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Rob from Lafourche
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Lafourche Parish
Member since Oct 2021
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Why do the players on our team still support Eli Ricks?

I never saw any LSU player call him a snake or diss his move to Bama. When he announced his transfer, several of them responded with support.

I get that they’re friends and I’m not saying they should hate him, but the dude literally quit and joined your arch rival… are they not mad about that?? frick Eli Ricks. Today he posted some video make a play while at LSU on Twitter and Jay Ward responded to it positively.

I guess as a fan I want the players to hate our rivals as much as I do, but that’s just not the case. I just don’t see how they can still root for that asshat.


Solo Cam
USA Fan
Member since Sep 2015
27508 posts

See what Jack Bech thinks about it. I doubt he's a big fan of that groupie


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Jb1994
Member since Sep 2018
2016 posts

Kids these days just aren't as competitive in that sense. They've all known each other for a long time through camps and what not, follow each other on social media. It's not like back in the day where you don't really know the rival so you just hate everything about them, so it doesn't sting as bad when he goes there. But frick ricks


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Sir Fury
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Member since Jan 2015
3616 posts

Just because they don't go out of their way to say it doesn't mean they don't feel it. I would imagine they do feel betrayed.


Fonzarelli
LSU Fan
Dallas
Member since Jan 2015
3649 posts

Just understand that this isn't the 80s/90s/00s anymore. Its not school over anything like it used to be (at least, not for a lot of these players).

You can't compare today's players to the Michael Irvin's who'd kill for their school. They just don't think that way anymore.


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Tigers222
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Member since Jun 2021
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Who cares


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BilbeauTBaggins
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probably stuck in traffic
Member since May 2021
514 posts

Fans see things differently than the players/teammates. Dude stuck it out for 2 years with Pelini and Jones, and he doesn't want to risk his chances with a third coach that he HAS to conform to, when he can easily go to a proven coach.

As a fan, it looks dishonorable, but as a player he's just trying to get his $$$

But you're right on this:

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frick Eli Ricks


Wish he could've finished his career at LSU because he would've been very special to have.


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nitwit
Member since Oct 2007
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Remember, when Ricks left the program was a complete train wreck and Ed have the entire team looking after their own interests first.
There were strong reasons to want to leave the team at the end of the year.
By the time of the Texas Bowl we were having trouble fielding a team and nobody wanted to be the starting QB.


Rob from Lafourche
LSU Fan
Lafourche Parish
Member since Oct 2021
303 posts

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Just because they don't go out of their way to say it doesn't mean they don't feel it.

But they’re going out of their way to say the opposite


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moneyg
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Member since Jun 2006
47874 posts

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I guess as a fan I want the players to hate our rivals as much as I do


sorry bro

The game isn't the same. Watching college football is kind of like watching a movie. Suspension of Disbelief is necessary. If you ever stop to pay attention to what's going on it will ruin it for you.


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abellsujr
LSU Fan
New England
Member since Apr 2014
33597 posts

Because they don’t revolve their life around and solely judge others based on how they choose to play a ball game. Or how a ball game should be played. Like you do. And me as well sometimes. And many here.
This post was edited on 4/27 at 1:48 pm


Tiger2tiger97
Member since Jul 2021
378 posts

Put it this way, it’s like you are working at one place and meet friends and u leave and go work for another company. You will probably still be friends with those same people. The company might not like it, but the employees probably doesn’t care.


Hot Carl
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You get what you pay for
Member since Dec 2005
53732 posts
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I can’t imagine knowing what Eli Ricks is posting on Twitter without women like you running here crying about it. How old are you?


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RockChalkTiger
USA Fan
Double Mountain, AL
Member since May 2009
7709 posts

Most players don’t have any loyalty to their school or team anymore, they’re just trying to make it to the League. Should they hate Stingley too?


Hester Carries
USA Fan
Member since Sep 2012
20033 posts

quote:

Because they don’t revolve their life around and solely judge others based on how they choose to play a ball game. Or how a ball game should be played. Like you do. And me as well sometimes. And many here.


Is this meant to be irony? Their lives literally revolve around the game lol


Yippie_Ky_yae
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abellsujr
LSU Fan
New England
Member since Apr 2014
33597 posts

These guys have lives outside of football. Some of them even have children. No it doesn’t. And it shouldn’t.


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namvet6566
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2012
5723 posts


Very Simple

Kids today have no clue what the word. COMMITMENT Means

If we go to war and rely on the draft…..WE ARE frickED


KajunKouyon
LSU Fan
White Castle, LA
Member since Jun 2012
2151 posts

Boutte said he got the Bama game in his mind specifically to go up against Ricks but they still friends


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Gus007
Member since Jul 2018
8022 posts

Its not complicated. Many of those guys have known each other for years. They are friends and respect each other. They have a life off the playing field.


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