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  1. Thought some of you guys would want to check this out. Since I had a Top 10 worst Free Agent Signings in Saints History, it's only fair to have a Top 10 Best Signings --- I'm down to #8 Right now -- Jerry Fontenot. If you want to check out all the Worst Free Agent Signings, Here it IS. Check it out and let me know what you think.
  2. Almost everyone I know points to Tracy Porter's interception or the onside kick in the Super Bowl as the greatest plays in franchise history. Me? I think the greatest play in Saints History is Hartley's kick to win the NFC Championship because it marks a new era in Saint's football. Just the idea of the New Orleans Saints making it to the Super Bowl at one time was almost laughable. Before then that kick would have been nullified by a penalty or some other incomprehensible happenstance to keep us out of the Big Game. You old school guys know what I'm talking about. Even at our best, the stars were always lined up to deny us that big win when we needed it.
  3. I can't think of too many other players we've had that have been as consistent as him on defense. And to me he has battled through mediocrity to become one of the top defensive players in the NFL. For a long time it seemed he was just the best player on a bad defense but he has definitely proved his critics (like me) wrong.
  4. She has he had blonde hair, 6 ft 2in, maybe 240 pounds. Looking on the internet I found an Entergy Employee who was honored at the game .... but nothing on a Saints player
  5. I had someone send me an email asking about the November 2015 Game against the Giants, the one where Drew and Eli combined for, I think 13 touchdowns. Well they said that during the Half-time show a former Saints was honored. Who was he? I thought it could have been Morten Andersen, but they said no. They say he use to play the same time as Archie. Here is his picture: he looks a whole lot younger than Archie!
  6. 61 years old................ That's too early.
  7. I hear ya'. I think I've shared here about when I was a little kid I used to take my GI Joe's and pretend they were Saints players and then proceed to play out these fantastical seasons. Ever since then I always dreamed about having a Hall of Fame caliber quarterback like Montana or Staubach. Drew Brees fulfilled that desire many times over. And I tell you - I'm sure everyone here is aware of my interest in NFL history - when Brees broke Unitas' consecutive games with a touchdown pass record I was ecstatic. That was a record many thought would never be broken. And, he was on track to break it again. And I know what you mean about being a fan in a few years....... I feel the same way - and it's not just the protest thing.
  8. As excited as I am about Drew getting a shot at those records, I really think they won't stand long. The game today is almost entirely centered around passing and I think 5,000 yard seasons will become more common.
  9. That crossed my mind too. Maybe he can make more money playing in the CFL than sitting the bench in the NFL.
  10. "Sometimes the best players don't get to play"........ Wow. Well, this tells me the competition at linebacker must be pretty fierce.
  11. It's stuff like this that is just killing the game for me. You remember that goofy show, it was like American Warriors or something like that? Where these muscle-bound steroid junkies would run this obstacle course made of giant air bags and cushions while they wore helmets and pads and shot at each other with over-sized nerf balls? The announcers would be straining trying to make it sound exciting. My fear is that one day the NFL will turn into something like that.
  12. LINK LSU legend, Heisman winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80 3:24 PM AST Chris LowESPN Senior Staff Writer Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Billy Cannon, a bruising running back who led an 11-0 LSU team to the 1958 national championship and won the 1959 Heisman Trophy, then years later served time in federal prison for his role in a counterfeiting scheme, died Sunday at age 80. Cannon delivered one of the more memorable plays in college football history with his "Halloween Run" against No. 3 Ole Miss in 1959, an 89-yard punt return for a touchdown in which he broke tackles from nearly every defender. It was LSU's 19th straight win, and a few weeks later, Cannon became LSU's first and only Heisman Trophy winner. Cannon, also a defensive back in college, and Warren Rabb combined to make a game-saving tackle on fourth down from the 1-yard line with 18 seconds remaining to keep Ole Miss out of the end zone and preserve a 7-3 win in an iconic 1959 game between the SEC powerhouses. Cannon finished with just 598 yards and five touchdowns during his Heisman Trophy season, but his flair for the dramatic won over the Heisman voters. "The thing that clinched the Heisman for me was that I made a play or two in a big game," Cannon later said. Billy Cannon passed away peacefully in his home early Sunday morning. He was 80 years old. The entire #LSU family mourns with the Cannons and his loved ones. He will never be forgotten. #20 A diaper with Cannon's No. 20 was hoisted on a flagpole at Tiger Stadium when his second daughter was born (he was still at LSU at the time). The university retired his jersey soon after the 1959 season. "Today is profoundly sad for all of us. We know the thoughts and prayers of so many who were touched by my father's life are with him and with us. There are no words to express how grateful we are for the outpouring of support from all over the country. It is overwhelming and comforting," the Cannon family said in a statement. "LSU meant more to our dad than anyone could ever know. It wasn't the awards or the acknowledgements on the football field. It was always the love of the LSU family that meant the world to him and to all of us. There is simply no other place on earth where so many come together to love and support their own like LSU. His life was intertwined with the purple and gold, and he wouldn't have had it any other way." He was a transcendent player at 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds who could bench-press well over 400 pounds, but also possessed track speed. "I've never seen that combination of speed and strength in anyone else, including Bo Jackson," former LSU track coach Boots Garland told The New York Times in 2003. Cannon was the first overall pick in the 1960 NFL draft and also a first-round territorial pick in the 1960 AFL draft, triggering a contract dispute that wound up in court. Cannon initially signed with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams in November of his senior season at LSU. But after the Sugar Bowl, Cannon signed another contract with the AFL's Houston Oilers. The Rams sued and said he was bound by their contract, but the judge ruled against them saying they took advantage of Cannon's naivete. He later finalized his contract with the Oilers, becoming pro football's first $100,000 player. He played professionally from 1960 to '70 with the Oilers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. A two-time AFL All-Star, he led the league in rushing and all-purpose yards in 1961 and was the MVP of the first two AFL championship games, both won by the Oilers. He was moved to fullback and later tight end after being traded to the Raiders and won another league championship in 1967. Cannon returned to school during the offseason and set up a successful dental practice after he retired from football, but in 1983 he was charged with participating in a $6 million counterfeiting scheme. He served nearly three years at a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas. Cannon was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983, but the Hall of Fame's honors court rescinded the selection following his guilty plea. Cannon was reinducted in 2008. "I did the crime, and I did the time. I haven't had a speeding ticket since," Cannon told The Associated Press in 2008. In 1995, Cannon became the resident dentist at the maximum security Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, which includes mostly hardened criminals serving life sentences. "Way back, they asked me if I could go up there and help them. I went there with the idea of spending a year, and I've been there ever since. I feel like I'm doing something very worthwhile," Cannon told the New York Daily News in 2008. William Abb Cannon was born Aug. 2, 1937, in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
  13. 33 minutes worth of highlights. that's insane.
  14. He may not top Deuce's rushing record after all.