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Biography:Raised in Alabama, went to college in Louisiana, now live in DC.
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re: JSU Band will play - johnfredlsu
[quote]quote: I wonder how many LSU will have at their camp? --- I believe the LSU band had 325 last year, so probably somewhere in that vicinity.[/quote] It's always 325. We have a week of camp and a cut night at the end of camp. Only 12 piccolos (edit: or maybe only an elite 8 piccolos, ...
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re: Get to know tGBFTL's New Director - johnfredlsu
[quote]Anyone who thinks retention and recruiting are not important skills in the band director profession is just clueless.[/quote] Tiger Band recruits itself. Kids grow up wearing Golden Girl leotards and practicing "Hold That Tiger" on the trumpet. Yes, directors build a culture of excellence ...
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re: Should Hoover lose the tournament? - johnfredlsu
[quote] Holy frick. New Orleans: As of the April 1, 2012, estimate, the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a population of 1,227,096. Birmingham: The population of this metropolitan statistical area as of the 2010 census was 1,130,047. If you can't find something to do in Birming...
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re: Should Hoover lose the tournament? - johnfredlsu
[quote]quote: I am sure Birmingham/Hoover is a nice place but not much there. Difficult to fly into. ---- What exactly do you want that Birmingham doesn't offer? There are nice hotels within 3 miles of the park. There is any number of outdoor recreation activities. If you will quit being so ...
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re: Auburn vs. Florida Rivalry: The SEC Needs This One To Come Back - johnfredlsu
Just to get this going further, what would this look like? (And I know I'll get laughed at for LSU's matches...but I did try to take history into account.) AU: AL, UGA, FL AL: AU, TN, MST UGA: FL, AU, SC LSU: OM, TAMU, KY FL: AU, GA, TN TN: VU, GA, KY SC: UGA, VU, OM OM: MST, LSU, SC MST:...
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re: SEC team records vs other division since the split - johnfredlsu
[quote]Florida and Auburn have played the top three the most from the other division. And I am not even looking it up so call me on it if you think I am wrong. [/quote] Didn't look up Florida, but Auburn did. (Focused on the West since this has turned into LSU vs. Bama in the thread.) But I d...
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re: Big 6 permanent rivalry records since 1992 - johnfredlsu
[quote]TSIO VOLS - 10 wins Bama - 11 wins 1 Tie (1993) DSOR Georgia - 12 wins Auburn - 10 wins 1 Tie (1994) Florida/LSU yearly game Florida - 14 wins LSU - 9 wins [/quote] Let's look at some more data just for fun. Not saying the vs. Big 3 numbers look good for LSU. But I ...
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re: SECNetwork, Images, and LSU - johnfredlsu
[quote] But to the OP, you do realize that LSU sports were on the SEC network for around 5 1/2 hours today, with the only other SEC live coverage being Bama v Georgia softball.[/quote] I definitely get that. Was very lucky to get to see so much LSU today since I'm so far away. Thankful for the S...
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re: SECNetwork, Images, and LSU - johnfredlsu
[quote]quote: First, there's this graphic that showed up on Twitter and Facebook. Something about it seems odd to me. Does anyone else notice what I'm noticing? LINK please don't tell me you're upset that we're in the bottom corner [/quote] I'm not saying it's intentional bias. I'm just wonderi...
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re: SECNetwork, Images, and LSU - johnfredlsu
[quote]Posted by Broski quote: johnfredlsu You wear tinfoil hats, huh? [/quote] That's the thing. I don't. I really think I've been reading this board too much over the years. And this is the result evidently. ...
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SECNetwork, Images, and LSU - johnfredlsu
Curious about everyone's (okay, so maybe not everyone's) thoughts on LSU's treatment on the SEC Network today. A few observations. (Long. Sorry.) First, there's this graphic that showed up on Twitter and Facebook. Something about it seems odd to me. Does anyone else notice what I'm noticing? [lin...
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re: tOfficial SEC Network launch watch thread. - johnfredlsu
[quote]Comcast doesn't have it yet in Virginia. frick.[/quote] Yup. Realized that today, too. :banghead:...
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re: Sec Network in your guide yet? - johnfredlsu
Not showing up in DC. It looks like most places outside of the footprint can't see it until August 21. :bang head: I thought it was going to be on WatchESPN. But only the Longhorn Network is showing up today. Anyone know if it'll be on via WatchESPN?...
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re: For gay community of SEC Rant: Michael Sam's jersey sale 30% off - johnfredlsu
[quote]This is an LSU site...[/quote] [quote]Geaux gays!?!?[/quote] Hmmm...you're making fun, but in all honesty, as a gay man, I chose LSU over Alabama because it is a more accepting / less pretentious place. You'll think that's a good thing, I suppose. Based on your expressed sentiments on t...
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re: What's wrong with moving AU to East and UT to West? - johnfredlsu
Not a flame. Just speaking from personal experience. Grew up in the OA area. Plenty of folks look down on LSU there, or maybe just the folks I knew. And talked about hating BR. ...
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re: What's wrong with moving AU to East and UT to West? - johnfredlsu
I think Auburn fans just wish BR was farther away. For an excuse to never go. ...
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re: What's wrong with moving AU to East and UT to West? - johnfredlsu
[quote]It's not like it's a easy drive to any of those places from Auburn either. To Baton Rouge- 8 hours [/quote] Huh? I drove this for years back and forth to school for holidays. 6 flat. ...
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re: LSU Tennis Facility Construction Update??? - johnfredlsu
Nice. So this looks like a front view and the link I posted shows the courts on the left side. ...
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re: LSU Tennis Facility Construction Update??? - johnfredlsu
The video says it was uploaded in 2011. That's when the facility was originally going to be at the south campus way down Nicholson. The video itself also mentions south campus which isn't the location anymore. ETA: So I don't think the TAF images or the images in that video are the most recent....
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re: LSU Tennis Facility Construction Update??? - johnfredlsu
Also does anyone know if these plans for the tennis facility are the most recent? [link=(http://www.sportsplanstudio.com/expertise/experience/athletics/louisiana-state-university-tennis-center.html)]LINK[/link]...
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