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  1. 5 points
    LSUDad

    2018 DE Jarell Cherry Verbal To LSU

    Cherry commits to LSU Mike Scarborough | Publisher The LSU coaching staff picked up a huge commitment Saturday evening as Rivals50 defensive end Jarell Cherry of Dallas, TX 6'3" 228#,(Carter High School) gave Ed Orgeron his pledge. The commitment of Cherry gives LSU 13 commitments for the class of 2018. He committed to the Tigers over Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Oklahoma and others.
  2. 5 points
    watson18

    Wait, what did you just tweet?

  3. 5 points
    cadillacattack

    Good Louisiana Restaurants

    Thanks for the recommendations, Hatch and Dad. I went to Mothers for dinner and had the seafood platter and a couple of Abitas ..... I just instinctively trust any restaurant that has a bottle of Crystal hot sauce on every table Made the "mistake" of getting the bread pudding for desert ..... whereupon I promptly went into a coma for the next 7 hours .... man, what a meal!
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    OkieTigerTK

    "Pro" Baseball Tigers

    for a bit of miscellaneous...
  5. 5 points
    Geauxtigs

    2018 DE Jarell Cherry Verbal To LSU

    Damn strong pickup for the Tigers. Projects as an OLB in LSU's 3-4 defense. Welcome aboard Jarell!! http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_41baa764-1739-11e7-93be-9b74b932fbdd.html http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2017/04/lsu_gets_commitment_from_4-sta.html#incart_river_index
  6. 4 points
    Hatchertiger

    Clyde Edwards-Helaire

    He is already a winner in the game of life in my book. Special person. I hope he tears it up! https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-clyde-edwards-helaire-class-2017?utm_campaign=SF_SECCountryLSU&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social
  7. 4 points
    houtiger

    Spring Practice Preview 2017

    First, let me compliment LSUDad and everyone else that did a great job discussing this spring training. I think we all did a great job! Here is a nice interview with Derrius Guice, bout 5 min., but well worth it. He is articulate, and likable. I hope he has a great season. This will almost assuredly be his last in BR. http://www.secsports.com/video/19178361/savages-here Here's a bit from the Advocate, the QB ranking right now is in seniority order: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_29124b3c-238b-11e7-9a49-1b41cfe2d44b.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next
  8. 4 points
    Dru

    Breiden Fehoko, Possible Transfer to LSU

    It's official: http://www.scout.com/college/lsu/story/1771435-lsu-lands-former-5-star-dt-breiden-fehoko
  9. 4 points
    LSUDad

    WW2- Not A "Lucky Bastard."

    Nolan is my wife's cousin. Some might remember his place in Plaquemine. Great guy. WW2: The Big One in POWs, War in Europe/Africa, War in the air April 11, 2017 905 Words Not a ‘Lucky Bastard’ — Shot down on his 21st mission Nolan Ruiz, a ball turret gunner on a B-17 during WWII, takes a look at some of his medals and photos from his service days in the war. (Photo by Patrick Dennis, used by permission of The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) By George Morris But for a miscommunication, Nolan “Country” Ruiz, of Plaquemine, Louisiana, might have been among the World War II B-17 crews who completed 25 bombing missions and earned a ticket home. That happened so rarely that those who accomplished it were declared members of the “Lucky Bastards Club.” No one could call Ruiz’s last mission lucky — nor what happened after that. Ruiz was shot down on March 4, 1944, in the war’s first daylight bombing attack on Germany’s capital, Berlin, and spent the next 14 months as a prisoner of war. Only 11 of those months, however, were in a prison camp. Instead, he was among several thousand POWs who were marched for 86 consecutive days during a brutal winter before finally being liberated on April 26, 1945. That forced march is not well known except by those forced to endure it. “It was terrible,” Ruiz said. Hoping to become a pilot, Ruiz enlisted in the Army Air Corps in November 1942. But the Army closed his training program because it had enough pilots, so Ruiz had to choose whether to become a navigator, bombardier or gunner. He chose gunnery school because the training was the shortest, and he wanted to get into the action. He became a ball turret gunner in the 8th Air Force’s 95th Bomb Group based in Norwich, England. As such, he manned a windowed sphere on the bottom of the B-17 with twin 50-caliber machine guns that could swivel 360 degrees to defend against fighter planes attacking from below. Because of those fighter planes and the intense antiaircraft fire around German military targets, 8th Air Force bomber crews averaged 11 missions before being shot down, and many other crewmen were killed or wounded aboard planes that returned home. Ruiz and his nine crewmates hadn’t suffered a scratch when they began their 21st mission. En route to Berlin, a radio transmission went out recalling the bombers because of anticipated bad weather over the targets. Many airplanes turned back. Some either didn’t hear the transmission or interpreted it as a German trick. Ruiz’s B-17 was among those that kept flying and dropped its bombs at a railroad yard. Almost as soon as they left the flak field, German fighter planes pounced. Since so many airplanes had turned back or been shot down, Ruiz said his plane was more vulnerable. Bombers flew in formations so they supported each other with machine gun fire. When their right wing caught fire, it was time to bail out. “Our radio operator got to the bomb bay doors and froze right there, and our pilot kicked him out,” Ruiz said. “I don’t know if he’d have made it if it hadn’t been for the pilot. The pilot was the last one to jump. It’s quite an experience, but I wouldn’t want to go through that again.” Nor what followed. Ruiz was captured as soon as he came to a stop after landing on iced-over ground and being dragged by his parachute. He spent the night handcuffed in a jail cell thinking he’d be killed. On the ground, he saw the bombing’s devastation, and its effect on the Germans, who yelled and spat at them. “When we were taken to the train station, if those civilians could have gotten to us … they would have killed us,” he said. The entire crew survived, and officers and enlisted men were taken to different prison camps. Ruiz, a sergeant, went to Stalag Luft VI in what is now Lithuania. They remained there until the Soviet army approached, and Ruiz was among the prisoners moved westward to Stalag Luft IV. Prisoners weren’t well fed at either location — though, Ruiz notes, neither were the German guards. But, as the Soviet army drew close again, the camp was a paradise compared to what was to come. From Stalag Luft IV and other prison camps, thousands of POWs were ordered to march west, but to no particular destination. Starting in January, in temperatures that dropped below zero, they slogged on, living and sleeping in the open air. Several motives for these forced marches have been suggested. Ruiz said the guards he spoke to said they wanted to be captured by Americans rather than the Soviets. “They were giving me food, some of their rations,” Ruiz said. “They asked me, ‘Are you going to take care of us when the Americans take over?’ We did. At the end, the guards were real nice to us. They were worried. They didn’t know what was going to happen.” Prisoners and guards alike scavenged for food. Prisoners died of malnutrition and disease, and some were killed when Allied fighter planes mistook the marching men for German soldiers and strafed them. Finally, after marching hundreds of miles, Ruiz’s group was liberated by the 104th Infantry Division. Ruiz weighed 98 pounds, 40 less than when he enlisted, and was hospitalized for six months before being discharged. But he was alive. There is no definitive figure of how many prisoners died, but it is estimated to number in the hundreds. “I’m so fortunate that I’m here,” he said. Ruiz returned to Plaquemine and opened Country’s Café in 1946, which he operated for 42 years before retiring.
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    OkieTigerTK

    What's for lunch?

    went to mandeville seafood today. had softshell crab back in season. they were fat and meaty. fried to perfection. delish. me at lunch....
  12. 4 points
    Hatchertiger

    SEC Teams, Spring Games

    A & M just announced that they won their spring game.
  13. 4 points
    Hatchertiger

    2018 DE Jarell Cherry Verbal To LSU

    That was a fun time Rudy Macklin, Willie Sims, Jordy Hultberg, Greg "Cookieman"Cook, Ethan Martin, Lionel "Tree" Green, Leonard "Swat" Mitchell, Howard "Hi C" Carter
  14. 4 points
    Geauxtigs

    Spring Practice Preview 2017

    Several sources reporting that Layton Garnett, a preferred walk-on ILB from West Monroe, has been running with the 1's at ILB next to Devin White lately. That's good news. Number one, it means he's got a pretty good handle on Aranda's scheme and knows what he's supposed to do. Number two, he provides more depth at a position LSU has been extremely thin at and will be until Jacob Phillips and Tyler Taylor arrive on campus this summer. Number three, Garnett is just the type of player Aranda seems to love. Not highly rated, but smart and plays their butts off for him. Aranda has a history of developing kids like Garnett into highly effective players by the time they leave college. His LB's at Wisconsin are the proof. Pretty sure not one of them was rated above a 3*, with most of them not even that high. I'm rooting for Garnett and hope he develops into a player who can contribute a lot of quality snaps at ILB for LSU.
  15. 4 points
    houtiger

    The Topic About Anything [2014 - present]

    I had dinner with HatcherTiger last night in Lafayette, great time!
  16. 4 points
    Nutriaitch

    could use a few prayers from the group

    IT'S GONE!!!! or to quote my sister: " IT'S FUCKING GONE!!" technicaly a small speck remains, but that speck is actually too small to measure! Even her nurses are crying because they've never seen one disappear like this. My mom is convinced that my grandmother that passed away last month took it with her when she went.
  17. 3 points
    watson18

    Y. A. Tittle famous pic

    Nice article on the pic. http://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/thedigs/2016/01/15/a-tale-of-two-frames-the-iconic-y-a-tittle-photos/
  18. 3 points
    watson18

    North Korea and Missles

  19. 3 points
    OkieTigerTK

    Pet Pics and Stories

    so i haven't told any good zoe stories in a while. this past weekend zoe had her first overnight camp stay in a year, and the first ever without her brother since we have had her. i was nervous because losing her brother has been a difficult adjustment for her. however, because she has not been there other than day camp since we lost echo, the "new people" got a lesson on just how much an escape artist she is. seems they forgot to put a lock on her kennel and just closed the regular clasp. sunday morning the staff got there and zoe's kennel was open. and so was her kibble bin outside the kennel with her food in it that goes with her to camp. of course the kibble bin was empty. her breakfast serving that was sent, along with extra kibbles in case something happened and she had to stay, were a midnight snack. but wait, there's more. her kibble bin was not the only one open. so were most of the other kibble bins of canine campers that get kibbles sent with them. have no idea how, but she popped open all the food bins and grazed. i think a few campers had a light breakfast. she must have just grazed because although full, her tummy was not tight or distended. so she was ok. but jeez. i am amazed she hasn't been banned with the stunts she pulls.
  20. 3 points
    OkieTigerTK

    My Big Announcement Redo

    no pics from last trip as all the work being done was finishing the framing inside, and the duct work being done. after a lot of false starts and not finding anything i was happy with (primarily because of way handled) i think i have sourced the beams i need. i am 99% sure i can change the size of the mantle, because it is just height and width which are more preference than anything, and i can get length i need. the big change is the header for the entry hall, but looking at a sample size in height and depth in our entry hall now (which is the same size), i think it will work, but need to check with builder. if so, then i go pick out exactly which ones i want, because i found the mother load of barn beams here, after searching several places in south louisiana. i have a trailer so i can get them down there. fingers crossed, because this has been a real thorn, and not an easy part of the project from my side of things. i don't know if it is normal to drool over barn beams, but....
  21. 3 points
    Nutriaitch

    The Topic About Anything [2014 - present]

    jesus christ, i forgot how great my bed felt. had to pull a little over 26 hours before i got to it, but it was freaking worth it. waiting on kids to wake up to figure out what today holds. 6 days left before i have to head back.
  22. 3 points
    houtiger

    Breiden Fehoko, Possible Transfer to LSU

    Why the transfer? I also read a piece that indicated that given how poor the Tech defense ranked, he was concerned he was not getting the right coaching to progress to the NFL. He thought he would get that in the SEC. After talking to Orgeron and Pete Jenkins, he decided to come to LSU. That seems an imminently reasonable thing to do.
  23. 3 points
    watson18

    Dog's in motion

  24. 3 points
    houtiger

    What's for lunch?

    I slow barbqued some country ribs, on the pit slow fire for 2 hours. My dobing sauce came from my Dad, 2 sticks butter, 1/2 onion, 1 large or 2 small lemons, saute, then add some white vinegar. Green salad, pork n beans, glass of Meritage wine, followed later by Marie Calendar blueberry / raspberry pie and coffee.
  25. 3 points
    Hatchertiger

    What's for lunch?

    We had crawfish etouffe , potato salad, rolls and a green salad followed by homemade cherry ice cream.
  26. 3 points
    Nutriaitch

    The Topic About Anything [2014 - present]

    after 43 days, i'm going home after work sunday night/monday morning
  27. 3 points
    Eq4bits

    [Gymnastics] National Semi-Final (Friday 4/14)

    The ladies arrived in St. Louis today for Nationals! At tonight's NCAA banquet Ashleigh Gnat was awarded the AAI Award - given to the most outstanding female gymnast is the USA (it's considered the Heisman in gymnastics)! WAY TO GEAUX BUGS!!!!!! The Lady Tigers will be in Session II Friday at 7pmCT on ESPNU (coverage will continue on ESPN at 8pmCT) the rotation for LSU will be: bye, floor, vault, bye, bars, beam. Three teams from Session I and three teams from Session II will advance to the Finals - The Super Six - on Saturday. ESPN / WatchESPN / Sling / Live Stats / Tickets / Twitter I'll update Friday during the meet (while also listening to the baseball game) as they go through rotations.
  28. 3 points
    Replay of Deichmann's grand slam... 457 ft
  29. 3 points
    dachsie

    GM Austin Thomas

    Nice article http://lsu.247sports.com/Article/LSUs-31-year-old-GM-Austin-Thomas-is-changing-the-game-52160550
  30. 3 points
    Hatchertiger

    Wait, what did you just tweet?

    Beam him up Scotty!
  31. 3 points
    It's more than baseball tonight. It's time to remember Wally. Who he was, and honor his memory. #31 Always http://www.wallypontiffjr.org/index.html
  32. 3 points
    make that 'Handsome Monica'.............
  33. 3 points
    Hatchertiger

    The Topic About Anything [2014 - present]

    On a different note, there are wonderful young people out there: http://ijr.com/2015/12/485885-mom-knows-frat-guys-can-see-through-daughters-window-but-nothing-prepares-her-for-whats-outside/
  34. 3 points
    Eq4bits

    WW2- Not A "Lucky Bastard."

    That's where my dad was.... under the b-17 in that bubble; as he put it, his ass was hanging out down there as a primary target. He did, however get some great aerial photos of Rome as well as some of their bombing targets. I've got his scrapbook from WWII. Also cool pics of the artwork on the bombers. He was stationed in Italy. also have photos from WWI from wherever (I've forgotten) my grandfather was stationed.
  35. 3 points
    watson18

    United Airlines redefining customer service

    Attention United Airlines passengers, meet your new flight attendant, Lucille.
  36. 3 points
    wait.... WHAT???? so last night i took my tmj drugs, read, then had insomnia and got about 4.5 hour sleep before driving. i didn't even look at the score because i was afraid i would get so pissed off i wouldn't sleep at all. i have no freakin idea what happened, either. i was looking at the game 3 topic to see if we avoided getting swept, and thought someone had been snorting turtle blood when i read tigers took the series. ho-leeee shit!
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  39. 3 points
    Bottom 9th Tigers 2-0 Walker on mound for LSU PC=105/K=3 Spanberger - GO3 (1-2 SBF); 1 out (Gilbert warming if needed) Bonfield - HBP (1-1 BK); 1 out 1 on 1B =S PR(McFarland PR for Bonfield) Koch - Ks (2-2 FBBFS); 2 out 1 on 1B Fletcher - GO4 (1-0 B); side retired 0R 0H 0E 0LOB TIGERS WIN!! TIGERS WIN!! TAKE THE SERIES!!!!!
  40. 3 points
    Nutriaitch

    Kids Baseball 2017

    win the opener 8-2. short kid played 2B and batted lead off. 1 for 2 at the plate: single, stolen base, and a run scored. pitched the last inning to close it out. 2k, 1 hit, 0 bb, and gave up one run.
  41. 3 points
    LSUDad

    LSU Pro-Day April 5th

    Football Impresses at Annual Pro Day April 05, 2017, 06:09 PM (CT) Updated: April 05, 2017, 06:19 PM (CT) Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette) Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director/SID BATON ROUGE – Jamal Adams was clocked at 4.33 seconds in the 40-yard dash and Leonard Fournette weighed in at 228 pounds, 12 pounds lighter than at the NFL Combine, as two of the many highlights for LSU football here Wednesday at Pro Day at the LSU Indoor Football Facility. Seventeen LSU football players, along with one standout sprinter from the Tiger track team, took part in the event that drew over 125 NFL personnel, including head coaches Sean Payton (Saints), Mike Tomlin (Steelers), Todd Bowles (Jets), Jim Caldwell (Lions) and Mike Mularkey (Titans). “Today was a tremendous day for LSU football and the LSU brand,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. “We are proud of the 18 young men that worked out. All of them did a tremendous job. Austin Thomas, our general manager, did a tremendous job of organizing the whole day. Talking to a lot of the NFL guys, this has been the best pro day of the whole season, so we're happy about that. “Any time we can have the NFL on our campus, it's a big day for LSU. A couple of guys really stood out and worked out well, but for Jamal Adams to run a 4.33 (40-yard dash), it was a fantastic day for him. Leonard (Fournette) weighing in at 228 pounds, I know a lot of the guys are excited about that. He looked great in his workouts. We're getting a lot of positive feedback and a lot of guys really love Leonard. “Malachi Dupre did an excellent job today in his workouts. Davon Godchaux looked big and strong out there. He did a great job in his workouts. It was the first time that scouts have seen Lewis Neal and he did a tremendous job along with Tashawn Bower. Duke Riley continues to impress. “It was just a tremendous day for LSU football.” Tiger offensive lineman Josh Boutte impressed the scouts with 28 reps in the 225-pound bench press to lead all LSU players. Defensive end Lewis Neal followed with 23 reps in the bench followed by defensive tackle Davon Godchaux with 22. Adams, along with track standout Cyril Grayson, led all players in the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.33. Other top times for LSU in the 40-yard dash include wide receiver Malachi Dupre (4.46), cornerback Tre’Davious White (4.47) and wide receiver Travin Dural (4.57). Neal led all Tigers with a 36” vertical leap. He was followed by defensive back Rickey Jefferson, who leaped 35 1/2 “. Jefferson, who missed most of the season with a lower leg injury, proved to be back at full speed with a 4.58 time in the 40, 17 reps in the bench press and a 10’ leap in the broad jump. Another standout performance came from defensive end/outside linebacker Tashawn Bower, who at 250 pounds, ran a 4.73 40-yard dash, jumped 34” in the vertical and recorded a 10’4” leap in the broad jump. A complete recap and real-time results can also be found on LSUsports.net/Proday.
  42. 3 points
    LSUDad

    2018 DE Jarell Cherry Verbal To LSU

    Cherry is from Dallas Carter High, a school that has turned out a number of great NFL Players. But some might remember a former LSU Basketball player from there, DeWayne "The Astronaut" Scales.
  43. 3 points
    Northshore Mom

    Wild animals are wild animals

    One of these things is not like the other....
  44. 3 points
    congrats to gnat!
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  46. 3 points
    watson18

    Saints Close to Signing Manti Te'o

  47. 3 points
    houtiger

    Brandon Harris .... He Gone.

    I'm with watson on this. The system may be good, better than the old Cameron one, but the QB has to execute. Harris has had difficulty executing. He's thrown balls high, low, and wide, even on short and middle routes. Changing the offensive scheme will not fix those high and low balls. I'm not sure what will. All that said, like everyone else, I wish the young man the best. He committed to LSU, he gave us what he could, and things just did not work out for him here. Sometimes a change of scenery works to the advantage of these upper classmen, and I hope it works for Brandon Harris.
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    watson18

    LSU Baseball at Florida - 3/24/2017, 6:00pm

    Looks like we have battle Alex of the 1st rounders tonight, Lange and Faedo. Both are 3-1 I think. Faedo is looking like the 1st overall pick, Righty that can throw heat, 96+ if I remember, and brings the power slider 87mph. Faedo also has a change up in the low 80s. Time to go Godfather on little Feado.
  50. 3 points
    Hatchertiger

    The Topic About Anything [2014 - present]

    Yes it was a great time And thanks again for spotting me the bail money