We didn't get to this yesterday, but anything involves college students and fire is usually good copy for the next day. Some of the LSU peeps got together for what looked like a bonfire with a set of clothes as a centerpiece. But it was actually a burning in effigy of former LSU head coach Nick Saban. But this isn't as bad as it sounds. The elections have been over for almost a week and the Southerners are still pretending to burn white people. Our country has come so far...

A fire engine, some golf carts and SUVs led a parade through a student apartment complex in Baton Rouge, with beads, stuffed tigers and "Got 3?" T-shirts — a reference to the Tigers' three national titles — thrown into the crowd. The main event was the burning of Saban, the coach who is a villan to some LSU fans for going to Alabama after leaving the NFL. (Never mind that every time LSU fans become consumed with Saban, it's a slap in the face to their highly successful coach, Les Miles, who has "only" gone 40-8 with a national title in four seasons. Never mind that this obsession with Saban reveals insecurities about LSU's fan base.)

Look, I get it. Your head coach jumped ship and wound up at a rival school. But the man brought you a national championship and left the cupboard stocked well enough to earn another. If you're going to start a bonfire with Saban's likeness as a centerpiece, at least get the hair right. The burning of Nick Saban [al.com] Image via 2theadvocate