Just Talkin’ for Jan. 31, 2019


JT hears that many Saints fans will be boycotting the Super Bowl on television Sunday. However, one person he knows will be having a Super Bowl party and watching the Saints after all. Seems she’s ordered a DVD of the Saints Super Bowl win in 2010 and will get to watch the Saints run up and down the field and beat the Colts—-again!

She won’t have to watch anyone get cheated and certainly won’t have to watch any lame calls by the officials. And for the record, Drew Brees completed 17 of 31 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns. The Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31–17 in Super Bowl XLIV Feb. 7, 2010. Brees tied a Super Bowl record with 32 pass completions and won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award. And there was not one stupid non-call!


JT is not in the business of making fun of people’s mistakes but he just has to say the weather folks missed it by a big ole country mile. JT was all wrapped up in his silk underwear, prepared for ice and cold, and had to nearly disrobe at the office. But he got the biggest kick out of a few social media posts about the lack of cold weather.

Mike Casey posted a big red square with these words in the middle: Anyone have an extra set of snow chains?

Andrea Creamer Rachal posted a picture of ice cubes in the middle of the street with the words: Sorry folks: Louisiana is closed.

But the best was Mike Miller’s post of a picture of Tyler Perry’s Madea holding a gun that said, “The next forecast with the words ice and salt better be a margarita recipe!”


It doesn’t happen often, but JT hears all three of our local high schools had rankings in the Top 10 of the state’s basketball classes last week. Natchitoches Central and St. Mary’s had both the boys and girls teams ranked in their respective classes Top 10 while the Lakeview boys basketball team was high in the Class 2A poll.

The St. Mary’s Tigers had the highest ranking among local schools with a No. 4 while the Lady Tigers came in at the seventh spot. Natchitoches Centrals’ Lady Chiefs were ranked sixth in the state in Class 5-A while the Chiefs were in the ninth spot.

As the regular season winds down, it looks like Natchitoches Parish will be represented well in the playoffs.