I have bled purple and gold for a few decades now. I have seen the good bad and ugly. I've gone through seasons where any victory was like Christmas morning and I thoroughly enjoyed that Opus X in the middle of the Superdome in 2004. I have traveled the country to all four corners and many spots in between proudly wearing my purple and gold. This past Saturday I was a little less than proud and it had nothing to do with what happened on the field. I was with some very good friends of mine. One of whom is a Tide Fan. Before and after the game a number of our "fans" peppered him with relentless "F*** Bama", "F*** the Tide", "F*** Saban" and more. At one point as we waited for the LSU band to march past, a young man walked up and said, "do you holler Roll Tide when you're f***ing your brother?". Inside the stadium we receive a great chorus of "suck that Tiger d***, b****", and "f*** you Saban" echoing from the South End Zone. I respect that everyone has their right to free speach. I understand fantacism. I understand being out on your own for the first time. I understand being young. I understand the hatred for Bama and Saban. I get it. But that's not an excuse. Isn't it time that we started acting a little more classy? Isn't it time that we stopped being known as a place where the fans "love to hate"? Isn't it time that we rise above all this juvenile behavior and carry ourselves with pride? Since when did it become an acceptable idea for young men to walk up to a man 30+ years older and drop F Bombs or talk about their brother? Really? What makes it ok to treat a complete stranger like that? Is there no respect? Is there no self-respect? Is there no class? Where is that South Louisiana atmosphere? You know the one where we're glad you're here? That hospitality that welcomes everyone to the party? As a fan base we should encourage sportsmanship and creativity without stooping to hatred. We should encourage class and some level of dignity. When it is all said and done, this is only a game. That's it. There are winners and there are losers. We don't play it, we watch it. The sun rises tomorrow and life goes on. So why do we put so much into it that we absolutely forget about treating our fellow man the way we would want to be treated? I don't care if this is just the 1%, 5%, 10%. It looks bad, it sounds bad and we should expect and encourage better. Show some self respect, show some decency. Show some pride.