Tim McGraw Says ‘Who Dat?!!?’ Ahead of Saints vs. Buccaneers Playoff Matchup

by Joe Rutland
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One of Louisiana’s pride and joys, Tim McGraw, made sure to put his two cents in on Sunday’s New Orleans-Tampa Bay NFC divisional-round game.

It was pretty simple for McGraw, one of country music’s biggest stars, to make it known which team he was rooting for on Sunday. It is a showdown of older quarterbacks as the Saints’ Drew Brees squares off against the Buccaneers’ Tom Brady.

McGraw tweeted out his choice along with a couple of photos, including one with wife Faith Hill.

McGraw grew up loving and playing all types of sports. He ended up going to Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, La., for college.

But the team he really loved rooting for in college football? The LSU Tigers.

Tim McGraw Does Not Hide His Love For LSU Football

“Growing up in Louisiana we always had crawfish boils so we’d have crawfish boils, especially when I was in college,” McGraw said in an interview on the “Huuuge Show” podcast. “I went to college at Northeast Louisiana University, which is the University of Louisiana at Monroe now.

“But LSU was still the school we all rooted for, I mean that was our state school, and that was the school we all rooted for,” he said. “We made some trips down to Death Valley for some of those games. But I don’t remember too much from those games because of the tailgating that was going on.”

McGraw remembers turning up the TVs and inviting people over to watch the Tigers play.

“In college, my roommates and I lived right on a bayou and my roommate had a ski boat so we were skiing all the time,” he said. “So we would ski all Saturday, watch LSU’s football game, float kegs, have a crawfish boil. It was a good time back then.”

McGraw Needed New Team For Playoffs After Titans’ Loss

Now that Tennessee is no longer in the NFL playoffs after losing to Baltimore, Tim McGraw needs a new team to cheer.

McGraw and his family were present for the AFC Wild Card game in Nashville on Jan. 10. They saw the Titans fall to the Lamar Jackson-led Baltimore Ravens 20-13 and have their season end. Baltimore ultimately had its season end in Buffalo, losing to the Bills 17-3 in an AFC divisional-round playoff game.

After the defeat, McGraw went on Twitter and let people know who he’s going to be following from here on out. He posts a picture of his TV set on a New Orleans Saints’ playoff game against the Chicago Bears. McGraw writes, “Well, @Titans had a heck of a run…Now it’s Geaux @Saints!!!”

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