Louisiana loves sports, and there’s no doubt about it. From the proud tradition of college athletics in the state, to our local baseball teams, professional basketball team, and World Champion professional football team, there is always something to look forward to! While football season may be out, many are still following the off-season goings on of the Saints as well as the draft. Blogs and message boards have been buzzing with the latest news, prospects, potential signings, and predictions as football’s off-season continues. Many in the southern Louisiana held crawfish boils and cook-outs to celebrate draft day, and armchair coaches are already giving detailed predictions as to who they think will go New Orleans’ way when the time comes. No doubt there is much to look forward to when the 2010 season rolls around!
While the Hornets had their playoff hopes dashed, the team seems to be in a rebuilding mode that sports fans in the greater New Orleans area can feel hopeful about. Ownership of the team will be switching hands, and a likely coaching and general manager change seem imminent as well. Team captains David West and Chris Paul recently stated they expect major changes to the team in the off season. While the shake-up of the team may seem like a bad thing at first, it will give the franchise a chance to rebuild and restructure itself as a powerful force in the Western Conference.
Meanwhile, college baseball is in full swing and whether you’re a fan of Tulane or LSU, both clubs have solid teams that have the potential to go far this season. LSU’s baseball team won the national championship last year, and continues to be a dominant contender in the SEC. Tulane also has a long and storied baseball program and are hoping to boost their school’s morale from lackluster football and baseball seasons with wins on the diamond!
If greater New Orleans residents want to watch some semi-pro baseball action, there’s no better place to be than Zephyr Field in Jefferson Parish. The Zephyrs are starting up another exciting season of baseball, with affordable ticket prices and great action on the field, watching a game is great fun for the whole family. With many promotions going on throughout the season, Jefferson Parish residents can take a quick trip to Airline Drive and enjoy a night out at Zephyr Field, or enjoy a day game as well.
Whoever you pull for, wear their colors proud and cheer your Louisiana team to victory!