Jac Sperling, a New Orleans-born lawyer who is vice president of the NHL's Minnesota Wild reportedly will oversee the transition and eventual sale of the Hornets.
He has negotiated the sale of professional sports teams and has directed the Wild into one of hockey's most successful franchises.
Drew Brees is now an actor and the Saints escaped losing to one of the NFL's worst teams by edging the Cincinnati Bengals (2-10) 34-30 on Sunday in freezing weather at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
The World Champion, New Orleans Saints, once again showed its Super Bowl mojo by nipping the Cincinnati Bengals in a thriller 34-30 with a list minute pass from Drew Brees to Marcus Colsten.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was back on the personal promotional tour this weekend. The Louisiana governor flew up to New York for a “Bobby’s Club” fundraiser for his Louisiana campaign. Jindal appeared on Bloomberg’s Al Hunt’s Political Capital television show where Jindal discussed his book and other national issues. On Sunday, Governor Jindal continued his book tour but this time in Baton Rouge.
On Friday, New Orleans Saints answered media questions and gave its pre- Cincinnati Bengals gave injury assessments of Pierre Thomas, Anthony Waters and Ladell Betts:
Although it is Friday, there is still plenty of Louisiana government and politics going on.
The menu: Louisiana redistricting, healthcare, DHH Secretary Greenstein, Dan Juneau, Obama and Congressman-elect Landry
This entire debate over the enormous and the incredible-growing Louisiana budget crises, cuts to higher education and to healthcare is quite frankly, taxing to my brain.
And lately, now that Governor Jindal is home from the book tour battles, his statements have only confused me more.
Saints coach Sean Payton said he plans to use Reggie Bush more each week and talked about their plans for playing in near-freezing weather in Cincinnati on Sunday.
In his first game back after missing playing time since Week 2 with a broken fibula, Bush fumbled returning a punt and dropped a certain touchdown pass, costing the Saints 11 points.
Chad Ochocinco expects an explosive game between the Saints and his 2-9 Bengals on Sunday at Cincinnati and he's playing the game in honor of slain New Orleans comedian Messey Myra, whose YouTube videos were widely known.
"It's going to be a fun game," predicted Ochocinco, who started a light-hearted trash-talking exchange on Twitter with Saints safety Darren Sharper, who engaged in some trash talking with the Vikings last summer.