Daily Special, April 27, 2012

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So…the draft started yesterday. Yes, it did, and I watched it. And there are basically three things to report:

1. The Saints had no pick in the first round.
2. A lot of trades went down.
3. So what?

This draft would be a difficult one to get up for, even without all the bounty shit. Being a Saints fan this offseason feels a lot like being an orphan standing outside in the snow, gazing through frosted windows at the warm, snug life inside, while shivering and weeping frozen tears…

…and plotting revenge. You’ll get yours, effete bourgeois pigs. When we hoist the Lombardi, it will be your turn to mourn.

In actual news, Lee Zurik of Fox8 (who remembers when 8 used to be ABC? Who remembers when it was PBS? Raise your hands…) has outed one Tim Landry as the informer behind the ESPN eavesdropping story. Apparently, Landry was employed by the Saints as a sound and electrical contractor until he wasn’t, and he left all his gruntlement behind when he was shown the door. Which is about the scenario that everyone figured on.

Ex-WWLer Kenny Wilkerson told Zurik that ESPN reporteroid John Barr contacted him earlier this year, trying to dig up any available dirt on the Saints, and Wilkerson (who apparently has little gruntlement himself) provided Barr with the phone numbers of several potential rats sources. One of those belonged to Landry.

That doesn’t mean that Landry is the rat. It doesn’t even mean that Landry (or whoever the rat is) is lying. Personally, I don’t put much credence in Barr’s story, for a number of reasons; but just because I don’t believe Barr doesn’t mean I do believe Zurik. I certainly hope that Landry is the guilty party—because I would hate to see what’s going to happen to him happen to an innocent man. But whatever winds up shaking out at the end of this sorry episode, I hope it serves as an object lesson in the way modern journalism leaves a trail of wreckage to mark its progress. But, probably not.

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  • SaintsW1nApril 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

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    Just wanted to say I enjoyed “effete bourgeois pigs”

    :-D

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    • PhilistineApril 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

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      Effete Bourgeois Pig is an excellent dish, best enjoyed with mint jelly, puréed sweet potato and a robust red wine.

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    • stujo4April 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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      Me too, until I looked up “effete” and found that it does not mean “effeminate”, or “acting like Paul Lynde”.

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      • HimselfApril 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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        Effete adjective. 1. lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent: an effete, overrefined society.

        Hmm…no need to get personal.

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  • AcadieApril 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

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    It is a great comfort, as we daily wade through said wreckage, to know that there are a few level-headed, clear-thinking men, such as our bartender here, who give us a forum where we can discuss these weighty issues in a dispassionate and rational manner. Decorum. That’s what makes us civilized.

    I just wish I knew for certain that there is comeuppance aplenty in store for these rats, and the journalists reporting the rats unsubstantiated allegations, and for that scum-sucking commissioner, and for the horse he rode in on. If not in this world, then in the next.

    But at least we have beer.

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    • HimselfApril 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

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      A beer it is. You look like…wait, let me guess…Kasteel! Yeah, a good, dark Belgian. And it’s on the house. You know, you’re kinda cute. You wanna fool around later?

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      • AcadieApril 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

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        Well, I wouldn’t want you to think I’m easy, but, you DID say Kasteel, right? Okay, I’m game.

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    • stujo4April 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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      I don’t think Commissioner Goodell relied on any unsubstantiated allegations. Do you?

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  • stujo4April 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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    Has everybody seen this already? I like crazy girls. She reminds me of kat and her friends. “…especially you guys in the Big Sky Conference.” HA!

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  • metrymanApril 28, 2012 at 2:18 am

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    NOLA Channels 4,6,8,12 & 26. That was life as we knew it. Interesting on the PBS Ch 8 to 12 swap 1970 had to wiki-it.

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