Sunday, September 13, 2009

It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium?

As I said yesterday, me and the boy went to our first LSU football game together. He used to go all the time when he was growing up, and I'd been to a few games when I first moved to Louisiana, but this was the first time we actually went with eachother.

It had been raining most of the day, but by the time we started heading to the game the rain had let up. I was crossing my fingers that it would stay that way, but the boy figured we might be safe and pick up ponchos on the way there. We wound up having to park around 2 miles away from the stadium, at least according to the Boy it was 2 miles, to my legs it felt much much longer. And then once we got to the actual stadium we had to walk ALL the way up to our seats. Yes, we were all the way at the top. There were actually only 3 rows behind us. Which did mean we had a good view.
Beau & Me
I do realize this isn't the best picture, but it was the only one he "let" me take. He's not a fan of pictures, for no real reason except that he likes to make me miserable I'm sure.

After listening to the marching band play the fight song,
Yes, LSU!
and seeing the team run in
Entering the Stadium
they started listing off the stats for the game. Tempurate is 80 degrees. Wind is blowing south-southwest. Chance of rain: Never.

Yes, there's a saying that goes "It Never Rain in Tiger Stadium." Does it look like that happened?
Hiding from the rain in our ponchos
Even in the rain we still had fun cheering the Tigers to victory. We wound up splitting a bowl of jambalya
I actually got back from buying this and asked the boy to get my purse from under the seat. He did it thinking I needed it to put my money away. No, I really just needed my camera so I could take this picture to share with my readers. After all, how many other football stadiums sell jambalya?

We also got to see them honor Shaq.
See, Its Shaq!
I'm not sure what exactly they were horing him with. Maybe, they inducted him into the LSU hall of fame? I'm pretty sure he would have still been there even if they weren't honoring him since in the 4 years I've lived in Baton Rouge he's been at every home opener, which this game was.

They also honored the 2009 NCAA Champion LSU baseball team. I would have taken a picture of this as well, but at the time we were experiencing a fairly torential downpour and was at least a little afraid of ruining my camera. Plus I didn't want to get anymore wet then we already were.

Eventually the rain did let up and we got to enjoy the rest of the LSU's 23-9 win over Vanderbilt.
Drenched from the rain
Yeah, remember what I said about avoid pictures?

Any one else spend part of their weekend at a football game? Let's hope you stayed a little dryer than we did!



  1. Cute pictures! Saturday reminded me of why I'm glad to be done with LSU and why I will try to attend a smaller school for grad school! The football craziness, not being able to go to the grocery store without it being swarming with people for fall semester, and just the overall traffic increase...blah!

    I remember one LSU game where I got soaked and i think it got postponed because of lighting or something. I don't remember anything but being wet, cold and borderline miserable! Glad you still managed to have fun!

  2. I am jealous that you get to go to LSU games (I used to live in Louisiana) - my best friend and her parents went to the same game and were also sporting the awesome LSU ponchos! Sucks that it rained, though.

  3. I'm glad you had a great time even though it rained! I love that the stadium has that kind of food!!!

  4. Love the pictures! The food looked delicious. Ponchos are part of the football fun. Bet you were ready for dryness after that though!

  5. It looks like you had so much fun!! I've never been to a football game :) I find it totally awesome that you can have some jambalaya there!! That's so cool!

  6. I've only been to one LSU game and it was SO FUN. Jambalya in the stadium... that's awesome!

  7. They totally need to start selling that at Ohio State's stadium. Though it already costs $4 just for a bottle of water I couldn't imagine what they would charge for Jambalya.

    There was no rain at the OSU vs USC game and neither a win for OSU either. Ugg... Our team seems to be going downhill... At least when I was in College they were good. That's all that matters right? :o)

  8. a fellow LSU fan and Louisianian here! I came across you from Lesli's blog!

    I LOVE LSU Stadium- even if it is raining! It's the best!

  9. Jamalaya at a football game? So weird...



  11. I was there too & also rockin' some rain gear :) I was on the opposite side of the stadium from you... if I had some serious zoom capabilities I could play "Where's Lacey & WG?" in your pics! Haha