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SammyTiger
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Baton Rouge, LA
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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I didn't know LSU Tigers were named for a Civil War regiment,


I think The official take on that is that we were the tigers after the Princeton tigers and the bit about the civil war regimen is apocryphal.

Which could be complete BS. FWIW there were units called the LOuisiana Tigers in prior wars too.


lastfan
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Nov 2015
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
I’ve never heard that it was questionable. In fact, one student a couple of years back tried to get our name changed via a petition for the very fact that we were named for a civil war battalion.


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tenacious
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Member since Sep 2003
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
Just google “Georgia football player arrested.” There are plenty of others to choose from. Your team isn’t loaded down with choir boys, but keep throwing stones. If you honestly believe the good ol’ boys at Georgia haven’t had their fair share of domestic violence issues, I’ve got some lake front property you really should consider purchasing.

The LSU situation is awful. Drake Davis is a scumbag. Using that situation to club LSU fans over the head is stupid, unless you somehow think the average LSU fan is somehow complicit in this horrible situation.


Murph4HOF
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3444 posts

re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
Link to UGA Athletic Department covering up transgressions, please.


VagueMessage
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Fayetteville, AR
Member since Jun 2013
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
Most of the generically named teams in the conference have these original alternate nicknames. LSU could be the Bayou Bengals instead of Tigers. Auburn could be War Eagles instead of Tigers. Ole Miss could be Landsharks instead of Rebels. All of those sound cool.

Arkansas did it. We were the Cardinals, then our coach at the time described us as fighting like a band of razorback hogs after a football game against LSU, and the name stuck. Does anyone really think we need another Cardinals in sports?


paperwasp
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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Arkansas did it. We were the Cardinals, then our coach at the time described us as fighting like a band of razorback hogs after a football game against LSU, and the name stuck.

Interesting, I don't think I've ever heard that before (looks like it happened in 1910).


Murph4HOF
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
Razorbacks is much cooler than Cardinals.


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BlackAngus
LSU Fan
The Upper Room
Member since Jan 2020
804 posts

re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
What does an Elephant have to do with Crimson Tide?

What is a Crimson Tide?

Shouldn't it be Burgandy Tide?

The world may never know...
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tenacious
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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Link to UGA Athletic Department covering up transgressions, please.


There’s not one, but would it really surprise you if one surfaced? It’s already well known that college athletics are breeding grounds for sexual assault, and football players are the biggest culprits. With the win at all costs atmosphere of college sports, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find out that many programs have skeletons in their closet which include cover ups. I just don’t have a lot of faith that this is an isolated situation.


Trojan1998
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
There really aren’t bengals in the bayou.


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El_chantajista
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Lafayette Louisiana
Member since Jan 2020
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
Cause it’s not about tigers?as an animals it’s about a fighting army group in civil war called the fighting tigers oh wait till the cancel culture hears bout this
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Old Money
Stanford Fan
Member since Sep 2012
24577 posts

re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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Then they run out that anemic-looking tiger.




I miss when we had an actual Tiger in the stadium.

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Cause it’s not about tigers?as an animals it’s about a fighting army group in civil war called the fighting tigers oh wait till the cancel culture hears bout this


Shhhhhhhhhhhhh.... please don't talk about this
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lsufball19
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Franklin, TN
Member since Sep 2008
44569 posts

re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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There really aren’t bengals in the bayou.

There aren't any Trojans in Troy, Alabama either


rockiee
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Sugar Land, TX
Member since Jan 2015
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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There aren't any Trojans in Troy, Alabama either




If there are humans that live in Troy, there will always be trojans


VagueMessage
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Fayetteville, AR
Member since Jun 2013
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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There’s not one, but would it really surprise you if one surfaced? It’s already well known that college athletics are breeding grounds for sexual assault


It really does intrigue me that people seem to think "no way my school could have a travesty take place. I, myself, simply have too much integrity for that to happen."


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lsufball19
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Franklin, TN
Member since Sep 2008
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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If there are humans that live in Troy, there will always be trojans

call me crazy, but I'm not sure I've ever seen baws like this in south Alabama


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Murph4HOF
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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Link to UGA Athletic Department covering up transgressions, please.
There’s not one.
Oh ok.


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1BIGTigerFan
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re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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The guy's a Georgia fan

Still doesn't make my statement incorrect.


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starkvingrad
Mississippi St. Fan
SW Florida
Member since Apr 2021
248 posts

re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
Alabama Fighting Wallaces


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SidewalkTiger
LSU Fan
An undisclosed location
Member since Dec 2019
22965 posts

re: why does LSU go by Tigers rather than Bayou Bengals?
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Link to UGA Athletic Department covering up transgressions, please.


It isn't a very good cover up if people know about it


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