Tag Archives: LSU Tigers

NCAA Tournament of the (Previous) Decade

March 14, 2011


NCAA basketball logoNow that the first of a new decade of newly formated NCAA tournament fields has been set, Frump figured it’s as good a time as any to examine the best of the previous decade.

Some of you may recall Frumpzilla’s Top 25 College Football Programs of the Decade – it was a pretty big hit for us.

This undertaking, while in a similar vein, isn’t necessarily intended as a definitive ranking of select college basketball programs from ‘00/’01 – ‘09/’10. We basically just thought it would be interesting to see how college basketball programs would stack up when plotting out each’s NCAA Tournament performance over the course of a decade.

More than anything, we wanted this to be fun. If nothing else, you might learn a thing or two about NCAA Tournament history from 2000 through 2010 – at least quantitatively — so make the jump to see how the NCAA Tournament of the 2000’s plays out…


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The Best of the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl Weigh-In Notes

January 25, 2011


Under Armour Senior BowlMore specifically, The Best of Scott Wright’s Draft Countdown Senior Bowl Weigh-in Notes, because (1) his work is the primary source for this post, and (2) it’s probably the only Senior Bowl weigh-in feature deserving of and/or awkward enough for Frump to recap.

Now, I’m not entirely sure what Mr. Wright was going for — or perhaps looking for, I guess. At times his analysis seems quite pertinent, but then, without warning, you’re greeted with something likable to the pitch of an ad that’s likely sitting in your spam folder right now.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not trying to be critical. This approach certainly made for probably the most compelling feature on a Senior Bowl weigh-in I’ve ever read.  It just, you know, also happened to be one of the most WTF inducing as well.

Christian Ponder rocks a six packThings start off relatively innocently. Take FSU QB Christian Ponder’s “note“: Great definition with a six-pack.

A six-pack, eh? Good to know?

Then again, I guess that’s fair to highlight. After all, if we’re going to deride the Terrence Cody’s of the football meat market, we might as well take note of the guys that actually put a bit of effort into their protein shake endorsement appeal.  Take the “good” with the “bad,” right?

Well, if it ended there, I wouldn’t be frumping this post right now. As you’ll see after the jump, things began to spiral rapidly — and progressively — out of control as Draft Countdown went through the position groups…


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So, shouldn’t we just start calling the Bowl Championship Series “The SEC – BCS Challenge,” or something?

January 11, 2011


BCS Championship trophyI couldn’t help but ponder that question when the final whistle blew at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl last night, watching Cam Newton search the crowd for — and eventually finding — the father Auburn’s Athletic Director, and the ESPN broadcast, said wasn’t in attendance.

Sure, we as college football fans can choose to ignore a lot of things, but it’s hard to overlook the fact that the Auburn Tigers’ 22-19 victory over the Oregon Ducks marks the 5th straight BCS Championship for a team from the Southeastern Conference; a conference that now possesses 7 of the 13 Crystal Eggs awarded since the Bowl Championship Series’ inception back in 1998.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • 1998: Tennessee (Beat Florida State 23-16)
  • 2003: LSU (Beat Oklahoma 21-14)
  • 2006: Florida (Beat Ohio State 41-14)
  • 2007: LSU (Beat Ohio State 38-24)
  • 2008: Florida (Beat Oklahoma 24-14)
  • 2009: Alabama (Beat Texas 37-21)
  • 2010: Auburn (Beat Oregon 22-19)

Now, considering there are five other conferences that are supposed to have a realistic shot at winning this thing — and the next best showing by any of them is the Big 12’s two Crystal Eggs — isn’t the SEC’s dominance of this party teetering on the precipice of  preposterousness?

I wish I could say the absurdity of it all ended there, by merely looking at the actual champions, but it doesn’t. In fact, some of the SEC’s “misses” — within the context of its hits and  intra-conference dynamics — actually add fuel to the fire…


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Premature Joculation Awareness: The Silver Lining to Hartley’s Miss Against the Falcons

September 27, 2010


Naturally, there’s been a lot of talk about Saints kicker Garrett Hartley missing what would have been a game winning, dome-assisted, 29 yard chip shot against the Falcons yesterday in New Orleans. Just a week after being named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, it might cost Hartley his job.

There still might be some good that comes out of this, though. Thanks to a lovely gif of Saints owner Tom Benson, some site called Deadspin has tried to raise awareness about a growing problem: Premature Joculation. Now, if the condition were isolated to elderly men, there might not be as much cause for concern. Unfortunately, as you’ll see below, even strapping young men under the age of 40 are not immune (19 second mark).

It’s all in your head, Saints Assistant Defensive Line coach Travis Jones. Next time, just relax, and let things take their course. Oh, and many thanks to Garrett Hartley…

Travis Jones played his college ball (and pretty well) and the University of Georgia back in the early 90’s (tough times for the Dawgs, eh?). After a very brief stint in the pros as a player, he eventually left his coaching mark as a DL coach and recruiting coordinator for some very good LSU Tigers teams. He’s been an NFL coach since 2004.

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Glory Holes Rampant on LSU’s Campus

September 2, 2010


As if LSU officials,Glory Holes Rampant on LSU's campus staff, and faithful didn’t have enough on their hands with preparing for this weekend’s college football opener against UNC, it now appears that combating the blight of “Glory Holes” has been added to the University’s agenda.

Glory Holes — as defined in an article in LSU’s Daily Reveille — are holes “carved in the partitions of bathroom stalls, [and] are typically used for anonymous oral sex between men who insert their genitals into the hole.”

LSU custodial engineers have apparently battled this “recurring problem” by placing steel plates over the holes. Nevertheless, some students keep plugging away, going as far as alerting certain internet based communities — such as “CrusingForSex.com” — when counter efforts have led to a hole becoming “active” again.

Now, while it may not be particularly surprising a problem like this exists in a town that literally translates as “Red Stick,” one has to think this serves as quite a distraction. Hard to imagine what it must be like to grace the community throne in one’s dormitory, only to be greeted by one or more, 2 to 3 inch holes staring back at you on either side of the stall.

Having to wonder what ominous presence may be lurking on the other side only exacerbates things, of course. Frightful, to say the least.

LSU fans smell like corndogsOf course, given LSU’s affinity for corn dogs, perhaps these glory holes are simply some ritualistic vehicle for transfer —  a means for like-minded fans to share a common interest and passion during one of life’s more intimate, albeit  routine, moments.

Either way, as the Tigers prepare for an entirely different type of problem “Hole” in Atlanta on Saturday, I suppose we can only hope that this Glory Hole issue doesn’t raise its ugly head in any of the Georgia Dome’s stalls.

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LSU Makes Les Miles the Richest Coach in the SEC. . .By $1,000

March 15, 2008

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Tigers, Miles set NCAA record for biggest raise after a 2 loss season.  Seriously, it’s time for a change, folks…

Les Miles, allergic to Gatorade, gets the Victory Shower after winning the 2007 BCS Title


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