Politics with a Punch: This Thursday

Payton Give New Orleans Saints Tuesday Off, Focus Jimmy Graham

Monday, 01 August 2011 15:24 Written by

SaintsSaints coach Sean Payton has postponed Saturday's scrimmage and is giving the players Tuesday off because he doesn't have his roster filled yet. 

Rather than have a  scrimmage, he wants to get his free agents into camp and get up to speed. 

New Orleans Saints Malcolm Jenkins Praises Drew Brees, Gregg Williams
Monday, 01 August 2011 14:49 Written by

New Orleans SaintsThere's not much the Who Nation doesn't like about strong safety Malcolm Jenkins. 

He's on schedule from recovering from a dislocated kneecap that caused him to miss the playoff game at Seattle. He'll again be one of the foundations for Gregg Williams' swarming defense 

First Edwin Edwards Press Conference With New Wife Trina Simply Vintage
Saturday, 30 July 2011 19:03 Written by

It was a vintage Edwin Edwards press conference at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans French Quarter. 

Edwards, who spent the last years in life in federal prison, addressed the media Saturday for the first time since his release. In doing so, Edwards blamed the U.S. Judge for being unfair and suggested that certain witnesses who testified against him were the cause of his conviction earlier last decade. 

New Orleans Saints, Mark Ingram Agree To Four-Year Deal
Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:21 Written by

Mark Ingram

The Saints and first-round draft choice Mark Ingram agreed to a four-year deal on Saturday morning.

Their other first-round draft choice, defensive end Cameron Jordan remains unsigned.

The first  three years of the four-year are are guaranteed. Like all first-round picks there's a fifth-year option.


New Orleans Saints: Roman Harper, Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, Leigh Torrence
Saturday, 30 July 2011 10:54 Written by

Drew BreesSummary: Loomis announces New Orleans Saints comes to terms with Leigh Torrence, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Roman Harper;  Interview with Drew Brees; More on Reggie Bush.

New Orleans Saints: Shaun Rogers Wanted To Play With A Winner
Saturday, 30 July 2011 10:16 Written by

shaun rogersBecause he is 6-foot-34 and 350 pounds, Shaun Roger is often referred to as the giant tackle. He looks big and he is big.


"Big Baby" signed a one-year $4 million contract with the Saints after he was released in the offseason by the Browns.  He was offered $6 million by another team, but wanted to play for a team with playoff chances and a winning tradition.


Rogers, 32, had been with only losing teams since being drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 2001 draft out of Texas.


Buddy Roemer’s Campaign On Comedy Central’s Colbert Report Was No Joke
Friday, 29 July 2011 12:24 Written by

Jeff CrouereLong shot GOP presidential candidate Buddy Roemer received a major boost last night by appearing as a guest on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report. The comedy show appeals to a younger audience and averages about 1.5 million viewers a night. This was certainly his most important media appearance in his young presidential campaign.

On July 21, Roemer officially announced his candidacy. He moved to New Hampshire and will be campaigning full time in the state with the first GOP presidential primary.

Day In Life Of Debt Ceiling Crises: Obama, Boehner, Bachmann
Friday, 29 July 2011 11:22 Written by

Michelle BachmannThe U.S. is in crises with the growing possibility that the country will go into default. 

There has been no shortage of blame as to how the country has gotten into the mess or how it is failing to get out of it.  

President Barack Obama has been blamed for creating more debt in his short time in office than any other U.S. President.

Should he be blamed?

Will Sproles Joining New Orleans Saints Mean Bye To Pierre Thomas?
Friday, 29 July 2011 10:15 Written by

Chargers running back Darren Sproles will be joining the Saints as a Reggie Bush replacement.

Now, the question is, how does he fit into the New Orleans Saints’s backfield and does this move signal and end for any of the existing Saints players, such as Pierre Thomas?

Rookies Romeus And Bussey Agree To Terms With New Orleans Saints
Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:58 Written by

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the club has agreed to terms with rookie defensive end Greg Romeus, the Saints’ first selection in the seventh round of 2011 NFL Draft (226th overall). 


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