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Bama's Buffoons Answered With Tasteful Tweets (& Some Weezy)

With The Game, only minutes away, the LSU-Alabama rivalry is finding it’s way onto some high profile Twitter accounts today. The reaction to a tasteless affront to New Orleans has bene met with calls for Leonard Fournette to see red against the Crimson Tide. And, of course, Weezie felt the need to weigh in on some pregame predictions.

Grounded: Pels' Perkins Out Indefinitely

The new Pelicans are starting to feel a lot like the old Hornets. After dropping their first three games of the season, the team announced some more bad news on Sunday (11.01). Offseason acquisition Kendrick Perkins will be out indefinitely due to a right pectoral injury.


Birds Lay Egg In Opener, But Look Ahead

The Birds are the word and it’s time to take flight. The Pelican’s season kicked off against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday (10.27) night. They lost against the defending champions, 111-95. Fortunately it’s an 82 game season and in no way, fate has been written. 

Shorty & the Tall Men (Watch New Pelicans Open)

The Pelicans have plenty fodder for highlight reels, but when it comes to a soundtrack, the edit suite had to call in a native New Orleanian. Today, Fox Sports rolled out a new opening segment featuring Trombone Shorty to air during the Birds’ 2015 season.

Ballin': Pels' Roster Ready

The NBA season starts on Tuesday (10.27) and the Pelicans are just about ready. Today, the team announced a final round of three cuts to bring the roster below the league mandated maximum.

Southern Hospitality

Tigers Welcome USC to their Den

After the Federal Flood, LSU had to cancel their opener against North Texas and move their Week Two home game against Arizona State University to Tempe. The Tigers did not forgot the experience. After flooding ravaged South Carolina, USC announced that the Gamecocks will have to play a “home game” in Baton Rouge on Saturday (10.10). LSU responded by rolling out the purple carpet.

Flooding May Move USC Game to Tiger Stadium

New Orleanians know a few things about flooding and football teams in diaspora. So, there is little pleasure to be had in the most recent news about LSU’s Saturday (9.10) matchup against the University of South Carolina (USC). The State is reporting that USC may move the SEC showdown to Baton Rouge on account of the devastation in Columbia.

Everybody Cut Foot-Les?

Les Miles loves him some antics. The LSU coach is renowned for his golf clap on the sidelines, pregame grass eating, and quotes that make Yogi Berra look like a technical writer. Now, Miles can add dancing to the legend.

Poll Positions

LSU’s win over Syracuse was not comforting to many fans, but the poll pundits were split on the performance. (They clearly do not  understand the frustration that is Les Miles.) The 4-0 Tigers jumped up in the rankings issued by the coaches and dropped in the AP rankings.

Orange Crush

LSU Defeats Syracuse 34-24

LSU started their season with a pair of statement wins over SEC opponents. The Tigers trip to face unranked Syracuse in upstate New York sounded like weekend vacation after last week. In other words, the matchup had all the makings of a classic trap game—and, it delivered. The Tigers faithful were given a look at the team’s strengths and lots of their weaknesses en route to an uncomfortable 34-24 win.

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