| SEC Rant|| re: Worst traffic leaving the stadium? - BayouBengal on 7/30/14 at 10:46 am|
[quote]I normally drive in to BR on Friday and its bad into town with the merging on the bridge. [/quote]
F that bridge. Why should I-10 ever go down to what is essentially 1 lane as one lane becomes exit only into the hood. Though it's not like I-10 is a major East/West artery in the US infrastr...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Houston Hotels & Bars for LSU/Wisc - BayouBengal on 7/30/14 at 10:09 am|
[quote]Is Hyatt within reasonable walking distance to Flying Saucer? Can't tell from the map. Thanks![/quote]
Yes. I've done it. 8 block isn't much if you're an able bodied person. Just take Dallas to Main and you'll be safe as those should have people around. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Houston Hotels & Bars for LSU/Wisc - BayouBengal on 7/30/14 at 10:06 am|
[quote]I live in Houston and one place I highly recommend for the weekend is City Centre. It's right off of I-10 which is convenient and has plenty of great bars and restaurants to walk around and check out. Plus it is close to the Galleria and Top Golf which I definitely recommend. Only downside is...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Link to Downtown Houston Magazine with loads of valuable information - BayouBengal on 7/29/14 at 2:08 pm|
Also check out Karbach and 8th Wonder Brewery tours as well. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Houston Hotels & Bars for LSU/Wisc - BayouBengal on 7/29/14 at 12:49 pm|
[quote]I'm staying downtown and plan on walking to Midtown (it looks like it's only 6 blocks or so?) and then taking the rail to and from the game. [/quote]
Be careful if your path will take you past the Greyhound Station on Gray at Main. It gets sketchy right there. A cab will be 4 or 5 bucks fr...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Houston Hotels & Bars for LSU/Wisc - BayouBengal on 7/29/14 at 10:05 am|
[quote]My father lived at the Inn at the BallPark across the street from Minute Maid for about 6 months from September-Feb. It was deserted. We had to drive to the Galleria at night to go out.[/quote]
That's a dead end of downtown agreed. From Inn At The Ballpark (now Westin)I would head to the o...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Are We Satisfied with the Football and Baseball Scheduling? - BayouBengal on 7/29/14 at 9:56 am|
I'm happy that LSU is finally playing at the college classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston. :dude:...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Houston Hotels & Bars for LSU/Wisc - BayouBengal on 7/29/14 at 9:55 am|
[quote]Ehh, Downtown Houston is a complete ghost town, brah during the weekend. I'd approach with caution.[/quote]
Have you been there on a weekend night? Lately there's been plenty of people. Main Street from about Capitol to Preston has almost 2 dozen restaurants and bars. If you're wondering a...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Texas Takeover Shirt - BayouBengal on 7/29/14 at 9:51 am|
[quote]whoever is going to the A&M game this year should wear this just to piss the Aggs off[/quote]
It doesn't bother them. Sorry bro....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Don't Want to Worry Too Much About This - BayouBengal on 7/29/14 at 9:50 am|
[quote] If somebody wants a ticket that bad, they can get their arse out and find them.[/quote]
The thing is, a lot of people aren't even willing to do that. Every game last year I had extra tickets that were a hassle to get rid of. They were West Uppers so I couldn't even get a few dollars from o...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Houston Hotels & Bars for LSU/Wisc - BayouBengal on 7/29/14 at 9:41 am|
I would stick with the downtown area. There are several nice hotels in downtown. Many are close to the Metro Rail which makes it an easy commute to the stadium and to the bars located in downtown and midtown.
If you enjoy craft beer go to Flying Saucer at corner of Main and Capitol. There are 3 ...
| SEC Rant|| re: Your team wins 10 games next season, which 10 do you want them to win? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 4:29 pm|
[quote]Every game but Wisconsin and Florida.[/quote]
This gets LSU into the SECCG and probably into the playoff. :cheers:...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 4:27 pm|
[quote]So which one of you guys with tickets that can't go because it's thanksgiving, want to sell me your face value tickets? [/quote]
I'll be there. Though face value is $120 which stings a little. But since there's only one "good" game in Baton Rouge this year it's the price I have to pay to s...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 1:37 pm|
[quote]This is one of the top selling tickets right now and will be sold out for sure. LSU fans have been waiting to go back to Kyle Field for a long time. Thanksgiving will not make much of a difference.[/quote]
I was figuring that it wasn't since I was actually able to get a ticket. Last severa...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 11:58 am|
[quote]Is the gametime for sure going to be at night every year? I see 6:30 this year but thought I read at some point that the time was subject to change year to year.
If so, not bad for Houston. Louisiana folks simply have to choose whether that game is the entirety of their weekend or not. [/...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 11:43 am|
[quote]My inclination is that many will not. Obviously some will, but I'm guessing the vast majority of LSU fans will be those living in Texas. Even if one lives in Houston, it's still a lot of effort. If they can is not very impactful, then it may be even worse. [/quote]
It won't be that tough f...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 11:40 am|
[quote]It's a little different because it's the day after rather than the day of. Also, good luck finding any LSU fans not living in and around Little Rock that liked the Black Friday game. Everyone HATED it.[/quote]
I only went because my parents lived in Shreveport. I'd drive up to do Turkey wi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 11:37 am|
[quote]I think you under estimate the size of the LSU alumni population that lives in and around the Houston area. [/quote]
I'm one of those alumni myself. I think the majority of the crowd will be the Houston crew but the fans that would have normally made the trip over from Baton Rouge or New O...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: What does everyone think about Olive or Twist bar? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 11:30 am|
Worst sazerack I've ever had....
| Tiger Rant|| Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 11:28 am|
I've had the discussion with a couple of friends about what the expected LSU crowd would be this years given the game is now a Thanksgiving night affair. A couple years ago LSU brings a nice crowd as it's the first SEC meeting b/t us despite it being at 11a. It makes sense this would be one of the b...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How does LSU stand to make out financially in Houston? - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 9:56 am|
[quote]TV money, higher ticket prices, more premium seating, more advertisements, ect[/quote]
Less overhead is the big one I see. There are a lot less sunk costs like electricity, security, clean up crews, concession waste, etc......
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU SEC game time question: - BayouBengal on 7/28/14 at 8:00 am|
We will find out 13 days before unless they take the 6 day option. New year, same drill. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: The Official LSU vs Wisconsin Tailgate - BayouBengal on 7/26/14 at 12:57 pm|
[quote]BTE playing at the house of blues in houston Friday night
I wouldn't be surprised if at least a member of BTE is present at the tailgate but regardless of them playing at HOB there hasn't been anything stating they are performing at the tailgate. Plus Friday night is a casino nig...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tigers vs Sam Houston - BayouBengal on 7/25/14 at 12:12 pm|
[quote]I took my buddy from Holland to a game once and he was amazed.
The Dutch can party, but he said "Tiger fans are professionals!"[/quote]
I plan to take a French co-worker to a game this fall as well. He's all about soaking up and doing as the locals do for his couple of years that he plan...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tiger Stadium Capacity in Perspective.. - BayouBengal on 7/25/14 at 12:10 pm|
[quote]Probably because we won't have any until after the SEZ is finished. [/quote]
The impression I was getting there has been SRO in the past. Any time I've seen extras for sale for a big game they've always been the random singles or in some cases parts of the road team allotment that was retu...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Tiger Stadium Capacity in Perspective.. - BayouBengal on 7/25/14 at 10:46 am|
Where do these magical SRO tickets come from? I've never seen or heard of these even being offered for sale....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Day of the LSU/UW game. What's your plan? - BayouBengal on 7/24/14 at 3:45 pm|
[quote]There will be a Tailgate hosted by the LSU Houston Alumni Association.[/quote]
What does it mean by "Better Than Ezra Foundation?" Will the band Better Than Ezra be performing at this event?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hotel recommendations for the game in Houston. - BayouBengal on 7/24/14 at 3:44 pm|
[quote]Downtown Houston isn't generally hopping on the weekends, but that weekend will be quite different because of the people who are there. I think whoever has some really good specials will pack em in. [/quote]
I went out in Downtown for the first time in a while that didn't revolve around Fl...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU vs FSU 1990 brawl - BayouBengal on 7/24/14 at 3:37 pm|
[quote]Dem LSU Boyz....
and you don't want no trouble
and you don't want no trouble [/quote]
April Alazae Burkholder and Alley Cat Broussard....an underrated hip-hop duo....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Day of the LSU/UW game. What's your plan? - BayouBengal on 7/24/14 at 1:31 pm|
[quote]Is there anywhere like that in Houston to do the same?[/quote]
Pretty much every single bar in downtown and midtown houston. Get drunk, watch football and get on the train. CHOOO!!!! CHOOOO!!!...