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George Rodrigue's Blue Dog all dressed up for LSU

Updated: January 9, 2012, 10:20 AM ET
By Cam Martin

When he was in high school in Louisiana, artist George Rodrigue -- renowned worldwide for his Blue Dog series, which was immortalized in an Absolut Vodka campaign and is now the centerpiece for an LSU football fundraising campaign -- was kicked out of class by a teacher because he wouldn't stop drawing. Rodrigue chuckles now at the memory, because that same teacher was also a local baseball coach, one who happened to tell Ron Guidry, aka, "Louisiana Lightning," to pack it up because ...

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