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Saints News 6/30/13: Drew Brees Nominated For 2013 ESPY

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This is about as bad as it gets. I've not only covered this in an individual post just moments ago, but now it's another headline for me in the FDL. GUH. I hate the offseason. Oh, wait!! I found two new "Five Questions Going Into Training Camp" stories on the Saints - woohoo!!

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@DrewBrees</a> has been nominated for "Best Record-Breaking Performance" in the 2013 <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPYS">@ESPYs</a>! Vote here: <a href="http://t.co/ZoTKmoqND0">http://t.co/ZoTKmoqND0</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/351384112013127680">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Brees received the <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPYS">@ESPYs</a> nomination for breaking Johnny Unitas&#39; record of consecutive games with a TD pass: <a href="http://t.co/ZoTKmoqND0">http://t.co/ZoTKmoqND0</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/351384993647431682">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Our camp coaches represented 9 different universities and 2 NFL teams! Thanks fellas! <a href="http://t.co/ykZmhQ92sL">pic.twitter.com/ykZmhQ92sL</a></p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/351373711347171329">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Thinking about seeing z world...had anyone seen it yet?</p>&mdash; John Jenkins (@jenkinsjohn6) <a href="https://twitter.com/jenkinsjohn6/statuses/351385075650265089">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Today&#39;s workout!! <a href="http://t.co/PcSPWzJw7D">pic.twitter.com/PcSPWzJw7D</a></p>&mdash; Brian de la Puente (@BriandelaPuente) <a href="https://twitter.com/BriandelaPuente/statuses/351386012611653634">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The next thing you know, we won&#39;t be able to drive drunk! &quot;When the Redskins debate went full crazy!&quot; <a href="http://t.co/gImFRxVc8m">http://t.co/gImFRxVc8m</a></p>&mdash; Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/EdgeofSports/statuses/351387309444317184">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can&#39;t wait to workout out tomorrow </p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/351389123661139968">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I&#39;m up... I&#39;m active... I&#39;m redta go... I&#39;m in this than... so u know... what&#39;s really good tho!!!</p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/351389715229982721">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Can&#39;t wait until it&#39;s time to spend my Sunday in front of a packed out Superdome. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/351389953923629057">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41">@Harp41</a> can&#39;t wait to fly over from UK and watch you !</p>&mdash; Adam Johnson (@_Adam_89) <a href="https://twitter.com/_Adam_89/statuses/351390385785937921">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Love time at home with family and friends</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/statuses/351397076069908481">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Beachhhh </p>&mdash; Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) <a href="https://twitter.com/KSTiLLS/statuses/351403947396825088">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Well, my daughter&#39;s Hunger Games themed birthday party was a complete disaster but on the upside there was loads cake left at the end.</p>&mdash; Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) <a href="https://twitter.com/simonpegg/statuses/351407032689111041">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Schiano: Da&#39;Quan Bowers has to go through pain of being every-down player <a href="http://t.co/zHQY5ILDmK">http://t.co/zHQY5ILDmK</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/351413166317633536">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Bone on bone pain????

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>False! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23champion&amp;src=hash">#champion</a> RT <a href="https://twitter.com/KaseyTrione">@KaseyTrione</a>: Getting ready to destroy <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16">@LanceMoore16</a> at these video games!</p>&mdash; Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) <a href="https://twitter.com/LanceMoore16/statuses/351422733806084096">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/CSCtweet">@CSCtweet</a> headline change: Drew Brees nominated for award he won&#39;t win</p>&mdash; Held Over (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/351448375440326657">June 30, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Who's your pick? CJ, Wambach, or Phelps?

Saints Stuff

5 Questions For The Saints Heading Into Training Camp - WWL | AM870 | FM105.3
Kristian Garic

Five Biggest Questions Going Into Saints' Training Camp | thesaintsnation.com
Juge - (HansDat note: Andrew, I can guarantee you we'll see "marketed improvement" by the defense in 2013. Hell, Payton, Ryan, and the team will be spinning and selling the idea of improvement each and every week to try and convince everyone things are better!!)

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Len Pasquarelli’s debut at the National Football Post - Victor Butler has never had more than three sacks in a season, but the linebacker, signed by New Orleans as a free agent, was critical to the Saints as new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan moves the unit to a 3-4 in 2013. But with Butler suffering an ACL injury that will sideline him the entire season, Ryan and the Saints are scrambling for a rush linebacker. Former end Will Smith probably isn’t athletic enough, which could catapult the relatively inexperienced Junior Galette into a prominent role. Galette has 9 ½ sacks in three seasons as a backup, including five last year, and he arguably best fits the profile Ryan is seeking.

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Lagniappe

Bill Barnwell breaks down the numerous flaws in the NFL 100 list | Grantland.com
There is one list of the best players in football made by the men who actually play the game — and it couldn't be more problematic.

Aaron Hernandez and the death of Odin Lloyd | Grantland.com
Charles P. Pierce - Up here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts this summer, the circus truly has come to town.

Bernard Pollard Was The Last Player To Tackle Aaron Hernandez | Kissing Suzy Kolber
Christmas Ape

What Does Shane Vereen Know And When Did He Know It? | Kissing Suzy Kolber
PFT Commenter

"I Guess We Need To Give Players A 'Please Don't Commit Murder' Speech | ProFootballMock.com
Roger Goodell - I suppose we should have nipped this thing in the bud by, I don’t know, giving players an annual "Please Don’t Commit Murder" speech, I guess?

Colts’ Joe Lefeged arrested on gun charge | The Advocate
Associated Press - Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday after officers found a semi-automatic pistol in the car he was riding in, police said.

The NFL criminals greatest hits! | Kissing Suzy Kolber
David Rappoccio - Introducing the newest spinoff of the "NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC" series, "NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY!"

Risk for Redskins in Makeover of Team Mascot | NYTimes.com
Scott Cacciola - The chorus calling for a change in the team’s name broadened last month when 10 members of Congress condemned the franchise for using a "racial, derogatory slur" as its mascot.

This Is Where The Debate Over "Redskins" Went Completely Off The Rails | deadspin.com
Sean Newell - We've finally come to the end of the crazy line in the Washington Redskins name debate. It's going to be hard to top Walter E. Williams writing about "busybodies and tyrants" for The Oakland Press in a column so nuts you really want it to be satire.

KSK Kommenter Draft: Your Personal Celebrity Chef | Kissing Suzy Kolber
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