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#LoomisMath is why the Saints have more cap space now, after signing Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey and franchising Jimmy Graham, than they had when they started the off-season.
Learn more about #LoomisMath.

#LoomisMath is why the Saints have more cap space now, after signing Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey and franchising Jimmy Graham, than they had when they started the off-season.

Learn more about #LoomisMath.

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This foul-mouthed cat is answering the following question: "Why did the Saints sign Champ Bailey?"

This foul-mouthed cat is answering the following question: "Why did the Saints sign Champ Bailey?"

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Anyway, we’ve now got the Jimmy Graham Rule to go along with Bountygate and Vicodin and ESPN’s attempted defamation of Mickey Loomis and, more recently, the #WeMakeTheRulesPal signing of Jairus Byrd. The Saints are, somehow, agents of chaos in the really screwed-up world of the NFL, and that’s something to be applauded.
"Jimmy Graham Dunks Now Illegal & Thus More Awesome"

Anyway, we’ve now got the Jimmy Graham Rule to go along with Bountygate and Vicodin and ESPN’s attempted defamation of Mickey Loomis and, more recently, the #WeMakeTheRulesPal signing of Jairus Byrd. The Saints are, somehow, agents of chaos in the really screwed-up world of the NFL, and that’s something to be applauded.

"Jimmy Graham Dunks Now Illegal & Thus More Awesome"

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There’s been an estimated 107 billion people in the history of the planet. In order for humanity to produce 9 quintillion brackets, each person would be responsible for 84 million brackets in their lifetime. If we assume that the average lifespan of humans over the course of history was 60 years and they produced brackets at a regular interval from birth to death, they would need to produce nearly 4,000 brackets every day of their lives. That’s 162 an hour. That’s a bracket every 2.7 minutes.

That’s a bracket every 162 second of every day of every life of every human that ever walked the earth before we approach a perfect bracket.

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— Ryan Chauvin
I Have a Madness

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aintbobbysocool:

Rob Ryan, y’all.

aintbobbysocool:

Rob Ryan, y’all.

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With the signing of Jairus Byrd the Saints have, once again, taken stable Goodellian narrative conventionality and flipped it, leaving the league’s propagandists confused.
You want to know who’s in charge here? It isn’t the man who suspended the Saints’ general manager. It’s not the massive media empire that manufactured wiretapping charges, because it fit the NFL’s established plotline. It’s none of them. It’s none of us.
In this era, buddy, Mickey Loomis makes the rules. It’s beyond time you get used to it.
Mickey Loomis Flips the Byrd

With the signing of Jairus Byrd the Saints have, once again, taken stable Goodellian narrative conventionality and flipped it, leaving the league’s propagandists confused.

You want to know who’s in charge here? It isn’t the man who suspended the Saints’ general manager. It’s not the massive media empire that manufactured wiretapping charges, because it fit the NFL’s established plotline. It’s none of them. It’s none of us.

In this era, buddy, Mickey Loomis makes the rules. It’s beyond time you get used to it.

Mickey Loomis Flips the Byrd

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neworleanssaints:

Jairus Byrd has agreed to terms on a six-year deal with the New Orleans Saints -> http://bit.ly/1frjeHG  (AP Photo)

We’ll take Who has the best safety duo in football for $2000, Alex.

neworleanssaints:

Jairus Byrd has agreed to terms on a six-year deal with the New Orleans Saints -> http://bit.ly/1frjeHG  (AP Photo)

We’ll take Who has the best safety duo in football for $2000, Alex.

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The NFL offseason is exhausting. The 24/7 bacterial growth of the league onto every formerly-clean surface of almost all your media means we no longer get a break. There is no rest and recharge time; it’s football forever, which is exactly how Roger Goodell and his billionaire employers like it. We, page-clickers and video-watchers, are willingly complicit.
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The NFL offseason is exhausting. The 24/7 bacterial growth of the league onto every formerly-clean surface of almost all your media means we no longer get a break. There is no rest and recharge time; it’s football forever, which is exactly how Roger Goodell and his billionaire employers like it. We, page-clickers and video-watchers, are willingly complicit.

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It’s like you’re bragging. In my life it’s time for work, but you live in a world in which 7:35am on a Tuesday is Fuck-Yeah-Party-Time. You’ve made the N your personal soul train. You’re like a clown crashing a funeral and doing unicycle donuts around the casket. I get it, okay? Your life is more fun than mine. And by the way, great job showing up when I’m at my weakest. Gloating over a guy during his morning commute, with his own music, is coldblooded. In your spare time, do you perform tax audits on people after their fish die? Do you eat their last cookie when they’re going through a bad breakup? When you hear someone’s rent was raised, do you stand outside their window with a bullhorn and recite your favorite “yo mama so fat” jokes? 
Tom Connor”Man Dancing In Sync With My Headphones”

It’s like you’re bragging. In my life it’s time for work, but you live in a world in which 7:35am on a Tuesday is Fuck-Yeah-Party-Time. You’ve made the N your personal soul train. You’re like a clown crashing a funeral and doing unicycle donuts around the casket. I get it, okay? Your life is more fun than mine. And by the way, great job showing up when I’m at my weakest. Gloating over a guy during his morning commute, with his own music, is coldblooded. In your spare time, do you perform tax audits on people after their fish die? Do you eat their last cookie when they’re going through a bad breakup? When you hear someone’s rent was raised, do you stand outside their window with a bullhorn and recite your favorite “yo mama so fat” jokes? 

Tom Connor
Man Dancing In Sync With My Headphones

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But! he promised, you can easily do more than that. For each commission you get, that’s another $500. The commission is an abstract idea for him. It’s not selling phones to middle managers; it’s part of the larger goal. But for The Guy, the goal is his own, not the company’s, for he is the company. T-Mobile has leveraged his greed to increase their market share. The implications of his smallness is beyond reach.

He feels my doubt across the room, but not the implications behind it. He’s promising me a perversion of the American Dream, fueled by a German company, and he’ll never understand me, nor I him.

The Guy glares at me again. If he were 80, he’d likely think I was a socialist; if 50, a communist; but to the Millennial, I might as well be a terrorist.

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— Ryan Chauvin
The Wolf of Fountain View Drive

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Tom Connor of 140 Proof and B&G worked on this study that shows how each state feels about the Super Bowl.

Tom Connor of 140 Proof and B&G worked on this study that shows how each state feels about the Super Bowl.

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"In the way that … the Saints symbolized the rebirth of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the Seahawks represent every time Seattle has felt slighted, forgotten about, laughed at, or been labeled by a writer as a city that’s one-dimensional as grunge music, or coffee, or Microsoft."

A very stupid thing written by a Seattle fan and published by MMQB today.

We responded.

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Nation, I know you’re all fired up for Super Bowl X-L-V-I-I-I and I don’t blame you. I mean, you’ve got the nation’s largest forehead playing a bunch of chickens from Puget Sound, and it just doesn’t get any better than that.
In a sport where we’re constantly told that offenses are “better,” it’s great to see the scrappy Seattle Seaeagles are led by a four man quadrilateral that goes by the name of the Legion of Boom.
This four man defensive secondary unit has been killing it all year and now they’re swimming in a pool of postseason success. And that brings us to tonight’s Word:
Pool Party

Nation, I know you’re all fired up for Super Bowl X-L-V-I-I-I and I don’t blame you. I mean, you’ve got the nation’s largest forehead playing a bunch of chickens from Puget Sound, and it just doesn’t get any better than that.

In a sport where we’re constantly told that offenses are “better,” it’s great to see the scrappy Seattle Seaeagles are led by a four man quadrilateral that goes by the name of the Legion of Boom.

This four man defensive secondary unit has been killing it all year and now they’re swimming in a pool of postseason success. And that brings us to tonight’s Word:

Pool Party

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Why I Hate the NFL

Once mostly fun, games, and true love for a sports team associated with my city and culture, lately I mostly just hate the NFL and everything about it (except for the true love for New Orleans part, which is somehow something separate). I hate its hypocrisy and sliminess, its corporate neo-Orwellian Goodell bullcrap,and its hold over a cadre of writers and media personalities who recite the company lines of a hugely profitable entity that declares itself a nonprofit despite the fact it and everyone else knows this is a lie based on a backroom deal.

This feeling started in 2012, when the above hit close to home during the corporate public relations fest eye-rollingly known as Bountygate; lies repeated without question by sportswriters, fan-level conspiracy theorists who questioned those lies eventually proven mostly right, etc.

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