Alan Donnes' Blog - SportsNOLA.com SportsNOLA.com provides news on all New Orleans sports including the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between. http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes.html Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:45:35 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Although no actor, Morten Andersen deserves to be Hall of Famer http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/604126-although-no-actor-morten-andersen-deserves-to-be-hall-of-famer.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/604126-although-no-actor-morten-andersen-deserves-to-be-hall-of-famer.html


This Saturday, Super Bowl Eve, new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced in New York. Hopefully, Morten Andersen, The Great Dane, will be in that number and will go marching into the Hall as a Saint.

]]>
Alan Donnes' Blog Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:02:06 +0000
The Man & The Glove: Peyton Manning's gear helps him overcome injury http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/603480-the-man-a-the-glove-peyton-mannings-gear-helps-him-overcome-injury.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/603480-the-man-a-the-glove-peyton-mannings-gear-helps-him-overcome-injury.html


Since returning to the NFL after major neck surgeries, Peyton Manning has been more and more the Michael Jackson of football. He is the new "Gloved One."

]]>
Alan Donnes' Blog Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:26:56 +0000
The Eyes Have It, When It Comes To Greatness http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/603301-the-eyes-have-it-when-it-comes-to-greatness.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/603301-the-eyes-have-it-when-it-comes-to-greatness.html The serious eyes of Drew Brees are always open, at least when he is on the field (Photo: Parker Waters).


Sometimes you get to see things on TV that you can't see in the arena even with giant replay screens. This year, I saw something on my big screen that I had not noticed before.

]]>
Alan Donnes' Blog Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:17:38 +0000
Mandela the Fight Fan http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/602635-mandela-the-fight-fan.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/602635-mandela-the-fight-fan.html In the late 90's, my phone rang and it was my friend and employer, former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. He wanted me to pursue a possible fight in South Africa.

]]>
Alan Donnes' Blog Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:21:59 +0000
Saluting Jonathan Vilma the man http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/601572-saluting-jonathan-vilma-the-man.html http://sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/alan-donnes/601572-saluting-jonathan-vilma-the-man.html


The news came as no big surprise, but it still wasn't news anyone who knows or covers the New Orleans Saints wanted to hear.

]]>
Alan Donnes' Blog Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:30:42 +0000