UL's season came to an abrupt end last night, as the Cajuns were one of four bowl-eligible teams not chosen for a post-season matchup. Two other Sun Belt teams, Troy and FAU, will represent the conference in the New Orleans and Motor City bowls, respectively. This year's post-season disappointment is the third time in four years the bowl-eligible Cajuns have not been selected. The 6-6 Cajuns have not played in a bowl game in 38 years.
The 7-5 LSU Tigers, on the other hand, have an opportunity to redeem themselves on New Year's Eve when they face Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl (formerly the Peach Bowl) in Atlanta. The 6:30 p.m. game will be televised on ESPN.
In other sports news over the weekend, the New Orleans Saints kept their playoff hopes alive with a 29-25 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the Superdome. The Saints play the Chicago Bears on the road Thursday at 7:15 p.m.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.