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Location:Cleveland, OH
Biography:native of Pensacola - MA from LSU (grad. asst. with band), former band director at Louisville (still follow UL sports as well), Ph.D. from Illinois - now teach at a small college in Cleveland
Interests:music, reading, sports, politics, skiing, biking
Occupation:college professor
Number of Posts:406
Registered on:11/29/2009
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re: Tora Tora Tora - TigerCard
They wouldn't have gotten the carriers; the only one anywhere near Pearl was the Enterprise, and it was still a day's sail out. But, as someone else noted, a second attack might well have destroyed the vital fuel storage facilities, which would have rendered Pearl useless for months....
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re: Tora Tora Tora - TigerCard
Midway... In their haste to change from bombs to torpedoes, they left the bombs on the hanger decks. When the US dive bombers attacked, the three Japanese carriers that were hit were raging infernos within minutes. Unfortunately, the one carrier that wasn'the hit was able to launch the attack tha...
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Refs show bias towards Bama? - There might be something to it..... - TigerCard
Complaints that the refs show favoritism to certain teams (especially a certain team in crimson) have long been a staple on the rant. Although I've always scoffed at such complaints, research shows that there might be evidence that they are not just sour grapes (although the article states that SEC...
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re: Ark game will be tough to get a win there - TigerCard
As long as the current SEC schedule remains the same, this will ALWAYS be a tough game for us. Arkansas is probably the worst possible team for us to play the week after Bama, since they play a very physical, run-oriented style, just like us and Bama. Win or lose against Bama, the Hogs will always...
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re: Nola article "lsu may be losing ground with Texas prospects" - TigerCard
Even if we were living up to our pre-season expectations and there was no uncertainty about Miles' future at LSU, the recruiting situation in Texas would be getting more difficult. I watched Charlie Strong succeed at Louisville, and when he was hired at Texas I knew it would only be a matter of tim...
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re: Who noticed Etling's issue with his knee? - TigerCard
He clearly grabbed at his calf after he released the ball. Looked like a cramp to me....
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re: Why are people down on Aranda? - TigerCard
[quote]Because some people are apparently very, very stupid. Brand new scheme, first game of the year, against the team the DC had coached for the previous 3 seasons and we held them to 16 points, caused 3 turnovers, and scored a touchdown. All this despite the offense going 3 and out and leaving...
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re: Why does the Arkansas game scare me so much? - TigerCard
Yes, Arkansas has traditionally played us tough, and the new SEC schedule has made the game even more of a challenge. As long as we play the Hogs the week after Bama, this will be a difficult game. Under Bielema, they will always be a power rushing team with a big, nasty O-line. A week after the ...
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re: Get to know tGBFTL's New Director - TigerCard
[quote]Queen will not have to do this since Dennis (according to those video links) seems to be good at making a band smaller.....by 50% in two years!! I too hope this does not happen as many LSU fans would be very disappointed. [/quote] Yeah, you noticed that too? When the only high school ban...
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re: Get to know tGBFTL's New Director - TigerCard
[quote]I'm a huge fan of Dr. Llinas. I think he's exactly what tGBFTL needs to spark some excitement back into the shows. He comes from a DCI-marching style, which is a very intense style, focused on precise and fast-paced movements, sharp designs, and also clear sound. [/quote] Well, for wha...
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re: A THEORY about the band ban move - TigerCard
[quote]I’m a Jax State fan and I appreciate you letting me participate in the discussion. First, there is one glaring error in the math of your theory. LSU’s band would not be spending more to travel than JSU. They would be spending less because they are a smaller band. From what I could find on the...
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re: A THEORY about the band ban move - TigerCard
[quote] quote: CLIFFS: LSU money hungry Admins gambled and bet that if we banned other bands from playing at halftime, then all other teams would ban LSU's traveling band from attending their stadiums. This would save around 1 million dollars a year in ticket costs, room and board, travel co...
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re: LSU reverses decision. Visiting bands can play - TigerCard
There's a major problem with this (and I'm speaking as a former band director at a D1 school). There is a reason, other than mere politeness, that the visiting band always goes on first. If both bands aren't off the field by a certain point near the end of halftime, the refs throw a flag for delay...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
[quote]We now have the most assholish administration in the history of this school. I strongly believe in the maxim "you reap what you sow", and those in control seemingly don't care about anything other than themselves and money, and using deception to accomplish their objectives reminds me of anot...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
[quote]The Tiger Band had a long standing tradition of bringing the whole band to either the Auburn or Alabama game each year. This was because of the importance of these two SEC West games. Now, as reported in the Advocate, the Aleva administration (supported by F King) only sends the whole band to...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
Of course it's about the money! (See my posts on pp. 5 and 7.) But, again, we're not talking about that much in the context of the athletics budget. The difference between sending the full band or a pep band to an SEC away game is around 70 grand. (Relatively little out of a budget of well over ...
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re: New policy bans opposing bands from performing in TS - TigerCard
It's been a while since I last saw the Jax State band, but I would agree that they are really good. It's a shame Tiger fans won't get to see them. Of course, F. King could step in and overrule this absurd policy, and he might if the local and national outcry gets loud enough....
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re: More about Roy King's dismissal - It was ALWAYS about the money - TigerCard
[quote]It's stated in the audit that it's true. [/quote] I think the allegation was that this is the way it was supposed to work, but I know for a fact that is not how things have been done. I've known many other schools where the DOB is nominally in charge of the whole department but exercises ...
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re: More about Roy King's dismissal - It was ALWAYS about the money - TigerCard
[quote]You know that Roy had to get permission from Talley to play any and all music right? And that Talley had to approve anything the band did on the field right? Talley wouldn't let Roy change the shows. [/quote] This isn't true. Talley would have loved to have that kind of control, but he di...
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re: More about Roy King's dismissal - It was ALWAYS about the money - TigerCard
[quote]They give scholarships for band??? [/quote] For what it's worth, musicians are, after national merit scholars and athletes, the most highly recruited group of high school students. A good tuba player (for example) will often be offered a pretty hefty scholarship, even if he/she is not ...
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