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A Challenging Season

A Challenging Season

Rick Sarro December 15, 2016 Comments Off on A Challenging Season

Lance Guidry said it best. “A 6-5 season is not good enough at McNeese.  Just having a winning season is not our goal.” But 6-5 is where the Cowboys ended up after their season-ending

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Dream Job

Dream Job

Rick Sarro November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Dream Job

He was born and raised in little LaRose, La. He played and coached football across the bayou state; coached with and against the Tigers. So of course head coach of LSU is his dream

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Out Of The Hunt

Out Of The Hunt

Rick Sarro November 4, 2016 Comments Off on Out Of The Hunt

You’ve heard it before. A person’s character is best measured not by how they have fallen but by how well they pick themselves up and respond to adversity. That character test will be most

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Quick End For The Mad Hatter

Quick End For The Mad Hatter

Rick Sarro October 21, 2016 Comments Off on Quick End For The Mad Hatter

Just maybe those blades of grass inside Tiger Stadium have a special flavor. I wouldn’t have thought that until Les Miles plucked a few and gave them a chew. The hat always seemed too

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Just Play The Damn Game

Just Play The Damn Game

Rick Sarro October 7, 2016 Comments Off on Just Play The Damn Game

Life isn’t as simple as it once was. That goes for college football, too. From 1951 through 1986, McNeese and what was then USL squared off on the football field for 36 straight years,

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Decision Made

Decision Made

Rick Sarro September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Decision Made

The McNeese Cowboys’ quarterback duel is over, and the man with the quickest draw won. Arkansas State transfer James Tabary beat out juniors Grant Ashcraft and Joe Lissard for the job after roughly two

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Another Sad Tale

Another Sad Tale

Rick Sarro July 21, 2016 Comments Off on Another Sad Tale

Don’t sneak a peek ahead a few paragraphs. Try and figure out who I’m referring to in yet another tragic American sports saga involving a privileged, spoiled, arrogant sports star who appears to have

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A Dad’s Conundrum

A Dad’s Conundrum

Rick Sarro July 12, 2016 Comments Off on A Dad’s Conundrum

What’s a dad to do? We are supposed to keep our kids away from trouble; protected and safe from injury; as much as humanly possible. Dads are obligated to make wise and prudent decisions

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Ali

Ali

Rick Sarro June 23, 2016 Comments Off on Ali

I was anxiously waiting in the lobby of a lakefront hotel in Lake Charles. It was 1983, if my memory is correct. I was a young sports anchor and reporter for KPLC-TV at the

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Championship Brotherhood

Championship Brotherhood

Rick Sarro June 9, 2016 Comments Off on Championship Brotherhood

It’s difficult to explain chemistry, camaraderie and the emotions and bonds built in the locker rooms and on the field. It’s even harder to understand how all this manifests in improved playing, and, better

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