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Hornets Overcome 18-point Lakers Lead, Still Fall 111-106


by Norris Ortolano
Coming back from an 18-point fourth quarter deficit is an impressive feat for a young basketball team, especially when you’re playing at a venue in which you haven’t won since 2009. However, for the New Orleans Hornets, failed comebacks are becoming an unsightly trend, and they now find themselves with a record of 15-30 after allowing the Los Angeles Lakers to walk away with a 111-106 victory from the Staples Center last night.


Super Bowl XLVII: Humpday Notes

Ray Lewis, Refs and Security in Focus as Build Up to Big Game Rolls On



As Super Bowl week wears on, officials and competitors alike are starting to feel the pressure ratcheting up as the Big Game gets closer. As the parties go on, New Orleans is getting closer to its weekend security lockdown, and the NFL officially named the game's referees, bringing back accusations that the league cheated them to the top.


Media Day: NOLA, Family, ESP, & Gumbo

LA Natives, Jones and Reed Talk Alongside Harbaugh, Flacco



With Super Bowl logos strewn throughout the stadium, and the names of teams on the field that aren't the Saints, the Superdome is all dressed up. The new suit is fitting, given the high stakes of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII.


Roger Goodell Talks Saints, Takes Snipes on Reddit


by Sarah Esenwein

He hasn't been seen around town yet, but Roger Goodell already braved the masses this week. The NFL Commissioner opened himself up to a Q & A session on Reddit’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) board.  He faced inquiries about possible rule changes, his stance on celebrations in the end zone, expanding the NFL to across the pond with a London franchise, even questions on sock-height made it into the thread. Oh ya, and there were also a few about the Saints.


Grizzlies Latest to Feel Hornets' Sting


The Hornet-icans returned to their winning ways Sunday, nabbing a 91-83 road victory from a very good Grizzlies team. A brilliant fourth quarter sealed the deal, as Memphis was rattled by New Orleans’ energy and composure. Helping matters for the Bees was the absence of the Grizzlies' still-underrated Mike Conley, who sprained an ankle four minutes into the game. The Hornets stand at 15-29 after winning eight of the last 12 games. 


New Orleans Hosts Welcome Super Bowl, Gear Up for Another


On Sunday, the Ravens and 49ers will settle the championship of the NFL on the field. But, until then, we have press conferences, parties and of course music and food. To kick off the hype drive, the Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee gathered the gaggle for a little Monday morning quarterbacking on all of this week's events in New Orleans. Mayor Mitch, host committee chair-couple James Carville and Mary Matalin, Rita Benson LeBlanc and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation's Jay Cicero took a moment to set the tone for the week before the reporters hit the bars.


Super Bowl XLVII: As 49ers Arrive, Jonathan Goodwin Talks Saints, New Orleans


After months of preparations, Super Bowl week is here, and so are half the competitors. The San Francisco 49ers arrived in New Orleans Sunday night to get an early start on the build-up to the big game. For one of the 49ers, the trip brings back Black and Gold memories. When it comes to New Orleans and Super Bowls, former Saints and current 49ers center Jonathan Goodwin is no stranger to the proceedings.


Saints' Spagnuolo, Flajole Sent Packing


The Saints' decider has returned to Airline Highway. After a disappointing 7-9 season that many WhoDats want to forget, Sean Payton made his presence felt on his third day since returning from Bounty exile. The Head Coach fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season on the job, and also issued a pink slip to secondary coach Ken Flajole on Wednesday.


New Orleans Hornets to Officially Become the Pelicans


New Orleans Hornets owner Tom Benson's affinity for the Pelicans franchise was a poorly-kept secret from the start. So it’s only fitting that the official transition to the Pelicans name — complete with the intro video and new logo (pictured) — leaked to Twitter a couple hours before the announcement. (Benson confirms here.)


Hornets' Late Defensive Collapse Enables Spurs' 106-102 Win


by Norris Ortolano

The New Orleans Hornets' unfortunate trend this season, even sometimes in victory, has been mid-to-late game defensive breakdowns that generally spell doom. On Wednesday night, it was Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs who took advantage of Hornets miscues, slicing and dicing their way to a 106-102 victory. The loss drops the Hornets to 14-28 on the season, with only one win in the last three.


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