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Richard Pittman

  • joined May 10, 2008
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
  • posts 1036
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I am the former site administrator for And The Valley Shook. I am a lifelong LSU athletics fan, currently living in the State of Alabama and practicing law here.

I am married to a woman who is a Bama football fan and Kentucky basketball fan. I have one child, and she is doomed to a lifetime of confusion regarding her fan loyalty.

When I'm not spending time with my family or following sports, I like to read everything from classic literature to science fiction, from science-fact to history.

I am something of a nerd. It doesn't bother me to admit it, and I won't be offended if you think so as well.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Tampa Bay Rays
  • NBA New Orleans Pelicans
  • NFL New Orleans Saints
  • NCAAF LSU Tigers
  • NCAAB LSU Tigers
  • Soccer East Ascension High School
User Blog

Zach Mettenberger Appreciation Thread

Ask and you shall receive

Just A Quick Word From Me To You

In the wake of a win that many may not have enjoyed very much

LSU and TCU Tie 0-0... in Soccer

What, you thought I was talking about the football game?

A Season-Opening Win for LSU

The women's soccer team shows flaws, but wins its opener

LSU Soccer Beats Nicholls State 4-1

An impressive beginning to a season with promise

An Ill-Informed Soccer Preview

Like I said before, my milieu this Fall will be covering the LSU Soccer team. I am knowledgeable about soccer, but haven't actually watched LSU soccer before, but with a 6-year-old daughter who...

Lee Scores Two Goals in New Zealand Win

And she's a defensive player. And she's coming to LSU.

Return of the Native: Soccer Edition

Yeah, I'm back suckers!

LSU 41 - Arkansas 17: Who's Next?

LSU takes Arkansas to the woodshed after a slow start, and I propose a new animal-based nickname for a certain LSU defensive back.

Embrace the Hype; Hope for Chaos

LSU vs. Alabama. Let's get it on!

More Thoughts on Oversigning

Oversigning may not bother everyone, but that doesn't mean we can't make the system better.

Oversigning: A Solution

Oversigning is a hot issue these days. But what can we do about it that would actually help players?

Row Row Row Your Boat, or The Chorus Continues

I mean really, what the hell was that about?

On the Cusp of... Something

If the LSU football team isn't careful, it could become very, very good.

Brief Return From Sabbatical, With Bullet Points

Richard returns for a quick guest post.

Joe McKnight and the Class of 2007

Just a few quick notes here that touch on a lot of issues involving recruiting.  As most of you probably know, Joe McKnight has declared himself eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft, after a 3-year...

RP Weighs In

OK, so I have been WAY out of the loop here lately.  Living without home internet makes it very hard to 1) post my thoughts, and 2) do the research necessary to actually have thoughts.  While I...

We Don't Need a Big Name OC

We're all assuming right now that Gary Crowton is on his way out.  It's one of those situations that has a lot of smoke, with 1) a whole lot of suckitude coming out of our offense this year, and...

One thing you can’t complain about was the effort. Sure, there were iffy plays, iffy play calls, n...

One thing you can’t complain about was the effort. Sure, there were iffy plays, iffy play calls, not enough yards at times and too many yards allowed at others during a 9-3 season that will see the Tigers go to a nice bowl game sometime in early 2010. But LSU never quit this season. Not during the struggles against Florida and Alabama. Not in last week’s disastrous finish at Ole Miss. And certainly not in Saturday night’s 33-30 thrilling overtime victory over Arkansas in the regular-season finale at Tiger Stadium.

2theadvocate.com | LSU Sports | Laney: Effort was there for LSU in win — Baton Rouge, LA

The University of Memphis will introduce LSU assistant head coach Larry Porter as its new head...

The University of Memphis will introduce LSU assistant head coach Larry Porter as its new head coach at an on-campus news conference this afternoon, according to the Memphis (Tenn.) Commercial Appeal.

2theadvocate.com | LSU Sports | Report: Porter to become Memphis head coach — Baton Rouge, LA. I understand Larry Porter wanting to move up to take a head coaching job, but that is just about the worst program in the country. Poor facilities, difficult recruiting base with at least 3 SEC programs going into the area all the time, a lack of focus on football throughout the program, and a low salary characterize this particular job. After their previous coach was fired, he suggested eliminating the football program at Memphis. On the other hand, Larry Porter is arguably our most important assistant coach. He is our ace recruiter, and is the coach largely responsible for the fact that our running backs almost never fumbled. While a wholesale overhaul of the offensive staff appears to be in the offing, Porter was the one coach I would REALLY have liked to have kept. Congratulations to him, however, on the big job. Good luck at it, and if he has any success it will really propel him to the upper echelons of the coaching ranks.
GameThread

Arkansas @ LSU: 6:30pm Game Thread!

The defense will be in for a challenge today, as Arkansas's offense (when it works) has a lot of firepower.  When it doesn't, it's kind of inept, but it's worked a lot lately. Please post...

Ole Miss 25 - LSU 23: Quick Thoughts

I apologize for disappearing.  I have been busy painting and otherwise preparing a new house to move into.  I've been away from the computer all weekend, for the most part.  Anyway, some quick...

GameThread

LSU @ Ole Miss: 2:30pm

Game Thread!

The Ku Klux Klan will be among the masses descending on Oxford this Saturday when the Tigers play...

The Ku Klux Klan will be among the masses descending on Oxford this Saturday when the Tigers play the Rebels. Shane Tate, the North Mississippi great titan for the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, confirmed via e-mail the KKK will rally on Ole Miss’ campus in protest of the Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ decision to remove "From Dixie with Love" from the Ole Miss band’s song selection.

Daily Reveille - KKK planning rally in Miss. Can we expect to see any soft focus human interest stories on this when ESPN profiles the game on Gameday? Most interesting part of the story? The writer's name is Xerxes A. Wilson. GEAUX PERSIANS!

RED CUP RADIO - Red Cup Rebellion

Poseur gets his turn at doing a podcast with an opposing blog, as he visits the guys who run Red Cup Rebellion, the Ole Miss blog site on SBNation. Sadly, everyone played nice with each other.

State of the Blog

The blog is undergoing changes.

ATVSSECOSPPOW: Week 11

Dexter McCluster inflicted a whole lot of pain against Tennessee.

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