The Pennant Chase

COVID Cancellations

  Excitement for football season was piqued this week by the announcement of the Kansas City Chief’s 10-year deal worth up to $503 million, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. After leading the Chiefs to a Super Bowl title in just his…

Commentator Cacophony

  At its best, sports commentary adds to the game by educating viewers and listeners on the intricacies of the sport, particular plays, and on and off-field issues coaches and athletes face. There are some absolute legends in the field,…

Inclusion, It Just Means More

  Systemic change is often difficult and slow, but, on occasion, the desire to do things differently results in rapid transformations. Our society is in the midst of reevaluating itself and is rapidly evolving to provide a more level playing…

Furl the flag

  “You can’t re-write history,” seems to be a popular refrain these days from unreconstructed Confederates. Bull____. History is full of nuances that are often forgotten or overlooked, and American history is no different. Our nation was founded on the…

Drew, dude…

  Drew Brees is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL. He’s achieved his status through uncanny accuracy, knowledge of his opponents, awareness of his surroundings to avoid setbacks and a propensity for making the right…

Longevity Leader

  The NFL’s two oldest quarterbacks, Tom Brady, who will be 43 when the 2020 season kicks off, and Drew Brees, 41, have been in a horse race the past few seasons attempting to secure several career records before their…

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

  The fight against COVID-19 has been miserable, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sports are making a comeback. The UFC is holding fights, albeit in empty arena. NASCAR has resumed its 2020 season with races…

Return to Action

  It’s been just two months since the NBA abruptly postponed its season after players tested positive for COVID-19 and leagues around the world followed their lead, but it seems like eons ago that a live game was played. Sure,…

Marquis Matchups

  For the second time in as many weeks, the NFL has provided sports fans with hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In late April, the Draft allowed fans a moment of normalcy, as teams added young talent to their rosters.…

Career Crossroads

  On Saturday afternoon, my phone started blowing up with similar text messages from family and friends. Jameis Winston? Jameis Winston? Jameis Winston? They all seemed to ask the same question, why did the New Orleans Saints sign the castoff…

Draft Recap

  Like sunshine after a devastating storm, the 2020 NFL Draft provided hope that a return to normalcy is on the horizon after COVID-19. Fans tuned in in record numbers as TV viewership peaked at a record 19.6 million, a…

Sideline Noise

  “Don’t eat the cheese.” That’s been New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton’s advice to his team, meaning don’t get an overinflated sense of yourself based on what others are saying. Nothing is given. Victories happen on the field,…

NFL Denies Drew, Again

  It sure does seem like the NFL has something against Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints quarterback holds the league’s career records for touchdown passes, passing yards, completed passes, and completion percentage. Sitting atop the history books, it seems…

Crawfish Season

  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, sports have been pushed to the margins, but New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton seemed to drop headline news Tuesday in an appearance on ESPN's “Get Up” morning show. After talking…

“Hang in there and maintain hope”

  The potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak didn’t really register for many around the world until sports were affected. At first, leagues around the world planned to move forward through the pandemic by playing in empty stadiums. It wasn’t…

Brady Makes It Personal

  In a week dominated by news of the Covid-19, the beginning of the NFL’s new year broke through disaster coverage to remind us of life beyond the virus. Drew Brees re-signed with the New Orleans Saints, Teddy Bridgewater left…

Irresponsible Rhetoric & March Madness

  Sports, for many of us, have been described as a matter of life and death, but seemingly overnight Wednesday, that point of view was put into perspective when the NBA announced a player had contracted COVID-19 and suspended the…

One For The Road

  "Love you #WhoDatNation. Let's make another run at it!" With an Instagram post 10 days ago, Drew Brees announced his intention to return to the New Orleans Saints for the 2020 season. With that, the Saints’ future – at…

Bridgewater Sends Powerful Message of Belief

  Social media can be a blessing and a curse. This week, we were treated to tacky, sophomoric, bickering Twitter messages from men who hope to lead our country for the next four years. Ugh! Their behavior caused the rational…

All In

WOW! The New Orleans Pelicans dominated the Chicago Bulls last night, but before we get into the nitty-gritty of the game, let’s talk about the highlight of the night. If you haven’t seen Jaxson Hayes’ incredible single-motion rebound and dunk,…

Is Mahomes’ Magic Enough?

Super Bowl LIV will kick off Sunday evening, and professional football fans are looking forward to what is expected to be an evenly matched game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Kansas City Chiefs and National Football Conference (NFC)…

SWISH!

  Chants of “M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!” echoed among the rafters of the Smoothie King Center Wednesday night as New Orleans Pelicans’ 19-year old, rookie superstar Zion Williamson made his long-awaited NBA debut nearly half way into the 2019-2020 season. The…

Victory for LSU!

  Congratulations, LSU Tigers! You are college football’s national champions. It was a magical season that fans will talk about for generations. This squad – that seemingly came out of nowhere – is being called the greatest college football team…

Joe Cool

  On Monday night, all eyes will be on New Orleans for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship, and the majority will, likely, be pulling for the Tigers. The LSU Tigers that is. There are a number of reasons…

The Pennant Chase

The Business of Sports with Chris Price

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Chris Price is an award-winning journalist and public relations principal. When he's not writing, he's avid about music, the outdoors and Saints, Ole Miss & Chelsea football. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, two girls and three Labradors. In addition reporting on New Orleans sports, he is looking forward to Biz’s assignment to cover the Mint 400, “The Great American Off-Road Race.”



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