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Fleur-de-Links - Nov. 30th: Drew Brees Named SI Sportsman of the Year

Our main man Drew Brees was busy making the rounds in NYC today while discussing the team and his Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year" award. He appeared on ESPN, the Today Show, and will soon appear on Martha Stuart's "Living" to tell how to cook a delicious gumbo. OK, the last one I made up, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility. Our QB is a very popular guy and deservedly so. Congrats on the award, Drew. It couldn't have been awarded to a better person.

Links and tweets after the jump.


jeffduncantp Considering he didn't practice at all last week, I'd say no. RT @BamaCheesehead: do you think Pierre will be back in next couple weeks?

jeffduncantpFolks said the same about Lance Moore last year. He came thru in Super Bowl. RT @jyates989: why hasn't PT gone on IR?

Official_Saints RT "@Ben_Kaplan: Such a pleasure meeting @drewbrees. He completely embodies what it means to be #Sportsman"

JonVilma51 Cold and rainy in n.o,, even mother natures preparing us for sunday in cincy...

LanceMoore16 Rain rain go away lol

drewbrees At the NYSE

jeffduncantp Should be available on Thursday. RT @dunnedm: @jeffduncantp when does the Brees issue hit the newsstands?

Official_Saints CALL OF THE GAME:Listen to the Saints Radio call of @MalcolmJenkins' game-saving strip/FR @WWLAMFM

drewbrees Me and Al Roker this morning. Giving him some weather tips

jeffduncantp Tough call. 75 pct chance he's back. @bgizle: hey jd, I know its midseason, but what's ur thought on PTs chances on being a Saint next year?

Official_Saints Vote for @MalcolmJenkins for this week's GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week! #SaintsFans

Official_Saints Saints Career TD leader @dmcallister26 will be at Academy Sports in Gretna,La. for kids football clinic/autograph signing today/5-7pm

Official_Saints FYI RT @academy_com: Weather has forced us to turn our Saints kids clinic in Gretna today to a Q&A with Duece & kids & autograph session

usama_young28 Yes suhhh. Good football and sleeping weather RT @JonVilma51: Cold and rainy in n.o, even mother natures preparing us for sunday in cincy...

Official_Saints Ditto RT @TheEllenShow Congratulations to my friend @DrewBrees on being the 2010 Sportsman of the Year. I couldn’t agree more.

T_Porter22 I need to go spend sometime and play with some kids in the community...haven't been in a minute. #Iamslacking

alexbrown96 The outcome will be different this time around!! RT @MeeGroup: #Da Bears...NFC Championship Bears vs Saints Book It!

Official_Saints Which Saint do u think will lead the team in receiving yds this Sun. vs the Bengals? Let us know in our new fan poll



Now Sportsman of the Year, Brees must be even better for Saints to pass Falcons
SI’s announcement coincides with Brees playing his best football of the current season, and Brees is going to have to maintain or raise his current level of play if the Saints are going to make a run at all reminiscent of their run last season.

Drew Brees is named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year |
Updated with a new photo and video links

Lusher students celebrate Drew Brees' 'Sportsman of the Year' award |
Nearly 900 students cheered the New Orleans Saints quarterback as he received his award on the Today Show

Sportsman of the Year Archive -
Sportsman of the Year Archive

Drew Brees - SI's Sportsman of the Year - Photos -
It's been an eventual year for Drew Brees. Here, we take a look at some of the highlights of SI's 2010 Sportsman of the Year, starting with Brees holding the Vince Lombardi trophy (with wife Brittany and son, Baylen) following his team's Super Bowl XLIV win over Indianapolis last February.

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees named SI's Sportsman of the Year - - Magazine
For not only leading the New Orleans Saints to the first Super Bowl title in the franchise's history, but also for helping lead the city of New Orleans' rebirth after the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, quarterback Drew Brees is the recipient of Sports Illustrated's 57th Sportsman of the Year award. Brees will be honored at a ceremony Tuesday evening in New York City.

Drew Brees video from the Today Show |
Brees was in New York on Tuesday


SAINTS @ BENGALS: | Saints | MICKLES: Weekend results good for Saints — Baton Rouge, LA
* Even though they didn’t play Sunday after Thursday’s 30-27 win over Jones’ Dallas Cowboys, it was a very good day for the New Orleans Saints to end their three-day holiday. It would have been better if the Green Bay Packers had been able to defeat the Atlanta Falcons, who lead the Saints by just one game in the NFC South race with five games left, but there was nothing the Saints could do about that after beating the Cowboys.

Saints offense rolling now | New Orleans News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | | Eye on Black and Gold
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints' offense appear to have recaptured their championship form.

Vote for Jenkins for this week's GMC "Never Say Never Momment"
S Malcolm Jenkins strip and fumble recovery from WR Roy Williams late in the the fourth quarter of the Saints dramatic 30-27 victory over the Cowboys is up for this week's GMC "Never Say Never Moment."

New Orleans Saints need wins to keep pace with the Atlanta Falcons |
Breaking down the Saints schedule



Looking at NFC South Power Rankings - NFC South Blog - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints moved up to No. 6 after almost losing a Thanksgiving game at Dallas they should have run away with early. But I think this ranking is about right. In fact, I really respect the way AFC North blogger James Walker voted. Although he's an AFC guy, he had the Saints at No. 4.

New York Jets holding on as top team in NFL Power Rankings; New Orleans Saints fifth |

NFL Announces Ticket Refund Policy for 2011 If Games are Cancelled
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today a league-wide ticket refund policy for any 2011 preseason and regular-season games that are cancelled due to a work stoppage.

When do misdeeds overshadow talent?: Jarvis DeBerry |
We shouldn't expect Smith to be any less athletically gifted when the Saints take the field against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday or when the Rams visit the Superdome that next week. But how will Saints fans receive him? With cheers? With catcalls? With indifference?

New Orleans Saints Super Bowl license tag goes on sale Wednesday at 'larger motor vehicle offices' |
Those interested must call Baton Rouge to find out which offices have them in stock

'From Bags to Riches' honors the real heroes of the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl season: you |
New book tells how team and fans 'rose from the depths together.'