1. NFL Players Association and Owners Appear to Be Blinded By Greed

    With the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl on the horizon, professional football fans might have forgotten that the 2011 NFL season may be canceled due to a financial dispute between owners and the National Football League Players Association...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 4 years ago 623 reads 4 comments

  2. Dirk Nowitzki's Trip of Emeka Okafor Shows He's the NBA's Most Classless Player

    In a hard-fought, back-and-forth game last night, the New Orleans Hornets avenged their sole loss of the season by beating the Dallas Mavericks , 99-97...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 4 years ago 4,062 reads 55 comments

  3. NFL Placekickers: 10 Record Setters that Might Surprise You

    As late as the 1960's, placekickers were almost an afterthought in the NFL. For most teams, the kicker was not a full-time position. Teams used players who were either athletic or strong to handle the kicking duties...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 4 years ago 10,948 reads 5 comments

  4. The New Orleans Hornets' Jason Smith: Is He the Next Dirk Nowitzki?

    Most Hornets fans probably scratched their heads and let out a “duh, who is dat” when the Hornets announced that they had acquired Jason Smith in a four player deal...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 4 years ago 2,864 reads 14 comments

  5. NBA's Performance Enhancers: The Reason For The Hornets' Surprising Start

    The New Orleans Hornets have started the 2010-2011 season with a startling 7-0 record. This is even more surprising considering how poorly the team looked in the preseason...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 4 years ago 825 reads 10 comments

  6. A Tribute: Best New Orleans Saints' Defensive Players of All-Time

    In February of this year, I wrote an opinion article on the best offensive players in New Orleans Saints' history...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 4 years ago 4,159 reads 15 comments

  7. A Tribute: Best Saints' Offensive Players of All-Time

    Now that the Saints have made the Superbowl, it is a good time to recognize those that came before and started the love affair that the Saints have with the city...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about almost 5 years ago 19,303 reads 13 comments

  8. Cameraman Injury: Chris Paul to Miss Up to Two Months with Knee

    When Chris Paul pulled up lame at the end of the Hornets' overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls last Friday, most fans assumed he had tweaked the ankle that he injured early this season...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about almost 5 years ago 711 reads 2 comments

  9. Who Dat: Catholic Church Has The Term "Saints" Trademarked? (Satire)

    This past week, the NFL sent cease and desist letters to several New Orleans area T-shirt shops ordering them to cease producing T-shirts bearing the phrase "Who dat." The NFL claimed to own the trademark to the term "Who dat...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about almost 6 years ago 3,455 reads 24 comments

  10. Bobby Brown's Salary Traded To Clippers For Conditional Draft Choice

    The Hornets announced today that third-string point guard Bobby Brown was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for a conditional 2014 draft choice and other considerations...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 418 reads 0 comments

  11. Luxury Tax Casualty: Hornets Donate Devin Brown to Bulls

    I am a subscriber to the Hornets' "Bee Mail." Bee-Mail subscribers receive special offers and breaking news from the Hornets' front office...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 277 reads 8 comments

  12. New Orleans Hornets Pay Sacramento Kings To Take Hilton Armstrong

    This afternoon in a short press release on their web site, the New Orleans Hornets announced that "they have acquired a conditional second round draft pick in 2016 from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for center Hilton Armstrong and cash considerations..

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 312 reads 3 comments

  13. The Failed Devin Brown Trade: Rearranging The Deck Chairs On The Titanic

    Because of the wildly popular movie by the same, most readers know that the Titanic was a supposedly unsinkable ship that sank suddenly in 1912 with most of its passengers...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 505 reads 3 comments

  14. The All-Time NBA "Short People" Team

    In this slideshow, I rate the best "short people" to play in their positions in the NBA. Being a one-time 5' 10" power forward myself, I have a very soft spot in my heart for players considered too short for their position...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 7,156 reads 36 comments

  15. Evaluating the Tyson Chandler-Emeka Okafor Trade After 20-Plus Games

    When the Tyson Chandler-for-Emeka Okafor trade was completed last year, most basketball analysts proclaimed that the trade was a wash. Not so for the fans. There were fans of both teams who did not like the trade...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 605 reads 5 comments

  16. Marcus Thornton / Darren Collison: Rookie Backcourt Of The Year

    Let's go back to the 2009 NBA Draft. The first backcourt player taken was shooting guard James Harden, drafted third overall by the Thunder. The next pick was Memphis combo guard Tyreke Evans who went to the Kings...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 856 reads 4 comments

  17. Tic Tac Toe: The Improbable New Orleans Hornets Have Won Three in a Row

    In an unlikely turn of events, the New Orleans Hornets have won their third game in a row by defeating the Atlanta Hawks, 96-86, Saturday night in the Hive. Coming into this game, the Southwest Division leading Hawks had the best record in the NBA...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 208 reads 2 comments

  18. Five Things the Hornets' Win Over the LA Clippers Reveals

    Although ESPN predicted a New Orleans victory over the LA Clippers last night, I must admit that I was not extremely confident. The first two games of the Jeff Bower era did not look much different then the last few games of the Byron Scott era...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 172 reads 3 comments

  19. New Orleans Hornets Fire Coach Byron Scott: Jeff Bower To Take Over

    In a not very surprising move, the New Orleans Hornets have fired sixth-year Head Coach Byron Scott. Oh how the mighty have fallen! As recent as January 2009, the Hornets were ranked as high as third in NBA power rankings...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 217 reads 7 comments

  20. New Orleans Hornets' Lack of Defense is Key to Poor Start

    In my last article, I expressed my hope for a Hornets season turnaround with a win over the Toronto Raptors. My son Daniel and I had prime seats. For his sake, I was hoping that the Hornets would have a dominating performance...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 135 reads 3 comments

  21. Hornets-Raptors: The Biggest Game of the Season?

    In this young season to date, the most fitting way to describe the Hornets is inconsistent. In their opener against division rival San Antonio, New Orleans was crushed 113-96. After the middle of the second quarter, the game was never close...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 262 reads 10 comments

  22. Hornets 2009: New Orleans' Week One Starting Five Evaluation

    One week into the 2009 season, the Hornets have won one and lost two. In their opening night loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the Hornets looked like they were going to pick up where they ended last season—miserably...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about 5 years ago 221 reads 2 comments

  23. Energy Crisis in New Orleans: Hornets Out of Gas in San Antonio

    I had a meeting with my general contractor tonight at 6:30. We are planning some major home renovations in the near future. Grateful for my Dish Network DVR, I set the satellite to record the Hornets opener...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 146 reads 4 comments

  24. Okafor, Diogu, Collison, and the Roster Re-Do: Are the Hornets Improved?

    The photo to the right shows Chris Paul in a position that the 2008-09 edition of the Hornets could ill-afford him to be in—sitting on the bench...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 160 reads 2 comments

  25. Hornets Happenings | New Orleans Gives Away Rasual Butler

    As first reported on Fox Sports late yesterday the Clippers have acquired shooting guard Rasual Butler and cash from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for a conditional second-round draft pick and cash...

    Paul Augustin Written by Paul Augustin about over 5 years ago 299 reads 9 comments