Sunday, October 7, 2012

Paper Bag Paranoid

The season is off to a very slow start for Drew Brees and the New Orlean's Saints. With a quarter of the season already in the books the New Orleans franchise hasn't managed to get a tick in the win column this season. Even-though this years roster is loaded with a talented offense a bend but don't break defense that has been the signature of past Saint's teams. A defense that fails to make the big play in the closing moments of games to secure the victory. 

Although this years defense especially in the secondary is far below average in this league; some of the credit has to be given to the guys in stripes. The replacement officials flag anything similar to penalty when the Saints are the culprit while seemingly turning a blind eye to obvious calls that could possibly secure a win for the Saints. The original league officials where no help to us this week in Lambeau either. Hartley was forced to re-kick a field goal that would have given the New Orleans club their first win of this young season. The phantom holding call that forced a more difficult field goal attempt, proved to be the nail in the coffin, hammered into place at the  hands of the lead umpire. I know a win for the Saints would have ended in a riot. Like I mentioned before there's a budding rivalry between the two NFC ball clubs.

I know that I'm biased and being a local WhoDat put me on the loosing end of those calls. For once I would like to be counted in the number of fans who know the game, deserve a fair shot at the win no matter who the opposition is. Ive been in love with the sport since childhood and my lifelong passion for the Saints has been the source of many headaches over the years. The fans of Green Bay know that a budding rivalry is in the making  having hosted Bree's twice and sending him back south with the loss. Both games where decided by field goals.

The WhoDat nation has fostered a great passion for the team following hurricane Katrina and their surprising  return to the Mercedes Benz Super Dome. The championship they brought to this city is a shining beacon of light in a city that's being rocked by an uncontrollable murders rate. Football in the Dome is a fun way to take your minds of the troubles of the work week and the frustrations of everyday life. The Saints fan have put up with so many bad years that I feel as if they should be just as good as they where bad for all of those year. Thanks to the bounty scandal and subsequent suspension of the head coach for the season I'm reminded of a time when brown paper bags where the headgear of choice for die hard Saints fans. 

Great front office and great on the field coaching and play had the team I knew last season breaking records. Many of the names are the same and the addition of Lofton at linebacker has filled the hole left by suspended all pro Jonathan Vilma. The recently acquired defender flows to the ball a lot like Vilma. His ability to diagnose the play is only trumped by his ability to finish the tackle. Being in the right place doesn't count for much when the ball carrier gets three yards after contact. Lofton is a great example of how a great front office move can translate to ticks in the win column. The free agent was signed after the Saints brass noticed his excellent play for our rival Falcons. Getting a player of this caliber from a rival is always a good move. Know your enemy!

The vacant parking spot of head coach Sean Payton is the biggest contributor to our losses. The head coach engineered countless come from behind victories and huge blow outs is facing a season long ban for the bounty scandal. It's seem to me as if Godell has handed down a death sentence to the 2012-13 Saints. No chance we lose three in a row with SP at the controls. Payton created an atmosphere of excellence that will be missed during this season. Although he will be allowed to watch the game this Sunday as a spectator as Drew Bree's attempted to break the record for games with a passing touchdown. I will gladly welcome Payton back to the dome and wish Drew huge congratulations on the success. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Black Flag

At the conclusion to last night Saints game the climax was affected by the refs who seem to have a totals disregard for the Saints fans that love our team and the Superdome's home field advantage. When the officials make calls inside of the two minute warning there should be more descresion on behalf  of the league officials about who's making those decisions especially in the closing moments of really close game. My reason for concern is because of the labor dispute between the NFL and the officiating staff. I know that last night game was only a pre season exhibition contest; my concern stems from the officials tradition of giving the New Orleans club the short end of the stick during key possessions. When the best team in the league offensively is taken out of the game by the opposition and the officials in the same contest there should be alarms going off all around the league. For example the call all but secured the win for the Jaguars. Lets examine the officials use of their yellow flags in the closing seconds of a two hour long contest. Let's get that contract with the real refs done soon. That call late in last nights game is the main reason for my call to arms to the commish to bring integrity back to the NFL. While key Saints players like Vilma loose game checks for playing football the officials miss calls every contest. Unacceptable!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Gas Up

Sports Quicks

I took a quick peek at the Saints schedule this week and I'm happy to see more than a few elite matchups. Drew Bree's and company will face of with the like of the Brady bunch, the book of Eli's evil twin and bitter divisional rivalries. The Saints hold a tight grip on a brand new all time NfL record in offensive production. Leading this writer to believe that the 2012-13 season will be one for the ages. Last years film hold a testament to how the game of football should be played. However the defense as a whole was ranked somewhere the middle of the packs. Not to mention the conditions of Jonathan Vilmas and head coach Sean Payton league imposed season ending suspensions. I hope this years active roster is studying extra film on Charles Woodson and Pastor Troy.

Holmes Bulldogs
Hahnville Tigers
J.B. Martin Cougars

Friday, May 4, 2012

Team Elite

The South Louisiana semi pro basketball league officially begins next Tuesday. There will be tons for the children to enjoy as we gather as Christians to celebrate sport and integrity. I would like to dedicate this season to the memory of my dad. I only wish we had more opportunity to see other places in our short breaths on this ball of dirt; but our soul will forever be connected by blood. Blood and water my people. God bless our ancestors souls. Bless the Lord's soul. Bless our children's souls. Rest eternally peacefully dad!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Psalm 126

When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them." The Lord has done great thing for us and we are filled with joy. Restore our fortunes, O Lord like streams in the Negev. Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rest in peace Trayvon

Violence against life is punished by the Lord regardless of how much injustice the world can throw at the truth. I'm not sure but I think the violator is walking free today. Shame on anyone that calls murder justice. Rest peacefully young man. Life is precious!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ward explores the free agency

I think Hinds Ward would be a great addition in new Orleans as a mentor and playoff asset on and off the field. Playoff experience is what's key in your secondary and Ward's college and pro career are packed with highlights of big blocks and clutch reception. If the former all pro is willing to take a pay cut Sean Payton could fix him into the rotation. Go Saints! WHO DAT!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dirk instead of Pau

The NBA all star selection process needs some tweaking. The fan should have a vote for who gets the nod as a starter, but the team itself should be be selected according to the numbers. Fans vote, men lie but the numbers don't. The top field goal shooters and best defenders should be allowed to display their talents to the world. The fact that Dirk gets off at least six jumpers in the game is the only fun factor the Dallas power forward brings to the exhibition game. Shame on the NBA executive for getting this one wrong!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hip Hop

Assingment: compile a top ten list of the artist who are still at the top of their game. No sophomore slumps or weak beats. 1. Nas-queens bridge projects new york 2. Scarface-5th ward Houston 3. Jay Z- marcy projects new york 4. Lil Wayne-holly grove new orleans 5. Eminem-detriot 6. Big bio & Andre3000-atlanta 7. Lil Boosie-baton rogue 8. Nicky Minaj-queens 9. Kanye West-chicago 10. Young Geezy-atlanta Top regard-TI-Atlanta Rest in peace Rev. & Letha Jones, LT, Soldier Slim, Tupac, Biggie, Jam Master Jay, Wilfred Nash sr, pimp c, bob marley, big pun, Goop, Vernon, the old me.