On Saturday night, LSU Football will play Army for the first time in program history. In advance, the Tiger Stadium field was prepared differently.
For the first I’ve in a long time, the end zones at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge are not painted purple and gold for a game day. According to the LSU Football social media accounts, the end zones are adorned with camouflage paint.
Cue the jokes about being unable to see the camouflaged part of LSU’s field.
LSU Football is honoring their Week 8 opponent by partially decorating the field with a design synonymous with the U.S. military. We like the design and think it’s a classy tribute to the troops.
However, LSU Football fans have a very unfamiliar dynamic this Saturday.
Indeed, it will be near impossible to trash-talk a service academy team and their fans. Nevertheless, of course, most, if not all, Army West Point fans are family and veterans.
It is impossible to project any negativity toward the Americans who are willing to sacrifice, have sacrificed, and their families. Suffice it to say, there won’t be any fan calls to play ‘Neck’ during this game.
Then again, substituting ‘neck’ for ‘Vlad,’ ‘Xi,’ or ‘Kim’ is perfectly acceptable.
LSU Football fans should expect to have fun while supporting their team and the opponent. I don’t expect Army to come close to winning the game, but they will play respectable football. The Black Knights are also known for being outstanding guests, leaving the visiting locker room spotless after games.
Army West Point deserves our respect. Thus, I look forward to a competitive evening void of the animosity and hatred typical of LSU games against SEC rivals.
The crowd at Tiger Stadium will be jacked come Saturday night. I can’t wait to hear the roar during the pregame flyover and see the LSU Tigers take the field carrying the Nation’s colors.
There should be plenty of ‘U.S.A’ chants during the evening. I hope to see many of our readers and followers on site