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GuerillaBlack
09-21-2006, 06:00 PM
New Orleans first home game is next Monday, September 25, 2006. Here's the Superdome on a recent tour:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgUYg0zwKH0

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/Timothy8474/travel_g_superdome_740.jpg


Saints to draw all eyes to N.O.

Hundreds to cover game, recovery too

Nearly one month after the world's news media descended on New Orleans for the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Crescent City is returning to the spotlight. This time television and newspaper journalists will be reporting on a largely positive story: the return of the Saints to the refurbished Superdome.



I wish I could go down there. It is going to be big. I will be watching it at home though. Want the Falcons to win, but try hard Saints!

JustBonee
09-21-2006, 07:51 PM
Nice for the sports world and some hope for the people of New Orleans. I'm happy for them in that.
But the city still looks like a place where time has stopped.
All of the NE side, 9th ward area up to the fencing where the water rushed in has not been touched ... one year later. Seeing lawyer billboards all over the place seems to be making a statement of what all the red tape and hold up is all about.
It's a bad scene and frankly, does not look like the USA. .. St. Bernard Parish, over to Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, MS. ..etc.
Time has stood still.
Of course in true American style, the Casinos are being rebuilt at a very fast clip.

GuerillaBlack
09-21-2006, 10:00 PM
Yep. New Orleans looks like Katrina hit yesterday in most parts of the city.

HomeBred_Texan
09-21-2006, 10:44 PM
Bourbon street will be very very active that weekend. Sure to pull allot of *****s out of the woodwork...

I also think it would be the place to be, maybe not the safest though...

Txn_in_Oki
09-23-2006, 03:43 PM
I think by Monday night I'll be ready to shove knitting needles in my ears because of all the slobbering over New Orleans.

Here's to the Falcons completely blowing them out. Then we'll know New Orleans is back to normal.

:cowboy1:

NEROtheZERO
09-23-2006, 05:00 PM
In all fairness to NO, it has been 5 years since 9/11 and the rebuilding of the replacement for the WTC has not begun - and that is one building (if I am not mistaken.) While blame can be spread from Nagin to Bush for the debacle in handling Katrina it is far too unrealistic to expect any significant progress in merely one year.

Txn_in_Oki
09-23-2006, 07:39 PM
You under-estimate the new and improved Saints. It's going to be tight....not a blow out.

I'll call them new and improved after they beat someone other than Cleveland or Green Bay.

LikeABoss
09-24-2006, 03:50 PM
I do hope that Mr. B is allowed to take his team where he wishes to for next year. I can assure you that is not L.A.

I'll be going home to Nawlins at Christmas this year. It will be my first time back in many years, a few before Katrina.

Personally, I think you shouldn't even bother coming back to New Orleans with comments like this.

You sure you're really from New Orleans?

jlam
09-24-2006, 10:13 PM
I think by Monday night I'll be ready to shove knitting needles in my ears because of all the slobbering over New Orleans.

:cowboy1:

Please proceed. With that attitude, you'll be doing the world a favor.

JustBonee
09-25-2006, 09:27 AM
Anyone who has ever been to New Orleans, pre Katrina, knows what a unique city it has been. The history of the city, and the people, cannot be duplicated anywhere.
Don't know the direction they are headed. There is little or no movement at the moment. It's just a future project. ?? Few people are stepping up so far ... it will probably never be the same.
And of course, the future of the Saints and the Superdome hangs in the balance of the city developing back.

GuerillaBlack
09-25-2006, 07:25 PM
Lookin good so far.

GuerillaBlack
09-25-2006, 07:27 PM
This game is going to be huge. The beginning was real nice.

gwallaia
09-25-2006, 07:34 PM
It will take more than 5 years for New Orleans to recover from that destruction. I miss New Orleans, its a place we visited every other year. Some of the best food in the world can be found there.

I hope this game tonight helps lift the spirits of the New Orleans residents. I need Warrick Dunn and Alge Crumpler to tear it up though, they are both on my fantasy team and I'm 13.50 points down.

Wolf
09-25-2006, 07:42 PM
Game hasn't even started and I am tired of ESPN's love affair with Bush

gtexan02
09-25-2006, 07:46 PM
Oh please shut up everyone about Bush. He is exciting and gives the city something to cheer about. He is a media spectacle, and has a great charismatic attitue.

Some people sound like babies crying over a bit of spilled milk. So far it looks like we made the wrong decision. Its in the past, get over it. Bush's success or failure isn't going to validate the MW pick. Only his play will.

GuerillaBlack
09-25-2006, 07:51 PM
What a start for New Orleans! Emotional, very emotional.

Wolf
09-25-2006, 07:51 PM
I am not complaining that we didn't take him, just that was all I heard about pregame. McAllister is who I like out of that group.

BTW you are the ONLY one that is comparing ours to theres. I have no intention of comparing

gtexan02
09-25-2006, 07:53 PM
WOOHOO! GO NO! What an amazing 1st series

Heywood
09-25-2006, 07:55 PM
suspicious play- nobody blocked

seems heavily scripted

Wolf
09-25-2006, 07:57 PM
Is it as scripted as the PATRIOTS winning over the Rams? :hmmm: LOL

Wolf
09-25-2006, 07:57 PM
seriously .. Saints are pumped

gtexan02
09-25-2006, 07:58 PM
I knew there would be conspiracy talk about this game. Just b/c NO has beaten crappy teams doesn't mean they are bad. Who knows how they'll be

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 07:59 PM
I hope NOLA recovers quickly...I gotta use my French somewhere...

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 08:00 PM
Is it as scripted as the PATRIOTS winning over the Rams? :hmmm: LOL
A Giants/Steelers Superbowl woulda made more sense if you think about it....

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 08:02 PM
New Orleans first home game is next Monday, September 25, 2006. Here's the Superdome on a recent tour:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgUYg0zwKH0

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e63/Timothy8474/travel_g_superdome_740.jpg




I wish I could go down there. It is going to be big. I will be watching it at home though. Want the Falcons to win, but try hard Saints!
I can't believe we didn't draft him. He is one of the best offensive rookies this year while we're stuck with 0-3. We really missed out on him.
















Oh well, good luck to Marques Colston anyway.

gtexan02
09-25-2006, 08:06 PM
Man watching this game has been realizing: The Texans are a REALLY BORING NFL team.

We are unimaginative on offense.
We are even less imaginative on defense.
Our defense gives up small chunks of yards over and over again.

Does it anyone else actually get bored watching the games? watching the Falcons/Saints game right now has me realizing - none of our players are really exciting. Ron Dayne is a 2-4 yard per carry consistent guy. Carr throws 90% of his balls <10 yards.

Everytime the Falcons snap the ball, Vick has the ability to break a long one. Bush doesn't play much, and hasn't done a whole lot in NO, but bc of his speed, he's still exciting to cheer for.

If you are winning, boring teams are fun to watch (Steelers?). But when you're losing, it takes what fun there might be and kills it. The Texans are just boring :(

GuerillaBlack
09-25-2006, 08:07 PM
Oh yeah, I feel bad now. I wouldn't be watching this game like I am if he wasn't on the Saints.

Falcons got a field goal.

gtexan02
09-25-2006, 08:26 PM
Wow wow wow! What a great play. Bush got everyone going the other way, and then Brees with a crazy block! What an exciting team

GuerillaBlack
09-25-2006, 08:32 PM
We should have signed Drew Brees and pick up Reggie Bush. This Saints team is good. Congrats guys! Maybe the Texans will be like you next year.

gtexan02
09-25-2006, 08:34 PM
Their defense is looking pretty decent. I don't know a person in their secondary, and they are sticking with the Atlanta WRs like glue

GuerillaBlack
09-25-2006, 08:35 PM
Their defense is looking pretty decent. I don't know a person in their secondary, and they are sticking with the Atlanta WRs like glue

From the words of the Madden games: "Yep, he was on him like glue."

gtexan02
09-25-2006, 08:36 PM
Lol I just realized something else. The Texans are even boring on Madden! I'd rather play with the Saints

gtexan02
09-25-2006, 09:27 PM
What a half! The Saints are giving everyone a lesson in what a team and its fans are supposed to do. What a great MNF game

cuppacoffee
09-25-2006, 09:34 PM
Man watching this game has been realizing: The Texans are a REALLY BORING NFL team.

We are unimaginative on offense.
We are even less imaginative on defense.
Our defense gives up small chunks of yards over and over again.

Does it anyone else actually get bored watching the games? watching the Falcons/Saints game right now has me realizing - none of our players are really exciting. Ron Dayne is a 2-4 yard per carry consistent guy. Carr throws 90% of his balls <10 yards.

Everytime the Falcons snap the ball, Vick has the ability to break a long one. Bush doesn't play much, and hasn't done a whole lot in NO, but bc of his speed, he's still exciting to cheer for.

If you are winning, boring teams are fun to watch (Steelers?). But when you're losing, it takes what fun there might be and kills it. The Texans are just boring :(


Simply Amazing

You have just typed, almost verbatim, what has been going through my mind the last 30 minutes or so.

These defenses are wreaking havoc on each other.

Thinking about it has really caused my stomach to ache.

I can't stand it. :francis:

Where's my battle red koolaid?

:coffee:

edo783
09-25-2006, 09:48 PM
Saints look like a team on both sides of the ball.

aj.
09-25-2006, 09:48 PM
I remember him having a good game at the East West Shrine back in Jan and making some comment. Hofstra may be one reason he slipped.

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 09:48 PM
Geezus how did Colston slip to the 7th round.
Was he picked before or after Derek Andersen?

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 09:50 PM
Lol I just realized something else. The Texans are even boring on Madden! I'd rather play with the Saints
I think you're sporting the wrong avatar.

aj.
09-25-2006, 09:57 PM
RB stuffed on two goal line between the tackle runs. Dayne would have scored - but it wouldn't have been as exciting as RB's two failed attempts.

Dr. Toro
09-25-2006, 09:59 PM
Geezus how did Colston slip to the 7th round.

I think he ran a disappointing 40.... he's the best offensive rookie in the NFC right now. He's been really good for 3 games, doing possession stuff, YAC, deep balls, and goal line stuff. He looks like a pretty darn good player... he's just to big for corners. It's kinda like Antonio Gates out there. I think he can keep this performance up, Brees loves his big targets.

Bush's inability to run inside is a surprise to no one. He's a big part of this team's success, but he really doesn't look like the next Gale Sayers/LT surefire HOFer.

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 10:02 PM
Looking at that 7th round, I must wonder if the Kevin Walter pickup was worth it. We could have had Cortland Finnegan and Marques Colston instead.

aj.
09-25-2006, 10:05 PM
The Bush - Eric Metcalf comparisons are becoming more relevant.

edo783
09-25-2006, 10:05 PM
Everyone who said that Bush would struggle between the tackles in the NFL are looking good. He doesn't have much thickness in the lower body and is built more like a wr.


Pretty much is how he is being used. Most of his yardage this year come on catches. Get him into space and he can be a factor. Between the tackles.....not so good.

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 10:08 PM
Everyone who said that Bush would struggle between the tackles in the NFL are looking good. He doesn't have much thickness in the lower body and is built more like a wr.
He's actually doing well as a WR/Brian Westbrook player right now.

Whatever happened to the Matt Shaub trade?

edo783
09-25-2006, 10:10 PM
Vick hasn't done much in the game.

gg no re
09-25-2006, 10:14 PM
I'll have to give it to Bush. He's a decent slot receiver.

Westbrook should complain about his paycheck, though.

aj.
09-25-2006, 10:14 PM
"He must have seen something to make him take it out of his pants."

- Joe Theismann

edo783
09-25-2006, 10:15 PM
Theisman is such a tool.

LOL, just what I was thinking.

Kaiser Toro
09-25-2006, 10:19 PM
$5 a dejected and ready to get on the plane Falcons defense gives up a big play to RB and it will be declared his coming out party.

Am I fan if I bet?

JDizzle
09-25-2006, 10:22 PM
Theisman : "I love the way he catches the ball with his hands"

Kornheiser : "As opposed to his feet?"

LOL!

gg no re
09-25-2006, 10:23 PM
$5 a dejected and ready to get on the plane Falcons defense gives up a big play to RB and it will be declared his coming out party.

Am I fan if I bet?You need to wager more $ and maximize your profits.

I guess if this does happen, we could nickname Reggie, in honor of Deion Sanders, "Garbage Time" Bush.

gg no re
09-25-2006, 10:28 PM
Zing zip burn

edo783
09-25-2006, 10:28 PM
DBs for the Saints doing a good job of coverage. Kind of forgot what that looks like.

Dr. Toro
09-25-2006, 10:30 PM
Nice blitz pickup by Bush. Can we get some sort of honest assessment about his performance? No mention after he fans Mathis. Theisman declares him an effective inside runner after he pops one for 9 yards following 4 straight inside runs for 0 or negative yardage. I've got nothing against Bush, but Duce McAlister is the best RB on that team, and Horn and Colston are both better receivers. I'm just sick of all the hype about a guy who does what DeAngelo Williams, Maurice Drew, and Wes Welker are all doing better.

edo783
09-25-2006, 10:32 PM
I thought that was Bush that wiffed on Mathis and let him get the sack. He has put the ball on the ground twice. Once he was called down and the other was covered by a teammate.

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 10:41 PM
"He must have seen something to make him take it out of his pants."

- Joe Theismann
ha ha ha

Kornheiser is the best thing to happen to football in years. Theismann should soon be out of a job.

edo783
09-25-2006, 10:44 PM
ha ha ha

Kornheiser is the best thing to happen to football in years. Theismann should soon be out of a job.

Yes, Kornheiser has been a pleasent surprise. Not too goofy like what's his name was and not to full of himself. Theisman though seems retarded.

edo783
09-25-2006, 10:46 PM
Jenkins can't catch a cold.

gtexan02
09-25-2006, 10:46 PM
I'm shocked at how good the Saints DBs are.

Texans wlil always be my #1, all I was saying is the Saints look fun. Joe horn looks good, McCallister looks good, Brees looks pretty good

thunderkyss
09-25-2006, 10:52 PM
This game sucks...... I was expecting to see MicahelVick & Reggie Bush go off.... instead, all I get is a bunch of special teams playing, DueceMcAllister, and Vick trying to play like a QB....

I didn't pay for this garbage.

Has Reggie even been in in the 4th Qtr??

thunderkyss
09-25-2006, 10:54 PM
Did I mention I started Atlanta's defense this week??

man I got hosed....

edo783
09-25-2006, 10:55 PM
The Saints defense has totaly stoned the Falcons. Made them one demensional and Vick can't pass well enough to get it done, not to metion the Saints DBs are playing as well as I can remember any DBs playing.

Kaiser Toro
09-25-2006, 10:56 PM
This game sucks...... I was expecting to see MicahelVick & Reggie Bush go off.... instead, all I get is a bunch of special teams playing, DueceMcAllister, and Vick trying to play like a QB....

I didn't pay for this garbage.

Has Reggie even been in in the 4th Qtr??

Who are you paying and what are you paying them for?

thunderkyss
09-25-2006, 11:12 PM
Who are you paying and what are you paying them for?

I thought I was pretty clear when I said I didn't pay for this.......

is there another way I could say I didn't pay for this & mean that I didn't pay to watch this??

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 11:12 PM
The Vick Falcons is like facing a veer or bone College team. Try to get the lead and force them to pass from the pocket and take them out of their running game.
Not to mention the college-like special team play.

mexican_texan
09-25-2006, 11:13 PM
I thought I was pretty clear when I said I didn't pay for this.......

is there another way I could say I didn't pay for this & mean that I didn't pay to watch this??
Why am I reading this? I didn't pay for it! ;)

thunderkyss
09-25-2006, 11:14 PM
Man..... what's this "see how they decoyed ReggieBush" talk??

Is that something new in the NFl??

to fake a run?? to fake a reverse?? to have an underneath route draw the safety/LB coverage??

Man the Colts, Redskins & the Eagles must have a been spying the Saints playbook...

Kaiser Toro
09-25-2006, 11:26 PM
I thought I was pretty clear when I said I didn't pay for this.......

is there another way I could say I didn't pay for this & mean that I didn't pay to watch this??

I must have missed it and still do, but I have to admit I am oddly intrigued.

Mr. White
09-25-2006, 11:32 PM
Man..... what's this "see how they decoyed ReggieBush" talk??

Is that something new in the NFl??


What's this world coming to? I had to look up his stats myself and add them together.

I'm disappointed that his disciples haven't plastered his 72 total yards all over this board yet.

Napa Auto Parts
09-26-2006, 12:21 AM
Reggie Bush is the real Deal how unfair he has such a talented RB like Mcallister on the team i can only imagine what he would do with 25 carries and 5 catches a game.

Texans86
09-26-2006, 01:12 AM
What's this world coming to? I had to look up his stats myself and add them together.

I'm disappointed that his disciples haven't plastered his 72 total yards all over this board yet.

I was wondering if those stats were going to make it up here sometime tonight. Are his totals going up or down from the first couple of weeks, I haven't been watching very closely.

Texans86
09-26-2006, 01:15 AM
Reggie Bush is the real Deal how unfair he has such a talented RB like Mcallister on the team i can only imagine what he would do with 25 carries and 5 catches a game.

Yeah, and it's unfortunate that the Saints have over $170 million tied up in that backfield. $60 million to Brees, up to $62 million to Bush, and over $50 to McCallister. I don't even want to factor in Joe Horn's contract, those numbers could get mind boggling.

GuerillaBlack
09-26-2006, 06:38 AM
"Once the Falcons punt was blocked, you can tell they were written into a script." Mike and Mike in the Morning.

Who agrees?

Kaiser Toro
09-26-2006, 06:52 AM
"Once the Falcons punt was blocked, you can tell they were written into a script." Mike and Mike in the Morning.

Who agrees?

Agrees with their conjecture or are you implying that it was fixed? Neither in my case. The Falcons lost due to raw emotion and will destroy the Saints in Atlanta.

gtexan02
09-26-2006, 08:12 AM
Yeah, and it's unfortunate that the Saints have over $170 million tied up in that backfield. $60 million to Brees, up to $62 million to Bush, and over $50 to McCallister. I don't even want to factor in Joe Horn's contract, those numbers could get mind boggling.

Who cares how much money is tied up where if you are winning?

gg no re
09-26-2006, 08:41 AM
Ask the Colts.

Porky
09-26-2006, 09:24 AM
I was one of the few who thought the Saints would win. Call me Porkydamus...

http://forums.houstontexans.com/showpost.php?p=445954&postcount=15

I voted Saints. First, I am pulling for them, but I also expect them to be extremely fired up and the place will be rocking. Anyone remember a similar situation on Sept 8th 2002? It's not always the best team that wins. I say Saints in a barnburner 34-31.


Entertaining game! The Saints D really impressed me. I had already sort of adopted the Saints prior to the season because they drafted Bush, my fav college player, and because of Katrina, etc. I think after last night, it's official. I am now the proud new parent of an adopted team! I can't stomach just rooting for the Texans. It's not good for my mental health. Go Saints!!

axman40
09-26-2006, 04:53 PM
I was one of the few who thought the Saints would win. Call me Porkydamus...

http://forums.houstontexans.com/showpost.php?p=445954&postcount=15

I voted Saints. First, I am pulling for them, but I also expect them to be extremely fired up and the place will be rocking. Anyone remember a similar situation on Sept 8th 2002? It's not always the best team that wins. I say Saints in a barnburner 34-31.


Entertaining game! The Saints D really impressed me. I had already sort of adopted the Saints prior to the season because they drafted Bush, my fav college player, and because of Katrina, etc. I think after last night, it's official. I am now the proud new parent of an adopted team! I can't stomach just rooting for the Texans. It's not good for my mental health. Go Saints!!
All Hail St. Porkydamus!

:rofl: