I know your first question is the one I get most often when people see with my L.S.U. gear on during college football season. No, I am not an alumni, but during football season I will let loose with a throaty “GEAUX TIGERS!” with the best of them. Right now my Tigers are ranked Number 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 ranking. So far the all important Playoff ranking has not started, but by virtue of their 4th position they would make the 4 team playoff of the College Football National Championship.
Between them and that playoff opportunity however is their greatest nemesis, a little squad from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Between the two they have a double digit total of National Championships. They play for the first time this season no November 9th and I plan to tune in to see my Tigers finally make me happy as they end Alabama’s streak.
I don’t believe in what is popularly called a bucket list. To me that description is synonymous with thinking your life is coming to an end. There is so many things I want to experience in whatever amount of days, years or decades that God sees fit to give me to enjoy. But one of my most desired destinations to Tiger Stadium, a.k.a. Death Valley in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on a Saturday Night in October or November, when L.S.U. faces and S.E.C. foe.
On October 8, 1988 while playing S.E.C. foe Auburn the Tigers drove for a game ending touchdown which touched off such a raucous celebration that an earthquake register on the L.S.U. campus registered enough of a reading to make it official. The Tiger Faithful, L.S.U. fans of course, shook the earth under Death Valley. I wan to experience that first hand!
This is for Jez Braithwaite’s Fan of . . . #34.