|Posted on 11/2/2018 2:38:00 AM.|
ESPN has named southeast Louisiana the center of the football universe this weekend with the two best games of the week being played in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
#3 LSU takes on #1 Alabama in Tiger Stadium, and president of Visit Baton Rouge Paul Arrigo says the hotels are packed.
|Louisiana, sports, football, NFL, College, NCAA, LSU, Bama, Saints, Rams, tourism|
|Posted on 10/9/2018 5:45:00 PM.|
A petition is circulating that calls for Lee Circle in New Orleans to be renamed Brees Circle in honor of the Black and Gold’s most beloved athlete. A statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee once stood high above the circle where uptown meets downtown. Petition creator Blake Ivey says the idea came to him last April.
|Drew Brees, NFL, Saints, Black and Gold, statue, monument, Brees Circle Petition, Louisiana, 2018|
|Posted on 10/8/2018 2:27:00 AM.|
Drew Brees heads into tonight’s game against Washington just 201 yards shy of the all-time passing yards record. Brees’ first NFL experience was a 2001 preseason game in Miami, where he says he stared starry eyed up into the rafters at the passing records held by Dan Marino, who then held the all-time passing yards record. He says he never could imagined one day that might be him.
|Drew Brees, NFL, Saints, Black and Gold, records, passing record, Louisiana, 2018|
|Posted on 4/19/2018 1:38:00 PM.|
Brett Favre is stepping up to be the voice of a
distracted driving campaign in Louisiana. The Hall of Fame Quarterback is featured in a new PSA speaking out against dangerous behavior behind the wheel
that was responsible for the deaths of hundreds in 2016.
|Brett Favre, Property Casualty Insurance, NFL|
|Posted on 3/21/2018 11:13:00 AM.|
Public visitation for departed Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is underway at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Mourners can pay their last respects until 7pm today and 8am to 1pm tomorrow, with a private funeral ceremony on Friday at noon.
Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond says it’s a last opportunity for fans to pay their respects to a man who meant a lot to the city.
|Tom Benson, Saints, NFL|
|Posted on 3/15/2018 5:58:00 PM.|
Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has passed away at the age of 90. Benson bought the Saints in 1985 after building a car dealership and real estate empire that started in San Antonio, and expanded to his hometown of New Orleans.
|Tom Benson, Saints, NFL, obituary, Edwin Edwards, John Bel Edwards|
|Posted on 3/14/2018 12:09:00 PM.|
Drew Brees is back in Black and Gold after agreeing to a two year, 50 million dollar contract one day before the start of free agency. The New Orleans legend will reunite with a team that was one play away from the NFC championship and loaded with young talent. Brees says he always planned on returning, but last season’s success made the decision that much easier.
|Drew Brees, contract, NFL, Saints, Black and Gold|
|Posted on 2/1/2018 1:41:00 AM.|
Monroe-based CenturyLink is being relied upon to keep the lights on, and the broadcast rolling for this year’s Super Bowl. U.S. Bank Stadium is a new stadium built from the ground up with state-of-the-art technology, mostly by CenturyLink. Director of Smart Solutions Jesse Sullivan says it’s a project years in the making.
|Centurylink, Super Bowl, NFL, technology|
|Posted on 12/10/2017 5:00:00 AM.|
|Multiple reports indicate fewer people are watching as much pro football than they used too. Baton Rouge-based Todd Agency owner Deborah Todd says it's not all about national anthem protests, she says viewer fatigue has also set in because of over saturation.|
"The NFL has put games on Thursday, Sunday night instead of Sunday afternoon, Monday night," Todd said. People are just not as scheduled to watch football like they used to." More
|NFL, Deborah Todd, football, cord cutting|
|Posted on 10/10/2017 3:31:00 PM.|
The N-F-L has been more about the National Anthem than the game itself recently. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 teams, specifying that all players and coaches quote - “should stand for the National Anthem.” N-F-L analyst Mike Detillier says it’s sad team owners didn’t force the issue prior to Goodell’s memo.
|national anthem, nfl, football, Mike Detillier|
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