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Saints News, 8/21/15: Mercedes-Benz to Apply Name to Falcons' New Stadium!

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WTF? From Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com: Via Don Muret of SportsBusiness Journal, the futuristic change purse being constructed in Atlanta will bear the name of the German automotive giant. Mercedes-Benz already has applied its name to the Superdome, where the Saints play.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mercedez-Benz to apply name to a second NFL stadium, and second stadium in NFC South <a href="http://t.co/Xu45Q8HAtO">http://t.co/Xu45Q8HAtO</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/634733718385598465">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great line from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton after QB challenge: &quot;We don&#39;t hand out participation trophies. But let record show that <a href="https://twitter.com/bubbawatson">@BubbaWatson</a>...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/634730122600423425">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton ctd: ... Let the record show that <a href="https://twitter.com/bubbawatson">@BubbaWatson</a> finished ahead of our third-round draft pick.&quot; <a href="http://t.co/rbHGM5whkV">http://t.co/rbHGM5whkV</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/634730468198453248">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Judge Berman tried to go over Roger Goodell&#39;s head; should Judge Berman keep trying? <a href="http://t.co/GG8xntas1B">http://t.co/GG8xntas1B</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/634729079183384576">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The best <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsQB?src=hash">#SaintsQB</a> Challenge yet! <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPayton">@SeanPayton</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/bubbawatson">@BubbaWatson</a> join the fun WATCH: <a href="http://t.co/Sz5owaP6Vf">http://t.co/Sz5owaP6Vf</a> <a href="http://t.co/RrsctDJ2Bq">pic.twitter.com/RrsctDJ2Bq</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/634723694129119232">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mercedes-Benz acquires naming rights to Atlanta Falcons&#39; new stadium, report says <a href="http://t.co/p8xjOMeYKC">http://t.co/p8xjOMeYKC</a></p>&mdash; NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews/status/634720747957583872">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yep. This is an exquisite troll move by Benz and the old man. <a href="https://t.co/6gPzKD974H">https://t.co/6gPzKD974H</a></p>&mdash; Fred DiBiase (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/634718395129327616">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Deflate-gate is rotting Roger Goodell&#39;s spoils of lockout victory, <a href="https://twitter.com/DanWetzel">@DanWetzel</a> writes. <a href="http://t.co/w49QFEHLUs">http://t.co/w49QFEHLUs</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/634714565197066240">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Randy Moss, Malcolm Butler praise <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> WR Brandin Cooks: &#39;Sky&#39;s the limit&#39; <a href="http://t.co/dOYQFbyFAZ">http://t.co/dOYQFbyFAZ</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/634704393296834560">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy birthday to my beautiful baby sis <a href="https://twitter.com/maliiaai">@maliiaai</a>!!! Enjoy your day, God is good!!! Everyone show her some love!</p>&mdash; Mark Ingram (@MarkIngram22) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22/status/634703318275768320">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Start your day today with the Saints Training Camp QB Competition w special guests Sean Payton and <a href="https://twitter.com/bubbawatson">@bubbawatson</a> <a href="http://t.co/wZaGLLsTO3">pic.twitter.com/wZaGLLsTO3</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/634696085672468480">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can&#39;t wait to get back to da Boot </p>&mdash; Dannell Ellerbe (@ellerbe59) <a href="https://twitter.com/ellerbe59/status/634695097498619905">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fight for what you want in life. It&#39;s not going to be handed to you. Hard work pays off, No matter… <a href="https://t.co/duZvLRFCcm">https://t.co/duZvLRFCcm</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/status/634597912652214272">August 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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