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SmashMouth 04-02-2012 09:51 PM

New Orleans is getting really ticked off about the bounty sanctions on the Saints, and fans are responding
 
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From our "friend" Peter King ...

Jimmy Buffett did a concert last night on the waterfront in New Orleans. He wore a "Free Sean Payton'' T-shirt. He dedicated his first song to his friend and Saints head coach Payton: "Sitting Here in Limbo."
There is a town lots of New Orleans-area residents go to when they want to fish, Delacroix, La. It was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. On the side of the road in Delacroix Sunday morning, as some of the fishermen left camps to return home, a woman with a tent was selling something. As the cars got closer, the drivers could see she was selling "Free Sean Payton'' T-shirts.
Outside the Superdome Sunday afternoon, about 30 locals gathered to protest NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's year-long suspension of Payton. One carried a sign reading, "Go to hell Goodell." Several wore T-shirts that read: "Quit hatin' on my boy Payton."

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The Saints had two $100,000-plus suites available for the 2012 season as of the middle of March. Within 24 hours after the league's sanctions of the Saints were announced, both suites were sold. In addition, the Saints ticket office, in the three days after the sanctions were announced, had more than 150 callers asking to buy season tickets, with most saying they were doing it to show support for the team in the wake of the league's sanctions. None were available, the callers were told, but we can add you to our waiting list if you want. Add us to the waiting list, virtually every caller said.
There's a groundswell of anger in New Orleans, from what I can tell. Where it'll lead, I don't know. But I know New Orleans. It's not going to go away, regardless of how Goodell rules in the four appeals he must consider beginning Tuesday.
The Super Bowl is in New Orleans this season. Remember the booing Goodell got at the NFL Draft last year? That could sound charitable compared to the reception he could hear in New Orleans during Super Bowl week.



Read more: Saints bounty penalties and prep work for NFL draft dominating NFL headlines - Peter King - SI.com

QBREES9 04-02-2012 10:55 PM

This going to get wild. They lied, they lied.

SloMotion 04-03-2012 05:40 AM

Not only did Buffet dedicate his opening song to Payton, he got Sean up on stage to play bongos! Sean Payton knows Jimmy Buffet ... his 'cool' quotient just went way up some more ... King coulda' reported this, but it probably would have put too positive a spin on things, eh?

"Sean Payton began serving his NFL suspension wasted away again in Magaritaville. The New Orleans Saints coach was a surprise guest at Jimmy Buffett's free concert on New Orleans on Sunday night, playing bongos on the song, "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes."


Seer1 04-03-2012 06:57 AM

This was one of the better written pieces from Dick King in..... well... forever.

Rugby Saint II 04-03-2012 01:29 PM

Sean knows how to spin things to his advantage. From villain to cool cat in no time.:cool:

Halo 04-03-2012 06:13 PM

I have ONE (1) demand of fans if this foolishness continues.....

EMBARRASS ROGER GOODELL DURING THE SUPERBOWL!

MAKE THE THREAT OF EMBARRASSMENT FORCE GOODELL
TO NOT ATTEND THE SUPERBOWL!

That would be justice enough for me. Sorry if it sounds rude, but this would send a "strong message" to the rest of the league and Goodell (to put it in his own words).

SmashMouth 04-04-2012 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Halo (Post 394802)
I have ONE (1) demand of fans if this foolishness continues.....

EMBARRASS ROGER GOODELL DURING THE SUPERBOWL!

MAKE THE THREAT OF EMBARRASSMENT FORCE GOODELL
TO NOT ATTEND THE SUPERBOWL!

That would be justice enough for me. Sorry if it sounds rude, but this would send a "strong message" to the rest of the league and Goodell (to put it in his own words).

The best is yet to come, I see!!!:bng:

saintfan 04-04-2012 04:55 PM

As long as the league is making money Goodell is safe. Nobody cares if the fans hate him. The fans, collectively, have to make a statement - a financial one - before the NFL is going to do a damn thing about Roger Goodell.


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