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Brett Dykes

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I'm a writer/editor (Editor-In-Chief of Uproxx & a NY Times contributor). When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.

The Best of Week 6 in the N.F.L.

nytimes.com — Joe Flacco was nearly flawless, throwing for 306 yards and five touchdowns, as the Ravens dismantled the Buccaneers. Flacco completed 21 of 29 passes. The Cowboys' DeMarco Murray became the second N.F.L. running back to post six straight 100-yard games to start a season. (Jim Brown was the first.)

Week 6 N.F.L. Matchups

nytimes.com — (4-1) at (3-1) 4:25 p.m. Sunday Line: Seahawks by 9 To think that Dallas has more wins going into this game than the defending Super Bowl champion is sort of mind-boggling - even if the Cowboys have played one more game than Seattle.

Tulane’s New Stadium Draws Fans Out of Cavern and Onto Rocking Campus

nytimes.com — NEW ORLEANS - Aside from the pregame Mardi Gras-style miniparade that rolled through the middle of campus - one that featured cheerleaders on floats tossing green beads to the assembled crowd - the scene in and around Tulane's Yulman Stadium on Sept. 6 was one not unlike many others at college football games that day.

Thursday’s Matchup: Colts (3-2) at Texans (3-2)

nytimes.com — 8:25 p.m. Eastern; CBS, NFL Network Well, it doesn't look as if the controversy over the N.F.L. 's schedule of Thursday night games is going to settle anytime soon. Through five weeks of the season, we have yet to see even a mildly entertaining Thursday game, with the smallest margin of victory 20 points (in Weeks 1 and 2).

Week 3 N.F.L. Matchups

nytimes.com — (2-0) at (1-1) 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Line: Seahawks by 4 ½ When Denver and Seattle take the field, it will be only the sixth time that two Super Bowl opponents have squared off in the next regular season. The last Super Bowl rematch was in 1997, between the Packers and the Patriots.

Buccaneers (0-2) at Falcons (1-1)

nytimes.com — 8:25 p.m. Eastern, CBS Line: Falcons by 6 ½ A question many Atlanta fans have about this game against a division rival is: Which Falcons team is going to show up? In Week 1 against the Saints, the Falcons looked a lot like the high-flying 2012 squad that went 13-3 and reached the conference championship game.

We Saints Fans Thrive on Embracing the Horror

fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com — "The Saints are going to win it all, baby," Pat Bode, the proprietor of Mugz's Bar in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, her excited eyes wide with unwavering certainty, proclaimed to me on a recent evening. "I got a lot of faith in that."

5 Lakes Worth Partying on This Memorial Day Weekend

yahoo.com — (Photo: Thinkstock) Nothing says Memorial Day like hanging out near a big old body of water. According to AAA, 36.1 million people are expected to travel this weekend, up 1.5% from last year. This means that plenty of travelers will be headed for a beach this weekend, but there's just as much fun to be had, if not more, at some of the country's lakes and rivers.

Maximize Your Experience: a Primer for Jazz Fest's Final Weekend

yahoo.com — By Brett Michael Dykes Music and dance takes to the streets. So here's a quick and easy guide for festival novices, courtesy of yours truly-a Jazz Fest veteran. I'll let you know what to do when you're not dancing to a band's music with a bunch of strangers under the hot Louisiana sun.

Tuba Player Now Towers Over L.S.U. Basketball Team

nytimes.com — BATON ROUGE, La. - The YouTube video is simply titled " Tallest Tuba Player I've Ever Seen." Uploaded in November 2009, it shows the Louisiana State marching band filing out of Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after a football game.
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