To all TigerToon Fans:
RE: Flood Notice, November 12, 2016
Many of you are aware that my wife, Kathleen, and I were victims of the August 2016 Flood in the Baton Rouge area. I assure you we will be just fine. We were well insured, have a place to live, and will recover in time. Many will not and our hearts break for them.
The activities of recovery, the need to travel great distances to get the smallest of things accomplished, and the wear and tear on my physiological and psychological well-being has nearly overwhelmed me.
I have come to realize I cannot continue TigerToons for awhile, even on a limited basis. I simply don't have the time. I would love to document the crazy year 2016 has been, but I don't have the time or energy. My recovery tasks have consumed me. This makes me very sad. I know that you will appreciate our circumstances.
I love the Tiger Nation and the SEC Nation You guys have supported and encouraged me for twenty years on the internet and even longer before that time. You have sustained and motivated me for a very long time and I appreciate it.
I need to step away and rebuild our lives. It is not just a house we must rebuild. There are so many little things that I had not accounted for that have changed for us. It is most difficult.
Our attitudes are good and the support of family and friends has been wonderful. Thank you all.
So for a little while, good-bye. I haven't disappeared and I will return. Now and then if I have moments and inspirations something may come flying out of my mind. Creativity doesn't stop with this disaster, just my pencil.
Love to all,
Tom Sylvest, Jr., TigerToons Dude
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Explanations of Mascots
Wisconsin....Cheese Head Badger saying, "Cheese!" for a selfie.
Jacksonville State….Just another chicken looking for a payday.
Auburn…Head coach loses eleven games over a two-year period and get rewarded with a contract until 2020. What a deal? A commitment to mediocrity?
Mississippi State….Apparently the slugger who hit a girl will play with a one-game lay off. Not much a of a punishment. Who was this guy's daddy?
Missouri…It's good guess that these folks want to stay out of the news. Wonder if the team will go on strike against their new coach if they don't like the practice schedule. Perhaps Instructor Click can give them a safe space.
Florida…These folks named their field in Ben Hill Griffin after that golfing afficianado, Steve Spurrier. Which endzone will have the putting green?
Southern Miss…Not much to say about these guys. Still have a bad memory of their contribution to the Tiger Football Program, Curley Hallman.
Ole Miss…NCAA monkey is riding the backs of the non-cheaters. What a joke. Looking forward to not going to Atlanta again.
Alabama…Funroe, Louisiana may not be as hot a hunting ground when a couple of recruits end up with drug and gun charges. Discipline at Alabama is second to none, so we hear.
Arkansas…It's a vicious cycle in Hogland. So much hope. So much disappointment. They beat our Tigers now and then, build fabulous dreams in the off season, and coming crashing down to earth within the first three games of the following season. Same rotation very often.
South Alabama…To many, this is a real let down game. The last game of the season in Tiger Stadium against a virtual nobody. Who'll be in the stadium this night? Just as soon make it a morning game dagnabbit.
Texas A&M…Sumlin, 2nd highest paid coach in the SEC, needs to perform to keep his job. If he doesn't, there's doubts he'll get as good a deal as Auburn hands out.