Jeff Duncan takes certain clueless ESPN talking heads and columnists to the woodshed and exposes their ignorance. A Sean Payton family crisis update.

Is Colin Cowherd at ESPN really that clueless or is he trying to suck up to the Coach?  Is’s Gregg Doyel really that ignorant of this area’s unique culture and relationship with its pro football team, one that even a die hard Chicago Bears fan termed as the kind of fan support “that I haven’t seen in the 20-plus NFL cities that I have visited in my lifetime. The kind of support that the New Orleans Saints fans who live and work in the area give is something that I have never seen.”?

Well folks, the answer is yes and yes as T-P sports reporter Jeff Duncan politely points out in his column today.

Now I’d like to take a minute to send a special message to Gregg Doyel, the ignorant fuck at who whipped out the meme about the people here playing the Katrina victim card to run down the fan reaction to Sean Payton’s move to Dallas.  After Katrina took my house, cars, most everything I owned and almost the lives of me and my family many very kind people stepped in to lend my family and this entire area a helping hand.  We remain forever grateful for the outpouring of support.  That said, while the generosity gave everyone a much needed helping hand in the recovery process, the overwhelming majority of the people here managed to recover due to their own hard work.  Those were some mighty tough days 5 years ago and while it is an experience I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy it is also one I would never trade for any amount of money and not because I get to play a perpetual victim. The Slabbed Nation triumphed over the tragedy that was Katrina and that is what makes the experience special. Continue reading “Jeff Duncan takes certain clueless ESPN talking heads and columnists to the woodshed and exposes their ignorance. A Sean Payton family crisis update.”

Change some of the names and you got Jefferson Parish…..

You know folks maybe I was being a bit hard on Mike Fawer for bringing the Renee Gill Pratt portion of the Dollar Bill Jefferson saga to trial.  Make no mistake, Fawer abrasive style will insure Gill Pratt gets the book thrown at her but the testimony this past week gives the public another good peek into the way business is conducted in the NOLA metro area thus the title of this post.

For our many readers that are not in this area who are hooked on our Jefferson Parish coverage we’ll start with a must read in the Times Picayune story Gill Pratt racketeering trial offers glimpse into inner workings of a political machine. The unbridled greed is breathtaking and provides probably the best reason for banning earmarks since it appears most of it is looted out by cronies of corrupt politicians who are incapable of making an honest living.

Next up is T-P columnist Stephanie Grace who wrote a column on the testimony of two DaimlerChrysler execs in Gill Pratt’s trial last week. This is also a must read as Grace describes the impact of these prosecution witnesses on the Judge and jury: Continue reading “Change some of the names and you got Jefferson Parish…..”