Sunday, October 08, 2006

Closest thing to Tiger Stadium in SoCal

Faithful Tiger fans gathered Saturday at Kristy's MVP to watch the wretched Florida Gators humiliate the boys in purple and gold. Kristy's, located off an occassionally seedy strip that leads to San Diego's Cabrillo National Monument, is home to the LSU Alumni San Diego Chapter. (Click on the pictures to make them bigger.)

About 30 to 40 fans gather at the bar/restaurant each weekend for LSU games that are shown on big-screen, high-definition TVs in a loungey side room reserved for the group.

The room is full of Tiger memorabilia, as well as stuff from a number of other teams whose fans frequent the spot.

Owners Kristy and Dean are both Tiger fans and have attended numerous football and basketball games in Baton Rouge while working in TV sports production for ESPN, CBS and other networks. Dean, who still does TV work, was in Alabama Saturday working the Arkansas - Auburn game. Three Emmy trophies sit behind the main bar of Kristy's.

It's not Section 17, Row P, Seats 11 and 12, but the beer list is huge, the pizza is yummy and there's rarely a line for the bathroom.

1 comment:

John H. said...

Nice post, Keith. I'm really glad you've found such a place.

I've got a question. Do they get the Lincoln Financial (formerly Jefferson Pilot) games that start at 11:30 a.m. CT? If so, was that placed filled with Tiger fans last week at 9:30 a.m. PT for the game against Miss. State? That would be wild.