Final Four and FanFest Raffle Benefits SPCA

Hey guys, the Louisiana SPCA had an incredible donor give us a Final Four Ticket Package to raffle off this week. The package includes Two Final Four & FanFest Tickets for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four:

Two Tickets to Semifinals: Saturday, March 31st at the Mercedes Benz Superdome

Two Tickets to Championship: Monday, April 2nd at the Mercedes Benz Superdome

Ultimate Final Four FanFest: One time admission during (March 30-April 2) at the Morial Convention Center

A $380.00 value!


Anyone can donate to  $5 or more to be entered in a chance to win this package. All the proceeds benefit the LA/SPCA heartworm fund, the benefits of which you can see below. If you can mention this in any way any where we would truly appreciate it, and so would the 100 dogs we’re able to save through this fund.

Please let me know if you need any more information, we’ll be picking a winner on Friday at 10am so donate now!

Katherine LeBlanc

Communications Director

Louisiana SPCA

“Paws on Parade”



an abominable ruling

So the NFL drops the gauntlet – but its more like a guillotine

WWL-TV reported at noon today that the ruling on the pay-for-performance hits on opposing team members – one year suspension for Sean Payton, beginning April 1, former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams suspended immediately for an indeterminate length of time, and GM Mickey Loomis suspended for 8 regular season games. Not to mention the Saints have to pony up $500,000 fine and will also lose 2 second round draft picks in 2012 and 2013, and 22 or more players have yet to be sanctioned.

All this despite Payton and Loomis admitting culpability, and the franchise gets slammed with huge, mind blowing punishments. Some may say that the responsible parties deserved it: many will think its grossly unfair that the Saints appear to be the victim in the twisted practice of scapegoating. All this coming down while Drew Brees remains unsigned and New Orleans is hosting the Super Bowl in 2013. And to add insult to injury, the NFL delayed their announcement until right after Saints season ticket holders plunked down their deposit on 2012 tickets this past Friday…

The ones who will ultimately suffer are the fans. But wouldn’t it be oh so sweet if the Saints rally, make it to and win Super Bowl XLVII and everybody outside the Who Dat Nation gets to eat a big ole bowl of crow gumbo…

UPDATE: Doug Mouton on the 6pm WWL-TV news just reported that the alleged whistleblower in this pay-for-performance was Jeremy Shockey. I’ll bet there will be many a #88 jersey put out with the trash tonight…