Now that Commissioner Roger Goodell has given an ok for the New Orleans Saints to select Bill Parcells as an interim coach to replace suspended Sean Payton, Mike Florio is reporting that the Saints are not the only team that has reached out to Parcells to coach this year.
With new a new recall petition lodged against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and education reform being debated at the capitol in Baton Rouge, there's also plenty of ideas and opinions making its way on the social media sites these days.
Here are just a few of the most recent Facebook postings in which Jindal's education reform legislation is being hotly discussed:
Here’s a note to folks who don’t like Gov. Bobby Jindal and are particularly miffed about his education reform package
Most news organizations reported Sunday night's Jimmy Buffett concert on the New Orleans riverfront as part of the NCAA Final Four festivities. Buffett did the concert barefoot while he wore a "Free Sean Payton" T-shirt. He dedicated his first song to his friend and Saints head coach Payton: "Sitting Here in Limbo." In their rush to get this breaking news before the public, the local and national media mavens missed the bigger story. When Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band returned to the stage for an encore medley, a familiar face was introduced and then was dispatched to the bongos during a performance of "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes." Right, it was the allegedly beleaguered Saints head coach groovin' and movin' to the island sounds that were occasionally interrupted by the "Who Dat" cheer.
If we needed any reminder of the self-inflicted troubles of the legacy media, one Louisiana media outlet recently provided a perfect example of this, with the example drawing upon an asinine decision made in Congress.
Mike Freeman threw Saints coach Sean Payton "under the bus" in his recent column in CBSSports.com. He will not get an invitation to the coach's next fund-raiser party.
Freeman writes that through a variety of league sources say the phasering of the Saints franchise by Roger Goodell is as much about Payton and the Saints as it is about the commissioner attempting to change the NFL's ways from the old days of headhunting and bounties to a modern sport that is more civilized and less dangerous.
Have you been slapped with an April’s Fool’s joke, yet today?
Certainly, millions were victimized on this first day of April 2012. Perhaps, those who forgot that it is the first day of the fourth month of the year, felt embarrassed after reading or hearing those immortal words, “April Fools”.
Just as talk of future Hall of Fame football coach Bill Parcells coming out of retirement to temporarily assume coaching duties for the heavily sanctioned NFL franchise came to a halt when world leaked out of Airline Drive that former New Orleans Saints head coach Jim Mora will once again return to the Saints’ sideline.
According to ESPN, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and its general manager Mickey Loomis are expected to be in New York at NFL headquarters to exercise their appeals of their respective suspensions levied early in March. The suspensions arose out of the bountygate scandal.
The appeal will proceed in front of the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell who some say is acting as the prosecutor and Judge and now appellate court judge in the Saints punishment process.
Without a first-round pick and a loss of this year's second-round draft pick (league discipline to to Bountygate) the New Orleans Saints won't be on the clock until the 89th over-all selection. Let's take a look at the prospects that could fit in in New Orleans as the club tries to make some upgrades to the defensive front seven.
Here's how National Football Post lists the Saints' prospects:
In filing his appeal, Payton will attempt to obtain the full reports from NFL security regarding the evidence against him.
The coach has not seen the entirety of the voluminous reports outlining the league's investigation of the Saints. However, extensive materials were made available to them when they met with NFL officials.