Posted: Dec 16, 2011 10:44 AM by Melissa Hawkes
Updated: Dec 16, 2011 11:23 AM
With the New Orleans Bowl Game is just a day away, University of Louisiana fans are starting to head over to the Big Easy. One fan has been cheering on the Ragin Cajun's for over fifty years, he says this game will be the best one yet.
After graduating high school in 1960, Ken Ardoin was all set to attend LSU, but a last minute trip to Lafayette changed his mind.
He said, "a buddy said he was coming down. He asked me if I wanted to ride. I had nothing to do so I rode. I was on this campus four hours. I can't tell you what it was but it still ignites many people."
He went home to Alexandria to tell his father the good news.
Ardoin said, "he dropped the fork on his plate and said 'I want to know what went on down there today'."
Ardoin has been a die-hard Ragin Cajun fan from that day on, even moving across the country to Chicago couldn't keep him away from Cajun Field.
"I bought my four chair backs in the upper deck on the 45 yard line." he said. "I've had those seats since 1985, and I would fly in and fly out and ever since I've just been part of it all."
This is the second time he'll be watching them take the field to play in a bowl game.
Ardoin said, "years ago I'd get nervous. I don't get nervous about the out come I get excited about getting there."