‘Football is back in the air’

  // Sunday, 10 August 2014 21:18 //

Purple shirts flooded the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and Carl Maddox Field House on Sunday for LSU Fan Day when more than 2,000 fans stood in lines for autographs by their favorite football players.

Dozens sat anxiously on the floor while hundreds of others stood in long, snaking lines for hours — well before the players arrived in their pads and jerseys to the sound of cheers and applause.

The line for the running backs was so long that event staff roped it off.

As whole families dressed in purple and gold waited, sitting sprawled on the floor, keeping themselves busy, many were adamant about their devotion to “their” Tigers.

John Doucet, 65, a tow truck driver for heavy-duty vehicles who lives in Denham Springs, has been a rabid LSU fan since he was 5 years old when he listened to games with his father on the radio before the games were televised.

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