The constant “Tiger bait” chants are annoying no doubt, as was the booing of quarterback Jordan Jefferson last season, not to mention the fans calling for Coach Les Miles’ head: 10-2? 9-3? Sorry, not good enough.
The aforementioned, however, had little to do with earning a spot on GQ magazine’s list of worst fans. Below is what really helped LSU faithful make the cut:
For a story on how hostile LSU tailgaters were to opposing fans, female staffers from the university’s student newspaper roamed their school’s notorious daylong drinkathon disguised in Alabama gear. “We were groped and squeezed by just about every guy we interviewed,” they reported. “The women called us ‘bitches’ and the men called us ‘cunts.’” Anything else? “The amount of times we were spit on also struck a nerve.”
And who could forget that proud 2005 moment when Tiger fans threw beer bottles at Tennessee’s team bus, cracking windows.
But believe it or not, that’s not as bad as sports fans get. LSU was No. 10; the City of Brotherly Love was both 1 and 2. Read more here.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.