Sports Illustrated takes in Ragin' Cajuns 'spectacle'
UL fans served up a heavy dose of Cajun hospitality when Sports Illustrated reporters arrived for Saturday’s spring game, including fried frogs’ legs. Let’s just say the delicacy went over very well, earning the Cajuns a place in the reporters stomachs as well as their hearts. Not to mention some nice ink on SI.com:
We consider ourselves proud professional polytheists when it comes to America’s most beautiful game. We have favorite teams in every conference and favorite coaches whose success we’ll cheer no matter what podunk schools they land at. But we have to confess we’re developing a particular fondness for Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns, who use hot peppers as punctuation and harbor a fanbase that seems to have a higher portable-smoker-per-capita ratio than any we’ve ever encountered.
It also doesn’t hurt that they’re poised to be quite good at actual football.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.