| Tiger Rant|| re: Dandy Don passed away Saturday morning. RIP! - Carl Dubois on 4/28/12 at 4:19 pm|
A gentleman and a model of steady, measured consistency, day after day after day. A lot of respect for him in many areas -- and sad to hear of his passing.
| Tiger Rant|| re: how do you pronounce alex box - Carl Dubois on 4/15/12 at 8:03 pm|
Yes, but that quote comes from a nephew who never met his more famous uncle, who died before he was born. The brother who grew up with Alex Box said "Elec" as many times as he said "Alex" in the interviews I did with him.
You can find supporting evidence in the family for any of three pronunciati...
| Tiger Rant|| re: how do you pronounce alex box - Carl Dubois on 4/15/12 at 4:46 pm|
I was just talking about this last week with someone in Oregon who graduated from LSU, and he sent me the link to this thread. Small world. Here is a section of a much longer piece I did in 2008 for The Advocate. I'm sure the full version is available in the paper's online archives for anyone who ca...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Great article by Carl Dubois. - Carl Dubois on 9/1/11 at 9:21 pm|
[quote]I remember him bitching on Ott's show about it the day after. [/quote]
I've seen a lot of inaccuracies about myself and others in the media on this site (and others), and I can't set the record straight on all of them, but I'd like to about this. I was not on Jimmy Ott's show the day after...
| Tiger Rant|| re: An opinion from Oregon - Carl Dubois on 8/26/11 at 9:45 am|
The first picture was taken after a drive of 2,700 miles. The second was taken after rediscovering the Rant.
Hope all my friends (and old adversaries) are doing well. I miss ... some of you!
Laissez les bons temps rouler. :cheers:...
| Tiger Rant|| Sam Box, 93, brother of Alex Box, passes away - Carl Dubois on 1/27/11 at 1:10 pm|
Thought LSU fans would want to know.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Chris Jackson...I was blessed to see him play... - Carl Dubois on 1/16/11 at 3:22 pm|
In winter 1987, I covered a game in Lake Charles between Gulfport High School and Washington-Marion in the Popeyes Classic. This was, I think, the first year of the 3-point line in high schools. Maybe the second. Washington-Marion was reigning 3A state champion, having defeated the St. Thomas More t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Dandy Don questions his longevity - Carl Dubois on 12/18/10 at 4:49 am|
I would encourage everyone who's ever looked at his site to send Don words of support during this very different (for him) holiday season. He was always a gentleman to me, kind and courteous, cut from a different cloth than many of the shouters making so much noise and saying nothing. Don loves LSU,...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Column: The case for Jarrett Lee - Carl Dubois on 10/10/10 at 7:39 pm|
Was always a fan of the bump-and-run, and never understood why anyone wanted it to be against the rules.
Just my way of saying hello on a rainy Sunday in the Pacific Northwest and that I'm paying attention -- and enjoying watching from afar. Hello, old friend...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Column: The case for Jarrett Lee - Carl Dubois on 10/10/10 at 7:26 pm|
[quote][i]Maybe that's all Miles thinks they need. It's worked for many championship teams: Play strong defense, have a solid kicking game, and don't beat yourself on offense.
This team has too many weapons to have to settle for that. The Tigers can open things up with Lee if they take a chance a...
| Tiger Rant|| re: I'll miss Carl Dublog's baseball coverage. - Carl Dubois on 8/6/10 at 9:25 am|
Thanks for the kind words, everyone. As for the reference to Randy earlier, he's a workhorse and as dogged and determined as anyone I know. I can't imagine he's ever missed anything or failed to provide the most thorough coverage possible. He'll be a tough act to follow if he ever leaves.
| Tiger Rant|| re: St Patrick Day LSU baseball uniform - Carl Dubois on 3/17/10 at 12:06 pm|
I thought some of you might enjoy reading an MLB.com story about the green tradition, linked on my blog [link=(http://www.tigerrag.com/?p=22521)]HERE[/link].
Hope to see some of you in green tonight at the Box.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone... - Carl Dubois on 12/25/09 at 3:42 pm|
Happy holidays to everyone, especially those who made it so much fun to write for the site from April through October. Best wishes for a great 2010....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tulane vs. LSU: First ... and last? - Carl Dubois on 10/31/09 at 1:55 pm|
[quote]This thread brightened a very shitty day for me Carl![/quote]
Very happy to hear that....
| Tiger Rant|| re: It seems like we just said hello (again), but ... - Carl Dubois on 10/31/09 at 1:54 pm|
[quote]I had never heard of this place, but it says it is "The Bible of LSU Sports". What the **** does that mean? The football schedule on the link I clicked on was only updated to Washington?[/quote]
Well, the Bible itself hasn't been updated in a long time either.
| Tiger Rant|| It seems like we just said hello (again), but ... - Carl Dubois on 10/30/09 at 10:31 am|
Yesterday I accepted the job of associate editor of Tiger Rag. I start Monday.
It's been only a few months since I started here with a "Hello (again)" post and a series of pieces on what proved to be a national championship baseball team. It's been a blast. Chicken has been great to me in a time ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tulane vs. LSU: First ... and last? - Carl Dubois on 10/30/09 at 9:42 am|
[quote]Good job, Carl, but you totally missed the "Prussians" reference.[/quote]
Thought about it. Wanted to. Almost did. Couldn't bring myself to do it....
| Tiger Rant|| Tulane vs. LSU: First ... and last? - Carl Dubois on 10/30/09 at 12:08 am|
[i]LSU and Tulane will play football against each other for the 98th time Saturday. LSU's game notes say the Tigers lead the series 68-22-7. Tulane's game notes say it's 66-24-7.
At least they agree about who won 88 of the 90 games that had a winner.
The first game between the schools was the ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: The Miles way: Secure victory, then sub - Carl Dubois on 10/29/09 at 8:46 am|
In the article to which I think you're referring, I made no mention of Tebow, nor any connection between Tebow and Jefferson. So, no, there's nothing I wish to amend....
| Tiger Rant|| The Miles way: Secure victory, then sub - Carl Dubois on 10/29/09 at 5:45 am|
There's little to suggest Les Miles sees LSU's game Saturday against Tulane the way many do, as a glorified practice or scrimmage. That's not a term many coaches want associated with them, especially in the world of the virtual bulletin board.
Two years ago -- before LSU played Louisiana Tech, if...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Billy Cannon Punt Return - Carl Dubois on 10/27/09 at 11:09 pm|
Did Kinchen play offense, defense and special teams? Cannon intercepted a pass earlier in the game. I have to think he was a little more tired than Kinchen was when Kinchen scored on his return.
Cannon was LSU's punter for most of the season (44 punts, 40.3 avg.), was the main kick returner (eigh...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU-Alabama is a 2:30 p.m. (Central) start on CBS - Carl Dubois on 10/26/09 at 10:45 am|
October 26, 2009
THIS JUST IN…
…from CBS Sports
CBS Sports has announced its college football game for Saturday, Nov. 7 (3:30-7:00 PM, ET) will feature *No. 9-ranked LSU at *No. 2-ranked Alabama. Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson will call the contest, along with reporter Tracy Wolfson. CO...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU-Alabama is a 2:30 p.m. (Central) start on CBS - Carl Dubois on 10/26/09 at 10:43 am|
CBS offices in New York....
| Tiger Rant|| LSU-Alabama is a 2:30 p.m. (Central) start on CBS - Carl Dubois on 10/26/09 at 10:42 am|
Just got the word from my contact at CBS....
| Tiger Rant|| LSU executes Auburn, 31-10 - Carl Dubois on 10/25/09 at 8:18 am|
Arguments about statistics and other details typically become secondary and academic at best upon the introduction of a certain word into the conversation.
In Tiger Stadium it showed [link=(http://www.lsusports.net/downloads1/358625.HTM?ATCLID=204820608&SPSID=27815&SPID=2164...
| Tiger Rant|| Auburn-LSU: Miles wants better execution - Carl Dubois on 10/23/09 at 6:31 am|
There is a reason it's called "Check with me" and not "Check with everybody." A quarterback and his offensive teammates go to the line of scrimmage and look to the sideline for signals, real ones and decoys, for an updated play call based on the defense's alignment.
They are checking with a repre...
| Tiger Rant|| Column: Three-step drop or three steps back? - Carl Dubois on 10/22/09 at 6:35 am|
It took a change of pace and a long head-clearing walk during our sweet string of consecutive Chamber of Commerce days in Baton Rouge, but I think I figured out a tiny part of this craziness that brings you and I together here a few times a week.
When we get a taste of something, we want more. I ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: I'm kinda of disappointed in Carl Dubois this week - Carl Dubois on 10/21/09 at 3:21 pm|
Thanks for the response. Every day I stand by what I write. It comes with putting my name on it, and it will always be on the Internet for all to see. There are those who don't get that it is an ongoing part of the concept of signing one's real name, and not an alias, to an opinion. But by putting i...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Column: The case for Jarrett Lee - Carl Dubois on 10/21/09 at 12:47 pm|
A lot of interesting comments.
The back and forth, I think, shows the difficulty of responding to all 206 comments, but I finally responded to every e-mail I received on this topic. That's why I put my e-mail address at the end of each piece and encourage people to contact me. My time between col...
| Tiger Rant|| re: I'm kinda of disappointed in Carl Dubois this week - Carl Dubois on 10/21/09 at 12:20 pm|
I'm kind of disappointed in Carl Dubois from time to time too.
That said, Chicken pays me to write three stories or columns per week. He doesn't pay me to sit here on the board around the clock and engage with his readers on various threads. I realize many people spend the better part of their da...