The cable guy came yesterday for a very special reason… to give us LSUback.You see we have been without cable for a while. We just decided we didn’t need it. Then when Tiger season started – yes, it’s Tiger season and not college football season – we realized we needed cable back. We don’t get to go to many games (read: maybe one every three years) so watching it on TV is a must for us. It’s not just a game. It’s a right of passion.
Every game day you will be hard pressed to go anywhere and not find someone sporting the team colors. Stores around here give you discounts if you have on your favorite LSU apparel. In fact, a Tiger baby’s layette always contains something with the proud LSU logo. Just ask my friend Susan at Forever His.
Now I know some people think we are all nuts (don’t respond to that) but we just love our team. And yes there may be some obnoxious fans roaming the grounds of the stadium tailgating on game day but we aren’t all like that. Besides, those same obnoxious fans will usually shake your hand and feed you the best BBQ you’ve ever had right after they label you as “Tiger bait.” For some reason we’ve just been given a bad reputation.
I mean, if you take away all the LSU flags, tiger tails hangin’ on the backs of cars, the LSU hats, the Tiger t-shirts, the the LSU bedspreads, lamps, and pillowcases, Tiger yard cards, the purple and gold table centerpieces, the Tiger chants, the changing of the letter “o” to “eaux”, the purple and gold cauliflower, and the Tiger purses, jewelry, Crocks, pajamas, decals, notebooks, laptops, cell phones, and face paint then we really are just like you.
Our game days are really elaborate. We know not to go anywhere by car on gameday, unless it’s to the game, because you won’t get there without sitting in hours of traffic. AND we know to get to the store the days before game day or else we won’t get anything at all to throw on the pit.
There is something about Tiger mania that I can’t quite explain. It starts at a young age. My boys are already LSU fanatics. We gather on game day to cheer on our team and win or lose we still love them.
So, Tiger fan or no Tiger fan, I hope you still love me. Besides, I know some of you must be loyal fans to your teams. Tell me about it. What crazy things have you done for your team?