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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Tuscaloosa no Manhattan either

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Greetings from the only town that could love Starkville, Miss., because without Starkville this would be the last SEC place you want to be on earth.

Red brick. That's all there is around here. Red brick. They must not think there's any other material with which to build. The campus is pretty, except for the strip that is kept about as clean as Bourbon Street. Without the University, this town would be Paducahville.

As soon as I drove in Wednesday I rolled down the window and smelled T-Town. "T" as in tar. It's awful. Traffic everywhere, too, and it's not that big a city. You know, like Baton Rouge.

Why bring this up? Because Paul Finebaum, a columnist in Alabama who is my idol, referred to Baton Rouge as a "toxic waste dump." That's not an inaccurate description, particularly if you've ever flown into Catfish Town from the west over Port Allen or driven in Gonzales on La. 30. It's a very industrial city, Baton Rouge. The air quality is not the greatest. There is cancer alley.

But hey, Baton Rouge beats the hell out of Tuscaloosa as a town. I've lived in both. Alabama may beat LSU Saturday, but it will have to remain in Tuscaloosa.

Finebaum is a hilarious columnist. But people, don't take him so seriously. He's goofing on you. And what does he know about beautiful towns. He once worked in Shreveport.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your story today on Tech week is an embarassment to yourself and to all LSU fans. You need to get your facts straight as well as take a hard look at Tech and it's accomplishments over the past 100 years. Far out weigh LSU in so many area's. LSU has only been OK for the last 6 or 7 years, You forgot about the 70, 80's and 90's Football sucked. Tech tried many, many times to schedule LSU and they would not in fear of the what if's. The seasons that Tim Rattay and Troy Edwards where at Tech, Tech would have beaten LSU 3 out of 4 years.

I love LSU like most, but they are NOT the only team in Louisiana and La TEch and Coach Dooley will prove that.

2:34 PM  

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