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What Up With Dat?: Answering Your Questions


Below are answers to this weeks reader questions submitted Tuesday. Not many are actually about football, however. Special thanks to all those that participated. Feel free to continue the discussion in the comment section below.


What was your major? I assume it was some business field. If so, did you have to take a stupid management class too? - Jon B.

You assumed wrong. I was actually a history major and minored in philosophy. In fact, I took microeconomics my sophomore year and got a D. That was it for anything in the business field for me. Believe it or not, I planned to use my Tulane degree to teach high school history until I realized being a business owner was more my speed and the opportunity to purchase the store fell into my lap. Sometimes I give talks to business students at Tulane or Loyola and one of the things I tell them is that you don't need to study business to be successful in business. It probably doesn't hurt though. If I could do it all over again, I would have entered the business school and minored in music. 

What was your first vehicle? Did you have to buy it or was it given to you? How old were you when you got into your first automobile accident? What was the outcome of the accident? - CSC M.

The first vehicle that was ever mine would have to have been the Buick Park Ave that I drove the summer after my freshman year of college. I'm not sure was model year it was but I believe it was from the late 80's and it looked a lot like this. The thing was a boat. It was given to me by, who else, my grandmother. My first automobile accident was in my mothers Volvo, when I scrapped the front left side of the car against a concrete wall in a McDonald's parking lot and took the whole thing off. I was sixteen. 


If you had to build a team consisting of 22 players from this years draft, 11 on each side of the ball, who would make your roster? - CSC M.

Wow, a football question! Who would've thought. This is tough since I'm not much of a college fan and we've yet to see any of these guys play at the next level. But here it goes:


QB - Blaine Gabbert

RB - Mark Ingram

RB - Mikel Leshoure

WR - Julio Jones

WR - A.J. Green

TE - Kyle Rudolph

T - Tyron Smith

G - Danny Watkins

C - Mike Pouncey

G - Gabe Carimi

T - Anthony Castonzo


LE - Cameron Jordan

DT - Marcell Dareus

DT- Nick Fairley

RE - Robert Quinn

LB - Akeem Ayers

LB - Von Miller

LB - Justin Houston

CB - Patrick Peterson

CB - Prince Amukamara

SS - Ahmad Black

FS - Rahim Moore



Do You think it's possible we might have a CSC meet/ convention someday? - Cajun C.

I would love that. It's been discussed but we've never followed through. It's tough with so many readers from all across the globe. But if someone is willing to organize something here in New Orleans, I will certainly be there. 


Do you have any TV shows that you can't miss? -GRIZZ

I've got quite a few. As I said last week when you guys asked me about favorite movies, I am more of a television fan. Right now I have yet to miss an episode of Treme. What an amazing show if you're from or know a lot about New Orleans. I've even given thought to a weekly Treme wrap-up post during the lockout. I'm also a big fan of The Office30 RockHow I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory. As much as I hate to admit it, I'm also a huge Bravo reality TV junkie. I don't think I've missed an episode of any of the Real Housewives. Possibly my absolute favorite, though, is Big Brother every summer, which will be starting very soon. I even watch Big Brother: After Dark