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TackySweater
Member since Dec 2020
3778 posts

I was never a Leah Van fan, but she’s a trooper, wasn’t aware she had cancer

I’ve heard her on the radio and think she is not good at her job. I think we all agree there.

But what I didn’t know is all the stuff she’s been through:

- got diagnosed with leukemia at 15, after a visit with her pediatrician, it was a surprise diagnosis
- had to basically live in a childrens hospital for a year going through chemo
- she basically had to live her life after that like we all lived Covid: masking, not being around people or going in public, had to be in rooms with filtered air, etc., and this was when nobody else was doing it so she was an outlier/seen as a weirdo
- at 4 years old, lost her dad to pretty much the same leukemia she was diagnosed with 11 years later
- had to give up her high school sports after diagnosis

And I’m def not one to be the “hey don’t criticize someone because they had a hard past.” But it’s just something I wasn’t aware with her and her life. Again, I think you can criticize someone if they aren’t doing a good job. Just figured I’d pass this along.


geauxtigers87
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2011
23946 posts

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gain, I think you can criticize someone if they aren’t doing a good job


that's tough to hear, but she's done a terrible job and looks to be offended at every single thing


Meauxjeaux
Memphis Fan
98721 posts including my alters
Member since Jun 2005
34652 posts

Relative to recent ones, she’s done a fine job.


TackySweater
Member since Dec 2020
3778 posts

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looks to be offended at every single thing


Again. Not dismissing her faults as a reporter. I haven’t heard enough of her to know this. But she may just have that liberal mindset of always needing something to be offended by. It’s a disease (no pun intended)


mikelbr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
43584 posts
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that's tough to hear, but she's done a terrible job and looks to be offended at every single thing



No she hasn't. I made fun of her for not knowing who the Whistler was in Vandy. I didn't know shite about her then. Now I do and I feel terrible.
She's a tough MFer. She beat cancer and came to work at LSU. That says a LOT!
Coming here is a culture shock for ANYONE. She's had a LOT to learn in 8 months here. And her job was made exponentially harder b/c we're the 2nd worst fanbase in the country(Florida is the worst).


I apologize to Leah and I am incredibly grateful for her hard work and dedication to reporting on our beloved Tigers.


This post was edited on 5/24 at 8:46 pm


LaBR4
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
47555 posts

Well said. It's also Johnson's first year, so his tenancies and the way he does things, everybody is learning


victoire sécurisé
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2012
4070 posts

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I’ve heard her on the radio and think she is not good at her job. I think we all agree there.


It’s almost like you were afraid to post something that made you sound too empathetic, so you felt the need to shite on her just to save face with the emotionally crippled who post here.


oreeg
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2006
5172 posts

I’m sure she’s a great person and a great writer but she knew absolutely nothing about SEC baseball prior to being hired. Just a questionable hire to run the beat of probably the biggest college baseball brand in the country.

Her radio interviews are cringeworthy to listen to because she brings absolutely zero knowledge of the program to listeners. Just regurgitating sound bites from Jay Johnson.


mikelbr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
43584 posts
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While the Rantards are drinking Bourbon and shitting on a young lady for doing her job, she's still busy doing her job.
Half you MFers don't know shite about Hasty much less his first name.



OweO
USA Fan
Plaquemine, La
Member since Sep 2009
104673 posts

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but she knew absolutely nothing about SEC baseball prior to being hired.



Its not like everyone follows SEC baseball. Its her first season, you can't expect her to know everything. Im sure next year she will be much more prepared.


ColeLSU
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2008
5725 posts

Considering it was an odd hire (not her fault, I’d take it too if I were her) she’s done fine as far as I’m concerned. Could it be better? Sure. Could it be worse? Yep.
I’m willing to let her learn and her past battles make me wanna root for her anyway


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lsu711
Wake Forest Fan
Member since Sep 2003
11930 posts

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she's still busy doing her job.


Has a job covering a college baseball team and takes a weekend off in May. I don’t know.

LINK


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LSUJML
LSU Fan
BR
Member since May 2008
37601 posts

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brings absolutely zero knowledge of the program to listeners.


She was hoping Crews walked it off against Florida so she could wrote a story about him “walking it off” in his home state


ProjectP2294
Penn Fan
South St. Louis city
Member since May 2007
62818 posts

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She was hoping Crews walked it off against Florida so she could wrote a story about him “walking it off” in his home state



I mean, that would be notable.


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ehidal1
Northwestern St. Fan
Chief Boot Knocka
Member since Dec 2007
36090 posts

Blame the shitty advocate for hiring someone with no experience so they could go cheap. Personally, I don’t think she’s been terrible. She is green and learning but at least she is putting in effort unlike the last jug we had


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Le Tenia
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Feb 2015
3614 posts

Jacob is from Texas and is LH. He didn't pitch hardly at all until April. I guess I'm the other half of the MFers.

She don't bother me as much as others. She is trying hard but I'm not a big fan and think she would be better covering the Saints...oh wait, they already have someone doing that job.


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ProjectP2294
Penn Fan
South St. Louis city
Member since May 2007
62818 posts

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Half you MFers don't know shite about Hasty much less his first name.


Regardless of one’s opinion on Leah Vann, this statement is fricking retarded and if you think it’s accurate you’re fricking retarded.


mikelbr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
43584 posts
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Regardless of one’s opinion on Leah Vann, this statement is fricking retarded and if you think it’s accurate you’re fricking retarded.



I know it's accurate. I was in 124 for 18 home games this season.


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The Boat
Duke Fan
Tim McGraw Country
Member since Oct 2008
147301 posts

Glad she's busting her arse for those 6 likes including yours on twitter


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Tiger_Man61
LSU Fan
Monroe
Member since Mar 2014
182 posts

So what disease is it that conservatives have that they assume and make shite up about people to make fun of and judge them negatively right off the bat? It’s very pervasive throughout the South so the faster we can get a lid on the spread of that disease the better off we’d all be.


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