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Posted 01-23-2012 at 12:14 PM by JimmyB1775

I think I've determined why this hurt so much. I've been a Saints fan for a couple decades plus some. I am very used to watching the Saints disappoint. But in 2006, that changed. That didn't change however my expection for the worst to happen. There's always a little part of me, that knows a trap game will in fact, trap us. You know what I'm talking about. Games like Week 17 vs Culpeppers Vikings where we let him walk in after a fumbled snap for a 2 point conversion that knocked us out of the playoffs. Or the Bayou Miracle (or whatever they called it) only to fall short again. Winning the last four games of the season to finish 8-8, only to miss the playoffs because other teams didn't lose to help us.
Now we have an amazing front office, coaching staff and player roster who has brought us to the promised land and beyond. To where winning is expected and being let down is rarely a reality. This season, even after we lost to the freaking RAMS, I lost sight of the possibility of defeat. And while I certainly expect many more winning seasons and I maintain hopes of more Super Bowls, this season brought me back to reality. Last week was NOT an "Any Given Sunday" game. It was a bat game. Bring the wood. Theirs was stronger. And even though that wasn't the actual deciding factor late in the game, Our Defense and Their Offense is what decided the finality of our season.

People always say "I just wanna see a good game" and I reply with "That's ridiculous. I want to win by a dozen touchdowns." I want romps like Indy's where we outscored them by 50+. I think it may have been better to just lose outright. By a double digit score. But to be so close, only to have it stripped away.

I love my Saints. I am by no means a bandwagoner. I wore my Saints hat last Sunday and this Sunday for golf. I wear my jersey all day Sunday regardless of whether we win or lose. I'm already looking forward to the draft, free agency and training camps. I can't wait. But I felt I had to share this because this one hurt a little more than some of the others.

And I'm done.
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    Halo's Avatar
    It stung for me too, but that soon will pass. It all ended for me when we hired Spagnoulo as defensive coordinator. That gave me tons of hope an excitement for the upcoming season.
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    Posted 01-23-2012 at 12:17 PM by Halo Halo is offline

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    Yeah, hopefully he'll get more out of our defensive "stars" and bring in one guy who will give the defense a boost in attitude as well as some energy. I don't even know how much we lost this year with the lack of takeaways. But those are more than just an additional possession. They give momentum which is worth much more than the extra drive. We went 14-4 WITHOUT that!
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    Posted 01-23-2012 at 12:38 PM by JimmyB1775 JimmyB1775 is offline
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    Think we're a player or 2 from seeing real results on defense. We need a stud d-lineman and at least 1 new linebacker. May also need to add a veteran corner.

    I don't think we have bad players. Think some are overpaid, others need to be added.
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    Posted 01-23-2012 at 02:33 PM by 11toby 11toby is offline
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    SapperSaint's Avatar
    Good Blog JimmyB!

    You are not alone in your feelings. While I feel like you do; I make myself remember how good of a team we have now. Pre 2006; I don't have to wonder "If" we are going to have a good team this year. Let me get something off my chest... I HATE LOSING (Period). With that said; this Saints team no longer makes me wonder "If" we are going to have a good year. I know we are. The only "IF" now; is, do I cook Crawfish Chowder or Red Beans "IF" we go to the Super Bowl this year. For me, that's a good "IF" to ponder every year.
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    Posted 01-23-2012 at 03:26 PM by SapperSaint SapperSaint is offline
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    ABSOLUTELY! Thank you!
    We remember the days of IF we're going to play Jeff Blake in the 2nd half or IF Aaron Brooks will remember WE are the white jerseys this Sunday.
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    Posted 01-23-2012 at 03:52 PM by JimmyB1775 JimmyB1775 is offline
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    The only "IF" now; is, do I cook Crawfish Chowder or Red Beans "IF" we go to the Super Bowl this year. For me, that's a good "IF" to ponder every year.
    I've never tried Crawfish Chowder. Do you have a recipe?
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    Posted 01-23-2012 at 05:05 PM by 11toby 11toby is offline
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JimmyB1775 View Comment
    ABSOLUTELY! Thank you!
    We remember the days of IF we're going to play Jeff Blake in the 2nd half or IF Aaron Brooks will remember WE are the white jerseys this Sunday.
    I think Jeff Blake brought us through the season. Aaron Brooks was cleanup. When Blake returned to service the next season, he wasn't even given a chance to return as the starter.

    Jim Haslett was a fool.... I digress.

    I too want that recipe for Crawfish Chowder! Sounds delish!!!



    Back on topic... things are so much better with this organization since Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis run things. Offseason is actually an exciting adventure as opposed to "WTF ARE THEY DOING!!"
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    Posted 01-23-2012 at 05:35 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    I've never tried Crawfish Chowder. Do you have a recipe?
    3 slices bacon
    1 tablespoon butter
    1/2 cup onion
    1/2 cup celery
    1/2 cup green onion , chopped
    1 1/2 cups shrimp stock
    1 (15 1/4 ounce) can corn , drained
    1 (14 3/4 ounce) can creamed corn
    1 large potato , diced and cooked
    1 lb crawfish tail , cooked and peeled
    1/2-1 lb shrimp , cooked and shelled (optional)
    2 cups heavy whipping cream
    1 teaspoon creole seasoning
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon butter
    1/8 teaspoon cayenne
    fresh parsley
    Directions:
    1Cook the bacon in a frying pan; drain on paper towels and crumble when cooled slightly. 2Put the bacon grease in a dutch oven. 3Add in the butter, onions, celery and green onion; saute until soft. 4Add the shrimp stock, corn and potatoes. 5Bring to a boil and then simmer until the potatoes are tender. 6Add in the crawfish (and shrimp is using). 7Simmer until heated through. 8Add in the whipping cream and seasonings. 9Simmer about 10 minutes for the flavors to meld. 10Just before you get ready to serve, add in the butter, cayenne and parsley. 11Ladle into bowls and sprinkle each serving with the crumbled bacon.

    Copy and paste to a word document and it will be good, yeah!
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    Posted 01-24-2012 at 07:55 AM by SapperSaint SapperSaint is offline
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    From the heart, with some good football and a darn good recipe ... this blog has it all.
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    Posted 01-25-2012 at 06:18 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    From the heart, with some good football and a darn good recipe ... this blog has it all.
    EXCEPT FOR DANCING TOPLESS LADIES!!!
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    Posted 01-25-2012 at 11:31 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    EXCEPT FOR DANCING TOPLESS LADIES!!!
    ... hehe! The thought did occur to me, but I couldn't find the corresponding 'smiley' on the smilie's list to adequately express my feelings ... ... <hint><hint> ...
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    Posted 01-26-2012 at 05:36 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
 
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