The NFL is out with a list of playoff scenarios. At this point, there are eight teams going for six playoff spots and two of them -- Green Bay (10-0) and San Francisco (9-1), both of whom can clinch in Week 12 with a win and some help -- are all but assured of winning division titles. One NFC team, perhaps two, could make the playoffs with records of 9-7.
Over the past few months, there has been a rash of reports and charges of widespread and intentional withholding of evidence on the part of federal prosecutors in a number of high profile criminal cases. Intentional is the key word here. Mistakes can be made when prosecutors work under heavy case loads and the pressure of meeting deadlines. But in way too many cases, prosecutors hiding evidence that is favorable to the defense has proven to be deliberate, and in direct violation of the law. Even though such miscarriage of justice often leads to the conviction of an innocent defendant, rogue prosecutors who violate the law in this way are rarely prosecuted, or even sanctioned. This is a blight on the American justice system, today.
Before I start sharing with you all my memorable events and the upcoming ones, I would like to wish a healthy, peaceful and bountiful Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Last week was full of exciting events that included some of my all time favorite events such as the re-opening of the Louis Armstrong Park. Beautiful sunny sky shined upon us for the festivities. On Thursday, I attended "A Bounty of Bubbles" tasting presented by the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and Dorignac's. More than 65 different bottles from Champagne to Prosecco were poured accompanied by hors d'oeuvres, artisan cheeses and great entertainment by the Yat Pack.
Given the boasts of leading Republicans and Democrats after Saturday's votes were counted, two different elections took place.
"The Louisiana Committee for a Republican Majority reached its aggressive 2011 goals tonight," read the release from the political action committee formed by Sen. David Vitter.
It's one of the biggest college football games of the season, and Arkansas has won three of the past four over the Tigers in this hard-fought series which resumes on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
A total of four overtime periods were required to decide their last two meetings in Baton Rouge. This meeting is a CBS (Ch. 4) nationally televised game between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country.