| O-T Lounge|| re: What are your top three go-to karaoke songs? - Thorny on 1/24/15 at 7:58 pm|
Jimmy Buffett - Cheeseburger in Paradise
The Beatles - Revolution
Statler Brothers - Flowers on the Wall
I keep away from songs with long instrumental solos....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Offensive foul -- LSU in Bonus -- No FTs? - Thorny on 1/24/15 at 7:50 pm|
[quote]LSU won.....Find something else to gripe about..........GEEZ....... [/quote]
I asked before LSU won, but seriously only wanted to know. It seemed odd to me, that's all.
Now I can gripe about your gripe.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Offensive foul -- LSU in Bonus -- No FTs? - Thorny on 1/24/15 at 7:37 pm|
[quote]Player control fouls are not shooting fouls when the opponent is in the bonus. Been that way forever. Team control fouls were added about 10 or so years ago.[/quote]
Hunh, I don't seem to remember it that way.
Oh well, I can't keep up with basketball rules.
| Tiger Rant|| Offensive foul -- LSU in Bonus -- No FTs? - Thorny on 1/24/15 at 7:14 pm|
Calling the rules experts:
Twice in the second half tonight, a Vandy player was called for charge. In both cases, LSU was in the bonus (for the second, LSU was in double bonus), but they were not awarded free throws. In neither case did Jones argue the point.
Has there been some rule change th...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Firm proposes inner loop for BTR - Thorny on 1/16/15 at 11:49 am|
[quote]A) A northern loop would be cheaper and easier to build. B) More interstate trucker traffic comes through via i-12. C) It is easier to connect i-10 to a northern bypass than it is to connect i-12 to a southern bypass. [/quote]
I can see A & B, but how can C be true? They would essential...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Firm proposes inner loop for BTR - Thorny on 1/16/15 at 11:33 am|
To improve the situation, you have to build a new bridge across the river in a new corridor. That means a southern loop that goes all the way to 12. The fact that so many plant workers hit the bridge Eastbound at 3pm means that the Lafayette=>NOLA traffic isn't the problem, it's the plant traffic.
| O-T Lounge|| re: What % split are you between bowtie and necktie? - Thorny on 1/15/15 at 9:27 am|
Never wear a clip on or prettied bow tie. Ever.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Advocate article on Cam Cameron after the bowl game - Thorny on 1/7/15 at 4:40 pm|
[quote]why not leave your stud running back in the game to get some kind of flow? he only got 10 more carries after the first play of the game. the rotation of the running backs doesn't make sense at all.[/quote]
This was a legit complaint all year, not just in the bowl....
| Tiger Rant|| re: If you could be Brandon Harris's personal coach, what would you ask of him - Thorny on 1/7/15 at 11:30 am|
Lots of people take the "he doesn't know the playbook" meme and think, "what does he have to know beyond how to toss the ball to Fournette?"
The reality is much deeper. I have a friend who is the father of a successful FCS level college QB. (At 5'9", he was too short for the big schools; was told...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Advocate article on Cam Cameron after the bowl game - Thorny on 1/7/15 at 11:10 am|
[quote]I am not comparing the two activities, as I agree. They are absolutely nothing alike. I was making an analogy about teaching style in a competitive environment. This is valid in any teaching situation, group or individual, that involves competition. Football. Basketball. Olympic Sports. Music...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Les Miles' recent bowl record - a little perspective - Thorny on 1/6/15 at 1:40 pm|
[quote]BTW, I don't think the cotton, gator, liberty, or bluebonnet bowl was considered a national championship caliber competition. I could be wrong, though.[/quote]
In those year, the Cotton Bowl was certainly considered top tier National Title caliber. It was one of the big four New Year's Day...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Les Miles' recent bowl record - a little perspective - Thorny on 1/6/15 at 1:34 pm|
You're right--I wasn't thinking.
We've had one QB reach the NFL since 2007. We will see how he pans out. We will all be proud if Mett turns in a Stabler or Todd type career.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Les Miles' recent bowl record - a little perspective - Thorny on 1/6/15 at 11:39 am|
For some perspective, here are the records of those Bryant Alabama teams along with their QBs as asked above:
Year Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches AP
1967 8–2–1 5–1 2nd L Cotton 7 8 Ken Stabler
1968 8–3 4–2 T–3rd L Gator 12 17 Scott Hunter
1969 6–5 2–4 8th L Liberty Scott Hunter
| Coaching Changes|| re: Bill Clark now into the fold?? - Thorny on 1/5/15 at 1:34 pm|
[quote]He's a guy that could be anywhere from a F to an A. He's never coached on LSU's level so it's impossible to know how he would do.[/quote]
I didn't include this because it is true every time you hire somebody for any job (in football or out). Just look at RichRod at Michigan vs. RichRod at ...
| Coaching Changes|| re: Bill Clark now into the fold?? - Thorny on 1/5/15 at 11:09 am|
Young and energetic.
Teaches aggressive defense.
Has some seasoning as a head coach to give him better perspective.
Won't be here long. He's intent on being a head coach and will use an SEC DC position as a stepping stone.
He would be a strong B+ hire. Not as good as CP or Vena...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's The Deal With This Gluten Intolerance Stuff? - Thorny on 12/31/14 at 6:48 pm|
[quote]You are eliminating simple carbs. This is nothing new. Ever heard of the Atkins diet? Sugar busters diet? You quit eating junk food, lost weight, and feel better? Riveting. [/quote]
You are mostly right, and eating a lot of "gluten-free" wheat replacements ends up with an even higher ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's The Deal With This Gluten Intolerance Stuff? - Thorny on 12/29/14 at 11:50 pm|
I can say this. When I follow the "Wheat Belly" diet (low carbs and no wheat), I feel better, lose weight and my measured blood sugar decreases. When I replaced wheat with "gluten free" substitutes, my blood sugar pushed into prediabetic levels. Eliminating wheat, most other grains and eating vegeta...
| Tiger Rant|| re: The Miles hate is out of control for some people... - Thorny on 12/27/14 at 5:22 pm|
The GOTC was an overtime win. So, Miles is 2-4-3 in regulation vs Saban. Won in 07 & 10, lost in 09, 11 BCSNCG, 12 & 13, and OT in 08, 11 & 14.
During that time period, Miles is the only coach to beat Saban more than once.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Favorite lsu team that did not win a championship - Thorny on 12/17/14 at 8:53 am|
2011 - Never more relaxed during a football season.
1987 - That blowout of South Carolina in the Gator Bowl was beautiful to watch.
(Oops, misread the subject)
| Tiger Rant|| re: Old-Timers Board. Who was better at LSU?Tommy Hodson or Jamarcus Russell? - Thorny on 12/17/14 at 8:44 am|
I would narrowly pick Hodson, though Russell's 2006 was better than any year Hodson had.
The difference maker was the way Hodson took over from the first game of his freshman year and was the clear leader of the team. Even though his stats are somewhat deflated by the Arnsparger system of bringin...