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re: Alaska Is Tiger Proud - drdrfaulkner
Was on the Norwegian Pearl Cruise to Alaska between 22 and 29 June this year and ran into two sets of families wearing LSU apparel. I wore my LSU shirt on one of those days as well....


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re: Who is your favorite football Tiger of all time? - drdrfaulkner
Boyhood hero: Billy Cannon Two of my favorites are Bert Jones and Andy Hamilton. These two will make an impact on humanity that cannot be measured in eternity....


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re: What Kind of QB Production Do You Expect in 2014? - drdrfaulkner
Actually, I see a good amount of short passes and screens (to the backs or safety valve) being in the mix. This seems to be the "safe" mode for Miles and Company for this time in the careers of QBs....


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re: 2nd Greatest LSU Football Player Ever - drdrfaulkner
[quote]How many black guys did Billy Cannon play against?[/quote] When Cannon went to the pros (Houston Oilers), and I lived in Mobile, the Oilers would occasionally play on TV. In one of the games, there was a play where he blocked Ernie Ladd and completely laid him out. Ladd graduated from Gra...


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re: Question about hitting splitters/sinkers - drdrfaulkner
Also--do the pitching machines in the batting cages have settings so that batters can practice hitting sliders and sinkers? You would also have to have these pitches in batting practice to get good, and how many pitchers throw those pitches therein? I believe that, most often, it is fastballs that a...


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re: Vote for Nola - drdrfaulkner
[quote]the fan vote is about .5% of the entire thing. Even if Nola got 90% of the votes it doesn't mean he wins. [/quote] So, if the "other" categories count 99.5%, the voting on that website is like a drop of water in a gallon container and doesn't mean didly-squat. Why waste our time? I guess t...


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re: Vote for Nola - drdrfaulkner
If the award is based on voting at that link, it is an unjust conclusion because people can vote more than once (I voted at least a dozen times). To be reliable and valid, and to give each of the three an equal chance, each person should have only one vote, or the decision should be made by some oth...


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re: FYI: Smoke's 5 seasons > Mainieri's most recent 5 seasons - drdrfaulkner
[quote]Ole Miss has been[/quote] You are correct--I missed it because I was looking for Ole Miss or The University of Mississippi, and the webpage said "Mississippi"....


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re: FYI: Smoke's 5 seasons > Mainieri's most recent 5 seasons - drdrfaulkner
This year's Super-regionals may be a bit interesting due to the fact that these teams haven't been to the CWS either never or in some time: Kennesaw State--Never College of Charleston--Never Maryland--Never Texas Tech--Never Ole Miss--Last appearance 1972 ULL--Last appearance 2000 Virginia--L...


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re: This LSU team will win the CWS - drdrfaulkner
Perhaps you are correct--but in the back of their minds you might think they thought that....


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re: Alright - Let's Talk About 2015 Baseball - drdrfaulkner
[quote]Last night felt eerily similar to the Monday night against Stony Brook.[/quote] I felt this as well--and just about equaled the feeling I had on the evening of January 9, 2012....


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re: Can Nola give you an inning or 2? - drdrfaulkner
I would think that Mainieri would use the "freshest arm" and start with Alden Cartwright (Scott at dandydon.com projects this as well). The "committee" approach could be effective, too. ...


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re: This LSU team will win the CWS - drdrfaulkner
I really didn't see any Houston pitcher that dominated LSU like some have throughout this season. There were numerous occasions where LSU batters ripped the ball well--just to Houston fielders--who were at the right place at the right time--or who made great plays. I also believe that the LSU player...


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re: Official SEC 2014-15 Bowl Projections - drdrfaulkner
Of real interest would be if all four making it to the playoffs are in the same conference. Is that possible?...


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re: Rundown of how the CFB playoffs will work - drdrfaulkner
Thanks. I wish you well--I just wonder about the curriculum in chart-building. Graphic arts is a good choice for a degree plan--pays pretty well once you get the degree and land a job in a highly-competitive field. ...


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re: Rundown of how the CFB playoffs will work - drdrfaulkner
So the four other bowls are not quarterfinals? The photo is confusing--it can lead one to deduce that the four other bowls are quarterfinals. So, the photo may mislead someone with four college degrees (2 in biology and 2 in Education) to deduce there are eight teams that are in the mix instead of f...


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re: Rundown of how the CFB playoffs will work - drdrfaulkner
So, according to the Chart in the link ([link=(http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10767521/a-primer-new-college-football-playoff)]LINK[/link]), the Quarterfinals are on 31 December and 01 January, and then the winners of those play either the next day or the SAME day for the semifinal (d...


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re: NCAA Softball Tucson Regional / LSU 5 - 13 Arizona F/5 inn. / Good Season Girls - drdrfaulkner
I was proud of the Tiger ladies and their great season. Great future for softball at LSU. I just wonder, though, what kind of final tournament game it would have been had the game not been played in "thin air." Perhaps I am speaking "ignorantly," but maybe Arizona should go into the Southeast an...


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re: ESPN 3 - drdrfaulkner
It's blacked out east of Orlando as well (most specifically Rockledge). The LSU App on my Android isn't giving live stats, either. Talk about "blacked out"? I have the Live stats from LSUSports.net going now....


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re: Odell Beckham had 1 catch against TCU??? - drdrfaulkner
I heard all the yak-yak going on by the ESPN studs and it appeared most of them had been on chemical stimulants (caffeine et al.) during the show. In my mind, the credibility level of those four ranks a 7.5 on a scale of 10. Most of the ESPN announcers are either boring or incredulous....


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re: Hawthorne, time to ride off into the sunset. - drdrfaulkner
:dude:...


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re: Hawthorne, time to ride off into the sunset. - drdrfaulkner
You guys over there in the Baton Rouge area may not like Hawthorne, but here (where we get Hispanic interference most of the time), I can hone in on his voice and at least get some play-by-play. If you are going to replace Hawthorne, ensure it is with someone with an outstanding voice that can be re...


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re: Lady tiger basketball - drdrfaulkner
[quote]And they won't call fouls on WVU it seems...[/quote] It seems like they are giving the edge to WV. I have seen numerous times when LSU players went towards the basket that, if fouls had been called, turnovers would not have occurred. Still plenty of time to overcome it, though. ...


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re: If LSU was to win it all in the NIT? - drdrfaulkner
What is going to be interesting will be to see teams LSU beat this year exit in the first round....


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re: Are we really bunting this much? - drdrfaulkner
I guess Gorilla Ball is way gone. With all the bunting, perhaps we ought to call it "Squirrel Monkey" or "Capuchin Ball" (perhaps ther latter would belnd in with the organ playing during the games). ...


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re: My buddy had a good question about CLM... - drdrfaulkner
Not that it matters much, but I am seeing license plates using the word 'alumni' quite much. The word 'alumni' is plural--'alumnus' is singular, even if you graduated twice (like I did from the University of South Alabama). The word 'alum' is a chemical term--short for hydrated potassium aluminium s...


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re: Tony Robichaux on 910am - drdrfaulkner
The present CWS format has a best-of-two format. I only see one game on the regular schedule. I remember a few years ago when Florida beat LSU during the regular season only to get knocked out by LSU later--when it counted most. A loss to UL@L this early means nothing in the big picture. ...


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re: Gausman rated #20 MLB prospect by Baseball America - drdrfaulkner
I saw Gausman on the Florida Fox Sports network earlier this week pitching against Tampa Bay, and he seemed to have good stuff. He will improve with experience....


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re: Auburn wants to add 7 more National Championships - drdrfaulkner
LSU may still hold the National Championship in throwing strippers in lakes on campus. I heard this happened in the 1940s... :lol:...


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re: Whats Keeping Rob Bolden around - drdrfaulkner
There may be something other than a chance to play QB involved as well--remember, he came from Penn State just after the Sandusky firing/football program shutdown. We do not know all the details of the Bolden departure, but perhaps Rob is grateful to have an opportunity to separate himself from the ...


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