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They Said It 9.10

Michael Sam“Michael isn’t the only Sam getting the D tonight.”

– LSU’s Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, infamous for its often controversial game day signs, struck a chord with this homophobic jeer directed toward both LSU opponent Sam Houston State and former Missouri defensive lineman/SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam, now of the Dallas Cowboys. What we would give to see Sam lower his shoulder into the ribs of an unsuspecting deke.

shutterstock_65016142What we can accomplish is to dismantle this network, this force, that has claimed to control this much territory, so that they can’t do us harm. And that’s going to be our objective.”

– President Barack Obama has unofficially declared war on ISIS, whose reign of terror in the Middle East has led to the beheading of two American journalists and countless deaths elsewhere.


2014.08.10 - LSU_MEDIA_DAY-8“I think it’s a little premature to launch a Heisman candidacy. I think that he needs to realize too that this is team. It has nothing to do with a personal liberty.  There’s a lot of guys blocking for that run. A lot of effort and energy to help that man score that touchdown, so we’ll make that point.”

– LSU head coach Les Miles wasn’t too pleased when freshman running back Leonard Fournette struck a Heisman pose after his first career touchdown on Saturday. These words came from Miles’ postgame presser; the words he had for Fournette on the sidelines immediately after aren’t likely fit for print.


BRPD“I wish someone would pull a Ferguson on them and take them out. I hate looking at those African monkeys at work … I enjoy arresting those thugs with their saggy pants.”

– Baton Rouge police officer Michael Elsbury resigned last week under the fire of accusations that he sent the above racist text message. “It was gut-wrenching to believe that someone had that much hate in them, especially a police officer who is out there enforcing the law every day,” Baton Rouge police chief Carl Dabadie told The Advocate. “It made me sick to my stomach.”



Joan Rivers“I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.'”

– Joan Rivers’ words on her wishes for her funeral from her book, “I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me.” Rivers died last week at age 81



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