Archive for the ‘Baton Rouge’ Category

It’s official: Nike screwing with LSU uniforms

Well, it looks like my beloved LSU Tigers are about to be caught up in the big-money marketing push of Nike and roll out “futuristic” uniforms for the Arkansas game Nov. 28. —- UPDATE 3: The LSU Nike uniforms in their full abominable glory. UPDATE 2: More details on the uniform design from Nike. UPDATE [...]

Controversy sells newspapers

Pretty amazing, even for their standards. The Advocate (the Baton Rouge daily, not the national gay newspaper) harps all over the interception denied Patrick Peterson in its post-game coverage of LSU / Alabama today but had not a word – literally, not a single word – about the other blown opportunity LSU had to get [...]

My LSU beef this morning isn’t with the team

Whether it’s homerism or incompetence, there’s a narrative being laid out by The Advocate (the Baton Rouge daily, not the national gay newspaper) about last night’s LSU / Auburn game that’s just frustratingly wrong. This isn’t a criticism of the Tigers, who I think played an excellent game last night. It’s a criticism of LSU’s [...]

The LSU Dugout Ducker

Odd moment last night in the College World Series game between LSU and Arkansas. Blake Dean makes an out and heads to the dugout. ESPN cameras follow and capture a young lady at the end of the dugout who would really rather not be seen there: So who is she … and why is she [...]

The odd existence of TigerGumbo.com

Three weeks ago, word came out that Scott Rabalais, the veteran LSU beat writer for The Advocate (The Baton Rouge daily, not the national gay newspaper) was leaving the paper to join an unknown outfit called TigerGumbo.com. At the time, tigergumbo.com was little more than a “coming soon” page. As the football season crept closer [...]

Ike may leave LSU ill-prepared for Auburn

The path and timing of Hurricane Ike’s trek to the gulf coast may well mean LSU loses a second-straight warmup game in preparation for Auburn Sept. 20. Needless to say, this would not be good. The Tigers were expecting – and counting on – three low-key warmup games to get a new quarterback and a [...]

Wow, Rabalais leaving The Advocate to be a blogger

Scott Rabalais, a longtime sportswriter for The Advocate (The Baton Rouge daily, not the national gay newspaper) is jumping ship from the print world to the web world, going to work as a blogger for TigerGumbo.com, part of an ESPN-associated startup network of sports blogs. Man, what has this world come to? I went to [...]

The Longest Street View in the World

Google has released Street View for New Orleans and Baton Rouge (including a really wide swath of southeast Louisiana – I wouldn’t have thought my sister’s place or my ex-inlaws’ place would be there), and the company and the state are touting this release as a positive infotool in post-Katrina Louisiana. OK, fair enough. And [...]

Starbucks pulls back big in Baton Rouge

Congratulations to Baton Rouge on shedding a whopping nine Starbucks locations in the coffee-peddler’s pullback. By comparison, all of metro Atlanta will see just 10 Starbucks close in the downsizing. Baton Rouge will have but four Starbucks after the closings. I’m commenting from a distance and without having been down to Louisiana for almost a [...]

Least-surprising outcome ever

From The Advocate (the Baton Rouge daily, not the national gay newspaper) Motorcyclist dies in solo wreck Friday A motorcyclist traveling with no helmet and no headlights down a dark highway was killed late Friday when he ran off the road and was ejected from his bike, said a State Police news release. Herman R. [...]

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