It’s now inescapable — we’re all eating the cheese, save for Saints head coach Sean Payton, who maintains the team has to “earn it on the field.” But even quarterback Drew Brees, he of the calculated answers and one-game-at-a-time mantra, is staring doe-eyed into the camera and using words like “destiny” and “karma.” This week, Gov. Bobby Jindal predicted the Saints would go 19-0!
It has built to a crescendo, picked up on by sports writers nationwide. Saints merchandise is selling out everywhere; the minions clamber onto the bandwagon, jostling for position amid mind-numbing chants of “who dat?!!!” And we lifelong Saints fans who enjoy the feast but never forget the famine get a little uneasy as Lady Fate looks down upon us with a dubious, raised eyebrow.
Here’s the latest dare against destiny, “Hey Now, Who Dat?,” a tight reworking of an old Professor Longhair song. Lafayette native Louis Leggett plays piano and wrote the lyrics. The song features Lafayette singer Charlene Howard Folse and Pershing Wells on guitar and drums. The tune was recorded at Digital Sac-a-lait Studios in Houma. Marc Riviere compiled the Saints highlights.
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.