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Jack Crevalle
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In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
Looking forward to what Woodward has in store for improvements to revive the game-day and tailgating experience. Nothing is comparable to the magic of being at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night. But between the parking debacle, corporate whoring, traffic clusterF, and Aramark concessions contract, Alleva and Alexander have slowly been sucking the life out of the fan atmosphere.

If anyone can fix some of these deteriorating problems that have reared their ugly head in recent years, it's Woodward. I'm confident we'll see some changes, sooner than later, and that he'll bring back the glory of the best tailgating experience in football.

This story hits close to home:
LSU, Tailgating, and the Attendance Problem



The Pirate King
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
I just saw an article today about corporate tailgating for purchase...


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it


This is really maddening and sad. We need more purple colors closer to the stadium. We need to bring back that party atmosphere of the past and make tailgating a spectacle again ... not some corporate bull shite.
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Hold That Tiger 10
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
I thought that my feeling pretty much the exact same way as the author of that article does was just me getting older and being a bitch. He nails just about all of my issues though.


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Bamboozles
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
If anyone can, it will be Woodward. .


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The Pirate King
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
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If anyone can fix some of these deteriorating problems that have reared their ugly head in recent years, it's Woodward


Based on...


Melvin
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
There is no doubt Woody can be the savior of the LSU fan experience


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Jim Rockford
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
Unpopular opinion: Tailgating does not necessarily = attendance. There are enough tailgaters on a given Saturday to more than fill the stadium. In fact, I would argue for a negative correlation. People complain about the awful parking and traffic, which in large measure is caused by tailgaters who aren't even paying customers. Alleva did a lot of things wrong, but I favored his attempts to get the freeloaders off campus.



Hold That Tiger 10
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
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Based on...


Based on the fact that he is not Joe Alleva's moronic ass, and the hopes that nobody could possibly be worse.


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vjp819
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
news flash. this year one of the few remaining paved lots for gameday parking was made into a reserve lot. He's not doing us any favors yet.


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Dennis4LSU
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
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which in large measure is caused by tailgaters who aren't even paying customers. Alleva did a lot of things wrong, but I favored his attempts to get the freeloaders off campus.
I go to a company tailgate all the time right on Stadium Drive, sometimes i go to games (if given tickets while at the tailgate) my family and I do like the Tailgating atmosphere, but in no way do I consider myself a "Freeloader" just because I sometimes would rather leave before the game and watch it at home without having to deal with traffic later.
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Violent Tally
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
I agree Jim, I would like to ban any cars from campus that does not have a football ticket. If you freeload, park off campus and walk around. Don't take up parking for the PAYING public.


LSUGrad9295
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
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. But between the parking debacle, corporate whoring, traffic clusterF


I hate Alleva and like Woodward as much as the next guy, but they have nothing to do with traffic nightmares.


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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
That’s funny.


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HotBoudin
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
Only allow ticket holders (student exception) access to the campus and parking lots. The game day atmosphere should be for those attending the game. Sorry, freeloaders. Stay home with your tv.


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Bjorn Cyborg
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
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sometimes i go to games (if given tickets


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but in no way do I consider myself a "Freeloader"


Ok bro


Jack Crevalle
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
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Based on...

The fact that he has a track record of getting shite done; he's an alum that bleeds purple and gold and is familiar with the fan experience; and he has significant political capital that he can tap into outside the athletic dept. and university if need be to facilitate changes.


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Dennis4LSU
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
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Ok bro
sorry, but most the time if I want i can get free tickets and sometimes a parking pass...So I guess I am a freeloader...But a Freeloader that works for a great company that takes care of its employees


Draconian Sanctions
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
He mentioned this in passing during an interview he gave recently, I think we’ll see improvement next season.


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Michael T. Tiger
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re: In Woodward we trust: Reviving game-day and tailgating atmosphere since Alleva neutered it
How are you not a freeloader if you only go to games when someone at your corporate tailgate gives you tickets?


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