| Food and Drink Board|| re: NOLA tomorrow for lunch - plawmac on 12/28/13 at 8:36 am|
Elizabeth's in the Bywater is great and def off the beaten path. I've lived in NO virtually my entire life, and have never considered Stanley's to be a tourist trap. But, for Sun brunch, you'll probably have a long wait (esp since the Saints game is not until the late afternoon). ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Late night dining recommendations, NOLA 12/27/2013 (ETA Review in first post) - plawmac on 12/26/13 at 4:51 pm|
That late (post-game) will limit choices. Root is open for dinner late, and its fairly close to the arena, so it might be a good choice.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: "All we need is a mediocre defense." - plawmac on 12/23/13 at 8:49 am|
The offense had two opportunities to simply run out the clock and win the game, despite their gutwrenching, miserable performance. They ran 6 plays and took less than 1 minute off the damn clock. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: The Saints offense has averaged 13 points per game over the last 4 road games - plawmac on 12/23/13 at 8:38 am|
Teams have learned that you no longer have to give our wrs a cushion at the los. They are flooding the box and our wrs are incapable of getting off the line. Lack of speed is a big issue with this team. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: "All we need is a mediocre defense." - plawmac on 12/23/13 at 8:36 am|
Lack of turnovers is not the issue. Yesterday the Saints ran twice as many plays on offense as did the Panthers, and had a sizable lead in time of poss. You don't fault lack of turnovers by D when your offense is on the field twice as much as the other team. This is all on the offense - oline play,...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Help with deciding Nola dinner - plawmac on 12/23/13 at 8:26 am|
I like Maximo's, but its not in the same league as the other three. Maximo's does a great job with scallops and their chicken dish is a local favorite. Pelican Club is the only possible bad pick in the bunch; I haven't been since they had a change in the ownership/chefs, but the reviews are a little...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Saints are a lock to win a playoff game imo. - plawmac on 12/23/13 at 5:27 am|
With the way the offense has sputtered, they need to focus on beating TB this Sun. I'm not all that convinced they will make the playoffs. This team may go into a shell after yesterday's game. ...
| Music Board|| re: Best Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship/Starship album? - plawmac on 12/21/13 at 9:41 am|
Sort of a rarity, but I always like the Long John Silver album by JA.
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Old Arabi Eats: good restaurant for any Chalmation Foodies - plawmac on 12/20/13 at 12:57 pm|
Place is legit, and that part of Arabi is starting to get the spill over effect from the Bywater. A few businesses that own property in the Bywater, have recently sold and are relocating to Old Arabi and making a hell of a windfall on the contrasting property values. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Robertson Family Statement - plawmac on 12/19/13 at 8:58 pm|
[quote]They shouldn't have let Phil do the interview. Just do your show, we laugh, you make big bank. How hard is this?
So, its against freedom of speech to suspend him, but its ok to censor him? This IS NOT a 1st Amendment/Free Speech issue. The man is free to say what he did. Likewise,...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Exceptional Liquour Stores - plawmac on 12/18/13 at 4:36 pm|
For wine in NOLA, try either Swirl in the Bayou St. John area or Faubourg Wines in the Marigny/Bywater area. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Payton announces Armstead will start at LT this week. - plawmac on 12/18/13 at 8:53 am|
Don't really disagree with the move, but surprised since Brown did have one of his (rare) better games against CAr 2 weeks ago. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Does anyone honestly think we see Armstead at all Sunday? - plawmac on 12/17/13 at 7:12 pm|
Armstead will probably be on the active squad for the game, but he won't play unless the LT position goes even further south. Since Brown played well against Car a couple of weeks ago, my guess is he starts and is put on a very short leash. ...
| Music Board|| re: What's some good blues-ish music - plawmac on 12/17/13 at 4:43 pm|
[quote]He played at mud and water last Saturday and he's a fricking monster
Great album, but check out his latest, called Once It Gets Started. I think its better, overall. ...
| Music Board|| re: Does anybody remember Tower of Power from the 70s? - plawmac on 12/17/13 at 7:30 am|
They are still around. Saw them in Jan. at the HOB in New Orleans. Still sound damn good, too. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Why not utilize more of a 3 step drop back? - plawmac on 12/16/13 at 3:10 pm|
Other thing I noticed yesterday was that on one of the red zone drives in the 4th, Brees appeared to zero in on Colston in the corner of the end zone looking for a jump ball type pass. Colston made no effort to jump. Wonder if his foot is still bothering him, or if that was a sign of the overall mal...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Why not utilize more of a 3 step drop back? - plawmac on 12/16/13 at 2:29 pm|
While I appreciate the sarcasm (seriously!), is that the answer - we lack any credible wr or te that can get open on a quick slant/route? My fear is that with the state of the ol (even if they bench Brown), this team is at most a one and done playoff team, unless they change something p drastically....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Why not utilize more of a 3 step drop back? - plawmac on 12/16/13 at 2:25 pm|
With the pressure Brees has been under when he goes to a standard dropback, why haven't the Saints utilized a 3 step drop on occasion? I'll hang up and listen..........
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Hartley - plawmac on 12/16/13 at 8:18 am|
My guess is they carry two fg kickers next week and drop the 3rd QB from the roster. They did it in 2011 for a few weeks. For whatever reason, Payton just can't completely drop Hartley. But, I've also never seen Payton a angry as he was yesterday. ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Drew-- 5 yard passes don't mean shite right now - plawmac on 12/15/13 at 6:08 pm|