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  • Drew Brees says NFL can't be trusted, thought Deflategate was 'dead issue'

    04/26/2016 6:34:13 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 26, 2016 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    Tom Brady is suspended (again) for his role in Deflategate, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's guilty of what he's been accused of doing. What it means is that the Roger Goodell believes Brady is guilty and deserves a four-game suspension, and the judges who reinstated that suspension believe Goodell has the proper authority to do so. At least one player doesn't agree with that assessment. According to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who spoke with Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray, Goodell has too much power and the league shouldn't be trusted.
  • NFL Coach Sean Payton: ‘I Hate Guns,’ It’s ‘Madness’ We’re ‘Hanging Onto’(stick to fball coach)

    04/12/2016 7:31:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 4/11/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    In the wake of the murder of his former player, defensive end Will Smith, this weekend, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter, to stand-up and protest black-on-black violence, the same way they protest white-on-black violence. Actually, he’s not. That would be helpful. Instead, he’s calling for a gun ban. In a USA Today Sports article, Payton let fly:
  • The classless NFL clowns, and the ‘experts’ who enable them

    12/13/2014 9:13:37 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    To save time and syllables, we’re going journo-green today. Thus “common sense” will be replaced by “it,” as in “getting it.” And that’s the point: “it” doesn’t matter, not anymore. It doesn’t matter that the absurd, the grossly inaccurate and the just plain stupid easily can be eliminated. It is what it is. And that’s it. There will be no deviation from, let alone elimination of, the ridiculous, no matter how self-evident.
  • NFL Player's Reflection On Ferguson Goes Viral

    11/29/2014 5:48:36 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies ^ | Nov 29, 2014 | You Tube
    New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson stirs the Facebook faithful with thoughtful and moving post on tumult surrounding the Michael Brown-Officer Darren Wilson case and Ferguson. #Ferguson Fox News: On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
  • Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper due in court on drug, rape charges [NFL network employee, 5 state spree]

    02/20/2014 9:37:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 2/20/14
    Former NFL star Darren Sharper is set to be arraigned Thursday in Los Angeles on rape and drug charges in an investigation into allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted at least seven women in four states. Sharper, 38, was charged last week with seven rape and drug counts involving four women he allegedly met at a West Hollywood nightclub. Court documents filed Friday revealed additional allegations in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Tempe, Ariz., that are all still under investigation. The former New Orleans Saints safety appeared in court for the first time Friday but did not enter a...
  • Darren Sharper connected to total of seven rapes in four states

    02/15/2014 7:45:54 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2-15-14 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors charged former NFL safety Darren Sharper on Friday with raping and drugging two women in California and disclosed he is under investigation in connection with five more drug-related rapes in three other states. Sharper briefly appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court, where his arraignment was postponed until Feb. 20 at the request of his lawyers. They issued a statement saying he would be exonerated. Prosecutors then filed a motion to increase Sharper's bail to $10 million and outlined details of investigations involving him in Las Vegas, Tempe, Ariz., and New Orleans. Sharper has not been charged...
  • Peyton Manning set passing record by 1 yard, but was a 7-yard pass vs. Oakland really a lateral?

    12/31/2013 5:25:19 AM PST · by Perdogg · 146 replies
    Peyton Manning set a huge NFL record on Sunday, and barely. A touchdown pass late in the second quarter to Demaryius Thomas broke Drew Brees' single-season record for passing yards by 1 yard. Or did it?
  • Louisiana State Police Investigate Loomisgate As Saints Use All Legal Recourse

    04/24/2012 1:19:29 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 9 replies ^ | April 24, 2012 | Ed Staton
    t's always exciting in New Orleans when it involves the New Orleans Saints, or so it seems. The Saints plan to seek “all legal recourse" regarding ESPN's Monday report that GM Mickey Loomis used an electronic devise to eavesdrop on opposing coaches from 2002 to 2004. Meanwhile, the Louisiana State Police are in the NFL New Orleans SaintsLoomisgate probe game along with the FBI.
  • Saints coach Payton banned one year for bounties‎

    03/21/2012 1:02:27 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    The NFL handed down sweeping and unprecedented punishment Wednesday for bounties paid out on big hits, suspending New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banning the team's former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, who now works for the St. Louis Rams
  • New Orleans Saints sell Superdome naming rights to Mercedes-Benz

    10/03/2011 6:52:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/03/11 7:44PM | Nakia Hogan
    The New Orleans Saints and Mercedes-Benz have reached an agreement on a 10-year naming rights deal for the recently renovated Superdome that officially changes the name of the iconic stadium to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The deal marks the first time in the stadium's 36-year history that the building will be known by something other than the Louisiana Superdome. The agreement will be officially announced at a news conference Tuesday. "This is a great, great partnership," Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday. "I know for many years there have been attempts to sell this sponsorship, and I think the restructured deal and...
  • Obama Welcomes Super Bowl Champs Saints (Saints in morning, Texas fundraisers in afternoon)

    08/09/2010 8:47:18 AM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Monday, August 9, 2010
    The New Orleans Saints marched in to the White House on Monday and got a salute from President Barack Obama for lifting up "the hopes and the dreams of a shattered city" with their Super Bowl win. SNIP(WFAA) Obama to Stop in Dallas for Fundraiser TodaySNIPEarly Monday morning, security checks began for President Barack Obama’s Texas visit. The president’s first stop is Austin, and he is then scheduled to move onto Dallas, touching down at Dallas Love Field. It’s his third visit to North Texas since taking office. During his Dallas visit, he will be at the home of lawyer...
  • In Miami, the Son Also Rises [New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees]

    02/15/2010 7:53:50 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 15 replies · 1,275+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 15, 2010 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    "Don’t you live for that moment right there?" That was former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason’s take on the final scene of Super Bowl XLIV: The Most Valuable Player, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, was holding his young son in his arms while his wife, young Baylan’s mother, looked on with a face full of joy — a loving family sharing a momentous personal, cultural, and historic moment. It’s an image America needed. "Given that about one in four American boys are living apart from their dads at any one point in time, it is great to see a Super Bowl champion...
  • Dat Tuesday: Fans Swarm City to Celebrate [New Orleans] Saints' Super Victory

    02/10/2010 10:44:25 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 88 replies · 1,250+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | February 10, 2010 | Gordon Russell
    [M]ove over, Endymion. New Orleans has a new superkrewe. Make that a Super krewe. Deliriously welcoming back the Super Bowl champions who brought home the hardware after 43 years, adoring Saints fans packed in 15 deep along the streets of the Central Business District on Tuesday, braving temperatures cold enough that New Orleans officials enacted the city's freeze plan. But who really cared? As spectator Gerard Braud put it: "We have endured the American nightmare. It's our time to live the American dream." As the parade got set to roll, the Marine Corps Reserve band got the crowd primed with...
  • Early Ratings: Super Bowl On Pace To Break Records

    02/08/2010 7:58:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies · 698+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | February 8, 2010 | by Robert Seidman
    Between 6:30-9:45 Super Bowl XLIV averaged a 46.4/68 (household rating/share) in preliminary Nielsen numbers. If it holds up in the finals we will see new records. This is better than last year’s 42.1/65 by 10 percent. Unfortunately it’s not possible to accurately predict the number of average viewers based on preliminary household rating, but given the general trend of the numbers, it looks like last year’s viewing record of 98.7 million average viewers will be shattered, and 100 million for the New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts certainly looks possible. In the 9:30p-9:45pm portion of the game almost 51 percent...
  • Catholic history of New Orleans Saints runs deep (They even have an official team prayer)

    02/06/2010 5:27:59 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 498+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | New Orleans, La., Feb 6, 2010 Catholic history of New Orleans Saints runs deep Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond New Orleans, La., Feb 6, 2010 / 08:04 am (CNA).- As the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts prepare to lock horns in the Super Bowl, CNA spoke with the Archdiocese of New Orleans about the Saints and discovered that the team has a significant Catholic history as well as a strong presence in the local Catholic community.“In recent years, as Mr. Tom Benson has owned the team, the Saints organization has been very involved with the local Catholic Church and Catholic Charities,”...
  • Super Bowl XLIV: Indianapolis Colts Vs. New Orleans Saints

    02/05/2010 6:29:32 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 56 replies · 832+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | F. | Neoavatara
    It is pretty funny how time changes things. Think back to 1990...and imagine the Colts playing the Saints for the Super Bowl. It would be like the Lions and Rams in the Super Bowl now. But that is exactly what we have, and for most NFL fans, what we have wanted all season. The two most prolific quarterbacks with the two most dynamic offenses in the league. Sure, this not going to be a defensive struggle...but who wants to see that?
  • NFL putting the kibosh on mass [Super Bowl] screenings

    02/02/2010 6:18:17 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 117 replies · 2,513+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | February 2, 2010 | Chris Kirkham
    After a packed screening of the Saints' NFC Championship victory at Uptown's Prytania Theatre [in New Orleans], co-owner Robert Brunet has had hundreds of requests for tickets to view the Super Bowl at the historic theater this Sunday. But instead of preparing for the game, Brunet has been haggling with NFL lawyers for more than a week after he received a cease-and-desist letter telling him that the free screening had violated copyright laws. A similar story played out at the Sheraton New Orleans hotel, whose managers had planned a massive projection of the game on the side of the Canal...
  • New Orleans Saints win NFC championship, advance to Super Bowl XLIV

    01/25/2010 6:18:08 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 123 replies · 2,117+ views ^ | January 25, 2010 | Nakia Hogan
    There were 42 years worth of demons, 42 years of mostly struggles, 42 years of waiting until next year. Not anymore. This, the 43rd year of the New Orleans Saints, will be different. In one swing of Garrett Hartley's right leg Sunday night, the Saints kicked away their demons, booted out their past struggles and ended the wait. The Saints are going to Super Bowl XLIV. Hartley's 40-yard winning field goal in overtime of the Saints' thrilling 31-28 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game guaranteed them a spot. "I just knew when it came off my...
  • The Fleur-de-lis and the New Orleans Saints

    01/24/2010 8:42:19 PM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 11 replies · 1,581+ views
    24 Jan 2010 | brianbaldwin
    The fleur-de-lis or lily flower or perhaps iris folower (Iris pseudacorus) is a symbol used by royalty, it actually has very little resemblance to the lily. It exactly what is really is, whether a flower or a cross, or a trident or other, it certainly passed from Frankish to French Kings. It is a symbol that has also been associated with the Virgin Mary, the lily being associated with Mary, and with Saints. In the time of Joan of Arc, the Chamber of Accounts in France permitted the family to change their surname of du Lys on January 20th, 1430....
  • Saints bring back RB Deuce McAllister

    01/15/2010 12:12:35 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 7 replies · 740+ views
    KATC TV-3 (Lafayette, Louisiana) ^ | 1/15/2010 | JThibodeaux
    Saints bring back RB Deuce McAllister By JThibodeaux Posted: Jan 15, 2010 1:54 PM NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says running back and fan favorite Deuce McAllister is back with the team for the playoffs. McAllister practiced at the club's suburban headquarters and could be activated for Saturday's divisional round playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals. Payton confirmed the decision in a text message to The Associated Press. WWL-AM, the radio station that broadcasts Saints games, first reported the move. The 31-year-old McAllister was waived by the team shortly after last season. He has been working out...
  • Reggie Bush and Kim Kardashian breakup "a case of conflicting schedules"

    07/28/2009 9:31:12 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 20 replies · 4,186+ views ^ | July 27, 2009 | The Times-Picayune
    Superstar [New Orleans] Saints running back Reggie Bush and longtime romantic interest Kim Kardashian have split up, according to reports on and quoted a source close to the couple as saying, "Nobody cheated. This is just a case of conflicting schedules and their lives going in different directions. ... It was a totally mutual decision."'s report quoted a source as saying, "They never get to see each other, ever. It's been a long time coming. They still love each other and are part of their lives, but Reggie spends six months out of the year in...
  • Will Reggie run a reverse? (Bush dodges the draft! Reggie Bush that is)

    07/22/2006 2:50:08 PM PDT · by saganite · 66 replies · 3,030+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 21 July 06 | Jason Cole
    No. 2 overall pick and Heisman Trophy-winning running back Reggie Bush not only appears headed for a holdout with the New Orleans Saints, a league source said Bush is toying with the idea of sitting out the entire season and going back in the draft in 2007 if he doesn't get his price. "No player has ever had the kind of leverage that Reggie Bush has right now," the source said. "The Saints made it clear what they were willing to do before and now we'll see if they're going to get there." It seems unlikely the Saints will do...
  • NFL: QB Brooks agrees on two-year deal with Raiders

    03/22/2006 8:50:46 PM PST · by cgk · 15 replies · 232+ views ^ | 3-22-06 | Len Pasquarelli
    Wednesday, March 22, 2006QB Brooks agrees on two-year deal with Raiders By Len Unrestricted free agent quarterback Aaron Brooks, the former New Orleans starter released last week after the Saints signed Drew Brees, has reached agreement with the Oakland Raiders on a two-year contract. Aaron Brooks Quarterback New Orleans Saints Profile 2005 SEASON STATISTICS Att Comp Yds TD Int Rat 431 240 2680 13 17 70.0 Financial details of the contract were not yet available, but league sources said Brooks' compensation will be commensurate to that of many starters in the league, averaging between $4 million-$5 million. The contract...
  • Tagliabue: Saints likely to play some games in San Antonio in '06

    12/05/2005 2:50:58 PM PST · by LA Woman3 · 16 replies · 336+ views
    WWLTV ^ | 12/05/2005
    NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the Saints will play the 2006 season as the New Orleans Saints, but that the team will likely play at least some of their games in San Antonio. Tagliabue toured areas of the Lower Ninth Ward, Lakeview, New Orleans East, as well as the team’s training facility in Metairie. He pronounced the team’s facility to be in “excellent” condition. The Superdome, he said, was another story. He said that facility may be able to house some Saints games by December of 2006. Tagliabue said the Saints lease with the state allows the team to play...
  • This Saint clearly no devil (New Orleans)

    11/18/2005 11:00:53 AM PST · by JZelle · 9 replies · 466+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-18-05 | t
    Tom Benson has come to be the bogeyman of New Orleans because of his understandable reservations about a city with an uncertain future following Hurricane Katrina. The owner of the Saints has been portrayed as unthinking and unfeeling, and worse, as he revisited the notion of moving the Saints to San Antonio. Yet he was only doing what anyone with a modicum of common sense would do, which is explore all opportunities in order to maintain the financial competitiveness of a business. New Orleans never has been a big-league city in the strictest sense. It is an economically limited city,...
  • Benson Trying to End Lease Agreement

    10/20/2005 5:43:16 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 6 replies · 286+ views
    WAFB ^ | 10/20/2005 | Matt Clough
    It's another jab in the fight between Saints owner Tom Benson and the state of Louisiana. Benson says he's looking to cut the lease with the state over his Metairie training facility because of damage there during Katrina, even though many state officials say the damage is not even that bad. The Saints have used the Metairie training facility for practice since 1996. According to reports, Benson says damage to the facility has kept his team from practicing there, and therefore effectively ends the Saints' lease agreement with the state for the facility. Benson's decision comes after Mayor Ray Nagin...
  • Barnstorm tour pitches the Saints' dome games across S. Texas [Henry Cisneros and Los Santos]

    09/22/2005 9:38:45 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Express-News ^ | 09/22/2005 | Tom Orsborn
    McALLEN — Former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and New Orleans Saints executive Rita Benson LeBlanc dashed through South Texas on Wednesday, stopping briefly in three cities to urge business leaders to buy sponsorships and tickets for the Saints' three games in the Alamodome this season. Giving boilerplate speeches in Corpus Christi, Laredo and McAllen, the duo drew enthusiastic applause from audiences eager to demonstrate to the NFL that South Texas can support a team. "Our message is don't underestimate us," said Terry Carter, chief executive officer of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce. "The demographics are good, the population...
  • Relief efforts to be focus of Week 2

    09/17/2005 8:24:20 AM PDT · by scott says · 1 replies · 103+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | Sept. 17, 2005 | news services
    The NFL has designated Week 2 as "Hurricane Relief Weekend", which will culminate with a fund-raising telethon as part of ABC's and ESPN's Monday Night Football, commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced. "The Gulf Coast and our entire nation face extraordinary challenges," Tagliabue said in a statement. "We will continue to do our part to contribute to the recovery and rebuilding process. The weekend of what should have been the Saints' first home game in New Orleans this year is an appropriate time for a special leaguewide effort to focus on the restoration of the Gulf Coast." The league initiative, under the...
  • Heartless Benson ponders bad move (Saints Owner)

    09/07/2005 11:06:12 AM PDT · by JZelle · 82 replies · 1,806+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-7-05 | Tom Knott
    Tom Benson, the wealthy owner of the Saints, has his tin cup out while money and relief workers pour into devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. If he has a heart, it is made of stone. Benson reportedly is entertaining the notion of moving the Saints to San Antonio or Los Angeles on a permanent basis, the team's vice president indicated to a television station in New Orleans. Arnold Fielkow told WDSU-TV that Benson is maneuvering to strike a deal with the highest bidder and does not care how he is perceived in New Orleans, Louisiana and nationally....
  • City of Angels to gets its NFL Saints? Or Crown City of Pasadena to Coronate its Saints?

    09/02/2005 1:36:27 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 15 replies · 514+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | Sept. 2, 2005 | Wayne Lusvardi
    City of Angels to gets its NFL Saints? Or Crown City of Pasadena to Coronate its Saints? City of Angels and City of Roses Ideal Spots for Displaced NFL New Orleans Saints. Friday Sept. 2, 2005 The NFL Pasadena Saints? "L.A. has the Coliseum (home of USC's Trojans) and Pasadena's Rose Bowl (UCLA), and between those two venues, the Saints certainly wouldn't lack for seating capacity. Weather is nearly ideal, beginning now and extending into the foreseeable infinity." - Mark Kreidler, ESPN Sports Get the hyperlink to the story at