(I am Killmonger)
No one’s perfect,
but no one’s worthless.
We ain’t deserving of everything heaven and Earth it,
but the word is good.
(This is my home)
It’s funny how college football works. LSU travels to Auburn in early September and plays terribly and leaves with a top-10 upset. A month later they go to the Swamp to play a worse team, play much better, and still lose.
It was a disheartening loss, but there is good news to the result: it’s largely inconsequential. Everything is still on the table for LSU. Yes, even that. As much as a loss hurts, it was a tight road loss in the Swamp. If LSU wins out, the course will correct itself and the Tigers will have the most undeniable resume of any team left standing after November.
The only thing worse than a loss is a loss you don’t learn a lesson from.
Turn on the gang, that’s just something that I can’t do
It won’t be easy. That shouldn’t be surprising, because it is literally never easy.
LSU has to beat four teams inside the S&P+ top 17, including the #1 and #3 team, and they have to do it in a little over one month.
That’s what we live for isn’t it? The gauntlet has been thrown down, and it’s LSU’s job to run it. This is the challenge we chase, this is the basis of everything we watch sports for. You want to hit a walk-off grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the 9th? You have to get people on base first. You either do or you don’t, there is no more apologizing for sloppy wins or wondering why you’re not getting any more credit than you’re currently receiving. You want credit? Earn it. You want wins? Earn it. You want a championship? Earn. It.
Don’t worry about #1, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. For now just focus on #3.
This the jungle, so have the utmost.
Full of nutzos, and we nuts so.
It’s where I’m from bro,
We grow up fast and roll up slow.
In this series, I have stated that the 2001 Arkansas game was the first football game I had explicit memories of. It took until 2003 for me to really get hooked into LSU football, however. Up until that point, I rooted for LSU because it’s what my parents and my friends did. I had no real connection to the school outside of that, like most young kids at 10.
But the Georgia game hooked me. You know what I’m about to bring up because it has become ingrained in the lore of LSU football and Tiger Stadium. After Georgia tied the game at 10 with 4:45 left, LSU’s student section began an L-S-U chant that echoed through the stadium. It was a “never say die” type deal and instead of having the air taken out from under them, LSU fans fought back with optimism. They willed themselves back into the game, and sure enough the team did the same with a 34-yard pass from Matt Mauck to Skyler Green.
That’s the energy Death Valley needs to have tomorrow. Make no mistake, it’s going to be a war. Georgia will get theirs, hopefully LSU does the same. Stay in it, give them no quarter or respite, nothing but a full 60 minutes of hell. Nobody believes that Death Valley is simply Tiger Stadium in the day. Prove them wrong.
Take care of what you can and let the team feed off of that. If you want to see LSU run through the gauntlet, do your part in helping that.
We shooting first on our turf,
Pay us our proper respect.
You pray for your god and take in the perverse,
He sent the worst of the worst.
Every damn human disperse,
We put em all in a hearse.
We put em all under the earth.
We are the savages ravaging hell.