It was a bitter, deflating defeat that sent the New Orleans Saints into a three-game, end-of-the-season swoon (actually a two-game swoon — the Saints played mostly their second team in the finale against Carolina), but maybe the Dec. 19 24-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys wasn’t so bad after all. As ESPN NFC South reporter Pat Yasinskas observes, citing ESPN’s Stats & Information bureau, losing to Dallas after going undefeated has its upside.
The last three teams that were 8-0 or better lost when they played the ’Boys. But here’s where it gets interesting: Two of them — the Washington Redskins in 1991 and the Indianapolis Colts in 2006 — went on to win the Super Bowl.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.