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Fleur-de-Links: January 29, 2013

Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news and opinion. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Super Bowl Media Day gets overrun by a circus of media clowns....and I'm not just referring to the ones with paint on their faces.

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Old pictures of Justice and I

Let's go peeps! Send us your anti-Goodell photos!!

I need to help me give these ladies a taste of my new orange moscato wine !!!!

Thanks to the fifth ward elementary students & Play 60 for an awesome day!

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A prize for whoever photobombs Goodell wearing this shirt! RT:

thanks for the pic...

First in line for day! !

RT : SI: Alabama players may have used banned substance before '12 national title

Biggest crowd at Media Day in the : Ray Lewis

We have an NFLPA players only party this friday night in New Orleans...details??? Ask me or

St. Rose, La. native/Destrehan HS alum Ed Reed said growing up he was "all about the black & gold"

Ozzie Newsome just made a crack about how he was in the Dome that he was here two years ago that LSU never made it past the 50 vs. Bama.

"I just thought it was hilarious" - Ray Lewis on Kenan Thompson's impression of him on SNL

Judge OKs $4B BP oil spill criminal settlement

Jonathan Goodwin said he thinks the Saints should be able to make the transition to a 3-4 just fine.

Proof the economy is recovering: The clown quotient was notably higher at media day, after couple down years. Travel budgets are back.

NOLA native Marshall Faulk on the Super Bowl "I am incredibly happy to see my hometown on the big stage again"

Randy Moss says he's the greatest WR of all time - even greater than Jerry Rice: Where do you rank him?

AJ McCarron's girlfriend was fielding questions and has a team of handlers.

Caught up with Niners assistant coaches Jim Tomsula and Ed Donatell about their interest in defensive coordinator job.

Tomsula and Donatell could be two names to watch for the DC job once the Super Bowl ends.

Both Niners coaches said they would like to become coordinators, but neither wanted to address the job specifically.

2 of the fastest men in Saints history: and Fast Freddie

Sounds like Randy Moss is stealing Media Day! Who would've thought it?


Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints?

Report: Chad Jones will work out for Saints | ProFootballTalk
The prospect of Jones, who grew up in New Orleans and went to LSU, making a comeback with the Saints after three years trying to get back what he lost in the accident sounds like something Hollywood would dream up. It also makes it pretty easy to root for.

49ers could have multiple candidates for New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator opening |
Niners secondary coach Ed Donatell, defensive line coach Jim Tomsula 'absolutely' strive to become defensive coordinators

New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley right at home in Sportsman's Paradise |
Avid outdoorsman squeezes in speckled trout trip during busy Super Bowl week.

Saints will not get back 2013 2nd round draft pick | New Orleans
The Saints will not get back their second round pick in April’s NFL draft, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said during an online Q&A session with fans Monday.

Loomis worked 2012 under new contract | New Orleans
Saints general manager Mickey Loomis worked the 2012 season under a contract extension he signed in August, Vice President of Communications Greg Bensel said Monday.

Saints announce Loomis' 5-year extension | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
Bensel says Loomis agreed to the deal last August but the team chose not to discuss it publicly until Monday, when the subject came up during media events connected to the Super Bowl. The game will be played in New Orleans this Sunday.

Saints' Chris Reis had "Recovery of a Lifetime" | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
NEW ORLEANS — When New Orleans Saints safety Chris Reis emerged from a mass of humanity with a loose football in Super Bowl XLIV, it change…

New Orleans Saints defensive changes caught players by surprise |
"We are going to find out (if the Saints have the personnel to move to a 3-4 defense)," Jordan said. "I think we have the talent to do what we need to do. I'm not sure how we fell off this past year but we'll find a way to get back."


Get a load of this troll. This is a joke, right?

TROLL TUESDAY: Does New Orleans deserve to host the Super Bowl? -
After a year of spewing outrage at the NFL and Roger Goodell, the city of New Orleans gets to host the Super Bowl this weekend. Does this make sense to anyone?


Super Bowl Media Day

Ray Lewis: No one at Media Day is qualified to ask about murder case | ProFootballTalk
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis had to know heading into Super Bowl Media Day that he would be asked about pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in connection with a 2000 incident in which two men were stabbed to death and Lewis was initially charged with murder.

Ray Lewis denies using banned substance | ProFootballTalk
Hours after Sports Illustrated reported that Ray Lewis has been given deer antler extract, which contains a substance banned by the NFL as a performance-enhancer, Lewis insisted that that's not the case.

Roger Goodell not welcome at several New Orleans bars | ProFootballTalk
Despite an appeal from Saints head coach Sean Payton to give commissioner Roger Goodell a warm welcome, the city of New Orleans is still holding a grudge over Bountygate.

Super Bowl brings O.J. Brigance, Steve Gleason together | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
NEW ORLEANS — It was fitting that O.J. Brigance was an honorary team captain for the Baltimore Ravens, presenting a trophy to them when the…

Rita Benson LeBlanc Helps Kickoff Super Bowl XLVII Festivities
LeBlanc was a guest on NFL Network’s "NFL AM" show Monday morning

Have Fans Lost the Super Bowl Forever?
This celebration that used to be the ultimate pay-off for the die-hard has evolved into a corporate monster, a monster who dictates you’d better be rich, lucky or well-connected if you even want to think about taking part.

Super Bowl 2013 Media Day launches at the Superdome with crowds of reporters shopping for quotes, fans taking in the spectacle |
The pageantry that is Media Day for Super Bowl 2013 is under way at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where professional football players and coaches sit in a row of one-man miniature stages, with their own spotlights and speaker systems, stretching across the field as thousands of news media members circulate among them, shopping for quotes as if from a food court. During the morning session with the San Francisco 49ers, serious-minded reporters mixed with a reporter dressed as a super hero, one dressed as a clown and a Mardi Gras king.



NFL players are dying and few care - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Football violence in KILLING players, Jen Floyd Engel says. NFL players are dying and few care

NFL steps up lobbying and political giving |
"With increasing scrutiny and coverage of the lasting, debilitating effects football careers can have on players' health, the NFL has gone into damage control mode - pumping up its lobbying, spending and donations to influential members of Congress," said Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Melanie Sloan.

Jets say they have no interest in JaMarcus Russell | ProFootballTalk
There doesn't appear to be a need for you to rush out and buy JaMarcus Russell Jets jersey just yet. Reports on Tuesday morning had the Jets holding "very exploratory, informal discussions" about the former first overall pick in the draft whose tenure with the Raiders came to an end after just 31...

Atlanta the latest to hear threats of L.A. eyeballing team | ProFootballTalk
It was Charlotte recently, now it’s moved down Interstate 85 to Atlanta, where the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Falcons owner Arthur Blank has told area officials he had been approached by L.A. interests who want to move his team there.

Rob Ryan won’t be Rams defensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
Rob Ryan said it would take five minutes for him to land a new job after being fired as the Cowboys defensive coordinator, but the clock's still ticking and Ryan still doesn't have a job. The Rams announced on Twitter Tuesday that Ryan would not be the team's defensive coordinator in 2013.

moosedenied " Blog Archive " Yo, Barkevious. Who do you think you are, former New Orleans Saints linebacker Pat Swilling?
Alright Barkevious, it's high time we set a few things straight here before this situation gets out of hand.



Getting jazzed up with New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer - NFL Videos
NFL Network's Michelle Beisner journeys out into the New Orleans jazz scene with New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer, learning about the city's culture and music.