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Roger Goodell, Peter King could have had my job

Friday, 12 December 2014 12:03 Written by

goodellStop me if I’ve told you this one, but after I accepted Jim Finks’ offer to join him in New Orleans in the summer of 1986, my old boss at the NFL Management Council, Jack Donlan, told me to find my replacement before I left New York. I thought it would be an easy matter finding an enthusiastic young up-and-comer to join Donlan in the NFL’s labor relations department. The Collective Bargaining Agreement, which came as the result of a 57-day players’ strike in 1982, would expire in another year, and Donlan needed a spokesman to represent the position of NFL owners. Surely, the first person I asked would jump at the opportunity.

Jindal's Revival and Duncan dunk; Landrieu's last speech; Vitter nays Lynch
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:38 Written by

vitter-mobile LANDRIEU'S LAST SENATE FLOOR SPEECH

Today at 2:00 p.m. CDT, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., will deliver her final speech on the Senate Floor.

Some Democratic activists, others don't get Cassidy's romp over Landrieu
Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:51 Written by

cassidy-smllSome obviously get it; others don’t. As activist Louisiana Democrats fall into the latter category, that only serves to reinforce the prediction made recently in this space.

NOLA ChristmasFest kicks off Friday with magical family fun in New Orleans
Thursday, 11 December 2014 09:21 Written by

christmas-districtIt might not snow much in New Orleans.  And Santa gets hit later than elsewhere USA because we are so Deep South—far from the cold winds and reindeers of the North Pole.

Mary Landrieu forgot politics is local
Thursday, 11 December 2014 08:39 Written by

tip-oneilby Jim Brown

Former U.S. House speaker Tip O’Neill said it time and time again.  All politics is local. I interviewed Tip on a New Orleans television show I hosted back in the 1990s.  He went on for sometime that you have to be intimately involved in your home state, if you want to survive.  It’s a lesson that Senator Mary Landrieu forgot. 

Scalise joins WTC, others, to discuss soybean exports issues, report
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:22 Written by

wtc-logoCongressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-1) will be present for the announcement and give remarks in support of the release of a joint-study on the U.S. competitiveness of soybean exports.  The report is by the World Trade Center of New Orleans, the Big River Coalition, and the University of Southern Mississippi.  The findings will be released during a meeting on December 17, 2014 at the Westin Canal Place. 

Louisiana ranked 48th in US, in overall health, in United Healthcare report
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:09

healthrankNot the best of news for the health of Louisiana.

According to the special 25th Edition of America’s Health Rankings, Louisiana ranks 48 this year when compared with other states. The 2014 report illustrates Louisiana has its share of strengths and challenges.

Ho-hum, just a $4.25B Jindal announcement for Louisiana
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:02 Written by

jindal-betJust another Louisiana economic development announcement for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, this one for $4.25.

In part, due to the strong growth of the liquefied natural gas industry in Louisiana and the US, economic development announcements like the one today has become someone of a regular, ho-hum, event.

Landrieu's Last Stand, a self-imposed massacre on talk radio
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:44 Written by

landrieu-tea-partyIt was not Mary Landrieu’s finest hour or even her best 11 minutes.

It might’ve been her worst.

Louisiana Biz: New Orleans Bowl, GNO Inc, BRAC; Dress for Success
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 14:54

 BATON-ROUGE-SKY

It’s footbowl time in New Orleans.

Well, football and bowling to be more precise.  And time for all businesses to do something nice.

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