Category Archives: lsu football

Quack! Quack!

Aw, yeah.

LSU 40, Oregon 27

It’s going to be a GOOD year! At least defensively, LSU is looking like Championship form.

After surviving the “Lee” chinese water torture of the first week of College Football season, I had six wins on the annual deClouet Football pool. Just pacing myself…I’ll take 60% at the end of the season.

Oh, and for the record…LSU was voted the LOUDEST College Football stadium in America by The Sporting News. But, we knew that, right?

To quote the LATE, great Bear Bryant, “Tiger Stadium was the worst place in the world to be a visiting team. It’s like being inside a drum.”

Death Valley welcomes Northwestern State on Saturday.


Posted by on September 7, 2011 in lsu football


Eye of the Tiger, Haters!

Les “Fear the Hat” Miles lead the Bayou Bengals to an ass-whippin’ over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl last night, 41-24. The Aggies quick-tempo offense had the Tigers off balance for the 1st quarter, but the LSU speed, agility, and pure strength simply overwhelmed the puny Aggies. The LSU OFFENSE (Who knew?)
dominated the Aggie “Wrecking Crew” Defense.

The Mad Hatter's autograph on the Visitors' Wall at Cowboy Stadium

While our coach may not appear to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, he’s the only LSU coach to have FOUR 11 win seasons (in 6 years). Even the great Nick Saban doesn’t have that in his pocket. So, Coach, go ahead and mangle your words, eat Tiger Stadium grass, and keep going for it on 4th down — just keep winning and you’ll be a bigger Louisiana legend than Edwin Edwards!

My dear, old Daddy used to always say, “The smartest thing you can do is to let people think you are stupid and then prove them wrong.” Keep proving them wrong, Coach.


Posted by on January 8, 2011 in cajun, lsu, lsu football


Over You: Jilted Lover No More


Last year, during football season, I tried to explain the LSU/Alabama drama, via a post entitled The Jilted Lover.  Imagine my surprise this past week when I opened up the USA Today after a grueling day on the road to find Glenn Guilbeau’s piece entitled, Saban’s Homecoming Inspires Emotion from LSU Faithful.  Here’s the opening paragragh:

Like jilted lovers, LSU fans will be waiting Saturday night at Tiger Stadium for former coach Nick Saban’s arrival. He will have a new love in his arm wearing vivid red and adorned with the No. 1 ranking LSU had in January.

Coincidink?  I doubt it.  I still get a fair number of hits daily on this post and Mr. Guilbeau has evidently been to Music Maven before.  I have to admit, it is a good analogy.  So, I want to roll just a little bit further with it.

So yesterday, the ex-girlfriend (Saban) came back to the hometown with slick, Big Al on her arm.  I have to admit that I still can’t stand either of them, but I’m pretty content with my own big wedding last year (National Championship) and my own new beau (Les Miles).  While I’d still like to be Belle of the Ball and in the spotlight right now, I know that my new marriage is just going through the growing pains of starting out a life together (and an inexperienced Redshirt Freshman QB).

Does it hurt to see them together?  Yes.  Do I wish that both would fall flat on their faces?  Yes.  But all I can control is my situation and I have to admit, it’s a pretty good one.  As we came face to face on Saturday, I felt mocked and put down.  I felt the anger rise and I wanted nothing more than to see them both humiliated and knocked off their perch.  And then, after a while it began not to matter.  I felt very disconnected from this person who I was once at one with.  This Ex was but a stranger to me now and my affection for my new love deepened.  Through good times and tough times, she’s been loyal, loving and committed to our relationship, constantly trying to please me.  We are now, truly, like peas and carrots.

So, Big Al and the Ex may be on to their own “big dance” and I wish them well.  Our meeting proved that I’m not the pushover they thought I was.  Even though I didn’t win the fight, I gave them a run for their money, showing that I’ve still got what it takes. 

Secretly, I think he, uh she, still loves me….

  Over You, Daughtry


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Geaux to Let’s Geaux

New post up at Let’s Geaux….GEAUX TIGERS!!!!

Come on, Let’s Go, Ritchie Valens

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Posted by on September 12, 2008 in lsu, lsu football


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A Little Diversion…

I am proud to announce that….


At the request of some readers, I’ve elected to take my football musings off the front page and I have created another blog (or a sub-blog) to address my LSU/Louisiana pride.

It’s called Let’s Geaux and can be found here.

The web address for Let’s Geaux is  It’s also listed on my blogroll.  So, let’s go…c’mon over and say hi.

….back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Posted by on September 6, 2008 in lsu, lsu football


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A Simple Message….Libra Dragons Again

LSU 38, Ohio St. 24

LSU wins by 14. Hmmm….sounds familiar. As I’ve said before, I REALLY like being right.

Congratulations to LSU, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast!

and a nod to my man, Jacob Hester — the War Daddy — and his pre-game Elvis warm-up. Well done.

Finally, I have to include this…


Posted by on January 7, 2008 in lsu, lsu football


It’s GEAUX Time!

Tonight. January 7th, 2008. 7:00 p.m., CST. Fox-TV, live from the New Orleans Superdome.

ESPN illustration

The LSU Tigers take on the Slow-hio Buckeyes for the BCS National Championship.

Now, for obvious reasons, this is an IMPORTANT game. However, what many sports analysts and College Football watchers across the country don’t understand is the real importance of this game for Louisiana. You can analyze and compare the differences in the offensive and defensive lines, the kicking game, team speed, and key personnel in the hopes of predicting a victor, but the one “intangible” that many are not factoring in is LSU’s need to win one for IT’S home team — the people of Louisiana.

You see, for way too long, Louisiana has been under-estimated and the butt of many jokes. Most people don’t understand the uniqueness of the culture and the wonderful work ethic and creative intelligence that thrives in Louisiana. Sadly, Louisiana’s biggest notoriety has come from its renowned political Romper Room and most recently, the spectacle of tragedy via Hurricane Katrina.

What’s lost or not recognized is the vibrancy of the state, and of the Gulf Coast in general. From East Texas all the way to Key West, Florida, the states surrounding the Gulf of Mexico are a critical part of the United States’ infrastructure, providing food, fuel, utilities, and manufacturing to the rest of the country. In addition, the area is a veritable paradise for tourists, providing a sanctuary away from the frigid cold temperatures of Northern winters. We have swamps, beaches, lakes, and rivers that provide ample opportunity for vacationers to enjoy the outdoors year ’round. On top of all that, our hospitality and “joie de vivre” is unmatched. But, I digress….

Back to LSU vs. Ohio State. You see, the Tigers are made up primarily of boys from Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. Boys from Louisiana towns like New Iberia, Eunice, Shreveport, Carencro, West Monroe and Amite. Boys from Gulf Coast towns like Mobile, AL; Pascagoula, MS; Lakeland, FL; and Spring, TX. These boys have something to prove. These sons of the South deserve to be touted up there with the football elites like USC, Ohio State, Michigan, and Notre Dame, and they are out to show the rest of the country just how much.

Louisiana and the Gulf Coast are united around this proud LSU Tiger team. If LSU wins, so does the SEC and so does the Gulf Coast. I will take great glee in seeing these Tigers dismantle the Buckeyes. You see, twenty years ago, I was on a flight to Baton Rouge coming home from a business trip. The Ohio State Buckeyes just happened to be on their way to play LSU at Tiger Stadium and were on the same flight. I listened to these arrogant interlopers degrade Louisiana and ridicule the South for over three hours. I got off that plane with a burning yearning for them to get their asses handed to them on that Saturday. Alas, it ended in a 13-13 tie with no real resolution of my need to see this self-important bunch of morons eat crow.

So, tonight the Tigers will avenge that mocking and stereotyping, on the biggest of stages. They’ll be playing for Louisiana, for the pride of the South and for the National Championship. They are faster, deeper and more talented. While I’m sure that Ohio St. will be prepared, I think that a healthy LSU with an impassioned and Buckeye-despising Les Miles wins by 14. Besides, we’ve got Poo-Poo on our side.



Posted by on January 7, 2008 in Louisiana, lsu, lsu football