What is a dyed-in-the-wool Alabama fan doing touting a football game between the LSU Tigers and the Ole Miss Rebels?
My dear friend Diogenes has a broken heart following the death of her friend and former business partner Allen Toussaint.
Toussaint, the gentlemanly Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songwriter, producer, pianist and singer whose career spanned decades, passed away of a heart attack shortly after performing in Madrid, Spain. He died doing what he loved—spreading the gift of New Orleans music around the globe.
As Diogenes prepared to say her final goodbye to her friend, she requested I post what she had intended put up at her place about her beloved Tigers. It is my great honor to do that for her.
LSU @ Ole 'Missy—What started out as a promising season for the young Tigers is all but lost after last week’s loss to Oliver Hardy and an Arkansas team with a fraction of the talent. The attempt to confuse the Hogs with an unfamiliar split offense instead of dancing with the one that brung ya, did nothing but confuse them. I don't blame the players; their youth and expectations seem to have caught up to them.
What was expected by everyone to be a successful 10-2 season for the Tigers became blown up in the sports media into a No. 2 ranking they were never worthy of. Hopefully the Tigers can take a deep breath and get back to playing at the level they're capable of or they'll be playing the Fighting Nuns of St. Mary's in the “99 Cent Bowl” next month.
Diogenes’ Prediction: Tigers by 6
Charleston Southern @ Alabama—After convincingly silencing those @#$& cow bells of Starkville last week, my advice to Nick Saban is just play the second string and save their energy for Auburn…Oh wait…the entire team is first string!
Diogenes’ Prediction: Bama by 45
TCU @ Oklahoma—This week TCU goes to Norman, Oklahoma to face the Sooners who laid waste to Baylor in their own house last week. This week the Froggys meet the same fate and become roadkill as the Sooners continue their march toward a chance at a playoff berth.
Diogenes’ Prediction: Here Comes Big Red - Sooners by 13
LAST WEEK: Once again I put the “Expert Sports Monkeys” in the weeds by correctly calling the upset of the
overratedundefeated Baylor Bears at the hands of the Oklahoma Sooners last week and correctly called the Alabama/ Miss State game, but missed on the LSU/Arky game leaving me at 2-1 for the week.
Diogenes’ Picks YTD - 19-5
Diogenes, we know the Good Lord will place His Hand upon your shoulder and give you comfort in the middle hour of your grief. Stay strong, take care and know that we love you dearly.
If you’d like to say a few words to Diogenes, you can do so by visiting her tribute to the great Mr. Toussaint here. I know she’d love to hear from you.