jim-harbaugh Saints fans are breathing a little easier today after the hated Falcons blew a 17-point lead Sunday and allowed the 49ers into their sixth Super Bowl.

 falcons reverse    I was pulling so hard for the Seahawks during their fourth quarter rally Sunday.

 BCS Okay, I have waited long enough. I have to do this.

 BCS Okay, I have waited long enough. I have to do this.

andy-reidHappy New Year, coach. You're fired! That greeting was plastered across National Football League franchises on New Year's Eve.

2013 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.

payton-benchIt is with equal amounts of joy and sorrow that we comment on two significant events that occurred in Who Dat Nation on Friday.


benson-boogeyIt is customary within the writing profession to come up with a Christmas gift list for everybody we have written about in the sporting community over the past year.


goodellSo Drew Brees, recent practitioner of the pass into triple-coverage, this week used Paul Tagliabue's Solomonic decision to vacate the Bountygate player suspensions to milk the public's disdain of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Drew, old buddy, a pretty smart guy once told me that when you point a finger at somebody, you still have three fingers pointing back at you, thumb notwithstanding.


vilmaPaul Tagliabue's decision Tuesday to vacate discipline against current and former Saints players in the Bountygate episode was the right one, but it is disappointing that Commissioner Roger Goodell did not make it when he had the chance. Regular readers to this column will recall my September 12 column in which I climbed up on the commissioner's throne and pretended I had the power.

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