Well, friends, if you’re not a complete tMR noob, you know that The MonT-SteR REPORT loves the LSU Tigers football team. This is advantageous for two reasons:
- The in-laws are all LSU grads and don purple and gold every week during college football season. I fit right in (actually, if I’m honest, I’ll admit that I became an LSU fan because of their influence. When in Rome…).
- It also rescues me from the indignity of being called a “green weenie,” which apparently is what I’d be if I ignorantly rooted for a bunch of scrubs like Tulane instead (other LSU fans will recognize and appreciate the high level of indoctrination exhibited by that statement).
- I am not a noob.
That’s actually three reasons, but I threw in the last one just so I’d feel better about myself. You noob.
Why do I bring this up? The Tigers beat #5 Arkansas this past Friday in a wild game that was lots of fun to watch; with a little help from Notre Dame and WVU meltdowns this weekend, the Tigers improved their standings in the coaches’ polls and the BCS rankings. The Tigers now stand universally at #5, and their chances of going to a high-profile BCS bowl like the Orange or (dare I say it) Rose Bowl are now very good. Now, we wait and see how things unfold to find out where LSU will play.
I’ve never been much of a sports fan. It wasn’t until I married into an LSU family that I even had any interest in following a team. There are far more serious fans than me out there, but this former Marylander has enjoyed adopting LSU as “my team” and rooting for them.
As they say down here in Baton Rouge, “Laissez les bon temps roullez!”
aka The MonT-SteR
P.S. I have learned from my father-in-law that the Virginia Tech Turkey Brigade will pay a visit to Death Valley next fall to play the Tigers at home. Ah, sweet revenge! TIGER BAIT! TIGER BAIT! TIGER BAIT! TIGER BAIT!