Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by crawfish, Mar 29, 2006.
He didn't think LSU would make this kind of run being as they're so young.
Just talking' about LSU's run as an 11 seed back in the day compared to George Mason's run.....
Now he's talking about Shaq being a senior in high school when he was a senior at LSU and how both wore #33 for the Tigers. Said Shaq was a skinny kid and he was surprised to see how big Shaq turned out to be...
Also mentioned that John Williams was one of the best college basketball players he's ever seen.
Nice things to say about Dale Brown as well....
Post what he says....
Ricky Blanton is the picture of a team player.:lsup:
There are a couple of things I remember about Blanton.....one is the final shot he made against Georgetown. The other is when he was running down the court flailing his arms and looking like he had Down's syndrome. But I liked him!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I remember that as well! I also saw it on the TAF website (under the Great Moments in LSU Sports History) the other day, and I couldn't help but laugh.
But, yeah, I did like him a lot back then, too.
what's funny is out on the west coast espnews said blanton was coming on, but they waited forever for the IU pres to introduce sampson, then started talking lsu basketball=not to blanton, but to glen guilbeau.
What is Ricky Blanton doing now ? I know he was @ Nichols then something happened. Did he mention anything or does anyone know ? I sure wish him well whatever he is doing.
don't know what happened at Nichols but I know I heard a radio ad on WJBO and I think he now works for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana
He was always one of my favorite players. He actually came and worked out with (or actually during) my high school P.E.class at Parkview Baptist class one year when he was trying to make the Olympic Team. Coach Boot Garland was the P.E. coach and he regularly had LSU athletes coming to him for extra training
Ricky was involved in a case of acedemic fraud at Nicholls. He was allegedly the architecht of a scheme that was getting students credits for classes they did not actually take. He was rumored to be the ringleader of the scheme. This is the same thing that got Daryl Daye fired even though Daye was not involved.