What’s the Deal with LSU and Corn Dogs Anyway?


I’m sure most of you have heard the association of LSU and corn dogs. But where did it come from? Why do people say LSU fans smell like corn dogs, or want to eat corn dogs, etc.?

I’ve been hearing this about LSU for the last four or five years and just assumed it was because of the smell in Baton Rouge. If you’ve ever been to Red Stick you know it stinks. I don’t know what it is, but there is a distinct Baton Rouge odor. It’s not exactly like corn dogs, but it’s something.

During my trips to Baton Rouge for football and basketball games I’ve never actually sniffed their fans, but I wouldn’t doubt they may smell like corn dogs or something similar when you consider the humidity, probable spelt beer and gumbo on their shirt (or lack there of).

Then I stumbled across this story a few weeks back that says it all started when an Auburn fan posted on their Rivals.com board that LSU fans smelled like corn dogs and it took off from there.

There’s no doubt LSU fans are a bit different from the rest of the SEC. Pushing team buses, yelling obscenities at opposing players, and the list goes on. Do they really smell like corn dogs? I don’t know. I’m sure some do – maybe the combination of vegetable oil and sweat. At any rate, I’m not going to sniff a Cajun just to find out.