Somehow, Louisiana and LSU are getting their shit wired for once. Somehow, someway, someone at LSU thought it would be a good idea to be mindful of the heat when it comes to the 4pm hotter than hell kickoff for the opener. Witness this release, LSU Announces Initiatives to Avoid Heat on Saturday via lsusports.net.
I'll hit the high points for you;
"BATON ROUGE -- LSU has announced measures the school will take and an advisory for fans who will attend the LSU vs. Appalachian State football game on August 30 in anticipation of high temperatures for the 4 p.m. kickoff.
blah de blah
Fans are advised that excessive alcohol consumption will compound heat problems. (uh huh, righto chief)
(didja hear about that hurricane? Yeah, me too, won't be here till after the weekend so screw it.)
LSU will provide the following amenities to fans in anticipation of hot weather conditions on August 30:
Cool misting tents will be placed at five locations around the outside of Tiger Stadium.
Sunscreen will be given away free at Tiger One Village in front of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center courtesy of Ochsner
Free samples of PowerAde will be available near the airplane on the south end of Tiger Stadium
12-ounce bottles of water will be available at a special 2-for-1 price at all concessions stands for only $3.
Three times as much water will be stocked at LSU concession stands for the LSU-Appalachian State game than a normal football game. "
I am honestly blown away that LSU is willing to sacrifice any amount of money for the well being of the season ticket holders (i.e. lifeblood of the program) and fans. Screw having the kickoff at 7 when everyone, players and fans, would be better off. But hey, we won't bend you over regarding the water you absolutely must have on a day like that. It's way better than the days past where it was beyond hot and the gate nazis made damn sure you threw out your water on the way in so you had to be sure and buy the over priced Tiger water inside. If anything, it's a start.
Oh, and it's actually impressive and encouraging that Jindal and co. (via yesterday's press conference) are on the ball, showing the citizens of this state the what, where and why of preparing for a hurricane that may or may not wreck shop a week from now.
Side note, isn't it funny how you watch the forecasts and models for the future of the storm and root for it to go somewhere else? You're basically pulling for some one else, some other state to get completely fucked up. Unless, it's Mexico, then it's cool.