Monthly Archives: August 2010

Looking back at Katrina and football

What follows below is a story I have told many times in the last five years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, with a pair of postscripts. It’s a story of how life … Continue reading

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Katrina and the Saints

We are speeding toward the fifth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast that changed the lives of so many people and institutions. In some respects, it seems like five days ago, and in others, like … Continue reading

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NFL Preseason Week 3

The third week of the NFL preseason schedule is the most enjoyable for fans, because it is the one time that the starters will play a large part of the game, from a half to almost three quarters. It is … Continue reading

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Are Vikings better off with Favre?

One of the biggest stories of the second week of preseason was the (expected) return of quarterback Brett Favre to the Vikings, just in time for Minnesota’s second preseason game vs. San Francisco on Sunday night. A lot was made … Continue reading

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Favre’s back to football, again

Hearing the news that three Minnesota Vikings teammates boarded a private jet to Hattiesburg to see if they could convince a certain quarterback to come back with them to Minnesota — and he did — reminds me of a classic Looney … Continue reading

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