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Thereís always next year

By Allen Lottinger -   Jan 19, 2012

Oh, when those Saints go marching in!

Unfortunately, they marched in too fast when they handed the playoff game to the Forty Niners Saturday. A little more attention to the opponentís pass receivers would have helped their cause.

But we canít have too many complaints to their play that day. After a very slow start, they reved it up and were on their way to their usual win late in the game when tragedy struck. A couple of passes did the trick and down they went.

But not too far. And next year is yet to come.

After all, we canít expect the Saints to win the Superbowl every year or two. Every three is good enough. And next year, the Super Bowl will be played right next door to St. Charles. We will still have a team that can do it.

So rest up a bit and get ready to cheer on the Who Dats for next season. Their time is coming again.

Tigers not impressive

As for the LSU Tigers, their loss wasnít as sweet. It showed a lack of something that seriously needs correction.

Les Miles and his team certainly deserve credit for an undefeated season until the BCS bowl.

The team needs a reawakening of some sort and hopefully that will arrive by next season.

Carnivalís coming, too

Now that football is over in southeast Louisiana and Twelfth Night has past, we can settle down and enjoy the Mardi Gras season ahead. Plans are underway for another active celebration in St. Charles with the usual parades and parties that local residents have supported in the past.

Our season usually ends on the Sunday before Mardi Gras and we then gravitate to the Crescent City for the climax.

It is fortunate we are next door to one of the most lively Carnival celebrations in the world.

So start preparing your costumes and activities for the season. They seem to get better every year.

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