Y’all boys ain’t ready to get lost in cross fire.
It’s hard to say where the bad blood between LSU and Florida began.
Was it LSU spoiling Florida’s then-perfect season in 1997? Or Florida returning the favor in 2003? Was it the jump pass or 5/5 on fourth downs? Was it the litany of fake field goals the Tigers ran against the Gators or LSU students acquiring Tebow’s phone number?
Whatever it was, all we know it that it has been at a tipping point for quite some time. The hurricane debacle only pushed everything over the edge.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but misery loves company and these two teams have probably been chained up together for too long. Hate has seeped into every crevasse of this rivalry, to a nearly toxic point.
And it’s not just the fans, the players feel it too. The intensity in the stands is matched on the field. This is going to be mean, nasty, tough, and borderline violent.
I’m not sure what more you could want for a Saturday night in Death Valley
After the Hurricane incident, this series hasn’t been kind to LSU. Derrius Guice ran the wrong way on what should have been the walk-off and the following year the Tigers needed a missed extra point to avoid overtime. Last year, Dan Mullen’s first year, a Joe Burrow pick six on his first collegiate interception sealed another LSU loss in the Swamp.
This probably isn’t the type of game LSU can hang 50 points in. It will likely be the Tigers’ lowest scoring game this season, and that’s fine.
But it’s time for the Tigers to re-impose their will and play up the the lofty standards they have established. If LSU really is the better team, then it’s time to show it.
This is a top 10 game at night in Death Valley against a hated rival. It’s time to remind people just who LSU is and why the last thing you want is to be in Baton Rouge when the sun goes down.
You all alone in these streets, cousin.
Every man for they self in this land we be gunnin’
And keep them shook crews runnin’, like they supposed to
They come around, but they never come close to.
I can see it inside your face, you’re in the wrong place
Cowards like you just get they whole body laced up.