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We would be making a grave mistake if we failed to celebrate some former Tigers getting new rings. The San Fransisco Giants completed a sweep of Detroit Sunday night to win the World Series in a fashion all too familiar to LSU fans. Ryan Theriot scored the winning run in the top of the 10th off of a single to center by
Brad Cresse Marco Scutaro, and it looked like this
Which looked awfully familiar to LSU fans (skip to 7:10 mark)
Fellow Tiger Brian Wilson, sidelined all year with injury rehab, was still with the team, doing things that only Brian Wilson and his beard understand.
A great night for both of them, and I'd imagine we'll see one or both of them back on campus this Saturday. You can read more coverage of the World Series at the SB Nation main site or enjoy the victory with our blog bros over at McCovey Chronicles.
The Tyrann Mathieu/Jordan Jefferson drug bust story took another turn yesterday as Jefferson, who was still out on bond from the Shady's incident at the time of the bust (yes, even more than a year later that matter has not been resolved) has been ordered back to jail by the judge from that original bond. Jefferson turned himself in yesterday afternoon.
ESPN was all over campus for an Inside The Program feature yesterday, I've posted all the available videos from it down below.
The Advocate has a fascinating story this week about the history behind the "Eye of the Tiger" logo that has risen to prominence on LSU apparel and gear.
Vandy's kicker is ONE BAD MUTHA.
Chad Jones (WOOOOO!) is still working on his rehab to return to the NFL, but Paul Mainieri believes he might end up in pro baseball after all.
Baseball fall ball is in full swing. They will be without Joe Broussard, who had elbow surgery after his time at the Cape last summer and has already started rehab. In game 1 of the intra-squad series, both starters Ryan Eades and Aaron Nola looked good, but the Purple team's relief pitching Will LaMarche was the downfall as a 1-1 tie turned into a 5-1 rally in the 6th. The series continues Thursday and Friday in the afternoons and is open to the public.
In national college baseball news, LSU's incoming class was ranked 14th overall by Baseball America with Vandy coming in at #1 overall. Vandy's going to need some good arms, as their long time pitching coach Derek Johnson, one of the most respected coaches at that position, has left to take the job of pitching coordinator for the entire Cubs minor league operation.
Basketball season is nearly upon us, with the team hosting a free exhibition game against Arkansas-Monticello this coming Monday night at 7pm. The conference media has picked LSU to finish 11th, ahead of only Auburn, South Carolina, and what will be an abysmal Miss St. You may have heard that long time walk-on Andrew "the tuba player" Del Piero was put on scholarship this year, an opportunity he plans to make the most of. At the start of the NBA season there are 6 Tigers on league rosters and Dr. Shaq has returned for another season at the analyst desk with Turner.
Sports Illustrated recently had a detailed look back at one of the greatest college basketball games ever played: LSU 148 - Loyola 141, 2/3/90
Lolo Jones was among a select group of US track and field athletes invited by the US bobsled team to tryout as a push athlete. Jones originally went for the opportunity to get away from hurdling for a weekend, but now she's got a real shot at making the winter olympics. Jones was one of 6 pushers who made the US women's team roster and she'll be competing over the next few weeks for one of the push spots on the 3 sleds the US will put into international competition. If she makes a sled, she'll spend the winter competing in world championships and qualifying events in the leadup to the 2014 games.
"Winning" the GIF Duel doesn't mean GBH's cuppycup was going to take any time off. His latest work: Trick-or-treaters of the SEC.
Life is tough if you're an independent football program not named Notre Dame. Take BYU, for example, who is struggling to fill their 2013 schedule and is running out of time.
As if things could get any worse for Idaho, their starting QB Dominique Blackman, who passed for 174 yds and 2 TDs against LSU, was kicked off the team this week for failing multiple drug tests.
During the bye week, DC John Chavis met with Tennessee booster clubs to urge support for the embattled Derek Dooley.
If you've ever wondered what the life of an SEC official was like, one of the conference PR guys spent a weekend with the crew that called the Auburn @ Vandy game.
Tulane's student paper is suing the school to get access to the attendance statistics for Tulane football, under suspicion that Tulane is trying to build a stadium for a capacity it cannot realistically achieve. In related news, the official name of the proposed stadium will be revealed in a press conference set for Thursday. Many rumors point to it being named after Saints/Hornets owner Tom Benson, who has reportedly donated a considerable sum towards it's construction.
The time of prohibition is at an end as EBR Parish has voted to repeal it's Sunday blue laws. Tigerland on a Sunday wont ever be the same.
SB Nation's Longform section had a great piece recently on the life of modern NFL linemen adjusting to retirement. It's worth your time.