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Sunday (3.15) was a big day for basketball in Louisiana. Louisiana State University (LSU) learned that they will be dancing in March. A healthy Pelicans team lost in double overtime and dropped out of the playoff cue.


Broken Birds: Anderson, Davis Injured


Updated 14:26

The Pelicans have shown signs of life before. Prior to the recent rays of hope, the Hornets showed signs of life. Before that, the same could be said of the Jazz. Yet, it seems that every time New Orleans starts to establish a presence on the hardwood, injuries intervene. Last night (2.21), Pels stars Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis both left a game versus Miami due to injury, but this time the team held on and logged an emphatic 105-91 win.


Brow Seat


Pelicans faithful have anxiously been waiting for Anthony Davis’ return to hardwood. Now, the rest of the nation will join them. The Brow announced that due to his pesky right shoulder strain he will sit out the All-Star weekend.


Pelicans See the Special Man


I say, I say, I say, Frankie & Johnny’s days as a furniture powerhouse have passed, but their ad campaign lives on. In local lore, the Special Man holds a hallowed position along with the likes of Morgus and Mr. Bingle. The ads even gained a national following when NOLAphile Conan O’Brien began featuring them in running jokes. Now, the Pelicans are getting in on the game.


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Saints Shocker: Gayle Benson, Not Rita LeBlanc to Succeed Tom Benson



Saints owner Tom Benson shocked Who Dats by announcing that his wife Gayle Benson, not granddaughter Rita Benson LeBlanc will run the family business after his death. The T-P first broke the story Wednesday (1.22) night and Benson released additional details today. 


High Brow: Davis in Lead With One Day Remaining for All Star Voting


Anthony Davis’ injured toe kept him out of the Sunday (1.18) afternoon Pelicans game. But, with one day remaining, the Brow is still on the NBA All Star ballot and faring well. One day of voting remains.


Brow-sing the Channels


The Pelicans faithful may be disheartened by the team’s struggle to tay above .500 this season. However, the Birds are working hard to build a winning franchise out of year of despair. This week, NBA TV will take a look at the intense machinations behind the scenes in an episode of The Association.


Rivers Seeing Green


In 2012, New Orleans’ basketball team was celebrating a name change and two premier draft picks. One of the newcomers to the newly minted Pelicans was guard Austin Rivers. Unfortunately, the the party was short lived. After two and a half seasons of frustrating play, the Pelicans are shipping Rivers to Boston as a part of a three way deal according to league sources.


Today In NOLA: 1.05.15


The holiday has passed and Carnival does not kick off for another day. So, tonight is a good time to take in some music. Steve Masakowski leads a cajun throw down and Jon Cleary throws down like he always does. Little Freddie King plays his regular gig in the Bywater. On this day in 1987, “Pistol Pete” Maravich was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Now, basketball and more to do tonight.


Pels Sign Dante Cunningham


Domestic abuse may be a hot issue in the NFL, but not at the Smoothie Center. On Thursday (12.04,) the Pelicans announced the signing of forward Dante Cunningham. While the depth at the position is much needed by the birds, assault allegations (later disproven) against Cunningham have made the free agent a hot potato with many teams in the league.


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