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Defender Picks



November 24th

Joe Bonamassa

Saenger, 8p.m.

Guitar player and singer-songwriter


Shakey Graves

The Civic, 7p.m.

American music from Austin


Rebirth Brass Band

Maple Leaf Bar, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


Stanton Moore Trio

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, 8p.m.

Modern jazz, funk


Crescent City Farmers Market

200 Broadway Street, 9a.m.

Grab your groceries

Minneapolis Beats New Orleans for 2018 Super Bowl

Updated 5 p.m.

As Jim Henderson called it, hell froze over when the Saints beat Minnesota to head to the Super Bowl. In 2018, the Big Game itself is going to the tundra. The NFL chose Minneapolis over New Orleans Tuesday to host Super Bowl LII in 2018.

Winged Fixation: WOW Cafe Talks Super Bowl Food

Louisianans are not shy about cooking for a big game, and on any given Saturday in Baton Rouge, one will see tailgate rigs bigger than most hunting camps. However, with the Saints out of the playoffs and the weather chilly, many New Orleanians are simply ordering out for today's show down. Wings are the most popular Super Bowl food in America, and NoDef got some pointers from Paul Ballard, founder and co-owner WOW Cafe: American Grill and Wingery. 

Steve Gleason to Be Featured in Super Bowl Ad (VIDEO)

Drew Brees has been representing the Saints on TV all week, but it'll be Steve Gleason's turn for some Super Bowl airtime during the game. The Black and Gold hero will be featured in a Microsoft commercial during the Big Game, according to the Saints.

Drew Brees Talks Sherman, Extra Points on David Letterman (VIDEO)

The Saints aren't in the big game and we're not hosting, but New Orleans is still has a place in Super Bowl hype. A King Cake baby already made an appearance in the NFL's pre-Super Bowl late night talk show blitz. Now, it's Breesus' turn.

New Orleans Bids for 2018 Super Bowl

New Orleans is set for Super Bowl competition with Indianapolis once again, but this time it's over who gets to host the Big Game. According to, the Crescent City is one of six cities vying to host the Super Bowl in 2018.

Scalped: Man Admits to Selling Fake Super Bowl, BCS Tickets

Purchasing scalped tickets can be an easy last-minute way to attend major sporting events — unless, of course, the tickets are fake. A Maryland man pled guilty to selling thousands of dollars of counterfeit Super Bowl tickets and BCS National Championship tickets in New Orleans, U.S. District Dana J. Boente’s Office announced this week.

Scott Fujita Retires from NFL -as a New Orleans Saints Player

Scott Fujita came back to the Saints, then promptly retired from football Monday morning. Just so there was no shortage of drama to the scene, the transaction was all carried off from 11,000 ft. above sea level in Macchu Picchu.

Ravens' Star Receiver Jacoby Jones Helping at Home

Jacoby Jones, the New Orleans born Baltimore Ravens player who made a record breaking 109-yard run during this year's Super Bowl, was present at today's City Council meeting, to announce a donation to the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD).

Blackout Bowl Babble: Entergy Traces Cause of Super Bowl Outage, City Council Weighs in

by William Dilella

Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell (District D) convened an emergency meeting of the utility committee on Friday, February 8, to investigate Sunday's Super Bowl power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. While the Council was in full soundbite mode, Entergy took away some of their zap by specifying the cause of the blackout.

Aunt, Uncle of 49ers' Delanie Walker Killed in I-10 Crash

Louisiana State Police confirmed the tragic news that San Francisco 49ers player Delanie Walker tweeted yesterday. After the Super Bowl, Walker's aunt and uncle were killed by a drunk driver on Interstate 10. Alice Young, 42, and Bryan Young Sr., 54, of Victorville, Calif., died Monday morning after a Mercedes slammed into their Nissan Altima while it was stopped on the shoulder.

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