Saints Player Arrested for Domestic Violence

The NFL's new domestic violence policy is sadly already about to get put to the test. New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette is under investigation for allegedly pushing a woman to the ground outside of his Kenner home. A couple of years ago, this may have been an altercation that barely made it onto the league's radar. But in this post Ray Rice world, the league is anxious to prove it means business when it comes to getting tough with players accused of domestic violence. Under the league's new policy: "A baseline suspension of six games without pay for violations involving assault, battery, domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, other forms of family … [Read more...]

Stuart Scott: ESPN’s Soul Man

You didn't have to know Stuart Scott personally to be moved by his death. At the age of 49, the ESPN broadcasting pioneer succumb to cancer, after a long, hard-fought and courageous battle. The outpouring of grief after his death from across cultural realms truly puts into perspective the impact he had, not just on sports journalism, but pop culture. Barack Obama, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Lebron James are just a few of the mega stars and heavy hitters who publicly expressed grief over the loss. It's not surprising, seeing as how Scott essentially made ESPN what it is today...a sports network with a pop culture twist. Here are some of the more moving tributes to Scott from the past … [Read more...]

What’s Cheaper: Redskins Tickets or Subway Sandwich?

You know that loose change you've got between your sofa cushions and in your car cup holder. Well, there might not be enough in there for you to buy a $5 footlong from Subway. But you will probably find enough change to afford a ticket to a Washington Redskins game. The team is performing so dismally this year, game tickets are being resold online for as little as four bucks on websites like SeatGeek. The cheap tickets are of course for those who don't mind sitting in the nosebleeds. Then again if you're a Redskins fan, the last thing you want is to actually be able to see what's happening on the field. … [Read more...]

Does Saints’ Road to Playoffs Start Now?

Let's ignore the fact that it's week 14 for a second, shall we? That's because in many ways, the New Orleans Saints' season starts this Sunday. They are 5-7 and tied with the Atlanta Falcons at the top of the NFC South. And if they win their remaining games, their once seemingly impossible shot at the postseason will become a reality. Whoulda thunk it? I for one...didn't. After all, this team put on a lackluster prime time performance against the Baltimore Ravens at home just a few weeks ago. In fact, they went 0-3 in their middle of the season, "yeah we totally got this", home game stretch. But last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Saints finally played with some … [Read more...]

Saints vs Seahawks: 9 and 3 is a crowd

Oh there's just nothing like getting the snot kicked out of you on national television to send you into a crippling depression. I'll admit it Saints fans, I'm spoiled. I'm just not used to seeing OUR team get embarrassed anymore. What happened in Seattle is what the Saints do to other teams. It's just not something I've had to deal with for years now and I forgot what it felt like. But that ass whipping courtesy of the Seahawks left a mark that is sure to remind me for years to come of what can happen on any given Sunday...or Monday as it were. Where shall I begin? Hmm, how bout the complete lack of a secondary or pass rush? I may have been able to stomach this loss had I seen … [Read more...]