Daily Special, April 18, 2012

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SaintsWin is pissed off.

Yesterday, while I was busy missing everything, he posted a blistering indictment of the NFL, Roger Goodell, and his kennel of media lapdogs. Nothing really new here—it’s the same ridiculous conspiracy theory the nation has been scoffing at for the past couple months, the assholes—but an admirable summation of the case, and a fun read, too.

I guess that’s the way the NFL and its supine media executes things: “we decree, you reiterate, they thoughtlessly accept as dogma, while we perpetuate the stuffing of our fat, slimy coffers with those suckers’ hard-earned dollars.” And for those of us who don’t accept it? I guess it’s relegation to the fringes, paranoia and all.

Truth will out, brother. Goodell is going down over this. As I pointed out yesterday, everything they claim is true about Sean Payton applies equally to Goodell: the NFL knew, did nothing, blah blah blah. The league is trying to build a firebreak against concussion lawsuits, only to find out the wind is blowing toward headquarters. Oops.

In fact, I’m convinced that’s why it’s taking so long for the player suspensions to be announced. If they have solid evidence, why should it take this long? Because there is no solid evidence. And right now, what the league and Goodell want more than anything is for this whole thing to go away.

Meanwhile, Tom Benson has purchased the Hornets New Orleans basketball franchise. And announced a total makeover—name, uniforms, mascot, the works. A fresh start. And a major distraction, according to AngryWhoDat, from the real sports issues in New Orleans: Bountygate, and Drew Brees. And while I pretty much agree with everything AWD says here, I would add one more element: who cares? It’s basketball. It’s played in a room.

Meanwhile, the Saints schedule is out. Sean Payton can’t talk to anyone. Gregg Doyel, who understands the action on the field better than anyone, also understands the front office better than anyone. Who knew?

And he may just be close to getting his wish.

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  • David KellyApril 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

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    I totally agree about the player suspensions, but I guess that just makes me another paranoid Who Dat whiner. Someday the full facts and truth will come out, but the short memories of most people won’t allow them to connect the dots on the injustice that the Saints apparently walked right into. I’m not absolving them of all guilt, but Payton and everyone don’t deserve this very public character assassination that is clearly geared towards the league covering its fat, dollar-swollen ass on concussion lawsuits.

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  • cc58April 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm

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    Let me add it’s…

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  • stujo4April 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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    I can never read a blogger’s work all the way to the end. Make your point and get it over with already.

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    • SaintsW1nApril 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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      I understand. But developing the validity of a premise generally takes more than the brevity of a message board post.

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      • stujo4April 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

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        How about the self-indulgent wanking off before the premise development even begins? It takes one to know one and baby I know one when I read it.

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        • SaintsW1nApril 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

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          I’d argue most blogs are inherently self-indulgent so that kinda comes with the territory when wading into those murky waters. A well-heeled internet expert like yourself should be properly capable of getting to the crux and avoiding the non-essential, wanking prose.

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        • SaintsW1nApril 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm

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          And by the way Stu, I haven’t redthumbed you once. In fact, I’ve greened you twice. HIGH5!

          In case you give a shit.

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          • AcquiredPanicApril 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm

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            I just noticed we have dislike buttons when you said that. This is definitely a feature that needs to be instituted at CsC.

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            • The Angry Who DatApril 18, 2012 at 8:40 pm

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              No, it’s not. Bitching about negrep takes over entire threads sometimes at SR.

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              • stujo4April 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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                I don’t know what a negrep is but you came perilously close to starting a race riot there, mister.

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            • Doc BoudinApril 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm

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              Are you kidding? Stu would spend half of his life trying to find all of Mr. Dave’s comments to redthumb. And every CP comment would be something like 31 reds to 3 greens, the greens coming from whichever New England/Minnesota/Carolina fan happened to be trolling that day.

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              • stujo4April 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

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                The record shows that over the years (and it was years) I agreed with (and recommended) DC’s comments and fanposts many, many more times than I anti-rec’d and objected to them. That was the problem. I could not keep quiet about what I disliked. And if someone disliked my disliking, well there was probably an implication made that they were dumb. Because they probably were. In my head.

                I think it’s chickenshit to (I’m colorblind so I’m going with the thumb) give a thumbs down and not state why.

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                • Doc BoudinApril 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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                  Well, I don’t know about “chickenshit”, but I’d have to agree, I’m not a huge fan of the thumbs, and don’t see a real need for them on CSC.

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    • AcquiredPanicApril 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

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      It really just depends on how someone writes. Some bloggers are more entertaining than others.

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      • stujo4April 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

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        “entertaining”, in their heads.

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        • AcquiredPanicApril 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

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          Wang is pretty fucking funny but I have to read his articles in sections…..can’t read it all at once or it feels like I’m trying to watch the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy in one sitting.

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    • HimselfApril 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm

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      Stu has all the tolerance of a yellow jacket. “WHAT!? TWO PARAGRAPHS!? STING! STING!!!”

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      • stujo4April 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

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        That’s about right.

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      • AcquiredPanicApril 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

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        Well “STING STING” does fit the mold of a majority of Stu’s comments

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  • AcquiredPanicApril 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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    I’m extremely interested in what Benson comes up with for the Hornets makeover. If anyone knows how to market a team in New Orleans…..it’s him. I’ve heard the rumors of changing the team colors to black and gold which i think would be an excellent move. The Hornets haven’t had a Nola feel to them since they got here…..if they can be marketed to represent the city, the arena will be packed week in and week out.

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    • stujo4April 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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      >If anyone knows how to market a team in New Orleans…..it’s him.
      If by “market” you mean hiring a guy to sign checks for him, I guess. That VooDoo thing didn’t work out too well, but that might have been Rita’s baby. I don’t see any evidence that Tom knows anything but cars.

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      • stujo4April 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

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        I just reminded myself of FriarBob. My apologies.

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        • stujo4April 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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          Except I used 3 sentences instead of 3 fucking chapters. The End.

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          • SaintsW1nApril 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm

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            now that was legitimately funny :-D

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      • AcquiredPanicApril 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm

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        The Voodoo actually had a good team until Katrina……I’ve only watched one game since they came back and I just cannot get into arena football. The motion man that runs full speed at the line of scrimmage throws me off and I can’t even watch the game “properly”

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    • The Angry Who DatApril 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm

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      “The team hasn’t had a Nola feel to them…” Well, sure they have. A rebranding is a good thing, but I don’t see the necessity of black and gold. What’s inherently “Nola” about that? That’s a SAINTS thing, and the Team Soon To Be Formerly Known As The Hornets are a separate franchise.

      And personally, I think the colors are good – the Mardi Gras jerseys were fantastic.

      Don’t get me wrong – I wouldn’t have a problem with black and gold, I just don’t think it’s necessary.

      Now, look, this is called the Who Dat Social Club, and we’re talking basketball again. Damn you, Benson!

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      • AcquiredPanicApril 18, 2012 at 8:12 pm

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        I might be biased since 90% of my clothes are black. I felt like an eye sore when I left the house in one of those bright ass yellow jerseys.

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        • The Angry Who DatApril 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

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          I think you are biased, but that’s okay.

          I might be biased because 90% of the time I’m an eye sore.

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      • stujo4April 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm

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        >>the Mardi Gras jerseys
        I thought that was LSU. But I’m color blind. Never mind.

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  • The Angry Who DatApril 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm

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    Yellow Jackets, huh? Nah, that’s not much better than Hornets. I don’t like it. Wait, what?

    Anyway, yeah, SaintsWin made the Angry Who Dat seem quite the cheerful fella this morning. Hell of a writeup, especially the stuff after the first two paragraphs.

    And hey, what can I say? I’m a basketball fan, too. Never been too interested in the Hornets, because I was afraid they’d break my heart. Now, though, I’ll be a big _______ fan. But I promise to keep my posts 99% basketball free at least three quarters of the time.

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