OT: Jim Hawthorne missing

Jim Hawthorne, the longtime LSU play-by-play man, is missing in the Louisiana floods. LSU’s athletics department requested anyone who knew his whereabouts to contact it today. He hasn’t been heard from since his 9 o’clock last night.

Hawthorne was as good a play-by-play guy as anyone. Before XM, I spent several nights driving across the South listening to his LSU games on AM radio. He called football, basketball and baseball, was at LSU for 33 years and well-liked. He was recognized on the field during Arkansas’ game in Baton Rouge last year.

Great news


Thank goodness!

My friend evacuated, with her dogs, before she had to be removed. But she has no real idea how bad the damage is.