Daily Special, July 14, 2012

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Who’s your daddy?

Last April, in the very first post at this blog, I wrote about Mickey Loomis, and the awesome offseason he was having. But I also pointed out that it would all mean nothing if he couldn’t re-sign Drew Brees—if he couldn’t “make the elephant in the room disappear.”

Well, he could. He did. Mickey Loomis is a fucking god. We’re going to have to start capitalizing every pronoun when referring to Him, because none of this would have happened without Him, and it will all end when He leaves.

Nah. That’s taking things too far. But I’m sure you get the idea. Loomis is either a magician, or he’s the luckiest bastard on the face of the Earth. I mean, somebody’s got to be, right? Why not Mickey? But there’s that whole suspension thing arguing against that interpretation, so I’m going with “magician.”

Remember how we were hard up against the cap? Well…we’re not anymore. We can sign just about anyone else we want. Every training camp, somebody gets cut who shouldn’t have been. Mayhap we get another good corner. Mayhap we Gronk up Jimmy Graham’s contract. We can do that now. Have faith in Mickey. Mickey will provide.

Of course, that’s not the only perspective on this. There’s also the asshole perspective. Like Jason Cole of Yahoo:

Loomis and Benson lacked the vision it took to win and only got it when they had the good fortune to hire Payton and sign Brees when he was damaged goods.

Yeah, it was all an accident. I guess Cole subscribes to the luck scenario. Then how does he explain the fact that until Drew had a team around him, he sat in the stands while lesser quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and the Manning boys won Super Bowls? And that team? Built by Mickey.

I would suggest to Cole that he get Tom Condon really drunk on vodka and sodium pentathol and then ask him why it took so long. It takes two to negotiate; and Condon rejected every offer the Saints made up until yesterday. Didn’t Drew realize his team needed him in this time of crisis? Why did he waste so much time making outrageous demands (“asking for as much as $23 million per year”) when he knew he’d settle for around $20 million? On second thought, skip the truth serum. And the vodka. Just ask him. And he’ll give you a look like you just hopped off the short bus, and explain “That’s called negotiation, Jason.”

I’m thinking of hiring myself out to the media. Some of these guys are a little less than grounded.

There’s a lot out there to read, if you want details and opinions, so just surf away. Too much to be doing the link thing. I’ll just limit it to a few.

Sean Payton never sweated for a moment as the negotiations dragged on. Neither did Joe Vitt. Chase Daniel reacted like a gentleman, and gave some insight into Drew’s state of mind as the deadline neared. NolaChick has good news for Saints fans and bad news for her liver. (Another glass, Shaneika? On the house.)

And finally, there’s Drew Brees’ reaction to it all, in a WWL radio interview:

“I couldn’t be happier or more excited. This is a pretty surreal moment once you get to this point…I think that’s why you never take anything for granted and enjoy the moment. Enjoy moments like this, they’re few and far between.”

Not this one, Drew. This one’s permanent.

On the Jukebox

What else?

Posted by Himself in Daily Specials | 38 comments

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  • headshighsaintsflyJuly 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

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    Cheers! I’ll have a jack on the rocks with a splash of diet coke… Well scratch that it’s early mimosa or bloody Mary your choice. Good day to be alive.

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    • HimselfJuly 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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  • s88fanJuly 14, 2012 at 11:52 am

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    Totally agree that none of this would have been possible without ML’s massaging of the salary cap and hiring the right people all the way up and down the coaching staff. Now there is plenty of money to extend the contract of Jimmy Graham and get him locked up to a long-term deal. It’s nearly 1800 over here in Germany. I’ll have a single malt scotch. Neat if you will.

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    • HimselfJuly 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm

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      • s88fanJuly 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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        Muchas Gracias!!

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        • HimselfJuly 14, 2012 at 6:22 pm

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          That’s Glenfarclas, by the way. Is it to your liking?

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  • saintslamJuly 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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    So Happy about Drew, so sad about my hangover.

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  • GSO Saints FanJuly 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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    Himself, any Gulden Draak on tap? It’s a good day…

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    • HimselfJuly 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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      Looks like you brought your own.

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      • HimselfJuly 15, 2012 at 8:38 am

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        Interesting. Last night we go to the store, and Herself decides she needs a beer to celebrate. What does she choose? Gulden Draak.

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        • GSO Saints FanJuly 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

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          …great mind and all that, eh?

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          • HimselfJuly 15, 2012 at 10:32 pm

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            Well, she married me. You can’t claim that. You don’t, do you?

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            • GSO Saints FanJuly 15, 2012 at 11:51 pm

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              …I dunno, do I get any special training if do?

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  • FrenchieJuly 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm

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    For a lot of fans, Brees will now have to live up to his contract. Eager to see if the mob will stick behind him as he’ll surely keep under throwing and making some awful decisions on the field, but making much more money doing so.

    I’ll have an Utopia…Wait, Drew’s buying right?

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    • HimselfJuly 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

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      In other words, he’s in a steep decline?

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      • FriarBobJuly 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

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        I think he managed to prove Stu (and anybody else on that bandwagon) was full of horse manure last year…

        Now I suppose it’s POSSIBLE he goes into steep decline this year… but even if that happens, I expect 95% of it to be the lack of Sean, not a sudden loss of physical ability, and even if it does happen this year I’ll expect him to rebound again in 2013.

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        • HimselfJuly 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

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          90% of Brees is still better than 30 other quarterbacks. He would have to fall apart completely, and get caught with kiddie porn to boot, before I’d give up on him.

          As for “earning his salary,” I don’t have to pay it, so I don’t care. All I want is another Super Bowl sticker for my car.

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        • FrenchieJuly 15, 2012 at 10:43 pm

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          Don’t blame Stu. To this day, Mr. Johnson still thinks I was the one who brought it to his attention while it’s been obvious since 2007…

          Payton borrowed the blueprint from the Pats when he started building up the Saints. Which means playing a system QB. Besides Chase, I’m pretty sure there’s at least 10 QBs out there who would do as good as Brees if they had all that fire-power in front of them.

          Hey, let’s just agree to disagree and accept Brees invitation to make him even richer by celebrating at Jimmy John’s on his invitation.

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          • Breesus Christ SuperstarJuly 16, 2012 at 7:33 am

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            There is maybe one QB that is as accurate as Brees. Accuracy is the secret to success for NFL QBs. So maybe one other QB, not ten, could be as successful in Payton’s offense. By definition that excludes him being a system QB.

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      • FrenchieJuly 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm

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        If those weaknesses in his game get worst, absolutely.

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        • Breesus Christ SuperstarJuly 16, 2012 at 7:37 am

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          Alright, pal. You’re drunk. Bartender, cut him off. You want to take this conversation outside?

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          • FrenchieJuly 16, 2012 at 10:04 am

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            Ha ha ha!

            If there’s one thing I learned it’s not getting into a bar brawl whem I’m drunk cause I’m still only 5’6′…

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            • cc58July 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

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              I got you back FF, I’m 6’3 245, and the only way I know how to fight is drunk.IK,IK about the fighting drunk, not having your back. Hee,hee.

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              • FrenchieJuly 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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                Think I’ll buy you a drink.

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    • Breesus Christ SuperstarJuly 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm

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      Lol. Those record breaking/superbowl winning “awful” decisions. Damn you brees, no more of that.

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  • The Angry Who DatJuly 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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    Sorry I’m late to the party. I had a shitload of Crown Black last night. Hell, I’ll have another. By the way, Wang fucked up Jason Cole for you *points at weeping reporter*

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    • HimselfJuly 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm

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      Crown Black on ice? Look beneath the comment box.

      Welcome back, Wang. It’s been awhile. I guess he was just waiting for Drew to sign, knowing it would be a target-rich environment. And who should step in front of his sights but a big, fat, sixteen-point scrotum fungus from Yahoo. BLAM!

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  • The Angry Who DatJuly 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm

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    I thought the one beneath the comment box was yours. All along, you’ve had one ready for me EVERY TIME I visited. Now that’s a barkeep.

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    • HimselfJuly 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

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      You do realize it’s only a picture, right? Maybe you’re spending too much time online.

      Here’s one of your own:

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      • The Angry Who DatJuly 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

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        Thanks for bringing me out of my delusion. Now I’m sober. Bad e-bartender.

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        • HimselfJuly 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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          You need another.

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  • Doc BoudinJuly 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm

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    Got any Sello de Oro? Just leave the bottle; where do you want your empties?

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    • Doc BoudinJuly 14, 2012 at 9:43 pm

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      Holy shit! Is that Jason Cole out on the sidewalk? I’d say call an ambulance, but a street sweeper might be a better idea. Perhaps Wang should go stay with a relative for a while, because he’s probably wanted for murder.

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  • Just Nother DayJuly 15, 2012 at 12:58 am

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    I had a dream last night that I had superpowers and could rid the world of all unnecessary ugliness and bullshit. But, when I woke up, that fat fuck Cole was still there.

    To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;

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    • HimselfJuly 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

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      You rub in your sleep? Oh. Um…say, how about that Brees contract?

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      • PhilistineJuly 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm

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        Philistine.

        Oh, wait….

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      • Just Nother DayJuly 15, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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        how about that Brees contract?

        therefore . . . I rub.

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        • Doc BoudinJuly 15, 2012 at 10:36 pm

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          Cole stinks, therefore, he is.

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