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Fleur-de-Links Saturday, December 11: Bring on the Rams!

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He calls this one "Blue Steel." (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
He calls this one "Blue Steel." (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Good morning, CSCers!  Time to read up on the late Friday and early Saturday news from the Saints and Rams respective camps.

I don't know about you, but I'm glad we are not talking about the weather this week.  It will be a balmy 72 degrees in the Dome, Sweet Dome tomorrow at kickoff, with neglible wind effects.

If anyone else is doing holiday baking like the wife and myself later on today, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Jmack37 Rise and shine give god the glory
jeffduncantp A reminder for Mississippi tweeps: I'll be signing copies of "From Bags to Riches" today at Barnes & Noble in Gulfport from 2-4 pm today.
alexbrown96 Good morning twitter world!!! Go out and have a great day!!
jeffduncantp Honored by today's Clarion-Ledger column by @rick_cleveland about "From Bags to Riches:
dmpressley I hope everyone has a GREAT day today...
MalcolmJenkins Excited to be back in the dome tomorrow !!! Time to get back on track
jeffduncantp #Saints tackle Zach Strief clearly is the most popular tackle-eligible in the NFL. Check out this classic fan photo:
jgoody76 Lol knew they would not sleep in RT @takenby76: I can't believe the boys woke me up early this morning. This is not right :-(


From the Saints Sideline

New Orleans Saints Notebook: Team healthier than ever for stretch run |
Brian Allee-Walsh

New Orleans Saints offense is taking aim at No. 1: First and 10 column |
Jeff Duncan's weekly around the Saints column.

Penalties concern Saints, guard Evans |
Les East

Saints’ Thomas listed as probable for Rams game | | Eye on Black and Gold
Handwerger - Pierre Thomas is listed as probable for a Saints game for the first time since injuring his left ankle Sept. 26 against Atlanta.

4 To Go, But The Saints Mentality: 1 At A Time ! - WWL - AM870 | FM105.3
Kristian Garic


Rams Rumblings

Rams Ready for Biggest Test Yet |
Nick Wagoner

Keys to the Game: New Orleans |
Nick Wagoner

Meet the new Spags; same as the old Spags? |
Roger Hensley

Rams' man in the middle |
Bill Coats

Sam Bradford, master of the hard count? - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Mike Sando - One of the biggest St. Louis Rams fans I know raised the possibility nearly a month ago.



Final Word: NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Mike Sando - Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 14.

FB Evans leads Saints players in Pro Bowl voting |
Sheldon Mickles

Arizona's Branch fined for hit on Bradford |
Jim Thomas

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton, quarterback Drew Brees reach out to fans |
Triplett - Payton thinks Superdome crowd can be louder.


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