Before we get started today, I wanted to acknowledge everyone who was very active yesterday. I was happy to see quite a few FanPosts up yesterday, and a few comments. Glad to see everyone participating and taking full advantage of what we have been given here by SB Nation. You will notice I moved Stujo4's news update to the front page. That is the perfect example of how you guys help keep this site updated and fresh. Back to the news.
Saints cleaning house. We already know about the firing of Rick Mueller and you probably know about the hiring of Khai Harley as director of football administration. He replaced Russ Ball who left earlier this year for a better gig with the Packers. This was widely covered widely including the Times-Pic, The Advocate, the Sun Herald and WWL.
Here's hoping this is all for the better.
AOL Fanhouse agrees with what I said yesterday about the probability of Will Smith getting his contract extension. Here's the link.
I don't know if anyone else noticed this but the New Orleans Saints official website has been acting funky. There are a couple of new stories, but I seem to be getting an error message when I attempt to access the site.
Good news for "Inside the NFL" fans like myself who were disappointed when the show was pulled off the air last season after an incredibly long 31 year run. It's back! Per NFL.com.
"We welcome the NFL to the Showtime family," said Blank. "We're thrilled to be joining the successful partnership of CBS Sports and the NFL in presenting the show to our subscribers. It's a perfect fit with our original scripted series and sports programming."
"CBS Sports is proud to expand its association with the National Football League and the award-winning team at NFL Films to produce Inside the NFL for Showtime," said McManus. "We look forward to bringing the show to a new stage with a new team of talent and to continue to make history in the style that has been recognized for more than three decades."
"It's great to develop a deeper relationship with one of our broadcast partners, CBS Sports, and bring the Emmy Award-winning Inside the NFL to its new home on Showtime," said Bornstein. "Inside the NFL has set the standard as one of the best shows on television for over 30 years and fans will continue to enjoy the same high-quality production from NFL Films and CBS Sports this season on Showtime."
"This is the granddaddy of all highlight shows," said Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films. "The combination of our film and game sound with the analysis in the studio gives Inside the NFL a perfect balance of action and insight. That's why it's been so popular for so long."
Not sure whether it's gonna be new hosts or the usual cast from the last season. The end of the article says...
Past hosts of the Inside the NFL have included Chuck Bednarik, Nick Buoniconti, Cris Carter, Cris Collinsworth, Bob Costas, Len Dawson, Jerry Glanville, Merle Harmon, Jimmy Johnson, Peter King, Dan Marino and Al Meltzer.
Cris Carter, Cris Collinsworth, Bob Costas and Dan Marino are all there listed as past hosts. Take from that what you will.