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Saints News: 6/16/13 - Happy Father's Day!!!

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This time around, I have a bunch of Father's Day related tweets and links, both reverent and irreverent, lots of lagniappe, and only one actual Saints story. ENJOY! We can let this be our Father's Day Open Thread, too. Whatchoo up to today???

Daddy's little girl. Hope she asked Goodell, "Who's your daddy?"
Daddy's little girl. Hope she asked Goodell, "Who's your daddy?"
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy fathers day to all my Pops!!!Moms let him do what he wants to do not what u have planned for him.It&#39;s FATHERS DAY NOT MOMS DECIDE DAY!</p>&mdash; Joe Horn (@JoeHorn87) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeHorn87/statuses/346239528639537152">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>
Don't act like you didn't know I'd lead with Joe Horn, the Godfather of Fathers, the seed-sower of discontent.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>My dad...And Happy Father&#39;s Day to anyone lucky enough to spend it as a dad or with your dad….. <a href="http://t.co/JOshYFkY6q">pic.twitter.com/JOshYFkY6q</a></p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/346243413500362752">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Fathers Day <a href="https://twitter.com/scoutsout">@scoutsout</a> and all the DADS today.</p>&mdash; Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric1) <a href="https://twitter.com/KristianGaric1/statuses/346256166315245569">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Father&#39;s Day! <a href="http://t.co/o5ieKudSVe">pic.twitter.com/o5ieKudSVe</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Juge (@AndrewJuge) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewJuge/statuses/346261857289531394">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Father&#39;s Day isn&#39;t a day for fathers to do nothing. It&#39;s an occasion to renew our commitments and obligations to our families.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/346262009194635264">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Going out for cigarettes, brb MT <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk">@ProFootballTalk</a>: Father&#39;s Day ... an occasion to renew our commitments and obligations to our families.</p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="https://twitter.com/justRVB/statuses/346262745441792000">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thank God I was able to get some valuable morality lessons from Mike Florio first thing this morning. Father&#39;s Day is saved!</p>&mdash; ryan van bibber (@justRVB) <a href="https://twitter.com/justRVB/statuses/346263506389192704">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hope it&#39;s a blessed day for all the daddies, grandpas, pop-pops, uncles, older brothers or anyone in the role of a father figure to a child</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/346266271265996800">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Good morning <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a> fans</p>&mdash; Martez Wilson (@MartezWilson95) <a href="https://twitter.com/MartezWilson95/statuses/346269415727304704">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Father&#39;s Day 2 all the fathers in the world Especially <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23mydad&amp;src=hash">#mydad</a> &amp; the <a href="https://twitter.com/WhoDat">@WhoDat</a> Dads &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> Dads</p>&mdash; Martez Wilson (@MartezWilson95) <a href="https://twitter.com/MartezWilson95/statuses/346270216881307648">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Best advice I ever got from my dad: Act like you already are whatever you are trying to be.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/346272273751232512">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just like with Mother&#39;s Day, condolences to everyone who has lost their father, and to every father who has lost a child.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/346272485722947584">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Father’s Day to all the daddy’s out there today may God bless u</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/346274448145518592">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Do something special for your dad today! I know that mine is the best coach I could have asked for. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HappyFathersDay&amp;src=hash">#HappyFathersDay</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/346274905840562176">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Father&#39;s Day to all the single moms who sacrifice all they have to provide for the little ones they love.</p>&mdash; Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham/statuses/346275363120365569">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Father day gift from <a href="https://twitter.com/RB_LiLmama">@rb_lilmama</a> <a href="http://t.co/ue3KieeVoU">http://t.co/ue3KieeVoU</a></p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/346276314615009280">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Arrogance bleeds Insecurity ... don&#39;t be <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ThatGuy&amp;src=hash">#ThatGuy</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/346281031755759616">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>&quot;My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HappyFathersDay&amp;src=hash">#HappyFathersDay</a> &#10;-Jim Valvano</p>&mdash; Mike Karney (@Karney44) <a href="https://twitter.com/Karney44/statuses/346283534538907648">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Disagree RT <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk">@ProFootballTalk</a>: Father&#39;s Day isn&#39;t a day for fathers to do nothing. It&#39;s an occasion to renew our obligations to our families</p>&mdash; Andrew Juge (@AndrewJuge) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewJuge/statuses/346283760867745795">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>High five to all my bros who have had the good sense to only deposit their seed in SAFE places.</p>&mdash; Adrian Antonini (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/346287063009726465">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Father&#39;s Day to all of the dads out there!!!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/346287476773642241">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Father&#39;s Day! Here are the father-son coaching combos in the NFL: <a href="http://t.co/PlE2jSzOf2">http://t.co/PlE2jSzOf2</a></p>&mdash; Dan Pompei (@danpompei) <a href="https://twitter.com/danpompei/statuses/346279656925822977">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A Father&#39;s Day story on a pro coach unlike any I&#39;ve met over 40 years in this business, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Pelicans&amp;src=hash">#Pelicans</a> Monty Williams <a href="http://t.co/RTt4hcCDXI">http://t.co/RTt4hcCDXI</a></p>&mdash; Jimmy Smith (@JimmySmith504) <a href="https://twitter.com/JimmySmith504/statuses/346280519589314561">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Don&#39;t forget about my <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ChicagoBlackhawks&amp;src=hash">#ChicagoBlackhawks</a> must <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Win&amp;src=hash">#Win</a></p>&mdash; Martez Wilson (@MartezWilson95) <a href="https://twitter.com/MartezWilson95/statuses/346289402735104000">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>HUGE Father&#39;s Day shoutout to Tywin Lannister!</p>&mdash; Adrian Antonini (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/346290924940320768">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Father&#39;s Day to the real dads!! All the deadbeats need to rethink their life, be a man, and step up!</p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/statuses/346291252326694915">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Who Dat, Baby? That great <a href="https://twitter.com/iWillSmith">@iWillSmith</a> guy Dat&#39;s who! <a href="http://t.co/IJp3W6dHNk">pic.twitter.com/IJp3W6dHNk</a></p>&mdash; WhoDatWarriors (@WhoDatWarriors) <a href="https://twitter.com/WhoDatWarriors/statuses/346016707900489729">June 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Father&#39;s Day.</p>&mdash; Will Smith (@iWillSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/iWillSmith/statuses/346301833079320577">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I nominate Falcon as the name for the Kanye/Kim satan spawn</p>&mdash; Duris Holmes (@duris) <a href="https://twitter.com/duris/statuses/346304165603065856">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>My old man, on the scales: Was my racist truck driver father a hero anyway? A classic, for Father&#39;s Day: <a href="http://t.co/ikpWyf1kRA">http://t.co/ikpWyf1kRA</a></p>&mdash; Deadspin (@Deadspin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Deadspin/statuses/346306226713411585">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If u hanging w/ em but I don&#39;t Bang w/ em den I don&#39;t hang w/ u....Lets not forget I don&#39;t need ANY1 But <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GOD&amp;src=hash">#GOD</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HAPPYDADSDAY&amp;src=hash">#HAPPYDADSDAY</a></p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/346307485994475520">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>❤❤❤ RT <a href="https://twitter.com/WBrettWilson">@WBrettWilson</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23QUOTE&amp;src=hash">#QUOTE</a> - &quot;No one in this world can love a girl more than her father&quot; - Michael Ratnadeepak</p>&mdash; Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) <a href="https://twitter.com/ErinAndrews/statuses/346309198008700928">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>This guy, a true gentleman, great leader, role model and man of wisdom who helped mold me into what… <a href="http://t.co/QApfpu0Y2x">http://t.co/QApfpu0Y2x</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/346312757769039873">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy Father&#39;s Day!!</p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/346314229638373376">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Luv my lil princess <a href="http://t.co/UCYPHw7y7R">pic.twitter.com/UCYPHw7y7R</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonVilma51/statuses/346315957037318144">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Prov. 22:6 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HappyFathersDay&amp;src=hash">#HappyFathersDay</a></p>&mdash; Ben Grubbs (@BenGrubbs66) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenGrubbs66/statuses/346317912488960000">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy fathers day 2 the men who have chosen 2 b great fathers, mentors, idols, and examples 4 their kids. Its most rewarding thing in life!</p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/346320048803180544">June 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

Father's Day-de-Links

‘Blessed’ Saints QB Luke McCown expecting sixth child | The Advocate
Ted Lewis - Luke and Katy McCown don’t intend to become the NFL’s version of the Duggars.

Steve Gleason's Son Rivers Fuels His Motivation to Continue to Fight ALS | neworleanssaints.com
Alex Restrepo - Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason says the love he has for his son Rivers at times makes him forget he has ALS.

Manning, Harbaugh dads share with, learn from sons | The Advocate
Barry Wilner - The patriarchs of the NFL’s first families of quarterbacks and coaches are anything but interfering dads.

Delhomme family shares lifelong love of racing with Set-Hut Stables | The Advocate
Scott Hotard - Many fathers in south Louisiana bond with their children in duck blinds or fishing holes.

Southern’s Roman Banks goes from ‘Dad’ to ‘Coach’ | The Advocate
Scott Hotard - Back in September, when Tre’Lun Banks made his official recruiting visit to Southern, the college basketball prospect from Scotlandville High School enjoyed dinner with the SU coaching staff.

Leonard Fournette’s father keeps family’s focus on the future | The Advocate
Ted Lewis - For the past five years, Leonard Fournette Jr. has roused his sons at the ungodly time of 4:45 a.m. to drive them from their Slidell home to St. Augustine High School in New Orleans.

Harbaugh brothers competing even on Father's Day | NFL.com
HansDat note: Token Harbaugh story on Father's Day. Don't act like you didn't know this was coming.

Father's Day Photo Gallery | NFL.com
Slideshow of Dads in the NFL, for Dads in the world.

Never Give Your Kid A Cold Shower: Advice From The Worst Dad On Earth | deadspin.com
Drew Magary - Excerpted from Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood, which makes a great Father's Day gift for foul-mouthed dads everywhere.

NFL Father's Day Cards | ProFootballMock.com
Yup, they're funny, allright! And warning - Michael Vick has a tasteless one in the mix.

KSK Kommenter Draft: NFL Drinking Buddy | Kissing Suzy Kolber
HansDat note: Click through just to see the picture of Jay Cutler, a beer, and his baby. In one picture.

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Saints Story

Analysis: Taking stock as the Saints’ summer nears | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - Next man up. Those three words have become part of the everyday sports vernacular.

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Lagniappe

Richard Seymour says nothing doing with Falcons right now | ProFootballTalk
Josh Alper

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Dan Pompei - Monte Kiffin shares the secrets of a coaching tree; best father-son coaching combos and a whirl around the league.

Robert Kraft: Vladimir Putin Stole My Super Bowl Ring | kissingsuzykolber.com
Danger Guerrero - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Vladimir Putin stole his Super Bowl ring.

NFL Announces New Bag Restrictions, Renders Millions Of Purses Useless And Alienates Female Fans | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Sarah Sprague - The women's perspective...

Taiwanese Animators Come Up With Other Racist Team Names | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Christmas Ape

Tony Romo Apparently To Blame For Basketball Turnovers As Well | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Christmas Ape

"I Forgive Aaron Rodgers" | ProFootballMock.com
Brett Favre - As you probably know, I didn’t exactly leave Green Bay on the greatest of terms.