Saturday Morning Tiger Scattershooting-Christmas Eve Special Edition

2011 will go down as one to remember for Tiger fans around the world. Thanks to those who have followed this blog. I hope to continue the blog as long as people continue to come here.

  • 2011 got off to a good start as I watched the Tigers dismantle a very good Aggie team in the Cotton Bowl. I had great seats courtesy of my brother and loved every minute of it. Nothing better than watching Aggie fans leave the DeathStar dejected!

    The Honey Badger showed the Aggies signs of what was to come !

  • LSU had a very troublesome summer with the Tigers being involved with conman Willie Lyles and the NCAA agreeing with LSU’s self imposed sanctions. It could have been a lot worse.
  • Gary Crowton was relieved of his offensive coordinator position and left for Maryland where he was fired after a horrible season.
  • Tiger fans were excited as Les Miles hired Steve Kragthorpe to take over the offensive play calling. Kragthorpe was renowned for being a top flight quarterback coach.
  • Jordan Jefferson looked to benefit greatly from the addition of Kragthorpe.
  • With a few weeks to go until the opener against #3 ranked Oregon, LSU fans where shocked to hear Steve Kragthorpe had Parkinson’s disease and Greg Studrawa would be the new offensive coordinator.
  • Then boom, boom and finally the kick heard round the world.
  • Many Tigers were rumored to have been in a bar brawl at Shady’s bar after they snuck out after curfew. Jordan Jefferson was the main name that was mentioned by patrons as being involved in the fight.
  • Then came accusations that Jefferson kicked a marine in the head and several Tigers including Josh Johns and Jarvis Landry were implicated.
  • Indictments came down with Jefferson and Johns being suspended indefinitely by Les Miles.

    LSU's season seemed to lost before it started.

  • Jarrett Lee was suddenly thrust into the starting QB spot as the Tigers prepared to face the Oregon Ducks.
  • The Tigers also found out they would be without starting wide out Russell Shepard for the first 3 games.
  • Did I mention LSU lost their best offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk to a season ending injury?
  • Don’t worry Tigers fans because this story has a happy ending.
  • Lee would lead LSU to an 8-0 record as a starter.
  • Jefferson and Johns would be cleared with Jefferson returning to help LSU defeat Alabama.
  • LSU didn’t miss a beat winning every game convincingly even when 3 of their best players Ware, Mathieu and Simon were suspended before the Auburn game.
  • A showdown with Alabama seemed to be the only thing between the Tigers and the national championship. The Tiger vanquished the Tide at Tuscaloosa and left no doubt that they were the #1 team in the country.
  • The season ended with me going with my brother and some friends to the Arkansas game. My brother who had lost a bet had to dress up as Captain Razorback. He owned up to the bet and ended up being a celebrity in Tiger Town.

    My brother a die hard LSU fan dressed as Captain Razorback because of a lost bet.

  • LSU dominated the Hogs and my brother will get to return the favor to his Razorback brethren next year in Little Rock. Stay Tuned.
  • My 2011 sports year ended with me attending the UNT vs. LSU basketball game in Denton. A resurgent LSU basketball team pulled away in the 2nd half to end my year 3-0. Three game watched in person and 3 dominating wins. My best season ever.
  • LSU’s football team won so many postseason awards it would take another blog post to list them.
  • The biggest honor was Tyrann Mathieu being a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
  • 2011 will go down as one of my greatest years watching LSU sports. I didn’t go home disappointed!
  • With another great recruiting class on the way, the future looks bright.
  • 2012 starts off with the BCS National Championship game rematch against Alabama.
  • To quote Bart Scott, “Can’t Wait!!!”

    What a way to end the season in Tiger Stadium!

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