Super Bowl http://wrkf.org en NFL Says When It Comes To Super Bowl 50, 'L' Is For Losers http://wrkf.org/post/nfl-says-when-it-comes-super-bowl-50-l-losers The old saying goes, "When in Rome, do as the Romans."<p>But in the case of the Roman numeral for 50, the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000355943/article/nfl-wont-use-roman-numerals-for-super-bowl-50">National Football League has decided</a>, at least for 2016 (and, admittedly in San Francisco, not Rome), to do as the Arabs.<p>The official explanation is that "Super Bowl L" just isn't as pleasing to the eye as its Arabic numeral equivalent, "Super Bowl 50."<p>"When we developed the Super Bowl XL logo, that was the first time we looked at the letter L," Jaime Weston, the league' Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:49:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 27568 at http://wrkf.org NFL Says When It Comes To Super Bowl 50, 'L' Is For Losers Tourism Giveth, Yet the Budget Taketh Away http://wrkf.org/post/tourism-giveth-yet-budget-taketh-away <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Senate Finance Committee got an outline of the proposed state budget Monday, and Houma Senator Norby Chaubert was curious about something.</p><p>“I notice that the majority of the statewide offices saw an increase in funding,” Chaubert said. “But I did not see the Lieutenant Governor’s budget getting any bump.”</p><p>The Lieutenant Governor’s office, which oversees the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, is indeed struggling to make ends meet. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 24230 at http://wrkf.org Tourism Giveth, Yet the Budget Taketh Away Cold Super Bowl Could Lead To More Turnovers http://wrkf.org/post/cold-super-bowl-could-lead-more-turnovers Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>This Sunday's Super Bowl features the number one defense, the Seattle Seahawks, against the number one offense, the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning. That is a surprisingly rare matchup, number one defense against number one offense. It's only happened a few times in all the Super Bowls to date. But of course that means there is a defense and an offense in the game that are not number one. NPR's Mike Pesca looks at what having greatness in one phase of the game does to the rest of the team.<p>MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: This year the Denver defense was OK. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Mike Pesca 21928 at http://wrkf.org BR Hotels Rake In $2.54 Million Over Super Bowl Weekend http://wrkf.org/post/br-hotels-rake-254-million-over-super-bowl-weekend <p>Super Bowl XLVIIgenerated a major boost for Baton Rouge tourism. That’s according to Smith Travel Research, which tracks hotel occupancy nationwide, and capital city tourism officials are pleased with the numbers.<br> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:37:59 +0000 Ashley Westerman 6509 at http://wrkf.org BR Gets Tourism Bump From Super Bowl Spill-Over http://wrkf.org/post/br-gets-tourism-bump-super-bowl-spill-over <p>Preliminary data from the <a href="http://www.neworleansonline.com/notmc/aboutus.html">New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation</a> shows Super Bowl XLVII brought an estimated 150,000 visitors to New Orleans, and is expected to rake in an estimated $432 million for the city’s economy.</p><p>Just about 80 miles up the road here in the capital city, tourism spill-over from the Super Bowl-boom gave Baton Rouge a bit of an economic bump as well.</p><p><a href="http://www.visitbatonrouge.com/">Visit Baton Rouge</a> President and CEO Paul Arrigo says Baton Rouge started planning for Super Bowl 2013 in 2009, when New Orleans was initially chosen for the site.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:42:05 +0000 Ashley Westerman 5701 at http://wrkf.org BR Gets Tourism Bump From Super Bowl Spill-Over MONDAY: Investment Advisors Andy Anderson & Eiad Asbahi, NFL Great Jim Taylor, CNN's Jake Tapper http://wrkf.org/post/monday-investment-advisors-andy-anderson-eiad-asbahi-nfl-great-jim-taylor-cnns-jake-tapper <p>Jim talks investments, and which is better right now: mutual funds or stocks? Investment advisors B.F. "Andy" Anderson and Eiad Asbahi discuss the merits and possible pitfalls of both.</p><p>Former LSU Tiger and pro football&nbsp; Hall of Famer Jim Taylor, who was at Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans Sunday.</p><p>CNN news anchor and Washington correspondent Jake Tapper talks about his recent move from ABC News, and his new book, "The Outpost".</p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:31:27 +0000 Jim Engster 5587 at http://wrkf.org Player's Mom Caters To Baltimore Ravens Team http://wrkf.org/post/players-mom-caters-baltimore-ravens-team Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>The San Francisco 49ers are the favorites to win the Super Bowl, but the Baltimore Ravens have a special source of fuel. Raven Jacoby Jones is from New Orleans, where the game will be played, and his mom made the team 150 plates of food. Jones describes the feast as, quote, "gumbo, jambalaya, potato salad, bread pudding, macaroni - the whole nine yards."<p>Finally, somebody used that cliche in a sport where it makes sense.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:52:00 +0000 editor 5577 at http://wrkf.org FRIDAY: Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere, LSU Mass Comm. Professor Jensen Moore http://wrkf.org/post/friday-louisiana-gop-chairman-roger-villere-lsu-mass-comm-professor-jensen-moore <p>Louisiana Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere talks about Governor Bobby Jindal, Senator David Vitter and the future of the state GOP.</p><p>From the LSU Manship School of Mass Communications, Dr. Jensen Moore talks about the highly expensive and often controversial Super Bowl commercials</p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:39:46 +0000 Jim Engster 5529 at http://wrkf.org TUESDAY: 49ers Archivist Jerry Walker, PBS Host Dennis Wholey, Former LABI Head Ed Steimel http://wrkf.org/post/tuesday-49ers-archivist-jerry-walker-pbs-host-dennis-wholey-former-labi-head-ed-steimel <p>Jim talks with San Francisco 49ers team archivist Jerry Walker about the Super Bowl.</p><p>A visit with Dennis Wholey, host of PBS's "This Is America"</p><p>Jim chats with former LABI and PAR head Ed Steimel about his life and times, at 91 years of age.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:48:51 +0000 Jim Engster 5358 at http://wrkf.org Lt. Gov. Criticizes Jindal, Looks Forward to 2016 http://wrkf.org/post/lt-gov-criticizes-jindal-looks-forward-2016 <p>Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is looking ahead to 2016. At the Baton Rouge Press Club today, Dardenne anticipated that Gov. Jindal would be running for president and indicated he would consider running to be the chief executive of Louisiana. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:02:42 +0000 Lisa Lovello 2484 at http://wrkf.org