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re: Props to Michael Sam - tigersandjets
Some of you would've downplayed Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in 1947. There are countless institutions in this country that straight white males have dominated for decades, professional sports is one of them. It's difficult to see, from a straight white male perspective, how many...


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re: Props to Michael Sam - tigersandjets
[quote]And that happens to athletes a good bit, gay or not gay [/quote] I'm sure there were athletes who were verbally abused before Jackie Robinson, but his abuse was at another level. I suspect this country has become more tolerant since then, but any time you're breaking a barrier, people are ...


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Props to Michael Sam - tigersandjets
Those who are trying to downplay the significance of this announcement, and those who harbor hatred and prejudice against gay people, this thread is not for you. I can't believe how many people there are who want to put this guy down or pretend that this isn't a huge step forward for the historicall...


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re: Michael Sam says he is gay - tigersandjets
I'm sad that this thread is turning into a conversation about ESPN's bias and how this affects Sam's draft slot. I, for one, am incredibly happy that any pro athlete can have the courage to come out. It's not easy to be a gay man in professional sports, and I'm proud of Michael Sam for making thi...


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re: National's decision to shut down Strasburg - tigersandjets
Everyone needs to read this excellent Grantland piece for the definitive empirical reasons why this was a mistake: [link=(http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8369941/history-shows-washington-nationals-shut-stephen-strasburg-too-soon)]LINK[/link] In short, it's all about pitch counts vs innings...


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re: Best time to buy Final Four tickets? - tigersandjets
Prices on StubHub are $188 for the two semifinal games, $153 for the championship game, and $344 for all three games. These tickets are a mix of Terrace Corner and Terrace End. Do you guys suggest I make the purchase right now? Or should I gamble, and wait to see if they drop as the tournament...


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Best time to buy Final Four tickets? - tigersandjets
I'd like to see some March Madness games in the Supedome, regardless of who's playing. But I'm wondering if I should wait for prices to drop, or if now is the best time to grab tickets. Right now, tickets are starting at $190 for the two semifinal games, $147 for just the championship game, and $...


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re: Schottenheimer Named Bama OC? - tigersandjets
As a huge Jets fan (and LSU fan, see my username), I could not be happier by this news: Every LSU fan should be pulling for Bama to hire Schottenheimer. It would be like killing two birds with one stone. Bama would get an extremely predictable, stubborn, uncreative offensive coordinator who overcomp...


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How many LSU players in the last ~10 years have *not* won a NC... - tigersandjets
...if we win this year? Only a handful of players who transferred, or left early for the draft, like Patrick Peterson, never won a NC. But basically, any LSU player since 2003 has had an opportunity to be on a NC team. And in a 10-year span, more than 90% of our players will have won a NC....


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re: If the NFL doesn't like helmet to helmet tackling - tigersandjets
Why don't they just do away with helmets altogether? Seriously. Helmets do more harm than good....


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re: In a perfect world what woud your BSNCG crew be? - tigersandjets
Gus Johnson, y'all...


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re: Well we know we won't be playing OSU in the NCG - tigersandjets
we actually still might......


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re: how many players for LSU Baseball have won both a CWS and WS title - tigersandjets
Brian Wilson?...


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re: A win over Auburn on Saturday will give Coach Miles his 70th - tigersandjets
I think it's more significant that last week's win against Tennessee gave Coach Miles win #69....


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re: Rondo Playing with One Arm - tigersandjets
as in espn talked about it for about two hours, until the pacquiao-mostly fight took the spotlight. now of course the lakers and bulls have the sports world's attention. not to mention verlander's no hitter and the kentucky derby. you cant even find a story about rondo on espn.com right now....


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Rondo Playing with One Arm - tigersandjets
Most incredible in-game comeback of all time? I'd say it ranks as one of the most insane athletic feats in sports history. The fact that it was even allowed to happen was insane in itself. Rondo's one-handed steal and layup almost brought me to tears. In an already electrifying first two rounds, the...


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re: 18-game football schedule idea - tigersandjets
I don't think you guys realize but the players will have to get paid for those byes. The owners won't want to pay for another week of salaries that they aren't selling tickets for. ...


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re: Ted Castillo creepy question about Erin Andrews to Les Miles - tigersandjets
hahahahahahaha just saw this for the first time...


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re: Roscoe Nominations Thread (**NOMINATIONS DUE TODAY**) - tigersandjets
Are we still doing this? It says nominations due today in the title. Movies Best Soundtrack - Twilight: Eclipse, Somewhere (soundtrack is unofficial) Best Writing - The Kids Are All Right Career Ending Performance Breakthrough Performance Best Foreign Film Best Animated Film - The Ill...


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re: Memo to Krags: Let Miles call the plays in bowl games - tigersandjets
[quote]Memo to JPLSU1981 You're a douche. [/quote] what are you talking about? it's a fair criticism, not an attack....


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re: Why are people using Kragthorpe's HC experience against him - tigersandjets
because sean payton would be a great offensive coordinator. because urban meyer would be a great offensive coordinator. because nick saban would be a great defensive coordinator. come on man. just because his title was head coach doesn't mean that his offenses were irrelevant. he's an offensive mind...


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re: Randy Rosetta confirms Kragthorpe is the new OC - tigersandjets
It can be worse than Crowton. [b]Gary Crowton[/b] (Total offense) 2001 BYU HC #1 2002 BYU HC #50 2003 BYU HC # 102 2004 BYU HC#58 2005 Oregon OC #22 2006 Oregon OC #13 2007 LSU OC #9 2008 LSU OC #51 2009 LSU OC #102 2010 LSU OC #81 vs. [b]Steve Kragthorpe[/b] (Total offen...


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re: Randy Rosetta confirms Kragthorpe is the new OC - tigersandjets
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo....


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re: Jazzfest Lineup Announced at midnight tonight - tigersandjets
Arcade Fire Wilco The Strokes...


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re: Kragthorpe and Sanford and Fuente (Total Offense Rankings) - tigersandjets
Check this out: Louisville (Total Offense) 2003 Bobby Petrino HC #5 2004 Bobby Petrino HC #1 2005 Bobby Petrino HC #6 2006 Bobby Petrino HC #3 2007 Steve Kragthorpe HC #6 2008 Steve Kragthorpe HC #45 2009 Steve Kragthorpe HC #91 2010 Charlie Strong HC #64 and Tulsa (Total Offense)...


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re: Kragthorpe and Sanford and Fuente (Total Offense Rankings) - tigersandjets
TCU playing soft defenses in the WAC is balanced out by their poorer recruiting classes as a 'mid-major.' It's not like the Big East doesn't have their fair share of porous defenses. All in all, I think total offense is an excellent indicator of an OC's performance, and Fuente is by far the best ...


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re: Kragthorpe and Sanford and Fuente (Total Offense Rankings) - tigersandjets
2004 BYU HC #58 2005 Oregon OC #22 2006 Oregon OC #13 2007 LSU OC #9 2008 LSU OC #51 2009 LSU OC #102 2010 LSU OC #81 Just for comparison....


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re: Someone who knows his stuff.... - tigersandjets
I've spent a lot of time studying potential OCs since last offseason. Now I don't know who exactly is on our radar, but from what I can tell, Miles is looking at a current college OC or someone who has had recent experience as a college OC, and experience coaching QBs. That being said, my personal l...


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re: So who is Everyone Rooting for from the Final 4 NFL Teams? - tigersandjets
JETS!! (If not the Jets, then the Packers)...


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re: Duck Fan here... - tigersandjets
As you may know, Gary Crowton's offenses get really good the year after he leaves. So get ready for that....


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