Tuesday, September 26, 2006

may we never go mental

song clue: outback

The Saints won last night, but unfortunately I missed it because I was out working on a story.

Anyway things are getting interesting at the Reveille. For the past couple of months there has been a fight between the Reveille and LSU Student Government and it is starting to escalate. SG recently requested the Reveille's budget (which anyone can do- its a public record). I don't know what they are planning on doing with it though... its not like they can have it printed in the campus newspaper...

But I don't really care about SG. I discovered last year- not long into my freshman year- that SG is pretty useless. It would be nice if they could just be shut down altogether, but that isn't going to happen. As far as Reveille coverage goes... well I mean I don't know how many students actually care about SG.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I think I'll pack it in and buy a pickup

song clue: ohio

So here's a top 14 or whatever I guess

1- Ohio State
2- Auburn
3- USC
4- Florida
5- LSU
6- Michigan
7- Texas
8- Louisville
9- University of the South
10- West Virginia
10 (tie)- Georgia
12- Virginia Tech
13- Hoover High School
14- Cal
14 (tie)- Oregon
14 (tie)- Tennessee
14 (tie)- Notre Dame
18- Clemson

whatever

Saturday, September 23, 2006

is there a lock on your back door?

A quick post before I head out on the town aka get stuck in traffic on highland/east fuckin boyd/brubank/nicholson...

Why didn't we play Charlie Scott against the 'Barners? I get the feeling that he is this year's version of Justin Vincent (as he was in 03). Where were all the other backs?

Good game for Early D but he still dropped a couple balls.

Best plays of the game were by Steltz on the interception return and TU's punter in the first half dodging LSU players and still punting the ball after the long snapper put the ball over his head and on the goal line.

Geaux tigers!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

uncivil war divides the nation

song clue: the river

I think reading Signposts put me in an almost apocalyptic mood for the last couple of weeks. The longer I think about today's suburban and exurban society the more I wonder about the direction of American in general. I don't mean that as a political statement, but essentially everything is political.

Other things I've noticed:

I become increasingly aggravated when politics is discussed on the left/right spectrum, especially when people refer only to terms such as "conservative" and "liberal". It is a major flaw of our current political system that two parties dominate the proceedings. The idea of a party masks the issues and the people we select to run our governments.

I've become much more appreciative of rain over the last few weeks. No, I'm not depressed. Actually I really enjoy the energy in the air, the negative ions (as I like to call them) in the air just before a storm hits.

I really don't agree with the way college has turned into a glorified tech school. I think the concept of developing ideas has become lost among the shuffle for higher gpa's and better paying jobs. What does gpa really show anyway? That the higher the gpa is the higher the tolerance level for irrelevant bullshit is?

I really disagree with the characters who are putting almost all the blame for the LSU loss on the refs. I have always thought that we should always perform well enough to offset the refs... no matter how bad they are. Bottom line, it ain't the refs fault we lost. We had our chances. Get over it. Beat Tulane.

By the way, I hate Public Relations and Advertising. That is my worst class hands down. They should rename the class to "How to sell your soul."

AP style is gay and irrelevant to how good a writer is.

Just thought I'd throw that in.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

f au

song clue: that ain't no song

So I've been a bit awol lately... I apologize. Truth is, I like posting whenever the hell I feel like it instead of setting myself to a rigorous schedule to suit the season or anything else.

But yeah, I've been a little busy lately working and other stuff.

Anyway, fuck Auburn.

Why is Justin Vincent still in our main RB rotation? Why are we running toss sweeps and other speed run plays with slow-ish backs? If the running isn't on then why aren't we gunning it more?

Just questions I guess.

So uh top ten I guess:

1- OSU
2- USC
3- Auburn
4- Florida
5- LSU
6- Michigan
7- Texas
8- West Virginia
9- Georgia
10- Louisville
11- sewanee

My Morning Jacket is playing at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Nov 15. I WILL be THERE.

I'm glad that ESPN's Gameday selection turned out to be the least interesting (major) game of the week. At least if they had been in South Bend they could have talked more about ND fucking it all up.

BTW when is it going to hurry up and cool down just a little bit?

Monday, September 11, 2006

what has happened down here is the winds have changed

song clue: Katrina (pretty easy song)

I've been musing on the song selection in Tiger Stadium before games over the last few weeks. Currently three songs are played over the pa before games: the vile shitfest known as "Evo Devo (Welcome to the Now" by local band The Terms, "Calling Baton Rouge" by Garth Brooks, and "Louisiana Saturday Night" by Alabama.

Now the first song HAS to go, simply cannot stay.

"Calling Baton Rouge" is a pretty bad song... but at the same time it seems to fit for the three minutes it is played in Tiger Stadium. However, for the sake of decent music I say give it the axe.

I actually like the song "Louisiana Saturday Night." I think its key that it doesn't take it self way too seriously like "Calling Baton Rouge" and lacks the smooth sound of Brooks. The lyrics are histerical and fun. I think "Louisiana Saturday Night" deserves to be played in Tiger Stadium.

So if I am kicking out the first two songs then what should replace them? Ideally I'd say that "Rednecks" by Randy Newman would be perfect just for the line "College men at LSU, went in dumb, come out dumb too" but I bet most people would misunderstand the point of the song in general.

Other than that I think the most obvious answer would be "This Time of Year" by Better Than Ezra since it is about travelling to an LSU away game. To be honest with you I don't know why it wouldn't be played.... I guess its not fast enough to fire the crowd up?

If you have any other songs you think would work well in the Tiger Stadium pre-game selection mention them in the comments.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

I'm a fast talkin hell raisin son-of-a-bitch

So yeah, I'm on a R Adams kick right now.

I'm reading Signposts in a Strange Land right now and its definitely making me think. Not only that, its definitely affecting me on a more emotional level. In many respects it reminds me of the DBT song "The Southern Thing" and "the duality of the southern thing" as they sing.

Like many southerners I am very torn about the nature of the south. I'm damn proud of the south and absolutely love the south with all my heart... but at the same time there are several issues which make me sad and disappointed in the nature of the south.

This is also tied into the Confederate flag, something that has become a hot topic at LSU. The purple and gold stars-and-bars is regularly flown by LSU tailgaters and decried by others. I personally don't have a problem with it. My feelings over the purple and gold stars-and-bars is the same as my feelings about all Confederate flags in general.

I'm more upset that the KKK types have ruined the flag by making it a symbol of their agenda rather than honoring the flag for what it really stands for: the honor and courage of thousands of brave soldiers who fell in the War Between the States.

In relation I think its interesting how in this country slavery is seen solely in terms of the south and the oppression of blacks rather than something that had existed thousands of years before the first slave was imported into the south.

Going back to Signposts... I love that Percy starts off by talking about Covington. Now I am from Mandeville but I went to high school in Covington and I love Covington immensely. While I wouldn't necessarily call Covington a "nonplace" simply because the area in and around my old school means so much to me, I would say that Covington has all the charm mentioned by Percy.

Unfortunately Covington, and much of the south, is becoming homogenized in the name of "progress". I don't understand how towns continue to sell their identities in order to attract the big box stores and developers. While these developers are developing land and economy they are sucking the life and culture out of the towns. I cringe at the thought of what Covington could look like in ten years.

drink your coffee in the morning, at night go and drink your beer

Clue: Jacksonville

I've come to find that most people are stupid. Even the people that are smart, really smart... find ways to be really stupid. I'm going to be purposely vague but let me just say that some people completely misread situations.

LSU won last night. Alright already lets play fuckin Auburn.

They didn't play Tiger Rag last night. Until they play Tiger Rag I will continue to hate the institution of LSU. Depriving people of part of the spirit of LSU is downright disgraceful.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

how can they control ya bernadette

You know what? I probably shouldn't post that.

Monday, September 04, 2006

At dawn they ride again

Song clue: Elizabethtown

Well I'm over that mediocre-fest in Miami even though its tied right now.

LSU won over the weekend. Tigersmack has a pretty great roundup of the events. Really the only thing I want to add is that LaRon Landry is a badass. So is Alley Broussard.

Also I know that Tigersmack points it out... but ULL had a GUY on their dance team. Give me a break.

By the way, that first ULL field goal miss... I called a miss before the play started. LSU opponents have now missed a field goal in Tiger Stadium five games in a row. This goes back to Auburn's 1-6 disaster. Arizona will miss one this Saturday, I'm calling it now.

Alright well I was an idiot for taking Cal. Can we officially say that the Cal phenomenon is over for this year? Way to go guys.

College football blah blah blah.

Anyway so some girls tried to make me watch Sex and the City at their apartment the other night. Needless to say I told them that if I had to see any of those whores on the screen I was going to a different apartment. We didn't watch Sex and the City.

Also my friend saw Shaq in the Circle K on Highland Saturday morning. He was sitting down and was as tall as she was.

I've begun to realize that I have a love/hate relationship with LSU. I love the spirit and the soul of it. But I hate the institution... the whole operation makes me sick. People in general make so much money off of college students its sickening.

By the way ULL's "LS Who?" t-shirts were stupid and unimaginitive.

But the worst part of the weekend: NO FUCKING TIGER RAG!!!!!

Give me a fucking break, its one of the traditional LSU cheers and they don't play it !! I don't understand why its a big deal that the students yell "Assholes" at the opposing players and fans during the cheer. I mean half the crowd yells "Kick their ass" during the "Geaux Tigers" cheer. I just pisses me the fuck off. Give me back my Tiger Rag.