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Some very talented friends talk about what makes music in New Orleans great.
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As I was walking up to the area in New Orleans where Dave and around a dozen other homeless people were sitting on a sidewalk the local police were making them move. At first I thought how rude. It was over 100 degrees and they were trying to find shade by a local church. But then on another street the officer was nicely talking to the homeless people and telling them an alternative location. Turns out the church does not want homeless people on their sidewalk. Well, that's an easy fix. Open the door and allow them to cool off inside. But that's another story.
Dave says life on the streets is "hot, dirty, grimy". He talks about the local rescue mission charging $5 per night. There has been lots of controversy about this. On my last night in NOLA I was told by someone in the know that the reasoning behind this is because of budget concerns. The mission is out of money and had to make this change to stay open. Still seems kind of off to me. Especially if you charge people $5 to attend a church … Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Obviously as locals we all dont do the tourist thing in the French Quarter but wondering who has the best local ideas for things to do in the French Quarter for other LOCALS!
Browse the art galleries on Royal Street. You would be surprised what you find in there, especially the print galleries. There are some really cool and crazy prints in those. Some are very cheap, like under $15 for vintage Mardi Gras posters.
Probably the only thing more difficult and frustrating than gaining a degree of proficiency at playing golf is trying to make a buck betting golf. As the PGA Tour tees it up for the start of another season this month, it’s a sober fact of betting that no matter how you slice it–into the rough, into the water, into the woods, beyond the hazard–earning a profit through golf betting may be the most absurdly arduous and unrewarding task facing a prospective sports bettor.
Consider that if you place a future book wager on a major tennis tournament where there are 128 entrants, such as Wimbledon or the US Open, your choice has to beat just seven players. The other 120 are eliminated by someone else.
The same thing happens in the NFL playoffs where a team need beat just three or four opponents to claim a Super Bowl championship. The NBA and Major League Baseball have similar formats, where most of the teams are eliminated by someone other than the eventual winner.
About the closest thing to golf is a NASCAR Nextel Cup race, where your driver has to beat 42 other competitors.
But a typical golf tournament features about 150 players, meaning the man on whom you placed your wager, has to beat every one of them.
Given those overwhelming odds, then, why play?
The answer, of course, is because the payoffs can be so large. For example, of the 48 regular season events on the 2006 PGA Tour, 17 of them were won by players returning a three digit reward to the bettor. An additional nine tournaments went to players whose odds ranged from 40/1 to 80/1.
The list of bountiful winners is headed by J.B. Holmes, who captured the FBR Open, Feb. 5, and Chris Couch, who won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, April 30, each at odds of 250/1.
Kirk Triplett (Chrysler Classic of Tucson, Feb. 26); Aaron Baddeley (MCI Heritage, April 16); Brett Wetterich (Byron Nelson Championship, May 14); Ben Curtis (Booz Allen Classic, June 25 and 84 Lumber Classic, Sept. 17); Dean Wilson (The International, Aug. 13); and Eric Axley (Valero Texas Open, Sept. 24), all scored at odds of 150/1.
Last year’s winners at 125/1 included Rod Pampling (Bay Hill Invitational, March 19); Stephen Ames (The Players Championship, March 26); Jeff Maggert (FedEx St. Jude Classic, May 28); Carl Pettersson (the Memorial Tournament, June 4); J.J. Henry (Buick Championship, July 2); and Corey Pavin (US Bank Championship, July 30).
Nail just one of the above winners and you’re good for a free ride betting the PGA Tour every week for two to five years, depending on the size payout of that one winner.
So what’s the problem? Just bet a longshot each week.
Well, for starters, exactly how do you find a J.B. Holmes or a Chris Couch? When Holmes won the FBR Open there were 109 other golfers offered at odds of 100/1 or more, including 51 at odds of 250/1 or greater. In fact, if you were looking for a real longshot, there were 35 golfers who were offered at betting odds of 300/1 or more, including Tony Rohlik and Ian Leggatt, each at a life-changing 750/1. How in the name of Titleist could you isolate Holmes, who won in just his fourth PGA start?
It was a similar situation when Couch won in New Orleans. At that tournament, 26 other golfers were listed at 250/1 and 19 more were quoted at odds of 300/1 or greater.
Given the difficulty in isolating a longshot, maybe betting the favorite is the better way to go.
Favorites won just nine events last year and, with the exception of Phil Mickelson’s triumph at odds of 7/1 in the BellSouth Classic, April 2, the other eight favorites all were named Tiger Woods.
Woods, in fact, won eight of the 15 PGA Tour events he entered last year, meaning you could have realized a modest profit by betting on the world’s No. 1 player in each start. But for his career, Woods has won 54 of 200 tournaments, or just over one in every four tournaments he’s entered, so you’d have to average odds of 3/1 to break even.
That’s not going to happen.
So how do you win betting golf?
“I don’t know anyone who bets golf consistently and wins,” conceded a Nevada bookmaker who asked he not be identified. “It’s really a fool’s errand. The only way someone can win betting golf is to hit a longshot and never bet again.”
In the world of football when you talk about the teams in New Orleans and Atlanta you are talking about playoff contenders in the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons. In the world of basketball not so much. This post looks at two articles regarding the New Orleans Hornets and the Atlanta Hawks. There are additional links at the end.
The New Orleans Hornets have added yet another piece to the playoff puzzle with their recent trade for Ryan Anderson, the NBA’s reigning Most Improved Player and one of the sweetest-shooting big men in the game.
Anthony Davis hasn’t even signed his rookie contract with the New Orleans Hornets yet after going No. 1 overall in the 2012 NBA draft, and the unibrow is already permeating throughout the culture of this franchise.
Much like those extra hairs in the middle of his singular eyebrow are all about winning, the Hornets are now adopting the vaunted “win now” and “win at all costs” strategy typically employed by the traditional powerhouses of the NBA.
Sending Gustavo Ayon to the Orlando Magic to complete a sign-and-trade for Ryan Anderson is a move that makes that perfectly clear. The Hornets can taste the playoffs, and they’ll stop at nothing to take a bite out of them at the conclusion of the 2012-2013 regular season.
This move all but ensures that the Hornets won’t be bringing back Carl Landry or Chris Kaman, who are both free agents this summer. New Orleans doesn’t need them now that they have two big men who complement each other quite well.
Davis is sure to block a massive number of shots in the paint, while Anderson can stretch the court and force opposing players out to the perimeter as they strive to keep him from knocking down triples. Between the two of them, this is a frontcourt to be reckoned with.
There’s a solid chance that Al-Farouq Aminu blossoms into an above-average small forward as well, which would make this set of forwards on the roster even more impressive, even though they’re a bit undersized and might struggle against the more physical lineups they face.
The backcourt may be just as impressive if Eric Gordon’s services are retained.
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For all the pre-draft gripes about the Hornets’ needs at point guard, Jarrett Jack is still a good option who distributes the ball well, gets to the charity stripe and plays defense bigger than a 6’3″ floor general normally can. He’s not elite, but he doesn’t need to be.
That’s the job of the shooting guard rotation on this roster.
New Orleans has seemed intent on bringing back Gordon throughout the free-agency process. Despite the offer sheet set forth by the Phoenix Suns and the subsequent quote by Gordon about how he wanted to move to the desert-based organization, the Hornets have steadfastly maintained interest in retaining the shooting guard’s services.
Plus, you’d have to believe that a move like this one increases Gordon’s desire to stay in Bayou country. Trading for Anderson shows that the Hornets’ brass is committed to winning right now.
The addition of Austin Rivers with the No. 10 pick in the draft only increases the scoring output from the position. Rivers will likely serve as a high-scoring rookie combo guard and the team’s sixth man, backing up both Gordon and Jack.
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From 1 through 5, the Hornets are solid across the board and should be able to not just sneak their way into the Western Conference playoffs, but even clinch a spot with more than a few games left on the docket.
This team is already eight players deep when you remember that Greivis Vasquez and Jason Smith will come off the bench and provide quality minutes, and it’s sure to get even deeper as the free-agency period progresses.
New Orleans finished dead last in the West last season with a putrid 21-45 record during the lockout-shortened season, but they’ve added a significant amount of talent.
With a healthy Gordon playing throughout the next campaign, two rookies who are ready to compete from day one and could potentially finish near or at the top of the Rookie of the Year voting and the addition of the reigning Most Improved Player, don’t sleep on these Hornets.
Since taking the general manager job last week, Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry has pulled off the most drastic makeover of the off-season thus far.
The Atlanta Hawks have been a respectable if unspectacular team the last five years, making the playoffs every season since 2008.
They built a team slowly through the draft, but this year it became clear that a Joe Johnson-led Hawks team would never be a real contender in the East.
This week, though, Atlanta has taken the first steps toward a prosperous future that could include Dwight Howard and Chris Paul.
First. Ferry somehow found a suitor for six-time All-Star Joe Johnson, a shooting guard past his peak who was still owed $89.3 million dollars over four years.
Looking to appease unrestricted free agent Deron Williams, the Brooklyn Nets agreed to send the expiring contracts of Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro and Jordan Williams, as well as DeShawn Stevenson and the Houston Rockets’ lottery-protected first-round draft pick in 2013, which Brooklyn owned.
Though that seems like a lopsided deal at first, the end result is hugely favorable for the Hawks. They shed the massive contract of a 31-year-old player and will have a ton of salary cap flexibility to offer superstars max contracts.
Later in the day Monday, Ferry stuck gold once again. The Hawks agreed to trade big man Marvin Williams, still owed $15.8 million over two years, to the Utah Jazz for point guard Devin Harris, who is entering the final year of his contract at $8.5 million, according to ESPN.
The deal accomplishes two things for the Hawks. First, Atlanta gets rid of Marvin Williams, who never became more than a mediocre forward after being drafted No. 2 overall in 2005. Second, the Hawks acquire a solid starting point guard in the last year of his contract, again giving Atlanta maximum flexibility.
So what’s the end goal for Atlanta? Well, first, the Hawks instantly become a player in the Dwight Howard saga, and Ferry reportedly is willing to offer two-time All-Star center Al Horford and speedy point guard Jeff Teague, among other pieces.
Even if Orlando doesn’t agree to the trade, Atlanta will have the salary cap space to offer Howard and one other player a max contract in the summer of 2013 — and after Chris Paul declined to sign an extension with the Los Angeles Clippers, Ferry will likely try to pair Howard and Paul in Atlanta with Josh Smith and Al Horford.
Like it or not, we’ve entered the era of the superteam in the NBA, and if Atlanta can assemble a team built around those four players, it could be the most dangerous of them all.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/danny-ferry-atlanta-hawks-roster-trades-2012-7#ixzz205wnWVVl
Big Al Carson, venerable New Oleans R&B singer, belts out a fine performance with his satin voice.
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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! 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
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