FILED FRIDAY EVENING, DEC. 21, 2012
9 Sports Director
Brian Bailey is on the scene in
New Orleans, bringing daily
coverage of bowl week to
Bonesville's readers and Channel
9's viewers. The week climaxes
on Saturday with East Carolina's
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
shifts to the main event
NEW ORLEANS —
Over one thousand people were on hand for Friday's R+L
Carriers New Orleans Bowl luncheon held at the Marriott.
Carolina and Louisiana-Lafayette teams were welcomed in by
their respective bands, making for exciting but noisy
entrances. The Pirates were introduced first and were
followed by the Ragin' Cajuns.
seemed like a relaxed group at the event. I think many of
them, like me, are ready to play this football game and then
get back home. East Carolina continues as just less than a
touchdown underdog in the contest.
practices were closed at the Superdome on Friday. There were
also no interviews allowed as is normally the case for an
East Carolina game week. While the teams were in meetings
Friday night, many fans enjoyed a free concert featuring Bad
Company and the Beach Boys.
week is almost complete in New Orleans. The Pirates will now
go after their first bowl victory since
the win over Boise State
in the Hawaii Bowl in 2007.