The good people of Nebraska haven’t been having enough fun lately. A big part of that drought up there is the absence of LSU fans from the College World Series.
That’s going to be cured on Saturday in a sure-to-be exciting Southeastern Conference duel with Tennessee to start Coach Jay Johnson’s team in the series.
Of course, we’re glad that the party zone around Charles Schwab Stadium — we remember the CWS around Rosenblatt, too — will once again see decent cuisine. Think of it as a bit of a Louisiana care package for the Midwesterners, sort of a Tony Chachere’s infusion.
"There's a lot of teams that bring great fans, but it's just a little bit of a different party when the Tigers are in town," said Pat McEvoy, a manager at Rocco's Pizza and Cantina.
Our fans may be the best but the main thing is the baseball, and we are thrilled to see the Tigers back in Omaha for the first time since 2017.
The prospect of a seventh national title is tantalizing for the young Tigers, and it would be awesome for Louisiana as a whole.
The competition is fierce and the experts on the sports page are already gaming out the scenarios. But we hope for the best for this deserving team.
Go Tigers! We look forward to some great baseball, and some hearty parties too.