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Saints Stuff

  In case no one has told you, I appreciate each and everyone of you who are washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, staying at home as much as possible and keeping six feet away from other folks…

Sports and TV

  Since everything in major live sports has come to halt, I wanted to share with you some nice alternatives. Couch potatoes rejoice! There are still plenty of options to veg out on some sports. Let’s go.   Sports Movies…

Now What?

Now that we have entered what feels like year eight of no sports being televised my mind has begun to slip. Every ball I see mocks me. A surge of crowd noise taunts. I will not make it through another…

Sports Gumbo Recipe #9

  I’ve said it a million times. I just love me some New Orleans winter. Especially one in which it was cold for what, a weekend? The days are beautiful and the nights get just crisp enough to let you…

Fresh Faces

  As the old saying goes insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Another saying is you have to shake things up. Another saying is he who stands on toilet high on pot…

Mardi Ball Part 2

The roughest part of my, and every Gulf Coast college baseball fan’s viewing season is the first two weekends of the schedule. There’s nothing worse than wanting to check out some parades and knowing that there is baseball to be…

I Love Mardi Ball

It’s awesome that New Orleans loves the kick off of the college baseball season so much that they throw parade after parade for it. The throws, the marching bands, the guys in weird masks all come together to tell the…

Watch The Wave

There hasn’t been a more intense year from day one for the Tulane Green Wave baseball team since I’ve started writing this blog. If you’ve read my humble corner of the web more than once you know that I am…

High On Zion

  I can’t say I’m a big fan of the NBA. If I were to guess the last time I’ve watched an entire NBA game it probably starred the incomparable Michael Jordan. If I mention it on Twitter I’m most…

Sports Gumbo Recipe #7

Now, it seems like a year ago but I assure you it was only a matter of weeks when the weather took a turn for the chilly and everyone started talking about gumbo recipes. Then, spring returned in December and…

Heavyweights

  Tonight is the night of big boy football as the LSU Tigers (14-0) take on the Clemson Tigers (14-0) in the Superdome. It will be a night for the history books as either the LSU Tigers and Joe Burrow…

The Bad and The Good

  It was a back and forth weekend for the home teams — that is if you’re a fan of the New Orleans Saints and Tulane Green Wave. On Saturday, a big win was bought home by Tulane with the…

All On The Line

The year 2019 will go down in the history books as one of the finest for football in Louisiana. On the college level, Nicholls State and Southeastern qualified for the FCS Playoffs, Southern went to the SWAC Championship, Louisiana Tech…

100 Million Dollar Man

  It seemed just like yesterday, but a lifetime ago at the same time, when Michael Thomas played his first game for the New Orleans Saints. The then-rookie wide receiver would haul in six catches (on six targets) for 58…

Sports Gumbo Recipe #6

  It was a Sunday like any other Sunday. However this Sunday was different in that there would be no New Orleans Saints game to rally around, as they don’t play until Monday night. So what was the city to…

Highs and Lows

  You can’t win ‘em all is what every real football fan knows and, unfortunately, that old axiom came into play this weekend as the New Orleans Saints were beat 48-46 in the Superdome. Thankfully, for many a fan in…

Burrow and Company

What a wild trip it has been for the LSU Tiger faithful these past two years. The fans have gone from begging for a quarterback to getting one for the ages in Joe Burrow. The quarterback from the state of…

Sports Gumbo Recipe #5: Saints escape. LSU rolls.

As we all gather around the table with friends and family this week, let’s be thankful for the good things in life — our health, the love of our family and especially that we are not the Carolina Panthers’ kicker…

Sports Gumbo Recipe #4: Saints are back!

  The temperatures dipped and the city of New Orleans turned into a bowl of gumbo. Whatever your flavor or style, someone made it the past week. You’ve got your chicken gumbo, your sausage gumbo, your chicken and sausage gumbo,…

Sports Gumbo Recipe #3

First things first, the football gods need to know better than scheduling bye weeks on the same weekend for both the New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. There were some legitimately depressed people walking around. Yet, the sports world carried…

The Return – Brees is Back

  It was an up and down weekend in Louisiana football. The Saints welcomed back their leader Drew Brees, Tulane fell short in recording a dramatic comeback win and LSU might have set itself up to become the number one…

Stompa Style

  I don’t even understand how this keeps happening. To be honest, I thought the Saints were going to be 4-4 and praying for the day Drew Brees would return. Fortunately, that was a feverish nightmare by yours truly as…

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Mark Patrick Spencer is a writer, whose work has published in the pages of many literary journals, including Hobart, Magma Poetryand Midwestern Gothic.

Spencer formerly worked in the entertainment business for 11 years as an assistant director (“The Duel”, “Kickboxer: Vengeance”) and now heads the digital marketing company, Seersucker Creative (www.seersuckercreative.com).

Spencer lives in Uptown, where he can be found sitting on his porch contemplating another cocktail. Contact Spencer at markspencer7@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @TheSonOfNoise. Follow Full Sport Press at @FullSportNOLA.