Well, the weekend was quite a gift for us Louisiana football fans. Lord knows how LSU walked out of Sun Devil stadium with a win, and who would have thought, despite a 3rd and 4th quarter lull, that the Saints would look so good
in their opener against the highly touted Panthers? The Saints surely
earned their win, but the Tigers were moreso given theirs, while leaving
some huge questions about the capabilities of their pass defense. Jimmy
Ott has an interesting article on a scary ‘history repeating’ scenario in regards to defense over at TigerSportsBlog.com. Let’s hope that he’s wrong.
On another football note, it was decided today that Baton Rouge will play host to 4 Saints games,
including the Miami game, which will see Nick Saban back within the
confines of Tiger Stadium. Blythe and Steve, along with Joe and Clark,
were over for brunch yesterday and we were trying to imagine how the
crowd will greet Nick. Since he didn’t leave for another college, the
boos might not be so pointed, but we agreed there will probably be some
‘ceremonial’ booing. I mainly hope that some of that patented Saints
voodoo, thankfully absent yesterday, doesn’t take up residence in Tiger
Stadium and afflict the Tigers while they are sharing the same field.
At the same time, maybe the Tigers will pick up some NFL-quality
defensive pointers somewhere along the way. Either way, it’s live NFL
football 2 miles from my house. I’ll take it.
Things continue to normalize around here, though the traffic coming
home from work is pretty nuts, and looks to be so for a while. I think
I’ve finally found a route that gets me home in just over 30 minutes,
down from over an hour. It used to just take 15.
I spent all of last week putting together the TigerSportsBlog.com
site referenced above for work. It’s the first site that I’ve been able
to do from start to finish (not the visual work, that was done for me,
I’m nowhere near that good) since being with K-fx2 and it was a fun one
to work on, since I’m a Tiger sports junky. It is about as close to
fully standards compliant as I’ve ever gotten a site. The only real
hang up I have with it is that all the blog functionality is run by
Movable Type. This was my first time working with it and I have to say
that I’m not a very big fan at all and am a bit miffed at how it ended
up being such a popular piece of software. But what the client wants,
the client gets, I guess.
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