You know like the Arizona Lizards, Louisiana Cajuns, etc.
Green Bay Packers – Indian Packing Company
Minnesota Vikings – 400% more immigrants from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland settle in Minnesota
Milwaukee Brewers – Beer capital of the world
Minnesota Twins – Twin Cities
Dallas Cowboys – Texas Longhorns
Miami Dolphins – LOTS of dolphins there
New York Jets – First commercial jet service between New York and England
San Francisco 49ers – What they called people during the Gold Rush
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Pirates used the port in Tampa
Pittsburgh Steelers – Steel capital of the world
Oakland Raiders – Also pirate reference, but relating to China
Seattle Seahawks – State bird
ANYWAY, I could go on, but this should make the point. Almost all teams have local names, but their meaning may have been lost over time. Hope it helps…Kes
LSU is the state of Louisiana’s flagship school and is located in Baton Rouge. Tulane University is the largest private university in Louisiana and is located in New Orleans. Both schools have been recently known for their academics, but there was a time that Tulane held a decided edge on the issue. The sports rivalry between the two schools has been on-going for approximately 117 years. During the 1980’s, there was a joke that the two schools finally agreed to collaborate upon settling any disputes over who should get a particular player when both schools wanted and were actively recruiting the player. The prospective player would be handed a candy bar with representatives from both schools present. If he peeled the wrapper off of the candy bar prior to eating it, he would be awarded a scholarship to Tulane.
A fledging graduate student decided to do research on whether or not the joke was true. Instead of using candy bars, he obtained the ACT scores of membership of both teams to compare and ascertain whether or not there was indeed a significant difference in intelligence between the two schools in terms their respective football teams, as well as who really held the academic advantage.
This can’t be done without some statistical data.
The Big Game crew runs down the top 10 moments in Lions sports for the year, 2007-08…brought to you by Allen Waddell.
Duration : 0:4:26
With all the hurricanes costing them millions why would they stay in that mess?
How much money can a sports team lose before they say that’s it?
Every year they lose millions!!
This portion of the program includes an update on construction at the track and field complex, discussions with Southeastern Louisiana University Director of Athletics Bart Bellairs and Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett, plus football highlights of Southeastern’s games vs. Tulane and Tennessee-Martin.
View part 2 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNooDCDcr0g
Duration : 0:15:0
Her real name is Cycalona Gowen because she was born during a tropical storm. Clonie grew up in Kiowa, Oklahoma and played sports in high school. She ranked seventh in the high jump in track and field and was also a championship-level basketball player. She had looks as well as skill in sports and the pretty young blonde won the Miss Teen McAlester crown in Oklahoma at age fifteen.
Clonie is a divorced mother of two and lives in Dallas, Texas. Her older child, a daughter, lives with her first husband and she is raising her second child, a son, who is a product of her second marriage.
She learned poker while in her teens and became more skillful after her first divorce when she would drive to Shreveport, Louisiana to play in the casinos. Clonie began to win several hundred dollars each weekend which soon became a steady income and decided she could earn more money as a gambler then working at her travel agency business to play poker full time and finds this world much more to her liking.
She became known to the public after finishing tenth in the 2002 Costa Rica Classic. The following year, she beat five of the world’s best women players – including Annie Duke and Jennifer Harman – at WPTs Ladies Night which was an event that was made for television.
Some of Clonie’s poker-related activities:
• Appeared on Good Morning America
• Mentioned in the New York Times, Dallas Observer, Texas Monthly, Esquire Magazine
• Guest appearances on Ultimate Poker Challenge in Las Vegas and European World Poker Championship in Dublin, Ireland
• Writes a regular Question and Answer column for WSOP Bluff Magazine
• Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Poker Association
Clonie Gowan is a member of the team of poker experts on FullTilt.com, Howard Lederer’s website, which include the following notables:
• Chris Ferguson
• Jennifer Harman
• Erick Lindgren
• Mike Matusow
• Phil Ivey
• John Juanda
• Phil Gordon
• Erik Seidel
• Andy Bloch
She is now a partner in a poker school teaching the basics of tournament play to women and men. She states the aim of the school is to instruct her students “How to be successful in a competitive game where your own money is at stake.” Additionally, she is writing a book “Good Girls Do Make the Final table”, which is scheduled to be printed by Harcourt Brace and is due out some time in 2006.
Unlike most other well-known poker players who are open about their winnings, Clonie, “The New Face of Poker”, is vague about her finances.
She also is involved in charities where she is a frequent host and does a great deal of volunteer work. At the Whisper Walk in Dallas to help victims of ovarian cancer, Clonie – whose mother is a survivor of this disease – was a very much appreciated guest speaker.
Clonie Gowan is considered a midlevel poker professional and has high public visibility. However, her name did not appear in Card Player magazine’s rankings and she has thus far not finished at the final table of any important tournament.
Wondering if anyone knows where to legally place a sports bet in Louisiana?
I called Lauberge Du Lac and Coushatta and apparently they do not.
The closest legal place to bet on sports would be Las Vegas.
Either find an illegal bookie, or use the internet.
where can i go in baton rouge, louisiana that shows Fox Sports SouthWest when the Texas Rangers play on TV?
any restaurant?…sports bars?….anywhere that usually shows the Rangers Games?
Station Sports Bar & Grill – (2)
(225) 926-0631 – 4608 Bennington Ave
50 Yard Line Sports Bar
(225) 387-5525 – 3669 Government St
Ivar’s Sports Bar & Grill – (2)
(225) 388-0021 – 2954 Perkins Rd
Champps Restaurant & Bar
7425 Corporate Blvd
Timmy C’s Sports Bar
11455 Plank Rd
Jock Smart Sports Festival, Beyond eligibility to excellence. Cajundome Convention Center – Filmed and edited by James J Duhon. Achieving Academic Excellence (Raising the academic standard GPA for high school athletics.)
Myron Rolle, Curtis Hollinger, McKinley Rolle, Dwayne Murray, Paul Pastorek, DeWayne Bowie, Rep. Ricky Hardy, Greg Lafleur, Todd Scott, NFL, Janet Hiatt, Greg Davis, Kalif Spraggins, D’Adre Hawthorne, Joe Miceli, Dorian Durald, Ronald Brown, Hai’keen Preston, Marcus Allen, Brandon Shelvin, Ray Authement PHD, Cottanham Cup, Danny Cottonham, Sydney Grider – Cottonham Cup Winner, Southern University Athletics, University of Louisiana Lafayette Athletics, Louisiana Academics, Raising the standard GPA for athletics
Duration : 0:10:29