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Alabama coach Nick Saban said he knows LSU CB Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu is not the lone threat on the nation's fourth-best defense. The Tigers are second in the nation in turnover margin (1.88) with 11 interceptions and 7 fumble recoveries. "It's not going to be just about him," said Saban "Everybody's going to have to do their jobs well for Troy Richardson (Heisman Trophy candidate) to be able to some things that we would like for him to do in the running game as well as the passing game."...
Bucs running back LeGrange Blount will be back on Sunday against the Saints. He has missed two games with a knee injury.
"I'm going to play third downs in this game," the Bucs' best running back told the St. Petersburg Times. "I'm probably not going to play all of them, but I know I'll play quite a few of them."
Anthony Weiner. Bill Clinton. Mark Sanford. Even
Men in powerful positions often find themselves in compromising situations because they have said or done things dealing with their sexual escapades that cost them dearly. Usually it is the politicians we hear about, and the results can be catastrophic. The latest idiot move to come to light is by Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain.
Over the past few years, New Orleans has become one of the nation’s premier Halloween destinations. The city has a great night life and is known as one of the best party cities in the world. This weekend, the Voodoo Festival and Halloween brought thousands of tourists to the city. When tourists come to New Orleans, they usually to go Bourbon Street and last night it was packed with costumed revelers.
Few of the unsuspecting visitors realized that they would have to dodge gunfire as they walked down Bourbon Street in the heart of the world famous French Quarter. Right in front of one of the top attractions on Bourbon Street, the Chris Owens Club, shots were fired and a person was killed. Later on in another section of the French Quarter, Canal and Burgundy, more shots were fired and another person was killed. In addition to the French Quarter violence, there were two other shooting incidents, giving the city a total tally of 15 people shot and 2 killed.
We're been educated by Fox News, Rush and MSNBC; We are now debating Tea Party versus Occupy Wall Street? The extremes appear to be wagging the middle, not the other way around. We're facing a tenacious debate over national debt, unable to help the fate of the unemployed millions coping with a miserable economy getting even worse. Our politicians in an election season offer bromides which many claim are the problems, not the solutions. Amid the backdrop, a few a voice of moderation seeks to forge solutions within a political atmosphere crying for heads to fall.
six weeks ago i wrote in this space about the need for our city leaders to do something dramatic and game-changing about violent crime in
Sean Payton met with the media on Monday after his team, the New Orleans flopped in St. Louie to the Rams after blowing out its Super Bowl opponent, 62-7. Next opponent will be a district-foe, Tampa Bay Bucanneers. Here's Payton's take:
Is Louisiana smoldering with anger?
Hardly. Despite the anger throughout the United States, based upon recent election results, the state's political scene is hardly on fire, says Bernie Pinsonat.
The Louisiana pollster, who this fall managed the campaigns for now-Republican and most likely future Senate President, John Alario and Democrat Gary Smith, responds to questions about the recent elections about Governor Jindal, who won by a landslide vote.
Now, this edition of "Bernie Burns":
1. Looking back at the recent elections, what are the major themes one can extract?
The democrats continue to suffer because President Barack Obama remains very unpopular in Louisiana. No democrat occupies a statewide elected position and I do not see this changing any time soon! Democratic state legislators are now the minority party at the state capitol and will not control either the senate or house. The speaker of the house will be a republican and the senate president will also be a republican.
The 2012 Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th. That is nearly a year from now and candidates have been campaigning for the past six months… at least. That translates into 18months of campaigning for a forty-eight month job. Something has to be done because it seems that the “campaign season” gets longer every four years and voters grow tired. More time is spent campaigning than governing, which might explain why government is held in contempt by most Americans.
Over the river and through the woods they will come for November’s Politics With a Punch, a political-comedy panel discussion showcasing, the good, bad and the bizarre elements of life in Louisiana and in New Orleans. The next Punch will be head Thursday November 3 at Eiffel Society on majestic St. Charles Avenue.