You may or may not have noticed a new addition to our front page sidebar this morning. If not, look to your left just a little way down the page.
I took the liberty of adding a countdown clock, which is set to expire at midnight on Monday, July 16th. For those few Saints fans who don't know, that's the date by which the Saints and Drew Brees need to have a long-term contract signed, otherwise NFL league rules prevent the Saints from signing Brees to an extension before the start of the 2013 NFL calendar. If they don't have a deal, Brees will have a decision to make: play under the franchise tag or sit out the entire year.
Hopefully it will never get to that point. My personal opinion is that it won't. But if we're being honest, I get delight out of torturing all of you. I consider this countdown clock, serving as a constant reminder of the unimaginable purely to build community tension, to be a wonderful outlet for my diabolical tendencies and one of my finer works to date. So consider it a gift from me to you. I don't ever want to hear you say that I never did nothing for you.
And if that thing actually does go all zeros, well then I'll be freaking out right there next to you.