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    If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise. Part I

    Nice one brother. Hope I get to watch this sometime. Having gone through Katrina and all the days following in Pass Christian (one of many cities on the MS Gulf Coast, not damaged but completely leveled by the storm as you well know) I have some strong opinions about the whole ordeal. No city in the world is closer to my heart than NOLA. New Orleans deserves all the help and attention it can get, both from those elsewhere and especially within. A Superbowl victory was a damn fine start!!
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    Posted 08-26-2010 at 05:23 PM by nogumbo4u nogumbo4u is offline
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    If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise. Part I

    Thanks for reading and for the positive feedback. I'm looking forward to seeing part II soon.

    I had tears also.
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    Posted 08-25-2010 at 07:59 AM by saintsfan1976 saintsfan1976 is offline
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    If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise. Part I

    Part 2 airs tonight.

    I watched the re-airing of this last night, and I was in tears the whole time. Although I wasn't living in New Orleans at the time of Katrina, a few of my family members and close friends were. It was so hard seeing the horrific images of what New Orleans residents went through.

    Although I despise Spike Lee, I though he did very well on this piece.
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    Posted 08-24-2010 at 10:27 PM by breesfan27 breesfan27 is offline
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    If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise. Part I

    I didn't see Spike Lee's Documentary but I agree

    Although I haven't seen the HBO special as of yet, I must say I feel touched by your writing.

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    America's people are the most important part of our nation
    I couldn't agree more! In these insane, weird and ever changing times, I'm glad people are realizing the meaning of this.

    After Katrina, I heard echo's of "should we rebuild New Orleans" and "we shouldn't rebuild it" and I felt betrayed by some. It's easy to have rash opinions when it doesn't affect you personally.

    If and when tragedy happens elsewhere, the thought of whether to fix or rebuild it doesn't cross my mind. We have an obligation as a society and a republic to lift one another up in the face of disaster.

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    Money is still being withheld and politicians continue to blame the opposing party.
    It's funny how partisan politics is seeping into our community governments. I fear politics in New Orleans will destroy her before another levee breaks. Regardless, I still love OUR city.

    Again, another great blog from saintfan1976. You got my vote on the rating.
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    Posted 08-24-2010 at 09:27 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise. Part I

    Another really great documentary running this week is called "Witness: Katrina", its on National Geographic Channel and is made up of survivors video taken before, during and after the storm.

    Its an incredibly gripping show, if these sort of things interest you, I highly recommend seeing this one.
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    Posted 08-24-2010 at 05:59 PM by NFLDiva NFLDiva is offline
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    Jay Ross - This year's diamond in the rough

    Nice choice....Jay Ross is a very advance player ,,good skills...but what about TE jimmy Grahm? Man,,this guy has got it all,,the tools,,the size ,,,the hands. Throw it up and he'll more than come down with it.
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    Posted 07-01-2010 at 08:11 PM by diamond12 diamond12 is offline
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    A note to Edison Chouest

    Great points Soulstar - thanks for the clarification. That's the ONLY way we'll be able to dump Peja.

    This just in: Avery Johnson is interested in coaching the Hornets....hmmmmmm
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    Posted 04-26-2010 at 08:39 AM by saintsfan1976 saintsfan1976 is offline
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    A note to Edison Chouest

    Peja cant opt out, and your not trading Peja for Bosh.....You would really be trading for the 15 mill that he's owed in the final year of his contract. Bosh can walk away free and the Raptors wont get a damn thing for them, this way they will at least get some value for him via a Sign and trade deal.

    Peja isnt a player anymore, he is really a chip to cut down a teams salary overnight, and thats something alot of teams are trying to do with the salary cap dropping from 75 million to 69 million in this upcoming year.

    A prime example of this is the Wizards this year....they pretty much unloaded 3 big contracts this year to cut cost.
    They traded Butler, Stevenson, and Heywood to the Dallas Mavs for Josh Howard, Drew Gooden, Singleton, and Quinton Ross.

    Josh Howard had two years left on his contract, but a team option to void the final year of that contract, the rest were all final year contract players. Thus by making this trade the Wizards just saved 35 million a year for the next two years by making the trade. The Mavs have taken on those long term contracts the Wizards didnt want to pay.

    You also saw the Wizards do this with the Cavs in the Jamieson *just signed a five year contract* trade for Zelgastus *who was in the final year of his contract*, the wizards then worked out a buyout of Z's contract and got out of paying 45 million that was due to Jameinson in a matter of weeks, and gave Z 5 million on the spot to walk away.
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    Posted 04-14-2010 at 01:37 AM by SoulStar SoulStar is offline
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    A note to Edison Chouest

    If raptors want Collison and Peja for Bosh and a draft pick I say pull the trigger, Collison is going to be a good point guard, but the only problem is that we still have a excellent and young point guard in CP3.

    Hell if you could move Collison for Beasley or Gay I say do it. I dont see the point of having both of them in the game at the same time. Collison is not a Shooting Guard, and CP3 isnt either.
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    Posted 04-14-2010 at 01:16 AM by SoulStar SoulStar is offline
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    A note to Edison Chouest

    Peja is a shell of his former self. I'm afraid he won't opt out bc we owe him 15mill. And sorry, but there's no way a team gives up Rudy Gay for Peja. No way.

    But why would you want to trade Collison? Probably one of the best additions in recent years???
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    Posted 04-13-2010 at 08:12 AM by saintsfan1976 saintsfan1976 is offline
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    A note to Edison Chouest

    Oh Peja has ton of trade value, much like Josh Howard had trade value....his contract is coming up this year, and people will want to get that money off the books.

    I know Rudy Gay would make a lovely addiition to the Hornets, and a Sign and Trade for Peja will help out greatly.

    Having an owner with Deep pockets helps your team keep its players....on the other hand, Bosh will be a free agent and with the Soft Cap the Hornets couldnt sign him out right. Thats why you have so many other teams *Nets, Knicks, Clippers* Dump players contrats and take on players that have contracts that are nearly up.

    Here is a list of players that I think the hornets should go after either via trade.

    Chris Bosh
    Rudy Gay
    Michael Beasley
    Greg Oden
    Joe Johnson
    Brandon Heywood

    The hornets can move peja with a combo of West, Collinson, or Posey and pretty much have a shot at picking up anyone that falls into the sign and trade range of free agents.
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    Posted 04-12-2010 at 02:34 PM by SoulStar SoulStar is offline
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    A note to Edison Chouest

    Tanks for the comment Soulstar.

    But, Devin Harris and CP3 don't belong in the same conversation. I wouldn't think Avery Johnson needs to 'coach up' a player like Paul. He'd only help foster the enthusiasm Paul already possesses.

    I think Peja has played his last game for the Hornets - and the worst part is he has zero trade value...

    Bosh a dream? Why not - especially if we have Chouest money to play with.

    Oden, man I don't know... Even though I'm not a David West fan, I like that he's at least on the floor (and not just laying there) lol
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    Posted 04-12-2010 at 09:41 AM by saintsfan1976 saintsfan1976 is offline
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    A note to Edison Chouest

    Avery is not a players coach, he is a hard ass that nearly drove Devin Harris insane during his time with Dallas. I feel that alot of his antics with Harris were needed, but that same stuff wont and shouldnt fly with CP3.

    Moving Peja is a good thought, and should be very easy considering he is in the final year of his contract, and 15 million coming off the books with make alot of owners mouth water.

    Bosh is a dream trade, but if you trade for him why not try to also bring in Greg Oden by moving David West out to Portland, if he can finally stay health then youve got something, and if not you still got a lottery draft pick to work with.

    I know alot of this is just a pipe dream, but I feel the hornets can make some moves with the new owner, gm, and head coach. The team has a ton of opitions now, and CP3 wont have to the carry the load much longer.
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    Posted 04-12-2010 at 04:16 AM by SoulStar SoulStar is offline
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    Artie Lange tells it like it is, takes over Joe Buck's brand new HBO show

    Dude that was awesome!!! I even felt a little uncomfortable watching it. Deezam!!!
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    Posted 06-17-2009 at 11:27 PM by B_Dub_Saint B_Dub_Saint is offline
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    Posted 06-17-2009 at 09:06 AM by saintsfan1976 saintsfan1976 is offline
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    Artie Lange tells it like it is, takes over Joe Buck's brand new HBO show

    Didn't mean to hijack your blog, but we fixed it and added some background. Artie KILLS me!!!!

    Thanks for this saintsfan1976
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    Posted 06-17-2009 at 12:21 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Artie Lange tells it like it is, takes over Joe Buck's brand new HBO show

    YouTube did the exact same thing to me with a previous video. It's like you post something and they call the copyright nazi's immediately to make sure it's something they can poo poo. Try metacafe.com. We support tons of other embedded links besides YouTube.
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    Posted 06-16-2009 at 03:10 PM by Halo Halo is offline

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