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Old 01-06-2020, 09:13 PM   #1
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A different kind of feeling

For the last few years upon playoff exit, the feelings that tended to dominate where more along the lines of "if we didn't **** up this or that" we could be hoisting the Lombardi. The feeling this year is much different. The effort wasn't there. We were as sloppy as sloppy can be. We got beat by a team that we could have beaten by 5 scores in my opinion. We essentially went into the playoffs, rolled over, and died. I'm not sure how to really deal with the defeat. I'm quite sick about it. The sickness that pervades my mind has a thickness to it that I haven't experienced in my entire history of being a sports fan. The hope and optimism that resided beforehand has all but dissipated. The tiniest modicum of enthusiasm remains as that game represented an almost complete enervation of my team spirit. Perhaps time heals all wounds, Perhaps next year at this time there will be a complete reversal, and all the pessimism I hold now is just a temporary moment of weakness, but as of right now I'm not sure that there is a word, a phrase, a photograph, or any other form of mankind expression of emotion that would do the sickness and sadness I feel justice. It really does feel like our team died in that game.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:28 PM   #2
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We won the division easily and made the playoffs easily despite a lot of adversity. We lost Brees, Kamara at points. (Kamara was never the same) and lost the meat of our defense to include our best CB at the end.

We simply ran out of gas. They gave it their best shot but that was it. Nothing left and nothing to be ashamed about. Losing Brees alone should have been enough to do us in but it was not. We recovered, had a strong season when most thought it was over. Think about that for a minute.
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For the last few years upon playoff exit, the feelings that tended to dominate where more along the lines of "if we didn't **** up this or that" we could be hoisting the Lombardi. The feeling this year is much different. The effort wasn't there. We were as sloppy as sloppy can be. We got beat by a team that we could have beaten by 5 scores in my opinion. We essentially went into the playoffs, rolled over, and died. I'm not sure how to really deal with the defeat. I'm quite sick about it. The sickness that pervades my mind has a thickness to it that I haven't experienced in my entire history of being a sports fan. The hope and optimism that resided beforehand has all but dissipated. The tiniest modicum of enthusiasm remains as that game represented an almost complete enervation of my team spirit. Perhaps time heals all wounds, Perhaps next year at this time there will be a complete reversal, and all the pessimism I hold now is just a temporary moment of weakness, but as of right now I'm not sure that there is a word, a phrase, a photograph, or any other form of mankind expression of emotion that would do the sickness and sadness I feel justice. It really does feel like our team died in that game.


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Old 01-06-2020, 11:37 PM   #4
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Honestly I'm numb to Saints playoff losses now. The Minnesota Miracle followed by the no call PI drained me.
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Last year's calamity felt much worse to me. We had a lot to build off this season, the 13-3 record, signing CGM to the big contract and having him post one of the best ever seasons by a WR in NFL history. So we have a lot to be grateful for, but next year is such a rubicon. I don't know if we should be in all-in mode any more, it just doesn't seem like we have the mojo as constructed. Maybe next season semi-tanking is order to kind of feel our way through things and then see what our plan is after the new CBA gets established.

Oh well, LSU game in a week for those of you rooting for them (I will).

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... I'm not sure that there is a word, a phrase, a photograph, or any other form of mankind expression of emotion that would do the sickness and sadness I feel justice. It really does feel like our team died in that game.
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Squandered opportunities.
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The past 3 seasons: 37 - 11 One NFC Championship Game 3 Division Titles
14 seasons watching the GOAT QB the likes of which may never be seen in a Saints uniform again. I'm old enough to remember the "We just want to be respectable" cries.

I listen to Rick Venturi every day,he's been there, done that and makes this board's EGGSPURTS look a little poached. Yet failed miserably as a Head Coach.
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Hindsight is always 20-20.
I'm sick of this season. It seems that my cat was sick of that parrot.

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I don't know why, but I don't feel as bad this year as the last few. And, strangely enough before Sunday's loss, I had more confidence in this team than the last two. Maybe it's because we seemed to have been hitting on all cylinders last few games. Regardless, I'm just along for the ride at this point. I'll continue to put my faith and trust in the front office, and hope for the best. It's still a whole lot better than the Saints of old.

One thing though, I need to get better at how I handle watching these damn games. I have gotten so bad, that no one wants to be around me during the games (and honestly, I don't want anyone around, myself). I have so much anxiety, I make myself absolutely miserable. I have a very difficult time controlling my emotions, it's quite embarrassing actually. Like a 46 y/o throwing a temper tantrum. Makes me wonder wtf is wrong with me.

There, I said it. And I feel better already. Anyone else struggle with this? I am not a drinker, and I have enough bad habits that I don't feel this is one I need to start so I don't feel like booze is the solution.
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