Growing-up in the northeast, college football games were always played in the afternoon. We followed Pitt, Penn State and especially Notre Dame, where my brother Mike enrolled and local football stars Terry Hanratty and Chuck Landolfi played.

Similar to Baton Rouge, football games were limited to just three network channels, so the power of WWL put us in Tiger Stadium at night with the 60-degree temperatures.

Playing “under the lights” for us was confined to Ewing Park’s baseball and football fields. Alabama never beat Notre Dame until the Nick Saban era, not the case with LSU. From the hi-fi to the television, I remember my brother Mike, manager of the Top Shelf in Pittsburgh, hurling objects at the TV when LSU, stomped the Irish 28 to 8 in 1971.