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Ex-NFL QB Bobby Hebert kicked out of LSU-Alabama press box

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We’ve noted in the past that Bobby Hebert, the former Saints and Falcons quarterback who is now a talk-radio host in Louisiana, is not a believer in press box etiquette. Now Hebert’s press box behavior has gotten him kicked out of the biggest college football game of the season.

Hebert was escorted out of the Tiger Stadium press box for excessive cheering during Saturday night’s Alabama-LSU game, Pat Forde of Yahoo reports. Cheering in the press box is strictly forbidden at sporting events, but Hebert has had a long history of violating that rule and getting away with it. Apparently on Saturday night he was so flagrant that they couldn’t let him get away with it anymore, and after LSU officials repeatedly warned him to quiet down, a uniformed police officer took him out.

This is the second consecutive LSU-Alabama game at which Hebert has caused a scene. When the two teams met in last year’s BCS Championship Game, Hebert (whose son T-Bob was an offensive lineman on last year’s LSU team) took the opportunity of the post-game press conference to berate LSU coach Les Miles about his play calling in LSU’s 21-0 loss.

In addition to having what George Costanza described as a fun name to pronounce, Hebert had a pro football career that included leading the Michigan Panthers to a USFL championship, leading the Saints to the playoffs in 1987 and going to the Pro Bowl as a Falcon in 1993.

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26 Responses to “Ex-NFL QB Bobby Hebert kicked out of LSU-Alabama press box”
  1. cardmagnet says: Nov 4, 2012 5:30 AM

    He should apply for a job at Monday Night Football. Jon Gruden could make Bobby Hebert over-critical of his favorite teams.

  2. flavordave says: Nov 4, 2012 6:29 AM

    Anyone think of George Costanza when they heard Hebert?

  3. fuglyflorio says: Nov 4, 2012 6:44 AM

    Just a wild guess … But I’d say some drinking was involved.

  4. newmarketmaulers says: Nov 4, 2012 6:57 AM


  5. jsprunner says: Nov 4, 2012 7:09 AM

    @newmarketmaulers: you beat me to it. How is having a son named T-bob not the best part of this story? And you hit it with a one-word post. Ha!

  6. countyk66ers says: Nov 4, 2012 7:19 AM

    It would have been much worse to let him watch the end of the game and face the press corps.

  7. bmore44 says: Nov 4, 2012 7:23 AM

    You know your redneck , when you have a son named T-BOB

  8. cereal blogger says: Nov 4, 2012 8:12 AM

    I didnt see one African American in the stands at that game

  9. searchingwithmygoodeyeclosed says: Nov 4, 2012 8:13 AM

    What a tool.

  10. evilbilly3 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:18 AM

    fuglyflorio says:
    Nov 4, 2012 6:44 AM

    Just a wild guess … But I’d say some drinking was involved.

    He wouldn’t be Bobby if he wasn’t.

  11. 44mpo says: Nov 4, 2012 8:21 AM

    Gosh, I sure hope this doesn’t ruin his chances of going to the Hall of Fame. LOL

  12. bucforever says: Nov 4, 2012 8:26 AM

    Awesome game. I really had no horse in the race. This was just an exciting football game. Ya Can’t fault the man for showing his colors. Good on you Bobby!

  13. vikescry1 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:30 AM

    T-bob??? I once had an award winning pig named that. first place at the state fair 3 years running…

  14. dontasemebro says: Nov 4, 2012 8:30 AM

    George is gettin’ upset!

  15. jerrygray721 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:39 AM

    new rule! anyone who names their kid t-bob should not be allowed in ANY press box

  16. Stiller43 says: Nov 4, 2012 8:44 AM

    As soon as i saw the headline, i was waiting for the reference…

    Quite honestly, i was shocked it took you ’til the end. I thought you forgot!

  17. justphilip says: Nov 4, 2012 8:44 AM

    “T-Bob” is short for “Petite Bob” or “Little Bob”

    It is a common thing in Louisiana, especially south Louisiana.

  18. logast says: Nov 4, 2012 8:49 AM

    After hearing Hebert last year trying to explain himself over his criticism of Miles, I could only think of one thing. Hebert is a complete tool. To put it nicely.

  19. thedownwardspiral says: Nov 4, 2012 8:53 AM

    When you stand out as a buffoon even amongst Cajuns, that’s saying a lot.

    He was also born in a town called Cutoff, La. Seriously.

  20. wayupsouth says: Nov 4, 2012 8:54 AM

    In Louisiana, “T” before a name, in Cajun culture, means smaller, younger, etc. It’s sometimes used instead of “Jr.”, which is the case here. Essentially, it’s a contraction of “petit”. Fuglyflorio, I’m afraid your assessment is accurate. You can Youtube Bobby Hebert Saints Jets, and you’ll see him in a clip from 2009 making an azz of himself during the home game that season againts NYJ. He does like to have an occasional beverage, it seems.

  21. wayupsouth says: Nov 4, 2012 8:59 AM

    Sorry, “against.”

  22. kenny328usa says: Nov 4, 2012 9:15 AM

    Any George Costanza reference is a good one.

  23. geefan1 says: Nov 4, 2012 9:25 AM

    Maybe he and Joe Nameth should get together for a couple beers sometime. Do the Jets play the Saints this year?

  24. xmenot12 says: Nov 4, 2012 11:19 AM

    I think he was drunk when his son was born to name him T-Bob..Could have been worst T-Bone !?

  25. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Nov 4, 2012 11:44 AM

    This is like when I got kicked out of a concert for dancing too much

  26. marylouisew says: Nov 5, 2012 11:00 AM

    “I think he was drunk when his son was born to name him T-Bob..Could have been worst T-Bone !?”

    xmenot12, what all of you are missing is the fact that the parents in this part of the country don’t NAME their children “T-Bob” or T-Jim, etc. They name them Robert M. Hebert, Jr. or James B. Boudreax Jr.

    Then, instead of calling them Bobby Jr, or Jim Jr., they call them t-Bob or t-Jim or whatever, short for “petit Bob”. It’s a nickname folks, pure and simple.

    And yes, he’s an idiot and an embarrasment to most of us but his heart is in the right place.

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