OK, FIRST OFF WAY TO GEAUX TIGERS!!!! As Saban/Brady would say, a win is win, but man, that was a nail biter. The Tigers (as well as many an advancing team in the tourneys before) needed a little luck with D.Mitch's fantastic shot, but nonetheless, they gutted out a win. So, we're playing Duke, and hopefully for everyone out there in Tiger land (including Brady and the team), the pressure's off because we're a 4 seed, and we made the Sweet 16. So, we have met (and for some, exceeded) expectations. I hope the team will go out and play loose but with reckless abandon to take it to the Dookies. So, the reason for my post, is to vent a little rage at Mr. Doug Gottlieb, the fast talking loudmouth talking head on ESPN College Gameday. This guy (a former Oklahoma St. point guard of little prominence) has night after night taken pot shots at LSU. With our win today, Digger stated that LSU was "lucky to avoid a loss" when they could have separated the score by going to G.Davis time after time in the paint. Lavin was gracious, however, to the Tigers stating that the frontline of LSU would give Duke fits. Doug Gottlieb proceeds to say that Duke would beat LSU and "beat LSU like a drum." He went on to say that LSU had "no shot selection" and that shot selection was so critical in the Sweet 16. He poured it on further by saying that LSU had no on the court PG leadership, no point guard (implying that D.Mitch was no good) and that though talented, this team was one year removed from being good, and one "point guard" away from being good enough. o: So, while there may be some kernels of truth in what Gottlieb's saying, it's IMO harsh words from a guy who also last night bashed Gonzaga as soft and predicted an Indiana upset... guess who won tonight? I think also a Texas A&M which MANHANDLED the Big East Tournament Champions, needed more respect than they did by the ESPN folks. Gottlieb is now sitting there giving love to Florida ... ugh... he's an annoying loudmouth on the program for shock value. I hope Brady posts stuff like this up there for motivation. I thought Jay Bilas was bad ... now enemy #1 is poser D. Gottlieb. It's time to shock the world!!! :geauxtige :bball: :champs: LSU IS A BASKETBALL SCHOOL. BEAT DUKE!