Jan 5, 2013 19:11 Our Views: Champagne toast for Tiger season Our Views: Champagne toast for Tiger season Advocate story Jan. 05, 2013 Comments The LSU Tigers mark New Year’s Eve the way their fans in the state and the nation are used to, with a highly competitive bowl appearance Monday. The two Tiger teams on the field, Clemson University being the other, will doubtless provide a tremendous game for the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta. While Tiger fans of the Louisiana variety would have rather seen their team in other venues, this is a great match-up and one that we can look forward to. That this year has been marked with too much off-the-field drama for the LSU Tigers is well-known, and has an impact in the bowl game with the absence of suspended punter Brad Wing. But this is a 10-2 team, despite the big one that got away against Alabama, ranked in the Top Ten in the nation and playing in a high-profile bowl game on New Year’s Eve. Not at all a bad year for LSU football, and a victory would cap it off perfectly. We congratulate Coach Les Miles and his team for their season, and wish them the best in the Georgia Dome.