The Jimmy Graham franchise tag dispute reminds me of a Disney movie. You remember Dumbo the Flying Elephant whose oversized ears gave him the ability to soar like an eagle? Well, imagine Dumbo going to Walt Disney asking for a raise. It might go something like this:
Jim Mora taught us a long time ago that “coulda, woulda, shoulda” is the trifecta of losers. But it's hard not to think that way after the Saints' 23-15 loss at Seattle. The haughty Hawks climbed another rung on the Super Bowl ladder thanks to two bad moments that shoulda not happened.
In the BCS national championship game, Notre Dame refuses to come out of the locker room giving Alabama the first forfeit national championship in history.
Down here there is still talk of the New Orleans Saints at 5-6 making the playoffs.
San Francisco 49ers win reminded New Orleans Saints of WereDat’s
Jim Mora is revered in New Orleans as the head coach who brought the Saints into the realm of respectability, but mentioning his name outside of black-and-gold boundaries elicits a very different response.
In the minds of some around the NFL and perhaps the commissioner Roger Goodell, today’s showdown at the Mercedes Benz Superbowl is a match between the “dirty birds” against the “dirty Saints”.
The 8-0 Falcons are coming to the Mercedes Benzon Superdome Sunday in a game that could turn the season around or forever doom it for our local heroes.
This past Friday, I lost a friend and a coach.
The next time the New Orleans Saints take the field, they might feel comforted that their opponents will be in gold and green representing the Green Bay Packers and not the black and white stripes representing the replacement referees.