Talk:Tiger Stadium (LSU)
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Saints as Tenants
Someone earlier removed the New Orleans Saints as tenants in 2005. They were not permanent tenants true, but they did play half of their season in the stadium that year, and did not play a single regular season game in their true stadium, the Louisiana Superdome. Also, the Alamodome lists them as 2005 tenants (despite playing only 3 games to Tiger Stadium's 4 there) and the Saints page itself lists Tiger Stadium as a former stadium for 2005. Just thought their addition was notable enough to stand in the article.
I've made several changes to the page itself. For one, I've broken it down into sub-topics to make it more navigable, and have also removed a lot of the information that really had nothing to do with Tiger Stadium.
Beyond that, I've also removed the very high number of listed sources regarding the noise level in Tiger Stadium. Wikipedia entries should closely resemble genuine encyclopedia entries, and therefore listing essentially every site you can find on the Internet ranking Tiger Stadium as one of the toughest places to play is simply not appropriate in a space like this. Just make note of the fact of how the stadium is regarded in that sense and move on.
I've also given some context to the Bryant quote regarding Tiger Stadium like being "in a drum." That is a widely distributed quote, and little context is ever given to the reader. Bryant was widely known for making rather high statements of his opponents while belittling his own teams. That, of course, has to be taken into consideration here.
Originally, the entry said that LSU switched back to the double-post goalposts in 2003 against Tulane, and it was done during their commemorative year. However, 1993 was LSU's commemorative year, and LSU didn't play Tulane in 2003. So, I looked it up, and they did play on that date in 1993, so I've changed it to say that it occurred in 1993. If someone could find a citation, that'd be great.
I pointed this out earlier, but apparently it was not noticed; I will reiterate here. The Bryant quote regarding Tiger Stadium like being "in a drum," needs context. Bryant said it, but Bryant also commonly said many things very highly of opponents, and the comments were generally more to do with his humble nature than any valid compliment to an opponent. In fact, the high talk extended so far that often times Bryant would make comments along with a body language that suggested he would be very worried about playing a greatly undermanned opponent, many times whom a Bryant team would go on to beat by several touchdowns. The Tiger Stadium comment, just like the others, needs context, and that can best be delivered by stating Bryant's actual performance in Tiger Stadium.
If you want to remove the quote altogether, that's fine. However, if you want the quote to remain, context must be provided for it to be informative to the reader.
I understand that the inclination with articles such as this is to include nothing but highly favorite content to the team in question. After all, most of these articles are generally written by fans of the particular team in question, and thus the content has a tendency to be highly selective in as much as it greatly favors the team in question. Again, I know that's the natural inclination, but it must always be kept in mind that the purpose of any encyclopedia (including Wikipedia) is to provide an objective and informative overview of a particular person, place, location, etc.
As mentioned earlier, I know it can be difficult to do that at times, and that is understandable, but nevertheless it should be done. If you do not do that, the articles become very "homer-ish", and lack any valuable objective or informative insights to anyone who reads it, sans those who agree with your particular point of view, in this case, other LSU fans.
With all of that said, the photos that were added look very nice, and certainly make the entry as a whole look much better.
This section is becoming ridiculous. Three of five home games so far this year are now listed. There are plenty of games that are memorable to those who were there, but that is too low a qualification. Is every game with a last-second victory listed here? No. Is every game that set a new record listed here? No. People are listing games that just happened but that will become one in many after this season is over. Only a handful from the previous seventy years are on the list. It is of a reasonable length at the moment, but if this continues, every close game will end up here and it will become unmanageable. New standards need to be set, soon. Baronplantagenet 03:35, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
I don't dispute that Death Valley is generally regarded as one of the loudest stadiums in the country but the most electrifying? The cite doesn't support the statement. Moreover, the claim is very non-content neutral. Wilkyisdashiznit (talk) 06:49, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
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