It is the scariest thing I have read in a long time. Unfortunately, it is hard to argue with much of the message it contains. The "it" is a recent Associated Press interview with David Stockman, Ronald Reagan's "whiz kid" budget director.
Stockman, now 65, made headlines back then by pushing first for what was at the time the largest tax cut in history and then later resigning to protest excessive levels of deficit spending.
Drew Brees will skip offseason workouts.
Brees doesn't want to lose leverage in contract talks with the Saints by giving in on offseason workouts. The Saints are in danger of losing guard All-Pro Carl Nicks, No. 1 receiver Marques Colston and deep threat Robert Meachem in free agency.
Without a first-round draft choice thanks to the Mark Ingram trade, the Saints will probably lose draft choices because of the bounty scandal.
On Wednesday, the NFL Player’s Association announced that it was doing its own investigation into what is now being dubbed as the New Orleans Saints BountyGate.
As part of the review, the NFLPA requested that the NFL facilitate interviews with members of the New Orleans Saints’ management and coaching staff who were employed by the club from 2009 through 2011.
At a time when the New Orleans Saints could be fined (perhaps in seven figures), its players and coaches suspended and even the team forfeiting draft picks, a Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times Picayune has told PFT that he does not believe the heart, soul and arm of the team, Drew Brees will sign the franchise tender offer and also would not show up at training camp.
Apparently, there’s a backstory to the dramatic testimony given by a Gov. Bobby Jindal administrative appointee that shows a lack of honor of her part and perhaps indicative an orchestrated effort to try to embarrass her former boss of three levels up and/or leading to further questions about her former office’s role.
Fans are like innocent lambs. It doesn't matter that in real life they might conduct a sober, serious life, have a responsible position in a legitimate enterprise or even run a million-dollar company. When it comes to our favorite teams, we fans put the lampshades on our head, paint our bodies in fluorescent hues and howl at the moon until we are hoarse. And that is the good thing about the emotion of sports.
On Saturday, talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh apologized for calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut.” In testimony before Congress, she demanded free birth control prescriptions, noting that without insurance coverage it could cost a woman $3,000 over three years of law school. Fluke claimed that she was “embarrassed” at the pharmacy counter when she discovered for “the first time” that such contraceptives were not included in the Georgetown health insurance plan.
Saints owner Tom Benson is 110 per cent behind GM Mickey Loomis and Coach Sean Payton and wants them focused on the upcoming season said the AP.
"The bond between Sean and Mickey and Mr.Benson couldn't be any stronger," said a Saints official.
The loyalty to Loomis is a bit surprising because the NFL report accuses Loomis of disregarding Benson's directive to put an end to the bounty program.
Sometimes there is civility and decency in this current acrimonious political environment—even on blogs and twitter and even between activists who happen to see the world from different ends of the poles.
One of those rare moments just happens to have occurred arising out of a communication between a local Louisiana blogger and a “putz” and with a nationally recognized public figure who sadly wrote his last tweet to our putz only an hour or so before he collapsed —Andrew Breitbart.
Last week, when I discovered that Breitbart had died, I thought to myself, this does not surprise me. Although I did not know he was as young as he was (43) when he passed, I recall seeing him in the middle of a heated discussion at a Republican convention in New Orleans two years ago.