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New Orleans Pirate Wenches A Pirates Look at NOLA

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New Orleans Pirate Wenches

New Orleans Pirate Wenches A Pirates Look At NOLA

Rewind to 1977: I was sitting in the back of geometry class with the newest Fern Michaels paperback stuck in my text book. I have always been an avid reader and in those teenage days much preferred romantic fiction to any type of math. (Actually, I still do.) On this day I had an empowering revelation and it wasn’t about how to find the area of a triangle.

The historical female lead in this book was not the boringly typical simpering, swooning maid. She didn’t wring her hands and wait to be rescued. This particular lady kicked ass and took names all on her own. Since I was never one of those girly-girls, this was excellent news. Her name was Sirena and she was a Pirate! Not A New Orleans Pirate but a pirate just the same. For as long as it took me to finish the book (twice) I sailed the seas and kicked butt right alongside her. It was awesome.

Fast forward to 2008: I am waiting on traffic at a corner in the New Orleans French Quarter and swaggering down the street is my teenage hero, Sirena the Pirate, in full swashbuckling regalia. I’m talking plumed hat, bustier, knee boots and sword clanking at her side. I blinked a few times but Sirena was still there, only it wasn’t Sirena from “Captive Passions”, it was Renee’ of the New Orleans Krewe of Pirate Wenches.

Ahoy there, mates! The NOLA Wenches is a social club located in New Orleans, their favorite port of call. These Pirate pretties party and celebrate in the tradition of the Krewes of old. According to their website the Krewe was founded in August 2007 in New Orleans. Their mission is to bring a taste of the sometimes scandalous and revelrous high seas life of the 17th century into the lives of the modern-day pirates and wenches as they eat, drink, and terrorize the town for great causes.

These gals and guys are dedicated to bringing the history of the New Orleans pirates, privateers and Baratarians alive and incorporating that into all they do for the community. They do everything from parade, promote tourism, perform, to promote and support local NOLA establishments. Since 2007 they have volunteered their time and efforts at countless fundraising events, parades, parties, and acts of piracy.

Land, or should I say, NOLA ho! There is plenty of plundering and cannons thundering going on here! Hey Jimmy, it’s not too late! Doesn’t that just shiver your timbers? Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirates life for me!

By Sharon Denise Talbot

Interested in joining the Krewe or taking part in some piratical escapades. For more information on the Krewe of Pirate Wenches visit www.nolawenches.com

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New Orleans Saints QB Brees Reveals Words to Pre Game Chant

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New Orleans Saints QB Brees

New Orleans Saints QB Brees Reveals Words to Pre Game Chant

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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees knows how to get his team fired up. Drew Brees is one of the leaders on the New Orleans Saints team.

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New Orleans Saints Versus Cowboys Game Day Update

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The New Orleans Saints play the Dallas Cowboys today Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.

The New Orleans Saints get Reggie Bush back for the first time since week two of the season. Others New Orleans Saints players listed as questionable for the game are TE Jeremy Shockey, S Malcom Jenkins and S Darren Sharper. Out for the game are RB Pierre Thomas and RB Ledell Betts.

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New Orleans Saints

 

The New Orleans Saints have the following players listed as probable,  CB Patrick Robinson, OT Jermon Bushrod, DE Junior Galette, RB Chris Ivory, DT defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, C Jonathan Goodwin, S Usama Young and DT Anthony Hargrove.

The Cowboys have the following on the injury report. Listed as questionable for the Cowboys are RB Felix Jones. Listed as probable for the Cowboys are CB Terrance Newman and LB Bradie James. On the injury report as out for the game are DE Sean Lissemore and QB Tony Romo.

WHO DAT!

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New Orleans Saints Versus Cowboys Update

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This year one of the games on Thanksgiving is the Dallas Cowboys hosting the New Orleans Saints. These are two teams with different reasons for giving it everything they have in this nationally televised event. The defending NFL champion New Orleans Saints are making a playoff run while the Cowboys are playing for pride and the opportunity to be with the team next year.

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New Orleans Saints Thanksgiving Week Update

The New Orleans Saints got off to an inconsistent start on both sides of the ball. This is as a result of injuries to key players and the motivation that teams have when they play the defending Super Bowl Champions. The New Orleans Saints have seemed to regain their old form on offense and are in some ways playing better than last year on defense.

The Cowboys on the other hand are in the middle of a very disappointing season. Many, including the owner Jerry Jones, had picked the Cowboys to make a run at the Super Bowl. They are currently 3 – 7 and totally out of the playoff picture. However, since firing head coach Wade Phillips the Cowboys are 2 -0. They at this point appear to be headed in a different direction but only time will tell if Jason Garrett has righted the ship.

The New Orleans Saints hope to have Reggie Bush along with other key starters like Darren Sharper, Malcolm Jenkins and Jeremy Shockey back for this game. They have been playing shorthanded all year but have been able to stay in the playoff picture with a record of 7 -3. The New Orleans Saints are in a five way tie for the second best record in the conference.

The Cowboys are trying to find an identity on offense without starter Tony Romo who is injured. The Dallas defense will be tested by the high powered New Orleans Saints offense that seems to be hitting its stride.

Kickoff is set for 3:15 CDT at the Dallas Cowboy Stadium. WHO DAT!

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New Orleans Saints Versus Seattle Seahawks Game Day Update

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The New Orleans Saints play the Seattle Seahawks for the first time since 2007 when the New Orleans Saints won 28-17. This is the 11th time these two teams have met and the record is tied at 5 -5.

Kickoff is at scheduled for 3:05 CDT at the New Orleans Saints Superdome.

All week long Reggie Bush has said that he wanted to play but it does not look like that is going to happen. Reggie Bush (RB) is still listed as questionable and Pierre Thomas (RB) is still out with an ankle injury. Darren Thomas (S) hamstring, and Jeremy Shockey (TE) rib are also out for the game. Other players listed as questionable are Malcolm Jenkins (S) neck, Jason Kyle (LS) shoulder and Patrick Robinson (CB) ankle. Then the New Orleans Saints have Chris Ivory (RB) shoulder and Jon Stinchcomb (T) knee listed as probable. The Seahawks injury reports lists the following players: Out: DT Colin Cole (ankle), G Mike Gibson (ankle), TE Anthony McCoy (knee). Doubtful: RB Michael Robinson (hamstring), WR Brandon Stokley (calf), WR Golden Tate (ankle). Probable: QB Matt Hasselbeck (left wrist), T Russell Okung (ankle), LB Lofa Tatupu (knee), S Earl Thomas (not injury related).

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New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks

 

Not having Reggie Bush back means the New Orleans Saints will still be without their best threat. Reggie Bush being out means teams can play most of the offensive players straight up. No real double teams are necessary. This is not ideal but the New Orleans Saints have worked with this scenario and are 6 -3 and right in the thick of things in their division and in the conference. The Seahawks are 5 -4 and are also in the hunt.

WHO DAT DO DAT SAYS “ WHO DAT SAY THEY GONNA BEAT THEM SAINTS?”

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Huckabuck.com Searches to Rebuild New Orleans

 

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NEW ORLEANS (PRWEB) March 28, 2006

Huckabuck.com is doing something we all want to do right now – help rebuild New Orleans. The new search interface enables Internet users to help New Orleans by using its Web site to search for information online. The idea is simple. Huckabuck gives a portion of the profit it generates from every search to New Orleans charities.

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Rebuild New Orleans

Every day, millions of people use search engines to find information online. Huckabuck converts these searches to charitable donations that will have a tremendous impact on the recovery of New Orleans while giving users an effortless way to help.

In addition to helping New Orleans, Huckabuck makes searching more personal by providing a new way to customize the search results to individual preferences. As a search interface, Huckabuck provides search feeds from three major search engines, Google, Yahoo, and MSN. It allows users to tune their search results by using graphic equalizers powered by its proprietary search tuner technology. Huckabuck leverages a cutting-edge technology called Ajax to power its search interface. As a next generation Web 2.0 company, Huckabuck will rapidly introduce new innovations to its search interface including social search and blog search functionality.

As a resident of the city, Chris Schultz, founder of Huckabuck.com, is familiar with the challenges facing New Orleans. Following Hurricane Katrina, and in the midst of rebuilding his life and business, Schultz wanted to create a link between a simple daily activity and the New Orleans cause. The entrepreneur had already been thinking about developing a meta-search engine when the storm hit. Following the storm a light-bulb went on, and the search to rebuild New Orleans became his mission.

“Finding information with a search engine has become routine, it’s just something we do every day,” said Schultz. “The Huckabuck search interface makes this easier for people to do, and we’re leveraging the ubiquity of daily search to help New Orleans.”

Huckabuck has partnered with the Tipitina’s Foundation, a New Orleans-based 501c3 non-profit organization committed to saving the culture of New Orleans by locating all New Orleans artists and their families and finding housing for those who need it. A portion of the profits generated by Huckabuck on an annual basis will be donated to the Tipitina’s Foundation.

Schultz is establishing Huckabuck as the search tool of choice for millions of people worldwide. He is first introducing Huckabuck locally in New Orleans, followed by a national launch this summer.

The Huckabuck search interface derives its name from “huckabucks,” a homemade frozen summer-time treat enjoyed by New Orleanians. Similar to snow cones or frozen cups, huckabucks are unique to New Orleans and are served to this day at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and in neighborhoods around New Orleans.

For more information about Huckabuck.com or to schedule an interview, contact Blake Killian at (504) 581-7863 ext. 1.

www.huckabuck.com

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Jerry Jones Wants New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

 

This is the headline that is sweeping the internet. Is it true? Here are some thoughts on the topic.

First, if Jerry Jones isn’t thinking about Sean Payton then he is not the type of owner we think he is. Sean Payton is one of the premier coaches in the NFL. He took a New Orleans Saints franchise and turned it around. He has the skill set and the personality to handle Jerry Jones and turn the Cowboys into a contender.

Second, our sources say that Jerry Jones has sent feelers out to see if Sean Payton would even discuss the possibility. Payton’s response was that he would not make any decisions until after this season was over.

Next, Sean Payton has attached himself to the city of New Orleans. He has become a part of the community. He and quarterback Drew Brees have immersed themselves in the community. Stepping away from that would be difficult.

The other part is the success factor. Sean Payton has won a Super Bowl with New Orleans and has the pieces in place to win at least one more. Winning two Super Bowl would put him in a very exclusive club.

More money could come into play. Jerry Jones is not afraid to throw money at a problem. Sources have thrown out numbers like $10 million per year. Not sure if that could happen but that would get anyone’s attention.

The final things IS HE CRAZY? He would be moving from a city where he is loved by the ownership, the media, the fans and the players. Dallas is a zoo. The owner wants results yesterday, the media expects a Super Bowl appearance every year with only one loss every three years. Anything less and they are calling for his head. He would have to clean house with the player roster. Attitudes with the players are terrible. Some could be turned around but many would have to go.
So based on what we know today, the chances that Sean Payton will go to the Dallas Cowboys is pretty slim.  Still this is a story we will have to watch.

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton


Another Week In The Books And the New Orleans Saints Look Good

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The New Orleans Saints defeated the Panthers in a dominating manner on Sunday. The New Orleans Saints are 10th in the power rankings which mean nothing.

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New Orleans Saints Looking Good

More important is their record at 6 -3 the New Orleans Saints are second in the division behind the Falcons who are 6 -2. The New Orleans Saints are also 5th in the conference. This means if the playoffs started today we would be in.

WHO DAT!


Doreen- The Clarinet Queen

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Where can you go to catch a world class musical performance with plenty of room to dance? The 700 block of Royal Street is where it’s happening.  You’ve got Rouses’ (the old A&P) grocery, a regular stop for French Quarter visitors and locals alike. Across the street is Forever New Orleans, and Alex Beard recently opened an art gallery a few doors down on the corner of Royal and Pirates Alley (you can actually watch him paint in the window sometime, very cool).   Gallery 713, a local favorite, is opposite him.   But the crowd in the street is gathered around a group of local street musicians known to frequent this block.  They are here to see the Queen.
  
Doreen and her husband Lawrence Ketchens have been international ambassadors for New Orleans music and culture on radio and television around the world. While they are available for weddings and special events, Doreen and her band of jazz musicians have been bringing their brand of music to the Crescent City streets for twenty years or so.  A fixture on this stretch of Royal they will have even the most rhythm challenged tapping their feet and moving to the beat.

As Doreen says in one of her songs “I’m the Queen of the clarinet, been around the world ain’t heard better yet” and I say “Amen!”  The group has several CD’s available for purchase.  You can visit their website:  www.doreensjazz.com 

These show stealers will capture your hearts with just one stanza of their rendition of “Little Liza Jane” as they did mine.   It is obvious these amazing performers play for the absolute love of it because their heart and soul are in every note.

Stop by and hang out with Doreen, Lawrence and the crew next time you find yourself on Royal Street.   Hey y’all, don’t forget to leave a little something in the bucket! 

By Sharon Denise Talbot

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Week 8: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints highlights

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints battled on Halloween night and was a exciting matchup to the end, Drew Brees had 305 pass yards and 2 touchdowns and he led the saints to victory. The steelers caused 2 turnovers but it wasn’t enough as Heath Miller fumbled the football with plenty of time remaining and Ben Roethlisberger threw a interception as the New Orleans Saints clinched the win, 20-10. This sunday the New Orleans Saints play the Carolina Panthers. This is a division game for the New Orleans Saints. The New Orleans Saints need a win to keep pace in the division.

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