in direct opposition to this idea that if enough money is put on the table we will get a great new basket...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Basketball Season over who do we get? - Tom Bronco on 3/9/12 at 11:20 pm|
First off many thanks to Bubba Hotep! I don't follow recruiting and without his posts I would know nothing. So anything I say is just what I have gleamed from his knowledge.
I know we already have one signee, Malik Morgan, a 6'3" shooting guard who can probably play a little backup point guard a...
| Tiger Rant|| Basketball Shot Selection - Tom Bronco on 2/17/12 at 10:11 pm|
Like a lot of other posters I think I have been too critical on this subject. I mean let's face it any shot that goes in is a good shot and any shot that doesn't is a bad shot. We can say we want certain players to take certain kind of shots but there really is no hard fast rule.
A three point s...
| Tiger Rant|| Stringer & Ludwig - Tom Bronco on 2/6/12 at 4:01 pm|
I posted during the Arkansas game that Ludwig should start before Stringer. As usual I got a strong emotional response and some facts quoted that weren't really fact.
Don't get me wrong. Both players have faults and both players have had good games and bad games. But the facts are that Eddie has...
| Tiger Rant|| Greatest Basketball Talent - Tom Bronco on 2/1/12 at 5:01 pm|
The 1989-90 basketball team had the greatest talent ever in LSU history.
10 Maurice Williamson G 6-0 172 So. HS New Haven, Conn. (Cross HS)
13 Dennis Tracey G 6-0 177 Jr. 2L New Orleans, La. (de la Salle HS)
21 Lenear Burns F 6-7 215 Fr. HS Angie, La. (Varnado HS)
| Tiger Rant|| Why We Lost to Miss State - Tom Bronco on 1/26/12 at 1:56 am|
Justin Hamilton was 5-8 on field goals. He only took 8 shots and 2 of those were off of offensive rebounds. The entire team took 60 shots. Hamilton has proved himself. He is our best, most consistent player. But he is a seven foot center. He can't score if the guards don't give him the ball. Time an...
| Tiger Rant|| Hamilton should take 25 shots tonight - Tom Bronco on 1/25/12 at 6:16 pm|
I think it comes down to this. Rest of the team shoots so poorly we have to feed Hamilton every time down and get him to quit being so unselfish. Then maybe the others can make some uncontested shots. Okay so this is partly in jest but partly serious too. If the others don't start hitting a few shot...
| Tiger Rant|| Automatic Benching of guys with two fouls in first half - Tom Bronco on 1/22/12 at 8:17 am|
This has been one of my pet peeves for a while. Just don't get the strategy. The worst thing that can happen is that they foul out and you don't have them out there playing. Bench them and you get the same result. I can see sitting them for a little while and telling them to watch the game and learn...
| Tiger Rant|| Chris Bass - Tom Bronco on 1/2/12 at 10:47 pm|
Tough loss for the Tigers tonight. But in a night when Trent sited our 16 turnovers as one of the reasons we lost, Chris Bass had a team leading 4 assists with no turnovers in 13 minutes of play. Add 1-1 field goals, 1 steal and 2 rebounds and Chris played solid and well. Just a shoutout to a guy wh...
| Tiger Rant|| Those Who Saw 1st BB game Last Night - Tom Bronco on 12/20/11 at 11:20 am|
I am still on a high after the game last night and I hate to get off of it but some of the comments by the johnny come lately's who haven't followed the team are unreal.
Even with an incredible win over a top ten team they want to criticize and shine on some players as well as, of course, Trent ...
| Tiger Rant|| Trent and Dale The Early Years - Tom Bronco on 12/16/11 at 12:09 pm|
For those who have wanted to fire Trent Johnson for the last two years, a dose of reality. A little history first for you younger guys. LSU was NEVER a basketball power before Dale Brown. Oh there were the Bob Petit years and the Pete Maravich years where we got some attention because we had two of ...
| Tiger Rant|| Thoughts on First Bama Game - Tom Bronco on 12/15/11 at 1:05 pm|
1. Our OL opened some nice holes but their linebackers filled them very quickly. Need to try some runs off tackle to keep them honest but our power running game will still not work against them.
2. What did work were the quick out passes and the option runs that forced their linebackers to run la...