| Tiger Rant|| re: Let's get a WIN for the Seniors today - BayouWolf on 3/8/14 at 8:55 am|
Totally agree. Shavon and Andre are 100% classy guys and types of players you want in your program. Hard-working, no complaining, god body language on the court and appear to be great people off the court.
Let's send them off right and lock up the 6 seed. That would mean likely playing an Alabam...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Joe Lunardi ESPN Bracketology 2/10 update - LSU still in "Last Four In" Group - BayouWolf on 2/10/14 at 12:13 pm|
[quote]He has Oregon as "Next four out." His BPI Ranking has Oregon as a 6 seed. [/quote]
Point taken that the ESPN BPI index is not close on some of the seedings in bracketology.
My bigger point orginially is just that though, Lundardi doesn't base his seedings off BPI, he bases it off of a...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Joe Lunardi ESPN Bracketology 2/10 update - LSU still in "Last Four In" Group - BayouWolf on 2/10/14 at 11:41 am|
[quote]This makes no sense. Lunardi has us last 4 in on that page, but if you click his BPI page, it has us 6 spots away from that mark. I think he made a mistake. [/quote]
Lunardi doesn't solely rely on the BPI or RPI rankings, much like the actuall NCAA selection committee doesn't. Its a decen...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Joe Lunardi ESPN Bracketology 2/10 update - LSU still in "Last Four In" Group - BayouWolf on 2/10/14 at 10:23 am|
Love your optimism. ...
| Tiger Rant|| Joe Lunardi ESPN Bracketology 2/10 update - LSU still in "Last Four In" Group - BayouWolf on 2/10/14 at 10:21 am|
For everybody who seems to think that the UGA loss doomed this teams chances of making the tourney, it would appear you are off base. Plenty of other bubble teams lost too and there is still a month of basketball to be played. You need Insider access to pull up the article but i've copied a brief ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: That was a quality beat down: just what the Dr ordered - BayouWolf on 1/18/14 at 10:54 pm|
You know Vandy just beat #21 mizzou this week right? They are not horrible. Are they a good team? No. Not bad either. ...
| Tiger Rant|| ESPN ranks LSU front court 7th in the country - BayouWolf on 12/23/13 at 10:37 am|
Some more good publicity for the Tigers. ESPN insider access required.
[quote]Coach Johnny Jones, in his second season at LSU, has done a tremendous job of bringing high-level talent to the Bayou. The Tig...
| Tiger Rant|| re: This LSU hoops squad opinions. - BayouWolf on 12/23/13 at 10:26 am|
[quote]My Brother is third all-time in 3pt fg made and my only argument is that DMitch benefited from having some very good players around him which provided him the opportunity to get the looks he got. What u are seeing from andre now is because we finally have weapons around him if he had played o...
| Tiger Rant|| re: This LSU hoops squad opinions. - BayouWolf on 12/22/13 at 11:45 am|
I would agree that DMitch was more of an undersized SG than a pure PG, but he handled the ball a ton during his time at LSU. I love Stringer, he is a great tiger, but his brother put it well, comparing him to Marcus or DMitch isn't fair to anybody. Darrell is the all-time leader in 3-pointers made...
| Tiger Rant|| LSU #10 seed in early ESPN Bracketology - BayouWolf on 12/18/13 at 3:13 pm|
Too early in the season to mean much but good to see we are getting notoriety and respect. Our early RPI numbers are strong as well. Would be nice to build momentum with a road win at Texas Tech tonight and home win over UAB coming up.
| Tiger Rant|| re: What Became of the 06 Final Four Team Members? - BayouWolf on 4/16/13 at 8:32 am|
[quote]What kind of money do these guys in Europe pull in a year?[/quote]
A guy of DMitch's caliber would make well over $100k a year and wouldn't suprise me if made closer to $200k a year. Again, as has mentioned, when you play overseas, the team pays for all the taxes and your housing so much ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Johnny Jones, JOBIII to meet with media at 2 p.m. - BayouWolf on 4/9/13 at 1:45 pm|
[quote]My point is if he makes $80,000 in Europe then he has to cover his living expenses, ect. That doesn't leave much left over to take care of his family.[/quote]
You spend practically nothing overseas. The teams pay your taxes and your rent. You pay for food and whatever little entertainmen...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Johnny Jones, JOBIII to meet with media at 2 p.m. - BayouWolf on 4/9/13 at 11:15 am|
[quote]So he'll be making what 60K a year in Europe playing ball? [/quote]
He'd make over 100k (no taxes, no rent) if he went overseas right now, maybe more.
Bigger question (if he does declare and ends up overseas)is the cultural change to living in small European cities versus being home i...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Johnny Jones, JOBIII to meet with media at 2 p.m. - BayouWolf on 4/9/13 at 11:11 am|
[quote]when was the last time an LSU athlete called a press conference and stayed? I'm sure its happening recently but my selective memory isnt allowing me to recall. Maybe when like they called a presser for 5 football players and 1 said he was coming back.[/quote]
Glen Davis in 2006. Tyrus ann...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How deep can this team go in the NIT? - BayouWolf on 3/7/13 at 10:36 am|
Our RPI is now 83 after last night (according to ESPN). Still not in the conversation of the bubble though. If we can make the SEC Tourney final and beat Ole Miss, we'll have beat 3 more top 60 RPI teams and will get a SOS and RPI boost even if we lost to Florida.
Thats the only way we have a...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU vid - Impact Freshmen - BayouWolf on 2/19/13 at 4:05 pm|
Incredible video. Really well done. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: If everyone returns next year, we will have a final four capable team... - BayouWolf on 1/31/13 at 3:38 pm|
A few comments.
1) on next year's team being more talented than '06? ----- I think it could be deeper but not more talented. 2006 had DMitch who was 1st team All-SEC, Glen Davis was SEC POY and bonafied NBA player, Tyrus was a top 5 pick, Garrett was one of the top defensive players in the count...
| Tiger Rant|| Garrett Temple signed by Wizards - BayouWolf on 12/24/12 at 6:10 pm|
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Breakdown of Bolden from PSU fan - BayouWolf on 7/30/12 at 2:31 pm|
Got the following detailed overview of Bolden from a diehard PSU fan earlier today. I recognize its long, read if you wish.
"This is what I've heard today with regards to the logic of the move. Bolden has tried to transfer out of the program a couple of times; one time Joe actually told Bolden...
| Tiger Rant|| Potential Neutral-Site 4-team playoffs starting in 2014 - BayouWolf on 4/24/12 at 5:00 pm|
Looks like winning your conference will not be a criteria based on this preliminary article. I'm sure the final version of the proposal/change will be different but I would like to have the conference championship be a requirement. Whats the point of having conferences otherwise.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Bradie James now a Houston Texan - BayouWolf on 4/12/12 at 4:52 pm|
[quote]Never felt the same about him when he recruited for Saban at Alabama against LSU[/quote]
Saw and talked with Bradie at the BCS NC at multiple events all weekend. Rode the elevator in the hotel with him after the game and he was as devastated and dissapointed as the most die hard fan. He'...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 2012-2013 Basketball outlook - BayouWolf on 4/5/12 at 10:03 am|
[quote]these guys just don't like playing for him. you can see it on their faces. of course they are going to say all of the right things to the media but there are some things I've heard through the grapevine. Hell, Dameon Mason almost FOUGHT Brady and Brady made Davis cry and I didn't hear negativ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 2012-2013 Basketball outlook - BayouWolf on 4/5/12 at 10:01 am|
[quote]Mickey, you are a complete joke that doesn't know shite. LSU is right now a bottom 4 program in the league and it is solely bc of Trent Johnson. Players HATE him. They would rather Brady. That says a lot.[/quote]
Rather Brady? Not a single one of these players even played under Brady. How...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Is Trent's Return Next Season a Done Deal? - BayouWolf on 3/14/12 at 2:19 pm|
Nobody has low expectations for the LSU basketball program. There are realistic ones though.
Next seasons are higher than this years based on our improvement this season. Not that hard to grasp.[/quote]
Totally agree. You don't go from occasional tourney team to legit contender in 1...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How many LSU basketball players will not return for next season? - BayouWolf on 3/14/12 at 10:19 am|
[quote]Most likely candidates, IMO, are JOBIII, Ralston Turner and/or Andre Stringer.[/quote]
Based on what? JOB started 15-20 games as a freshmen and averaged 8pts and & 7reb. He's not going anywhere, he can't go pro yet, and i guarantee he doesn't want to sit out a year if he transfers. He's...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Does Trent simply need to "get in" to keep his job next season? - BayouWolf on 3/12/12 at 8:59 am|
[quote]I thought this was year he needed to get in the NCAAs. It's bad IMO when Southern Miss has a better coach than LSU[/quote]
This is an ignorant comment.
1) Trent has accomplished far more than Larry Eustachy in his career. Look at the bios.
2) Eustachy was fired from Iowa St for dr...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Going to game today...tix? Parking? - BayouWolf on 3/8/12 at 9:07 am|
It is sold out. There will likely be plenty of empty today but the SECT should always be in an arena instead of a dome. Such a better atmosphere. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Basketball- Tennessee 74 @ LSU 69 Final OT...Senior Night ...Lost 15 pt Lead :/ - BayouWolf on 2/29/12 at 8:37 pm|
What's the crowd like? 8k in there?...
| Tiger Rant|| CBS Sports article on Bubble - LSU included - BayouWolf on 2/23/12 at 11:26 am|
[link=(http://eye-on-college-basketball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/26283066/34951538)]CBS Sports Bubble Article[/link]
From the article:
"LSU: The Tigers popped on the radar in the past week, and they kept their winning ways going with a victory over Georgia on Wednesday. That's now fo...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Could getting the 4 seed/1st round bye hurt LSU? - BayouWolf on 2/22/12 at 10:00 pm|
I believe regardless if we are 4th or 5th seed, that likely 4/5 matchup in quarters will be a play in game. ...