The LSU Tigers are playing Callin’ Baton Rouge ,and the fans know there is only 2 minutes and 30 seconds before the game is about to begin. Every one is overcome with adrenaline and excitement. Every time fans step foot in Tiger Stadium, they get that feeling. Win or Lose, tiger fans will always have that feeling, and that feeling is spirit. This tweet depicts it perfectly.
LSU student, Dillon Guidroz, says “Tiger Stadium is the best stadium in the country in all of college football. When you’re under the lights in Death Valley (nickname for Tiger Stadium) with one half of the stadium yelling ‘geaux’ while the other half is yelling ‘tigers’, there is no better feeling nor place I’d rather be.”
Dan Borne, LSU’s stadium public address announcer, seems to feel the same way as Guidroz. “There’s this thing about the stadium and there’s no denying it. It’s a special place. The people who grew up in it, like I did, will never forget that. Every time I walk in there it’s a special feeling for me,” he said. http://theadvocate.com/sports/lsu/805700-64/story.html
Even the enemy can’t deny how incredible the spirit is. “…there is no crowd like this. They never stop, and it’s like one continuous pep talk,” said Ara Parseghian when he brought his Notre Dame team in 1971. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-09-26/sports/sp-2626_1_college-football/2
Another LSU student, Caroline Palmer says “It is the loudest stadium!” and adds, “Even though Alabama won this past weekend, they can have their quiet pom pom shaking stadium because ‘Death Valley’ will always be better.”
Palmer wasn’t lying when she said that Tiger stadium was the loudest. Once during a game at Tiger Stadium between Auburn and LSU, LSU quarterback, Tommy Hodson, threw a touchdown to tailback, Eddie Fuller, that won the game in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The crowd spirit in tiger stadium was so loud that the sound registered as an earthquake on the seismograph located in Howe-Russell building on LSU’s campus (Calongne, LSUsports.net). http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=164367
No other stadium nor fan base can claim this accomplishment.
In addition to this achievement, one might even say LSU’s spirit is so great that it led Ole Miss to lose every time they played in Tiger Stadium (Hardesty, LA Times).
Clearly there is no ignoring this intangible yet great feeling that overtakes all LSU fans when inside Death Valley. Once a person experiences a game in this great stadium, then they too will understand this liveliness and character that exudes from every tiger fan present. But for now, here’s a quick glimpse of an example of that extraordinary energy overflowing from the crowd during what they now call “The Earth Quake Game”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olqJbsWRtSM