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Fleur-De-Links Saturday, January 29: Reggie Bush Has Plumbing Emergency

This Saturday Afternoon Edition features a new Wang piece (TWSS), Q & A between Drew Brees and a NY Times writer, Senior Bowl bits, and Pat Y's NFC South Chat Summary.  

Making the jump will also bring you up close and personal with some Pro Bowl Press, Saints player tweets (including the scoop on Reggie's water situation), and a report about injuries from the 2010 season. 

Be sure to check back later this evening for a special bonus Fleur-De-Links featuring coverage of Super Bowl XLV. You're welcome.

Writer's Note (4:50 pm EST):  My apologies if you read the 4:00 EST Accidental Edition of this - it was incomplete and I had to run out for an errand mid-composition.  I meant to save it and set it for a later post time so I could return and finish it before it went up, but I screwed up the timing on the "save" function.  Sorry, Charlie.


T_Porter22 Lmao my boy @jacoby_jones12 just smoke these dudes in the 60m...lolol

ChaseDaniel At Capital Grille... Loving it here!

T_Porter22 At buffalo wild wings with @SSBgunna17th, @bighapp, and @epdballer (who never tweets smh)

BillyMiller83 First time in mammoth and I am liking what I see although it's 17 degree

reggie_bush Having a debate do Muslims/Nation of Islam still sell bean pies? If so what do they sell them for? I always thought it was to raise money...

robyslyfe Chill'n in the crib w/ snow on the ground (with more to come)...gotta love the Midwest..?! How r things in ur neighborhood..??

iWillSmith People in #EGYPT protest president. Getting serious out there. Pray they find peace.

dmcallister26  Twit fam old and new hello. What's going on today

jgoody76 I need to find someone with a suite for next week lol. 

HeathEvans Our 1st Super Sailfish Bowl is going great! Needless to say, my boat is not winning! #fb

HeathEvans The 44th Sailfish of the tourney was just caught by my boat! Maybe our luck is changing?!?! #fb

HeathEvans Jimmy Graham #80 idea of fishing my tourney! They just don't make rookies as tough as they once did! "The (cont)

T_Porter22 Watching my bro @jAYdOTfERG play should be fun

reggie_bush Woke up this morning to 2-3 inches of water in my bathroom and part of my living room! Good morning to me!


Saints Beat

Nothing burns like an effigy! |
One of the great things about the internets is that no matter how shortsighted, ill-informed and just plain ridiculous your kneejerk overreaction to a given event might be, you're never more than a few clicks away from a number of people who are more than happy to reinforce your belief that the reaction was actually perfectly reasonable. This comes in especially handy for sports fans after a particularly tough loss.

EOSB: Saints popular amongst top college senior players | | Eye on Black and Gold
Staff report - It appears New Orleanians aren't the only ones who would play for the Saints if they could so choose. Includes link to a Mobile Press Register story.

Gregg Williams' interest in Tennessee Titans' coaching vacancy uncertain |
Mike Triplett - New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator seeking versatile defenders at Senior Bowl.

30 Seconds With Saints Quarterback Drew Brees |
Vincent M. Mallozzi - A short Q.& A. with New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, the most valuable player in last year's Super Bowl. (HansDat note: More like 30 seconds in heaven...Sigh!)

Reviewing film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - We talked NFL draft, free agency and a whole bunch of other things in Friday's NFC South chat. Here are some of the highlights.


Pro Bowl Press

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees practices for Pro Bowl |
Staff Report - Game will be played Sunday at 6 p.m. on FOX.

Eagles WR Jackson sprained MCL vs. Pack, out of Pro Bowl | wire report - Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who pulled out of the Pro Bowl with an unspecified injury, told the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday that he suffered a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain and bone bruise in his left knee during a wild-card playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers.

First-time AFC Pro Bowlers relishing trip to Hawaii |
Simon Samano - Texans running back Arian Foster walked into the first Pro Bowl players' meeting earlier this week with the likes of Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis, and that's when Foster was able to put being the AFC's starting running back into perspective.

Peyton Manning feeling right at home at Pro Bowl |
Associated Press - This is his 11th trip to game.



NFLPA: Number of injuries increased this season |
Associated Press - The NFL players union says the average number of injuries has risen during the 2010 season.