Rock stars are in short supply these days. Admittedly, living life on the grand scale of a Mick Jagger or Keith Richards in their heyday is hard work, but epic self-indulgence give music its mythic scope. Thankfully, Kanye West seems ready, willing and able to be larger than life.
Thursday night at the New Orleans Arena, that was clear in a show that included an Alp, a yeti, a faceless choir that engaged in synchronized rotating and held lit flares on the Alp, and Jesus, who emerged from a fissure in the Alp.
The time is rapidly ticking away until bowl bids are announced Sunday night, but for the LSU Tigers the variables and possibilities seem to keep expanding rather than becoming more defined.
Who’s running this show, The Riddler?
After wrapping up the regular season with a victory over Arkansas on Nov. 29, LSU seemed a virtual lock for the Cotton Bowl.
Not so fast, cowboy. The Cotton remains a distinct possibility for the 9-3 Tigers, but no longer more likely than a trip to the Outback Bowl.
““Being able to play your rival from your town, with a chance to go to the Superdome adds something to it and makes this one a little bit more special.” Emanuel Powell, Landry-Walker coach
CHICAGO — St. Augustine standout running back Leonard Fournette was named the Gatorade Louisiana Football Player of the Year for the second straight year in an announcement.
The award is given collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports.
The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high academic standards.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a bona fide winning streak.
Chad Henne threw two touchdown passes, Jordan Todman scored on some trickery and the Jaguars held on to beat the Houston Texans 27-20 on Thursday night.
The Jaguars (4-9) won their third straight — their fourth victory in five games since a bye — and continued to show signs of progress under first-year coach Gus Bradley.
They also won at home for the first time since Nov.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Glenn Dorsey quickly emerged as a stabilizing force in the middle of San Francisco’s dominant defensive line.
An emergency fill-in at first, Dorsey has made significant strides each week that tell him and his 49ers coaches he is becoming comfortable with the defensive scheme and his technique in San Francisco’s system.
For a sixth-year veteran who arrived uncertain of landing a starting job, the former East Ascension High School and LSU standout worked quietly until called upon to assume a larger role.
After ranking among the league leaders in takeaways after seven games, the New Orleans Saints’ defense is fighting through a bit of a drought going into Sunday night’s key NFC South matchup with the Carolina Panthers.
Through seven games, when they had a 6-1 record following a 35-17 blowout of the Buffalo Bills, the Saints had 15 takeaways — nine interceptions and one fumble recovery.
But in the five games played since then, a stretch in which the team has gone 3-2, the Saints have forced two turnovers.
With two big games coming up Friday and Sunday, Saints and Pelicans officials again are warning fans to be cautious when purchasing tickets on the secondary market.
The Pelicans will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m. Friday in the New Orleans Arena and the Saints face the Carolina Panthers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Tickets are in high demand for both games, especially for the Saints and Panthers contest because the teams will be playing for the NFC South lead.