Week 1 Saints and Sinners: Sazerac Friday edition.

So Is everybody still celebrating the Saints 1-0 start? I know I am. Our beloved Black and Gold got their title defense off to a great start, even if it was a little sloppy at times. But just who were the best and worst of the week leading up to Thursday's tilt? Find out below the jump for the first time as we play SAINTS AND SINNERS!

Let's start with the good news first! Here are the week's Saints in no particular order.


  • Ray Lewis: Big Ray Lewis laid the verbal smackdown on the lame stream media for it's apparent crowning of the New York Jets as reigning Super Bowl champions. Not only did he blast the aggravating Rex Ryan, but he also gave the Saints a ton of respect in the process. To quote:
    We're talking about the Jets like we're talking about the Saints. They're the defending champs, and until they play tonight, they're the only ones can be dethroned.
  • This is all in addition to the fact that he's in a new Old Spice commercial. Nice one, Ray.

  • Colbie Callait: I don't know about you guys, but I thought her performance of the national anthem was perfect. Honorable mention to Mr. Connick Jr. on his march into the dome. All the music inside the Superdome seemed to be pretty special in comparison to what was transpiring outside the friendly confines. More on that later.
  • Drew Brees: Based on game performance alone, this would be a no-brainer, but hey, plenty of posters will talk about what happened during those sixty minutes last night. What I'm focusing on is his leadership and initiation of what is sure to soon be the most electrifying pre-game ritual in all the NFL. I didn't get to hear it in person, but over the radio, that was one sick "Who dat!"
  • America: Yeah, you heard right. I'm giving a big tip of the cap to America. Why you ask? Well because you're an America-hating-communist. No one needs to ask why America is awesome, silly. We have apple pie, football, Miss Canada, 100630_medium


    And we have enough sense as a country to again propel the Saints into television history. Last night's game was the most watched season opener in NFL history. Give yourself a pat on the back, Americans! Jay Preece, well... You can pat yourself on the back too, I guess, but remember the exchange rate.


    And now the sinners! Dun dun dun!


    • Al freaking Michaels: Look, I revere Al as one of the greatest play-by-play guys of our time, but someone has got to teach this man how to pronounce New Orleans. It's not New Or-lee-unz. It's New Or-linz. Two syllables in Orleans, Al.
    • Dave freaking Matthews: I'm not saying that Dave was the worst possible act that could have played the Kick Off concert, but he certainly wasn't the best. Dave and I actually share a birthday. Did you know that?
    • NFLPfreakingA: I don't know who organized (get it, "organized"? Ha!) that little show of defiance right before kickoff, but can't we at least get a little production value next time? I mean half of the visiting players missed their cue, and the entire cast seemed to be preoccupied. I can't imagine why. Hopefully the choreographers will get it together and speak with the AD about possibly cutting down the cast size in the first number.
    And those are your week one Saints and Sinners from where I'm sitting! Tell me who I missed! Until next time!
  • This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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