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.