Late Saturday night live

There are still too many people at Buffalo Wild Wings for 11:30 p.m., even on a Saturday night, but this UFC main event will not end, and the Wisconsin-LSU game is still up for grabs, so there is sill some entertainment to be had.

LSU fell behind 24-7 in the third quarter, and I’m sure the Louisiana media were preparing their epitaphs for the Bayou Bengals’ College Football Playoff hopes. LSU has not lost a season opener since falling to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in 2002, Nick Saban’s third year in Baton Rouge, but that’s not to say it hasn’t almost happened since:

  • Oregon State should have won in Death Valley in 2004, but Beaver kicker Alexis Serna missed three extra points. He would redeem himself, however, by winning the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s best kicker in 2006.
  • LSU needed a frantic comeback against Arizona State to pull out an emotional 35-31 victory in the Bayou Bengals’ first game following the death and devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The game was originally schedueld to be LSU’s second game, but the opener against North Texas was pushed back until the end of October. The game was also supposed to be in Baton Rouge, but due to LSU’s campus being used as a medical triage center, the game had to be moved to Tempe and Sun Devil Stadium, which at the time not only hosted Arizona State, but the Cardinals as well.
  • LSU nearly blew a neutral site game at Atlanta in 2010 vs. North Carolina before holding on to win.

I’m here for at least another hour and a half since Lisa is closing. I’m waiting on a brat and the exciting finish of the LSU-Wisconsin game.

About David

Louisiana native living in Kansas. New Orleans born, LSU graduate. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, one toe less than most humans, addictions to The Brady Bunch, Lifetime movies, Bluey, most sports, food and trivia. Big fan of Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, New Orleans Saints, Montreal Canadiens. Was a big fan of Quebec Nordiques until they moved to Denver. My only celebrity crush is NFL official Sarah Thomas. I strongly dislike LSU fans who think Alabama is its biggest rival, warm weather, steaks cooked more than rare, hot dogs with ketchup, restaurants without online ordering, ranch dressing, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Bonds, Putin, his lover in Belarus, North Korean dictators, Venezuelan dictators, all NHL teams in the south (especially the Lightning and Panthers), Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer.

Posted on 2014-08-30, in College Football, LSU Fighting TIgers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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