| Tiger Rant|| Read it, know it, live it: The Habit of Winning by Vince Lombardi - Iconoclastic on 11/6/12 at 9:27 am|
Winning is not a sometime thing. You don't win once-in-a-while. You don't do things right once-in-a-while. You do them right all the time.
Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that is first place. I have finished...
| Tiger Rant|| "A fish rots from the head down." - Iconoclastic on 11/5/12 at 5:40 pm|
From an outside perspective looking in, this adage appears to be an apt metaphor for much of what is wrong with our football program. Miles is too much of a "players coach" and not enough of a "martinet" (a stern but fair disciplinarian). As such, Miles is mostly responsible for the off-the-field is...
| Tiger Rant|| The SEC's headquarters - Iconoclastic on 11/5/12 at 2:15 pm|
If Bama bias exists, how much of it derives from the fact that the SEC is headquartered in Birmingham and that for many years, Bama and the Bear were largely responsible for keeping SEC football in the national discussion? ...
| Tiger Rant|| Bama's OL, Nick Saban and Michael Jordan - Iconoclastic on 11/5/12 at 8:05 am|
If you watch enough college football, you'll see that many offensive plays, which provide pass protection for as long as Bama's OL usually does, result in a holding penalty. Although Bama has a very good OL, they rarely get called for a holding penalty, even when the pass protection is for an extend...
| Tiger Rant|| Bama's inescapable reality: - Iconoclastic on 11/2/12 at 8:12 am|
Elephants are an endangered species;
It will be an ebb Tide on Saturday night;and
Death Valley is not the domain of Tony-the-Tiger.
| Tiger Rant|| False bravado from Tide fans, but Saban knows it will be a blood bath. - Iconoclastic on 11/1/12 at 1:19 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| For what it's worth: An excerpt from Miles' horoscope for November 3. - Iconoclastic on 10/31/12 at 8:51 am|
"What you do today will impact the weeks ahead."...
| Tiger Rant|| It's time for us to close ranks. - Iconoclastic on 10/30/12 at 3:44 pm|
Enough of the good-natured humor, and even criticism, that so many of us have directed toward some members of the coaching staff and some of the players, this week. Collectively, we should all employ the power of positive thinking about our prospects for victory this Saturday night. Let's never fo...
| Tiger Rant|| The Voodoo Museum in New Orleans - Iconoclastic on 10/30/12 at 1:34 pm|
Does anyone who works there post on TD? If so, has a McCarron voodoo doll been created, which has a pin inserted into his right knee?...
| Tiger Rant|| The Vegas bookies - Iconoclastic on 10/30/12 at 10:19 am|
They have made LSU a 10 1/2 point underdog, at home. As far as motivation goes, this can be added to the list of intangibles, which are already in LSU's favor. Intangibles alone won't be enough to win Saturday night but as far as the intangibles go, it probably couldn't get any better....
| Tiger Rant|| A Vulcan-style mind meld - Iconoclastic on 10/29/12 at 2:54 pm|
If Star Trek wasn't fiction and a mind meld could actually be performed, what nationally-recognized OC would you like to see Studrawa undergo a mind meld with? ...
| Tiger Rant|| Einstein's definition of insanity: - Iconoclastic on 10/24/12 at 10:06 pm|
"Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
According to Brian Griese, who said he reviewed the game tape, LSU ran the same 2-man, pass route 18 times against USCe. What would Einstein say about Studrawa, assuming Studrawa was solely responsible for the offensive ...
| Tiger Rant|| An ongoing reply on behalf of all who are subjected to name calling on TD. - Iconoclastic on 10/24/12 at 5:01 pm|
"Name calling is the last refuge of the intellectually bankrupt."...
| Tiger Rant|| Lloyd Carr, like Miles, was a disciple of Schembechler, too. - Iconoclastic on 10/24/12 at 11:14 am|
At one point in Lloyd Carr's career, Michigan had so many games that ended in the "L" column for them, when the Wolverines played tOSU, that the Buckeyes mockingly re-spelled Carr's first name: LLLLLLoyd....
| Tiger Rant|| "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens - Iconoclastic on 10/24/12 at 9:44 am|
Bo Schembechler is like the ghost of Christmas past who haunts Miles in his dreams. Miles needs to wake up from his nightmare, smell the cafe au lait and tell Schembechler's ghost that he can go to the "dickens" with his 20th century, Big Ten style of offense, because it is demonstrably ineffective ...
| Tiger Rant|| The "Mettsiah" moniker imposed unrealistic expectations upon a young QB - Iconoclastic on 10/23/12 at 5:50 pm|
Even if Mettenberger leads us to the Promised Land on November 3, those of you on TD, who hung this not-so-clever yoke around his neck, should admit now that it imposed unrealistic expectations upon a young and inexperienced QB....
| Tiger Rant|| Would LSU's players be more disciplined on the field during games, if - Iconoclastic on 10/23/12 at 10:01 am|
Miles was less of a "players' coach" and more of a "Martinet" (i.e., a no-nonsense disciplinarian)? All coaches, including Miles, need to understand that it is much better to be respected by your players than it is to be liked by them. Coaching is not a popularity contest....
| Tiger Rant|| "I Can See for Miles" was recorded by The Who, but what do you - Iconoclastic on 10/22/12 at 7:57 am|
foresee Miles will plan to do, on the offensive side of the ball, on November 3?...
| Tiger Rant|| To use a bridge metaphor, November 3 will be the "rubber game" of the match. - Iconoclastic on 10/21/12 at 5:34 pm|
Last November, we beat Bama in Tuscaloosa. Last January, Bama beat us in N.O.
On November 3, we will have all of the intangibles in our favor, but Bama will have the opportunity to win the "rubber game" of the match to lay to rest any lingering doubts about who would win the tie breaker.
| Tiger Rant|| If your answer is yes, name the game. If your answer is no, type no. - Iconoclastic on 10/21/12 at 5:02 pm|
If we duplicated our performance in any of our games this season, would it be good enough to beat Bama? ...
| Tiger Rant|| The three levels of falsehood are: - Iconoclastic on 10/21/12 at 11:00 am|
Damn lies; and
If you torture statistics long enough, you can make them say whatever you want them to say. The point is this: citing supposedly unfavorable data about Bama and its opponents won't have any impact upon the outcome when we play them in less than two weeks. Are ...
| Tiger Rant|| Brian Griese's comments near the end of the TAMU game - Iconoclastic on 10/21/12 at 8:12 am|
No matter how unsettling it was to hear them, his comments were true, and I don't think he hates LSU. We have less than two weeks to find a consistently effective passing attack or ......
| Tiger Rant|| In contemporary college football, which coaching philosophy works best? - Iconoclastic on 10/18/12 at 9:26 am|
Contented cows give better milk, or treat them all the same, like dogs? ...
| Tiger Rant|| An editorial: In defense of the so-called negatigers. - Iconoclastic on 10/16/12 at 10:48 am|
For those of you who don't know, Nicolas Chauvin was a soldier in La Grande Armee who was well-known for his extreme loyalty to France and to Napoleon. Eventually, his last name became the eponym for chauvinism, a word for extreme loyalty to a nation, to an individual, to a cause, etc. Ironically, ...