Chick Chow: Fried Falcon Eggs

So, it seems that our “friendly” rivals in Atlanta decided to egg the Saints’ team bus after the boys landed in that feral, rabies-infested, festering hole that they call ATL. Egging, really? That’s so 12-years old and hardly creative. Back in the day growing up in the enchanting Covington, Louisiana, kids knew how to vandalize and do it well. In their pre-teen years, they would  roll and egging houses (see, Atlanta, pre-teen years). Then, as time would pass, kids grew more sophisticated and moved onto forking houses on the night of the first frost (it’s harder to get the forks out). The piece de resistance was a bit more refined and my personal favorite, the shrimping of cars. A silent but … [Read more...]

Chick Chow: Falcon Pot Pie (Michael) Turner-overs

I hate the Falcons. Hate. Them. I hate them more than I hate Tony Hayward of BP “Let’s Spread Our Oil on Louisiana” fame. I hate them more than New Orleans’ former “Recovery Zsar” Ed Blakely. I hate them more than than I hate Michael “Heckuva Job Brownie” Brown. And, I'm still debating whether or not I hate them as much as I hate Roger Goodell. I just googled the word “hate” because I find myself at a loss to describe how I detest those nasty, stinking pigeons from that other Southern city and wanted to see how other sites define hate. And, you know what the third hit was?  A Saints fan hating those foul Falcons. Third hit--even before the Southern Poverty Law Center’s description of … [Read more...]

Falcon Meat Stew

I hate the Falcons. I mean I really, truly, utterly, completely hate them with every fiber of my being. I hate them more than I hate both the Patriots and the Cowboys combined. The Falcons are foul creatures. They smell nasty. They are ugly--even their mamas don’t like them. And, of course, the Saints are playing them Sunday at noon in the first of two showdowns between these mortal enemies. The Saints have won four of the last five games, but they have all been close ones. With the division  title on the line, I can’t think of anywhere else that I want to be come Sunday, except in front of my tv, decked in our my Saints gear, gobbling up a steaming bowl of falcon meat stew. Falcon meat … [Read more...]

PTSD: Post Traumatic Saints Disorder

Over the last couple of days, I have heard a bevy of complaints, afflictions, and downright depression from Saints fans. It seems that our loss to the Sea-hags spurred this infliction. If you suffer from any of the following, you may be suffering as well from PTSD, otherwise known as Post Traumatic Saints Disorder: 1.       You have an uncontrollable urge to travel back in time, make your groceries at a local Schwegmann’s, decorate one of their brown paper bags with tears, and place it on top of Roman Harper’s head. 2.       You are thankful that we are not going into the next round of playoffs without one healthy single running back. That would not be pretty. 3.       You find … [Read more...]

Patriots preseason action- Patriots vs. Falcons

Thursday night saw the Patriots play the Falcons down in Atlanta. My favorite part about that game (besides the win) was the return of Wes Welker. Seeing him line up in the first quarter, a mere six months from his devastating knee injury (an injury that has put others out for a year), was indescribable. Excitement, elation, pride, sheer happiness- my Facebook and Twitter status’ were lit up. He cut, he caught, he got yards after the catch and he got hit- he looked good. And speaking of looking good- five rookies come to mind. Our TEs Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, CB Devin McCourty, LB Brandon Spikes and P Zoltan Mesko. Hernandez and Gronkowski each got a touchdown, and … [Read more...]