bsilva1

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  1. If Tulane had a competitive football program, students would go to the games. Tulane's strenuous academic standards aren't keeping them out of the Dome. It isn't even a top 50 school. The only justification for tearing down Gormley would be to get rid of the track and move the seats closer to the field. I don't think Tulane wants to pay to start from scratch. That is why Gormley is their best option. You know the stadium they are in is too big when they play LSU and still can't sell the game out.
  2. Architecture? Never kept me from a game in Tiger Stadium. Better excuses: 11:00 am kickoff, Superdome, Tulane, it is on TV anyway.
  3. Tulane's best option is to renovate Gormley and play there. Tailgating is great in City Park. It is still a little ways from campus, but I am sure the neighborhood would embrace the team and fill up the stadium every Saturday. Once the stadium starts filling up every week, the students will want in. TU just needs to get out of the dome. The only benefit I could see is recruiting to play in that stadium, but it obviously isn't working.
  4. Comparing Tulane to those schools is a stretch to say the least. Rice, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Duke are top 15 schools. U.S. News has Tulane ranked behind schools like Syracuse, Florida, Penn State, Texas, Washington, Illinois, Wisconsin, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, USC, North Carolina, Michigan, UCLA, Virginia, Cal and Notre Dame. Those schools don't have trouble recruiting enough to compete on a national level. Tulane's problem is lack of money. They have a terrible endowment because of a large out of state student body and alumni base. Football carries almost all athletic budgets, but Tulane sees nothing because they play off campus in an oversized indoor arena not condusive to college football/tailgating/etc. As a result, Tulane has horrible fan support and basically no major donors.
  5. Here are 2 of my favorite college baseball logos. These hat logos don't have any borders or anything to make it seem like more is going on than really is.
  6. I did it by hand/eye in Photoshop.
  7. I think the blocks of yellow are just a result of the ability of the stitching machines. Miss St has that logo where the right leg of the M connects with the left leg of the U and the S is intertwined in that connection. You can't really do that with an L and a U. Overlapping letters would make it difficult to read, I think. The goal was to bring the L lower and U higher to make the general dimensions more of a square rather than a vertical rectangle.
  8. Come down off your soap box BallWonk. LSU wasn't playing dress up. The jerseys are now being auctioned off with the proceeds going to various military support funds. Some of the jerseys will be shipped to troops overseas. Russell made a t-shirt version of the jersey and those were sold for $11 at the game with the proceeds going to the same charities. Military personnel were admitted for $4 (half price). I doubt San Diego wears those uniforms for the heck of it either.
  9. At least we finally won. 9th jersey of the year for the Tigers...
  10. Follow up to a previous thread...this is what LSU is working with this year. They have only worn the home whites so far (since they open with 19 straight home games).
  11. Vanderbilt's is the best. The school that should ditch its current look for the throwback is Ole Miss. Maybe Auburn too. Much better than what they have now with the oversized, oversized numbers.
  12. Thanks for the C&C. What differentiates a devil's fork from a trident?
  13. This is what they currently have... This is what I came up with. The fork is a derivitive of the fleur de lis. Natchitoches, LA was founded by the French in 1714 (first settlement in the LA Purchase). Natchitoches is in the bible belt, so NW ST chooses not to use any representation of a demon. The fork is about as far as it can go. I updated the purple too. ...C&C...
  14. Yeah I am pretty sure this is the first year LSU has had Russell. The jerseys they sell in the gift shop are exact replicas made by Nike, which is strange. Most college teams have at least 3 road uniforms because it is impractical for them to wash uniforms on the road (playing 3 games in 3 days). It is also a quick turnaround even at home from Friday nights to Saturday afternoons so most have at least 2 home uniforms. In regionals they can play 5 or 6 games in 3 days so variety becomes even more necessary. Schools like Stanford might have 2 sets of the same uniform, but most others elect to have them all different.
  15. They will have 8 different jerseys and all will be relics of the championship days in the 90s. I guess if you can't play like it anymore, you might as well look like it. LINK to article Basically, no more... or or and more... ..and others of the 1991 (grey with interlocking LSU on the left chest), 1993 (white pinstripes with Tigers across chest) and 1997 (purple jerseys like the gold). I hate the vests and LSU rarely wore them with Bertman, but our coach now is fat and loves them apparantly.
  16. Tempest, I like the font, but the old tiger face will have to stay. As for the Tulane fans...LSU is more concerned with comparing themselves to UGA, UF, UT, Bama, etc. Tulane/LSU has only mattered in baseball. Tulane has gotten up for a few midweek games lately, but LSU is something like 9-2 versus Tulane in the postseason (and overall it is 50/50 the last 10 or so years). LSU sent Tulane packing 4 or 5 times in regional play, but all they remember is a bunch of midweek games and 2001. Selective memory is what they live off of at Tulane (I was waiting for the '98 football reference, and you came through for me. Thanks). The rivalry doesn't exist anymore in football (or basketball). LSU consistantly drills Tulane in hoops and what was it, 42-0 at the half the last time we played in football? Come on. Noone cares about Tulane anymore.
  17. tulanebc- LSU was a powerhouse in the 50s, 70s, late 80s and present day. The only time LSU has struggled was between 91-94 and 98-99. Few programs have consistantly stayed among the national elite, and LSU is no different. Wins don't even consitute tradition at LSU. Most of what the people take pride in are "off the field"...tailgating, Tiger Stadium, the Golden Band from Tigerland/Golden Girls, Mike, the eye, white jerseys, night games, etc. LSU has done a good job of updating the image of the athletic program/university while keeping the LSU experience the same as it was generations ago. That is tradition. It is sad when Tulane fans will watch LSU hoping they lose before they watch Tulane hoping they win.....
  18. The LSU on our helmet does look like electrical tape, but it has been that way for over 30 years so tradition and nostalgia takes over at some point. I think the white helmet looked good, but 80% of the people in Baton Rouge can't stand it. Anytime there is talk of change, fan pressure smothers it quickly (Over the summer they were talking about changing the tiger head like you suggested as well as changing the LSU to the geaux font.) LSU will never change and if they do, whoever initiates it will be run out of town in no time and order will be restored (guaranteed). Anyone who has seen LSU in person knows they have nailed that uniform perfectly. The color of the helmets/pants doesn't come across as good on TV, but it is awesome in person. Gold (yellow/orange) is here to stay.
  19. Jungle Jim, you should be thanking Nike for not outfitting the Big Baby in a pair of nut huggers with floppy socks. BRice, UT has to have a white and an orange retro since all teams will be required to go retro at the SECT. This season LSU has white, gold and purple current and gold and white retro.
  20. Nice!!! FWIW, it looks like Georgia went all the way back to 1995 for their throwbacks. Who paid for these uniforms? The SEC? If they are wearing them at the SECT, each school must have 2 sets (I know LSU has white and gold).
  21. Can you post the picture of Tyrus Thomas wearing the striped socks? I can only get the flash version of the photo gallery to come up and can't save the picture (and I don't know how to "print screen" on a mac).
  22. FofATL, this thread is basically finding the worst of the worst. There are several schools with really nice uniforms. Stanford is one. Here are a few others... best I could find of Ole Miss.
  23. I had a picture of the Tulane expos hat with West Virginia football jersey style striping or whatever down the sides. Here it is... Several teams have the UCLA style striping over the shoulders. These are bad too...