Speaking of which, one of my favorite restaurants has a board at the entrance where the highlights of the fall are outlined, from the first LSU football game to some special events relating to food and drink to the matchup with Alabama and the S in Saban had devil's horns and a tail with a point.
Get it, Saban, devil, hell, oh, well …
Anyway, websites have time tickers,
showing exactly how many hours and seconds till the Tigers kick off at
Businesses around town have on their billboards the numbers of days till that game.
And, at this writing, there's a hurricane coming.
Yup, must be football season.
People ask all the time, "Are you ready for football season?" Well, no, because I didn't do two-a-days. But come August 30, I'll have the La-Z-Boy primed and be in rare viewing form as I park my butt in front of the HD and watch LSU open the college season.
My days of going to
It should have been an easy drive
So I got to campus suppressing road rage – and driving around any campus on game day is dicey – and finally found the right lot.
Parked the car, got out, stretched and went around to the trunk. Reached in for my gear and was startled by a short person.
The car next to mine was filled with State fans and one, a little girl dressed in a cheerleader's outfit, walked over toward me. As I looked down, she looked up and rattled a cowbell in my face.
I, rather, held back the instinct to take the cowbell, and, well, you can guess …
I declared right then that was my
last trip to
Truth is, in many, many trips there, I was always treated great and State is a wonderful host for sporting events. But the cowbell just put me over the edge.
For the record, State won the game, 17-16, on what I recall was a really nice, October evening. Except now I'm having Josh Booty flashbacks … deep breaths … OK … Whew … Back to writing.
Speaking of Booty, his little
brother has turned out to be quite a good quarterback for
LSU fans still hold this silly grudge about USC winning the AP poll and its mythical national championship when LSU won the BCS national championship and has the trophy to prove it.
As if it was USC's fault it was good that year and members of the media thought so, too.
But enough about that. Mentioning
Speaking of odds, I remember one
time last year when a hurricane expert was asked about the chances of another
storm like Katrina hitting
With that in mind, we'll start preparing for the worst but always hoping for the best in weather and football.