PGA Tour.... NBA Playoffs.... French Quarter Festival. New Orleans is poppin' on this glorious spring weekend! There is no place in the world I would rather be on weekends like this one. Let's dive straight into it!
Suns at Pelicans 8:30pm (Series tied 1-1)
I am already getting so hyped listening to old school New Orleans rap as I write this blog. All hell broke loose in this series when Devin Booker went down with a hamstring injury in the 3rd quarter after scoring 31 1st half points on Tuesday night. He has been announced out for the rest of the series. The Pelicans won 125-116 behind a monster performance from Brandon Ingram in 2nd half to tie the series. The Pelicans have gone all the way from +1200 in the series to +200 on Barstool Sportsbook.
Old New Orleans heroes Chris Paul and Monty Williams lead the Suns into a sold out and super charged Blender tonight. When the Pelicans make the playoffs, the Smoothie King Center basically becomes the SuperDome and the Pelicans have a massive home court advantage. That is definitely an ironic twist as the national media loves to say New Orleans is not a basketball city!
Without Booker, look for Chris Paul to shoot first and ask questions later. I like his Over 20.5 points on the Barstool Sportsbook. The Suns are a slight 1.5 point favorite in the game.
All of a sudden, the 8 seed Pelicans have a real shot in this series! They absolutely must protect their home court in Games 3 & 4 to put maximum heat on the Suns. The vibe and energy around this Pelicans squad is special. Willie Green has completely changed the culture and heisting CJ McCollum from the Blazers changed everything.
Fellow Barstool employees Trent and Frankie Borrelli will both be in The Blender tonight too for the first time. I am loving seeing the Barstool presence expanding in New Orleans way too much. I have a ticket 7 rows behind the Pelicans bench and will obv be raising hell and firing off content.
PGA Zurich 2nd Round
The Barstool Sportsbook is the official gaming sponsor of the PGA Zurich and we are having a blast out at TPC Louisiana. Come see Frankie, Trent, Hannah Cook and myself to say hello. Megan Makin' Money will also be there on Saturday.
We have a really fun Barstool Sportsbook Lounge too!
I tried my hand at the golf simulator yesterday and the results were interesting to say the least……
In my defense, it was the first time I had swung a golf club in 17 years and it showed! I better stick with my day job.
Thanks to Frankie, Trent and Hannah Cook for making their After Dinner Mintz debut yesterday too!
We will be out there all weekend by the 9th green at TPC Louisiana, Come see us and get a free $100 for signing up for the Barstool Sportsbook!
And oh yeah French Quarter Festival is going on featuring world class food and music too. This town is nuts! My kind of place…. I don't ever want to leave!
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