There went the undefeated season and a perfect record on Mondays.
In the blurring madness that
JaMarcus Russell is a terminator. He can terminate for either team. This is not what you want from your quarterback.
A wise man I know likened him to a shortstop who makes the great play in the hole with a remarkable throw, but with runners on and two out in a crucial situation boots the easy grounder.
Monday his bonehead run late in the first half in which he failed to get out of bounds, subsequently costing his team a shot at field-goal try, proved remarkably costly.
"I was in the mode of playing," he told The Advocate. "I really wasn't thinking about getting out of bounds."
Well, I'm in the mode of writing and I'm still thinking of him getting out of bounds.
LSU fans showed remarkable resolve getting to the game and nearly filling Tiger Stadium. Three hours before kickoff looked like 12 hours before kickoff on a normal Saturday, but this was not a normal Monday. But in the last few minutes before the game began, the place got crowded and loud and, considering the circumstances of the weekend, that was pretty impressive.
What was not impressive were the LSU fans who rocked the Tennessee buses upon their arrival on campus and knowing that they threw beer bottles at the last of four buses, cracking windows. That bus included UT athletic director Mike Hamilton and his school's cheerleaders. That is unforgivable by the LSU fans who participated.
Cramping hurt LSU. It did not seem
The LSU players, who had practiced for nearly seven weeks and played one game, live in this ridiculously hot and humid climate. When I moved here nearly 21 years ago someone told me I'd get used to the summers.
Hasn't happened yet. Conversely,
the thought here is that
I'm not a trainer, but I know I'm still hurting from working outside Sunday cleaning up after Rita. I imagine practicing football here week after week has gotten real old.
LSU is 1-1 and has to go to
Me, I'm still tired from a really late Monday night and an early Tuesday. I'd run out of bounds, but I'm in the mode of writing.
So I would write that LSU appeared
to get awfully banged up by