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Tobias-Reiper 08-01-2005 09:38 AM

Panthers to retire Mills' 51
 
... a lot of the comments in this article make me a lil' sick...
... and only some of you will understand why...



http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Sa...=1037645509200

WhoDat 08-01-2005 09:44 AM

RE: Panthers to retire Mills
 
I've called the Saints front office Mickey Mouse in the past. I've been destroyed on this board at times for doing so.

How can you think anything else when you see things like this?

Carolina has a statue of Mills in front of their stadium.
Carolina will be wearing his number all season.
Carolina will be retiring his number.

The Saints have not done one thing to remember the guy. Not one.

That makes me more sick to my stomach than an underhanded backwards AB pass to an opposing lineman on our own 1 yardline.

Euphoria 08-01-2005 09:57 AM

RE: Panthers to retire Mills
 
I think since he went away to be a Panther I think they should bend over backwards to remember him. If the Saints organization decides to do anything thats cool. But the Saints will not be giving permission to wear his number or anything like that from the NFL. We can share with the panthers the lost... but its time to move on and get to the new season.

saintswhodi 08-01-2005 10:14 AM

I'm with WhoDat. even with all the good news that has come out of camp, this has pissed me off royally. How the freak do we not do something to honor Sam Mills? Sam Freaking Mills!!!!! This makes me sick to think Carolina will honor him and we won't. We should be honoring him the first game of the season just like them. This is classless. Didn't Archie play for another team to end his career yet his banner still hangs on the Superdome wall? We could do the same for Sam. This is disgusting. All respect to the Panthers for once again being a class org, but we really need to step up to the plate. I don't think there is a Saints fan alive who has anything but good memories of Sam.

saintz08 08-01-2005 10:34 AM

Quote:

Carolina has a statue of Mills in front of their stadium.

Wait until they retire 17 next to him . :wink:

Euphoria 08-01-2005 10:38 AM

Manning retired a Saints and has a history with the city. Mills was a Panther. I think the Saints will do something but you can't trump or beat the Panthers to the punch you have to let them do something and one game out of this coming year you do something special at halftime and be done with it.

WhoDat 08-01-2005 11:22 AM

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Mills was a Panther.
WHAT?!?! Did you watch football between 1985 and now? Mills played 9 years in New Orleans. 3 in Carolina. How exactly do you figure the guy was a Panther?

Frankly, I don't care where the guy's allegiance lied. Name a better Saint LB ever.

Mills was a class act, a great guy, and a great player.... a great SAINT. He should be honored as such by this two-bit franchise.

WhoDat 08-01-2005 11:23 AM

PS - do something once and let's be done with it? Worry about this season? Yeah, that's a great way to treat your all-time greats. Disgusting.

saintz08 08-01-2005 11:50 AM

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Name a better Saint LB ever.
Rickey Jackson

JOESAM2002 08-01-2005 12:43 PM

We can all gripe and raise hell as much as we want. My opinion of this is simple.

How can anyone disregard all Sam Mills did for the Saints and the city of New Orleans? This man was a class act above all others. He gave a good number of years to us as Saints fans, we should give something back to him. We as fans, may not be able to afford to give him a statue by the Dome but he can live in our hearts forever.

God bless you Sam Mills!


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