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Fleur-De-Links: Friday, December 30


JeffDuncanTP Must-read for #Nola foodies: Brett Anderson's top 10 dishes from New Orleans restaurants in 2011 |

wwltvsports In addition to Pierre Thomas, WR Marques Colston and WR Lance Moore also were fined $5K for wearing red & green on uniform vs Falcons.

wwltvsports Tracy Porter --- another Saints player fined. He had red & black ankle tape.

wwltvsports Also, Robert Meachem had red and green ankle tape. Fined like the others.

hakimdropsball Katy Perry. She will be mine. Oh yes, she will be mine. #waynesworld

Official_Saints Payton announced WR Moore (hamstring), RB Ingram (toe) & TE Gilmore (toe) are OUT for Sunday

miketripletttp #Saints S Malcolm Jenkins, LB Jonathan Vilma questionable. CB Patrick Robinson, LB Jonathan Casillas probable.

thomasmorstead "@freshmoneyy509: @thomasmorstead what other position can u play beside kicker/punter?" in the NFL? Haha prob better stick to what I do

kspainTP #saints coach sean payton says they have a chance for 13 wins v. #panthers, a separate issue from what happens in #49ers game

LHolderCBS Roman Harper not hopeful Rams will beat SF: "If you played for the Rams, why would your bags not be packed, already, with the car started?"

wwltvsports Gregg Williams on Pro Bowl snubs: "I've been doing this for so long that I would be lying if I didn't tell you that bothered me."

wwltvsports Williams on campaigning for Pro Bowl spots: "I flunked politics and so did they. We're not going to apologize for how we play."

wwltvsports More Gregg Williams on Pro Bowl snubs: "All I can say is, will I use it as motivation? I coach better with a (cont)

camjordan94 If you get treated like a convict would u decide to act like 1? If ima catch blame I should at least be at fault

camjordan94 If I gotta take the blame then I gotta take the blame lol gotta b my fault

camjordan94 My moms hasn been to a regular season game so I pressed the issue of y she wanted to come to playoffs if she could come to reg season...

camjordan94 She ain like that lol I was only inquiring

camjordan94 I'm feelin half fres... The whip jus got a car wash and detailed and I'm sittin here wit no haircut ... Gotta complete the feelin

camjordan94 And i wanna be in the superbowl guess we shall c what happens lol RT @a__unique: @camjordan94 i wanna go to a game next season!!


LHolderCBS Drew Brees voted FedEx Air player of the week. Second consecutive time and third overall this season.

ChaseDaniel Great quote! #Leadership RT @trusosa: Let your words convince.. let your actions confirm.

AlbertBreer Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Patriots QB Tom Brady has sprained left shoulder. I'm told it is "not an instability problem".

AlbertBreer At this point, for Brady, handling the injury is a matter of "pain control", per a source. Shouldn't limit him from a playing standpoint.

JohnnyPatrick32 What's up twitter...

iWillSmith What's your New Year's resolution?

ivory_29 What a day it is today.. I'm loving the weather..


From the Saints Sideline

Saints-Panthers Injury Reports (Friday, Dec. 30, 2011) |
Justin Macione

Saints WR Moore, RB Ingram out for Panthers game |
Bradley Handwerger - Receiver Lance Moore will miss Sunday’s game with a left hamstring injury after missing the past three days of practice.

New Orleans Saints' Mark Ingram and Lance Moore ruled out for Sunday vs. Carolina Panthers |
Mike Triplett - Linebacker Jonathan Vilma, safety Malcolm Jenkins are questionable.

Records keep piling up for the New Orleans Saints: First-and-10 |
Jeff Duncan's weekly locker room observations.

Payton makes right call for finale | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - If you’re a New Orleans Saints fan, you have to applaud the decision Sean Payton made Wednesday.

Saints paying attention to winning, not NFL records |
Bradley Handwerger - Pierre Thomas isn’t worried about chasing records, not in the final week of a season in which getting to 13-3 could be the difference between a bye and having to play on Wild Card weekend.

Saints DC Williams will use Pro Bowl snubs for motivation |
Bradley Handwerger - Gregg Williams isn’t really one to hold back his feelings. But he’s also brilliant at the art of nuanced speech, politicking for his players by claiming he’s not politicking at all.

NFL fines all Saints wearing red and green tape against Atlanta |
Bradley Handwerger - The NFL let several Saints players know that they can wear black and gold and nothing else.

New Orleans Saints' Junior Galette reaps rewards for his patience and hard work |
James Varney - Galette 'blessed' to be with Saints.

Saints FS Abdul-Quddus turning heads in rookie season |
Bradley Handwerger - Open the Saints 2011 media guide to page 222 and you’ll find an eight sentence entry beneath the name Isa Abdul-Quddus.

Saints Will Beat "Supercam" Without Ingram And Moore |
Kristian Garic

Falcons, Saints should use caution - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - If we’ve learned anything about Sean Payton and Mike Smith this season, it’s that neither coach likes to use the brakes.



Dave Newman's "Not In Our House" remix |
Saints song with audio from the Atlanta game! (you might recognize it as 'Brick House' from your younger days.)

Film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - We completed our final NFC South chat of the regular season Friday. I'm sure we'll be chatting more in the postseason, so stay tuned for details on that.

Final Word: NFC South - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 17.

Biggest NFL games of Week 17 -- John Clayton's First & 10 |
Saints are mentioned @ # 5.


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