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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 15, 2019 - 10:06 am
Atlanta is hosting the Super Bowl this year, and the mayor there is apparently not going to welcome the Saints and their fans if the Atlanta Falcons' rivals advance to the big game. Keisha Lance Bottoms said, "If it can't be the Falcons, then hey as long as it's not the Saints, then I'm happy." She...
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Steve Geller
January 14, 2019 - 7:42 pm
The sweet taste of victory could be even more satisfying this Super Bowl. Bud Light has pledged to give free beer to New Orleans if the Saints make it to the big game and win it all. As promised, we’re brewing up enough beer for the city that wins the Super Bowl, and we'll be there to celebrate...
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Scoot
January 11, 2019 - 11:21 am
On Sunday, with dome field advantage in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the New Orleans Saints play in defending Super Bowl champs, the Philadelphia Eagles, in a game that matches up two teams that met earlier in the season. In mid-November, the defending Super Bowl champs were disappointing their...
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USA TODAY
January 11, 2019 - 9:03 am
ATLANTA (AP) - A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year's Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed "war on the Confederacy," in a fight to remove Confederate monuments around the nation. The groups on Thursday announced a planned Feb. 2 rally on the eve of the championship...
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Steve Geller
January 09, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Sean Payton always seems to find unique ways to motivate his players. On Monday, 3 armed guards brought $201,000 with the Lombardi Trophy on top of it. Payton told the room that they could all have the cash and the trophy IF….they win three more games. “If you saw that money in front of you, you...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
January 07, 2019 - 1:56 pm
First it was the "Immaculate Reception." Then it was the “Hail Mary." Who could ever forget the “Minneapolis Miracle"? And now the “Double Doink” becomes part of the football lexicon. What are the odds? An NFL kicker hitting the upright of the goal post SIX TIMES during the season, FOUR TIMES in...
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Steve Geller
January 06, 2019 - 6:57 pm
Philadelphia hung on to beat the Bears in Chicago 16-15. Kicker Cody Parkey had a chance to win the game for the Bears, but his 43 yard kick hit the goal post and crossbar before falling no good. CODY PARKEY HIT BOTH UPRIGHTS. BRUTAL. pic.twitter.com/DoZ4j5FCov — LeadingNFL (@LeadingNFL) January 7...
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