This past Saturday, LSU played the University of Florida in football—but not before the Tigers fans had a little pre-game roast.
— Amy Gill (@amygillsports) October 17, 2015
As students began to hit the tailgate scene and rev up for the soon-to-be epic showdown (the teams were both ranked among the top ten in the country when they played), some LSU super-fans took their home-team dedication to the next level.
— Rick Greene (@rickgreene23) October 17, 2015
Pictures popped up all over social media of whole alligators being roasted, foreshadowing LSU’s huge win later that evening.
— John Breech (@johnbreech) October 17, 2015
Although alligator is a common meat in Louisiana, some onlookers were not too happy to see the reptile being grilled up in honor of a football game.
In honor of the LSU vs. FL game, Tim’s cookin’ up some gator. And yep, you can buy alligator meat in the grocery store here. #totallynormal
— Tasha Levert (@TashaLevert) October 12, 2013
— Tay (@HeeyitsTaay) October 17, 2015
The roast may not have won over every person, but the ritual appears to have done the team some good. The victory keeps LSU undefeated on the season, as they continue to vie for a college-football national title.
[via Yahoo! News]