| Tiger Rant|| re: Anyone have a class with JOB III? - Tom Bronco on 4/4/14 at 2:13 am|
Pretty much agree with everything you said there Mr. Ugly. It is so easy to build up players and expectations when they haven't even played one minute for us yet. It is extremely rare for a player to come out of high school and live up to the hype. Mickey did it this year but he is the first in a lo...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Anyone have a class with JOB III? - Tom Bronco on 3/29/14 at 11:54 am|
I would be shocked if he isn't going to declare. If he got the right team and coach and works hard, I could see him playing four or five years and making quite a bit of money.
Whether it was done deliberately, as a condition for him coming back this year, or not, his abilities were given a showc...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 2013-2014 Season Recap and Quick Look Forward - Tom Bronco on 3/28/14 at 11:46 am|
Coleman and Stringer had great senior seasons. Can't fault either of those two for effort and heart. JOB had a mixed season and we seemed to rise or fall on his shoulders way too much. I think with him gone we can have a more balanced team offense. I do think he has a shot at a pro career as he won'...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Chances of LSU competing for SEC crown in basketball next year? - Tom Bronco on 3/24/14 at 2:37 am|
[quote]We are assuming O'Bryant leaves with everyone else staying (minus outgoing seniors) and the recruiting class coming in?
[/quote]That can't happen. We have four recruits coming in and JOB and two seniors makes three. So someone else will have to leave also or one of the recruits has to not q...
| Tiger Rant|| re: "Who was as good as Pete Maravich?" - Tom Bronco on 3/22/14 at 9:16 pm|
[quote]But he also had his demons: many a nite, post game wtih the Jazz, I would see him in the restaurant/bar where his brother Ronnie worked in the Querter, sitting alone, a bottle of Jack in his hands. And he would drink non stop. [/quote]Sadly while he was playing in the pros, he developed into ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Hoops has a tough task vs SMU at Moody Colliseum - Tom Bronco on 3/22/14 at 9:11 pm|
[quote]Their only loss there was to Louisville.
UConn by 9
Memphis by 15
Cincinnati by 21
[/quote]Fire Larry Brown! How could a team be good enough to get wins like that and not make the Big Dance? It must be bench coaching. He obviously has great talent. Well that's what ha...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Some LSU Basketball perspective for our program's direction - Tom Bronco on 3/21/14 at 1:49 pm|
[quote] we were basically playing with 6 guys, though Quarterman has come on a little as of late.
[/quote]I said this also. Lack of bench strength killed us. Odo and Darcy were not able to give our starting big men any rest and so they were getting worn out game after game. Guard bench was better ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: I Enjoyed Bill Walton 's Commentary - Tom Bronco on 3/20/14 at 12:07 am|
I mean who knew that Bob Dylan wrote a song about Pete Maravich? That's pretty cool.
I don't believe a word of it. Look at the lyrics of "Dignity" and explain what that has to do with Pete.
[/quote]Walton was confused. Dylan just said he wrote the song the same day he heard abo...
| Tiger Rant|| re: I Enjoyed Bill Walton 's Commentary - Tom Bronco on 3/20/14 at 12:02 am|
Dylan wrote about it in his autobiography. Walton is into the music of the 60's and so am I so I don't mind when he starts rambling about that. But he said LSU was much better when they had their starting point guard Malik Morgan. I mean come on. How much research does it take to get this right. And...
| Tiger Rant|| re: The Most Underrated LSU Tigers ever (1 from each major sport) - Tom Bronco on 3/19/14 at 8:15 pm|
Football - Sammy Martin
Basketball - Wayne Sims
Baseball - Lyle Mouton...
| Tiger Rant|| re: "Johnny Jones will eventially get us there" - Tom Bronco on 3/17/14 at 12:26 am|
[quote]I say if Jones doesn't get LSU to the NCAA next year, he needs to go. Too much talent to not get to the big dance.[/quote]Number one you don't know how much of the present talent will be back next year. Number two haven't we learned not to count on a new player until he actually proves himsel...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Grade Johnny Jones' 2013-2014 season - Tom Bronco on 3/15/14 at 12:08 pm|
I'll give him a middle C for his bench coaching and season. He still gets a B for recruiting although a lot of recruits weren't as good as advertised. Of course who was doing the advertising. Mostly the guys here on the Rant. I still remember all the posts that said Odo was going to be the greatest ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Alabama 56 VS LSU 68 FINAL TQ player of the game - Tom Bronco on 3/13/14 at 8:03 pm|
Quarterman was obviously playing to impress the home folks since he is from Georgia and he definitely did. The refs sucked as usual. JOB got beat up every time and very few calls. Moving screens on their part time and again. And that double dribble call on Hickey and several of the fouls called agai...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Alabama 56 VS LSU 68 FINAL TQ player of the game - Tom Bronco on 3/13/14 at 7:05 pm|
My ESPN3 has been flawless. No jerks, great picture, no blurring. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Preview: SEC Tournament - LSU vs UK - Friday 6:00pm - Tom Bronco on 3/13/14 at 6:08 pm|
Dean just predicted an Alabama victory because they match up real well with us. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Thank you Andre Stringer!! - Tom Bronco on 3/13/14 at 1:07 am|
Thanks Andre! I know you always gave everything you had and that's all any team could ask. Some nights they fall and others they don't but it was never for lack of trying or working your butt off in the offseason. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU player that most lived up to the hype? - Tom Bronco on 3/11/14 at 9:07 am|
Shaq didn't have much hype.
Not the way I remember it...
Shaq wasn't really hyped a lot coming in, other than Duke also recruited him (and Coach K was gonna redshirt him). He wasn't considered "all-world" or anything like that, just big and raw. Stanley Roberts was the big-name...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did Johnny really say that? - Tom Bronco on 3/11/14 at 8:47 am|
Actually we had the exact same record (9-9) last year. So we get a great recruiting class, bring back three starters and don't improve our record. There's no way anyone can defend that and CJJ should man up and admit he dropped the ball this year.
We finished in 7th place, inste...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did Johnny really say that? - Tom Bronco on 3/11/14 at 8:39 am|
JJ should man up and admit he dropped the ball this year.
This year is still going on and no way a coach is gonna piss on a season that isn't over yet.
Personally, I'm not eager to have our coach slam his coaching for the world to see and use against us in recruiting.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Did Johnny really say that? - Tom Bronco on 3/10/14 at 5:44 pm|
[quote]And we had our best finish in conference play since the 08-09 season. [/quote]Actually we had the exact same record (9-9) last year. So we get a great recruiting class, bring back three starters and don't improve our record. There's no way anyone can defend that and CJJ should man up and admi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU player that most lived up to the hype? - Tom Bronco on 3/8/14 at 11:45 am|
[/quote]Yes, lots of hype coming in but nothing like the reality. I still remember Kenny Drost telling some guys in the old Gym Amory building before Pete's first season that he tried a lot of fancy stuff but wasn't that good, LOL!...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Men's basketball team STATE OF THE PROGRAM - going in the right direction? - Tom Bronco on 3/3/14 at 5:49 pm|
I think I was one of the few who didn't overestimate this team starting the season. But they didn't even meet my expectations. I said 11-7 in SEC and NIT bid winning at least three games in tournament.
Main problem, IMO, has been total lack of a leader on the floor. We came out flat and without ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: JOB/NBA spinoff thread - Tom Bronco on 2/25/14 at 10:09 am|
[quote]JOB has no chance in the NBA. There is nothing that he does on the court that is impressive.
Bad D, no jump shot, flat footed D, average rebounder, very poor FT shooter, most poorly conditioned player I have ever seen on an LSU court...
[/quote]Nice troll. Who are you a fan of? It sure i...
| Tiger Rant|| re: If JOB stays for his senior year, can he become a 1st round pick? - Tom Bronco on 2/24/14 at 4:22 pm|
He is not a first rounder ever but he could have a five or six year NBA career if he winds up with the right coach and team. A lot of his college issues won't translate to the pros. He won't be double teamed as he will always have teammates who are better scorers. Playing above the rim is overrated....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops- LSU 76 @ 77 #18 Kentucky Final OT - Tom Bronco on 2/22/14 at 12:59 am|
Call me the eternal optimist. The team is sky high for this one and respond to the challenge. Kentucky worries about our big men so much that Hickey, Stringer and Coleman bomb the threes. LSU 88 Kentucky 82...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Confirmed, Rivers transferring - Tom Bronco on 2/20/14 at 5:10 pm|
What's being overlooked here is that this guy was on the football team and still manages to get a degree in business in three years. Wow! Nice going Stephen! You don't need to hang your head about anything. Good luck in the coming years. Will follow you and pull for you wherever you go. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops - LSU 92 MSU 81 - FINAL.....RANT IS MAD! - Tom Bronco on 2/19/14 at 8:58 pm|
Martin is so good when he can use his height, jumping ability and athleticism close to the basket. He is also one of the worst defenders and passers on the team. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops - LSU 92 MSU 81 - FINAL.....RANT IS MAD! - Tom Bronco on 2/19/14 at 8:01 pm|
Let TQ sit on the bench in the second half and let Stringer play. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: LSU (15-9, 6-6) vs Miss St (13-12, 3-9) - Wed 7:00 - SECTV - Tom Bronco on 2/19/14 at 7:54 pm|
Why is Quarterman playing instead of Stringer? He hasn't done anything since he has been in there. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hoops: LSU (15-9, 6-6) vs Miss St (13-12, 3-9) - Wed 7:00 - SECTV - Tom Bronco on 2/19/14 at 7:26 pm|
[quote]What the hell is this team and where has it been the last month?[/quote]Consider the competition. Miss State is really, really bad! It is easy to defend when the other team is throwing the ball away, has no inside post prescence and can't hit from three. ...