Fleur-De-Links: Sunday, November 4

Mark Ingram's love of the Crimson Tide has irked some people. - Mike Zarrilli

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news, opinion, and whatnot. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Did you hear about Bobby Hebert getting kicked out of the LSU press box last night?

Twitter

skooksWhy isn't Bobby Hebert at this press conference?

skooksThis tells me nothing. What did #DrunkBobby actually do? http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf--radio-host-booted-from-press-box-for-excessive-cheering-during-lsu-alabama-game.html ...

WWL radio talk show host Bobby Hebert ejected from LSU press box | NOLA.com
Jim Kleinpeter - Was warned twice about creating disturbance.


Jeff DuncanWord from the press box is that WWL radio's Bobby Hebert was ejected from the press box tonight for excessive cheering.

Jeff DuncanAn LSU spokesman said Hebert was warned repeatedly that his cheering was creating a disturbance. He was removed by security in the 4th Qtr.

skooks I know #DrunkBobby is stupid but the press box is not St Peter's f****** Basilica . Get over your damn selves.

Jeff DuncanI guess this makes the Cajun Cannon the Cajun Ejector....#ItsLate #CrazyNight

Jeff DuncanSomeone in #Nola is going to make a lot of money on "Free Bobby Hebert" T-shirts this week.

skooksYou what nobody wants to do in 2012? Play in the g**damned Chick Fil A Bowl


Roman HarperWhat a game!! But at the end of the day we made the big plays this year when we needed. "the hat" helped us out too lol http://yfrog.us/3up43yijpjskigmaybayrijvz ...

Mark Ingram Lol ppl really mad I cheer for my alma mater tho!!! I care more about a pile of poo than y'all opinion or thought!! #KickRocks

Mark Ingram Roll Tide!


Reid G.If Mark Ingram wanted to be disliked any worse, he got his wish.

Reid G.Odds Ingram gets booed Monday night? 75%? (HansDat note: And would that be worse than booing Santa Claus?)

Reid G.Also outraged and despondent RT @skooks: mad in addition to being furious

ProFootballTalkJoe Vitt evades questions about duration of Sproles' absence http://wp.me/p14QSB-6ibx

Reid G.At least Joe Vitt was an asshole to the media today. We can count on him.

Reid G.And now it's time to root for the Cowboys on Sunday night? This is one f*****-up football season.

cameron jordanDo I set my clock an hr back at midnight or 2 am sun am

skooksT-Bob! http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2012/11/4/3597462/alabama-vs-lsu-t-bob-hebert-les-miles ...


skooksIn 5 minutes I will have lost an entire hour of trying to get over this LSU game

Joseph Morgan Good morning world and all who inhabit it #spongebob

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From the Saints Sideline

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints: Inside the game - NOLA.com
Nakia Hogan - Teams will face off in 'Monday Night Football'.

Practically speaking, New Orleans Saints match with Philadelphia is an elimination game | NOLA.com
Larry Holder - Loser of Saints-Eagles game is essentially out of the NFC playoff hunt.

Saints coach Joe Vitt knows Michael Vick can do big damage | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - Every time New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt turns on game tape of the Philadelphia Eagles offense, he is haunted by the past and mindful of a daunting future facing the NFL’s worst defense.

Saints wary of Michael Vick's talent in spite of slow 2012 start | wwltv.com
Bradley Handwerger - Michael Vick hasn’t impressed Philadelphia fans this season, what with his eight interceptions and five lost fumbles.

Darren Sproles, Courtney Roby are only New Orleans Saints players ruled out against Philadelphia Eagles | NOLA.com
Nakia Hogan - WR Joe Morgan, LB David Hawthorne listed as probable.

Saints-Eagles injury report: Sproles confirmed out, Patterson to return from NFI list | sportsnola.com
Staff report

Jimmy Graham exits injury report | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio - We often get so caught up in who’s on the injury report that we overlook who isn’t.

New Orleans Saints tailback Darren Sproles' timetable is still vague | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Saints are hoping he'll return much sooner than reported 4-6 weeks.

Normal recovery time for Darren Sproles’ injury is 4-6 weeks | ProFootballTalk
Michael David Smith - When the Saints announced that running back Darren Sproles would miss Monday night's game against the Eagles following hand surgery, they were vague on the timetable for his recovery.

New Orleans Saints defense deserves to be blown up, but that's easier said than done | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Saints will have limited resources in free agency, draft in 2013.

Saints don't need to blow up defense | ESPN.com
Pat Y. - It’s so easy to sit back, look at the numbers and say the New Orleans Saints simply need to blow up their defense.

New Orleans Saints' defensive salary-cap figures for 2013 | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - A breakdown of the defensive contracts that will have the biggest impact on the Saints' cap next year.

Broadcast Information: Saints vs Eagles | neworleanssaints.com
New Orleans and Philadelphia kickoff at 7:30 pm CT on ESPN's Monday Night Football.

Where Art Thou Jimmy Graham? | thesaintsnation.com
Andrew Juge

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Eagle-Eye View

Head Coach Andy Reid's Saturday Press Conference | philadelphiaeagles.com
Includes video and transcript.

Eagles-Saints scouting report | philly.com
The Saints have Bountygate and are without their head coach this season. The Eagles can't finish 8-8 or they'll be without their coach beyond next season.

Eagles activate Patterson | philly.com
Marc Narducci - Moments ago the Eagles made it official, activating Patterson from the reserve/non-football illness list.

Nate Allen misses second straight practice | philly.com
Marc Narducci - Eagles starting strong safety Nate Allen didn’t practice for the second day in a row, but coach Andy Reid wasn’t ready to rule him out for Monday’s game in the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints.

Vick denies report Eagles assistants wanted him benched | philly.com
Marc Narducci - Eagles quarterback Michael Vick denied a report by Yahoo Sports that said he told coach Andy Reid that some of the team's assistant coaches were pushing to have him benched.

Eagles need to put up or shut up | philly.com
Phil Sheridan - This is it. This has to be it - the ledge, the precipice, the cliff's edge.

Last, best chance for Eagles' offense - NFC East Blog | ESPN.com
Dan Graziano - Man, the Philadelphia Eagles like to tell you it's going to get better.

Eagles’ drafting of Danny Watkins in first round looks like mistake | philly.com
Jeff McLane - If they were drinking truth serum down at the NovaCare, instead of the usual mix of delusion and denial, the Eagles would admit that they shouldn’t have drafted Danny Watkins in the first round of the 2011 draft.

Eagles' Fletcher Cox an inspiration in his hometown of Yazoo City, Miss. | philly.com
Zach Berman - A newspaper clipping hangs on a wall of Christy Cader's office at Yazoo City High School, the alma mater of Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

At sea with Eagles coach Andy Reid | philly.com
Bill Lyon - Fade in . . . Nightfall at sea. On the bridge of the USS Iggles stands a large rumpled man who favors black shorts even when it's colder than a well- digger's posterior.

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V-Roll Roll Call

Video: Joe Vitt Interview | neworleanssaints.com
Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt speaks with reporters after practice on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Video: Will Smith Interview | neworleanssaints.com
DE Will Smith speaks with reporters after practice on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Video: Scott Shanle Interview | neworleanssaints.com
LB Scott Shanle speaks with reporters after practice on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Video: Predictions - Eagles-Saints - NFC South Blog | ESPN.com
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for the Philadelphia Eagles at the New Orleans Saints.

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Lagniappe

Rob Ryan: Cowboys will beat Falcons | ESPN.com
Pat Y. with @breaking news@ on a Ryan brother opening his big mouth to make a bold prediction.

Biggest NFL games of Week 9 -- John Clayton's First & 10 | ESPN.com
The Monday night showdown between the Eagles and Saints features two of the NFL's biggest disasters. (See Item # 2)

Eli Manning vs. Peyton Manning would be Super huge - Adam Schefter's 10 Spot | ESPN.com
As much as the Eagles have struggled offensively and turned over the football, they have a matchup Sunday night they can win. (See Item # 6 - but I hope Adam doesn't try to find Saints-Eagles on ESPN tonight, because he'll miss the Falcons-Cowboys on NBC)

NFL rating game | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles's power rankings, Week 9 picks, and local viewing guide.

WWL radio talk show host Bobby Hebert ejected from LSU press box | NOLA.com
Jim Kleinpeter - Was warned twice about creating disturbance.

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