It’s a little slow on the football front right now so I thought I’d write a quick posts about a new LSU fan’s experience in Baton Rouge and Tiger stadium. I moved to Baton Rouge from State College PA in the summer of 2010. Being a big college football fan I couldn’t wait to get in some games at Tiger Stadium. Here are some of the positives and negatives I’ve experienced in my short time so far as a LSU tiger fan. Positives I absolutely love the traditions of Tiger stadium from Hail to the defense to Mike the Tiger being paraded around the stadium before games. The fans are as fanatical about their team as any fan base in the country. The tailgating at the baseball parking lot was great. The people surrounding us at the tailgates were very helpful and knowledgeable about LSU sports. Love the night games at Tiger stadium and the excitement leading up to the games. The busing system by CATS last year was a great way to get in and out of the games and save on parking. Absolutely love Les Miles as a coach. He reminds me a lot of a young Joe Paterno in terms of loyalty. What he did this offseason about Michigan speaks volumes about him as a person. Negatives The fans that I happened to sit around weren’t the most knowledgeable people in the world but that’s a small sample size. The area along the railroad tracks were absolutely trashed by LSU tailgaters. I think a better job needs to be done about parking prices and enforcing the area around the railroad tracks. I hated the fact that I wasn’t breaking the law and had to pay big money to park while others just trashed the other areas and were getting off without paying. It really gets hot for some of those early home games, which I know everyone in the south is used too.. But regardless it was hot. I’m sure I’ll get used to it as I adjust to the climate change. Although I don’t know if this is a negative after sitting through games at Beaver stadium in zero degree weather. Is there anything else I should be looking out for as the 2011 season approaches? Any traditions I missed that I have to catch on my next home game?