Fleur-de-Links: March 7, 2012

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TWEETS:

Saw more guys @ complx today than I have been working out. In times of turmoil there's no place safer than home, nice fellas. WHO DAT!!!!

": I see you weren't aware ESPN has found you to be the reason for high gas prices and civil war in Syria"lolol

ESPN reports that is the cause of the Stock Market Crash of 1929."

I'm done y'all u guys r too much lol. I think we overwhelmed the twitter thugs tonite. Boom!

Thanks for bringing this to Nola

I just saw my Alabama coaches at the saints complex. Love It!! Not settling for 2BCS ships. Gettin more schemes to win another, LSU catch up

Cool video RT I gave my website a makeover...go check it out and let me know what you think!

I gave my website a makeover ...go check it out and let me know what you think!!

Off to the DMV for a new license ... Wish me luck with the lines :(

Thank you, Peyton Manning, for taking the spotlight off the Saints. At least for today.

Just for me some canes now about to go home an watch immortals....

Purchase tickets to the Inaugural Son of a Saint Gala hosted by Steve Gleason Friday, March 23, 2012

Heading to facility... Time to get better

Has football ever had two off-season stories -- Peyton Manning and the Saints' bounty scandal -- this big happen this close together?

We all have the power to change the world and help others! Here's a way

Video Flashback: Ivory breaks loose for a 35-yd TD vs. the Panthers

- Please help support the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and "Like" us on Facebook. Thanks!

And thanks to all of the Westerville residents that helped issue 10 pass last night. It's a huge for the community and it's kids!

Bout to bowl... Straight strikes!!

\Damn this beach is too small

ESPN Reporting that was piloting the flying saucer that crashed in Roswell in the 50's

Just got home from another cross fit workout ... Its difficult but it's worth it!!

BLESS YOU COLTS FOR GIVING THE SHARKS IN THE MEDIA A DIFFERENT FLAVOR OF CHUM TO FEAST ON:

SI's Peter King: hair-raising details; WSJ: bounties didn't produce many knockout hits | wwltv.com New Orleans
"A Wall Street Journal review of every regular- and postseason Saints game since 2009 makes clear what the NFL report didn't: Seldom did a Saints-inflicted injury force an opponent to leave the field. In 48 regular-season and six postseason games, such incidents occurred only 18 times. The Saints player involved in the largest number of those cases was safety Roman Harper. That number was four."

New Orleans sports fans in need of positive news...and soon | wwltv.com New Orleans
Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis aren’t concerned with public perception when it comes to making in-house decisions. And they shouldn’t be.

Sports Illustrated's bounty cover | wwltv.com New Orleans
Sports Illustrated released the cover image of their newest issue over Twitter. What do you think?

Pirates In Saints 'Bounty' Case Deserve To Walk The Plank
NEW ORLEANS -- I have more questions than answers while pondering the potential fallout from "Bounty Gate.''

Bounties Latest Example Of NFL Money Changing
The reality is, bonuses have existed and go on all over the league. Saints coaches and management allowed a roudy situation to get out of control. But, if you have ever watched highlights when a player is "mic'd up" then you know how vicious taunting can be. Ray Lewis in not exactly known for blowing kisses at quarterbacks. It's a tough game played by tough men. Part of coaching players is to motivate them to play with as much intensity as you can get out of them.

Minter: Players had no bounties | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper
A pair of former Carolina Panthers defenders say Panthers' players would reward teammates for big plays, but it was not the bounty system the New Orleans Saints are accused of using that paid players for hits that knocked opponents out of games.

Saints GM, coach admit fault - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
Almost a week after the NFL pointed to them for failing to stop a bounty program involving some two dozen Saints players, coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis apologized and took the blame for violations that "happened under our watch."

David Haugh: Punishment vital in NFL bounty scandal - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
Based on irrational fears expressed for the future of physical play in the NFL over this bounty scandal, it sounds as if some people expect Commissioner Roger Goodell to eliminate tackling and announce this year's draft will be carried on Lifetime.

Madden expects severe penalties in bounty scandal - New Orleans Saints - SunHerald.com
Hall of Fame coach John Madden said Tuesday that he anticipates NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hand out severe punishments in the wake of the so-called "pay for performance" bounty scandal of the New Orleans Saints.

Tarkenton: Williams should be banned - NFC South Blog - ESPN
I just read one of the best pieces I’ve seen yet on the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. Ironically, it didn’t come from a professional

Gregg Williams - The Man Behind the Bounties - NYTimes.com
Gregg Williams, who has become the face of the Saints’ bounty scandal, engenders fierce loyalty and deep respect among those who have played for him.

Former Hog thinks Gibbs knew about bounties | ProFootballTalk
The many challenges that the NFL confronts in taking a stand regarding the Saints' three-year habit of paying players to inflict injury on opponents -- a practice that continued for two seasons after the Saints knew the league office was investigating the situation -- include determining an appropri...

Browns notebook: Linebacker Scott Fujita tells Sports Illustrated he paid teammates for big plays, but not for intentionally injuring opponents - Break News - Ohio

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, who could be disciplined by the NFL because of its investigation of the New Orleans Saints’ bounty system, told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King he has paid teammates for making key defensive plays like interceptions or sacks, but not for intentionally injuring opponents.

NFL should stop picking on the New Orleans Saints: Letter to the editor | NOLA.com

Saints better prepare for Defcon 1 -- Gerry V | NOLA.com
Can this mess turn into a massive witch hunt?

LAGNIAPPE:

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton's house in Dallas is up for sale - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
With all the hand-wringing over the move, now what do you think of the house on the market?

Indianapolis Colts release Peyton Manning - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
The announcement came at a news conference today

Peyton Manning & Indy: The Breakup
Grab a bottle of wine Colts fans, put on some Adele and allow yourself to feel the pain. You’re losing a man who has been the love of your lives for the past 14 years. It’s okay to hurt, even if you saw the hurt coming.

49ers say they’re not even thinking about Peyton, but open to Moss | ProFootballTalk
Although there appears to be nothing imminent between the 49ers and soon-to-be free agent quarterback Alex Smith, the 49ers' front office says that bringing back Smith is the focus of the franchise -- and that signing Peyton Manning hasn't even been discussed.

Peyton Manning: I’m confident I’ll play, haven’t thought about where | ProFootballTalk
"I am confident," Manning said. "I’m throwing it pretty well. I’ve still got some work to do, I’ve got some progress to make, but I’ve come a long way. I’ve really worked hard. I can’t tell you the hours and the time I’ve put into working hard. I really enjoy being back out there. I’ve had a chance to throw with some of my old teammates, guys like Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Austin [Collie], [Brandon] Stokley, [Jeff] Saturday’s snapped for me a couple times. So that’s been the most fun part, being back there on the field. . . . I’m feeling closer and closer."

Moss didn’t run a 40 for the Saints | ProFootballTalk
We pointed out on Tuesday that, although receiver Randy Moss impressed the Saints with his route-running, he didn't run 40 yards in a straight line with a stopwatch ticking.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Three and out: Saints could be best-case for Moss "
NFL Blogs on NFL.com is the only official NFL blog destination for the latest NFL news, NFL fantasy football news, NFL player news, NFL team news, and NFL breaking news.

Charleston and Greer to Participate in NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp

New Orleans Saints free agency spotlight: Receivers - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Second in a five-part series on target positions for the Saints

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