“Pete’s” News Corner
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BREAKING NEWS: Nine LSU football players were named to the AP All SEC football team. See the summary in the LSU section.
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HELP! The poll will stay up until December 15th! PLEASE VOTE! ONLY 6 DAYS UNTIL THE POLL CLOSES READERS! PLEASE VOTE – ONLY 12 PEOPLE VOTED TO DATE – I REALLY NEED YOUR FEEDBACK……….
NOTE: Notice that I posted a new poll just below the DONATE box, titled “Poll on Website Articles“. I always have a concern whether I am posting articles that satisfy our readers interest. A year or so ago I took a poll to see if readers would like to see some articles other than only ethanol articles. The response was an overwhelming “YES”. Please vote in the current poll and let me know if the variety of articles I am posting currently meet your interests. I’ll leave the poll up until December 15th. If you would like to offer suggestions, please e-mail me and let me know what you’d like to see:
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NOTE: I posted the “December Fishing Babe” today. Check it out…..she’s in Christmas attire.
* * * TODAY’S NEWS ARTICLE * * *
Today I posted an editorial about ethanol from the Tampa Bay Times titled “Editorial: Ending the Folly of Corn-Based Ethanol“. This article is noteworthy because the Tampa Bay Times is generally considered one of the most liberal papers in the Tampa area. According to the author, “Renewable fuels are important to America’s future, but growing corn for fuel instead of food never made sense environmentally or economically. Now the Environmental Protection Agency is finally embracing common sense in planning to reduce how much ethanol it requires in the nation’s fuel supply. That’s a good start toward ending the folly of corn-based ethanol”. More and more environmental groups and news media, including newspapers and TV are turning against ethanol gasoline and the Renewal Fuel Mandate (RFS). Most are citing that latest research shows that the ethanol fuel RFS does not in fact help the environment, but rather hurts it and growing corn for fuel instead of food is not the right thing to do.
* * * LSU FOOTBALL NEWS! * * *
GEAUX TIGERS… LET’S ROAR IN 2013!
LSU Has Now Won 45th Consecutive Non Conference Football Games – The Best Record in NCAA! 2013 Regular Season record: 9-3 for the season!
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The LSU Tigers vs the Iowa Hawkeyes January 1, 2014 – Noon Kickoff
* * * WEEKLY TIGER FOOTBALL NEWS * * *
FOOTBALL NEWS: LSU freshman QB Anthony Jennings will get the start for the Tigers in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida on New Years Day, January 1st, 2014. This will be Jennings first start for the Tigers after the season ending knee injury to Zach Mettenberger late in the Arkansas game. If Jennings’s performance is anywhere like what he accomplished in the final minutes of the LSU vs Arkansas game, the team will be in good hands. LSU has a final season ranking of 14th in both the AP and Coaches poll and 16th in the BCS poll. Iowa is not in any of the polls in the top 25.
BREAKING NEWS: Today the AP All SEC Team was announced. LSU was well representated as follows:
AP ALL SEC Team:
1st Team: WR Odell Beckham, Jr, RB Jeremy Hill
2nd Team: WR Jarvis Landry, OG Trai Turner, DT Anthony Johnson and LB Lamin Barrow
Honorable Mention: QB Zach Mettenberger, DT Ego Fergerson and S Craig Loston
NOTE: Here’s the link to another of Scott Long’s interview with College and NFL expert Mike Detillier. In this interview, Scott asks Mike for his opinion on the Arkansas game, the play of freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings, the upcoming battle for the quarterback spot between Jennings and Brandon Harris, the overall outlook for LSU’s 2014 team, and, of course, his expert opinion on who he things will declare early for the NFL draft. Thanks to Scott of DandyDon.com for the interview:
With LSU’s regular football season over, we’ll know after next week’s SEC and other conference playoffs which bowl the Tigers will be invited to play in. Many speculate it will be the Cotton Bowl in Dallas…..the Tigers did move up a little in the polls were announced Sunday…..check my table below.
NOTE: Here is the link to a short video of LSU QB Commit Brandon Harris who threw two spectacular passes in his first high school playoff game last week (THANKS to DandyDon.com for the link) – the second link is from his 2nd playoff game on Friday, 11/22nd :
IMPORTANT: LSU WR Odell Beckham has also been nominated for the Paul Hornung Award as college football’s most versatile football player. Vote for Odell for this award here:
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Here is a link to the Tigers 2013 Football Schedule:
LSU FOOTBALL POLL RANKING (#12 Preseason):
Wk-8** Wk-9 Wk-10 Wk-11 Wk-12 WK-13 Wk-14
AP Poll: #13 #11 #10 #18 #18 #15 #14
Coaches Poll: #13 #13 # 12 #18 #19 #15 #14
Harris Poll: #11 #17 #17 #14 #14
BCS Poll: #13 #21 #22 #17 #15
* Loss to Georgia – 9/28/13 ** Loss to Ole Miss – 10/19/13
NOTE: Here is a link to all the football polls that list the top 25 colleges and their ranking in each of the polls:
HERE IS A LISTING OF LSU’S 2014 – 2017 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS TO DATE:
LSU’s 2017 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
BREAKING NEWS: LSU picked up ANOTHER HUGE commitment, this time for the 2017 class. This is the player Coach Miles offered a scholarship to when he was in the 7th grade! Dylan Moses of University High is expected to be the TOP DRAFT IN THE NATION for the 2017 class. He is expected to play either running back of defensive safety.
- Dylan Moses (5 STAR) - RB/S , 6’1″, 215, University High, Baton Rouge
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LSU’S 2016 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
GOOD NEWS: LSU picked it’s first commitment for the 2016 class:
- Edwin Alexander (5 STAR) - DT, 6′ 2 1/2″, 300, St Thomas Aquinas, Hammond
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LSU’S 2015 FOOTBALL COMMITMENTS:
MORE NEWS: LSU picked up ANOTHER commitment for the 2015 class. Long snapper Blake Ferguson of Buford, Georgia committed to LSU over the weekend. He is the brother of current LSU long snapper Reid Ferguson.
- Blake Ferguson (? STAR) – LS, 6’1″, 235, Buford, Georgia
- Nick Brossette (4 STAR) - RB, 6-0, 207, University High, Baton Rouge
- Xavier Lewis (4STAR) - CB, 6-0, 175, East St John, LaPlace
- Kevin Tolliver (5 STAR) - S, 6-2, 180, Trinity High School, Jacksonville
Here is the link to the ESPN Sports rankings for 2014 commitments to date:
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LSU’s 2014 Football 15 Commitments to date:
(Currently ranked 11th by ESPN.com – as of 10/19/2013)
Davon Godchaux (4 STAR), DL, 6’4″, 265, Plaquemine High School
Trey Quinn (4 STAR), WR, 6’1″, 200, Barbe High School, Lake Charles
Brandon Harris (4 STAR), QB, 6’3”, 193, Parkway High, Bossier
Garrett Brumfield (4 STAR), OG, 6-4, 285, BR, University High
Deondre Clark (4 STAR), DE, 6-3, 238, Oklahoma City Douglass
William Clapp (4 STAR), OG, 6-4, 270, New Orleans Brother Martin
Ed Paris (4 STAR), CB, 6-1, 195, Arlington (Texas) Timberview
Devin Voorhies (4 STAR), ATH, 6-1, 185, Woodville (Miss.) Wilkinson County
Jacory Washington (4 STAR), TE, 6-5, 211, Westlake (HS)
Donnie Alexander (4 STAR), LB, 6-1, 196, New Orleans Edna Karr
Tony Upchurch (4 STAR), WR, 6-2, 210, Pearland (Texas) Glenda Dawson.
D.J. Chark (4 STAR), WR, 6-1, 176, Alexandria (HS)
John Battle (3 STAR), DB, 6’2″, 185, Hallandale, Florida
Sione Palelei (3 STAR), RB, 5’10″, 190, East Ascension High School
Cameron Gamble (2 STAR), K, 5’11:, 174, Flower Mound, Tx ——————————————————————————————————————-
* NEW CHANGES TO ETHANOL FREE GAS LIST *
We removed ONE ethanol FREE location in Louisiana this past week:
EZ Stop, 912 LA Hwy 182, Houma in Terrebonne Parish. The store has shutdown and gone out of business.
We also added XXX new ethanol FREE location in Louisiana recently:
NOTE: If any reader locates a store that is selling ethanol FREE gas but is not on our list, PLEASE send me the information asked for on the “Ethanol Facts” page so we can add it to the list!
We encourage all readers to patronize retailers who sell ethanol FREE gas. If they are not profitable selling EO, they may convert to sell ethanol gas and stores with EO will become harder and harder to find. ———————————————————————————————————-
Have a GREAT week readers!