Post Sugar Bowl Comments
1. It's nice to have the Sugar Bowl back where it belongs. I'd rather see it fold than to permanently move to Atlanta.
2. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Allstate has some balls being the corporate sponsor for a bowl game in New Orleans. Use some of that advertising and marketing money to pay your policy-holders in Louisiana next time. Right now I feel more comfortable giving my hard-earned money to a crackhead. At least he won't lie to me about not paying me back.
3. Fox can take its sports broadcasts and shove them up its ass. WHY IN THE HELL DOES FOX HAVE TO TURN EVERY SPORTING EVENT IT TELECASTS INTO A FLAG-WAVING, GOD BLESS AMERICA, SUPER-PATRIOTIC LOVEFEST? Forget it. I know the answer. Now don't get me wrong. I am not anti-flag, anti-religion, and all that stuff. I am just personally offended at the way the Republican Party (and its propaganda wing, Fox News) have turned them into political symbols. I don't need to have a flag in my front yard and I don't have to talk about God and Jesus to prove that I am a proud, patriotic American. And just because I have NEVER supported the war in Iraq, it doesn't mean I want our soldiers to die. So SHUT THE F&%K UP and leave us alone.
4. After that shot, you'd think I'd have nothing good to say about the telecast. But I do. Thank you Fox, from the bottom of my heart, for not turning the game into "The Nick Saban Show." God knows ESPN and ABC would have done it. Only a brief discussion in the pre-game show. Very little after that. Thanks for showing some restraint. Like I said, ESPN and ABC would have had Nick Saban on the phone for a 20-minute interview. But only if it didn't interfere with the live-in-studio interview with Regis Philbin and/or the star of some new ABC sitcom.
5. After all the Nick Saban talk over the last 24 hours, don't you think it's about time that some of you pro-Saban people cut Les Miles a break? He's 22 and 4. He has top-five finishes in his first two years. LSU could finish this season #2 if Ohio State blows out Florida. He's beaten two "nationally respected" programs in bowl games by a combined score of 81-17. And he doesn't jerk us around with other offers and pay raises. So SHUT UP. He's not Nick Saban yet, but he's not Mike Archer either. Some of you act like it's easy to win national championships and that national championship coaches are falling off trees.
6. But with all that being said, people would respect Les Miles more if he'd get his finger out of damn ear. And stop wearing his headphones over those goofy-ass oversized caps. And stop talking like "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer" every time a sideline reporter approaches him.
7. Thanks to JaMarcus Russell for giving us two great years. I've had a love-hate relationship with him. He makes it look too easy when he's good. But he tries to hard to be the hero sometimes. Like the fumble on the sack yesterday. He's so good that he thinks he can make super-human plays sometimes. And it usually results in interceptions. If he could ever become a Drew Brees-like leader and game manager, he could be an All-Pro Quarterback in the NFL.
8. I'm not ready to say that about Brady Quinn yet.
9. How the hell did Auburn hold this LSU team to three points? Well, let's change that. LSU, JaMarcus Russell and the referees held the Tigers to 3 points in that game.
10. A win there, and LSU would have been playing Florida in the SEC Championship for the right to play Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game. That's the thing that sucks the most about this season, even though it was one of the top-ten (perhaps top-five) seasons in LSU history.