Miles has been making his way
around the state wooing fans all the way from
Speaking of fire – or heat that is – Skip Bertman and Gen. Ron Richard have been taking plenty of it over the construction of the west upper deck. Richard says it will be "habitable," but eyebrows remain raised.
Not only did LSU fail to get out of a regional for the first time in 10 years, the Tigers failed to lead the Southeastern Conference in attendance this season.
Three LSU greats were elected into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame while Tiger fans mourn the loss of another. David Toms actually led the U.S. Open during the second round, but a disastrous double-bogey, triple-bogey finish last Friday put an end to his bid for his second major. Too bad he didn't finish with a "birdie."
To new football
coach Les Miles and his recent tour around the state of
To the LSU baseball
team and its early exit from the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers, preseason national
No. 2 behind rival Tulane, finished the season 40-22, the fewest amount of wins
since the Tigers went 39-21 in 1988. LSU monumentally underachieved and
impatient baseball fans let the team and (most especially) coach Smoke Laval
know they disapproved. LSU loses a the bulk of its lineup, including
all-everything Ryan Patterson, as well as two top relief pitchers in Jordan Faircloth and Jason Determann.
LSU boasts the
greatest fans in college athletics. Most everyone is familiar with the aura
surrounding Tiger football tailgating, but the hidden treasure was the passion
of LSU baseball fans. While the Tigers will again lead the nation in attendance
for the 10th straight year after selling over 270,000,
To former Lady Tiger
coach Sue Gunter, baseball slugger Albert "Joey" Belle and basketball
all-American Durand "Rudy" Macklin, The trio will be elected into the Louisiana
Sports Hall of Fame this weekend in
Illustrated for an excellent article on former LSU all-American and NFL Hall of
Famer Jimmy Taylor. In the most recent edition of SI, the ex-Green Bay Packer
fullback was spotlighting after suffering a recent stroke.
Illustrated. Former LSU offensive lineman and SI contributor John Ed Bradley
wrote an in-depth, five-page article on ex-Evangel Christian and current USC
backup quarterback John David Booty. The story detailed Booty's career as a
bench-warmer behind Heisman winner Matt Leinart and his abrupt departure from
the Shreveport-based, Christian school. The national media's obsessions with the
Booty family continue. Also, in the same article, Gene Menez spotlighted in a
sidebar some outstanding freshman who will likely ride the pine this fall.
Incoming LSU freshman quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was included and was again
quoted with the controversial statement that got the former
To David Toms' collapse at the U.S. Open. After leading the field on Friday, the ex-LSU all-American dropped five strokes on the final two holes of the second round falling four strokes back. He finished tied fro 15th and 9-under par. It was the second time in three weeks Tom melted down. After entering Sunday's final round at The Memorial in the lead, Toms faded down the stretch ands lost his cool when he flipped the bird at a critical fan, all in living color on NBC. However, Toms remains 9th in the world rankings.
Tiger Rag wishes to extend condolences to the family, friends and former
teammates of LSU baseball player Johnnie Thibodeaux. Thibodeaux died last Friday
morning in a one vehicle car accident just after midnight south of