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Super Bowl 50: Open Thread

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If you're out to enjoy the Superb Owl, come chat it up with your fellow Tigers rightchea!

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If you're like me, this is probably the most "meh" you've ever been about the Super Bowl -- although I find myself feeling that way towards the NFL more and more with each year.

Stll, there is something of an LSU rooting interest in Trai Turner starting for the Panthers. Although you have to root for Cam Newton in the process.

From LSU's release:

BATON ROUGE - Former LSU standout offensive lineman Trai Turner will look to become the 32nd Tiger to win a Super Bowl title when he lines up for the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Kickoff for Sunday's game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT on CBS.

Turner, a two-year starter at LSU in 2012-13, is in second year with the Panthers. Turner, who was named to the Pro Bowl this year, has started all 18 games this year at offensive guard for the 17-1 Panthers.

In two years at LSU, Turner played in 25 games for the Tigers, starting 20 times. He helped LSU to a pair of 10-3 records in 2012 and 2013. The New Orleans product (St. Augustine School) was selected in the third round by the Panthers in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Turner's appearance in Sunday's Super Bowl extends the streak of former Tigers playing in the game to 15 straight years, the longest streak in the Southeastern Conference.

Former LSU wide receiver and graduate assistant coach Tyke Tolbert is also part of the Super Bowl, serving as the wide receivers coach for the Denver Broncos. Tolbert is in his fifth season with the Broncos and 13th overall in the NFL. Tolbert, who earned both his undergraduate and Master's degree from LSU, will be coaching in the Super Bowl for the second time.

LSU has had 31 former players win 40 Super Bowl rings with Kevin Faulk leading the way with three Super Bowl titles, all coming with the New England Patriots. Seven former Tigers have won two Super Bowl rings - Rohan Davey (Patriots), Randall Gay (Patriots and Saints), Jarvis Green (Patriots), Tory James (Broncos), Booger McFarland (Buccaneers, Colts), and Corey Webster (Giants).

LSU has had at least one player take the field in 37 of the 49 Super Bowls with Jimmy Taylor (Packers) and Johnny Robinson (Chiefs) being the first two Tigers to play in the game when Super Bowl I was played in January of 1967.

Maybe this year will reverse the trend of the commercials stinking it up as well?