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Scoob
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Near Exxon
Member since Jun 2009
7592 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
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The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
Whether this is bait or not, I'll agree.

And I'm not even talking about the 90's, because that period sucked overall until Dinardo brought back the magic.

In general, LSU was a GOOD team, and everyone felt happy with an 8-3, 9-2 season, especially if you were able to win at Bama (which we did in the 80's). We were relevant, had some star players, and were capable of playing with the big boys (I say "playing with", because some of the most memorable games in history were playing tough losses to Nebraska and USC). We might have lost, but we could hold our heads up with pride that we gave a good fight.

Saban's title felt like "finally, it all aligned and we got one". But then you add in Miles early career and title, and the mood changed, we no longer were "good", we're now the new Miami/Fla State, perennial Top 5 team.

And that HAS sucked a lot of the fun out of things. After Miles's first 3 teams kicked the shite out of Miami, Notre Dame and Ohio State in consecutive bowls, just winning a game against a top opponent wasn't enough, it had to be a blowout. And God forbid we lose a game to a good team, that's no longer a valiant effort, it's a disaster.

Somewhere along the line, we as a fanbase have changed from loud and loyal supporters proud of the team, win or lose, to spoiled a-holes who act like jackasses if we don't win (hell, Omaha always loved our baseball fans, but we showed our ugly side to them in the loss to Florida).

Don't know if or how we get back to where it was. Maybe once you taste the top spot, some people can't accept anything less.


Nissanmaxima
LSU Fan
The Lafourche Connection
Member since Feb 2006
10339 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
It's just the way sports are in general now a days! I do agree though. The late 80's, 90's and early 2000's was the best for me as a Tiger fan!


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Rabid Tiger
LSU Fan
NYC via San Francisco via BR-LA
Member since Sep 2003
3337 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
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The mid/late 90s to 2003 was the absolute best time to be a fan, it wont ever be that way again.


My student section years. Count me lucky


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chadr07
LSU Fan
Pineville, Louisiana
Member since Jan 2015
3621 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
yeah hopefully LSU can go back to being 5-7 and 6-6 every year with no shot at national titles so things can get exciting again.


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dukke v
LSU Fan
PLUTO
Member since Jul 2006
158845 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
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Now we have a bunch of spoiled, bitch, young fans who think a national title is only measure of success.



SO TRUE..............


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higgins
LSU Fan
flowery branch, ga
Member since Dec 2009
6071 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
Trev Alberts


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lsuhunt555
Navy Fan
Teakwood Village Breh
Member since Nov 2008
30560 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
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The mid/late 90s to 2003 was the absolute best time to be a fan, it wont ever be that way again.

For me, things turned when we lost that UK game in '07. Everything prior to that was fun, but then we lost to a team we weren't supposed to when we were of championship caliber. It worked out in the end, but things were never the same after that game.


dljtigers
LSU Fan
Sulphur, LA
Member since Feb 2012
1154 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
I have loved LSU football for a long time. For me CLM's last years were tough to enjoy with such crappy offensive performances. I do not expect to win the SEC every year but i like when LSU puts its best team and effort on the field, sometimes it results in 'ships and sometimes not but they are fun to watch.


Fat Bastard
Boston College Fan
Paradise
Member since Mar 2009
31135 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
The run from 2000 to 2007 was the best. May never see that again. The excitement levels in 2000 2001. 2002 2003 may never be equaled. It was nuts.


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Fat Bastard
Boston College Fan
Paradise
Member since Mar 2009
31135 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
Correct. After 2007 it all changed. 2011 was the anomaly with miles own players finally.


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LSUDonMCO
LSU Fan
Orlando
Member since Dec 2003
3570 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
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have our cake and eat it too


The phrase is a misquote that got famous. It was originally "Eat your cake and have it too!"


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Goldrush25
Washington Fan
San Diego, CA
Member since Oct 2012
15051 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
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Lol frick you. It was not fun getting our arse kicked for years.


It wasn't that bad if you grew up in the 90s and that's all you knew. You just looked at the Floridas of college football and hoped LSU would be good enough to beat them one day.


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lurkr
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2008
11730 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
LSU football was more fun when we didn't have candy assed whiney little fricks as fans like we do now. Fans use to have some backbone about themselves. They get sand in their vag when one play doesn't work, or the defense has a negative play.


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tigbit
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2011
1698 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
Tiger football was more fun when Mike came to the games.



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Y.A. Tittle
Winthrop Fan
Member since Sep 2003
65067 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
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The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
Piped in music

Corporate advertising everywhere

No Neck

fricking disgusting


The band playing Neck under Arnsparger was fricking sick!


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Clark W Griswold
LSU Fan
Walley World
Member since Sep 2012
5409 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
The most fun I've ever had was from 2000-2003. Expectations were minimal. We lost a few each year and that was normal. We didn't get too upset about it though because it had happened every year. But we beat some great teams, made some awesome bowl games, and won some titles. After that expectations grew and the fun kinda got sucked out. I've talked to Auburn friends who said the same thing. Living in the same state as Saban hurts even worse for them though.


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RedTigerRulz
LSU Fan
BFE
Member since Oct 2013
9164 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
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I wish LSU would go back to middling so the band wagoners would go away.



Any doubts about the level of your idiocy has now been settled permanently.


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RedTigerRulz
LSU Fan
BFE
Member since Oct 2013
9164 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
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Lot of old people whining in this thread. Times change. Deal with it.



You must be a real hit at parties!


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Rohan Gravy
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2017
1503 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
Yes.....CLM's offenses made watching games a miserable experience.....even when we won!
I'm thinking games will be enjoyable again with our new offense


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ELVIS U
LSU Fan
London
Member since Feb 2007
4510 posts

re: The truth is LSU football was more fun before Nick Saban and titles
Yeah, losing rocks!


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