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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This game reminds me of so many games past, particularly in the 80s. It wasnt just a loss. It was a special kind of hurt. A game we had won. And then *poof* . A bounce of the ball. A ...

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Old 01-15-2018, 12:19 AM   #1
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Is The Curse back?

This game reminds me of so many games past, particularly in the 80s. It wasnt just a loss. It was a special kind of hurt. A game we had won. And then *poof* . A bounce of the ball. A weird call. An unknown rule. A "you had one job"- scenario. No time left. Huge mental error. What the hell happened? Where was the deep guy? What did they not talk about during the Timeout? I watched us beat up our opponents weekly, and find a way to lose, for several decades. This looks like our Past. Gleason blocked away the Old Curse in '06, and not only did we win, but when we did lose, its was just the normal way-- Someone beats you, or you dont have enough big plays--- But NOT some piece of flaming fabric falling from the Superdome Gondola to the turf kind of freak loss. This looks like the way it used to look. - and right after 3 straight seasons of Suck.

I lived under The Curse for 30+ years, and never once considered changing colors. In fact, each horrible series of events only ensured I would be back, Believing again, raising hell in the Dome. The Curse was part of the intrigue of being a Saints Fan-- Hell, it was part of what was so cool about being in New Orleans. We were always the Ripley's Believe It Or Not of Sports. Which made it more amazing at how rabid we were as a fan base.

I'll never forget after the Falcons Game in '06, the surreal feeling-- from the dead buildings I walked past, and the street zombies on Canal, but not nearly as weird as I felt that we had WON A BIG GAME and were 3-0. I kept looking twice, before I crossed the street, and looking up to make sure a piano was not about to fall on my head.

I'm sorry for you Young-Uns who dont remember, but I am glad you had a chance to experience The Old Days with me. Weird Stuff used to happen to us all the time. Do some googling & YouTubing, if you're not old enough to remember having 2 Billy Joes at QB. We seemed to have It exorcised, even in some of our disappointing times.

But you tell me. Is The Curse Back?

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Old 01-15-2018, 12:50 AM   #2
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No not the curse........
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:05 AM   #3
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No. This is a team on the rise. The curse was the last 3 - 5 years. This team fought their heart's out this year --- overcoming a completely abysmal start to the season. We had a historic draft. These rookies amazed us all. Given our recent history, making the playoffs showed that we had skill, talent and fortune -- the latter attribute being the opposite of a curse.

This year, this team worked hard, played well, and made us all proud. We got some bad calls -- that we didn't deserve, we got some good calls -- that we didn't deserve. We got lucky some, too. Tonight, we fought hard ... one last play didn't break our way. That's just how the game is played.

Next year, I say, we have the talent and heart go to the SB. But, if not, I will still be cheering for this team.
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No. Period.
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Originally Posted by jnormand View Post
No. Period.
What he said.
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No. We just didn’t play well enough to win. Not for 4 quarters anyway. It was a great season and out guys worked their addes is off. They showed how far good morale and a supportive locker room can get you. Unfortunately the ball didn’t bounce our way in the end.
Most of our emerging stars are young players and will only get better. There is a SB coming, we just have to wait a little longer.
The Nfl needs to do something to fix the officiating. There are too many calls that have the ability to majority effect the outcome. Someone in chat mentioned the spot foul for PI. That needs to be changed to 10 yards. They can call PI on Just about any play.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:40 AM   #7
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No it's not. We just had too many people hurt and honestly Drew is not what he once was. He has spurts now instead of being consistent the entire game. Everyone has to admit that he was **** the first half. They had 2 opportunities in the 1st half to score inside Vikings territory and came away with a goose egg. Taysom Hill would be a beast at QB.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:15 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by CheramieIII View Post
No it's not. We just had too many people hurt and honestly Drew is not what he once was. He has spurts now instead of being consistent the entire game. Everyone has to admit that he was **** the first half. They had 2 opportunities in the 1st half to score inside Vikings territory and came away with a goose egg. Taysom Hill would be a beast at QB.
Get ready. Nobody likes to talk about Drew being anything less than the absolute best version of himself on the field (or close to it). It's treated as heresy or taken as a minor act of war.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:50 AM   #9
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To be honest who really thought we would be playing in this game after that 0-2 start. I did not think we would be there before the season started

Add in all the starters on IR and you have to tip your hat to SP, DA and the team.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:40 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by CheramieIII View Post
No it's not. We just had too many people hurt and honestly Drew is not what he once was. He has spurts now instead of being consistent the entire game. Everyone has to admit that he was **** the first half. They had 2 opportunities in the 1st half to score inside Vikings territory and came away with a goose egg. Taysom Hill would be a beast at QB.
I still think Drew's the best. But your point is received, Cher.
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