|Things I like about LSU|
My son walked into the room and asked me Suh wht arr youu gongg to dis on LSUmph abut ths wek?
I think he asked me how I was going to "dis" on LSU this week, but it was hard to distinguish between the swigs of Powerade after he just finished working out.
So after I asked him to repeat his question, and after I got him to look up from his cell phone for a second, I found out I was correct.
With a look of total disbelief, I had to tell him I could not help it if LSU was home to the worst offensive coordinator in the country, if time management was not a requirement and not playing in a BCS bowl has seemingly become totally unacceptable.
So anyway, I have to make amends.
So here's what I love about LSU:
Warren Morris rounding third base with this right arm pointing straight up in the air, Bert Jones completing a 10-yard pass to Brad Davis with no time on the clock, Pete Maravich up in the air with the basketball behind his back and wondering what is he going to do now, watching Billy Cannon running back a certain punt for the 100th time, the class of Sue Gunter, "Chance of rain in Tiger Stadium - never," Shaquille O'Neal sitting in the student section during a football game, stone-faced Pete Jenkins, the Golden Band from Tigerland, Justin Vincent against Georgia, Paul Byrd, Charles McClendon riding the shoulders of his players following his final game at LSU, the Bluegrass Miracle, "Where stately oaks and broad magnolias shade inspiring halls," watching Trindon Holliday win the 100-meters for the 20th time, the genius of Bill Arnsparger, Press Maravich's crewcut, Andy Hamilton catching three touchdown passes against Notre Dame, Brandon Bass, Eddie Fuller and the Earthquake Game, Sammy Grezzafi returning a punt, Seimone Augustus smiling, Mike Anderson's restaurant, Charles "the Great" Alexander, two-sport standout Mike Miley, Da da da dah, Chinese Bandits, Daddy Dale Brown, Eddy Furniss, Tyler Lafauci taking on guys three times his size, Chad Jones flying into John Parker Wilson and flying off the mound, Terry Robiskie, Kevin Faulk, John Ed Bradley, Greg "Cookieman" Cook, "String Music" Joe Dean, Tommy Casanova gliding downfield, Mike the Tiger real and not real, Joe Labruzzo behind Dave McCormick, Jeff Boss, Paul Dietzel, Tommy Hodson to Wendell Davis, Blake Dean's swing, Ricky Blanton twirling his arms after sealing the win over Kentucky, Todd Kinchen returning kicks, Glen "Big Baby" Davis, the James-Hilliard Gang, "Nacho" Albergamo, Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot, Hokie Gajan, Vernel Singleton's band-aids, Marcus Spears returning an interception for a touchdown, Trigger Allen, Ethan "the Huck" Martin, David Browndyke splitting the uprights, John Ferguson and Jim Hawthorne, Harvey Williams' knees flying high, Rudy Macklin, Ali Highsmith destroying Ohio State quarterback Todd Boeckman, the LSU band marching down Victory Hill, Jerry Stovall as a player, "Booger" McFarland, Tyrus Thomas blocking another shot, Marty Broussard, "Hot Boudin, cold cus cus....c'mon Tigers...push push push," A.J. Duhe and Dan Alexander, Alex Box Stadium, Garrett Temple shutting down J.J. Reddick, Rohan Davey, Howard "Hi C" Carter, the PMAC, Kevin Mawae, Nick Saban in purple and gold, tailgaiting, Skyler Green making a catch against Georgia, lanky Ben McDonald, slick-fielding Aaron Hill, Matt Flynn and Matt Mauck, Bernie Moore Track Stadium, Dewayne "The Astronaut" Scales, David Toms, the pure hitting of Todd Walker, and finally, Tiger Stadium at night. And, of course, George Cupit, Fred Falkenheiner, Donald Fulford, Max Fugler, Shawn Griggs, Donnie Daye, Norman Magee, Manson Nelson and Ron Jeter.
It doesn't get much better than that. Now if we can just find an offensive coordinator.