Snow Tiger! Friday, Dec 12 2008 



New Orleans Class Action Accuses Belichick of Fraud, RICO Monday, Feb 18 2008 

Cheaters sometimes win but they can also get sued. A former St. Louis Rams player and some attendees at the 2002 Super Bowl in New Orleans have filed a lawsuit for fraud, RICO violation, and unfair trade practices for videotaping the Rams’ walk-through prior to the game, which was against NFL rules. The lawsuit, filed in New Orleans federal court, seeks class action status to represent all the Rams players and season ticket holders and everyone who went to the game.

So New Orleanians, if you were lucky enough to go the game – which was a terrific nail biter decided by a last-second field goal – now you may be able to get your money back! Plus punitive damages! The New Orleans local counsel for the plaintiffs is John L. Young (581-2200).

LSU Fans Soak Up New Orleans in Big BCS Win Sunday, Jan 13 2008 

Congratulations to the 2007-2008 LSU Fighting Tigers for winning yet another football national championship in New Orleans.  Dare we say dynasty?  Chris Rose’s column does a great job capturing the scene around town, and so have The Weathers Report photographers:


Louisiana Prepares to Shut Down for BCS Game Saturday, Jan 5 2008 

As the BCS national championship game in New Orleans approaches and LSU and Ohio State begin final preparations for Monday’s slugfest, Louisianians have begun shutting down their lives in eager anticipation.

Last month, a state court judge near Baton Rouge agreed to postpone a trial scheduled to start on game day in response to an impassioned entreaty of defense counsel. The formal motion is below. Notably, the motion was unopposed, which is not surprising considering that both lawyers are members of the Tiger Pimp Nation, a group that visits LSU away games donned in the colorful garb of prostitute managers. Loyal readers of this space will recall Louisiana now has a precedent for upsetting trial dates on the eve of historic football games; a New Orleans judge postponed a jury trial scheduled for the day after the New Orleans Saints’ first trip to the NFC Championship game.

Closer to home in New Orleans, at least one private school utilized its emergency telephone and e-mail notification system to alert parents that classes would not begin until 10:00 a.m. on the morning after the game. This in evident anticipation of the late night revelry in which the pre-kindergarteners will no doubt partake after the imminent LSU victory. And imminent it is.


Falcons Fans Ask Saints Fans for Paper Bags Friday, Dec 14 2007 


‘Twas an LSU Christmas Tuesday, Dec 4 2007 

By: Unknown

Twenty four days before Christmas, in a state in the south,
Les Miles was pissed as he opened his mouth.
“Miles to Michigan,” was reported as fact.
To which Miles responded, “Herbie you don’t know jack!”

The Tigers had suffered a gut wrenching loss,
At the hands of McFadden and the rest of the hogs.
And Bo in his sweatshirt, and Miles in his Hat.
Were determined to prove they were better than that!

When the Tennessee Vols ran out on the field,
There were ruckus applause from the mentally ill.
Still in the locker room, Les told his team,
“This season ain’t over. We still have a dream.”

The hurt throwing arm of QB Matt Flynn
Meant Ryan was the man they put their faith in.
Then the fans all heard, what Les said in the Dome.
“I ain’t goin’ anywhere. I’m happy. I’m Home!”

The fans were still thinking “This might be a trick.”
’til someone pointed out “Hey, this guy ain’t Nick!”
The Hat took the field for this championship game,
And he brought all his Tigers, and called them by name;

“Now, Hester! Now, Early! Now, Highsmith and Putt!
Let’s let ‘er rip and shut these guys up!
Take to the field Men! Give it your all!
Then later we’ll watch numbers 1 & 2 fall.”

The fans still weren’t sure as to what team would show,
The Virginia Tech game seemed like so long ago.
But there in the stands, the fans they did cheer,
As Perrilloux played his game of the year.

While out in Ar-Kansas, the hogs claimed the boot,
The Tigers were focused on far better loot.
With the game knotted up, Ainge threw a quick out
But Zenon was ready and took six to the house.

He wore a LSU jacket, and a white turtle neck,
The same as he wore when his team beat La Tech.
With the hat on his head, and a childish grin,
Les put his team in the title picture again.

His smile-how it widened! as Pitt won its game!
He cheered Oklahoma, when it did the same.
The stars were aligning, it couldn’t be true.
Turns out Miles WAS destined, to play O-S-U.

With a month to prepare and a month to heal up,
We’re all pretty sure which team will show up.
He ain’t going to Michigan, and we’re sure of that.
But Tressel and the Buckeyes should still Fear the Hat.

On December first, he called L-S-U home.
Then set up the Tigers, to play again in the Dome.
It soon will be legend, how Les started that day,
“Can’t talk now. . . . I’m busy. . . . [Y’all] have a GREAT day!”

Super Shutouts for Saints and Tigers Wednesday, Sep 5 2007 

hpim0615.jpgAre you ready for some FOOTBALL? For the first time in recent memory, if ever, the Saints and Tigers took the field at exactly the same time, and delighted the faithful with a pair of shutouts. The Tigers creamed the Mississippi State Bulldogs 45-0, while the Saints, still in preseason mode, blanked the Miami Dolphins 7-0.

With multiple weeknight gridiron options available, at least one New Orleans family divided into split squads, with Mom and the triplets watching the LSU game and Dad and the little girl going to the Superdome. The trips fell asleep at halftime, and the little girl was traumatized after stepping in nacho cheese up to her ankle. Fortunately, the girl and sandal are now doing fine.

000_0483.jpgNext up, the Saints kick off the NFL season with a huge Thursday night matchup against Peyton Manning and the Colts, and #2 ranked LSU takes on #9 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies.


Pulling for the Colts Over the Boorish Bears Sunday, Jan 28 2007 

m_ae8981166a6247589c77d51cf39f938a.jpgAs Super Bowl XLI approaches, most New Orleanians are pulling for the Indianapolis Colts to put a whipping on the hated Chicago Bears. In addition to wanting a win for hometown hero Peyton Manning, Saints fans are still reeling from the bad behavior of Bears fans in Chicago last week. Those who spent hundreds, even thousands of dollars to watch their beloved Saints at Soldier Field complained of taunts, abuse, and intimidation that went well beyond the spirited ribbing that is common at big-ticket sporting events.

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley‘s office acknowledged the deplorable behavior and said it “should never have happened.” Offering an excuse for the misconduct, which included taunts like “FEMA Can’t Help You Now!” the office offered that “maybe the Chicago fans got caught up in the moment of the competition between the two teams.”bearsbinladen.jpg

Mike Bayham, a former St. Bernard Parish city councilman and lifelong Saints fan, witnessed this “moment of the competition” first hand. He snapped a photograph of a bear-masked fan with a sign that says “Bears Finishing What Katrina Started.” Bayham, who lost everything in Katrina (except an impressive collection of photographs of himself with every Republican politician since Teddy Roosevelt), was less than amused. His fine report can be found at Bayou

Clearly, Da Bears fans are a tough lot when it comes to tragic events of historic proportions. One can only imagine how the New York Giants must have felt after 9/11, when Bears fans must have tormented the visitors over their susceptibility to a sneak attack from al-Qaeda (artist rendering right). Or when Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler, who is Jewish, came to play (artist rendering lower left).

To punish the Bears, The Weathers Report hereby picks them to win the Super Bowl by six points, thereby ensuring their defeat. But in reality, we hope Peyton lights ’em up and gives ’em hell. And that their fans burn there, too.bearshitler.jpg

“Wait Till Next Year” Never Said Later Monday, Jan 22 2007 

dscf0903.JPGThe New Orleans Saints of America may have fallen short against the Bears yesterday, but the Monsters of the Spillway took the Who Dat Nation on an ride that will not be forgotten. Never have Black and Gold fans waited so long in the season to say “Wait Till Next Year.” Bless you Boys! Training camp is but six months away.

(Pictured below: Saints fans reenact Reggie Bush’s 88-yard touchdown and Fleur-de-Leap into the endzone past linebacker Brian Urlacher.)


Court Delays Trial for Who Dat Nation Wednesday, Jan 17 2007 

Typical law school answer and question:

Answer: Illness of a party or attorney. Want of material testimony, document or other essential evidence. Unavoidable absence of an essential witness. The New Orleans Saints are playing in the NFC Championship game for the first time in the franchise’s forty-year history.

Question: What are valid grounds to postpone a jury trial?

Kudos to Sher Garner’s Chris Chocheles, whose Sean Payton-obsessed wife is the blonde pictured twice in the last story, for filing the Saints-based motion shown below. In an e-mail statement to The Weathers Report, Chocheles, a long-suffering Saints fan and season ticket holder, explains why the trial delay was absolutely necessary:

Because we fully expect the Saints to win, which will quite possibly signal the end of the world, cats and dogs living together, etc., we felt that it would be prudent to give the city and its residents (including your humble correspondent) the opportunity to enjoy the game with no worries about trudging to court the next morning.

BTW – it was granted!!


Who Dat, my friend. Who Dat.

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