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Fleur-de-Links: Sunday, January 22

** CSC Programming Note: Be sure to stop by for the Championship Game Open Threads this afternoon. There's been some writing of folks not being able to watch the game and not caring about football anymore, but I know I'll be watching, and hope to join many of you here later. **


thomasmorstead "@mrobi00: @thomasmorstead Whats been kicking?" my right Leg

thomasmorstead "@MarieKern1: @thomasmorstead Just letting you know,,,,Gravity is a myth, the Earth sucks."wrong, the football always comes back down

thomasmorstead "@Kyleleboeuf: @thomasmorstead it doesn't kick too much with @drewbrees, @TheJimmyGraham, @LanceMoore16 on the field" I kickoff too......

Mark_Ingram28 "@DaQuanBowers91: 50 ounce steak!!!"

thomasmorstead "@bradarchibald17: @thomasmorstead how many kicker jokes are there on average every game ☹" minimum of 6

JohnnyPatrick32 What's going on tonight...

camjordan94 I play for keeps #justsayin

dmcallister26 @JeffDuncanTP I thought u would like this bro

camjordan94 I'm so full they wanna dance

Mark_Ingram28 Katt Williams b foolin lol

Mark_Ingram28 S/O to all my followers, I appreciate the support!

camjordan94 Feelin played... Dial 1-800-go-ghost

j_bushrod7475 "@jessmendez_: Time to start packing for Hawaii☀ " hurry n get here Lil mama

camjordan94 Realizing there's no insta-replay on you being played... Grab a whistle, and ref the situation yourself. #flagontheplay

j_bushrod7475 "@GOOSEGEISE: @j_bushrod7475 don't u wish u were home playing in the dome?" yea I def wish that... Miss working with those guys

j_bushrod7475 "@BeachBumGunn: @j_bushrod7475 dont get into the ocean son mad sharks b" u right... It ain't that hot there tho I don't think...

camjordan94 y do I have to b drunk to tweet?that's reckless. I enjoy dancing and been lovin Utah and Watchin this guy get turned down at least 8 times

camjordan94 I'm fist pumpin and this girl come over to swing on my bicep #flagontheplay

camjordan94 Boys on the squad no I fist pump, Dj dark knight @SedrickEllis1 knows bout that Afro jacks, lmfao

hakimdropsball "@camjordan94: Dj dark knight @SedrickEllis1 knows bout that Afro jacks, lmfao" @bradhand your assignment is to get a story on this nickname

JohnnyPatrick32 Had fun tonight again... Goodnight....

ltorrence24 Woke up thinking about hitting up Park City for #Sundance anybody going/been, how is it?


From the Saints Sideline

New Orleans Saints fans shouldn't let the playoff pain linger |
Mark Lorando - The hurt of a last-second loss to the 49ers still feels better than all those years of Who Dat hopelessness.

Drew Brees wants to wrap up long-term contract quickly and keep New Orleans Saints rolling |
Mike Triplett - Brees, growing family will visit Hawaii.

Brees would be ‘beyond stunned’ if he didn’t remain with Saints |
Bradley Handwerger - Drew Brees said he would be "beyond stunned" if he weren’t with the New Orleans Saints in the coming years.

Brees: Focus on keeping Saints together | The Advocate
Brett Martel (AP) - His contract may be expiring, but the Big Easy's biggest sports star doesn't see himself changing teams any time soon.

Pieces in place? | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - Were these Saints better than a team that two years earlier won its first 13 games en route to claiming the title in Super Bowl XLIV?

For Saints, this season was one to remember | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - It will be difficult for followers of the New Orleans Saints to muster much interest in the NFL conference championship games Sunday.

Saints playoff loss most painful season ending for Brees |
Bradley Handwerger - Drew Brees has never had a tougher postseason loss to get over than the Saints’ 36-32 fall to San Francisco.

Saints QB Brees says he’ll always have ‘strong connection’ to New Orleans |
Bradley Handwerger - At some point, Drew Brees’ time with the New Orleans Saints will come to an end. But Friday, he made one thing clear. His time as a New Orleanian never will.

New Orleans Saints had some super times with recently departed Gregg Williams |
John DeShazier - Steve Spagnuolo has a big headset to fill, and not just because there were times when Gregg Williams' ego seemed to stretch to his 10-gallon size.

New Orleans Saints fans starving for good defense |
Jeff Duncan - Team enters offseason looking for a playmaker.

Expert Feedback on the Spagnuolo Hire |
Andrew Juge

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says coaching changes just part of the game |
James Varney - With coaching changes already occurring and more possibly on the horizon for the Saints, quarterback Drew Brees addressed the situation Friday.

When The Saints Lose WE All Lose! | wwl - AM870
Deke Bellavia - It’s been a long week. I’ve tried everything to get the pictures out my head...of Vernon Davis ending our season. (HansDat note: Deke needs a little therapy.)

Hokie: Still Not Over Niners, And Won't Be For A While | WWL - AM870
Jay Vise - Includes video of Hokie's grief - I'm not sure if it's Good Grief or not.

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees' postseason accolade avalanche begins |
James Varney - He enjoyed one of most prolific seasons in NFL history.



Brees family expecting child number 3 |
Drew Brees and his wife Brittany are expecting a third child, the Pro Bowl quarterback confirmed by Tweet Friday.

NFL Picks and Predictions for Conference Championships |
"Experts" from

NFC, AFC championship game score predictions |
The Times-Picayune's NFL panelists predict the winner of today's games.

Suspect ID'd In Murder Of Pat Swilling's Nephew - WWL | AM870
Jay Vise - Investigators with the New Orleans Police Department say they know who killed the nephew of former Saints player Pat Swilling in Lakeview Friday, and have released a photo and description of the suspect.