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  1. Anyone Going to LSU game?

    I have been to more Auburn/LSU games than I can count, as I am an alumnus of both schools. It's my absolute favorite game every season. I wanted to give some suggestions for Auburn fans making the trip from the perspective of a dual Tiger who lived in Baton Rouge for several years. Hopefully this is helpful to those who are making the trip for the first time or looking for new things to do on a return trip. Hotels It's probably too late for this, but I thought I'd share just in case you're still looking for a place to stay on the off chance there's any availability. Any of the hotels off of the College Dr. exit (Corporate Blvd. & Constitution Ave.) are good. Any of the downtown hotels will be too--especially if you're looking to be able to walk to and from the 3rd St. bars. Those are pretty much as close as you can get to campus. The hotels off Essen and Bluebonnet are fine too, but they're farther from campus and any fun nightlife. I don't recommend going any farther north or east due to distance, convenience, and/or safety. If you can't find anything there, NOLA or Hammond area are your best bets. Food, Drinks, & Fun Baton Rouge has some good restaurants and fun bars. Unfortunately they are rarely located within walking distance of each other and are almost never within walking distance from your hotel. A non-exhaustive list of restaurant recommendations includes Chimes, Parrain's, Chelsea's, George's, Sammy’s, and Bistro Byronz. For non-cajun/creole cuisine, I’d recommend City Pork or The Rum House. I also highly recommend Mason’s (or Chimes) for brunch on Sunday. As far as bar recommendations go, it depends on what you're looking for. The 3rd St. bars are fun and have a nice variety of options and are good for bar hopping. Tigerland and Bogie’s might be appealing if you're college aged or not too far removed. There are also random bars elsewhere in the city that are cool like The Bulldog, Olive or Twist, and Radio Bar. Bars within short walking distance to campus include Chimes, Walk-Ons, and Tigerland. Downtown Baton Rouge holds a free concert from 5-8 on Friday in the park behind the Old State Capitol as a part of the Live After Five concert series. They sell food and beverages there, and it is adjacent to 3rd Street where the bars are downtown. If haunted houses are your thing, 13th Gate is one of the best (ranked #2 in the country this year) and it is located downtown as well. Game Day Get to campus early as the parking situation is terrible and fills up quickly. They recently changed the parking rules. You can no longer park on the streets and essentially all of the on-campus lots are paid with the exception of the Old Front Nine, Hart, and Parker Coliseum lots which all fill up by 9 or 10ish for big games and the Levee & Hayfield lots which fill up not too much later. Some of the lots behind the law school and around the lab school are also free. There are also a couple lots on the perimeter of campus that aren't paid but they're a bit of a hike. There are also several places that you can pay on campus without a parking pass. This is a good option if you want convenient parking and spending that money isn't an issue for you. Post-game traffic is all contraflow and is absolutely terrible, so if you have a tailgate to go back to after the game and let time pass then do it. Basically, if you're parked south of the stadium you will be forced to leave south, and similarly if you're parked to the north. Here's a parking map to help give you an idea: As many have already said in the thread, tailgating at LSU is an absolute blast. LSU fans love having a good time with each other and with visiting fans. Yes, you'll be tiger baited (even though it's not exactly logical when Auburn and LSU play). It's just an LSU tradition. Smile and wave and you will likely be offered food and drinks. LSU fans will also make comments about the shakers (but will call them "pom-poms"). No need to be upset here, either. LSU doesn't use shakers so the fans think it's weird. Smile and wave and you will likely be offered food and drinks. Outside of that, you should not have any problems unless you actively try to find them and/or create them. Just like every fan base, there are duds. Ignore them and interact with the 99% of LSU fans who just want to have a good time with you. I've always had a great experience as an Auburn fan in Baton Rouge and I've never witnessed anything other than incessant tiger baiting and other harmless taunts in my years as a season ticket holder at LSU (even when LSU lost the game). If you go to Baton Rouge looking to have fun, you're going to have a blast. Don't engage with the duds. There will be a plethora of fans who would love to tailgate and have a good time with you. Converse about the mutual hatred for Alabama and you're almost guaranteed to leave with a full belly and as much booze as you would like. LSU has one of the prettiest campuses in the SEC so take some time to just walk around and enjoy it. People tailgate everywhere, but places of interest (depending on your age and what you're looking for) include the Parade Ground and the Old Front Nine. Tiger Walk is always located at gates 11 & 12 on the southeast corner of the stadium about two hours before kickoff. After that’s over, I recommend walking to the north side of the stadium to watch the Tiger Band march down the hill. Try to be in the stadium no less than 30 minutes before kickoff to ensure you see all of LSU’s pregame traditions like Callin’ Baton Rouge, Louisiana Saturday Night, and pregame. Death Valley is one of the best gameday atmospheres in the country, especially at night. Unfortunately it’s a 2:30 kickoff and will be hotter than hell, but it should still be a good time. Hope this is helpful. War Eagle and Geaux Tigers!
  2. Auburn with shot at Sugar Bowl

    They dropped then #13 LSU eleven spots after losing to #1 Alabama. That game was more competitive and they lost by a smaller margin than what happened today. It's far from inconceivable.
  3. LSU v Ole Miss

    LSU won the SEC four years ago...
  4. For Those Making the Trip to Baton Rouge

    I find it interesting that you act as if people who say the LSU fanbase as a whole isn't bad are off base and wrong. Meanwhile, you are projecting your own particular bad experience from nearly 25 years ago onto the entire present-day fanbase. I admitted there are certainly duds--Auburn has them too. But to imply that the handful of people who put a bad taste in your mouth that long ago invalidates any positive things other people have to say about LSU fans is complete lunacy.For what it's worth, I've always had a great experience as an Auburn fan in Baton Rouge and I've never witnessed anything other than incessant tiger baiting and other harmless taunts in my years as a season ticket holder at LSU (even when LSU lost the game). If you go to Baton Rouge looking to have fun, you're going to have a blast. Don't engage with the duds. There will be a plethora of fans who would love to tailgate and have a good time with you. Pro Tip: Converse about the shared hatred for Alabama. It's a near guarantee you'll end up with a full belly and plenty of booze.
  5. For Those Making the Trip to Baton Rouge

    A couple additions to my previous post with events that may be of interest to some: Downtown Baton Rouge holds a free concert from 5-8 on Friday in the park behind the Old State Capitol as a part of the Live After Five concert series. The band this week is a country band called "The Gillis Silo." They sell food and beverages there, and it is adjacent to 3rd Street where the bars are downtown. I don't know anything about this particular band, but the event is a good time and the weather should be great for it. Fred's in Tigerland has Free Drink Friday from 7-9. A $10 cover gets you all you can drink during that period, top shelf included. 17th Floor is performing there afterwards at 10.
  6. Auburn vs LSU Score Prediction

    FIFYUnless a different team shows up or JJ returns to 2014 Arkansas game form, I don't think this ends well for Auburn.
  7. I have been to more Auburn/LSU games than I can count, as I am an alumnus of both schools. It's my absolute favorite weekend every year. I wanted to give some suggestions for Auburn fans making the trip from the perspective of dual Tiger who lived in Baton Rouge for several years. Hopefully this is helpful to those who are making the trip for the first time or looking for new things to do on a return trip. Hotels It's probably too late for this, but I thought I'd share just in case you're still looking for a place to stay on the off chance there's any availability. Any of the hotels off of the College Dr. exit (Corporate Blvd. & Constitution Ave.) are good. Any of the downtown hotels will be too--especially if you're looking to be able to walk to and from the 3rd St. bars. Those are pretty much as close as you can get to campus. The hotels off Essen and Bluebonnet are fine too, but they're farther from campus and any fun nightlife. I don't recommend going any farther north or east due to distance, convenience, and/or safety. If you can't find anything there, NOLA or Hammond area are your best bets. Food & Drinks Baton Rouge has some good restaurants and fun bars. Unfortunately they are rarely located within walking distance of each other and are almost never within walking distance from your hotel. A non-exhaustive list of restaurant recommendations includes Chimes, Parrain's, Chelsea's, George's, Sammy’s, and Bistro Byronz. For non-cajun/creole cuisine, I’d recommend City Pork or The Rum House. I also highly recommend Mason’s (or Chimes) for brunch on Sunday. As far as bar recommendations go, it depends on what you're looking for. The 3rd St. bars are fun and have a nice variety of options and are good for bar hopping. Tigerland and Bogie’s might be appealing if you're college aged or not too far removed. There are also random bars elsewhere in the city that are cool like The Bulldog, Olive or Twist, and Radio Bar. Bars within short walking distance to campus include Chimes, Walk-Ons, and Tigerland. Game Day Get to campus early as the parking situation is terrible and fills up quickly. They've changed the rules since the last time Auburn played in BR. You can no longer park on the streets and essentially all of the on-campus lots are paid with the exception of the Old Front Nine, Hart, and Parker Coliseum lots which all fill up by 9ish for big games and the Levee & Hayfield lots which fill up not that much later. Some of the lots behind the law school and around the lab school are also free. There are also a couple lots on the perimeter of campus that aren't paid but they're a bit of a hike. There are also several places that you can pay on campus without a parking pass. This is a good option if you want convenient parking and spending that money isn't an issue for you. Post-game traffic is all contraflow and is absolutely terrible, so if you have a tailgate to go back to after the game and let time pass then do it. Basically, if you're parked south of the stadium you will be forced to leave south, and similarly if you're parked to the north. Here's a parking map to help give you an idea: Tailgating at LSU is an absolute blast. The horror stories that circulate about LSU fans are from babies. Yes, you'll be tiger baited (even though it's not exactly logical when Auburn and LSU play). It's just an LSU tradition. Smile and wave and you will likely be offered food and drinks. LSU fans will also make comments about the shakers (but will call them "pom-poms"). No need to be upset here, either. LSU doesn't use shakers so the fans think it's weird. Smile and wave and you will likely be offered food and drinks. Outside of that, you should not have any problems unless you actively try to find them and/or create them. Just like every fan base, there are duds (typically a subset of the student population and some of the sidewalk fans). Ignore them and interact with the 99% of LSU fans who just want to have a good time with you. LSU has one of the prettiest campuses in the SEC so take some time to just walk around and enjoy it. People tailgate everywhere, but places of interest (depending on your age and what you're looking for) include the Parade Ground and the Old Front Nine. Tiger Walk is always located at gates 11 & 12 on the southeast corner of the stadium about two hours before kickoff. After that’s over, I recommend walking to the north side of the stadium to watch the Tiger Band march down the hill. Try to be in the stadium no less than 40 minutes before kickoff to ensure you see all of LSU’s pregame traditions like Mike (even though he didn’t want to get in his cage for any games last year…), Callin’ Baton Rouge, Louisiana Saturday Night, and pregame. Death Valley is one of the best gameday atmospheres in the country, especially at night. Unfortunately it’s a 2:30 kickoff and will be hotter than hell, but it should still be a good time. Hope this helps, and I look forward to seeing everyone there!
  8. Pregame Sights & Sounds - Jacksonville State

    Agree with everything you said. I was on the Fire JJ wagon for a little while. Very glad he is proving me wrong. At this point if everything else he does fails, he has atleast shown himself to be upstanding and an overall decent and caring person. That is someone I now proudly stand with and give full support. The effect on these kids lives could be incalculable. Most have never left Chicago, which is a very rough town. Now they have seen what a good friendly place looks like and may strive harder to achieve their own success. It can be a small effort by someone never foreseen that can make the biggest impact. A big War Eagle to JJ, Bo, Aubie and those kids and their teacher. This. I have been so proud of Auburn throughout this whole process. The Auburn spirit transcends athletics, and it is so incredible to see the entire athletic department epitomize that through what they are doing for and with these kids.
  9. How do I get in touch with Aubie?

    If you're looking to have him attend an event, go to his website: http://www.auburn.edu/student_info/student_life/aubie/
  10. Jindal rips Trump

    You must not live in Louisiana... The vast majority of the state hates him because of how terrible he was.
  11. Carl Lawson on Crutches ...

    Has this been announced by the team, or is this speculation? Nothing official so its either inside info or speculation. Honestly, I'd rather him sit out. We shouldn't need him tomorrow and the extra time will only help.
  12. Just how bad is Texas football?

    I'd be very surprised to see that happen now. They had their chance. Agreed. It's not impossible, but it's definitely not likely. I would absolutely LOVE IT if it did though!
  13. The Annual Prediction That Saban is Leaving

    This is the only reason I think he'd leave Bama. To be able to say he brought another program "back."
  14. Chicago's Schmid Scholars arrive at AU

    People have been posting several pictures in the preface sights and sounds thread. If you have Periscope, they have also done a couple streams of the kids. It's very cool to watch. I'm hoping Auburn releases a video recap of their time on the Plains soon!
  15. Chicago's Schmid Scholars arrive at AU

    It's not only about the game experience. Auburn is doing an incredible job of also showcasing the academics side of things to emphasize the importance of education. I'm very impressed with the way our athletics department is handling this.