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Dogs go big and easy at pre-bowl party

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Top photo:Louisiana Tech freshman receiver Kameron McKnight (left) and senior running back (center) gives a karoke performance Wednesday night during a Welcome Party for Louisiana Tech’s football team to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Bottom left photo: Tech junior receiver Thaddaeus Medford tries his hand at skee ball. Bottom right photo: Tech freshman defensive tackle Courtney Wallace, left, and senior receiver Sanford Seay show off their ping pong skills.

NEW ORLEANS — Let’s start by saying the unexpected highlight of the Welcome Party for Louisiana Tech’s football team to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Wednesday night was probably senior offensive guard Josh Robinson’s on-stage karaoke interpretation of “Fire and Desire” by Rick James, complete with ice machine mist and half his teammates cheering or jeering him on.

This sort of thing — linemen from Lancaster, Texas, singing impromptu versions of soulful tunes made famous by the original “Slick Rick” in a giant arcade that used to be a bowling alley — can onlyhappen in the Big Easy.

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