As you drive across the state line into Mississippi, you are welcomed by a sign reading:
"Welcome to Mississippi, the Birthplace of America's Music."
Now that just doesn't seem right. In fact, that just isn't right. But, it is good marketing.
Saints free agent weakside linebacker Scott Shanle is not expected back this season unless he agrees to a "team friendly" deal.
Shanle has been talking contract with the Saints for more than a year, but the labor uncertainty has precluded a deal. Shanle was Pro Football Focus' lowest rated 4-3 outside linebacker in the league last season.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took action today on the red light traffic camera scandal plaguing the NOPD with a news conference in which the mayor said:
The Saints drafted two linebackers from Illinois in the recent draft. Five of their six picks were defensive players who will contribute on special teams.
The Saints vice president of communications Greg Bensel issued a release on email on Thursday morning after Pro Football Talk ran a story that Toronto was eyeballing two teams for possible relocation.
The website reported Councilor Doug Ford, the brother of Toronto mayor Rob Ford, tells Brad Gagnon of TheScore.com that Canada's mega-city intends to try and lure an NFL team after the league puts a team back in Los Angeles.
The most wanted war criminal in the world is now dead. And it is for good reason that Americans are enthralled over his death. So do we now go back to our life before 9/11? Or will we find that in death as in his life, bin Laden will continue to haunt us? And how many members of congress will have the wits to ask just how much damage did he really do, and why it took so long to find him?
Caroline Fayard announced today that she is organizing a campaign for Secretary of State and will make a formal announcement in the near future to officially launch her campaign.
Which means that she will not be running for the position of Governor of Louisiana to replace Bobby Jindal although there had been many signs that she was moving in that direction prior to a controversy in which she was quoted to say at a Democratic meeting that she “hates republicans”.
Grading drafts is harmless fun.
Like most mock drafts, grading drafts has become a spring tradition that fills space. The people picking the players know the players beyond the top rounds.