| Tiger Rant|| re: Could Darrell Williams be the number 2 running back this season? - Tom Bronco on 7/26/14 at 9:37 pm|
No! Kenny Hilliard is the forgotten man. But he still has the ability to be a great back. How many carries will he get? Don't know but we definitely don't need a 4th back.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Sammy Martin - 1980s - Tom Bronco on 7/11/14 at 12:33 am|
He was fantastic. Played much tougher than his size. Had great speed, moves and could catch the ball also. One of my favorite all time Tigers....
| Tiger Rant|| re: 2014-2015 Men's Basketball Roster - Tom Bronco on 7/2/14 at 1:59 pm|
Depth, defense and foul trouble will be the keys. We have to play better defense than last year while not getting into foul trouble as we have no depth. Expectations may be way too high again.
It will be feast or famine. When our outside shots are falling and we are playing half way ok defense i...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 2014-2015 Men's Basketball Roster - Tom Bronco on 7/1/14 at 11:51 pm|
He is a junior and can play right away since he is coming from a junior college. A year at Texas Tech and a year at a Junior College. How can he be anything but a junior?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jeremy Hill new ride - Tom Bronco on 6/24/14 at 1:14 am|
[quote]Pretty fricking stupid purchase. But hey good for him.
[/quote]Well everyone says he is a great running back but no one accused him of being smart or knowing anything about investing and personal finance. And yeah he will be bankrupt eventually. Most NFL players end up that way. They don't ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Anthony Hickey will transfer to Oklahoma St - Tom Bronco on 6/12/14 at 3:15 pm|
[quote]I'll miss Hickey. He was one of my favorite players in recent memory. One of the few true point guards we have had in some time.
[/quote]I think that one of the problems CJJ had with him was that he didn't drive, draw the big men to him and then pass to one of our big men often enough. This...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Grimes building O-Line toughness - Tom Bronco on 5/21/14 at 9:17 pm|
If the O-Line is that good then the quarterback will only be needed to hand the ball off to Fournette....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Al Blue signs 4 year 2.34 million dollar deal - Tom Bronco on 5/15/14 at 6:26 pm|
[quote]ey is the signing bonus....that is all he really has. NFL contracts are crap outside of the guarantee money. So he really has $117K.....still a good amount of money and can make a lot more if he makes the 53 man roster.
[/quote]After his agent's 15% and taxes he is looking at around $68,000....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Hickey, Hammink, Morgan not returning (OP Updated with Moscona tweet) - Tom Bronco on 5/14/14 at 2:35 pm|
Well first I think it's sad. I'm old school and like to have players that come back and we have continuity. I find it more than a little weird that fans that praised players when they are here can turn on them so easily when they leave. Apparently none of these players left on their own but were ask...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jordan Mickey to stay at LSU for sophomore year! - Tom Bronco on 4/24/14 at 5:02 pm|
[quote]I just don't see anyone taking a walk-on spot. I know a lot of people like the idea of Hammink doing so, but I doubt it happens.[/quote]So assuming all the freshmen qualify, who goes? I can see Darby not coming back if he has been homesick and didn't enjoy the Louisiana atmosphere as he surel...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jordan Mickey to stay at LSU for sophomore year! - Tom Bronco on 4/24/14 at 10:50 am|
NBA said the same thing I said - not strong enough. Look at games and it is obvious. Outmuscled on rebounds and when he was trying for a putback. His great defense was mainly off ball when he blocked a shot after one of his teammates let their guy get by for a drive. He also benefitted on offense a ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jordan Mickey announcing future plans @ 2 - Tom Bronco on 4/23/14 at 11:07 am|
Even if it is good PR it is stupid to have a press conference to say you are going to come back. Especially someone who is clearly not ready like Mickey. If a fan has to be motivated by a press conference to think about basketball then they aren't really a basketball fan. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: "Who was as good as Pete Maravich?" - Tom Bronco on 4/22/14 at 6:15 pm|
[quote]Chris Jackson could take over a game and his competition was better.
[/quote]I love Chris Jackson and his basketball skills. But to say that Pete couldn't take over a game as well is just ignorant. Plus Pete was double and triple teamed his whole career. Most people played a box and one on h...
| 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...