As I travel around the state, I find that folks in New Orleans don't know the great musical artists of Shreveport, and conversely so. Mention Allen Toussaint in Shreveport, and you get about the same reaction as mentioning James Burton in New Orleans. What's up with that?
LSU's Kenny Hilliard is rated as one of the top 100 college freshmen by Bleacherreport.com. Today, we'll look at running back Kenny Hilliard. "He leaves the Louisiana high school football scene with a career record of more than 8,600 yards on the ground.One of the most productive high school runners in history, he is headed to Baton Rouge to continue the art of toting the rock. He runs well behind his pads and knows that he has to keep his motor churning to wear down a defense. He should rush for at least 400 yards this season, getting his feet wet in 2011."
THREE Saints have been named to the NFL Power Ratings 2011: Top 100 players in NFL Today. Here are the three with scouting notes: No. 19, Drew Brees, QB, Saints -- "Ranks as one of our top five quarterbacks on the list of the 100 best players in the NFL.
LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined IFG Port Holdings LLC CEO Kabir Ahmad and Union Pacific Railroad Chairman and CEO Jim Young to announce the state, Port of Lake Charles, IFG and Union Pacific have finalized agreements necessary for IFG to launch a new, state-of-the-art export grain terminal at the Port of Lake Charles, the first of its kind to be built in the Gulf Coast region in about 25 years.
It is impossible to traverse the Louisiana political landscape today and not run across some mention of an unannounced, 32-year-old gubernatorial candidate with no political experience. Caroline Fayard has clearly rocked the Republican establishment here in Louisiana.
Written March 30, 2011
So we assume that the Louisiana Republican Party’s state elected officials want to use their legislative and gubernatorial majorities to ensure redistricting favorable to their future electoral chances? Then why, after yesterday’s activities revealed, did they stop short of this?
Millions of rabid college basketball fans have been glued to their TVs over the past month as March Madness reached its crescendo this Monday night. My North Carolina Tar Heels came close in an effort to win its second national title in the past five years. And the big bucks have been rolling in. There are lots of winners, with coaches getting big salaries, and colleges spiting up their percentage of huge TV and admission revenues. But there is one group that is being both exploited and shortchanged. It’s the players, themselves.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he's optimistic the labor dispute with the owners will get resolved.
Brees was in San Diego on Wednesday to promote next month's Cox Celebrity Championship, the tournament to benefit charity. Brees, of course, was asked about his role and thoughts on the NFL lockout that has thrown the offseason into turmoil and could threaten the 2011 season.
United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today responded to President Barrack Obama’s speech outlining his administration’s plans to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.