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Tiger fans hit the road early, Texas bound

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 8:00pm

GONZALES, La (FOX44) – LSU fans are leaving out of the bayou state and hitting the road to make it to Dallas in time for the big game. We caught up with two Tiger fans early this morning to catch their excitement in these last hours before Cotton Bowl mania.

Norman Hebert and Drew Smith are die-hard fans. They’ve been following the Tigers all over the country for more than 30 years.

“I just can’t seem to shake it,” Norman Hebert, Tiger fanatic, said with excitement. “It’s an addiction. I love it!”

The two met at work. Once they realized they shared the same passion, they began hitting the road together, game after game, year after year.

“Home, away, bowls, I saw every play of the 80s,” Drew Smith, fan who has been to roughly 154 consecutive games, described.

Although they’ve crossed the nation together, neither has been to the Cotton Bowl, making this game a landmark first.

“Never been to Dallas, so that’s just another city I can cross off my list,” Smith explained.

No matter what the outcome of the game, these fans never leave home with out their team spirit and Tiger pride.
 

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