"That’s some silly stuff we're hanging on to."
"PR Pardons" are for those we think have paid their public penance and deserve a fresh start--at least from a public relations perspective. Don't worry, despite dominating national coverage, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Healthcare.gov are not on our list.
During an NFL era of inflated offensive statistics and elite quarterbacking play, Drew Brees is on a level so dominant and special that it can almost be baffling to watch. The New Orleans Saints are not unlike most of the league in that they give a vast amount of responsibility to the quarterback. What Brees does from there though is beyond words.
Even with all the rule changes, do you actually feel safe during a game? Well, you never want to take unnecessary hits. It
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One of Payton's motto's throughout his tenure in New Orleans has been: "Do your job." Without his daily leadership however, it seems as if his message has been either misplaced or completely forgotten.
Whether or not Payton deserves his year long suspension, Saints fans have every right to be upset. I'm talking about the tax money they've paid over the last decade just to keep the team in town.
In a season where the Super Bowl culminates in New Orleans, it's impossible to explain how personal it feels as a Saints fan not to have your coach.
Severe punishments, while certainly justifiable in this case, may further perpetuate football's inner culture of secrecy and in turn, seem counterintuitive.