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re: What was your degree in and what was your first job out of college? - blueridgeTiger
Chemical Engineering Paper Mill Engineer...


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re: Greatest Plays in LSU Football History - blueridgeTiger
Lots of great plays there. A couple to add: 1969 first play from scrimmage vs. Auburn - halfback pass for touchdown. 1961 Truax 4th down diving catch to keep winning drive vs. Ole Miss alive....


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re: Your First LSU Football Game? - blueridgeTiger
My first visit to TS was for the LSU vs. Southeastern game in [b]1949[/b]. The stadium was still a horseshoe in those days....


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re: Same character role, different actor - blueridgeTiger
Alec Baldwin (terrible casting!) and Tommy Lee Jones as Dave Robicheaux....


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re: Best game EVER in Tiger Stadium - blueridgeTiger
1969 Auburn - halfback pass for TD on first play of the game....


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re: Lets all feel old together... - blueridgeTiger
100% across the board (probably older that 99% of the coaches too)....


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re: Trying to get former tigers to speak at functions... - blueridgeTiger
I've tried to get in touch with a couple of former players to attend a local chapter function. No luck whatsoever....


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re: If W Hadn't Started A War In Iraq... - blueridgeTiger
[quote]"about 70 hours of intensive airstrikes involving 650 sorties against nearly 100 targets. A total of 415 cruise missiles were launched, Pentagon officials said, including 325 Tomahawks fired by U.S. Navy forces and 90 heavier cruise missiles deployed from Air Force B-52s."[/quote] It is fu...


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re: If W Hadn't Started A War In Iraq... - blueridgeTiger
[quote]Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, John Kerry, etal.[/quote] "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." --President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998...


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re: Books on Hurricane Katrina - blueridgeTiger
The prologue to [link=(http://www.amazon.com/Search-Yellow-Dog-Randall-Mystery/dp/146358511X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1395521402)]In Search of the Yellow Dog[/link] starts with Katrina. Book is written by one of the regular posters on TD....


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This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]March 15, 1960[/b] The Southern Association announces the New Orleans Pelicans, for the first time since 1901, will not be part of the Double-A circuit. The franchise, a major league affiliate of the Yankees in 1958, will be replaced by the Little Rock Travelers. [/quote]...


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re: Planning Ahead - Houston - blueridgeTiger
[quote]Midtown is also right by the Metro which will take you to Reliant. [/quote] That might work!...


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re: Planning Ahead - Houston - blueridgeTiger
I think the wife is pretty set on the Galleria area. ...


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Planning Ahead - Houston - blueridgeTiger
I'm sure it's been asked and answered before, but wonder if some of the Houston peeps can tell if there will be shuttles running to the Wisconsin game. We'd like to stay in the Galleria region and not have to drive to the stadium. TIA...


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This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]March 14, 1954[/b] Hank Aaron, filling in for Bobby Thomson who broke his ankle yesterday, starts his first game wearing a Braves uniform. The 20 year-old from Mobile, Alabama makes such an impression when he collects three hits, including a home run, in the spring training game against ...


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re: This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote]And did I miss this date in baseball history yesterday?[/quote] IMHO there was nothing of major significant yesterday - nothing at all like trying to catch a grapefruit dropped from a plane!...


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re: This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
n/m...


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This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]March 13, 1915[/b] Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson, thinking he is going to catch a baseball dropped from a plane, is surprised and splattered when the sphere turns out to be a grapefruit. [/quote]...


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re: This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Grant)]Looks like he was found out before he ever played.[/link]...


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This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]March 11, 1901[/b] Baltimore manager John McGraw signs Tokohoma, a Cherokee Indian. Tokohoma turns out to be really a black second baseman named Charlie Grant. [/quote] ...


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This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]March 10, 1995 [/b] Former Chicago Bull superstar Michael Jordan, citing labor unrest as the reason, announces that he is leaving the White Sox organization to return to the Chicago Bulls. In his only season in professional baseball, the future NBA Hall of Famer batted .202, hit three hom...


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re: This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
I believe Clayton Kershaw gets about half that much for each pitch he throws....


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This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]March 9, 1922[/b] Rogers Hornsby, coveted by John McGraw of the Giants, signs a three-year contract with Cardinals' owner Sam Breadon. The 25 year-old second baseman, who will hit .404 over the three-year span of the deal, agrees to a salary of $18‚500 per season, making him the highest ...


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re: Books set in or about Louisiana - blueridgeTiger
Check out The Treasure of Money Hill written by a regular O T poster. It's fiction but covers some historical aspects of south La....


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Signing off ...


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This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]December 11, 1928 [/b] In an effort to speed up the game and add more offense, National League president John Heydler proposes the concept of a designated batter for the pitcher. The American League opposes the idea and the NL withdraws the proposal before Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain ...


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re: This Sad Day in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
Not so fast. Our local Rockies affiliate never lets their pitchers bat....


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This Sad Day in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]December 10, 1972 [/b] The American League votes unanimously to adopt the designated hitter rule on a trial basis for three years. The concept, that permits a team to designate a player to bat in place of the pitcher, will be implemented in some measure by most collegiate and profession...


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re: Book Recommendations - Novels - blueridgeTiger
[link=(http://www.amazon.com/In-Search-Yellow-Dog-Randall/dp/146358511X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386521287&sr=8-2&keywords=in+search+of+the+yellow+dog)]In Search of the Yellow Dog[/link] a mystery set in Louisiana written by one of our regular TD contributors....


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This Date in Baseball History - blueridgeTiger
[quote][b]December 7, 1988[/b] Nolan Ryan becomes the first major leaguer to play for all four original expansion teams when he signs as a free agent with the Rangers, who played their first 11 seasons as the new Senators in Washington, D.C. The right-hander broke in with the Mets (1966, 1968-71...


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