Sean and Beth Payton…The Way We Were

2012 has been a bit off to a sucky start for us Saints fans, but not even the lowest of our lows can compare to the never-ending Suck-Fest Saints Coach Sean Payton seems to be trapped in. First, he lost his job coaching on the sidelines for the upcoming season as punishment for the bounty scandal. Now, he's losing his wife. Sean and Beth Payton filed for divorce last month in Texas. The coach has apparently already packed his bags and moved out of their Dallas home. Which begs the question: Did this dude piss off a voodoo priestess or something? I had the pleasure of interviewing and meeting Beth Payton about four years after her husband joined the Saints. I profiled her … [Read more...]

Bush’s Stock Soars, Shockey’s Stock Plummets, and Payton Proposes a Bail Out

So far this season, the Saints have proven to be about as stable as my 401K account with Lehman Brothers. The latest butt-clenching news from the front office is that Jeremy Shockey will be out for the next 3-6 weeks with a hernia injury. (Hmmm...and now for some reason my groin hurts.) That means we're now down our top wide receiver Marques Colston and our top tight end. The good news is, it's not too late for a bail out...Congress style! … [Read more...]

The NFL Wives Club: Meet The First Lady of Saints Football

Photo Courtesy: The Times Picayune In business, in politics, and in life, we often hear of “the woman behind the man.” These are the women who are seen and not heard and who stare like deer in headlights at news conferences while their husbands come out of the closet. These are the women who could learn a thing or two from Beth Payton, the wife of Saints head coach Sean Payton. You see Beth Payton is not the woman behind the man. She’s the woman next to the man when he needs someone by his side, in front of the man when he needs some guidance, and behind the man, only in those rare times when he questions his own leadership. I recently got an opportunity to chat with Beth Payton about … [Read more...]

Chicks Taking Charge: The Chick Who Made Payton “Play it Forward”

By now you’ve probably heard of Saints Coach Sean Payton’s ambitious plan to launch a new non-profit organization called “Payton’s Play It Forward.” What you probably don’t know is that the organization may never have gotten off the ground if not for one fateful night over a bottle of wine with a Texas chick who doesn’t take no for an answer. We’ll get to that night in a moment. But first, we want you to meet and understand this lady from the Lone Star state. Karen Hegner, pictured above (left) with Sean's wife Beth, is the essence of all things southern. She’s got charm, smarts, wit, and balls. That’s right, a chick with balls…but not in the RuPaul kind of way. She’s got the kind of balls … [Read more...]

Notes on a Minicamp

Wanna know how Deuce McAllister performed on his repaired knee at minicamp?  Get the news straight from the stallion's mouth.  In an interview with reporters, Deuce spoke positively about his recovery, saying his past experience rehabbing from knee surgery will help him out this time around.  His team leader Drew Brees also weighed in on Deuce's progress, giving props to his teammate for seemingly overcoming yet another major health setback. … [Read more...]