LSU Football Week 8: LSU Tigers vs. Ole Miss Rebels

It is week 8 for the LSU Tigers and after the successful Gator hunt last weekend, next up are the Ole Miss Rebels (Black Bears)! The Fightin' Tighas (6-1, 3-1) will be taking on the Rebels (3-3, 1-3) in Oxford. Last year our Tigers pulled out a 41-35 victory on the coattails of Odell Beckham Jr's 89 yard punt return for a touchdown to seal the victory for LSU. The punt return was eerily similar to the return by Billy Cannon against Ole Miss in 1958. Join us at one of these four great sponsor locations to watch LSU Tiger football.  A portion of what LSU fans spend goes to our LSU Atlanta Scholarship Endowment Fund. Join us and GEAUX TIGERS!

Adele's - Roswell
690 Holcomb Bridge (at Old Roswell)

Boudreaux's Cafe Acadiana - Duluth
2750 Buford Hwy.

Atkins Park Tavern - Smyrna
2840 Atlanta Road

LSU Football Week 7: LSU Tigers vs. Florida Gators

It is week 7 for the LSU Tigers and that means it is Gator season in Louisiana! The Fightin' Tighas (5-1, 2-1) will be taking on the Florida Gators (5-1, 3-0) in Tiger Stadium. This matchup will showcase the prolific offense of LSU, led by Zach "HeismanBerger" Mettenberger against the stingy Florida defense. Join us at one of these three great sponsor locations to watch LSU Tiger football.  A portion of what LSU fans spend goes to our LSU Atlanta Scholarship Endowment Fund. Join us and GEAUX TIGERS!


Adele's - Roswell
690 Holcomb Bridge (at Old Roswell)

Boudreaux's Cafe Acadiana - Duluth
2750 Buford Hwy.

Atkins Park Tavern - Smyrna
2840 Atlanta Road

Former LSU Players, Sports Writer Featured at 2011 Kickoff Party Sat. 8/27
Get ready for a special afternoon of Tiger football talk and other activities at our 2011 Kickoff Party to be held at Buckhead Saloon (3227 Roswell Rd.) starting at 3 pm Saturday, August 27th.  The gathering, a joint effort of LSU Atlanta and TAF Georgia Chapter, will include informal football talk/Q & A with former LSU football players and sports media representatives, video features, Tiger Prize Patrol raffle and a Silent Auction with some great LSU collectibles and merchandise.  Admission is FREE!

Scheduled to participate to date are:

Liffort Hobley was a celebrated defensive back for LSU in the early ‘80s and was part of that vaunted Bayou Bengal defense that humbled Alabama in 1982, holding them to no first downs in the first half on the way to a 20 - 10 win.  Hobley, who now resides in Ft. Worth Texas, was selected all-SEC 1983-84 and went on to play eight years in the NFL for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Dolphins.  We are fortunate that we found out Liffort would be in town and he is excited to come share his memories and thoughts with us.

Curt Gore and Jeff Fordham both played for LSU as offensive guards from 1982-85 and earned letters while blocking for Dalton Hilliard and Garry James a/k/a "The Dalton James Gang."  Gore  lettered all four years and was selected All-SEC in his senior year.   Both men live and work in metro Atlanta now and are eager to talk about LSU football.

Watch some highlights of that 1982 Bama beatdown here, one of the great games in LSU history. Bear Bryant proclaimed that it was the worst physical beating any of his teams had sustained and shortly later announced his retirement. 

Melvin Richey played on the defensive line from 1999 - 2002 and is a Decatur, Georgia native who played at SW DeKalb High School.  After his playing days he returned to this area and currently is a co-defensive coordinator and D line coach as well as a teacher in Newton County.  We'll ask Melvin about the transition from Gerry Dinardo to Nick Saban at LSU.  

Kirston Pittman holds the distinction of being the only LSU player to have National Championship rings for both 2003 and 2007.  In 2003 the defensive end earned Freshmen All-SEC honors from the Sporting News and was named honorable mention Freshmen All-American by College Football News.  Pittman redshirted after missing the entire 2005 season with a foot injury and then missed all of 2006 after tearing an Achilles tendon during an offseason workout. He got a sixth year of eligibility and  in 2007 he started all 14 games and had 68 total tackles (29 solo) with 12.5 going for losses and 7.5 sacks. He also intercepted a pass. Yet another injury cut his NFL run short after one season with the St. Louis Rams, but Pittman persevered and played this spring for the New Orleans Voodoo in arena football.   Read on...


Dallas, Tarrant Tigers Alumni Chapters Hosting Tailgate Parties, Shuttles for LSU vs. Duck Soup
Geauxing to Arlington for the Cowboys Classic?

Our fellow alumni chapters in DFW have organized pregame parties on opposite sides of Cowboys Stadium with parking and shuttle service offered for Tiger fans.  If you are going, check out these links to these as well as a big Friday night Street Party in Dallas

 Dallas Chapter Party and General Information
Tarrant Tigers Tailgate Party Information
Friday Night Tiger Block Party in Dallas - Woo Hoo!!

Mike A Tiger Blog: Ride the Miles Crazy Train, Tiger Fans

Free Appetizer with Game TIcket at Pittypat's Fri-Sat.

Pittypat's Porch has sent us their special Game Day menu and drink specials and is offering a free appetizer with your purchase just by showing your game ticket.  Click on the link or download the Word flyer below.

Atkins Park Smyrna Hosts Abita Po Boy Dinner Tues. Aug. 31 and Tailgate Blowout Sept. 4

Atkins Park in Smyrna is gearing up to be our Cobb County View In Location and is hosting a special event with Abita Beer next Tuesday that will be the perfect preseason kickoff party, followed by an all-day tailgate party atmosphere this Saturday for LSU and all college football fans



Hey Fightin’ Tigers!  Get ready to have a good time and cheer LSU on to a big win over the North Carolina Tarheels! Here are recommended events, tips and links to official activities from the Atlanta alumni chapter.  Download a printable copy HERE.
LSU Atlanta Rocking at FOUR 2010 Football Viewing Locations

LSU Atlanta once again hosts view-ins at multiple locations for LSU football games this season.  By offering options spread around the region, we are serving more LSU fans than ever before.  Click on their Logos to visit their Web pages for location, directions and more.

Front Page News
Moreland Ave
Little Five Points

Cheyenne Grill
Peachtree Battle Shopping Center

Atkins Park Tavern
Atlanta Highway, Smyrna

Mansell Rd.
East of Ga. 400, Alpharetta

Every location is committed to providing LSU fans with quality menu/bar along with great service and hospitality.  There will be a chapter host in attendance every week to welcome you.  Come enjoy LSU football with other Tiger fans - just by coming out and having a good time you will be supporting LSU Atlanta's mission to provide great social opportunities and building our scholarship endowment program.


  • Plenty of Free Parking- no valet or paid parking required
  • LSU games on largest/multiple available screens with game audio and fight songs
  • Food and/or drink specials (varies by location)
  • Door Prize giveaway every week- No purchase necessary - all adult LSU fans get one free ticket
  • 10% of your food and beverage purchases are donated to LSU Atlanta. Help build scholarships while having a good time with your friends!
Tigertoons' 2010 Football Schedule Artwork

LSU’s unofficial official cartoonist Tom Sylvest of has created his 2010 LSU
football schedule art which we wanted to share with you.  It not up on his Web page yet so we put it here where you can cut and paste or simply download the attachment to this story.