| Tiger Rant|| re: Throwing out W-L, what is the real expectations for the LSU football team? - atltiger6487 on 12/20/13 at 11:36 am|
[quote]I don't get these so called "trap" games. The OM debacle this year was ugly. We lost to a depleted OM team. We can excuse that, and say OM always plays us tough. Who's at fault here for the flat play? Coaches? Players? It's hard to compete when we drop games like this knowing Bama is on comin...
| Tiger Rant|| re: We know what the most important football play was in lsu history.. - atltiger6487 on 12/20/13 at 9:08 am|
[quote] I'm not an old dude, but basically locking up a National Championship AND a Heisman Trophy on one play would rank up there as pretty important historically. [/quote]
That's wrong. We won the NC in 1958. Cannon's Halloween run and the Heisman were a year later, in '59. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: We know what the most important football play was in lsu history.. - atltiger6487 on 12/19/13 at 4:19 pm|
let me also add one that went against us:
Benjy Thibodeaux's facemask penalty late in the game against No. 1 USC in 1979. He just grazed it, but I think it was the right call. Critical penalty very late in the game. Without that penalty, USC was going to have a fourth and long in their own t...
| Tiger Rant|| re: We know what the most important football play was in lsu history.. - atltiger6487 on 12/19/13 at 4:12 pm|
"Important" may mean different things to different people. I think the play needs to be a game/season changer, and is clearly remembered through the years. A few that quickly stand out to me are:
Bert Jones to Brad Davis on the last play to beat Ole Miss 17-16 in 1972.
Earthquake game, Hods...
| Tiger Rant|| re: College Football or tNFL? - atltiger6487 on 12/18/13 at 9:02 am|
College football is far superior to the NFL.
There's no emotion or pageantry in the NFL. For an NFL fan, there's no real connection to the team, other than that it's based in our city.
For college, there's a much deeper connection. Many of us went to the college or have been to the campus ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How would we do against FSU this year? - atltiger6487 on 12/16/13 at 9:50 am|
[quote]We can play with any team in the country. We beat the SEC champ (their only loss, thus far) - we hung with Georgia when they were fully healthy (and the best team in the country, at the time, IMHO) - and were a play or 2 here or there of beating them. We had no business losing to Ole Miss, bu...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Ticket Requests for Outback Bowl - atltiger6487 on 12/11/13 at 11:08 am|
[quote]we're lucky that we got a New Year's Day bowl [/quote]
Please stop referring to a "New Years Day bowl" if it isn't one of the big ones.
A New Years Day bowl was a big deal 25+ years ago when only the big 4 bowls (Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton) were played on Jan. 1. The Fiesta was adde...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Ticket Requests for Outback Bowl - atltiger6487 on 12/11/13 at 10:38 am|
I'm a big Tiger fan but I couldn't care less about this game. I'll watch it, but no enthusiasm here.
So I doubt our fans will travel well and I suspect our team will be lethargic in the game.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if we lose - we just don't care about this one. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: The 2013 Associated Press All-SEC football team - atltiger6487 on 12/10/13 at 11:08 am|
absolutely absurd that Freak was anywhere near this list. Very average player. Pre-season name recognition is the only thing that helped him. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Off the cuff thoughts about the Outback Bowl... - atltiger6487 on 12/10/13 at 11:03 am|
"New Years Day bowl" - that doesn't mean much anymore.
That term was important 25+ years ago when the big four bowls (Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton) were all on New Years Day. Now there are a bunch of bowls on Jan 1 or later, and some of them are meaningless (how about that stellar Heart of Dal...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Cam coach in waiting.......nola.com speculation - atltiger6487 on 12/5/13 at 9:18 am|
[quote]What evidence is out there that suggests Cam Cameron is quality head coaching material? [/quote]
Head coach and OC are two entirely different jobs, requiring entirely different skill sets. All great coordinators are NOT NECESSARILY successful head coaches.
Cam hasn't succeeded as a h...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did Mett have insurance to protect against future earnings losses b/c of injury? - atltiger6487 on 12/4/13 at 1:34 pm|
did the OP really just say that he wanted a [u]fundraiser [/u] for Mett? Did a fire burn down his house? Did he lose all his possessions?
A fundraiser?!?!? For a guy who'll almost certainly make an NFL roster next year where the league minimum in 2014 for rookies will be $420,000.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Can't play the 'what if' game but the 34-10 score... - atltiger6487 on 11/25/13 at 11:27 am|
[quote]No Saban coached team [b]would of [/b] ever made those mistakes [/quote]
Grammar police here: I'm so sick of seeing people say "would of" instead of "would've".
Yes, both sound the same, but it's supposed to be a contraction for "would have". "Would of" makes zero sense. Stop using...
| Tiger Rant|| re: ESPN sees the game as JFF's perfect going away party on his way to another Heism - atltiger6487 on 11/20/13 at 10:23 am|
Lose the emotion.
If you've paid attention this year, you'll realize that JFF and their offense will absolutely shred our defense.
Now, I think our offense will do the same to their D, but JFF is going to have some monster stats against us. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Why doesn't LSU push and promote tailgating for basketball games? - atltiger6487 on 11/20/13 at 9:49 am|
1. weekday games
2. each individual basketball game is far less important than football (32 games for b-ball vs. 12 for football)
3. decades of day-long football tailgating tradition. LSU football is an "event" that everyone plans their schedule around, while LSU basketball is just a game
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game Plan vs Texas A & M - atltiger6487 on 11/18/13 at 12:51 pm|
why is everyone focusing on our offense? That's not the issue. A&M's defense is awful, and we'll score plenty of points running our regular offense with a mix of run and pass.
The key is our D. We need to get a few stops to give us an edge. JFF will score a lot of points, but we need to bri...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game Plan vs Texas A & M - atltiger6487 on 11/18/13 at 9:56 am|
[quote]Defense must be unpredictable--either bring the house or drop 7 and 8 into coverage, and disguise both well. A conventional D plan with our talent will get torched.[/quote]
Completely agree. On defense, we should be COMPLETELY unpredictable and do ANYTHING to try to stop JFF a few times. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Will LSU fans root for Bama in the BCS NC Game - atltiger6487 on 11/11/13 at 4:06 pm|
the immaturity on this board is stunning. Of course I'll root for Bama in the NC game. If the Tigers can't be there, I'll pull for any SEC school. It looks better for LSU and all other conference schools when another conference team wins it all.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Les Miles = Mac Brown - atltiger6487 on 11/11/13 at 9:16 am|
[quote]but their stadium only hold a little over 50k and their campus i and town is half the size of LSU and BR. Dull dreary weather, BAD food, ok looking co-ed's. Not impressive IMO[/quote]
Sorry, but campus, town, weather, food, and girls don't count as "facilities." And are you really critici...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did anyone actually at LSU when Saban was coach have run ins with him? - atltiger6487 on 11/7/13 at 9:42 am|
Saban just isn't a "people person." And yes, he's probably gruff and abrupt, but lots of successful people are like that.
He's clearly uncomfortable in social situations. And remember that he lives in a fish bowl, which has to wear on you after awhile.
Cut the guy a break, he's a great foo...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Former LSU Guard Josh Williford tries to make sense of future - atltiger6487 on 11/6/13 at 3:48 pm|
wow, that was one very weak article. No real information given other than he was out for 11 seconds. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Win the coin toss, take the ball. - atltiger6487 on 11/6/13 at 3:40 pm|
[quote]If we go on defense first and force a punt, the crowd won't be as rowdy[/quote]
but our defense is awful. Why would we want to start the game with our worst unit on the field?
Too many people here trying to outthink themselves. If we win the toss, put your best unit on the field to ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Offense or Defense. Which would you rather start first? - atltiger6487 on 11/1/13 at 7:00 pm|
You start the game with your best unit on the field. Our D sucks, so let's take the kick and put our O on the field first. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 2013 SEC Predictions - atltiger6487 on 10/31/13 at 2:07 pm|
[quote]We can realistically finish anywhere from 1st to 5th right now. [/quote]
Really??? Even if we run the table (HIGHLY unlikely with Bama and A&M left on our schedule) we'd still need Bama to lose one more conference game.
So, no, it's not realistic that we can finish first - it's just ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: How many LSU fans actually hate Nick Saban? - atltiger6487 on 10/30/13 at 8:53 am|
It's silly to hate Saban. He didn't leave us for another college, he went to the NFL. Spurrier did it too. That's not a knock on us, he just wanted to try the pro game.
When that failed (as with Spurrier), he went back to college, and the best job available at that time was Alabama. Spurrie...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Do we see a Jennings package Nov.9th? - atltiger6487 on 10/29/13 at 3:41 pm|
guys, the redshirt has already been burned. There's a medical exception if a player is hurt but hasn't played a certain % of the snaps. But that's not the case with Jennings. This year counts for him. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 10 things we learned - atltiger6487 on 10/29/13 at 9:51 am|
there's almost zero analysis in that article. It's mainly just a recap of the game that my wife could've done. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Cheers that you have made up? - atltiger6487 on 10/27/13 at 4:13 pm|
None. I'm not a 15 year old girl. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: im not really scared of the bama offense - atltiger6487 on 10/27/13 at 1:56 pm|
[quote]They just don't seem to be that great. IMO if we can somehow stop the run and take away the check down option in their passing game we have a chance. [/quote]
Oh, is that all we have to do? Wow, that sounds easy, I think we'll win.
Good grief, have you not watched Bama this year? They...
| Tiger Rant|| re: disgusted with the "fans" - atltiger6487 on 10/27/13 at 1:52 pm|
[quote]I do not give a frick if someone doesn't want me to stand. [/quote]
This is the wrong viewpoint to have. You need to respect the people around you and if you're the only "stander" in your section, you need to try to keep your seat.
We all love the Tigers, and you shouldn't disrupt the...