Jan 4, 2017|
WWL's Dave Cohen talks about surging legal marijuana sales in the US, Saints QB Drew Brees insisting the team is "on the cusp" (heard that before) and digs into the What is Wrong with People?!?
WWL's Dave Cohen asks Steve Geller for his prediction on the baseball game between the Tigers and the Green Wave.
WWL's Dave Cohen and David Blake dive into the What is Wrong with People!?! file.
WWL's Dave Cohen and Steve Geller talk about the playoff chances after the Pelicans loses to the Jazz
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I'm David Blake now more WWL first news with Dave Collins a WW well AM FM and dot com. 12 minutes after 5 AM it's the early edition WWL first news it's the fourth of January. In a race. 2017. And Neiman battery it's hump day is that better the first one of the year I'll that I guess actually giving your first chance of the year right I think he showed. Whoever you are whatever you're doing go ahead and pump away. Start the new year with a good solid well yes and rational dance. Yeah any trouble put seventeen on stuff. Yeah there's struggle over the last couple tickets I thought I was doing really well. And apparently yesterday morning as it 2016. On the air I haven't notice. A text message. Q that. A vote you know suddenly you're doing like retired from things overdue and twelve you know 25 whatever sixteen and not go to one for seventeen. Yeah it's gonna Townsend and we are seventeen. And a for summary. And when the year chain's 2017 it hit me that just feels like it's. It's a big numbers it's like you know it's 2017. Sounds like we've moved into the future for some it Donaldson you give a figure 20/20. Far away now you know we have that report yesterday. That. Marijuana sales in the US. I'm legal marriage status at home are approaching seven. Billion. Dollars. In just the handful of states and DC winner's pot sales are legal. And it's led by 20/20 one at that number could be twenty. Billion. Dollars. And my first thought was twenty Tony one man that's for ever way you out Nam. That no way it's 2017. That's that car away at all or you god California come and on line you know look at. With legal pot sales and yeah and then and they sent in that report about the other bulls were people that I saw an interview with a guy has inevitable shop in Denver. That's all he does sees Macon lollipops and suppan. Cookies and hot soup and yeah. But I accept some pop group projects of marijuana stoop while. Well I just. I don't get it I don't understand. Am and I understand that one. Day and night. It I understand is he while we cubic pots. And pop while. Yeah program pot brownies okay effort that the new bullies and able to. Absent they're bullies. I guess you know couldn't get to the boy murdered just for each lot of people replaces cocktails in Iran cocktails and a Italy's. Yes it's that are evident drank it is an awesome. Hot soup magazine like hot drinks apparently can infuse our marijuana into just about anything that's aired yet that was another Monday they featured too there was like I'll wake me up soda pop become a thing. So I want there is where is this headed. Are we going to a point where we're gonna have marijuana legal. In all fifty states. War. Is it going to kind of he'd around anywhere is going to be limited to. You know a handful of states where works out and then it's it's kind of like the market's got to top out I don't know when and I don't know if the pressure's going to be on. To eventually make this happen across the country in the federal government still has an on board no and I I mound you know what are they gonna do. I don't note Donald Trump has nominated a major issue. And the president elect managers real clear on where he stands. On legalization of marijuana but obviously it's not a priority for him. He's not trying to make marijuana legal. Federally nationwide could have been listen to that. With Canada's consumption now legal in four states plus Washington DC the industry's growing faster than the dot com boom of the 1990s hearty market research says concentrates and animals are overtaking traditional smoking as the favored format ingestion. Okay all right that was exactly what you says yeah where is that the people wanna eat it. Ranked at figuring out and got some corporate loan processor do. And yes and and in terms of how big. It is. Growing even faster than the dot com stocks of the 1990s North American marijuana sales grew 30% last year to six point seven. Billion dollars and our key market research predicts that could hit twenty billion like 20/20 one. Point eight billion dollars in legal pots and money being made. No wonder how much illegal pot sells at up to you at all it's hard tracks that claimant. Eighties. Hours ago wears a contact hit it 7870 votes. Do you think that the nation's go to pot. Then eventually it is gonna become as common as alcohol. It's ebony it's seven text take a look at your forecast. Cool well other common. You you know after alvare they wanna see snow apparently just been overlooked in north Louisiana by the end of the week. Promise Diego through central Louisiana where that may be an inch of ice covering everything. Down here which is going to be and a mild and cool and nice with decked out out for me get Steve Geller in here with sports. Drew Brees really say on the costs on present tax and it's heavenly ten races dating get a stronger bonds from eating marijuana as opposed to smoking it. Honestly have never done boat and I've and Everton either one presence as we need pot shots. Geez Louise. Of. Your forecast today cooler temperatures than yesterday highs in the upper fifties the low sixty staying cloudy with a 10% chance for light rain or drizzle. Mostly cloudy overnight chilly temperatures in the forties. Cloudy again for Thursday another 10% chance for light rain or drizzle. Highs in the low sixties rain chance wraps up more into Friday brought the pinpoint forecast senator on WW LTV chief meteorologist Carl Redondo. No ran out there now it is mostly cloudy the airport in Canada where it's 57 degrees clear along reconnaissance flight out cloudy and also 57 degrees. And north went eight miles an hour please tell me. That you reason release today on the costs Steve Geller is here with seventy to WL sports thanks in the morning everybody. Three straight seasons of finishing with a losing record has six and wondering if the window to win another championship which short Peyton. And Drew Brees a leading the black and gold charge as close. Brees believes that even though the saints finished seventh and 90 again it seems a lot closer to being a contender and we made game. Big disappointment she's watched about the claim upon. I'm optimistic I haven't seen about our future here. Coaches. Actually right over cups. Wolf the NFL's wild card round begins Saturday in Houston Texans coach bill O'Brien says Deb Brock offs while it was starting quarterback. Tom savage was under center for Houston the last few games but he's still recovering from a concussion that he suffered on Sunday. Meanwhile other opponents of raiders still haven't announced their starting quarterback for the game although players are ready to go into the post season behind rookie Connor cook. Oakland player to go Matt McCoy and after Derek Carr suffered a broken leg. That was until McElroy and injured shoulder in the regular season finale at Denver with Seahawks have added the NFL's most prolific return man for their playoff run. Immediate replacement for the injured Tyler Lockett Seattle assigned Devin Hester who was released by the ravens last month to 34 year old holds the all time record with twenty returns for scores could. But hasn't returned a kick all the way since 2014. With the now here's the NFL's all time leading score will get in another chance at deep hole bolt hole Pro Football Hall of Fame Morton Anderson has been named a finalist. For a fourth straight year. The ticker spread to 45 seasons in the league with the saints falcons and giants chiefs and vikings. Meanwhile first year eligible candidates in the mix LaDainian Tomlinson Jason Taylor. And Bryant dog here. And the fallout continues at the university of Minnesota after football players threatened to boycott the Holiday Bowl the school has announced that the head coach Tracy Kleiza has been dismissed. The move comes just over two weeks after the program became embroiled in a standoff. With the administration. Over the suspension of ten players in connection with allegations of sexual assault. The players ultimately decided against the boycott after at least publicly supported them and lobbying for fairness in the investigation. Today have four on sports all the Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia saints wide receiver Michael Thomas plus war review preview with Deuce McAllister what was the turning point of its past seven and nine saint season is there gain oral play that stands out to you and it's 730 LSU basketball is app Missouri. Steve Geller WW wells sports. I'm gonna do Dave on Steve Geller with you on your radio I got to play real sick the last summit. Well you've had SoundBite of Drew Brees. Saying that the saints are on the cost and it brought back horrible terrible no good very bad memories of events or right on the cost. Yes or right on the cost. Knew that it. Yet that was the interim head coach Aaron chrome where is he now he was the interim I'd go to the saints had John Payton was suspended and the post about eighty year. And he kept telling us that the saints were are right on the coast right on the cots. A beat host there almost there and they never ever got there in fact they haven't really gotten it cents. They've kind of been on the cast now for 56 years yen 2013 season when they did make the playoffs they were able to go into Philadelphia in the cold and wind there. But then faltered against Seattle after that it's been three straight years now and not be the season and that seems like is long ago memory. Yeah but that has brought it all back. Some thoughts fears do you believe the saints are on the cusp I mean we've been having this discussion now. For the last about seven and 93 consecutive seasons. Won four of the last five seasons they've had a losing record. Right edits are made to me right now the team I do think that they are whole loose I don't know about you know just being right there are about that tipping point you know about to make that move to the post season. But we saw. This year I felt like it was sometimes the defense didn't show up sometimes the offense than the special they couldn't get everything all together. In one game I think maybe the best game this entire season was against the Seahawks when they played an entire game but other than that. Just everyone was in on the same page and hopefully. Vacuum continue to build it happen next season because if there that they're all playing. Armed with each other and supporting what each other in the game and this team's really. Not gonna go to where Avian if they have the top ranked offense in the NFL and it's a yes or now are the cents on the cuffs. I'm becoming a playoff team again I think yes they are close. Disappointment she's watched about the point approaching. Optimistic about. Our future here are coaches. A joint right on the cost right. On the cause I. On the cost votes. Right there aren't on the cusp wanna get off the thank you Steve put our tournament when he climate and more sports here on WWL. Of look at your forecast a hundred text messages and 87870. Marijuana sales growing faster. Than anything has ever been documented to grow as the legal industry in the United States. 30% growth now last year and you're seven billion dollars in legal marijuana sales wears is all headed folks. I feel bad team left they got hot head. And he doesn't realize the dangers that the bank it sounds like Matt spend on pot. And now I'm just talking about the fact that pot sales are soaring nationwide in the states where it's illegal on I'm curious. Easing eventually it's going to be legal anywhere we'll continue the conversation coming up night your forecast today. Cooler temperatures than yesterday highs in the upper fifties a low sixties staying cloudy with a 10% chance for light rain or drizzle. Mostly cloudy overnight chilly temperatures in the forties. Cloudy again for Thursday another 10% chance for light rain or drizzle. Highs in the low sixties rain chance wraps up more into Friday. From the pinpoint forecast center on WW LTV chief meteorologist caller Redondo. In history. And the Louisiana will be the last one to the party. And doesn't look like we're headed that direction and the statements the early edition of WW LR's news on this fourth of January 2007. Seeded BI hump the first half of 2070. It's your chance. Now. Everybody. You are whatever you do it stopped. Upload a right there. Yeah OK yeah it. Well versed in Texas today 78 semi says we're headed toward hot federalism. Some states will have and others won't the United States they ran X spirit and. I program. Another says with our state being millions of dollars in the hole legalizing marijuana is the answer for Louisiana. Lots of tax dollars. Analysts now. It's not the will I think to do that amongst them on fourth ethnic community all and that means that the the ego the House of Representatives and the senate in the state just haven't been open. To doing that but they'd sit like you know with pot sales growing to nearly seven billion dollars legally in the US now. Headed McCord and want report to Osama twenty billion dollars over the next four years. It sure feels like this is the way the nation is headed in don's and other presences. We need tax revenue is the answer to our country's infrastructure problem. And we can use weed to fund new roads. Bridges water systems and everything else that's crumbling around a term that hasn't been rebuilt in decades or in some cases in century education. Who was goes on and on book what about the negatives what about the drawbacks and about a nation of people on. Why. Back seem less than a hot head. And he doesn't realize the dangers that the bank it sounds like he met them on pot. I'll end of the year I think would you rather have them on potter and lose you know than you know the argument comes up time and time again this is nature's. Heidi and alcohol man made. So your own I don't know I don't know I really don't. In and I honestly don't know the fascination I don't understand it I have had a contact high once or twice when I went to concerts. When people around me were smoking weed and I did feel something as a result of that. But I've never. Intentionally. Tried to get high on pot. So I'm not I don't fully understand. The fascination but I do know it's there and I do know that there is a national wave of sweeping the nation. Of people interested in pot is so what avenue and Hollywood sign last weekend I got off on a little tricky gas summit took some tarps and plastic garbage bag something and and they made it look like instead of saying Hollywood it's and how the week you. SS head after. Of course the images went viral on now. The Hollywood sign to be getting a security make over after pranksters scaled a fence and altered a iconic side to read holly we'd over the weekend. The chairman of the Hollywood sign trust says he plans to meet with police and tells the LA times that they're trying to determine. Howell the prankster got access to the side. It's protected by a fence there are security cameras investigators say the sign was that it damaged. As a result of the hanging of these tarps they paying some black tarps and some white tarps to change the owes to ease. But the sign hacker could face a misdemeanor trespassing charge. It's difficult because you can't. Make it so secure because he had to go to see this. Most era got beaten all hiding it so I don't know what they area Agassi could put an electoral electrified fence around irate. Mean some better barbed wire razor wire some then. Maybe post a guard there I don't know but there are looking into security for that. That's weird says it's from Yorktown Virginia but and the stories that you're but the either way in York authorities say a man broke into a New York townhouse. And made himself at all. Deputies say the man ate salmon. Put the homeowners close on the ice. And guided the bad cop. A I neighbor. Who knew that no one was at a town became suspicious when he smelled smoke coming from. Mouse it was around smoking and bad Agassi at the window on the anyway. It's well. Oh when the neighbor went announced that knocked on the door again ran out of the house. Another neighbor tackled him and held him until police are hard big ordeal like G. Make myself well what else is out walking into the bad yeah. Beat on what goes on to other people didn't come home you know as a who has been sleeping in my bed and I don't have box. Could you imagine. Coming out with some of me and I report in this case you're salmon now and exit. Live by and large is sleeping in your bed wearing your clothes and I don't know. I think I'd feel kind of violated you know would you think it just wash those close and keep. Are you think he be like annoyed that again viewers of these guys. As they did group. Got to change the sheets dollar a share. I don't know every time I got the bad for at least a while appealing sound as one Ryan. He's asleep and I'd like gays. At least it wasn't it she's still there are keys donor in this case of the two. The name you know but you know what it may have been. I feel bad team let them get hot head. Maybe that's one are low. Thank you David with talked here about twenty minutes is more prisoners here at WWL. Keep the text messages come and vote today it's 7870. About the legalization of marijuana do you believe. That we're headed as a nation towards full legalization is that the direction this is going is the momentum there with another handful of states in the recent elections. Approving marijuana sales do you think that at some point. All of the states are getting to that. Kind of a point where we're going to have. Marijuana legal nationwide. You think it's gonna become a national priority at any point or do you think it's gonna it's it's just gonna kind of stop with that use states. And it's never gonna become a majority or become all of the states you can text me. And 87870. In that mean now and we'll share your thoughts coming up throughout the rest of this half hour on WWL. Yeah it was got a hot. And now we're headed towards holed some of the state may actually see snow and ice but not down here let's go live and direct to the pinpoint forecast center. And gracing us with his presence again is. The chief meteorologist. Carl are down. Good lord tomorrow. Good morning Dave good morning everyone glad to have you back with us on this hump day morning and the rain is coming back at least a little bit. Over the next few days. Yeah I think for today tomorrow any chance of rain is going to be low attempt percent may be some drizzle or light sprinkles on the on the windshield it. Not too much in the way of heavy rain until Friday when rain chances really increased and temperatures or Gary are getting colder. Into Saturday morning it looks like we'll have a rain in the forecast. OK so the rain and the cold arrive about the same time that's why the central part of the state. Could see some ice in the northern part could see some snow but none of that down here right. What word worries we're still having a question about the the timing of the yellow rain when it moves out on some of the computer models the Chia Pets in the European. Are keeping that rain in our area with a cold air arrives Saturday morning so there is a possibility Saturday morning on both sides of the lake. That we could get some sleet mixed in now how cold how fast the rain moves out depends on what we may see but. There's still some big question marks for late Friday night and early Saturday morning so we're still kind of waiting to seize a computer models we get closer though trying to get a better handle but I do have sleet in the forecast for Saturday morning on both sides of the lake is I have temperatures. About mid thirties on the North Shore and upper thirties on the South Shore for Saturday. And in the upper levels of the atmosphere to be even colder so I think that that brain that precipitation could freeze. Before it makes it to the grant writing and in the at a lower levels are still above freezing so. It that might not freeze very much in my B sleet ice pellets that we could have rain freezing at the surfaces some places are colder. So there is a possibility of freezing rain or sleet for Saturday morning whether it's though it you know we could see a flurry or two but it would be any travel issues we have believe at this time and it wouldn't be a blanket of snow that we would be pretty Ian pristine there are now that I get people excited about this time you know I'm not that excited about it but again. All the may be gone before the colder it gets here so that's still a possibility it Shreveport Monroe maybe LC some flurries or some snow or some significant. Like actual book in the sky and see it's snowing but it. This far south and more likely sleep but as we get closer to the weekend. And you'll keep us posted on that had meantime how cool that we get today. Today we're gonna stay in the fifties most of the day we may peak of around 6061. Degrees in some spots but. We're gonna stay much cooler than the seventies we had yesterday in the warm weather we've had over the weekend. So we will see seventies to maybe next Tuesday. It's no little cooler each days and make their way toward the weekend yet will be in the sixty degree range today low sixties for tomorrow. Forties to around fifty on Friday and Saturday and Sunday are highs will stay in the forties both days. And then we'll be talking about moderate freezes on the North Shore Sunday and Monday mornings and on the South Shore Monday morning may be some frost in the city as well. Aren't DO folks if you don't worry whether there just wait a couple days it'll change dramatically GAAP. That's over the last few days 70s40s. And eventually thirties and it's time we get done with this. Chief meteorologist parlor Redondo I don't know what to make of this next story. I wanna laugh about it but I also wanted to as eminently what is wrong with people while on this one comes to us from Berlin Germany where police say. A man who ran into law literally. As he opened his front door to leave his house. The man was heading out of his house near Frankfurt. On Monday morning. But found that unknown perpetrators has it seems somehow very quietly and without attracting anyone attention. Built a wall across his front door. So he could pack it attitude is half a this is a leaky great friends a police statement that the man quote must have felt like he Berliner in August of 1961. Referring to. The great wall. That was built in Berlin. A police spokesman told the news agencies yesterday that operatives don't know whether it was a prank it there actor revenge or why someone built the wall. Keep this type is. Lot of effort to go through though yeah it's good for. Your match and opening Eudora. That is the wall where it sounds like one of those George Clooney Brad Pitt type deals as. That it's a quietly mammoth haven't really quiet scrutinized. Thank you Karl okay parlor down eleven direct from the pin point forecasts that. If I give whoever did it. Good chuckle I mean that they gave me a good chuckles I give an a for effort it's pretty funny but pretty obnoxious to. The one person Texas and it's 7870. Pot sales soar legal pot sales soar in the US. To nearly seven billion dollars last year to the politicians Jason pulls this deal the pot money do. A resident says New Orleans can be the Mecca of marijuana due to the city's party factor millions of dollars can be made year. Those as we eat plus taxes equals more Louisiana corruption does is yes all states will eventually legalize marijuana. Ellis says it'll happen in the next ten years in south Texas and 8787 he says and fortunately. States are looking for Potts now to solve all of their budget troubles and disregarding the negatives that will follow. And then there's this text messages activity that where the costs of all being hot. See what you did you combine the hot topic with the Drew Brees statements that were on the saints are on the cusp of being a great team. Well Steve gallon on the cusp of delivering sports to us on this day I. Dave good morning everyone Ford now this all paid leaving New Orleans rumors have died down after he told WWL radio he plans on being a head coach of the saints' next season wall fans' emotions are the ones being toyed with Drew Brees says the players don't let any of that gossip affect their. I never written here you know for the hardest I don't believe. Basically repeal or a virtual girl at all. There's a side about like. Close. To the right place. Couple those pieces could be a place on HBO's hard knocks this summer the saints are among eighteen they could be forced to appear on the show if no other team volunteers. A team could be forced to appear on hard knocks if it hasn't been on the show in the last ten years it hasn't made the playoffs in the last two seasons. And it doesn't have a new head coach. Wolf first year eligible LaDainian Tomlinson Jason Taylor Brian Dawkins are among fifteen modern era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former saint Morton Anderson along with LSU tigers have a wife and Alan Faneca also made the list the class of 27 team will be elected on February 4. The day before the Super Bowl in Houston induction will be August evening in Ohio. The NBA announced that bloody deal good maybe Western Conference rookie of the month. The pelican six overall pick led rookies averaging eleven points a game in December wall making 40% of his three point attempts. Beam all the polls have added seven footer then not as much you know his district in the teams from court. New Orleans is on the hardwood again tomorrow night to host the Hadley and Holtz. Tennessee Volunteers defensive end. Wolf for forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Or that record of 33 career tackles to break Reggie White school record. And will likely be on the saints' draft radar the black and gold only eleventh overall pick in the upcoming draft. Today apple wants foretold would Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia saints wide receiver Michael Thomas plus review preview with dues McAllister. What was the turning point of this past seven and nine saint season is your game or play that stands out to use. At 730 LSU basketball is at Missouri I'm Steve Geller with your early morning it's. With Bobby Hebert last night to the sides are really close to becoming a great game. Coaches. I actually right on the car. All right he feels like the center right on the top of becoming a great team if that's true. Why. Is this saints team missing in your opinion. What do they need to do in this offseason. In free agency in the draft in whatever personnel changes they make to get off the Cox news and actually. A playoff team definitely a huge key for me is keep on strengthening that defense I think we saw them take a small step this year after being. 31 the past few seasons they jumped up to at least 27. Overall this past year and I was away at six of their defensive backs going out to injury. And having a poll a couple of guys literally off the out of play defensive back right exactly so hopefully getting healthy and also to me he's still need help up front defensive line. Please get somebody opposite camp Jordan at the other defensive end position but can also rush the quarterback. And if they can do that I guarantee will seek him Jordan get into double digit sacks maybe that other person as well for so for me getting an another defensive end is the crime. Prime addition this team needs to me. I get the defensive backfield healthy. Get another defensive end and probably of mine back in the can put some pressure on the quarterback as well that would definitely be a nice added bonus outcast. Any free agents they really have to make of priority resigning. Odd to me Al I don't know if he'll be in their price range but nick fairly at defensive tackle. Had a phenomenal year he played the entire season was often in on the quarterback creating a lot of pressure directed create an unrestricted free agent and he's has voiced his. You know. What I eight hear bullets. That's another team comes calling with their bigger paycheck I can imagine you'd go wherever the money takes you. All right thank you Steve here on the cusp of coming back with more sports in less than fifteen minutes here at WWL. I'm Dave got Margaret text messages and talked about the saints. And do you agree with Drew Brees at the saints are right there are. Are you are right over our right on the cusp I Drew Brees said it do you agree with it do you think to the saints are real close to being a playoff team. A pure right overcome. I feel bad seem less than that pops yeah. All come on now I am I'm Mitchell then Khatami Duncan has authority to visit Iran on the cost you know greatness now and that close now. Britain techniques that were not anywhere near the cons. You must be in the cups of liquor ass cop he's just doing what ESP he asked to be hopeful quarterback. Ever written update folks Bob is now.