Photo lifted from The Big Lead
Up in the North East, where I'm from, college football isn't nearly as important as, say, pro football or even college basketball.
It must be a regional thing. Although that didn't stop me from wholly appreciating the glory and majesty that is an LSU football tailgate on two occasions last year. And it's thanks to those experiences that I'm not surprised to read that LSU fans have been pestering prominent bloggers to write about Jarrett Lee's beer pong prowess.
From the good folks over at Deadspin, comes this interesting tidbit:
LSU fans keep emailing me saying, "When are you going to link our quarterback playing beer pong?" That's what's great about LSU fans. Other teams (cough, Notre Dame, cough) are outraged by their quarterback engaging in a little Beer Olympics, LSU fans are just upset that their quarterback isn't playing beer pong with whiskey and that there aren't hot girls in the photo playing alongside Lee. Undoubtedly that's because the winsome lasses of Baton Rouge are at the other end of the table "distracting" Lee by bending over and showing their cleavage as he attempts to throw. Last year Lee was a redshirt freshman behind Mike Flynn and the batshit crazy Ryan Perrilloux, now he's a beer pong all-star treating sorority houses as a 24-hour buffet.
No, none of this is surprising at all. I'm sure Tiger fans love seeing their new starting quarterback partying with all the regular folk and still acting like a college kid despite his new-found celebrity. That is, ofcourse, until he pulls a Perrilloux and decides improving his beer pong accuracy becomes more important than improving his passing accuracy.