Sports broadcaster and Shreveport native Tim Brando is a cheerleader for Mayor Ollie Tyler's efforts to try to lure a New Orleans Pelicans Developmental League team to our community.

Brando has some harsh words for naysayers:

Shreveport is hosting a pep rally today in an effort to show the Pelicans how much our community wants the team. That event kicks off at 6pm at the YMCA on Knight Street.