Archive for December, 2011



Help Steve Gleason!!

We are pleased to help promote a great project, Steve’s “Return To The Dome” Lithograph, being released this week by Steve Gleason, Drew Brees, Sean Payton, Artist Michael Hunt, Lance Moore, Devery Henderson, Marques Colston, Will Smith, Deuce Mcallister, and more to come. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Steve Gleason Initiative where Steve, who is fighting ALS himself, has pledged to help the fight against ALS.

Steve Gleason gave us all an inspirational moment (Click here to see it) and now, more than ever, he is an inspiration (Click here to see why). we are giving 100% of the proceeds to his foundation but it’s nothing compared to what he has given the Who Dat Nation.

We are sincerely asking you (and begging) to help make Steves Foundation a great success. We are calling on our fellow Who Dat’s to come together for one of our own. We are asking you to talk, link, blog, post to facebook, post to twitter, and help spread, inform, and direct everyone to Steve’s “Return To The Dome” Lithograph

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Football, with a bow, from Pierre Thomas was a surprise, recipient says

When Renee Beech Smith saw running back Pierre Thomas pull out a bow after scoring the New Orleans Saints’ first touchdown Monday night, she knew some fan was going to be getting a late Christmas present. The lifelong Saints fan just didn’t realize it would be her.

Thomas, whose four-yard touchdown paved the way for the Saints’ 45-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, stuck the gold bow on the football and brought it right to Smith.

“It made me one of the happiest people, happiest Saints fans in the world,” Smith said. “At this point I just want to keep it and hold on to it.”

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MNF crew talks about Drew setting record.

Great video of Drew setting the record and comments from the MNF crew.

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2012 Pro Bowl – Congrats guys!

New Orleans (5)
Drew Brees, quarterback
Jermon Bushrod, tackle
* Jahri Evans, guard
* Jimmy Graham, tight end
* Carl Nicks, guard

* Asterisk denotes starter



Spud’s Drew Brees Cartoon

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Sean Payton talks about backlash, or lack thereof, from going for the passing record



Did Sean Payton cross the line?

By Pat Yasinskas

The decision by New Orleans coach Sean Payton to leave Drew Brees in and continue throwing late in Monday night’s victory against Atlanta is drawing lots of criticism.

Brees broke Dan Marino’s record for passing yards in a season with a little over two minutes left in a 45-16 victory. The fact Brees was still in a game that was long over has some critics saying Payton broke an unwritten rule.

Two writers I know and respect enormously took issue with Payton’s decision. Pete Prisco writes that Brees’ record is tainted due to the circumstances under which it was finalized. Jason Cole writes that leaving Brees in the game and scoring a late touchdown wasn’t very classy.

I recognized both points and I’m generally opposed to anyone running up the score. I haven’t always agreed with everything Payton does and don’t disagree all that much when people say he’s arrogant or aggressive.

Read more of Pat’s story here.



Falcons ‘won’t forget’ Brees airing it out late to break record

By Dan Hanzus

With Drew Brees a mere 30 yards away from breaking the single-season passing yards record, Saints coach Sean Payton was presented with an interesting dilemma.

Brees was playing on “Monday Night Football” in front of his home fans and a national TV audience, a perfect stage to take down Dan Marino’s 27-year old record. But the Saints also had their game against the Falcons well in hand, up 38-16 with less than three minutes to play.

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Brees locks up record in Saints win vs. Falcons

NEW ORLEANS — Quite a night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints — a record and a rout.

Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had held for nearly three decades, and New Orleans clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Falcons.

Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns, the last a 9-yard strike to Darren Sproles that set the record with 2:51 to go.

“Honestly, I was really trying not to think about the record or anything,” Brees said. “I knew we were close. A couple guys mentioned stuff to me on the sideline. I didn’t want to hear it. It’s like a pitcher with a no-hitter, I guess.”

It was Brees’ final pass of the game and it gave him 5,087 yards passing — with one game still to play. Marino finished with 5,084 yards for the Miami Dolphins in 1984.

Minutes after Brees broke the record, Marino offered congratulations on his Twitter account.

“Great job by such a special player,” Marino wrote.

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Brees’ record-breaking night tainted by decision to go for it late


NEW ORLEANS — The kid got his wish.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke the NFL single-season record for passing yards, breaking Dan Marino’s single-season mark of 5,084 yards with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Darren Sproles in the Saints’ 45-16 dismantling of the Atlanta Falcons Monday night.

“I kind of got emotional before the game,” Brees said. “There was a kid as I was signing autographs who said, ‘I’m here to see you break the record.’ It made me think of when I was a kid.”

This is one of those where-were-you moments, another snapshot of life being permanently etched into our memories. It’s kind of funny that a man throws for over 5,000 yards and the pass that broke the record traveled only 9 yards in the air.

“It’s a special night,” Saints coach Sean Payton said.

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