Among the many great storylines surrounding Super Bowl XLIV — New Orleans native Peyton Manning against his dad's former team, the top seeds from each conference squaring off for the first time since 1993, the Saints' first appearance in a Super Bowl — none resonates more than a hurricane-ravaged city embracing its once star-crossed team.
That much of America will be pulling for the sentimental-favorite Saints on Feb. 7 in Miami isn't lost on Colts Nation. Indianapolis Star sports columnist Bob Kravitz, in his weekly podcast, "Bob's 2Minute Blitz," warns Colts fans to "start bracing themselves right now: Your Colts are the supporting actors in this thing ... I can promise you most of America is gonna root for New Orleans, and frankly I can't blame 'em."
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.