Found June 19, 2013 on Football Nation:
Could this year be the one where the “Greatest Show on Turf” returns to the Big Easy?Now that the New Orleans Saints have their head coach, Sean Payton, back on the sidelines, it could be a record-setting season for the offense that lost a few steps last season.All hail the black and gold in Louisiana.The NFC South may be the most competitive division in the NFL this season with rival Atlanta still one of the best in the league and improvements to both Carolina and Tampa Bay.Can the Saints, who started the 2012 season with four straight losses, come out of the gate firing on all cylinders?So far this off season, it would appear the team is headed toward another playoff run. With Drew Brees thrilled that his head coach/wing man is back with the club, a Super Bowl win is not out of the realm of possibility. But first, they have to get through training camp and the regular season.Here is what we have learned so far from this team with its OTAs and minicamp already completed.* Mark Ingr...

790 the Zone saga ends with firings, contrition, and sour grapes

As was expected, the hosts of the morning show on 790 the Zone in Atlanta, Mayhem in the AM, have been fired, and we’ve all had the chance to ponder just why in the hell we listen to sports talk radio in the first place. The AJC managed to catch up with one of the former hosts on Monday, and the resulting comments were astonishing. AJC radio and tv reporter Rodney Ho spoke with...

Former 2009 second overall pick LT Jason Smith trying to shake off ‘bust’ label with Saints

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, Jason Smith has a shot at the Saints' starting left tackle job at the Saints training camp next month. Smith was drafted second overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams with expectation of Smith being their tackle for years to come. However, inconsistent play and concussions kept Smith from reaching his potential with...

Gleason accepts apology of fired Atlanta DJs

Former New Orleans Saints player, now champion of ALS awareness, Steve Gleason is responding with class and grace to an Atlanta radio station's mockery of him and his battle with ALS. Tuesday afternoon, Gleason posted this message on his charity's Facebook page: "Regarding the DJ skit in Atlanta yesterday. I would like to thank the public for their support. '...

Saints Nation: 790TheZone Mocks Steve Gleason Recap, Including Audio and Transcript

If you're a Saints fan, it's almost humanly impossible that you weren't clued into the story that pretty much blew up twitter yesterday. I thought I'd recap the entire story in case you missed parts or you just have a sordid personality that cares to revisit something as awful as this was. I know that's how I operate. So I was first clued into this on twitter...

Steve Gleason Accepts Fired Radio Hosts’ Apologies After Insensitive Jokes on Atlanta Station

Punishment came swiftly for three Atlanta sports radio hosts that dedicated a segment of their morning show to making fun of former New Orleans Saints captain Steve Gleason, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as ALS). Steak Shapiro, Nick Cellini and Chris Dimino were roundly denounced in the media after their offensive jokes on 790 The Zone’s...

Poor-Taste Lampoon of Steve Gleason Could Yield Unexpected Positive Result

When the now cancelled morning show and fired hosts of Atlanta's 790 The Zone made their gigantic blunder and gave the sports talk world plenty to tweet about by poking fun at former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason, it looked like nothing but yet another dark chapter in an ugly novel regarding New Orleans and Atlanta. But something good may actually come of this. Don...

Official Video: The Saints Cheerleaders also Lip Synced to Taylor Swift's "22"

Actually, the New Orleans Saints cheerleaders had this trend that must end uploaded prior to the Miami Dolphins broads doing it. **Follow us on Twitter, View Blitz Viral Videos, or Return to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Aaron Rodgers: I Love Packers Being “Under The Radar”

With the return of Sean Payton as coach in New Orleans, and the arms race going on in San Francisco and Seattle, the Green Bay Packers have quietly gone about their business this off-season. The Packers are not consensus pick among experts around the league, and as Rodgers told ESPN Milwaukee, he loves the “Packers floating under the radar.” “I love it. I love being under...
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