Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Suspensions II: Two LSU stars to sit following failed drug test

Just when LSU was easing the team bus into the high-speed lane toward another national championship . . .

Sophomore stars Spencer Ware and Tyrann Mathieu, will sit out the Auburn game -- and maybe several more -- after reportedly failing a drug test.

Toke, I mean, take a deep breath, Tiger fans, and read more here.

The key question in all of this is how long the players will sit. Top-ranked LSU will be a big favorite against once-beaten Auburn. Then it has next week off. Next, on Nov. 5, the Tigers travel to Tuscaloosa for what should be the game of the year, or any year for that matter.

LSU, of course, is deeper than Pontchartrain. But the absences of Ware, the leading rusher, and Mathieu, a defensive back who has dominated highlight reels all season long, would be a serious blow, er, loss, against second-ranked Alabama.

And if the reports are true, there's a lesson for all the LSU players. Leave the grass to your coach.

mg

10 comments:

Alex said...

Losing XXXXXXXXXXXX is a huge loss for LSU. C'mon, editor people.

Anonymous said...

Come on man, let the boys have a little weed or whatever. Shucks, they have been doing that since high school. You knew what you were getting when you recruited them. That ain't gonna hurt anything.

Anonymous said...

Lake Pontchartrain is actually a very shallow coastal estuary. Let's choose our metaphors more carefully.

Anonymous said...

I tell ya the weed suspensions are absolutely ridiculous. Alchoholmkills more people every year than weed and other hard drugs combined but it is ok for them to get drunk every night. Let's stop the hypocritical drug testing for weed and legalize and tax it to death like ciggarettes it will then become a non issue.

J said...

Unless the only 2 legitimate WRs on Auburn's roster are healthy, or the others magically discover how to play football this week, LSU is still in good shape. They aren't going to blow us out, but they should still be favored.

Anonymous said...

Who cares

J said...

Since you took the time to read and comment, obviously you do.

tarhoosier said...

Poster above is quite right. I could walk across Lake Pontchartrain and keep my hair dry. Shallow indeed. Geographically inexact as well as poor simile.

J said...

Y'all ease up on the criticism of MG using Lake Pontchartrain in his analogy. Them 'Bama guys get really excited when they sense an opportunity to use big words, cuz the only big word they know real well is Tuscaloosa.

(MG - love ya, mean it!!!!!)

Michael said...

Thanks to the metaphor police. I always knew there was a literary side to EXPATS readers.

My apologies on the failings of the image. Will not be so lazy in the future.

To J, Tuscaloosa is a hard one. That's why we shortened it to T-town.