Maybe Drew Brees’s NFL richest ever deal with New Orleans Saints, ain't?

Monday, 09 July 2012 17:17 Written by


Will it or won’t it?

Is the smart money on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints coming to contractual terms or is the surer bet that they will punt  on an agreement, therefore, leaving Brees with no choice but to play for the tender amount or not play this season.

Reports of a Saints-Brees Super Deal Could Raise Dome's Roof
Monday, 09 July 2012 13:01 Written by

brees-packAre we finally seeing an open hole in the New Orleans Saints tough defense in the Drew Brees contract game which needs to be done by next Monday or else the quarterback must accept the paltry sum offered as the franchise player or not play in 2012?

According to the Times Picayune, Mike Triplett, a deal just might be on the way.

“At long last, by 3 p.m. next Monday, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will finally have agreed to a new five-year contract. It will be the biggest upset of the NFL season if they don't.

The two sides will probably keep haggling over the details right up until the July 16 deadline. But it will be stunning if Brees doesn't ultimately sign a contract worth somewhere between $19.2 million and $20 million per year, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

East New Orleans, St. Bernard Parish are Katrina's forgotten children
Monday, 09 July 2012 05:44

Katrina-StBernardWhen one travels from St. Bernard through the Lower 9th Ward certain facts become abundantly clear.   New Streets have been constructed, bicycle paths incorporated, new curbing poured, and attractive neutral ground signs erected. 

Along North Claiborne Avenue we now have a very nice piece of art near Caffin Avenue and the neutral ground there is presently under construction.  It appears that about seven fountains with landscaping and sidewalks are in the works. 

Bobby Jindal for VP: The Good, Bad, Pretty and The Ugly
Monday, 09 July 2012 06:00 Written by

good-badWhile Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal indeed has his followers and yes, his critics at home, he appears to fare well nationally.

Other than former Louisiana Democrat U.S. Senator  John Breaux, now retired, who was a frequent face on the national tube, no other Louisiana politician has been as visable.  Even Breaux, probably has been surpassed by the current Governor so far.  Now, that he could be a legitimate  candidate for the VP spot as Mitt Romney's running mate, it's no contest.

In many respects, his fate is tied to what is being said about him in the national media, for better or for worse. That includes in the posts after media stories.

Brees, New Orleans Saints contract talks tied, as fans tire
Monday, 09 July 2012 09:35 Written by

brees-panthersCountdown: The New Orleans Saints-Drew Brees contract dispute has now passed the two-minute warning with both sides tied, slugging it out.

Unfortunately for Saints fans, there is no sudden death in this game.   Either it is a stalemate and nothing gets done or one side plows through the line or throws a bomb--bomb as in a long pass, not the explosive type.

One week to go. Tick, tock.

Hornets Eric Gordon, Saints and the curious NFL, NBA differences
Sunday, 08 July 2012 10:53 Written by

jim-millerI can't say I understand much about the NBA way of doing things. First, the Hornets offered Eric Gordon a four-year, $50 million extension which he turned down. I understand that. Then he shops himself as a restricted free agent and gets an offer from Phoenix for four years at $59 million. I understand that. Then after signing the offer, he proceeds to proclaim feverishly that his heart is in Phoenix and what a great owner and great management and great coaches, and he can't wait to get started. Understandable.

ABC: Jindal vs O'Malley debate Romney vs. Obama over economy, Swiss Bank Accounts
Sunday, 08 July 2012 03:21 Written by

Optimized-Jindal-campaignLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal went into head-to-head combat on ABC This Week against Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley in a surrogate Romney vs. Obama debate, Sunday morning.

The focus was on the U.S. economy and swiss bank accounts.

Jindal, who has been often described as being on the top of the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Vice President short list made familiar attacks against Obama’s experience.  Once again, he said that Obama is a president “who’s never run a business, never run anything including a lemonade stand before he was president of the United States".


Louisiana's Gov. Jindal On ABC's This Week on Sunday To Discuss Obamacare, Romney
Friday, 06 July 2012 23:34 Written by

Jindal-Meet-the-pressFresh off a Meet The Press appearance, last Sunday, with former Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean, Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal will once again be arguing against President Obama and his healthcare law and in favor of Mitt Romney, but this time on ABC’s This Week. Jindal, this week will be pitted against Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD).

With Drew Brees driving, New Orleans Saints season bumpy, no crash
Saturday, 07 July 2012 08:13 Written by

SpagnuoloWith training camp beginning on July 27 for the Saints, Si.com takes a team-by-team  look at how the  offseason played out and what you can expect in 2012. Tom Mantzourants produced the breakdown of the Saints.

The writer first touches upon the Saints offseason, then moves on to the loss to the 49ers in the playoffs.

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints approach two-minute warning in contract skirmish
Saturday, 07 July 2012 02:45 Written by

tom benson saintsThe clock is ticking for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints as both and the fans are now approaching the two-minute warning.

The Saints must sign Drew Brees before July 16 at 4:00 E.T. 

Very few people expect Brees and the Saints to fall out of a contract this year.  Should that day past and no deal, the Saints could be without its face, voice and arm of the team should Brees opt out for the season.  Brees, in turn, if the seemingly impossible would occur, could lose millions in endorsements and the future opportunities to hit the national media circuits. 

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