The Pennant Chase

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…

Fixer Upper

  New Orleans is a major league sports city, and the state and its professional teams have agreed on a $450 million investment in ensuring their venues remain among the best in the world. On Thursday, the State Bond Commission…

Brady’s Brilliance

  Americans love the story of the underdog overcoming adversity and rising to success. A little over two decades ago, professional football fans looked the coming of a player who most anticipated would be among, if not, the greatest quarterbacks…

Big Money

  The kickoff of the NFL’s 2019 season is a little more than a month away, but on Wednesday New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas made the biggest catch of his young career when he signed a five-year, $96.25 million contract…

Flex Payment

  The New Orleans Saints have their sights set on returning to the NFL’s championship game and are focused on the steps it takes to get there – focus on each game, qualify for the postseason, win the division, get…

All Eyes on Three

  The New Orleans Saints begin final preparations for the 2019 season this week with the start of training camp. After seeing the team bounced from the divisional round of the playoffs in 2017 and the NFC Championship in 2018…

Fix This

  New Orleanians won’t admit that their anxiety levels are skyrocketing - we’re cool like that - but the truth is growing concern is apparent. Mother Nature is loaded for bear. Southeast Louisiana is facing a double-barreled weather situation this…

Four-Star Sunday

  With three international soccer tournament finals, Sunday may feel like nirvana for soccer fans. Within hours, the FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup, South American Copa America, and North American Gold Cup finals will all be played. Over the past…

Dunc It!

Some blog posts are easier to write than others. This is one that is…

Love & Money

      While one of New Orleans biggest’ biggest sports stars is looking to leave, another got a huge pay day for staying. Since January, there has been drama surrounding New Orleans Pelicans’ center/forward Anthony Davis’ desire to leave…

Colston, Bush set for Saints Hall of Fame

      The start of the 10th anniversary of the New Orleans Saints 2009 Super Bowl winning season kicked off with the announcement that Marques Colston and Reggie Bush, two superstars from that championship-winning team will be inducted into…

Ups & Downs

Saints’ success could be determined in September, November

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.”