Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram will eventually become a workhorse for the Saints, but will he be a strong contender for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year?
That's a question of how many carries he gets his rookie reason. He will be a beast in the NFL when he gets enough carries. Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory and Reggie Bush will share carries with Ingram, who will endure the most punishment running inside.
Now that the owners appear to have cleared a significant hurdle on the way to labor peace with the players, the question for the NFL is simple: How fast can they get the league started?
The educated guess is sometime on or just before July 15. On that date, the league may reopen for business on a permanent basis, meaning free agents could get signed and draft picks could start to meet with coaches for the first time in hopes of catching up as much as possible by the start of training camp.
The circus comes to town quite often in New Orleans. It’s always Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, frolicking in the French Quarter, and weekly festivals where zany antics take place, few restrictions apply, and the good times continue to roll. So it was no surprise that republicans gathered in New Orleans last week to assess their chances in 2012. Sizing up the field of presidential wannabes that showed up, there were no real standouts. National polls indicate that half the republican voters nationally are still hoping a better candidate emerges. But don’t bet on it.
Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, addressed the New Orleans news media today discussing his new book, Katrina Secrets that focuses upon the first month post-Hurricane Katrina. During the latter part of the press conference, Nagin discussed the mistakes he made after Katrina and his bitter relationship with the media before and after the storm.
Twitter today: Louisiana Sen. Vitter pointing out that a CBO plan shows why Obama and Harry Reid should embrace "conservative spending cuts plans". New felony charges against former New Orleans Public Belt exec, Jim Bridger. Legislature saying goodbye to Louisiana Medical Center oversight.
Bereft of winning issues, a leftist organization tries something new. Searching for relevance, a group with a track record of religious conservatism tries something old. Both target Sen. David Vitter with arguments that, when examined on a principled basis, have no merit.
Paul Rainwater is in, Mark Brady is out.
That’s the word out of Baton Rouge after a series of confirmation hearings on the commissioner of administration and his deputy commissioner, respectively.
Jeff Pash, the NFL's chief negotiator, said on Tuesday the league remains committed to spending whatever time it takes to speed up the a resolution to the lockout.
This past weekend millions of Americans celebrated Father’s Day by watching the U.S. Open golf championship. It was an amazing display of superb golf by young champion Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, the broadcast was marred by another disgusting display of political correctness.
The tournament was broadcast by NBC, which produced a promotional piece emphasizing the patriotism of having the event at a country club near our nation’s capital. Part of the piece included school children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Incredibly, the words “under God” were edited out of the piece not once, but twice.
I hope all the fathers out there had a wonderful Father's Day in the company of their loved ones!
Another steamy week has gone by but what a way to go.
Last week was very special for me since I started my week on Tuesday, by attending the third of Legacy Series Luncheons at the Monteleone Hotel. This delicious and informative luncheon explored the exciting Political History of Hotel Monteleone with a great cast of speakers.