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Monday, April 4, 2016

Y@ Speak: endangered species

Posted By on Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Dear Bird Lover Basketball Fan:

Our Pelicans need your help. One by one, these men are forced to wear suits and sit down instead of running for a few hours in their natural habitat: shiny, shiny wood in multimillion dollar state-of-the-art arenas. Please, think of the bird men.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Y@ Speak: Easter'd

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Ah, spring. Roaring in like a mutant crawfish man. And here come the two-dimensional cubes, Popeyes and boundin-filled bunnies.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Y@ Speak: "street justice rooted in Napoleonic Code"

Posted By on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Brooklyn has voted: New Orleans is over! As the state gears up for its March 5 presidential primary, New Orleanians march for Bernie Sanders, Gov. John Bel Edwards dumps on Bobby Jindal, abortion rights have virtually disappeared, and the state budget is the contents of my couch. Also this week: A rare #NOLAscanner hat trick.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Love and hisses for the New Orleans Pelicans' King Cake Baby

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 6:04 PM

King Cake Baby meets a fan.
  • King Cake Baby meets a fan.

It's high season for New Orleans Pelicans mascot King Cake Baby — so boo to GQ for profiling KCB in an article titled "The New Orleans Pelicans King Cake Baby is Basically a War Crime."

What's the website's proof? This Vine, pretty much, in which the lovable giant humanoid plastic cake decoration homunculus infant creature startles a woman walking into Rouses:


Trew2TheGame host Chris Trew took a kinder, gentler look at the KCB, playing some baby games with the Pelicans mascot.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sean Payton confirms he's staying as coach of the New Orleans Saints

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 3:41 PM

A reflective Sean Payton talked to the press for more than an hour today after he announced he intends to stay with the New Orleans Saints.
  • A reflective Sean Payton talked to the press for more than an hour today after he announced he intends to stay with the New Orleans Saints.

Whatever happened over the course of the 2015 Saints season to cause the rumors that Sean Payton's time in New Orleans was nearing its end did not, in fact, lead to Sean Payton's time in New Orleans coming to an end.

But it did lead to perhaps the most remarkable press conference of his career, in which he first confirmed he has no plans to leave the Saints — ever! — and then spoke to reporters for over an hour.

It may have been the most unexpected possible result of the many days and weeks and months of speculation.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Y@ Speak: Carnival cruise

Posted By on Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Now that you're bloated and round from holiday glut, you can roll right into Carnival alongside the St. Charles streetcar, as children point and laugh and roll you around like a hoop pushed by a stick. You're the spirit of Mardi Gras. This week: welcoming 2016, released from the prison of the New Orleans Saints, and Trump does Mississippi.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Saints have a chance to start 2016 right playing against the Atlanta Falcons

Posted By on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 12:02 PM

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Jonathan Vilma and Drew Brees look on during the coin toss of a Saints/Falcons game in 2009.
CREATIVE COMMONS

Saints-Falcons games are never meaningless. 

Both teams have been eliminated from playoff competition, but, really, Sunday's contest is a playoff game all its own: it's a chance for the Saints to sweep the Falcons for the 14th time since 1967, bringing the all-time series record to 49-45 in favor of Atlanta; it's also a chance for the Falcons to avoid a sweep and establish, under head coach Dan Quinn, that the Saints will not extend the dominance they enjoyed over former coach Mike Smith.

Anyway, you know all that. The real chance we have here is to start the 2016 football calendar year off about as well as you can start off a football calendar year: by beating Atlanta. 

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Y@ Speak: 12 tweets of Christmas

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Twelve poison ice creams, 11 humid sweaters, 10 "goodbye" letters, nine Saints a-losing, eight pieces spicy,
seven thousand termites, six Chads a-Krewing, fiiiiiiiive Ronnielogues, four Confederates, three boil orders, two Jindal terms, and a Bronze Tom's wine and ice cream.

See you in 2016.

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NFL team with $33 million in dead money thinks Hall of Fame QB's contract caused lack of talent

Posted By on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Lord of the Sunday morning splash report Ian Rapoport kicked off the third day of Christmas with a gem about Drew Brees' contract. And to think just a few days ago in this space I wrote the Saints should resist the urge to go crazy over the coming off-season. Seems it's too late; the crazy is already there, running the team.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New Orleans Saints should resist the urge to go crazy this off-season

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 3:14 PM

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The CJ Spiller signing didn't work out. Let's not make that sort of mistake again.
Last night, the New Orleans Saints' offense started poorly but rallied and produced 27 points — but because it is paired with the Saints' defense, the result was only a quarter's worth of something resembling fun. Nothing new happened, in other words. In the end, the Saints were imperfect but good enough to win on offense and spectacularly bad on defense, so they lost.

Change the point total and you can use that summary for a lot of games this year, so let's move on.

NFL teams skew towards .500 in close games — games decided by a touchdown or less. Often, teams that fall below that mark one year improve dramatically the next. For example, the 2008 Saints went 3-6 in one-score games, but the 2009 ones went 5-2 in them, including the playoffs. 

The 2014 Saints went 3-5 in one-score games — 2-5 if you don't include the season finale win over Tampa Bay that looked suspiciously like a Bucs draft positioning conspiracy. So what happened this year? Why haven't the Saints improved?

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