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Fleur-de-Links: January 7, 2013

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Good point by . There is no way RGIII will play in Pro Bowl after that injury, so expect Drew Brees to make it after all.

Cant believe the debate over rg3 injury and the blame game. Espn all morning. Ultimately the player is only one who knows his body. Up 2 him

Wonder if roger goodell will ban players from playing with knee braces now. U know 2 protect players and make game safer!?

Who y'all got tonight, Notre Dame or Alabama? If ur not in first place ur in last place! Should be a good game tho

"rt : When adversity strikes you respond in one of two ways....You step aside and give in..Or you step up and fight."

If you were wondering who would produce the most over-the-top, self righteous troll piece on RGIII, Tom Joyner just CRUSHED it.

"The journey of life is not to see how much u can get or who u know but whom u can give to and whom u can hel along the way" -momistotle

"Love hard, love deep, love strong, the ability to love doesn't match being in love" lol get em

Report: Cotton bowl to host first post-BCS playoff championship

How many of you LSU fans plan on holding your noses and cheering on Bama tonight to show SEC unity?

Ok so based on twitter feedback nobody gives notre dame real good chance to win. Notre dame offense worries me. Gonna have to score in 20's

Monte kiffin rumors to kc? Tampa 2 from a 3-4 talk about a major change. They have pass rushers though and d johnson would do well in it

Jut saw the wild game innovations bike Paul sr made... Wow factor

Harry Reid: Katrina was 'nothing' in comparison to Sandy

Vitter: Reid's Katrina comments 'revealed himself to be an idiot'

Marrone on analytics department: We used that quite a bit in New Orleans. Want to be innovative.


Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell is in Jacksonville today for his third interview for the Jaguars GM job.

Brees’ record-setting game vs Chargers is up for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year! Vote:

Our site is now virus free. Hackers, pls be productive w your brains. "Until there's a cure, technology is that cure."


Saints Scoop

Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas' TD mark dubbed finalist for league's moment of the year |
Drew Brees up against Peyton Manning, Torrey Smith, Victor Cruz, Kirk Cousins

Drew Brees Nominated for the 2012 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year
Drew Brees honored for his recording-setting performance against the San Diego Chargers

New Orleans Saints Mourn Loss Of Former Strength And Conditioning Coach Russell Paternostro
Russell Paternostro worked for the New Orleans Saints for 16 years

Saints Nation: Final Saints' Player Grades for the 2012 Season

This Date in Saints History: January 7th
2005—Long-time WVUE-TV & WDSU-TV sports director Buddy Diliberto passed away at age 73. A colorful commentator, he served as sports director of WWL-AM from 1991-2005 as host of the station's Saints radio network's pre-game & post-game shows. He was known for calling his less-coherent callers "squirrels."


Playoffs? Don't talk about...Playoffs?

Pete Carroll says FedEx Field was "horrible" | ProFootballTalk
There’s no excuse for anything other than pristine playing conditions at every NFL stadium. The league obsesses over uniformity in every other way. Why not obsess over the quality of the surface on which the game is played?

NFL playoff chat with Advocate sportswriter Les East and Sheldon Mickles | Black and Gold

Texans-Patriots: Five story lines to watch
The Houston Texans and New England Patriots will square off in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs Jan. 13, just five weeks after the Pats embarrassed Houston 42-14 in what had been a highly anticipated

Packers say Vikings great preparation for 49ers rematch
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Perhaps the Minnesota Vikings did the Packers a favor Saturday night. It has been more than 17 weeks since Green Bay played San Francisco in the first week of the season, so long ago that it

Robert Griffin III's lies, Mike Shanahan's poor management doom Redskins in playoffs - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: Robert Griffin III did his job Sunday, only to have Mike Shanahan not do his. The result might be something worse than a playoff loss for Washington.

NFL playoff scenarios - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Follow along as teams jockey for spots in the NFL playoffs. NFL playoff scenarios


Doug Marrone to coach Bills:

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton on new Buffalo Bills Coach Doug Marrone: 'He's ready' |
Marrone is second former Saints assistant coach from Payton's original Saints staff to become an NFL head coach

Doug Marrone says Bills job is 'another dream come true'
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- It's official: Doug Marrone is the Buffalo Bills' new coach. The franchise released the announcement via text message on Monday, and a news conference at the team's facility followed.