If Notre Dame Stadium is holy ground zero for college football fans (thanks no doubt to "Touchdown Jesus,") then Death Valley in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a pleasure pit for die-hard football sadists. The LSU Tigers' 92,500 football fans are generally considered to be the most gleefully hostile in the sport, intimidating refs and overwhelming opposing players with creative vitriol on Friday and Saturday nights. As legendary coach Bear Bryant put it: "Baton Rouge happens to be the worst place in the world for a visiting team. It's like being inside a drum."
Built in 1924, Tiger Stadium has only been renovated three times. "In college, they still have the old venues to go to" Esiason enthuses. Despite being one of the rare stadiums Esiason hasn't actually visited in person, it tops his bucket list of hallowed sporting venues, and he says he plans to join the rabble with his son there some day. "It's got to be one of the top five places to watch a football game," he says