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Saints Have Acquired Jeremy Shockey
July 22nd, 2008 under New Orleans Saints, Sports. [ Comments: none ]

Homan and Me

Eyewitness News reporter Juan Kincaid has confirmed that the New Orleans Saints have acquired Jeremy Shockey from the New York Giants for a second and fifth round draft pick.

I’m not sure what to think. He’s a nut job. I’m not sure he’s that great. We’ll see.

Can the Saints Go 6-2 Again?
November 7th, 2006 under New Orleans, New Orleans Saints, Sports. [ Comments: 1 ]

I have to admit that I’m amazed at the Saints 6-2 start. I’m hoping that they can finish the season 12-4. Here’s my prediction:
W–at Pittsburgh
L–at Atlanta
W–San Francisco
W–at Dallas
L–at NY Giants

Drew Brees Won’t Let Mamma Use Him
November 1st, 2006 under New Orleans, Politics, Sports. [ Comments: 1 ]

Brees My favorite quarterback Drew Brees (not just because he’s a Saint–he was great on my fantasy team two years ago) has asked his mother to stop using his picture in TV commercials for her candidacy for a Texas appeals court position.

Read about it here.

I didn’t know about their riff. I really hope they can work it out. It’s not good to be separated from your family.

It’s terrible when money comes between family members. I hope Drew and his mom are able to reconcile. It doesn’t look good, but now that the problem is more public, maybe a close friend can help them.

Nugget Forward Fined for…Well, Read It for Yourself.
May 3rd, 2006 under Humor, Sports. [ Comments: 2 ]

Guess the phrase “Nugget forward” will take on a whole new meaning now:

Denver Nugget forward Reggie Evans was fined $10,000 and retroactively assessed a flagrant foul Monday stemming from an incident with Clipper center Chris Kaman in Game 4.

Kaman said he told referees that Evans grabbed his testicles and “pulled hard,” and repeated his account in an interview with an NBA security official.

Evans disputed Kaman’s version with NBA officials and reporters covering the first-round playoff series, insisting he never touched the 7-foot center’s testicles.

See the video here. FYI: Reggie Evans is a career 5 ppg, 8.7 rpg player but he leads the league in testical pulling.

Joe Horn and Saints Feel Abandoned by Tagliabue
November 25th, 2005 under Friends, Holidaze, Katrina, New Orleans, Sports, Xavier. [ Comments: none ]

I was saddened this Thanksgiving Day to read about the terrible plight of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Horn. In todays’ edition of the Times-Picayune, Horn recounts his hurt feelings of abandonment from NFL commisioner Paul Tagliabue. Several players joined Horn as he lashed out because the Saints players have not had a meeting with Tagliabue.

“Guys are pissed off that Mr. Tagliabue hasn’t said, ‘I’m going to New Orleans, and I’m going to hear their frustrations, and I’m going to hear their pain, so at least when I leave and get back on that plane and go back to New York, they will say I was man enough to come there and confront them.’ That’s what the players want.”

Saints tight end Ernie Conwell called Tagliabue an “absentee father” and said many feel the league has “abandoned” them.

The story is especially upsetting because it was printed on Thanksgiving. The fact that one of my best friends is living in a FEMA trailer in his driveway while another of my friends is 1000 miles away pales in comparison to the Saints’ ordeal. The fact that my income will cease this May and that I’ve been forced to live in Nashville, away from my family, for months seems so trivial now. The dozens of my co-workers at Xavier who’ve lost their jobs and their homes will eventually be able to support themselves and be able to have shelter again. But, Horn and his buddies may never recover from the humiliation of being let down by the NFL (in spite of continuing to receive their million dollar salaries).

So pray for the Saints. It’s got to be really hard for them. I may ask the person who donated her bike to me if I can send it to Joe Horn’s kids for Christmas. I know it will be appreciated. Thanks Joe for helping me get my priorities straight!


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