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Going back to a spot you never left
December 12, 2019

By JOHN JAMES MARSHALL/Designated Writers I stood on the 38-yard line on the north end of the field, and I saw... Read More
Here’s why you didn’t get into the College Football Playoffs
December 10, 2019

By JOHN JAMES MARSHALL/Designated Writers Everyone is grinding the College Football Playoff final four teams and talking about all the reasons…

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THE MOVIES AND CAJUNS AND BONNIE AND CLYDE
December 9, 2019

(Ran originally in December 8, 2019 editions of The Times and The News-Star.) Just about every time Louisiana is depicted in…

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LA TECH FOOTBALL CAN GO OLD (TESTAMENT) SCHOOL
December 3, 2019

(This column first appeared in The Times and the News-Star World in December, 2019. PICTURED: Isaiah Graham, starting wide receiver on…

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A WHOLE DAY FOR A WHOLE COUNTRY TO SAY THANK YOU
November 26, 2019

(Ran originally in the Sunday, November 24 editions of The Times and The News-Star.) America is one of the few countries…

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NEW ‘MIDWAY’ MOVIE IS MIDWAY GOOD
November 20, 2019

(First appeared in Sunday November 17 editions of The Times and The News-Star.) The late and great writer Kurt Vonnegut, a…

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‘HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU…’ (almost)
November 8, 2019

(Ran originally in Sunday October 27 editions of The Times and The News-Star. This was supposed to be the final Country…

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DOG PADDLE AND KEEP ON LIVIN’
November 4, 2019

(This column appeared originally in the Sunday, November 3 editions of The Times and The News-Star.) The oldest student at Louisiana…

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LSU ALABAMA WEEK: Revisiting the wet 1979 game
November 4, 2019

By JOHN JAMES MARSHALL/Designated Writers In case you haven’t heard, this is LSU-Alabama week, which means there will be all sorts…

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Country comes to town (and TV) with Country Music
October 15, 2019

(Ran originally in Sunday October 6 editions of The Times and The News-Star.) Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns is…

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