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Fleur-de-Links, July 13: TGIF

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Summer’s here, folks, and it’s good.

NEW YORK, NY - The 2012 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants players, coaches, and their families and special guests take in a riverside view during a cruise on the Hudson and East River hosted by Mount Airy Casino Resort on board the Rendezvous Yacht.
NEW YORK, NY - The 2012 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants players, coaches, and their families and special guests take in a riverside view during a cruise on the Hudson and East River hosted by Mount Airy Casino Resort on board the Rendezvous Yacht.
Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Mount Airy Casino

Word on the Street

Breaking news on the New Orleans Saints and stories from around the NFC South.

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Lagniappe

The latest updates from far and wide around the NFL, and the greater world of sports.

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Wrong.

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