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Debate Over Mike Smith's Call In New Orleans Saints-Falcons Match

Monday, 14 November 2011 09:40 Written by

statonFalcons coach Mike Smith is taking the heat -- and plenty of it --in Atlanta after the fourth-down play he called against the Saints.

Thanks to the Falcons media relations department, here's what Smith had to say after the Saints defeated the Falcons 26-23 in overtime:

LSU No. 1 In USA Coaches, AP And Harris Polls
Sunday, 13 November 2011 22:23 Written by
lsuLSU received every first-place vote in the USA Coaches' Poll, the AP Top 25 and the Harris Inteactive Poll.
Mike Smith's Call Backfires As New Orleans Saints Nipped Atlanta Falcons In Overtime
Sunday, 13 November 2011 21:57 Written by

falcons_logoHe could have been a hero.  Could have been called a gutsy genius,.  if the high-risk play had worked and if the Atlanta Falcons would have later gobbled a significant amount of real estate to go on to score.  

Instead, his call to go for fourth and inches failed, resulting in a big-time loss against super-rival New Orleans Saints.  

LSU, AP Unanimous No.1, Struggled At First Before Beating Western Kentucky
Sunday, 13 November 2011 11:48 Written by

les-milesLSU is the unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll although they did not play like the top-ranked team in the country on Saturday.  However, they played well enough by scoring four touchdowns in the second half to put away six-touchdown underdog Western Kentucky 42-9 on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium

Ivory Out, Ingram In As New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons Clash
Sunday, 13 November 2011 11:27 Written by

mark-ingramThe New Orleans Saints ‘s weapons could be limited today due to injuries as the team faces its primary rival, the Atlanta Falcons.

Both are competing for the number one spot in the South division as the league moves towards playoffs.

LSU Tigers In Letdown or Blowout Vs. Western Kentucky?
Saturday, 12 November 2011 12:32 Written by

lsu_tigersNo. 1 LSU (9-0, 6-0 SEC) has put the 9-6 victory over Alabama behind it and will host Western Kentucky (5-4, 5-1 Sun Belt) in Tiger Stadium today at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

"We've transitioned from last week's game to this one," said Miles. "Our practices have been very good, very fast- paced. And there's an enjoyment to prepare for a very quality team."

High Flying Saints TE Jimmy Graham Facing Falcons' Great Gonzalez
Saturday, 12 November 2011 12:05 Written by

graham-panthersJimmy Graham's stock continues to rise.

The Saints second-year tight end has used his basketball background to successfully transition it to the NFL. The sky is the limit for Graham, who is enjoying a Pro Bowl season.

Attorney General Eric Holder Should Be Fired
Friday, 11 November 2011 12:36 Written by

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In testimony before the Senate this week, Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that he did not know about the “Operation Fast and Furious” program which involved U.S. agents selling weapons to the Mexican drug cartel. One of those weapons was used to kill Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Holder claimed that “there are 115,000 employees in the Department of Justice…I cannot be expected to know the details of every operation on a day-to-day basis." 

Cain, Perry Media Frenzies Show Bias By The Gored
Friday, 11 November 2011 12:05 Written by

bimbo-pizza2This past week, there have been two major media frenzies.

The first has focused upon the alleged sexual harassment charges made against Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain, who has spent much time lately denying the claims.

Political Conspiracy Theories Trump Reality During Louisiana PSC's Broadband Meeting
Friday, 11 November 2011 11:03 Written by
campbellIf one had hoped that discussion about the state’s recent loss of a federal government grant opportunity at the recent Public Service Commission meeting could produce positive activity to produce more widely available broadband capability, that got dashed with the spinning of wild conspiracy theories that entirely lack credibility, contractors and agencies trying to cover themselves, and a state government that only too late realized it had headed in the wrong direction and then ran up against partisan political realities when it tried to salvage the situation.

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