As I have said on this board before, I lived in Baton Rouge for three years. My daughter was born there. And on my office wall there is a large framed diploma showing that I hold a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from LSU. I am proud of it. My mentor, who retired a few years ago, was a legend. I am privileged to be his student.
Yet despite all that, I HATE LSU SPORTS. H. A. T. E.
Why? Well, for starters, their program is corrupt. Flagrantly so. Brazenly so. It was when I was there–mainly in basketball, because they were horrible in football in the early 90’s. And it still is.
But the biggest reason is that their fans are the most classless of any fanbase I have ever seen. Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, A&M, South Carolina…all of those fanbases were actually NICE when I saw games on their campus. Oh, they would get in your face some. But nothing like LSU. At LSU the arena and stadium literally smells of bourbon. And while I am no teatotaller, allowing your fans to be massively drunk at games is a formula for trouble.
At LSU, my wife and I had AA batteries thrown at us at a Hog/LSU football game. Hit Mary in the head. I still remember trying to head up into the section where the batteries came from. And the security? They laughed. Thought it was just hilarious. My wife had a huge knot on her head for days.
On another occasion one of their fans behind us called Nolan the “n” word. Loudly. My wife turned and glared at the guy, and he called her the “b” word. I literally had to restrained from killing that guy! Multiple people. I lost my mind.
Yea…I really hate LSU. More than Bama. More than even Auburn. Now Texas will always have a special place in all of our pantheon of hated teams…but Texas fans treated me and mine infinitely better than LSU on the many occasions I’ve seen games.
Anyway, I am sick about today. I was sick to see LSU woofing at the end of the game.
We missed Williams. Not just today…but yesterday…and against the Aggies…because Smith is EXHAUSTED. He needs a break. JD played badly today…but I’ll chalk that up at least to pushing through with food poisoning yesterday. Anyone that has played any sport knows adrenaline can get you through the event in the moment when you are sick…but the next day? You feel even worse. (Same with performing. I once sang an opera with strep…and the following day thought I was literally dying).
Finally, Tate has got fo figure out how to stay out of 1st half foul trouble. We suffer without him.
Anyway…praying we don’t lose the 3 seed.
Go Hogs. And I hope Bama beats LSU by 30.