Baton Rouge on a fall Saturday is, to put it mildly, Not Of This World. There is nothing else in the universe quite like game days at LSU, which is both reassuring and sad. This is the school that branded its steep-walled hellmouth of a stadium "Death Valley." A school with a massive and preposterously inebriated fanbase that keeps a live tiger as a mascot. That fanbase? Caused this seismic disturbance during a game. Purchases and uses these fine appliances. Expects fierce loyalty even in their household pets. Considers tailgating a contact sport. Would take it as a compliment of the highest order if they heard me call their stadium a hellmouth (and I assure you, it's meant as such). This is highly regimented lunacy, college football fandom at its very finest, and no matter how many times you've told yourself otherwise, You Are Not Ready.