OK, Saints fans, it has now been just over a week since the world-rocking Saints Bountygate news broke, and from what I've seen, folks have responded in all kinds of ways to the ongoing saga.
It's well understood that the grief process is a long and complicated one, and that everyone works through the five stages of it at her/his own pace. At which stage are you right now? Denial? Anger? Bargaining? Depression? Acceptance? Denial and Anger plus Hungry for Burger?
Go ahead and vote in the poll to indicate your current stage of grief and if you want to, discuss the details of it in the comment section below.
When you're done with that, join me on the other side of the jump to inject some good ole Bountygate-related humor into the grieving process.
No matter where you are in the grieving process over this whole mess, Dr. HansDat prescribes a generous dose of humor to cure what ails you, and there is no lack of material to fill the bill this week.
First I'll drop you an embedded video of sweet and Bounty-licious Taiwanese animation, that I saw in this post from Christmas Ape on Kissing Suzy Kolber:
(This video was originally brought to CSC last night in generic link and Fanshot format by astute and deliciously like-humor-minded members the 9th plague and Satch.)
Christmas Ape is responsible for another funny bit on KSK, as she/he filed this missive, riffing on Bobby Hebert's vlog commentary, as well as this How Screwed Are The Saints? graph to which Dave Fanshot/linked earlier in the week.
Moving off the KSK page, I must then tip my hat to SaintsRule2011, for drawing attention to this Bountygate breakdown piece on the Onion with her/his Friday Fanpost.
You can't help but laugh at this helmet redesign from palewook. Maybe next year instead of giving out cash, they can just put tiny Boba Fett stickers on the back of their helmets to acknowledge big plays.
And who can forget David Taylor's Boba Fett/Saints collision that appeared on Windy City Gridiron?This is even offered in t-shirt format, I believe.
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Please share with us any other funny stuff you came across in the past week about the scandal, because how does that saying go? Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry, and the world laughs at you. I think I'm off a bit there, but you get my point.
I also like this one: He (she) who laughs last, laughs best.
And no series of classy quotes about laughing would be complete without Gandhi's words: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
This brings me back to my stages of grief question above...and I'm thinking that maybe instead of asking that one, I should have asked where are you in the Gandhi stages of revolution? The Saints have been ignored and laughed at for most of the team's existence, and maybe now it's time to fight and win (again).