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Fleur-de-Links: Sunday, June 3



Mark Ingram Headed back to Nola wit the homies @JohnnyPatrick32 @NateBUSSEY59 @J_7TRE_E #atthesamedamntime #FirstClassFlow ✈✈

Mark Ingram My baby waitin on me to get back home

Jedidiah CollinsNew Orleans Acme Oyster Festival New record Sonja Thomas with 47 DOZEN Ousters!!!! #UnReal

Johnny Patrick"@misslisamorales: Ahhhhh Heat & Celtics game tonight !!!

Brian de la Puente@Mark_Ingram28 @Harp41 @camjordan94 GO BEARS!!! #wegotthis #calsoftball

Mark Ingram "@BriandelaPuente: @Mark_Ingram28 @Harp41 @camjordan94 GO BEARS!!! #wegotthis #calsoftball" #RollTide allll day

Mark Ingram #WheelsUp ✌✌✈✈

New Orleans Saints#DomePatrol

Andrew Tiller Got a taste for some ice cream right about now

Andrew Tiller Soooo everybody going too summer jam today huh? That's cool that's cool!!

Alex Restrepo@JonVilma51 can u beat? RT @eatingcontest New World Record: 47 dozen oysters in 8 mins

Chase Daniel Tiger, Tiger Woods y'all. Always fun to see him in the hunt! What a shot on #16!

Jedidiah Collins"@FletcherMackel: PHOTO me & @traversmackel at @acmeoyster oyster eating contest" Good seeing Mackel bros & good time!

Held OverHaving trouble reading Sean Pamphilon's essay. Not because of subject matter, but because he doesn't know how to use commas.

Jedidiah Collins"@2011superman: how Much time she had to eat them" She ate 2 dozen in 18 seconds & the rest in total of 8 minutes! I did 16 total in 2 mins

Roman Harper @‏BriandelaPuente @mark_ingram28 @camjordan94 the lady on the tv was just quoted saying "this may be Cal's last bat of the season" RTR


From the Saints Sideline

Past factors into Coach Joe Vitt's vision for New Orleans Saints' future |
Peter Finney - When Sean Payton landed the job as Saints coach in 2006, he made Joe Vitt one of his first hires.

Somehow New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles aims on topping last year |
John DeShazier - I'll see your Brees, and raise you a Darren Sproles.

Canadian Kid | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - Hicks trying to find his comfort zone with Saints.

Breaking down Saints 'hot read' vs. pressure | National Football Post
Matt Bowen - Using video to highlight Brees to Sproles vs. 49ers.


Crime and Punishment

Jonathan Vilma's lawyer blasts Roger Goodell over 'ledger' |
The lawyer for suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma hit back at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday, accusing Goodell of being "misguided and irresponsible," in a statement obtained by's Steve Wyche.

Vilma lawyer: Ledger doesn't show bounties - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - The ledger the NFL reportedly has shows no proof that the New Orleans Saints placed bounties on opponents, the lawyer for Jonathan Vilma said Saturday.

Lawyer for Jonathan Vilma responds to ledger issue |
Peter Ginsberg, the attorney for suspended Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, issued a statement Saturday claiming a Yahoo! report of a ledger that tracked payments in the Saints' bounty program further demonstrates "how misguided and irresponsible Commissioner (Roger) Goodell has been in handling this issue."

No smoking gun but plenty enough to shoot holes through Saints' case |
Mike Freeman - It isn't a smoking gun, but the ledger -- and other recent evidence -- is another piece of a picture showing Saints guilt.

No smoking gun but plenty enough to shoot holes through Saints' case |
Mike Freeman - It isn't a smoking gun, but the ledger -- and other recent evidence -- is another piece of a picture showing Saints guilt.



Around the NFC South - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Time for a quick run through some headlines from around the NFC South.

Match Game: New Battles in the NFC South |
All four teams in the Bucs’ division continue to evolve, with newcomers in Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans and Tampa Bay promising intriguing new matchups in the NFC South.

Maddened Lions fan pleads guilty to telephone bomb threat against Superdome |
Bruce Nolan - A distraught Detroit Lions fan pleaded guilty in federal court in Detroit Friday to threatening to blow up the packed Mercedes Benz Superdome as his Lions went down to defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints earlier this year.

Saints president Dennis Lausha (sic) will teach a class at Loyola |
The class will be on the business of football on June 22 and 23.

Our times: New Orleans Saints are named in 1966 |
The opportunity to name the city’s NFL team had the New Orleans area abuzz throughout much of 1966. (Includes image of T-P front pages from 1966)