| O-T Lounge|| re: Recommend a WWII book - kjacksonp on 1/28/15 at 1:33 pm|
Rick Atkinson's "Liberation Trilogy":
An Army at Dawn (Africa campaign, won the Pulitzer)
The Day of Battle (Italy)
The Guns at Last Light (Normandy to Berlin)
Great writing, very well researched and many direct quotes from letters, memoirs, etc. Well worth the read.
| Tiger Rant|| re: An LSU player will get a Super Bowl Ring this year - kjacksonp on 1/12/15 at 10:04 am|
Been a Packers fan since Jimmy Taylor and Paul Hornung days. Brett Favre almost ruined that for me, but with Rogers and Flynn there, I'm all in for the Cheeseheads....
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU vs Alabama on Primetime! 7PM CBS Kickoff!!! - kjacksonp on 10/27/14 at 10:04 pm|
[quote] Gary is a total buffoon who doesn't understand football at the peewee level.[/quote]
Respectfully disagree. He and Chris Collinsworth on Sunday night NFL are the two best in the profession at dissecting plays (and predicting what will happen before it happens).
Verne is on his last leg...
| SEC Rant|| re: LSU fans, who will you be pulling for this weekend? - kjacksonp on 9/28/14 at 9:36 pm|
Scoreless tie after 10 OT....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Where to watch Auburn game in New Orleans near Conv Center? - kjacksonp on 9/28/14 at 9:35 pm|
Mannings; if not too late (and probably is) call for reservations in the "stadium" seats--reclining, very comfortable chairs with full menu/bar service....
| Tiger Rant|| re: ESPN - Les Miles proves again not to doubt him - kjacksonp on 9/4/14 at 2:08 pm|
[quote] That's the thing. Les' turnarounds almost never happen at the half. Things just randomly start shifting at some point nearer the end of the 3rd quarter. [/quote]
Yep. Shades of Troy, '08. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Meet the Badgers: Facts and Numbers about the University of Wisconsin - kjacksonp on 8/29/14 at 4:05 pm|
LSU also served beer in the Union back in '68. Drinking age was 18 in that era, or tall enough to get your money on the bar....
| Money Talk|| re: Just dumped some cash and bought gold, good or bad? - kjacksonp on 8/16/14 at 1:40 pm|
[quote]I can agree that if Armageddon occurs it comes down to food, shelter and guns but my concern is the US finally over extends itself with foolish monetary policy and devalues the currency to the extent that it loses all credibility on a global level.[/quote]
In addition to food, shelter, and...
| Money Talk|| re: American Express Personal Savings - kjacksonp on 7/20/14 at 5:14 pm|
On 5K you are talking about the difference between $2.00 and $40 bucks per year. After taxes--30 bucks . Unless you are going to have more in the account it is a matter of which one is most convenient for your access purposes/use...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Sam Montgomery dashcam footage - kjacksonp on 7/2/14 at 11:50 am|
I'll play devil's advocate here: If he decided to arrest him, I imagine that the rest of the procedure (cuffing with person's feet spread, etc.) is procedure.
The actual conversation once he was cuffed was polite in both directions.
Sam handled it really well. But if I was a trouper stopping s...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 2nd Greatest LSU Football Player Ever - kjacksonp on 6/11/14 at 10:10 am|
Casanova but J Rob, different era. May be a tie....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Eff ESPN3 - kjacksonp on 6/3/14 at 4:09 pm|
I used Apple TV to feed it to my big screen. Crystal clear picture with essentially transmission issues. Uverse is provider....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Biggest Disappointment At Tiger Stadium - kjacksonp on 4/29/14 at 7:17 pm|
1. 1998 Bama (was last chance since '69 to beat Bama in Tiger Stadium, up by ?12 with not much time to go and Bama scores twice). Never been truly depressed about something as unimportant as a football game before or since.
2. '79 USC
'79 Bama was such a lopsided 3-0 game that I never thoug...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Walter Hill has died in Lafayette - kjacksonp on 4/20/14 at 12:32 pm|
I identify LSU football with Walter Hill and John Ferguson. So sorry for your loss....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Walter Hill has died in Lafayette - kjacksonp on 4/20/14 at 12:31 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| re: "Who was as good as Pete Maravich?" - kjacksonp on 3/21/14 at 10:42 pm|
Saw many of his freshman games and almost all of his varsity games at home. Was at the game when he broke the NCAA career scoring record. He kept passing the ball instead of shooting, building the drama it seemed. Finally got a breakaway layup. Cow Palace went crazy.
His most amazing performan...
| Tiger Rant|| re: PMAC is an underrated facility - kjacksonp on 1/19/14 at 6:46 pm|
A lot better than the Cow Palace. Its a shame we all had to watch Pete play there. But what a time!!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Who was a better coach while at LSU, Dale Brown or Charlie Mac? - kjacksonp on 1/9/14 at 7:20 pm|
For improvement in status of a program from start to pinnacle: Dale Brown without a doubt.
He was a great recruiter, had uniquely designed defenses that confused even really good teams, BUT had no clue about offensive strategy--street ball was as good as it got.
His failure to take Shaq, Ch...
| SEC Rant|| re: HUNH and The Spread: Success in Consecutive Seasons? - kjacksonp on 12/19/13 at 6:50 pm|
Did not appear that Bama figured out either TAMA or Auburn's offense. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How much longer will Les Miles be here? - kjacksonp on 12/14/13 at 10:54 am|
Not just age to be considered; overall health will affect stamina and focus. I have heard that Saban has coronary artery issues that are not talked about but that could affect both his coaching longevity and his life expectancy, especially with the lifestyle that coaches keep....