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re: The ATL Thread 6/18: La Stella leading off edition - Beltway Bengal
Well, your team is coming to DC tomorrow. If, as the sculpture in front of building across the street from my office says, "what is past is prelude," Atlanta fans should feel fairly confident that a change in your fortunes is immiment. DC fans, on the other hand, are nervous and apprehensive. I...


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re: Things to do in Sedona and Phoenix - Beltway Bengal
there was a thread on the Food and Drink board years back about eating in Sedona and a few folks threw in other suggestions as well: [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/22646339/Must-Eats-for-Flagstaff-or-Sedona-AZ.aspx)]Sedona and Flagstaff[/link]...


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re: Who will win the NL East? - Beltway Bengal
I am a Nats fan and have been encouraged by the way the team has come from behind several times in the Mets and Marlins series. Tonight's win over the Marlins was particularly heartening. But to win the division, we need to show that we can beat the Braves. They came into DC and took 2 of 3, i...


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re: IYO, What is the trashiest city/town in Louisiana and where do you live? - Beltway Bengal
[quote]Empire, Venice , port sulphur[/quote] Back in my day, one couldn't lump these three places into a single answer. Our more refined relatives lived in Empire (except for the ones who had become prosperous and moved to Belle Chasse or even the city), I chased girls from Port Sulphur and thos...


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SEC Rant
re: Worst team to play in a SEC Champ Game - Beltway Bengal
[quote]That game 100% cost us a title. I don't think LSU could have hung with us in the SECCG with the way we started playing after Vanderbilt. They were on a mission. It's a shame. [/quote] I've seen this sentiment many times over the years from Georgia fans and also some of the media. Frankly,...


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re: LSU bowl rumors are circling on Twitter...LSU to Outback Bowl? - Beltway Bengal
[quote]Sorry to hear that. We're not all bad. Like any fanbase, the snapper heads are out there. Good luck in your bowl, unless of course Its against the Hawks [/quote] I actually had a good time at that CapOne bowl, other than the result and learning on the way out of the stadium that we ha...


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re: CBS sideline reporter for LSU-Arkansas - Beltway Bengal
She was the on field reporter for the Washington Nats in 2012 and worked as a studio host for MLB Network in the 2013 season. Kristina is probably not as shallow as some of you might believe. That being said, it became something of a tradition for her post-game interview with the Nats player of th...


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re: Clearing up the bowl selection process (Pay close attention to Cotton/Outback) - Beltway Bengal
It appears there is one additional point per an article in the Advocate yesterday: [link=(http://theadvocate.com/sports/7682857-32/cotton-bowl-appears-to-be)]But there is a wrinkle. When it comes to LSU and the bowls, there always has to be a wrinkle.[/link] ...


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re: Courtney's Sports Bra Appreciation Thread - Beltway Bengal
I think you may be looking for photo 24 in this ESPN gallery. [link=(http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/photos?gameId=333270099&photoId=3411288#photo_3411903)]LINK[/link] Lots of good game pictures as well....


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re: Do LSU players need more discipline - 2003 BCS related - Beltway Bengal
Early in the Miles era, LSU had both karate and yoga/pilates programs for the football team. But the NCAA decided it was some type of violation and it had to be dropped. Maybe somebody else remembers the details. Of course, the Miles haters don't want to let the facts get in the way of their ...


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re: Make a Sweet Potato Pie for Thanksgiving (photos) - Beltway Bengal
Looking forward to seeing the pecan pie recipe when available (and hoping the "controversy" is not as pronounced as your comments suggest). Thank you for the sweet potato pie recipe; it looks great....


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re: DECLINE - Beltway Bengal
[quote]A program of LSU status does not get beat soundly no matter who the opponent is and nor do they lose to a depleted team like Ole Miss no matter what the circumstances are[/quote] I would ask you whether you believe the program was in decline in 2004. If you believe not, I would suggest yo...


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re: Top 2014 recruit Da’Shawn Hand to announce decision Thursday - Beltway Bengal
I have absolutely no inside info, but the vibe around DC is certainly that he's likely to pick Michigan. If you want to watch his decision, here's a link via the WashingtonPost: [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/recruiting-insider/wp/2013/11/12/live-video-dashawn-hands-college-announc...


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re: Made a bet with Braden Gall on LSU - Beltway Bengal
Can you try to get him to up the stakes (such as a nice steak, rather than burgers) on 10 wins now? He's so negative on Miles that he might take it. Despite the gloom and doom around the board, I still hold out hope we can get to 10 with a bowl win....


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re: Win the coin toss, take the ball. - Beltway Bengal
[quote]Too many people here trying to outthink themselves. If we win the toss, put your best unit on the field to start the game strong. And this year, it's our offense[/quote] I agree with this....


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re: just saw muhammad ali at the physical therapist - Beltway Bengal
[quote]Who's the other dude in the photo?[/quote] That's Brian London. ...


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re: Does LSU have any injuries that would be considered important in our game? - Beltway Bengal
[quote]Don't yall have another backup that is just as good?[/quote] Yes, Connor Neighbors. But he is a Bama legacy, so Les will hold him out to spare him family conflict....


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re: Off week topic- Tiger schedule history - Beltway Bengal
I'm about the same age as you, so I can't really remember the 50's. From looking at the '59 schedule, I only see the opener against Rice and the last game against Tulane as day games in Baton Rouge. Baylor was a day game in Shreveport. Rice was a tv game and Tulane-LSU was often an afternoon game...


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re: Naples, Florida,,,Ole Lady wants me to take her in Feb... - Beltway Bengal
The Ritz-Carlton is likely the nicest place to stay, particulary if it's just the two of you. Here's a link to a thread when Will Cover was looking for advice a couple of years back:[link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/33809763/Tell-me-about-Naples-FL.aspx)]old Naples thread[/link] Up...


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re: Statisticians: What is the % that calling TO with 20 seconds would've affected - Beltway Bengal
[quote]More than likely the 25 seconds that were left on the clock after the third down play wouldn't have allowed LSU to go score any points, we will never know. It was, however, incredibly stupid. How do you not call a timeout and at least give yourself a slim chance? I'm a Miles supporter and I...


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re: need to listen to game in BDS this weekend - Beltway Bengal
If you have a portable satellite radio, you can catch the Sirius/XM broadcast (which will be the OM network). ...


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LSU Recruiting Board
re: Fournette vs Curtis Highlights - Beltway Bengal
[quote]I'm from south Plaquemines.[/quote] So am I (although I've been away a long time now). I wondered if that might be the source of your comments. ...


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re: Fournette vs Curtis Highlights - Beltway Bengal
thanks, Cincy for your posts on this and other topics. Everything that I've seen, heard, and read about Leonard suggests his family has raised a very level headed and responsible young man. If he chooses to go to another institution, I will be inclined to believe that he has made the decision ...


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re: Cabernet Sauvignon recs - Beltway Bengal
My wife and I both feel Rodney Strong and J. Lohr are nice cabernets at decent prices. ...


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LSU Recruiting Board
re: Fournette vs Curtis Highlights - Beltway Bengal
[quote]Just telling ya what I heard.[/quote] Placebeaux, it was your comments in another thread that I had in mind when I said "opinions vary." I don't think anyone truly "knows," but there are certainly many who follow this for their livelihood that seem to favor LSU at this point, even if slig...


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re: Fournette vs Curtis Highlights - Beltway Bengal
[quote]that dude is good. He coming to LSU?[/quote] He is definitely very good. We all fervently hope that he decides to attend and play football at LSU. Opinions on the likelihood of that favorable decision are, as one would expect on this board, varied....


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re: Center Cut Pork Chops (with pics) - Beltway Bengal
thanks for this. I grilled pork chops for my wife and daughters last night following your recipe (at least as much as I ever follow any particular recipe). Even did the corn as well. Very well received! ...


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Tiger Rant
re: Dalton Hilliard burst onto the national scene in Gainesville on this date in '82 - Beltway Bengal
I remember this game quite well as it was not available on tv in Houston, where I was living at the time. It was an afternoon game, so the strong nighttime signal from WWL was of no help. I proceeded to drive toward Beaumont until I could hear the game on my car radio. ...


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re: How reliable is the "Tiger Rag" magazine... - Beltway Bengal
[quote]A lot has changed since Steve Meyers and J.R. Ball were there[/quote] It was launched by Steve Meyers and Steve Townsend in the late 70's. At the time, it was a godsend for those of us living at a distance from LSU. If you wanted to get it in football season within the week that it was cu...


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re: Huffington Post on New Orleans cooking - Beltway Bengal
[quote]I thought there was a restaurant who felt bad for the picketing streetcar workers so they made debris sandwiches for the "Poor Boys".[/quote] I can't vouch for this, but the story told by the two Battistella family members in the comments to this article are almost exactly what my Dad told...


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