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lee909 12-30-2012 08:14 PM

The Stolen Season
For me 2012 will forever been known as the stolen season.
Stolen from the fans by the league,for one reason.To try and cover there backsides from a court case.Stolen draft picks,coaches,GM players unable to fully focus on the game due to trying to clear there name.

But saying all that i refuse to let this kill my enthusiasm for the 2013 season.
I will be pissed come draft night and we do not pick in the second round again but with a few tweaks in the draft,some clever dealing in free agency,coaches and players only focused on on-field issues i am am certain that a 10+ win season takes the Saints back to the playoffs.

Goodbye to those Saints players leaving in the summer.
To some good luck and thank you,to others dont let the door hit your ass on the way out.

SloMotion 12-31-2012 07:39 AM

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It certainly impacted how I'll view the league office from here on out. Normally, I don't pay that much attention to 'em, but they're on my radar now, and not in a good way. :burn:

skymike 12-31-2012 07:45 AM

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dammit, I thought I invented the phrase "Stolen Season."

SloMotion 12-31-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by skymike (Post 468954)
dammit, I thought I invented the phrase "Stolen Season."

:lol: ... better get out & trademark that bad-boy, it's gonna' be a popular one! I wonder if it's a registered domain yet, :lol:. ''

neugey 12-31-2012 07:55 AM

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2012 will be remembered as the year that Goodell dropped a 50 burger on the Saints. But now Goodell is on everyone's shatlist and with Payton's new contract the coming seasons are looking better.

We still have a lot to be thankful for as fans as the Saints have made the playoffs for last 3 seasons.

pumpkindriver 12-31-2012 09:39 PM

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I always thought of it as the "Lost Season" but Stolen seems more apt.

WhoDat!656 12-31-2012 10:01 PM

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RaginCajun83 12-31-2012 10:23 PM

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This year is "The Stolen Season" Goddell, the jack hole, abused his power with evidence from a disgruntled fired employee and took the screws to the Saints and robbed us of another title, thank god I won't be in NOLA come Superbowl week

QBREES9 12-31-2012 11:09 PM

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A season of hope. Stolen. Call the police cause we waz robbed.

SaintsBro 01-01-2013 10:05 AM

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I'm STILL waiting to see the real evidence. I'm still wanting to know the timeline of what this was really about. From who, what, where, when this really started.

Did it start with Childress complaining to Goodell, whose daughter is a Vikings fan (!), and did Childress name Jimmy Kennedy as his "source," because he knew of his connection to Hargrove, even though Kennedy never said so? Did Zyg Wylf, who desperately needed the NFL's help with a new stadium, complain to Goodell about it too? Where did this all COME FROM?

I said this way back at the beginning -- I have an enormous amount of emotion and energy invested in these guys and the team, as a fan...But as a reasonable, rational person, knowing what I know about the players, their coaches and their character, I REFUSE to throw them under the bus, just based on allegations or hearsay or things that don't pass the "smell test" but make good headlines....

I know people who occasionally do bad stuff -- friends, acquaintances, people I know, maybe someone close, or there's a family argument -- and in those cases I weigh it and evaluate and hear what people say, I weigh everything I hear from all sides of the argument and I decide each case on its merits ...

That never really happened in this case....we didn't get the chance to do that, as fans of the team, to weigh things and decide based on evidence....

Like a lot of Saints fans, I'm perfectly reasonable as a human being -- if someone shows me evidence that proves their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and shows an even hand of equitable punishment for all teams across the board, that you can TRUST the decision of the person in charge, well I will GLADLY throw these guys under the bus, Payton and Loomis Vilma and Hargrove and whoever else, and wish them to be buried in the Saints Hall Of Shame....

That just 100% never happened in this case, from the very beginning.

I have buried many Saints players in my personal "Hall of Shame" before...I have punted Russell Erxleben, I've saluted Aaron Brooks' backwards pass, I remember the dudes who did cocaine.....Ditka...your list may have more or other different names there....doesn't matter.

But to ME, this whole thing exposed the hypocrisy, the executive commissioner out of control, the flaws in the structure, and it soured me on the league, the executive leadership, the media, the fans of other teams, the refs, and basically EVERYONE IN THE WORLD that isn't a Saints fan.

I'll never view the sport the same way again.

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