Five-star forward Emmitt Williams commits to LSU

Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by tirk, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    42,021
    Likes Received:
    16,217
    If I’m being honest it’s the teams from the mid 80’s through 90’s and about 5 years after Shaq, because my grandpa used to take me to the games. After he passed away it wasn’t the same. I followed and rooted for them throughout my life but I was never a die hard basketball fan after him passing. Baseball was the same, he took me to Bertman’s Camp and I stayed for the week, and it was bad ass, staying in the dorms and riding the busses with the players who were coaches. It was a blast. But I still follow and root for them just not as passionately as football.
     
  2. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Messages:
    41,790
    Likes Received:
    14,783
    That's because they were mostly local products along with the Collis temple connection. Our local boys can be role players as Wade recruits globally.
     
    Brian likes this.
  3. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Messages:
    41,790
    Likes Received:
    14,783
    And as we get older our perspectives and our passions change. Hopefully never apathy save for a shitty season or two.
     
  4. TheRealist

    TheRealist GEAUX TIGERS

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    460
    Wade is like a recruiting savant or something. Dude is off the charts.
     
    HoopHound, ParadiseiNC, Brian and 3 others like this.
  5. SaintSlidell

    SaintSlidell How bout them Tigers! Who Dat

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    890
    Likes Received:
    282
    I would rather have Kentucky's success.
     
    Bengal B likes this.
  6. lsu-i-like

    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    11,367
    Likes Received:
    4,288
    Looking back, after the final four run I was off and on for Brady until he petered out. I was on board for Trent Johnson’s first year when he made a run to the second round of the NCAAs (Tasmin Mitchell, Bo Spencer, Garrett Temple, Marcus Thornton) but bottomed out quickly after, which lost my interest because it was a rerun of Brady (worse, really).

    I missed the Johnny O’Bryant years, and got back on board from then to now, with players like Anthony Hickey, Keith Hornsby, Jarell Martin, Brian Bridgewater, Jordan Mickey, Tim Quarterman, Darcy Malone, Josh Gray, Jalyn Patterson, Antonio Blakeney, Ben Simmons, and Craig Victor.

    Now we have Epps, Sampson, Reath, Waters, Sims, Mays, Rachal, Edwards, Onwausor, Kiir, and a stronger roster predicted next year. We’ve had some good times with middling success. Very hopeful WW can bring us to the next level.

    Looking back, we’ve had some talent pass through (except during the Trent Johnson years, he didn’t do much). What Brady did under sanctions was pretty remarkable, and at least JJ could recruit. Dale Brown’s consistency was also pretty impressive.
     
    Brian likes this.
  7. GiantDuckFan

    GiantDuckFan O the Joy

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    5,962
    Likes Received:
    2,952
    the NCAA now, is what it is,.. if a potential one & done wants to come to your school,.. you let him
     
    HoopHound and Brian like this.
  8. lsu-i-like

    lsu-i-like Playoff advocate

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    11,367
    Likes Received:
    4,288
    With a stable nucleus I love that; well, accept that is probably more accurate.
     
    GiantDuckFan likes this.
  9. HoopHound

    HoopHound Freshman

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2017
    Messages:
    297
    Likes Received:
    250
    Hard to play catch up back to Adolph Rupp but you just may get your wish.
     
  10. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    33,546
    Likes Received:
    11,771
    I'll take a 12 year run like UCLA's in the 60's and 70's.
     
    lsu-i-like and 65Grad like this.

Share This Page