The Pennant Chase

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…

Uncomfortably Numb

  For three straight seasons, the New Orleans Saints have been Super Bowl contenders, but have been sorely disappointed in the postseason. On Sunday, their season ended on the last play of the game, just like the previous two years.…

First & Four to Go

  There was a time in New Orleans when the Saints hosting a Wild Card game in the NFL Playoffs would have felt like a Godsend. That’s not the case anymore, as the Saints became just the third team in…

Time, NFL records no match for Drew Brees

  Drew Brees will be 41 in a few weeks, but Father Time doesn’t seem to have the New Orleans Saints quarterback in his grasp. He came to the Big Easy in 2006, broken and recovering from what looked like…

Refocus

“Worry about your frickin’ meat,” was New Orleans Saints heads coach Sean Payton’s reply to a Whole Foods butcher last Sunday when asked about…

The Louisiana Double

Hopefully you’ve got your holiday shopping done or can shelf it for a weekend, because football should be at the top of the agenda this weekend with the LSU Tigers squaring off against the Georgia Bulldogs for the SEC Championship…

Ruminating on Rankings

  It’s been a helluva season for the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. The Black & Gold is 8-2 and is in position to win the NFC South on Thanksgiving. They’ve had to do it with their starting quarterback,…

Superdome Renovations a Geaux

  Like most Saints fans, I love the Superdome. So I was thrilled this week that after years of discussion, the latest round of renovations to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will kick-off in early 2020. I’m not old enough to have…

Number 9 Dream

  DBU. WRU. LSU has answered to both of these monikers in recent years, and has even made a case for producing some of the nation’s best collegiate running backs. But with talent at the skilled positions, for years, the…

Command Performance

  When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees injured a thumb ligament in his throwing hand early in the second game of the season that would require him to be sidelined for up to eight weeks, the Who Dat? Nation…

Saluting Sean Payton

  Er’rybody on the Touchdown Teddy train now. As renowned New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins says, “All Aboard.” It’s been quite a turnaround of affection for Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Four weeks ago, when he was forced into action against…

Let ‘em Have It

  He was instrumental in, arguably, the greatest play in New Orleans Saints history and, possibly, the NFL’s championship game – especially when how the onside kick to start the second half of Super Bowl XLIV shifted momentum to his…

Ready for Battle

  What a difference a week makes. In the last seven days, Saints fans have gone from seemingly losing their religion to finding the bedrock of their faith. Before last Sunday’s 33-27 victory, on the road over the Seattle Seahawks,…

Faith

  It’s troubling. It’s not what we expected. But too many are betraying the cool factor that is the birthright of New Orleanians. Put simply, Saints fans, you’re being very un-Dude. There’s been a lot of sniping from the Black…

Business Trip

  Wow! What a start to the 2019 season that was on Monday night. After losing the lead with less than a minute left on a two-pay, 75 yard drive, quarterback Drew Brees was able to put the Saints in…

Best Ever?

  Who Dat? Who Dat? Who Dat say they gonna beat them Saints? That’s the question many have as the New Orleans Saints enter the 2019 season. For the past two seasons, the Black & Gold have been one of…

Joy & Pain

  Shock. That’s the only way to describe it. As football fans around the country were settled in on Saturday to watch the kickoff of the 2019 college football season and the third week of the NFL’s preseason, news broke…

Root, Root, Root For The Home Team

  The month before the NFL and college football is usually a quiet time in south Louisiana. Other than the annual guessing game of which players will make the team and who will start where, it’s slow news. But two…

The Pennant Chase

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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.”