I'm in New Orleans for an American Meteorological Society meeting. The first billboard I noticed on the way from the airport yesterday was for Louisiana State University: "A Championship Experience" it proclaimed, with a triptych that had the LSU football team prominently in the middle. Isn't Baton Rouge a hundred miles up north? Why proclaim the college spirit in New Orleans? I've studied at two football-crazy universities (Ohio State in Columbus and Oklahoma in Norman), but neither Cincinnati nor Tulsa carries Buckeye or Sooner billboards.
Of course, the reason I'm offended may have more to do with the fact that two of LSU's championships came against OU and OSU.