Monroe-based CenturyLink is a big player at this year's Super Bowl
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

Local ad agent gives her thoughts on the decline in NFL viewership
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." 
NFL, Deborah Todd, football, cord cutting

Goodell says NFL players should stand for the National Anthem
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

Another Louisiana lawmaker disapproves of multiple Saints players sitting during national anthem
Posted on 9/27/2017 3:28:00 AM.

Yet another lawmaker has voiced her disapproval of multiple Saints players refusing to stand for the national anthem. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges wants to examine the team’s agreement with Louisiana that contains state subsidies. She’s called for a discussion to take place during next month’s legislative budget meeting. Hodges supports the players’ right to protest.

Valarie Hodges, NFL, Saints, national anthem

Congressman Higgins voices disapproval of NFL players not standing for national anthem
Posted on 9/26/2017 3:39:00 AM.

Congressman Clay Higgins is another lawmaker voicing his disapproval of NFL players refusing to stand during the national anthem. Higgins says growing up, football season was always something he looked forward to and found it grounding in times of instability. But he says now it’s sickening to watch.

Clay Higgins, NFL, national anthem

10 former LSU Tigers participate in NFL scouting combine
Posted on 2/28/2017 5:11:00 AM.

The NFL Scouting Combine gets underway today in Indianapolis and 10 former LSU Tigers will participate. It’s an opportunity for running back Leonard Fournette to show NFL teams he’s over an ankle injury that limited him to seven games last season. Draft Analyst Mike Detillier says teams near the top of the first round will also be interested in talking with Fournette.

NFL, Mike Detillier, LSU, Tigers

Saints lose another one down the stretch
Posted on 9/18/2016 3:51:00 PM.
For the 2nd straight game to start off the 2016 season, the Saints were in position to win a game, but it was the other team who made plays down the stretch to hand the Black and Gold a defeat. On Sunday, it was the New York Giants who prevailed over the Saints 16-13.
New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFL, Drew Brees, PJ Williams

Saints attend training camp in West Virginia
Posted on 7/28/2016 4:01:00 AM.

Many Saints fans are expected to make their way to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, where the Black and Gold are holding training camp today. The region was hit with devastating flooding about a month ago, but Kristy Godby with the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau, says the area has recovered.

Kristy Godby, Saints, NFL, training camp

New Orleans finds out today if they'll host the Super Bowl in 2019
Posted on 5/24/2016 3:22:00 AM.

New Orleans sports officials make their pitch to the NFL owners today to host the 2019 Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Atlanta, Miami, and Tampa are the other cities competing against the Big Easy. CBS NFL Insider Jason La Canfora says the age of the Superdome hurts New Orleans’ bid.


New Orleans, Super Bowl, Superdome, Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports, NFL

Saints kickoff preseason with matchup against the Ravens
Posted on 8/13/2015 2:39:00 AM.
Tonight the Saints will face the Baltimore Ravens in the preseason opener. NFL analyst Mike Detillier says the coaches are looking for a cleanly played game that doesn't feature a lot of mental mistakes or penalties, especially with your first unit.
Saints, Ravens, NFL, preseason, Brandin Cooks, Marques Colston, Brandon Coleman, Willie Snead

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