At a press conference preceding a Super Bowl XVII media briefing, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials previewed the upcoming street closures, detours and traffic plans in the weeks leading up to the big game on February 3. "It's a sweet burden to have," Landrieu said.
Landrieu said the city has an "intense partnership with Homeland Security" in determining how the city operates in that time, which runs in the middle of Carnival season and will effect streets from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to the Superdome to the French Quarter and Woldenberg Park.
"The city is going to look spectacular," Landrieu said. "(The Super Bowl) is a great opportunity to show what the city looks like (after) its resurrection, redemption and resilience."
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The station is becoming an affiliate of the new CBS Sports Radio network, and Kattengell will be "The Ticket"'s sports director, as well as the station's afternoon drive-time host.
"The Sports Hangover" will follow "The Jim Rome Show" Monday through Friday, going head-to-head in the afternoon against the longtime market sports leader, WWL-AM's "Sports Talk" with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia.
CBS Sports Radio will officially launch Jan. 3 at more than 100 stations around the country, and has just finalized its national lineup.
With New Orleans ramping up for Super Bowl XLVII — which will air on CBS — Kattengell will be reporting from the heart of preparations for the big game on the radio, in Gambit every week and here on the Blog of New Orleans as part of our planned Super Bowl coverage.
Fox 5 Atlanta has a story about last night's egging of a New Orleans Saints charter bus as it pulled out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. (We'd provide a link to the story, but is there anyone in New Orleans who doesn't know it by now?)
FOX 5's Aungelique Proctor spoke with veteran bus driver Clarence Lester, who was behind the wheel of the bus when it was hit. He says he's appalled by the incident.
"When we got ready to pull off, I hear this thump, and that's when the egg hit the bus," said Lester.
Lester says he has driven team buses that have been egged before, but it's never happened to him on an airport tarmac. Lester said he feels that the person responsible should be disciplined.
Dried egg remained on the bus on Thursday afternoon. Lester said he had tried to get it off but couldn't—but that he would need to get it off by Friday afternoon before he is scheduled to take the Georgia Bulldogs to Atlanta for the SEC Championship on Saturday.
Great. Now this nice bus driver has to waste his time scrubbing that crap off his bus.
The Saints take on the Atlanta Falcons tonight.
New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis will miss tonight's game with the Philadelphia 76ers — Davis suffered a minor concussion against the Utah Jazz last week. The team bounced back without Davis and defeated the Chicago Bulls 89-82 on Saturday, Nov. 3, putting the team at 2-1.
Before his injury, Davis visited the 2012 Voodoo Experience, hung out with 93.3-FM DJ Slab 1, and played a hilarious one-on-one with producer Mannie Fresh on Magazine Street.
Davis said he has "zero" hip-hop skills, but told Slab he wants to be a rapper. Watch Davis talk about his first impressions of his new town, take on Fresh, and try to freestyle rap.
Rapper Ludacris posted a picture of his Halloween costume on his Instagram and we're gonna go ahead and say it's the odds on favorite to win Best Costume 2012 in the "Celebrity Impersonating Another Celebrity" category. Aside from the fact that it's a great costume and that it brings some national attention to Davis and the Hornets on the eve of their first regular season game, it just makes us plain giddy that the Hornets will be playing their first game on Halloween. The season opener against the San Antonio Spurs probably won't answer too many questions about the future of this Hornets team, but it should be a festive atmosphere considering how seriously New Orleanians take dressing up for almost any occassion.
Before preseason started, I wrote that this could be the last "Hornets" season in New Orleans thanks to Tom Benson's ambitious plans to re-brand the franchise. For die-hard basketball fans, this is just a cosmetic change and the most important milestones this season will deliver will be everything Davis and fellow rookie Austin Rivers can accomplish in their first year in the league. Surely, there will be bumps in the road, but there's nothing more exciting than watching two hyper-talented young players experiencing the NBA for the first time and seeing whether they can live up to expectations. Either way, if Stub Hub is any indication, there are plenty of decent tickets left to go to tomorrow's game and get some answers to the questions surrounding this Hornets team in person.
Also, Halloween! In New Orleans! With pro sports! The last time this happened, it went over very well. We have high expectations for tomorrow.
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