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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Lost weekend

This wasn't a great weekend to be an LSU fan.

The men's basketball team lost its second straight game since clinching the SEC championship by getting drilled at Auburn. A couple of quick thoughts on this one: 1) LSU had trouble with Auburn in Baton Rouge earlier this year before winning, so the outcome wasn't totally unexpected. 2) It's just human nature to let up after having won the conference. However, LSU has cost itself in the seeding process. Maybe LSU played over its head for a long time, I don't think the SEC Tournament is any great indication but the Tigers probably need to win at least a game to get some confidence back going.

The women's basketball team getting dumped in the semifinals by Vandy wasn't a shocker. LSU has done good to put together the run it had until that loss.

The baseball team dropping a series to Illinois, now that is sort of a shocker. I say "sort of'' because in baseball just about anything can happen in a three-game series. The shocker part is that LSU struggled to score runs in two games and just about blew out the scoreboard in another.

Regardless, LSU won't have to worry about being No. 1 ranked this week. And really, what does a national ranking in mid-March mean in college baseball anyway? Not much.

Still, this will at least give Paul Mainieri an opportunity to shore up some weaknesses prior to SEC play. And some of the Omaha talk can quiet down until it means something, say May.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

LSU men's BB won some close games that they would have lost under Brady. Hopefully they learned some things from the 2 losses that will help them in the SEC and NCAA tourneys.

6:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a good week for Obama either. Come on, G.G., write an article w/ an analogy on this: "Polling data show that Mr. Obama's approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001... A detailed examination of presidential popularity after 50 days on the job similarly demonstrates a substantial drop in presidential approval relative to other elected presidents in the 20th and 21st centuries. The reason for this decline most likely has to do with doubts about the administration's policies and their impact on peoples' lives."


9:42 AM  

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