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New York Giants In Must Game vs. New Orleans Saints
Sunday, 27 November 2011 14:02 Written by

giants3At the time the New York Giants need the most from its team, the offense will be somewhat dinged due to injuries.  
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) has been officially ruled out of Monday night's game with the Saints as the Giants try to end their two-game losing streak.

Also out are left tackle Will Beatty (eye/back) and defensive back Derrick Martin (hamstring).

Doubtful for the Giants is linebacker Michael Boly (hamstring). Receiver Mario Manningham (knee) is doubtful.

Grambling Heads To SWAC After Besting Southern In Bayou Classic
Saturday, 26 November 2011 19:00

bayou-classicGrambling State won the XXXVIII State Farm Bayou Classic on Saturday at the Mercedes Benz Superdome beating southern 36-12.

LSU Tigers, Arkansas: Mathieu, Petrino and Tweets
Saturday, 26 November 2011 14:45 Written by

lsuWith the LSU Tigers now flying high after their enormous victory in Baton Rouge over the Arkansas Razorbacks, here are some odds and ends...first coming from winning Defenseive back, Tyrann Mathieu, and then from losing coach Bobby Petrino:

Saints's Ivory, Ingram, Sproles, Thomas Ready For Manning-Led Giants
Saturday, 26 November 2011 14:26 Written by

saints-runSaints coach Sean Payton said his team needs to play its best football in December, talked about Eli Manning as a quarterback, said all his running backs were doing well and updated roster moves during his media briefing on Friday at the Saints facility in Metairie.

Payton also said in the briefing that running backs Chris Ivory, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas are ready to go against the Giants

LSU Romp Over Arkansas: SEC, BCS Champions Next?
Friday, 25 November 2011 22:20 Written by

les-milesLSU fans might argue whether this LSU team, coached by Les Miles, is the best Baton Rouge squad ever.  Two more games will tell its fate.

Other than one very close overtime game in Tuscaloosa in October in which the Tigers snipped Alabama, virtually all of the games LSU have played to date have been either blowouts or dominant victories.    

Brees, Manning Feel At Home When NY Giants-New Orleans Saints Play Monday
Friday, 25 November 2011 13:31 Written by
brees-panthersWhen Drew Brees hit New Orleans he quickly learned it was the city that could be called--the “Home of the Mannings”.

"Archie, having played here and lived here ever since he joined the Saints and being very involved with the community, and Eli and Peyton both, with everything they've accomplished, people take a lot of pride in saying those guys are from New Orleans."
LSU readies for Arkansas, Vegas picks Alabama in BCS
Thursday, 24 November 2011 15:01 Written by

lsuThe Vegas oddsmakers have the BCS Championship Game winner figured out for us. No more debating who will play, who deserves to play or who will win. The Oddsmakers  have made Alabama the favorite to win the title. One would have to bet $180 to win $100. The other odds are as follows, according to USA Today: LSU ($150) to win $100;  Arkansas ($500); Oklahoma State ($800); and Virginiia Tech ($2,000). In an unpredictable college football season, it may be best to save your  money...

New Orleans Saints: NFL playoffs, Giants coming and Thanksgiving tweets
Thursday, 24 November 2011 14:25 Written by

giants3The 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.

Concealing evidence: prosecutors gone wild
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 22:33 Written by

jim-brown_jvlastnews_thumbOver 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.

New Orleans Events: Thanksgiving and December Fun
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 17:56 Written by


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.


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