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  • The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 6

    The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 6

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    As the injuries, bye weeks and overall bad offenses start to play more of a factor, it’s becoming that much tougher to know who to have in your lineup for success. 

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    As the injuries, bye weeks and overall bad offenses start to play more of a factor, it’s becoming that much tougher to know who to have in your lineup for success. 

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  • FFF: The rise of Kamara made Peterson expendable

    FFF: The rise of Kamara made Peterson expendable

    Alvin Kamara was effective via the run and pass against Miami. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Alvin Kamara was effective via the run and pass against Miami. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    On this edition of FFF, we look at the rise of Alvin Kamara contributing to the Peterson trade, heartbreak for U.S.A. soccer fans, and another way to make quick restaurant reservations in NOLA. FOOTBALL The NFL Draft can give many organizations more misses than hits. One example, not one player from the Saints 2014 draft is still on the team. The 2017 draft was very fruitful for the Black and Gold, with the likes of Marshon Lattimore, Ryan Ramczyk, Marcus Williams, Alex Anzalone, an...more>>
    On this edition of FFF, we look at the rise of Alvin Kamara contributing to the Peterson trade, heartbreak for U.S.A. soccer fans, and another way to make quick restaurant reservations in NOLA. FOOTBALL The NFL Draft can give many organizations more misses than hits. One example, not one player from the Saints 2014 draft is still on the team. The 2017 draft was very fruitful for the Black and Gold, with the likes of Marshon Lattimore, Ryan Ramczyk, Marcus Williams, Alex Anzalone, an...more>>
  • Juan's World: How Team USA missed the World Cup

    Juan's World: How Team USA missed the World Cup

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and welcome back to reality, Team USA.  For the first time since 1986, the Stars and Stripes will NOT be in the World Cup. Let me repeat that. For the first time since 1986, U.S.A. will NOT be in the World Cup. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and welcome back to reality, Team USA.  For the first time since 1986, the Stars and Stripes will NOT be in the World Cup. Let me repeat that. For the first time since 1986, U.S.A. will NOT be in the World Cup. 

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  • Juan's World: Adrian Peterson, we barely knew ya

    Adrian Peterson played 10 years for the Vikings. Source: Mark LagrangeAdrian Peterson played 10 years for the Vikings. Source: Mark Lagrange

    Welcome in to Juan's World where I want you to raise your hand if you saw this coming. Raise your hand if you expected Adrian Peterson  to be playing elsewhere before the midway point of the NFL season. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where I want you to raise your hand if you saw this coming. Raise your hand if you expected Adrian Peterson  to be playing elsewhere before the midway point of the NFL season. 

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  • Gillen AP Poll: SEC well represented in top ten

    Gillen AP Poll: SEC well represented in top ten

    Auburn plays at LSU this weekend.  (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Auburn plays at LSU this weekend. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Many national prognosticators opined this would be a down year for the SEC. After six weeks of college football, they might want to rethink that theory. Three SEC schools check into my top ten this week in Alabama, Georgia, and Auburn. The Tigers only loss is to undefeated Clemson on the road. One of the big movers in my poll this week is Michigan State. Go into "The Big House," and take down Michigan. Sparty shut down the Wolverines offense in brutal weather, and gets stat...

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    Many national prognosticators opined this would be a down year for the SEC. After six weeks of college football, they might want to rethink that theory. Three SEC schools check into my top ten this week in Alabama, Georgia, and Auburn. The Tigers only loss is to undefeated Clemson on the road. One of the big movers in my poll this week is Michigan State. Go into "The Big House," and take down Michigan. Sparty shut down the Wolverines offense in brutal weather, and gets stat...

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  • Juan's World: A Taste of Louisiana in London

    Juan's World: A Taste of Louisiana in London

    The stage is set at the Boisdale for a fantastic week of tailgating and they’re serving up dishes that are strictly New Orleans.

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    The stage is set at the Boisdale for a fantastic week of tailgating and they’re serving up dishes that are strictly New Orleans.

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  • Juan's World: Saints Win....Finally

    Saints defense registered three interceptions in their first win of the season. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Saints defense registered three interceptions in their first win of the season. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Welcome in to Juan's World and it's amazing what a "Show of Unity' can do for a team, both on the field and off of it. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and it's amazing what a "Show of Unity' can do for a team, both on the field and off of it. 

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  • The Extra Point: Three sleeper pickups you didn't think about

    The Extra Point: Three sleeper pickups you didn't think about

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    Here are three sleeper pickups you should consider for your fantasy football team. 

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    Here are three sleeper pickups you should consider for your fantasy football team. 

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  • FFF: Is the Brees era with the Saints coming to an end?

    FFF: Is the Brees era with the Saints coming to an end?

    Drew Brees started with the Saints in 2006. Source: Mark LaGrangeDrew Brees started with the Saints in 2006. Source: Mark LaGrange

    In this edition of FFF we look at how long Drew Brees has left in New Orleans, meet the new world power in soccer, and a local dining spot setting up shop in London for Saints-Dolphins. FOOTBALL On "The Herd" this week, it's host Colin Cowherd, opined "This is probably it" for the Payton-Brees partnership. He went one step further asking Sports Illustrated's Peter King if his opinion was fact. King felt the same, "Yeah this is probably it." But then Ki...

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    In this edition of FFF we look at how long Drew Brees has left in New Orleans, meet the new world power in soccer, and a local dining spot setting up shop in London for Saints-Dolphins. FOOTBALL On "The Herd" this week, it's host Colin Cowherd, opined "This is probably it" for the Payton-Brees partnership. He went one step further asking Sports Illustrated's Peter King if his opinion was fact. King felt the same, "Yeah this is probably it." But then Ki...

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  • Juan's World: Saints give up on Stephone Anthony

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Welcome in to Juan's World and the signs were there a year ago. The 'sign' being... that the Saints had given up on Stephone Anthony. He was traded to Miami Tuesday for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. A first round pick from three years ago, Anthony has been traded away after barely being used here. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and the signs were there a year ago. The 'sign' being... that the Saints had given up on Stephone Anthony. He was traded to Miami Tuesday for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. A first round pick from three years ago, Anthony has been traded away after barely being used here. 

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  • Gillen AP Poll: Miss. St. moves in, and LSU moves out.

    Gillen AP Poll: Miss. St. moves in, and LSU moves out.

    Coach O and his LSU Tigers still hold down No. 25 in the national poll. Source: Mark LaGrangeCoach O and his LSU Tigers still hold down No. 25 in the national poll. Source: Mark LaGrange
    After a 37-7 thrashing at the hands of Mississippi State, LSU fell out of my poll this week. The Bulldogs enter the rankings at No. 23. The national AP Poll still has the Tigers in, barely at No. 25 We knew BYU and Chattanooga were not worthy competition to gauge how good LSU indeed was. This past Saturday in Starkville, we got our answer. Both the offensive and defensive lines of the Tigers are thin. They were flat-out embarrassed by State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald. LSU will have ...more>>
    After a 37-7 thrashing at the hands of Mississippi State, LSU fell out of my poll this week. The Bulldogs enter the rankings at No. 23. The national AP Poll still has the Tigers in, barely at No. 25 We knew BYU and Chattanooga were not worthy competition to gauge how good LSU indeed was. This past Saturday in Starkville, we got our answer. Both the offensive and defensive lines of the Tigers are thin. They were flat-out embarrassed by State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald. LSU will have ...more>>
  • The Extra Point: Odell Beckham Jr. gives fantasy footballers a reality check

    The Extra Point: Odell Beckham Jr. gives fantasy footballers a reality check

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    Bad news, fantasy football players. Odell Beckham Jr. isn't going to be pressured by your flailing rosters.

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    Bad news, fantasy football players. Odell Beckham Jr. isn't going to be pressured by your flailing rosters.

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  • Juan's World: Where'd the offense go?

    Juan's World: Where'd the offense go?

    Adrian Peterson and Mark Ingram combined for 102 total yards and no scores. (Source: Mark LaGrange)Adrian Peterson and Mark Ingram combined for 102 total yards and no scores. (Source: Mark LaGrange)

    Welcome in to Juan's World and I don't recognize this Saints team. Let me be more specific. I don't recognize this offense. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and I don't recognize this Saints team. Let me be more specific. I don't recognize this offense. 

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  • The Extra Point: The week 2 running back dilemma

    The Extra Point: The week 2 running back dilemma

    While the fantasy football running back isn’t as dominant as it once was, it can still be a key piece to your squad. 

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    While the fantasy football running back isn’t as dominant as it once was, it can still be a key piece to your squad. 

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  • Juan's World: What did Adrian say to Coach Payton?

    Both Payton and Peterson deny there was a heated exchange. Source: ESPNBoth Payton and Peterson deny there was a heated exchange. Source: ESPN

    Welcome in to Juan's World. Did ya see the stare down...well, only Adrian Peterson was staring at Sean Payton and it was in slow motion. So, what was probably only a couple of seconds exchange seemed like five times that. What to make of 'this' kind of confrontation after the first game of the season? Well, it was Peterson's return to his former home. And Peterson had seen much better days than his six-carry, 18-yard performance. And Peterson's always been 'the guy' in the offense. S...

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    Welcome in to Juan's World. Did ya see the stare down...well, only Adrian Peterson was staring at Sean Payton and it was in slow motion. So, what was probably only a couple of seconds exchange seemed like five times that. What to make of 'this' kind of confrontation after the first game of the season? Well, it was Peterson's return to his former home. And Peterson had seen much better days than his six-carry, 18-yard performance. And Peterson's always been 'the guy' in the offense. S...

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  • Juan's World: Saints fall flat in opener

    Brees finished 27-of-37 passing, 291 yards, 1 TD. Source: Nola.comBrees finished 27-of-37 passing, 291 yards, 1 TD. Source: Nola.com

    Welcome in to Juan's World and honestly, I saw this coming. I saw this disappointing start to the season coming for the Saints because what Minnesota does so well, the Saints struggle to stop. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and honestly, I saw this coming. I saw this disappointing start to the season coming for the Saints because what Minnesota does so well, the Saints struggle to stop. 

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  • Gillen AP poll: Oklahoma moves up to No. 2, LSU holds firm at No. 8

    Gillen AP poll: Oklahoma moves up to No. 2, LSU holds firm at No. 8

    LSU opens conference play this Saturday at Mississippi State. Source: Mark LagrangeLSU opens conference play this Saturday at Mississippi State. Source: Mark Lagrange

    Quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners, officially threw their hat in the national championship ring with a 31-16 road win at No. 2 Ohio State. 

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    Quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Oklahoma Sooners, officially threw their hat in the national championship ring with a 31-16 road win at No. 2 Ohio State. 

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  • Juan's World: Prediction time for the Saints

    Drew Brees knows how much a fast start means to his team. (Source: WVUE)Drew Brees knows how much a fast start means to his team. (Source: WVUE)

    Welcome in to Juan's World and what say YOU about this Saints season? Got them finishing with a playoff spot? I sure do. In fact, I'm predicting a 10-6 finish, which will get them the wild card. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and what say YOU about this Saints season? Got them finishing with a playoff spot? I sure do. In fact, I'm predicting a 10-6 finish, which will get them the wild card. 

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  • The Extra Point: Saints vs. Vikings

    The Extra Point: Saints vs. Vikings

    Drew Brees is a fantasy football must-start every week.Drew Brees is a fantasy football must-start every week.

    Week one of the season means we finally have our chance to see who's going to be this year's fantasy football standouts and who turns out to be a bust. 

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    Week one of the season means we finally have our chance to see who's going to be this year's fantasy football standouts and who turns out to be a bust. 

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  • My AP poll: Alabama stays at No. 1, LSU moves up to No. 8

    My AP poll: Alabama stays at No. 1, LSU moves up to No. 8

    Derrius Guice racked up a 122 yards rushing, two TD's, in shutout of BYU. Source: Mark LaGrangeDerrius Guice racked up a 122 yards rushing, two TD's, in shutout of BYU. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Some of my AP voting brethren tried to be cute, witty, or adventurous not picking Alabama No. 1 in their preseason poll. 

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    Some of my AP voting brethren tried to be cute, witty, or adventurous not picking Alabama No. 1 in their preseason poll. 

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  • Juan's World: In Banks Tulane trusts?

    Juan's World: In Banks Tulane trusts?

    Jonathan Banks finished 10-of-15 passing for 185 yards and three touchdowns to go with 69 yards rushing on 16 carries and a score. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Jonathan Banks finished 10-of-15 passing for 185 yards and three touchdowns to go with 69 yards rushing on 16 carries and a score. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Welcome in to Juan's World and I have to ask the question. Is football REALLY a team game? I know that it's an eleven on eleven game. But, when I look at Tulane, I see one player that matters way more than the other ten, quarterback Jonathan Banks. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and I have to ask the question. Is football REALLY a team game? I know that it's an eleven on eleven game. But, when I look at Tulane, I see one player that matters way more than the other ten, quarterback Jonathan Banks. 

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  • Juan's World: Preseason's Over, What Did We Learn?

    The Saints backup situation at QB is sub-optimal. Brees can't get hurt. Source: Mark LaGrangeThe Saints backup situation at QB is sub-optimal. Brees can't get hurt. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Welcome in to Juan's World. The preseasons over for the Saints, so what did we learn?

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    Welcome to Juan's World. The preseasons over for the Saints, so what did we learn?

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  • The Extra Point: Saints fantasy football grades

    The Extra Point: Saints fantasy football grades

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    For more than a decade now, the Saints have been a fantasy football gold mine. With Drew Brees, the scoring is seemingly endless, and his targets, from receiver to tight end to halfback, have all flourished at times.

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    For more than a decade now, the Saints have been a fantasy football gold mine. With Drew Brees, the scoring is seemingly endless, and his targets, from receiver to tight end to halfback, have all flourished at times.

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  • FFF: The case for only two preseason NFL games, where to watch McGregor-Mayweather in NOLA

    FFF: The case for only two preseason NFL games, where to watch McGregor-Mayweather in NOLA

    Drew Brees will only play in one game of the preseason, and that's Saturday against the Texans. Source: Garland GillenDrew Brees will only play in one game of the preseason, and that's Saturday against the Texans. Source: Garland Gillen

    In this edition of FFF, I try to rid ourselves of four preseason games, an outlandish Twitter post by a soccer play, and where to watch "the big one" between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Conor "Notorious" McGregor. 

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    In this edition of FFF, I try to rid ourselves of four preseason games, an outlandish Twitter post by a soccer play, and where to watch "the big one" between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Conor "Notorious" McGregor. 

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  • After Further Review: Saints film study, Ryan Ramczyk

    After Further Review: Saints film study, Ryan Ramczyk

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    In his NFL debut against the Chargers, rookie left tackle Ryan Ramczyk played 25 snaps; 21 of those snaps were viewed as positive.

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    In his NFL debut against the Chargers, rookie left tackle Ryan Ramczyk played 25 snaps; 21 of those snaps were viewed as positive.

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  • FFF: Alabama is back at the top, but for how long

    FFF: Alabama is back at the top, but for how long

    For the second year in a row, Alabama is #1 in the AP preseason Top 25 Poll. (Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)For the second year in a row, Alabama is #1 in the AP preseason Top 25 Poll. (Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    In this edition of FFF, I take a look at Alabama's history of being preseason ranked No. 1 under Nick Saban, soccer shows us you can go home, and my tiny obsession with fountain drinks. FOOTBALL Stop me if you heard this before, but Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the country. This time, the AP college football preseason poll anointed the Tide. I know, I know, fans of other schools are getting tired of this, and I have a simple idea to fix it, beat them on the field. Fear not those who ...more>>
    In this edition of FFF, I take a look at Alabama's history of being preseason ranked No. 1 under Nick Saban, soccer shows us you can go home, and my tiny obsession with fountain drinks. FOOTBALL Stop me if you heard this before, but Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the country. This time, the AP college football preseason poll anointed the Tide. I know, I know, fans of other schools are getting tired of this, and I have a simple idea to fix it, beat them on the field. Fear not those who ...more>>
  • Juan's World: Saints Win....Finally

    Juan's World: Saints Win....Finally

    Alvin Kamara's 50-yard touchdown run gave the Saints a 7-0 lead. Source: Nola.comAlvin Kamara's 50-yard touchdown run gave the Saints a 7-0 lead. Source: Nola.com

    Welcome in to Juan's World where it's time to brag. The Saints Won a preseason game. Yes, you read that correctly. The Saints finally finished on the right side of the scoreboard in the preseason. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where it's time to brag. The Saints Won a preseason game. Yes, you read that correctly. The Saints finally finished on the right side of the scoreboard in the preseason. 

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  • After Further Review: Five players to watch for Saints vs Chargers

    After Further Review: Five players to watch for Saints vs Chargers

    Marshon Lattimore should see his first work of the preseason tonight. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8Marshon Lattimore should see his first work of the preseason tonight. Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8

    The Saints visit Los Angeles Sunday night to face the Chargers. The Black and Gold currently sport a ten-game losing streak in the preseason. Here's five players to watch in the Saints second preseason game of 2017.

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    The Saints visit Los Angeles Sunday night to face the Chargers. The Black and Gold currently sport a ten-game losing streak in the preseason. Here's five players to watch in the Saints second preseason game of 2017.

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  • The Extra Point: Dont's of Fantasy Football drafting in 2017

    The Extra Point: Dont's of Fantasy Football drafting in 2017

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    In my second season writing The Extra Point fantasy football blog, and as a champion in one of my toughest leagues last season, we’re starting this year off with the big don’ts when selecting your championship squad. 

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    In my second season writing The Extra Point fantasy football blog, and as a champion in one of my toughest leagues last season, we’re starting this year off with the big don’ts when selecting your championship squad. 

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  • Juan's World: Brees' helmet slam

    Juan's World: Brees' helmet slam

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    Wait...What? Helmet Slam? By Drew Brees? That can't be right but it's how I'm starting this edition of Juan's World, so welcome in.

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    Wait...What? Helmet Slam? By Drew Brees? That can't be right but it's how I'm starting this edition of Juan's World, so welcome in.

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #14

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #14

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    Five takeaways from the Saints 14th practice of training camp. 

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    Five takeaways from the Saints 14th practice of training camp. 

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  • After Further Review: Updated Saints roster projection

    After Further Review: Updated Saints roster projection

    Sean Payton is getting a clearer picture of his roster. (FOX 8 photo)Sean Payton is getting a clearer picture of his roster. (FOX 8 photo)

    With one preseason game in the books, it’s the prefect to update my 53-man Saints roster projections. A few players forced a few changes.

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    With one preseason game in the books, it’s the prefect to update my 53-man Saints roster projections. A few players forced a few changes.

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  • After Further Review: Five takes Saints vs. Browns

    After Further Review: Five takes Saints vs. Browns

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    TommyLee Lewis shines I must admit, even with a few good practices, I didn’t think TommyLee Lewis had a chance to make the final roster.

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    TommyLee Lewis shines I must admit, even with a few good practices, I didn’t think TommyLee Lewis had a chance to make the final roster. After Thursday, I’m officially rethinking my position.

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  • Juan's World: Same Ole Saints?

    The Saints opened the preseason on the road without a lot of their starters on the field. Source: Edwin GoodeThe Saints opened the preseason on the road without a lot of their starters on the field. Source: Edwin Goode

    Welcome in to Juan's World and I understand. I understand that a Saints loss in the preseason has a tendency to bring on the....here we go again, from Saints fans.

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and I understand. I understand that a Saints loss in the preseason has a tendency to bring on the....here we go again, from Saints fans.

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  • FFF: Sign Brees now!

    FFF: Sign Brees now!

    Brees is entering the final year of his contract. Source: Garland GillenBrees is entering the final year of his contract. Source: Garland Gillen

    In the latest edition of FFF we focus on getting Brees signed before the regular season starts. 

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    In the latest edition of FFF we focus on getting Brees signed before the regular season starts. 

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  • After Further Review: Updated Saints 53-man roster projection

    After Further Review: Updated Saints 53-man roster projection

    Brandon Coleman has made several big plays early in camp (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).Brandon Coleman has made several big plays early in camp (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).

    With the Saints set to take their first off day, it was the perfect time to reset my roster projection. It's still way too early, there's so much more to evaluate. Nonetheless, here's where things stand. Most have stayed the same but there have been some new moves. 

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    With the Saints set to take their first off day, it was the perfect time to reset my roster projection. It's still way too early, there's so much more to evaluate. Nonetheless, here's where things stand. Most have stayed the same but there have been some new moves. 

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice No. 4

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice No. 4

    Ted Ginn is capable of big catches and big drops as we saw Sunday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).Ted Ginn is capable of big catches and big drops as we saw Sunday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).

    Sean Fazende's five takeaways from Day 4 of Saints training camp.

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    Sean Fazende's five takeaways from Day 4 of Saints training camp.

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #3

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #3

    Corey Fuller is pushing hard for a roster spot with an impressive camp so far. Source: FOX 8Corey Fuller is pushing hard for a roster spot with an impressive camp so far. Source: FOX 8

    Take One: Corey Fuller shines Corey Fuller has taken advantage of early opportunities. Saturday was his day to shine. During 1-on-1’s he beat Delvin Breaux on a go route. The coverage was good but Fuller was able to reel in the Drew Brees pass with one hand. Fuller also caught one earlier in the drill over DeVante Harris. Later, he got open on a shallow crossing route. There was a clear coverage bust as Fuller was all alone when he caught and raced for a big gain. Take Two: P...

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    Take One: Corey Fuller shines Corey Fuller has taken advantage of early opportunities. Saturday was his day to shine. During 1-on-1’s he beat Delvin Breaux on a go route. The coverage was good but Fuller was able to reel in the Drew Brees pass with one hand. Fuller also caught one earlier in the drill over DeVante Harris. Later, he got open on a shallow crossing route. There was a clear coverage bust as Fuller was all alone when he caught and raced for a big gain. Take Two: P...

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #2

    Take One: Ramczyk stays with the 1’s Another day with the first team at left tackle for Ryan Ramczyk. Ramczyk split reps with Khalif Barnes but received the majority of them at the position. #71 will be one of the first players I observe Saturday when the pads officially come on. Take Two: Nickel looks The linebacker group remained the same Friday but the Saints did unveil a few wrinkles to their nickel package. When the Saints went five defensive backs, Klein shifted over t...

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    Take One: Ramczyk stays with the 1’s Another day with the first team at left tackle for Ryan Ramczyk. Ramczyk split reps with Khalif Barnes but received the majority of them at the position. #71 will be one of the first players I observe Saturday when the pads officially come on. Take Two: Nickel looks The linebacker group remained the same Friday but the Saints did unveil a few wrinkles to their nickel package. When the Saints went five defensive backs, Klein shifted over t...

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  • Juan's World: Camp Observations

    Welcome in to Juan's World, Training Camp 1st Edition. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World, Training Camp 1st Edition. 

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  • After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #1

    After Further Review: Five takes from Saints practice #1

    Marshon Lattimore made a nice play at practice Thursday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).Marshon Lattimore made a nice play at practice Thursday (Source: Garland Gillen, FOX 8).

    It was an overall pretty vanilla practice to start training camp 2017. There were no pads, of course, and the team stayed in base personnel the entire practice. Take One: Ramczyk runs with the 1’s Just as Sean Payton said, Ryan Ramczyk was at left tackle Thursday. He split time with the first team at the position with Khalif Barnes. With no pads, it was hard to get a gauge on exactly how well he did. But the fact that the Saints were comfortable enough to put him there this qu...

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    It was an overall pretty vanilla practice to start training camp 2017. There were no pads, of course, and the team stayed in base personnel the entire practice. Take One: Ramczyk runs with the 1’s Just as Sean Payton said, Ryan Ramczyk was at left tackle Thursday. He split time with the first team at the position with Khalif Barnes. With no pads, it was hard to get a gauge on exactly how well he did. But the fact that the Saints were comfortable enough to put him there this qu...

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  • FFF: The Saints need to win now

    FFF: The Saints need to win now

    Drew Brees could be done with the Saints if they fail to make the playoffs in 2017. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees could be done with the Saints if they fail to make the playoffs in 2017. Source: Nola.com

    FOOTBALL This 7-9 business won't work again on Airline Drive. You finish with that mark four years in a row, and Drew Brees will be gone after the 2017 season. Vegas has the Saints over/under on wins at 8, so the bettors think they'll stay close to that 7-9 record. Will they finish at .500, or under again as they did in 2014-16, I can't give you a definitive answer on that. No Dannell Ellerbe this season, and the offensive line missing Terron Armstead and Max Unger for cam...

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    FOOTBALL This 7-9 business won't work again on Airline Drive. You finish with that mark four years in a row, and Drew Brees will be gone after the 2017 season. Vegas has the Saints over/under on wins at 8, so the bettors think they'll stay close to that 7-9 record. Will they finish at .500, or under again as they did in 2014-16, I can't give you a definitive answer on that. No Dannell Ellerbe this season, and the offensive line missing Terron Armstead and Max Unger for cam...

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  • Hagan's House: Roger Federer is the greatest of all-time

    Hagan's House: Roger Federer is the greatest of all-time

    Source: John Togasaki / Flickr CommonsSource: John Togasaki / Flickr Commons

    Roger Federer stands at 19 major titles and counting. Given how well he played at Wimbledon this year, winning the tournament without dropping a set, it's safe to say he's the man to beat wherever he goes.

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    Roger Federer stands at 19 major titles and counting. Given how well he played at Wimbledon this year, winning the tournament without dropping a set, it's safe to say he's the man to beat wherever he goes.

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  • FFF: It's LSU Football prediction time, and some thoughts on New Orleans hamburgers

    FFF: It's LSU Football prediction time, and some thoughts on New Orleans hamburgers

    Bud's Broiler and LSU Football are in this week's edition of FFF. Source: FOX 8/Nola.comBud's Broiler and LSU Football are in this week's edition of FFF. Source: FOX 8/Nola.com

    In this edition of FFF, I focus on the LSU Tigers in 2017, and a legendary hamburger spot in New Orleans. 

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    In this edition of FFF, I focus on the LSU Tigers in 2017, and a legendary hamburger spot in New Orleans. 

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  • Juan's World: Fairley's Out for the Season

    Juan's World: Fairley's Out for the Season

    Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Welcome in to Juan's World where the word 'condition' takes on a whole new meaning today. We we're reminded once again that every time the Saints seemingly take one step forward, it won't be long before they're falling two steps back. Nick Fairley's heart condition will keep him out for the 2017-18 season. It's a blow that, up until a couple of months ago, the Saints didn't anticipate having to deal with. After-all, this 'condition' is something that Fairley has been dealing with eve...

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where the word 'condition' takes on a whole new meaning today. We we're reminded once again that every time the Saints seemingly take one step forward, it won't be long before they're falling two steps back. Nick Fairley's heart condition will keep him out for the 2017-18 season. It's a blow that, up until a couple of months ago, the Saints didn't anticipate having to deal with. After-all, this 'condition' is something that Fairley has been dealing with eve...

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  • FFF: Vegas and fans taking a guarded approach to 2017 Saints

    FFF: Vegas and fans taking a guarded approach to 2017 Saints

    Drew Brees is entering the final year of his deal with the Saints.  (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Drew Brees is entering the final year of his deal with the Saints. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    In this edition of FFF I focus on the wait-and-see attitude of Saints fans going into the 2017 season. Plus, a look at Emeril Lagasse's restaurant Meril. FOOTBALL With five weeks to go until Saints training camp starts, usually in the summer months Who-Dat Nation is chatting up "This could be the year talk." That's usually, but in 2017 that's not the case. First off Vegas is ho-hum on the Saints in 2017. Their predicted win total for the Black and Gold is eight. Well...more>>
    In this edition of FFF I focus on the wait-and-see attitude of Saints fans going into the 2017 season. Plus, a look at Emeril Lagasse's restaurant Meril. FOOTBALL With five weeks to go until Saints training camp starts, usually in the summer months Who-Dat Nation is chatting up "This could be the year talk." That's usually, but in 2017 that's not the case. First off Vegas is ho-hum on the Saints in 2017. Their predicted win total for the Black and Gold is eight. Well...more>>
  • FFF: Why Odell Beckham, Jr. is making a great financial decision

    FFF: Why Odell Beckham, Jr. is making a great financial decision

    Odell Beckham, Jr. is skipping OTA's, and it's the right  move. . (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Odell Beckham, Jr. is skipping OTA's, and it's the right move. . (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    In this edition of FFF I weigh in Odell Beckham, Jr. bailing on OTA's, and what to make of a saturated New Orleans restaurant scene. FOOTBALL The biggest non-story of the summer in the NFL is easily the practice habits of Odell Beckham, Jr. The former Newman Greenie and LSU Tiger skipped voluntary OTA's for the Giants, and the national media are "losing it" because of his absence.  These practices are "voluntary." He's not getting fined for missing these wo...more>>
    In this edition of FFF I weigh in Odell Beckham, Jr. bailing on OTA's, and what to make of a saturated New Orleans restaurant scene. FOOTBALL The biggest non-story of the summer in the NFL is easily the practice habits of Odell Beckham, Jr. The former Newman Greenie and LSU Tiger skipped voluntary OTA's for the Giants, and the national media are "losing it" because of his absence.  These practices are "voluntary." He's not getting fined for missing these wo...more>>
  • FFF: Brees ready for the 'competition' of OTA's

    FFF: Brees ready for the 'competition' of OTA's

    Drew Brees and the Saints begin OTA's this week. (Mark LaGrange)Drew Brees and the Saints begin OTA's this week. (Mark LaGrange)

    In this edition of FFF we catch up with Drew Brees as OTA's start for the Saints. Plus, what the closing of Primitivo means for Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. 

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    In this edition of FFF we catch up with Drew Brees as OTA's start for the Saints. Plus, what the closing of Primitivo means for Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. 

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  • FFF: 5-stars in high school, doesn't mean success in NFL Draft

    FFF: 5-stars in high school, doesn't mean success in NFL Draft

    Speedy Noil was a five-star recruit coming out of Edna Karr. (Source: Nola.com)Speedy Noil was a five-star recruit coming out of Edna Karr. (Source: Nola.com)

    In this space last time out, I broke down how tough it is to pick a star quarterback in the NFL draft. For every Tom Brady there's a JaMarcus Russell.

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    In this space last time out, I broke down how tough it is to pick a star quarterback in the NFL draft. For every Tom Brady there's a JaMarcus Russell

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  • Juan's World: Bring on AP

    Juan's World: Bring on AP

    Welcome in to Juan's World where I'm happy with the Saints newest addition.

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where I'm happy with the Saints newest addition.

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  • FFF: Drafting a franchise QB can involve some luck

    FFF: Drafting a franchise QB can involve some luck

    JaMarcus Russell was considered a can't-miss QB when the Oakland Raiders drafted him in 2007. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)JaMarcus Russell was considered a can't-miss QB when the Oakland Raiders drafted him in 2007. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

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    For the first time in ten years, I'll be covering the NFL Draft this week in Philadelphia. Back in 2007, the big story was former LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell going first overall to the Oakland Raiders. 

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  • Football, Fùtbol, Food: Should the Saints take Fournette if available?

    Football, Fùtbol, Food: Should the Saints take Fournette if available?

    Fournette is projected to go in the top ten of the NFL Draft. Source: Mark LaGrangeFournette is projected to go in the top ten of the NFL Draft. Source: Mark LaGrange

    FOOTBALL Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette is projected by many mock drafts to be picked in the top ten. He dropped the "water weight" from the NFL Combine, and now weighs in at 228 pounds. The Jaguars (4th pick) and the Panthers (8th pick) could be nice landing spots for the St. Augustine alum. But, he could drop, it happens, just ask Aaron Rodgers.  The Saints pick at #11 in the first round. So if Fournette was still available at the Saints spot, should they...

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    FOOTBALL Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette is projected by many mock drafts to be picked in the top ten. He dropped the "water weight" from the NFL Combine, and now weighs in at 228 pounds. The Jaguars (4th pick) and the Panthers (8th pick) could be nice landing spots for the St. Augustine alum. But, he could drop, it happens, just ask Aaron Rodgers.  The Saints pick at #11 in the first round. So if Fournette was still available at the Saints spot, should they...

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  • NOLA Ice: Stanley Cup Playoffs preview

    NOLA Ice: Stanley Cup Playoffs preview

    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    It has been 15 years since New Orleans saw professional hockey in town and while that drought has no end in sight, there is plenty to be excited for on the ice as the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs crank up Wednesday night. 

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    It has been 15 years since New Orleans saw professional hockey in town and while that drought has no end in sight, there is plenty to be excited for on the ice as the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs crank up Wednesday night. 

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  • Saints free agent film study: Ted Ginn, Jr.

    Saints free agent film study: Ted Ginn, Jr.

    Ginn is still one of the fastest players in the NFL (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).Ginn is still one of the fastest players in the NFL (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune).
    Ted Ginn, Jr. WR Contract 3 years/ $11 million Strengths: Speed- At 31, Ginn can still fly and is showing no signs of slowing down. In their Thursday night game against the Saints, Ginn dealt the Saints a devastating blow when he ran a deep post before halftime. Craig Robertson attempted to drop in coverage but was not match for Ginn who caught the ball just falling out of bounds. Against Oakland, Ginn was  once again in the slot with a defender playing eight yards...more>>
    Ted Ginn, Jr. WR Contract 3 years/ $11 million Strengths: Speed- At 31, Ginn can still fly and is showing no signs of slowing down. In their Thursday night game against the Saints, Ginn dealt the Saints a devastating blow when he ran a deep post before halftime. Craig Robertson attempted to drop in coverage but was not match for Ginn who caught the ball just falling out of bounds. Against Oakland, Ginn was  once again in the slot with a defender playing eight yards...more>>
  • Football, Fútbol, Food: Faith in the Saints could win you big money in Vegas

    Football, Fútbol, Food: Faith in the Saints could win you big money in Vegas

    Malcolm Butler (AP Photo)Malcolm Butler (AP Photo)

    Patriots Owner Robert Kraft told the assembled media at the NFL Owners' Meetings words no Saints fan wants to hear on cornerback Malcolm Butler:

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    Patriots Owner Robert Kraft told the assembled media at the NFL Owners' Meetings words no Saints fan wants to hear on cornerback Malcolm Butler:

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  • Report: Brandin Cooks at center of trade discussions

    Report: Brandin Cooks at center of trade discussions

    Cooks leaped onto our list of top five best bargains on Saints roster in 2015Cooks leaped onto our list of top five best bargains on Saints roster in 2015

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks could be on the trading block.

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    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks could be on the trading block.

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  • QB Brandon Harris transferring from LSU

    (Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) Brandon Harris will transfer from LSU.(Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune) Brandon Harris will transfer from LSU.
    Brandon Harris is transferring from LSU, he announced Monday. Harris made the announcement on his twitter page. "After consulting with Coach O and family, I've decided the best decision for me and my future is to transfer away from LSU. Coach O has given me a FULL release. I look forward to finishing school and graduating and finding the best place to further my education and playing career next season. To my teammates who I shared a bond with it's been fun & special, I look...more>>
    Brandon Harris is transferring from LSU, he announced Monday. Harris made the announcement on his twitter page. "After consulting with Coach O and family, I've decided the best decision for me and my future is to transfer away from LSU. Coach O has given me a FULL release. I look forward to finishing school and graduating and finding the best place to further my education and playing career next season. To my teammates who I shared a bond with it's been fun & special, I look...more>>
  • Football, Fútbol, Food: Super Bowl edition

    Football, Fútbol, Food: Super Bowl edition

    Tom Brady is primed to grab his fifth Super Bowl trophy. (FOX 8 photo)Tom Brady is primed to grab his fifth Super Bowl trophy. (FOX 8 photo)

    FOOTBALL Super Bowl prediction time here on Football, Fútbol, Food. I know Saints fans don't want to see a Falcons victory, and I believe their hopes and dreams will come true. 

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    FOOTBALL Super Bowl prediction time here on Football, Fútbol, Food. I know Saints fans don't want to see a Falcons victory, and I believe their hopes and dreams will come true. 

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  • Hagan's House: Late-night tennis is where it's at

    Hagan's House: Late-night tennis is where it's at

    Source: (Flickr commons Rexness)Source: (Flickr commons Rexness)

    Personally, it’s one of my favorite times of the sports year. NFL playoff football, NBA basketball, NCAA basketball and Australian Open tennis all happening at the same time. 

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    Personally, it’s one of my favorite times of the sports year. NFL playoff football, NBA basketball, NCAA basketball and Australian Open tennis all happening at the same time. 

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  • The Extra Point: Fantasy football round-up

    The Extra Point: Fantasy football round-up

    It’s not hard to pick out the best quarterback, running back or receiver values, but as it is every year, there were some pleasant and unpleasant surprises. Whether they came via the draft or waiver wire, some picks were truly boom or bust.

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    It’s not hard to pick out the best quarterback, running back or receiver values, but as it is every year, there were some pleasant and unpleasant surprises. Whether they came via the draft or waiver wire, some picks were truly boom or bust.

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  • The Extra Point: Sit or Start, Week 16

    The Extra Point: Sit or Start, Week 16

    It’s fantasy football championship week, and it’s only fitting that it’s one of the toughest weeks of the year. From a depleted pool of waiver wire pickups to crushing injuries league-wide, it’s very tough to find that winning combination sometimes. 

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    It’s fantasy football championship week, and it’s only fitting that it’s one of the toughest weeks of the year. From a depleted pool of waiver wire pickups to crushing injuries league-wide, it’s very tough to find that winning combination sometimes. 

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  • The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 14

    The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 14

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    It’s playoff time! And while I hate deviating from a plan that works and shaking up the lineup too much, sometimes you’ve got to make a little change as injuries stack up and new roles develop with different teams. 

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    It’s playoff time! And while I hate deviating from a plan that works and shaking up the lineup too much, sometimes you’ve got to make a little change as injuries stack up and new roles develop with different teams. 

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  • FOOTBALL, FÙTBOL, FOOD: Tom Benson's best franchise is GMB Racing now

    FOOTBALL, FÙTBOL, FOOD: Tom Benson's best franchise is GMB Racing now

    Tom's Ready and Mo Tom represented GMB Racing in the Kentucky Derby. Source: Nola.comTom's Ready and Mo Tom represented GMB Racing in the Kentucky Derby. Source: Nola.com
    FOOTBALL   The Saints and Pelicans easily make the most money for Tom Benson, but it's his horse racing operation, GMB Racing, that's now the most successful of his three franchises.    Thursday night, the Pelicans' playoff chances took a massive hit losing to the lowly Sixers. I know it's only 23 games into the season, but you don't lose to a squad with four wins entering the contest, and nursing a 23-game road losing streak. Alvin Gentry's coaching seat is on fire, ma...more>>
    FOOTBALL   The Saints and Pelicans easily make the most money for Tom Benson, but it's his horse racing operation, GMB Racing, that's now the most successful of his three franchises.    Thursday night, the Pelicans' playoff chances took a massive hit losing to the lowly Sixers. I know it's only 23 games into the season, but you don't lose to a squad with four wins entering the contest, and nursing a 23-game road losing streak. Alvin Gentry's coaching seat is on fire, ma...more>>
  • Juan's World: Keeping the faith....kinda

    Photo by Mark LagrangePhoto by Mark Lagrange

    Welcome in to Juan's World and I'm gonna keep this brief. It's hard 'keeping the faith' when it comes to the Saints. What they do one week to draw us in, they completely push us away the 'next' week by doing the opposite.

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    Welcome in to Juan's World and I'm gonna keep this brief. It's hard 'keeping the faith' when it comes to the Saints. What they do one week to draw us in, they completely push us away the 'next' week by doing the opposite.

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  • After Further Review: Bad look for Sean Payton in Sunday's loss

    After Further Review: Bad look for Sean Payton in Sunday's loss

    Photo by Mark LagrangePhoto by Mark Lagrange

    Welcome to the mediocre world of the New Orleans Saints. One that goes above and beyond to settle a score with a former employee one week. Then completely forgets to show up against a playoff team the next.

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    Welcome to the mediocre world of the New Orleans Saints. One that goes above and beyond to settle a score with a former employee one week. Then completely forgets to show up against a playoff team the next.

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  • The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 13

    The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 13

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The playoffs are upon us. You’ve either begun or are about to begin your run to the money! In a crucial week with the Titans (a fantasy football gold mine) on bye, here are a few moves to consider. 

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    The playoffs are upon us. You’ve either begun or are about to begin your run to the money! In a crucial week with the Titans (a fantasy football gold mine) on bye, here are a few moves to consider. 

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  • Juan's World: Coach O named Tigers full time head football coach

    Juan's World: Coach O named Tigers full time head football coach

    Ed Orgeron (Source: Mark Lagrange)Ed Orgeron (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    Welcome in to Juan's World where over the last 48 hours everybody showed their hand in regards to LSU's head coaching position. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where over the last 48 hours everybody showed their hand in regards to LSU's head coaching position. 

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  • Hagan's House: Joe Alleva legacy rests in Orgeron's hand

    Hagan's House: Joe Alleva legacy rests in Orgeron's hand

    Saturday, November 26 2016 12:50 PM EST2016-11-26 17:50:07 GMT
    LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva.. Source: Nola.comLSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva.. Source: Nola.com

    12 long months ago, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva and LSU President F. King Alexander botched the firing of Les Miles and probably a chance to hire Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, only to waste a golden opportunity of a season and hire their defensive line coach to replace Miles.

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    12 long months ago, LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva and LSU President F. King Alexander botched the firing of Les Miles and probably a chance to hire Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, only to waste a golden opportunity of a season and hire their defensive line coach to replace Miles.

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  • After Further Review: Plan 'B' should be Plan 'O' for LSU

    Coach Orgeron should be a high priority in LSU's coaching search. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)Coach Orgeron should be a high priority in LSU's coaching search. (Photo by Brett Duke, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Joe Alleva is absolutely correct in reportedly wanting Jimbo as his top guy. But what happens if Jimbo doesn’t want to be that guy? That’s where things would appear to be complicated. But should be real simple. Stick with Ed Orgeron.

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    Joe Alleva is absolutely correct in reportedly wanting Jimbo as his top guy. But what happens if Jimbo doesn’t want to be that guy? That’s where things would appear to be complicated. But should be real simple. Stick with Ed Orgeron.

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  • The Extra Point: Start or sit Week 11

    The Extra Point: Start or sit Week 11

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Either you’re right around the corner from the playoffs or just starting them in your fantasy league. But either way, it’s time to scour the waiver wire and/or make those pivotal decisions that will get you the next win. 

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    Either you’re right around the corner from the playoffs or just starting them in your fantasy league. But either way, it’s time to scour the waiver wire and/or make those pivotal decisions that will get you the next win. 

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  • The Extra Point: Start or Sit Week 10

    The Extra Point: Start or Sit Week 10

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    We just survived one of the worst bye weeks of the season, and if you were good enough to win last week, congratulations.

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    We just survived one of the worst bye weeks of the season, and if you were good enough to win last week, congratulations.

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  • The Extra Point: Start or Sit Week 9

    The Extra Point: Start or Sit Week 9

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    This is an absolutely brutal bye week, to say the least. Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England and Washington have the week off. That means from Tom Brady to David Johnson and A.J. Green, some of the league’s most productive players at the position, and the bread-winners of your fantasy team, won’t be there. Time to take advantage of the favorable matchups and pray.

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    This is an absolutely brutal bye week, to say the least. Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England and Washington have the week off. That means from Tom Brady to David Johnson and A.J. Green, some of the league’s most productive players at the position, and the bread-winners of your fantasy team, won’t be there. Time to take advantage of the favorable matchups and pray.

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  • Football, Fútbol, Food: The very thin line between wins and losses in the NFL, and the best spots for steaks

    Football, Fútbol, Food: The very thin line between wins and losses in the NFL, and the best spots for steaks

    The Saints 2-4 record could be better if mistakes were cut to a minimum. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)The Saints 2-4 record could be better if mistakes were cut to a minimum. (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    In the NFC, 8 of 16 teams possess records either a game above .500, at .500, or a game below .500 in the standings. For Saints fans holding on to playoff dreams, this is fantastic news. 

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    In the NFC, 8 of 16 teams possess records either a game above .500, at .500, or a game below .500 in the standings. For Saints fans holding on to playoff dreams, this is fantastic news. 

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  • The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 7

    The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 7

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    It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached week seven, and hopefully in your fantasy league, you’ve started to separate yourself from the pack. It’s all about just getting into the playoffs. Anything can happen from there. As for the present, week seven brings another challenge with bye weeks.

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    It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached week seven, and hopefully in your fantasy league, you’ve started to separate yourself from the pack. It’s all about just getting into the playoffs. Anything can happen from there. As for the present, week seven brings another challenge with bye weeks.

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  • Football, Fútbol, Food: NFL GM's need quarterbacks to survive, and English soccer gets an American coach

    Football, Fútbol, Food: NFL GM's need quarterbacks to survive, and English soccer gets an American coach

    Ryan Pace and Mickey Loomis know the importance of a big-time quarterback running their team. Source: Nola.comRyan Pace and Mickey Loomis know the importance of a big-time quarterback running their team. Source: Nola.com
    FOOTBALL The NFL always has been and always will be a quarterback league. If you have a great quarterback, you can win a title, or multiple titles (Belichick with Patriots). No QB, probably no job long term (Belichick with Browns). Mickey Loomis took over as general manager of the Saints in 2002. In the four years before Drew Brees, the Saints’ record was 28-36. The Aaron Brooks and the Todd Bouman’s of the world just won't get you...more>>
    FOOTBALL The NFL always has been and always will be a quarterback league. If you have a great quarterback, you can win a title, or multiple titles (Belichick with Patriots). No QB, probably no job long term (Belichick with Browns). Mickey Loomis took over as general manager of the Saints in 2002. In the four years before Drew Brees, the Saints’ record was 28-36. The Aaron Brooks and the Todd Bouman’s of the world just won't get you...more>>
  • Jim Henderson’s Black and Gold Breakdown: Saints vs Panthers

    Jim Henderson’s Black and Gold Breakdown: Saints vs Panthers

    Thursday, October 13 2016 5:38 PM EDT2016-10-13 21:38:24 GMT
    FOX 8 GraphicFOX 8 Graphic

    You won’t get much sympathy from Saints fans when you play without some starters out with injuries. But when two of the five starters you were missing as the Panthers were on a Monday night home loss to Tampa Bay include your quarterback/NFL MVP and top running back, it’s bound to make a difference. 

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    You won’t get much sympathy from Saints fans when you play without some starters out with injuries. But when two of the five starters you were missing as the Panthers were on a Monday night home loss to Tampa Bay include your quarterback/NFL MVP and top running back, it’s bound to make a difference. 

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  • The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 6

    The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 6

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    As we enter week six, one thing has become pretty clear. It’s not the year of the fantasy football running back. 

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    As we enter week six, one thing has become pretty clear. It’s not the year of the fantasy football running back. 

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  • The Extra Point: Sit or start Week 5

    The Extra Point: Sit or start Week 5

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    We dive deeper in the bye weeks, which means you’ll have to dive deeper into your bench. 

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    We dive deeper in the bye weeks, which means you’ll have to dive deeper into your bench. 

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  • Juan's World: Saints defense turns back Chargers

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)(Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Welcome into Juan's World where I'm pondering this. Seven minutes, three turnovers. It's the kind of script that losing teams usually follow. And they did. San Diego did. Not the Saints. They were the ones putting together these kind of late-game heroics.

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    Welcome into Juan's World where I'm pondering this. Seven minutes, three turnovers. It's the kind of script that losing teams usually follow. And they did. San Diego did. Not the Saints. They were the ones putting together these kind of late-game heroics.

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  • After Further Review: Saints beat Chargers, reporter learns his lesson

    After Further Review: Saints beat Chargers, reporter learns his lesson

    FOX 8 photoFOX 8 photo

    I know better. At around the eight minute mark of the fourth quarter, I had my post game script written. The Saints had just punted the ball back to the Chargers down, 34-21 and were well on their way to an 0-4 start. 

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    I know better. At around the eight minute mark of the fourth quarter, I had my post game script written. The Saints had just punted the ball back to the Chargers down, 34-21 and were well on their way to an 0-4 start. 

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  • Football, Fùtbol, Food: Alleva has one choice for LSU job, Tom Herman

    Football, Fùtbol, Food: Alleva has one choice for LSU job, Tom Herman

    Joe Alleva focus should be solely on Tom Herman. Source: Nola.comJoe Alleva focus should be solely on Tom Herman. Source: Nola.com
    Football LSU athletic director Joe Alleva can end his search now for a new head coach. It's one person only, Tom Herman. The Houston head coach is 1 and 1A on the list.    For goodness' sake, Herman is making University of Houston football relevant again. I don't recall paying attention to the Cougs since the run-and-shoot's offensive heyday run by Andre Ware and David Klingler.   He's a flat-out winner to start. Under Herman, the Cougars are 18-1. Plus, he's an offens...more>>
    Football LSU athletic director Joe Alleva can end his search now for a new head coach. It's one person only, Tom Herman. The Houston head coach is 1 and 1A on the list.    For goodness' sake, Herman is making University of Houston football relevant again. I don't recall paying attention to the Cougs since the run-and-shoot's offensive heyday run by Andre Ware and David Klingler.   He's a flat-out winner to start. Under Herman, the Cougars are 18-1. Plus, he's an offens...more>>
  • The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 4

    The Extra Point: Sit or Start Week 4

    Let me start out by saying that no one’s more excited to see Saints TE Coby Fleener finally produce than me. Not only do I have have him in one of my leagues, but I was risking a lot of credibility vouching for his future fantasy football production.

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    Let me start out by saying that no one’s more excited to see Saints TE Coby Fleener finally produce than me. Not only do I have have him in one of my leagues, but I was risking a lot of credibility vouching for his future fantasy football production.

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  • Saints continue painful start to season

    Saints continue painful start to season

    Welcome and Juan's world where, if you've noticed, I like to wait 24 hours before dropping an opinion on the Saints. I feel like I should preface my first statement by saying they're not what we thought they would be.

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    Welcome and Juan's world where, if you've noticed, I like to wait 24 hours before dropping an opinion on the Saints. I feel like I should preface my first statement by saying they're not what we thought they would be.

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  • Hagan's House: LSU's Ed Orgeron talks the talk

    Hagan's House: LSU's Ed Orgeron talks the talk

    But can he walk the walk? The Tigers' interim head coach Ed Orgeron said all of the right things, but executing them will be the tricky part.

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    But can he walk the walk? The Tigers' interim head coach Ed Orgeron said all of the right things, but executing them will be the tricky part.

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  • After Further Review: What I'll always remember about Sept. 25, 2006

    After Further Review: What I'll always remember about Sept. 25, 2006

    I don't recall exactly how I got the job. Such was life for me in the six years between graduating from college and actually getting a full-time job covering sports. I paid my dues during the days and

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    I don't recall exactly how I got the job. Such was life for me in the six years between graduating from college and actually getting a full-time job covering sports. I paid my dues during the days and picked up whatever side jobs I could whenever possible. So when the opportunity came to be one of the guys that shot confetti outside of the Superdome for the re-opening, I jumped at the chance. 

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  • Juan's World: The Saints are 0-2. How bad is dat?

    Juan's World: The Saints are 0-2. How bad is dat?

    Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Welcome in to Juan's World where for the third straight year, Saints fans are being asked by 'their' team to BELIEVE. Believe that they're gonna be able to turn this season around. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where for the third straight year, Saints fans are being asked by 'their' team to BELIEVE. Believe that they're gonna be able to turn this season around. 

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  • Saints fall to Giants on the road, 16-13

    Saints fall to Giants on the road, 16-13

    FOX 8 graphicFOX 8 graphic

    The Saints defense played an outstanding game keeping the Giants offense out of the endzone, but it wasn't enough as New Orleans loses on the road, 16-13.

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    The Saints defense played an outstanding game keeping the Giants offense out of the endzone, but it wasn't enough as New Orleans loses on the road, 16-13.

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  • Football, Fútbol, Food: Loyalty will ultimately be Les Miles undoing

    Football, Fútbol, Food: Loyalty will ultimately be Les Miles undoing

    Les Miles decision making has come into question over his offensive coordinator and quarterback. Source: Nola.com I Times-PicayuneLes Miles decision making has come into question over his offensive coordinator and quarterback. Source: Nola.com I Times-Picayune

    Football Loyalty is a strong trait to possess, and commands respect amongst your peers.

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    Football Loyalty is a strong trait to possess, and commands respect amongst your peers.

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  • The Extra Point: The Wide Receiver Dilemma

    The Extra Point: The Wide Receiver Dilemma

    Photo by Mark LagrangePhoto by Mark Lagrange

    The best part about the start of the new fantasy football season is seeing new stars emerge and sometimes replace the top fantasy earners of the past. The worst part about the start of the new fantasy football season is seeing the new stars emerge and sometimes replace the top fantasy earners of the past.

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    The best part about the start of the new fantasy football season is seeing new stars emerge and sometimes replace the top fantasy earners of the past. The worst part about the start of the new fantasy football season is seeing the new stars emerge and sometimes replace the top fantasy earners of the past.

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  • The Extra Point: Week 1 review

    The Extra Point: Week 1 review

    Saints WR Willie Snead pulls in a pass from Drew Brees during the Saints overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Mark Lagrange)Saints WR Willie Snead pulls in a pass from Drew Brees during the Saints overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Mark Lagrange)

    Week one, as always in fantasy football, came with its ups and downs and a fair share of surprises. That includes teams league-wide and locally with the Saints. 

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    Week one, as always in fantasy football, came with its ups and downs and a fair share of surprises. That includes teams league-wide and locally with the Saints. 

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  • Saints fall to Raiders 35-34

    Saints fall to Raiders 35-34

    Sunday, September 11 2016 5:08 PM EDT2016-09-11 21:08:54 GMT
    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    Oakland gambled with a 2-point conversion that David Carr converted with a pass to Michael Crabtree for the winning points with 47 seconds left to help the Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints 35-34 on Sunday.

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    Oakland gambled with a 2-point conversion that David Carr converted with a pass to Michael Crabtree for the winning points with 47 seconds left to help the Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints 35-34 on Sunday.

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  • Football, Fútbol, Food

    Football, Fútbol, Food

    Source: Nola.com I Times-Picayune, Adam Biderman, and Leicester City FC.Source: Nola.com I Times-Picayune, Adam Biderman, and Leicester City FC.

    Some interesting Saints information in 'All or Nothing' documentary covering the Arizona Cardinals

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    Some interesting Saints information in 'All or Nothing' documentary covering the Arizona Cardinals

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  • Football, Futbol, Food: Saints first four are vital, agents making bank, a new sandwich spot

    Football, Futbol, Food: Saints first four are vital, agents making bank, a new sandwich spot

    (Source: WVUE)(Source: WVUE)

    Expectations for the Saints are low if you listen to national pundits

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    Expectations for the Saints are low if you listen to national pundits

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  • Football, Fútbol, Food: Polls, Premier League, Part & Parcel

    Football, Fútbol, Food: Polls, Premier League, Part & Parcel

    (Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)(Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    Polls go for more hype than substance the naysayers point out

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    Polls go for more hype than substance the naysayers point out

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  • FOOTBALL, FÚTBOL, FOOD: LSU drops big-time in my AP Poll, and how to avoid the big lines at Parkway.

    FOOTBALL, FÚTBOL, FOOD: LSU drops big-time in my AP Poll, and how to avoid the big lines at Parkway.

    (Sources: Nola.com I Times-Picayune, Fox 8, and Parkway Bakery Instagram)(Sources: Nola.com I Times-Picayune, Fox 8, and Parkway Bakery Instagram)

    LSU drops big-time in my AP Poll, and how to avoid the big lines at Parkway. FOOTBALL I woke up Sunday morning in a Green Bay-area hotel with a feeling of disbelief. I kept asking myself, how did I

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    LSU drops big-time in my AP Poll, and how to avoid the big lines at Parkway

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  • The Extra Point: Week 1

    The Extra Point: Week 1

    (Source: Mark Lagrange)(Source: Mark Lagrange)

    The Extra Point Week 1 The goal of The Extra Point is to, indeed, get you that extra point whether it be your kicker, defense or running back that falls forward one more yard and gives you that win to get into the playoffs or more importantly, get you bragging rights. 

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    The Extra Point Week 1 The goal of The Extra Point is to, indeed, get you that extra point whether it be your kicker, defense or running back that falls forward one more yard and gives you that win to get into the playoffs or more importantly, get you bragging rights. 

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  • After Further Review: Rankins dazzles in Saints-Patriots practice

    After Further Review: Rankins dazzles in Saints-Patriots practice

    Source: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneSource: Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

    Sheldon Rankins has had a very good camp thus far, but on Tuesday, Rankins was magnificent.

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    Sheldon Rankins has had a very good camp thus far, but on Tuesday, Rankins was magnificent.

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  • After Further Review: Latest Saints 53-man roster projection

    After Further Review: Latest Saints 53-man roster projection

    (FOX 8 Photo) Ranking the Saints: #19 C.J. Spiller.(FOX 8 Photo) Ranking the Saints: #19 C.J. Spiller.

    An unexpected break in a very physical training camp provided the perfect opportunity for a Saints’ roster projection. Preseason games could shake this up drastically

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    An unexpected break in a very physical training camp provided the perfect opportunity for a Saints’ roster projection. Preseason games could shake this up drastically, but as of now here’s my view of the 53

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  • After Further Review: Brees struggles, defense dominates Saints Saturday practice

    After Further Review: Brees struggles, defense dominates Saints Saturday practice

    (Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)(Source: David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    When we look back at of some of the best performances of the illustrious career of Drew Brees, practice nine of Saints training camp 2016 will not be a part of the highlight reel. In what may been his worst performance at a camp practice ever, Brees was stifled by the Saints’ defense and threw four interceptions. The biggest question post-

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    When we look back at of some of the best performances of the illustrious career of Drew Brees, practice nine of Saints training camp 2016 will not be a part of the highlight reel. In what may been his worst performance at a camp practice ever, Brees was stifled by the Saints’ defense and threw four interceptions. The biggest question post-

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  • After Further Review: Assessing the Saints through eight practices

    After Further Review: Assessing the Saints through eight practices

    We may not have technically hit the midway point of the entire Saints’ training camp but we are officially on the back half of our time here in West Virginia. With that in mind,  now feels

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    We may not have technically hit the midway point of the entire Saints’ training camp, but we are officially on the back half of our time here in West Virginia.

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  • After Further Review: Sacks & PBUs highlight Saints practice #5 and other observations

    After Further Review: Sacks & PBUs highlight Saints practice #5 and other observations

    FOX 8 graphicFOX 8 graphic

    Five practices in, we’ve officially transitioned into a new phase of training camp. The newness has worn off while the end is nowhere near in site.

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    Five practices in, we’ve officially transitioned into a new phase of training camp. The newness has worn off while the end is nowhere near in site.

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  • After Further Review: Secondary shines, Grayson rebounds and other observations from Saints practice four

    After Further Review: Secondary shines, Grayson rebounds and other observations from Saints practice four

    (FOX 8)(FOX 8)

    It was another grueling session for the second day of pads for the Saints.

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    It was another grueling session for the second day of pads for the Saints. 

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  • Football, Fútbol, Food

    Football, Fútbol, Food

    Source: GMB Racing, Root Instagram, USA Soccer.Source: GMB Racing, Root Instagram, USA Soccer.

    Gayle and Tom Benson horses, a movement to can the U.S. men's soccer coach and a creative social media campaign to get the word out about a local restaurant

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    Gayle and Tom Benson horses, a movement to can the U.S. men's soccer coach and a creative social media campaign to get the word out about a local restaurant

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  • Football, Fútbol, Food

    Football, Fútbol, Food

    In this space I'll talk all things "football, fútbol, food." Which means a heavy dose of: Saints, LSU, Tulane, soccer around the world, and go in-depth with the chefs and owners of crescent city restaurants. more>>
    In this space I'll talk all things "football, fútbol, food." Which means a heavy dose of: Saints, LSU, Tulane, soccer around the world, and go in-depth with the chefs and owners of crescent city restaurants. more>>
  • After Further Review: Robertson & Williams flash and other Saints mini camp Day 1

    After Further Review: Robertson & Williams flash and other Saints mini camp Day 1

    Source: Kyle EncarSource: Kyle Encar

    Recognizing Robertson Craig Robertson had another impressive practice Tuesday. Robertson had two pass break-ups as he spent the majority of the day with the first team. This is the second consecutive

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    Thoughts on Saints mini camp

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  • Juan: Atlanta Tops New Orleans for Super Bowl LIII

    Juan: Atlanta Tops New Orleans for Super Bowl LIII

    New Orleans last hosted a Super Bowl in 2013. (Source: Flickr Commons)New Orleans last hosted a Super Bowl in 2013. (Source: Flickr Commons)

    Call it a sign. Atlanta being awarded Super Bowl 53 over New Orleans came down to one thing. Stadium.

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    Call it a sign. Atlanta being awarded Super Bowl 53 over New Orleans came down to one thing. Stadium.

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  • Juan's World: A difficult week for Saints fans

    Juan's World: A difficult week for Saints fans

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 1:38 PM EDT2016-04-12 17:38:50 GMT
    Former Saints defensive end Will Smith and his wife were shot multiple times Saturday (Source: Mark LaGrange)Former Saints defensive end Will Smith and his wife were shot multiple times Saturday (Source: Mark LaGrange)

    What a difficult 72 hours it's been for Louisiana football fans.

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    What a difficult 72 hours it's been for Louisiana football fans.

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  • Juan's World: Losing A Leader

    Juan's World: Losing A Leader

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 10:42 PM EST2016-03-09 03:42:12 GMT

    Welcome in to Juan's World where I've been disappointed again with a decision made by one of our professional sports franchises.

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where I've been disappointed again with a decision made by one of our professional sports franchises.

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  • Juan's World: The sheriff exits stage left

    Juan's World: The sheriff exits stage left

    Love him or hate him, you have to respect what Peyton Manning did for the game. You have to admire his approach to the game. more>>

    Love him or hate him, you have to respect what Peyton Manning did for the game. You have to admire his approach to the game.

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  • Hagan's House: Last chance for the Tigers

    Hagan's House: Last chance for the Tigers

    Monday, February 22 2016 8:15 PM EST2016-02-23 01:15:18 GMT
    With four games left in the regular season, there’s no question that this is the Tigers last chance to prove they’re worthy of more than just the NIT. more>>

    With four games left in the regular season, there’s no question that this is the Tigers last chance to prove they’re worthy of more than just the NIT.

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  • Hagan's House: Cam Newton missed his chance

    Hagan's House: Cam Newton missed his chance

    Monday, February 8 2016 6:39 PM EST2016-02-08 23:39:33 GMT

    Cam Newton missed his chance to close the book on his critics and show he’s matured.

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    Cam Newton missed his chance to close the book on his critics and show he’s matured.

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  • Juan's World: Black and gold get thrilling win on 'All Saints Day'

    Juan's World: Black and gold get thrilling win on 'All Saints Day'

    Photo by Mark LagrangePhoto by Mark Lagrange
    In Juan's World on this All Saints Day, I can't help but be thankful for what I just saw. more>>
    In Juan's World on this All Saints Day, I can't help but be thankful for what I just saw. more>>
  • Juan's World: Mauti's exceptional punt block

    Juan's World: Mauti's exceptional punt block

    Friday, October 16 2015 5:00 PM EDT2015-10-16 21:00:36 GMT
    (Source: Mark Lagrange)(Source: Mark Lagrange)
    A funny thing happened while I watching last night's Saints/Falcons game from the comfort of my own couch.more>>
    A funny thing happened while I watching last night's Saints/Falcons game from the comfort of my own couch.more>>
  • After Further Review: Lopsided losses make this slow start different for Saints

    After Further Review: Lopsided losses make this slow start different for Saints

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski racked up a 116 yards receiving and a TD against the Saints defense. (Source: Mark Lagrange)Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski racked up a 116 yards receiving and a TD against the Saints defense. (Source: Mark Lagrange)

    At this point, the Saints at 0-2 should shock no one. September slow starts have become the norm for this team. The Saints are now 1-11 since 2014 in September games, and have followed an all-too-familiar script in why they can’t seem to get the job done early in the season. 

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    At this point, the Saints at 0-2 should shock no one. September slow starts have become the norm for this team. The Saints are now 1-11 since 2014 in September games, and have followed an all-too-familiar script in why they can’t seem to get the job done early in the season. 

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  • Juan's World: Snap, block, score...Broncos steal win in Dome

    Juan's World: Snap, block, score...Broncos steal win in Dome

    (FOX 8 photo)(FOX 8 photo)

    Welcome in to Juan's World where I stand by what I said on Twitter. The refs made the right call on Will Parks score on a blocked extra point. 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where I stand by what I said on Twitter. The refs made the right call on Will Parks score on a blocked extra point. 

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  • Juan's World: Saints hit the reset button after beating Panthers

    Saints Hit the Reset Button after Beating Panthers

    Source: Mark LagrangeSource: Mark Lagrange

    Welcome in to Juan's World where, if we truly break down the Saints win against the Panthers on Sunday, all it was was one win, right? When it happened, how it happened, against whom it happened mean the answer is an emphatic NO!!! 

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    Welcome in to Juan's World where, if we truly break down the Saints win against the Panthers on Sunday, all it was was one win, right? When it happened, how it happened, against whom it happened mean the answer is an emphatic NO!!! 

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