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JOESAM2002 07-15-2003 11:43 AM

Very good article.......
 
Sounds like this guy and I have something in common. LOL "Lord, don't take me now. The Saints haven't won the Super Bowl yet."

http://www.saintsreport.com/cgi-bin/...&id=1058254106

[Edited on 15/7/2003 by JOESAM2002]

LordOfEntropy 07-15-2003 12:50 PM

Very good article.......
 
I\'ll spare you, for this season.

JOESAM2002 07-15-2003 06:50 PM

Very good article.......
 
Ok LOE, I give up. Maybe this article was more geared to us old Saints fans. LOL. I remember everyone he talks about in this article.




\"NEVER MIND\" LOL

BlackandBlue 07-15-2003 07:05 PM

Very good article.......
 
I remember most ot it. I was thinking the other day about the hardest time I ever cried in my life. I cannot remember what year it was, but the Saints lost to the Rams in the final game of the season, which in turn, knocked us out of the playoffs. Ken Stabler was playing against impossible odds, as I recall, he and half the offensive players were injured in some form. Despite that, they played their hearts out, but the odds overcame them.
Anyone remember what year that was?

lumm0x 07-15-2003 07:20 PM

Very good article.......
 
1983....Rams kicked Mike Lansford killed us with seconds to go...

Thanks for bringing me down again.

ssmitty 07-15-2003 07:22 PM

Very good article.......
 
i\'m almost certain it was stabler that came back and beat us after being down 35 to 14 at half time.......and while i dont remember the yr you\'re talking about , i do remember stabler playing.......i was thinking then, if only we had this guy a few yrs earlier.....but, no more wishful thinking, let\'s kick some f#cking as# this yr and let by gones be by gones.........smitty

FWtex 07-15-2003 08:23 PM

Very good article.......
 
I think I remember that rams game well. Saints were leading most of the game and the fans were going nuts. Then the play. The major play in that game was russel erxleben (sp) being the last defender on a punt return and he looked like the biggest WIMP ever seen on a football field. Rams scored the TD and I think that tied the game. Erxleben never cam close to the runner, gave a sorry diving attempt and hurt himself on the play. I think that was reds last game as a saint? Ironically, the saints took a time out before the play because Morten wanted to kick the feild goal ... bum decided for the punt.



LordOfEntropy 07-15-2003 08:40 PM

Very good article.......
 
The most painful one to me was the Falcons game, 80ish? Saints leading, time expires on the clock, Bartkowski throws a 50 yard hail mary into the end zone, ball bounces off 10 Saints hands - touchdown Falcons. I could\'ve cried.

I hate the Falcons to this day.

JOESAM2002 07-15-2003 09:46 PM

Very good article.......
 
It was 1983, I remember it well. I was sitting in the stands with Stan Brocks wife waiting on the celebration. There were enough tears to go around that night. It was heart breaking.

SaintNik 07-15-2003 11:29 PM

Very good article.......
 
That Rams loss was tough. Saints under Bum had very good defenses but could only come close. That year though coulda, woulda, shoulda, been a playoff year. Urks!Slay-(has)Been made at least two major goofs in that game. The peter pan whiff attempt should have been bad enough by itself. We did have the ball with time running out facing a 4th & short in the Rams territory when we called time-out. Options to ponder. Make the long field goal and Rams must score TD with long field and little time left. Miss it and they would have pretty decent field position to work with. Go for it on 4th down, make it and run out the clock. Giving the ball back on downs would have been similar to missing the field goal. Punt? O.K.! Pin them back deep with a high booming punt that could only be fair caught, or, directional kick it out of bounds not allowing it to be caught at all. Naah! Instead, out kick the coverage with a low enough punt to be fielded. Allow the returner to bring it back into our territory. Trot out Lansford. Nail in the coffin.

All losses hurt. Some linger a lot longer. That one is still painfull mainly because above all, it hinged on that moment to knock us out of the playoffs or put us in the playoffs.

A post that could start the next great debate would involve the top 10 wins and losses of all time. I don\'t have the stomach for it tonight, so I\'ll elect to defer on the coin toss and kick. (It\'s just that the losses seem to hurt 10 times as much as the wins feel good, that is, until we win the superbowl.) THIS YEAR!


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