Our old friend the Angry Who Dat posted a wrap-up/recap of "This Week in Saints News" today (Much Ado About Nothing, he calls it, and I highly recommend checking it out live, as it includes a sweet photo potshot at Mike Silver), and it was chock full of the funny, as well as interesting and compelling commentary on it all.
Here's a chunk of his lead:
A lack of excitement isn't what we got this week, however - it was a week of epic buildups, heightened twitter activity, and avatar disabling, all for nothing.
Join me on the other side of the jump for the highlights to whet your whistle and make you want to go read the whole thing...
First, he weighs in on the latest Pamphilon "whacky" audio release:
I'm not going to bore you with any s*** about "whacks", and what it necessarily means or doesn't, or how this videotape or audiotape or whatever it is isn't proof of anything, or how this all screams of "look at me" behavior by every principal involved. You're reading this blog, so you probably know how I feel about that. And I must assume you have read 4 paragraphs by now, which means you have enough education and sense to draw the same conclusions I have. If you think this is proof of something, you're probably on too much of a sugar rush from all that f****** kool-aid to sit still long enough to read this.
Then, along came his take on the reports of Brees's imminent/not so imminent signing...
Yes, sir. We're about to get that big news we've all been waiting for. Brees is locked up! Championship! Championship! Championship! Championship! Championship! Championship? (I assumed a 5-year deal, with a 6th year option.) Again, some of our old friends showed up. Florio said it's a bunch of nonsense; they're still far apart. Schefter told us that Ed Werder agreed with Florio. And, in a shocking twist, the Times-Picayune's beats agreed with the national guys. I'm not linking to any of that, because I'm still bitter. Maybe they were right. F*** them. I don't care. Just shut the hell up and let us believe in something for a minute, will you?
And now the entry of the former Federales to investigate the Saints:
Benson didn't hire his own investigator to shoot down any claims the NFL has made. Benson is not, and never will, ride in on any kind of white horse. Even the Hornets situation is simply a business deal that works as well for us as it does for him. Don't trust that guy - you deserve better from yourself.
Nothing good comes from this. NOTHING. Worse case, we have Mickey Loomis out on his a**, and best case, nothing happens. There won't be any good news from this FBI-investigates-the-Saints-on-behalf-of-the-Saints garbage.
He closes by imploring us all to join the "Twittersphere"...
As an aside, if you haven't learned anything else from this post, go get your Saints-loving ass signed up for twitter. That's where all the fun is. And believe this: when the Brees signing breaks, it will be on twitter first (and follow me, of course). That's where news is broken these days. As an added bonus, you'll be the first to know when my profanity-laden gratuitously-celebratory "Brees is signed" post hits the intrawebs. Man, I can't wait to write that one.
And th-th-th-th-that's all folks!
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