Yeah. just looking at this video bringing back so many memories. I can remember me and my family enjoying second lines as they passed right along our street, basically right in front of our door. The great thing about second lines is that anybody can start one at any given time. The basic essentials is somebody playing a trumpet or any other horn, somebody with a drum and drum sticks or in some case I have witnessed, just need a stick and a bottle, and just begin to make some good New Orleans music with your instruments and proceed to walk up the street and I guarantee you will definitely get some followers. It’s just inevitable because people just can’t resist the sound and have the urge to dance. Second lines are also used for if somebody died in the neighborhood and they were very well known. The second line is used in memory of that person kind of like their ride to heaven with some good music following them. It’s truly a great experience and I wish everybody would get to experience the excitement and fun that a good second line can bring.
Peyton Manning has ended the circus and put an end to the “I want Peyton Manning as my quarterback sweepstakes.” After weeks of persuasion from the 49ers, Titans, Cardinals, Broncos, and Dolphins, Peyton chose to join forces with John Elway and the Denver Broncos. For all those who may not know, Peyton Manning was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, his father Archie Manning was the Saints quarterback in the 70s, and he attended Isidore Newman School.
I wish Peyton all the best in Denver. I really hope he has no more problems with his neck and he reverts back to his old MVP form. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Manning because of the way he carries himself like a professional and of course throwing that interception to Tracy Porter in the Super Bowl which ultimately led to the Saints victory!!!!!……hold up I’m sorry I got a little off subject. But honestly, Peyton always has been one of my favorite QBs to watch. He’s not going to wow you with his athleticism like a Micheal Vick or a Cam Newton, but he’s a technician when it comes to accuracy and putting the ball right there on his receivers. He should really rejuvenate the Broncos as a team but when the Black and Gold go to Denver next season to square off against him, he better watch out!!!!
“The Saints are dirty!!” “They deserve to have their Superbowl taken away!!!” Anything imaginable that could be said about my hometown team has been said. The New Orleans Saints are being investigated by the NFL for taking part in a “bounty program.” Basically the allegations are that players were paid to take out certain members of the other team. I’ve must’ve talked to a lot of people about this and majority have no problem with it. I think the reason those people are so nonchalant about it is because it goes on with almost every team in the NFL. A number of teams have come out to say that they too had certain bounties on people. I just think we were the unlikely ones to get caught.
This man here. Gregg Williams, is the center of all this attention. He’s the Saints former defensive coordinator and now the Rams defensive coordinator. The penalty for our so called “bounty” program is to get draft picks taken away and of course the obvious fine from the commissioner. One of our so called “targets” Kurt Warner thought the hit he took in his final game in January 2010 was “completely legal.” My brother, on his blog, makes a good point basically saying that if the Saints were out to get people, why do we only have one Superbowl and why wasn’t our defense ranked higher? In closing, I hope this situation goes away real soon and all the suspensions and fines are handed out and everybody can put this behind them.