Archive for the ‘Baton Rouge’ Category

I’d have to think we’re over Saban now

I saw this snippet today from the SEC spring meetings: Saban’s LSU reunion a lonely ride Tide coach will be lightning rod for ire By Ron Higgins Thursday, May 29, 2008 DESTIN, Fla. — Alabama second-year football coach Nick Saban is a detail-oriented guy. Just the other day, for instance, Saban was discussing with his [...]

Ryan Perrilloux, The Varsity and bad decisions

It”s unclear whether Les Miles will even suit Ryan Perrilloux up for the Alabama game Saturday [Perrilloux will not make trip to Tuscaloosa], but it”s clear that after whatever went down at The Varsity (the Baton Rouge live music venue, not the famous Atlanta drive-in) last Thursday, Ryan is once again in Leslie”s dog house. [...]

Mike V, R.I.P.

He was a good fella. And could somebody at LSU please come up with a picture from his arrival day in the cage that includes me? Dude on the right sort of almost looks like me, but it ain”t. The symbolism of Mike V dying as the LSU Baseball team”s season likely gets put to [...]

LSU’s Dark Days

These are not good times for LSU fans. We”re not even 90 days removed from the last great moment in Tiger sports – the thrashing of Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl – and good news is rare in South Baton Rouge. Men”s basketball wasn”t even invited to the NIT a year after reaching the [...]

At least they tried

I hit the LSU page of The Advocate (the Baton Rouge daily, not the national gay newspaper) tonight to catch the post-game Tennessee / pre-game Alabama coverage, and lo and behold … The Advocate has a (not at all gay) new design. Check it: Advocate redesign. OK, it”s not spectacular. White background – what a [...]

I love a parade

As Baton Rouge leaders work on a set of rules for local parades aimed at fostering public safety and welfare, I”d like to relate my experience as a participant in the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade. The year was 1985. I was working at a little crawfish boiling, poboy making, snoball shaving, pig lip selling, [...]

Misty Champagne

I”ll admit I haven”t followed LSU basketball all that closely this year. It”s just a lot of work to keep up with basketball season from 500 miles away. And because I watched the Duke and Texas games live, I was completely unaware of what”s apparently become a CBS obsession with coach John Brady”s wife. In [...]

… because they did everything else so well

FEMA offers help with evacuation planning. Correct me if I”m wrong, Louisianians, but wasn”t the mass evacuation (for those who chose to leave) about the only thing about the Katrina situation that went relatively well? And didn”t that happen before FEMA even showed up?

Carl DuBois on being a Tiger

I saw this in The Advocate (the Baton Rouge daily, not the national gay newspaper) this morning, and I thought about posting it if only for the enjoyment of myself and TCL, who is the only other known LSU fan who”s a regular Wisdom reader. But now that most of south Louisiana is reading the [...]

The Pre-Christmas Christmas

Considering the wife and I spent a total of just 41 hours in Louisiana this weekend for Cap”n Ken”s Bizarre Family Pre-Christmas Christmas celebration, it was an eventful time. The highlights: • The adoptive mother of my niece – who my middle sister gave up for adoption 21 years ago and rediscovered a couple of [...]

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