| Tiger Rant|| LSU vs. UGA in 2004 - The_Pistol on 10/21/12 at 3:58 pm|
Coming off a national championship season, Nick Saban took his team on the road to play a talented team, a team largely comprised of the same players he had been embarrassed the year before on his march to glory. Early into the ensuing season, this talented team appeared to be still suffering a han...
| SEC Rant|| Ban College Football? - The_Pistol on 5/21/12 at 4:05 pm|
[quote]Everyone who loves college football and the young men who play the game needs to watch this exchange. For the proposition Ban College Football were Buzz Bissinger, a Pulitzer Prize winning author and Malcolm Gladwell, a well-known, distinguished author currently writing for the New Yorker Mag...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Defensive Speed - The_Pistol on 3/22/12 at 2:46 pm|
With Hatcher and Francois running a near 5-second 40 yd-dash, is there any doubt that the front 7 will be overall faster in '12 than it was in '11?
It's also surprising the Baker ran a 4.88 at the combine.
With the exception of Claiborne/Simon and possibly Taylor/Loston, the defense will be as f...
| Fark Board|| The sweetest drink on Bourbon Street - The_Pistol on 12/3/11 at 10:14 pm|
| Fark Board|| LSU is ahead of the pack - The_Pistol on 12/1/11 at 12:05 am|
...it works for 'Bama or UGA.
| Tiger Rant|| Bama is synonymous with #2 - The_Pistol on 11/19/11 at 11:38 pm|
If LSU beats 'Bama twice in the same season to claim an undefeated, undisputed National Championship, I propose that Bama be forever synonymous with #2.
I just filled up on Taco Bell, and now I have to take a "Bama."
"Al Gore finished a close Bama to GW Bush in 2000."
| Tiger Rant|| OBJ's Mom - All-American LSU track athlete while pregnant - The_Pistol on 11/3/11 at 11:08 am|
According to [link=(http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2011/11/lsu_wide_receiver_odell_beckha.html)]Nola.com[/link], Odell Beckham Jr's birthday is Nov. 5, 1992.
His mother, Heather Van Norman, was a six-time All-American on LSU's track team from 1991 to '93.
Let those two facts soak in for a m...
| Fark Board|| Purple Kush - The_Pistol on 10/20/11 at 12:43 pm|
My first ever fark! Feel free to "fix" it for me.
| Tiger Rant|| LSU faces former Fighting Irish O-linemen. - The_Pistol on 10/10/11 at 1:10 pm|
Last week, LSU easily handled Florida's OG, Dan Wegner who starts for the Gators after starting 19 games on the O-line during his 4 years at Notre Dame. Wegner, a Florida native, was granted a 6th year of eligibility by the NCAA but decided to transfer to UF only after Notre Dame refused to medical...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU/Bama Nov. 5 - I'd love a tie. - The_Pistol on 10/9/11 at 9:21 pm|
This is just for the fun of fantastical speculation. If fanciful hypotheticals aren't your thing, just quit now.
Nobody necessarily wants a rematch in the NC game. But what if the first matchup were undecided? If the Nov. 5 Clash of Titans game is called as a tie late in the 2nd half due to ...
| Tiger Rant|| Public Service Announcement - Getting drunk at a game - The_Pistol on 9/15/11 at 2:49 pm|
It's no surprise that LSU fans as a collective whole love to drink at football games. And according to researchers at the University of Minnesota, getting drunk at the ol' ballpark and hopping in your car to drive is like a national pastime.
| Tiger Rant|| Mississippi State - Looking Past LSU? - The_Pistol on 9/14/11 at 10:46 am|
When the masochists at MSU's football scheduling office decided to give their Bulldogs 5 days of rest between a road trip to Auburn and a Thurs. night game versus LSU, surely they assumed that the LSU game would be a loss. It's the only explanation. Most teams try to schedule a cupcake or a bye we...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU's Special Celebration - Well played, Jacques Doucet - The_Pistol on 9/14/11 at 10:11 am|
This is an article about Tiger Stadium's turf.
[quote] It wasn't long ago the Tigers opened the season in an absolute quagmire (giggity) against Oregon State in 2004.[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| Toughest RB in the SEC? MSU's Vic Ballard according to Ryan Baker - The_Pistol on 9/8/11 at 10:20 am|
[quote]When asked about who he thought was the toughest running back to bring down in the SEC, LSU linebacker Ryan Baker didn’t hesitate with his choice. He remembered his struggles with him, could see his face and his jersey clearly in his mind. But his name? Not so clear. “I was really impressed w...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU's smashmouth identity has historical strengths and weaknesses (long) - The_Pistol on 9/6/11 at 1:12 pm|
Now that Week 1 is behind us, there's no doubt about LSU's identity. LSU is the bare-knuckled pugilist of the 1920's, built to brawl, bleed and bruise the opponent for as many rounds as it takes for that man to drop.
LSU will win with a punishing defense, a strategic punting game, and a grinding...
| Tiger Rant|| Oregon vs. LSU Depth Chart Analysis (Walk-ons & Freshmen) - The_Pistol on 9/2/11 at 2:55 pm|
According to this article, Oregon has 5 players who are either current or former walk-ons in the 2-deep depth chart.
Justin Hoffman - JR. WR 6'1" 2...
| Tiger Rant|| Does SI even cover LSU football - The_Pistol on 9/1/11 at 3:19 pm|
Among some really poorly thought-out prognostications, this one really stuck out:
[quote]• DE Lavar Edwards, LSU: With Shepard on the sidelines, Edwards rates as LSU's top NFL prospect in this game. The junior is a terrific athlete who displays skill rushing the passer or pursuing the action from...
| Tiger Rant|| What Oregon offense playcall do you fear the most? - The_Pistol on 8/31/11 at 4:37 pm|
For sure, the one that the Duck...
| Tiger Rant|| JL/Mett Battle for #1 - Jefferson Redshirts (Prediction from Last Year!) - The_Pistol on 8/26/11 at 2:42 pm|
I called this scenario in October of last year. Hooray me!
[quote]I'm thinking it's Mett & JL battling for #1 next year with Jefferson getting a redshirt.
Jefferson will get his next shot in 2012.[/quote]
| Tiger Rant|| Request for Golden Band from Tigerland - The_Pistol on 8/3/11 at 1:06 pm|
but instead of kicking a football, I'd like to see a Tiger eating the opposing team's mascot then laying some tigerdroppings on their sideline.
If anyone with GBFT can make this happen, thanks in advance. ...
| More Sports Board|| Reggie Bush Still Has the Heisman? - The_Pistol on 7/19/11 at 10:29 am|
When Reggie Bush was embarrassed by the revelations that he (or his family) had violated NCAA eligibility rules, he publicly forfeited his Heisman award. Or did he?
[link=(http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/18/reggie-bushs-family-takes-back-heisman/)]Reggie Bush's Family Takes Back the ...
| Help Board|| Like or +1 Feature Request - The_Pistol on 7/18/11 at 9:57 pm|
Just a thought...
Can TD add a +1/-1 or "like/dislike" so that the lurkers can weigh in on Rant pissing matches quickly and effortlessly?
Plus, it just might cut down on the number of posts that say simply, "This"....
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Depth Chart - Hatcher Starting MLB - The_Pistol on 7/15/11 at 11:24 am|
[link=(http://lsufootball.net/depthchartlsu.htm)]LSU Depth Chart as of 7/14/11[/link]
I did not foresee Hatcher taking over the MLB spot from Sheppard. If anything, I thought the general consensus was that Hatcher would split time with Francois. Is this a sign of strength for Hatcher or a sign ...
| Tiger Rant|| Can LSU Stake Claim At Greatest Ever?? - The_Pistol on 7/14/11 at 1:23 pm|
Q: When was the last time an undefeated NCAA football champion had 2 wins against ranked out-of-conference opponents in the regular season?
A: 1994 Nebraska Cornhuskers with early-season wins over #24 West Virginia (who finished the season 7-6) and #13 UC...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU's best offensive personnel package in 2011 - The_Pistol on 6/6/11 at 12:43 pm|
LSU has some talented skill-position players on offense including Rueben Randle, Russell Shepard, Spencer Ware and Michael Ford. The overall trend in college football is to put as much speed on the field as possible and spread the ball all over the field.
But I think LSU is at their best in the tw...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU Great, Glen Davis - NBA Playoff Update - The_Pistol on 4/18/11 at 2:41 pm|
One of my favorite Tigers of all time had an awful game last night in the NBA playoffs. He went 1 of 8 from the field and finished with 2 pts and 5 reb. in over 25 minutes of play.
He's oft criticized, even in, or especially in LSU circles for lacking the athleticism to really succeed in the NBA...
| Money Talk|| Post-Mortem Non-Compete Clause - The_Pistol on 4/7/11 at 1:48 pm|
I just read about Jim Bernhard's (CEO Shaw Grp.) non-compete clause that will pay him $15MM if he leaves the company, or it will pay his estate if he dies!
A $15MM non-compete to a dead man! That cracked me up! :lol:
| Money Talk|| Escrow Account Fraud? - The_Pistol on 3/31/11 at 4:55 pm|
Every year, I have this same complaint about Citimortgage, and every year I get no results.
My escrow statement in plain English reads ($figures have been changed to protect the innocent):
Projected low-point: $1020
Required low-point (cushion): $1000
Note that since 1976, the RESPA statute...
| Help Board|| Legal Ramifications of Slandering Ryan Mallett - The_Pistol on 2/26/11 at 3:25 pm|
This site is full of posts linking Ryan Mallett to meth use and/or manufacture.
I've tried to find a reputable source that can substantiate the claim, but it appears to be total slander. This is the kind of thing that can cost this guy a lot of money if NFL GM's get the slightest inkling that th...
| O-T Lounge|| Facebook Unfriending - The_Pistol on 2/24/11 at 3:04 pm|
I have a feeling that I'm about to get "unfriended" on Facebook. I'm being a little bit aggressive in disagreeing with this person's ridiculous postings.
If I am unfriended, will I still have access to the comments threads? I fear that after I am unfriended, my words will be distorted and used ...