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LSU615
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Tennessee
Member since Sep 2014
573 posts

Non-alumni fans
So I know I’m putting myself out here on the rant, which can be pretty brutal at times, but I want to get some honest feedback.

I was a good baseball player in high school who dreamed of playing for Coach Bertman. Instead, I attended a conference USA school and have been a diehard Tiger fan ever since.

Here’s the question: one of my buddies thinks I’m a lame arse because of my passion for the Tigers when I didn’t attend the school. He also thinks it’s lame that I joined the TAF to support them.

I’ve never been to Baton Rouge, but I’ve been to LSU games at other stadiums and even made it to a bowl game.

Is my buddy right or am I accepted as legit?


EDIT: I appreciate the response, everyone. The question I asked myself before I posted this was "Is it really THAT big of a deal?" Thanks for confirming that it isn't. I'll tell my boy to go kick rocks.

This post was edited on 6/8 at 11:46 am


Bonkers119
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
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Member since Dec 2015
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re: Non-alumni fans
Alumni here. We'll accept you as a honorary Alumni.


NimbleCat
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2007
7150 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
TAF considers you legit.
$$$$$$$

It is way better than being a Bama fan, who has never attended a game and really isn't sure where UofA is located in the State of Alabama.


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MorbidTheClown
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
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re: Non-alumni fans
baw, you can't be a fan if you didn't go to the school. them's the rant rules.


mikelbr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
34532 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
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Is my buddy right or am I accepted as legit?


There are two hard and fast rules(well maybe part 1 and 1b) when cheering for a school you didn't attend.

1. The school was not affordable. I found this to be the case for kids in Ohio. OSU is MUCH harder to get a scholly to than Dayton. Thus many Dayton Engineering alumni are OSU fans. Same could be said for SELU alumni cheering for LSU.

2. Athletic scholarship or a walkon. This is where you come in. If you chose a school that offered you or let you walk-on. You most definitely can be an LSU fan. Buddy of mine played college baseball at SELU but is a die-hard Gump fan. He would have LOVED to play for Bama but they didn't offer him nor let him walk-on.


TLDR You're good b/c you chased a baseball dream that wasn't attainable at your favorite university.
Your friend is a poon.
This post was edited on 6/6 at 4:13 pm


BatonrougeCajun
LA-Lafayette Fan
guy on the couch
Member since Feb 2008
3122 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
Same. Grew up in Baton Rouge wanting to play for Skip more then anything. We had season tix for the 3 main sports the whole time growing up. Went to ULL instead and loved every part of it. Wouldn’t change a thing but it does create a little bit of a hole in my Tiger fandom. I won’t wear LSU gear because I don’t think I have the right to as a non tiger but I do love all things LSU Athletics


Joey Big Balls
LSU Fan
Louisiana Tech
Member since Oct 2018
152 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
I go to Louisiana Tech but was raised a Tiger fan. I pull for both but when the Tigers play the Dawgs I wear purple. I don’t see an issue with being a non alumni fan.


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LSU615
LSU Fan
Tennessee
Member since Sep 2014
573 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
Even though that kind of sounds like I’m in the Make-A-Wish program, I appreciate it.


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rilesrick
Member since Mar 2015
6219 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
There are no set rules. If you support LSU in any way you are considered a Tiger fan . Nothing to do with where you were born or where you went to school. Don’t let anyone tell you different . There’s plenty of room for one more Tiger fan


Glock17
Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Oct 2007
19054 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
I didn’t go to LSU. I grew in Baton Rouge and some of my early memories was my dad taking me and my brother to the box from the mid 80’s to early 90’s. I loved LSU sports but the school wasn’t the right fit for me when college time came (I was a slacker in HS). I still live in the BR area and I’m a season ticket holder for baseball, and gymnastics (mainly the wife and kids go) and try to make a few football and basketball games a year.


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PainTrain4017
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re: Non-alumni fans
You a Frat baw now.... Congrats!


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GeauxtigersMs36
LSU Fan
The coast
Member since Jan 2018
2681 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
I’m not alumni but I’ve been a tiger fan since birth. I too dreamed of donning the purple and gold but my talent level wasn’t close. I’m a season ticket holder in basketball and held season tickets with my dad ( non alumni) in baseball and football over the years. My life went on a different path even though going to LSU was always a dream. To me if your all-in as a fan then fine. Just don’t root for LSU baseball, duke basketball and Alabama football.


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Snuffleupagus
LSU Fan
Port City
Member since Jul 2011
150 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
Neither of my parents graduated from LSU, but they put 3 kids through undergrad and graduate school at LSU and they are huge LSU fans. They have every right to be LSU fans. Hell they have paid more to the school in tuition than 90% of alumni


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nitwit
Member since Oct 2007
7802 posts

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You are not just a Tiger Fan, but a co-equal Tiger Fan, in my book.
Being an LSU alum is not all that special. Regrettable as it seems, its entirely possible Tiger Ree is an alum. That should put to rest any suggestion that this is an elite crew.


LaBR4
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
39021 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
Baw, you really need to make it down this fall for a game, do not keep putting it off



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agreenway6
LSU Fan
Beaumont
Member since Aug 2017
616 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
From SETX and couldn't afford the out-of-state fees. I am a season ticket holder for football and a die-hard fan! You are not the only one.


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MT555
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Feb 2009
446 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
You’re buddy is a fricking retard. My father was an All American at Southern Miss. He’s been a season ticket holder for 30+ years. You played D1 college Baseball! Eff your boy.


DBeaux225
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2012
7503 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
I've been a die hard Tiger since I was 6 when Chris Jackson was here, but I didnt attend LSU. My wife graduated from LSU and a lot of money went into the school from my household so I guess that counts for something.


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TigerKurt
LSU Fan
Kenner, LA
Member since Apr 2005
159 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
Just like me you are an "ABC"-alumni by choice and are most certainly legit.You are part of a great club.
I attended LSU in the early 70's but graduated from UNO due to being married and having a part-time job in Metairie. I am proud to be an ABC as I am a 2- time president of the Greater New Orleans Alumni Assoc. as well as an Alumni Service Award winner. I bleed purple and gold. One of my greatest regrets in life is not graduating from LSU. My daughter did, though and I had tears in my eys at her graduation.
This post was edited on 6/6 at 3:56 pm


Papa Tigah
LSU Fan
TIGER ISLAND, LA
Member since Sep 2007
14084 posts

re: Non-alumni fans
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