Four years ago I was an incoming freshmen at LSU and I felt on top of the world. I had LSU tickets for the upcoming season and I was stoked. My dad being a big LSU fan, decided he'd finally break down and get some season tickets. He was dianosed with colon cancer that same year and he figured he might as well enjoy his time while he had it. We shared every drumline warm up, every crushing sack by LSU's dominating defensive line...everything LSU, we went to every bowl game together including the National Championsip which was probably the greatest moment I shared with him. But to make a long story short, this past year the cancer had spread and I decided to leave LSU to move back home to help him out and just 5 months ago he passed away. Tomorrow will be the first time I've ever seen the drumline warmup without him, first time we dont get to share a beer together outside the stadium. I know he'll be there in spirit, and I know if he has any pull up there in heaven, we'll have a hell of a good year. The great thing about LSU football isnt necessarily the tradition, the game itself, or the great tailgating food, its about the people you spend it with. GEAUX TIGERS!