Tiger Droppings, an LSU fan site, does not have a search feature or one has to register to use it.... According to Tiger Droppings, the legend goes like this: Big 12 opponents of Nebraska called their fans corn dogs because their mascot is the “cornhusker.” An Auburn fan heard this and then posted an extended rant on an online message board about how LSU fans are very sensitive about how they smell like corn dogs....
So, I searched: Tiger Droppings Nebraska corn dogs . Tons of links to discussion of the matter. Many repeat the Nebraska story, but there are other versions involving other SEC, Big12 and even Big 10 teams. Some have links to similar article's to O Really's, but no actual verifying source material that I can find.
Whether the origin was a plagiarized idea or not, it does have LSU fans worked up. Mission Accomplished.
Lots of folks say it's stupid because corn dogs smell and look great.
Others say it's stupid because corn is really a Prairie state thing.
Still others say it's stupid because of Louisiana's real cuisine, like this one:
So What Is the Deal with Corndogs Anyway?
… A little background. Corndogs are not, in any sense of the word, a typical Louisiana food. In fact, I do not know a single Louisianian who eats corn dogs regularly. I for one doubt I've had one since my age was in single digits. Yet, despite this, Auburn fans insist we smell of corndogs….
It's like if LSU fans decided to start calling Bama fans "the hippies" because of their progressive attitudes towards race relations and the environment.
From a different link:If you go to an LSU game, you will see endless tailgates featuring a variety of gumbos, jambalayas, etouffes, soups, grilled meats, and seafood featuring local ingredients prepared in distinctly local ways. And in response to this variegated culinary attack on the senses, the Auburn fans, bizarrely, decided we smelled of corndogs. It's strangely brilliant in how it cuts right at our pride in local culinary achievement. Despite our famous skill in combining ingredients and adding heat, it is all a waste because we may as well have just had corndogs for all of its effect on outsiders. I don't know if they meant it to be this complicated of a form of humor, but that's how I see it.
Finally, try unseeing this Rick Perry image:
All that's missing is his Brokeback Mountain jacket, nttawwt: