Tuesday, December 19, 2006

NFC SOUTH!!!!

Aight, aight, so the New Orleans Saints lost to the Washington Redskins, but the Carolina Panthers also lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers so the Saints are your new NFC South Champions. It has been 6 years since the Saints have qualified for the playoffs and, being that it is the first year they return to playing at the Louisiana Superdome since the awful tradegy that struck the southern city, it was a great time to do it. There are still 2 games in the regular season. The New Orleans Saints travel to the north to face the New York Giants, and then return home because the Carolina Panthers will be coming to Jazz Town.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mike Karney's time to party

What a game. The New Orleans Saints massacred The Dallas Cowboys in last Sunday's upset of a game. The Cowboys coming fresh off a 4 win streak and the Saints coming off a not too shabby 3 game win streak of thier own had a game that will be remembered for a long long time, at least by Saints fans. Everything the Saints tried seemed to work. Plays were firing off perfectly and the offense/defense/special teams not only did thier individual jobs great, but complimented each other every quarter. Mark Karney has got to be loving life right now though. He, who did not score a touchdown in the first 43 games of his career, scored 3 touchdowns Sunday night. Drew Brees, who is a really impressive QB by the way, commented on Karney's touchdowns, "It was not in the game plan to do, but he deserves the opportunities to score since it is usually himself that is openeing the holes for Reggie or Duece to get it in."

Upon ariving back home in New Orleans at 2:30 AM, the Saints were greeted by hundreds of happy and elated fans welcoming thier boys home after the 42-17 victory. Several people in N.O. are going to have a case of the Mondays but at least there will be good water cooler conversation.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Thanks, Giving to the Fans

The New Orleans Saints NFL Team Owner Mr. Tom Benson is giving back to the fans who have been selling out the seats for the enormous Louisiana Superdome this season. The Saints are in first place in thier devision and usually with sold out home games that would mean an increase in ticket pricing for next year. Tom doesn't feel that way and he expressed it to a hometown crowd during the 4th quarter of the game against The San Francisco 49ers and the fans could not be happier. The same great seats for the same great price 2 years running.

The team from San Fran scored a field goal to start things off. Those were to be the only points in the first quarter. After that it was victory all the way for the Saints. They donned thier black on black uniforms spelling doom for the west coast team scoring at least one touchdown every quarter following. They have not worn that combination since the last time The Superdome played host to these 2 teams. It was a dark day for The San Francisco 49ers as they lost to The New Orleans Saints 34 to 10. With only 4 games to go in the season the Saints play thier western neighbors The Dallas Cowboys on December 10th. If you want to see some live football this year then now is the time to start getting ticket orders in.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hard road ahead

As the Saints enter the final leg of the regular season with a decently impressive 7-4 record one has to wonder will it soon be 7-7 or worse. With an impressive start to the season, the New Orleans Saints have made their hometown proud of team team playing it's first season back inside the Superdome. Winning over the Atlanta Falcons in the first game played in the Louisiana stadium in over a year kindled a spark in every football fan young and old. We want the team to be victorious. America wants the Saints to do well. New Orleans needs the Saints to win. The final 5 games will be some of the hardest of the season for the golden boys. The New Orleans Saints tied with the Miami Dolphins this year for 3rd hardest season and these last 5 games are the reason.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Saints, You Can Handle the Bengals

Drew Brees had a very respectable game, with just shy of 400 yards on 31 of 47. But three turnovers were a big part of why we came out on the short end of the stick against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Going into the game, Pittsburgh was the turnover king of the NFL with 24, not exactly the style of play that won them the Super Bowl last year.

Lets hold it together, Saints, when the Cincinnati Benglas come to town. They're coming off a demoralizing loss to San Diego, where they saw their 28-7 lead at the half morph into a 49-41 loss.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Baltimore beat our butts "a little bit"

One thing you could notice in our game with the Baltimore Ravens was the interceptions. They benefitted from them, turning two into TDs. We didn't seem to quite pull them off, as when Scott Fujita was about to grab a pass from Steven McNair that was intended for Todd Heap. When Jason Craft touched the ball, all that did was tip it to Heap.

Fujita's summary of the game was, "It was a combination of them kind of beating our butt a little bit and us not getting any breaks." Sounds accurate. At least the Saints never gave up; we improved the halftime score where we were down 28-7 to the final 35-22. After taking down both the Atlanta Falcons and the Philidelphia Eagles, the Baltimore birds owed us a little payback.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

time once again

Whew, after a busy busy 2 weeks i have a little time to blog once again. So we beat Philly. It goes to show that birds cannot fly as high as Saints. First the Falcons and now the Eagles and both got grounded. Bye week almost over. I hope the guys are getting ready for Baltimore. the 5-1 record is impressive but lets make it 6-1. Go Gold!

Friday, October 13, 2006

R-E-G-G-I-E !

One thing I did not mention in my last blog is how The Great Reggie Bush scored the game winning touchdown against The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was Reggie's 100th career touchdown. Congratulations are due sir, congratualtions are due.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Hometown Huddle

The New Orleans Saints. Yes my Black and Gold are strong and bold this season with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The teams record now stands at 4-1 for the season. The team did find time to break away from the field today and help thier community with another Hometown Huddle. Quarterback Drew Brees and crew are teaming p with The United Way and helping with landscaping and painting at The Priestly School for Architecture and Contruction. Let's hope they keep thier head in the game as they face off against the Philidelphia Eagles on the 15th before they get the bye week to rest.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Saints go Marching in

NFL regular season once again! First off congratulations are due from everyone to The Big Easy. The swampland, Jazztown, The French Quarter, you know what I am talking about. I speak of The Mighty Mississippi, Canal Street, and St. Charles Place. It's New Orleans baby! and you can hear The Saints marching in. Proud to once again play on the gridiron at The Louisiana Superdome. Football Fans from across America purchased ticket quantities never seen before at the now legendary venue for the New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons game. The Saints coming into the game with a 2-0 record were favored to win the match. I only wish i could have been there in person. At least Fox Sports let me see all the action. These 2 NFC south rivals were the first sport team in over a year to set foot in the venue that will forever live in history since it was used as a shelter to safely house New Orleans residents during the now infamous storm. The Falcons flew home to The Georgia Dome after a crushing loss to the Saints. Final score Home Team 23, Visitors 3.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

New Orleans Saints' Streak Ended By Panthers

My New Orleans team may be the Saints, but they don't work miracles all the time. Still, three wins in a row was an great start to the season, and we're going to see lots more! After all, today we were playing at the home of a team some NFL watchers have predicted to go to the Super Bowl. (Even I am not expecting THAT miracle from the Saints this year.)

I was proud of how we held our own through the first three quarters and battled back in the 4th. Loved Marques Colston's 86-yard answer to the Panthers' DeShaun Foster's 43-yard TD! Plus the 2 point conversion, Drew Brees to Joe Horn. Minor miracles even if we couldn't pull off the major one. New Orleans Saints 18, Carolina Panthers 21 -- sad, but hardly tragic.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

What Sean Payton Brings To New Orleans

The Saints will have some exciting players to watch this season, but I think our new coach may make just as big of a difference. Sean Payton is new to head coaching, but his background in offense will be a plus: he's bound to help us average more than last year's pitiful 14.7 points a game and cut down our turnovers and penalties. He's a young guy, so he has found some experience in Joe Vitt and George Henshaw to assist him. Payton says he believes in preparation and conditioning, as opposed to inspirational speeches. Makes sense to me.

Monday, May 08, 2006

We drafted some players. Who are they?

The New Orleans Saints picked Reggie Bush in the first round of the NFL Draft. Someone else is going to have to tell me if the rest of the draft was good or not because I just don’t have any idea. I think it is too early to know. I think Bush can bring a lot of confidence to this team though.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Lewis returns to sainthood.

The New Orleans Saints chose to keep wide receiver Michael Lewis whom we signed to a three-year deal. I was glad to hear about this because every one knows he is our strongest player on special teams. Who are your favorite draft possibilities?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Football mimics real life in so many ways.

The New Orleans Saints have inked contracts with Drew Brees, Michael Bennett, Anthony Simmons and Omar Stoutmire. I am glad to see we are holding on to some of our veteran talent on this team. I think it is a little funny that our football team is rebuilding at the same time as the city is doing the same thing. Hopefully both will be returned to their glory days sooner rather than later.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

More Should be Done About New Orleans

The New Orleans Saints will be returning to the Superdome for the regular season. That is more than I can say for the thousands of New Orleans residents who are still displaced by the hurricane and are now having to fight the government and Fema for aid. Even those who were able to return have to fight their insurance companies to pay for the damage to their houses. It is amazing that we can aid other countries to rebuild and fight wars, but we cannot organize an effort to rebuild a city on our on soil.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Sean Payton’s 2006 Coaching Staff Solidified

The New Orleans Saints have added Joe Vitt to their coaching staff for 2006. He was the interim head coach of the St. Louis Rams last season and could bring some well needed change to this Saints team. Sean Payton will also be working with new offensive coordinator Doug Marrone.