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  1. If there is one thing to learn from watching my fan base act, it's that people should never give them condolences. They have a victim complex and will take whatever sympathy they get and run with it endlessly. They did this same BS over Bountygate. LOL at anyone who thinks Roger Goodell is smart and cunning enough to pull off some master conspiracy and screw the Saints. These fans love to be the victim and the non-call gave it to them. Only problem is, we blew a 13 and 10 point lead in the same game and immediately turned the ball over in OT. Deep down, I knew we were going to lose the minute the Rams tied it. I just had that feeling in my stomach cause I have seen this so many times with Sean Payton coached Saints teams. Payton has been out-coached in all of our playoff losses post-2009. What I never see brought up about the non-call is that if the cornerback had not been stupidly trying to commit PI and watched the ball, it would've been an easy interception. Even Troy Aikman of all people mentioned how it was a poorly thrown pass. Brees was NEARLY picked off 2 plays before that on the miracle bomb to Ted Ginn that got them down the field to begin with. Saints had just ONE net positive play the entire game after going up 20-10. Non-call aside, they were doing everything to blow that game. Brees had a game similar to Favre in the 2007 NFCCG and we all know how that ended with a back breaking interception.
  2. This would've went over much better than the color rush uniforms. The best color rush uniforms were the throwbacks. Denver used their old orange crush look, the Saints used their 60's white jerseys, the Chargers went with the Dan Fouts look. These were great and the best looking ones.
  3. Saints have 8-8 or more accurately, 7-9 written all over them this year. I don't see them winning 10 games by that chart. If the Falcons stay healthy this year, nothing should stop them from making the playoffs. I don't trust this Saints team at all. Since before the OT period of the NFCCG loss, they have completely lost sight of the bigger picture ranting about that stupid non-call. They pretty much gave up in that game after it happened followed by how quickly they blew it. This over-reaction has gotten so bad that Payton pushed for rule changes that have now opened the pandora's box of discussion into what exactly is pass interference. I can't wait for us to get screwed in a close game over the rule change and these same fans start screaming new inane conspiracy theories how George Soros Roger Goodell is out to get them, cause no other team in NFL history has had bad calls before. I am so sick of hearing about that non-call. You blow a 13 point and 10 point lead twice in the same game, something is very wrong and it don't involve the refs. Instead of Payton wanting rule changes, I'd like to know WTF he was thinking with some of the play calling in the playoffs. We were one Alshon Jeffrey dropped pass from being one and done. No one wanted to talk about how awful his play calling was vs the Eagles. Then against the Rams, poor second half adjustments and on the drive leading to the non-call, you call 3 pass plays (both that were almost intercepted including the non-call which could've been an INT if the DB watches the ball) and don't run it to make them use up their timeouts? Just WTF. Even after that non-call, they had a chance for a stop and won the coin toss for OT, only to immediately turn it over. Non-call overshadowed how bad Brees played in both playoff games and Payton's WTF play calling. No one took accountability for this loss, instead just blaming it on the non-call and they still won't shut the hell up about it, hence why I don't believe they're going to go far this season. They're still hungover thinking they were "robbed" something that most likely would've just been a ticket for the Pats to destroy them. My gut tells me they'll squeak a close win in week one vs Houston and then get their teeth kicked in on the road in L.A. and/or Seattle before Dallas embarrasses us in the dome. Saints fans almost make me wish we had won that game to take a trip to Atlanta and get destroyed by the Pats, just so they will shut up. I seen nothing in either playoff game that told me they would've fared well against New England. We don't have Wade Phillips as our DC or his history of slowing the Pats down, so I'm sure Brady fares better than he did vs the Rams. The Pats would've had a field day picking on Eli Apple and shifting Gronk around our weak DBs. But most importantly, Bill B and the Pats defense would've embarrassed the hell out of Payton with that broken down offense and bad play calling. I've felt in my gut for months the Pats would've blown us out, something ugly like 14-31 with the game completely decided by the 4th quarter.
  4. It's sad that Toronto couldn't enjoy that Finals win for a month before Kawhi left for L.A. I'm glad the NFL isn't set up like the NBA. As much as the Patriots' dynasty annoys most folks, there is still more parity than the NBA.
  5. The Saints had something like this on their 50th Anniversary team and it led to a lot of debate over some players. They put Bobby Herbert over Aaron Brooks, which was blasphemous.
  6. Isn't this pretty much the story of GB's lives since 2010??? Their defense always gets the blame, but they were pretty underwhelming in the playoffs all during Rodgers' prime. People love to pick on the 2007 and 2011 Giants, but the 2010 Packers' ring has a lot of flukey luck on it too. Their biggest playoff wins since 2010 are the Joe Webb Vikings game (2012), the Dez Bryant no catch call game (2014), beating Kirk Cousins and a 9-7 Washington team (2015) and beating down an overrated Dallas team in 2016. Looking back in hindsight, I'm not convinced the Packers were really all that great as people thought they were at the time. The NFC has mostly been a crap shoot in the past decade outside of Seattle's back to back years. 100% agree about those Falcons teams. They were a paper tiger at 13-3 in 2010 and then blew a 17-0 lead in the 2012 NFCCG to the 49ers. Even the 2016 team who is infamous for the 25 point blown lead in the SB, had previously coughed up a big lead in the regular season that year (their loss to the Chargers). I like to add here that the 49ers owned by the Packers AND the Saints under Jim Harbaugh. They were undefeated vs GB during that short run and the Saints one lone win against them happened in the Superdome, in a game where we needed a blatant roughing the passer call to erase a fumble and grant a first down on the game winning drive (in a game where the offense spent the entire second half trying to give the game away with turnovers and dumb play calling). Vic Fangio was the coordinator under those defenses and was the true reason they were a contender. During that time frame, Brees and Rodgers were the best QBs in the NFC and the Niners owned both of them. Brees' worst game of the 2014 season was against the Niners where he went into a turnover frenzy. Saints fans love to bring up the 2011 playoff loss to them, but I always have to remind myself, their final TD was a Brees hail mary prayer bomb to Jimmy Graham. Yes, they scored 30+ points and made it a game, but the Niners still owned us that day and would've no doubt blown us out if their offense shows up. Those Niners teams and Kaep were in the right place at the right time. No one else in the NFC for 2011 and 2012 really had a decent defense except them. People forget that the 49ers were actually favorites in 2010 to make the playoffs. They had drafted well over the years prior to when Harbaugh and Fangio came to town. That defense had been years in the making and though they crashed and burned in 2010, the defense was still good enough to keep games close. Come 2011, they finally had the right coach and the right defensive coordinator to right the ship and bring some success. I've never really been convinced that the Niners were the best team in 2012 and 2013 under Kaep. He would do OK, but when he had his bad games, they would crash and burn and get blown out badly. I clearly remember the Seahawks pummeling them late in 2012 and even in their SB, the Ravens had him locked down and were cruising to a blow out before the power went out. I think Denver also blew them out pretty bad in Harbaugh's last year (the game where Peyton passed Favre for most TDs)
  7. I really like the Jets new helmet, but wish their uniforms weren't so college looking. They should've just rolled back to the 80's gang green look.
  8. I see what you mean, it's all good. Sustained success in the NFL is difficult. This chart is still amazing to look at months later.
  9. I saw this a few months back and have been thinking ever since, what the hell happened to SB logos? The SB logo used to be so cool and unique. I love all the ones from the 80's and 90's. They were still fine in the 2000's up until 2010s when it became a stock photo of the trophy that they just replace the roman numerals on. SB 52 and 53 are completely identical, just adding another numeral.
  10. Agreed. From 1982 to 1998 is about my favorite era all together for the NFL. That was the era of the dominant, juggernaut teams that fill up lists of GOAT teams. Some of the best QB classes and head to head QB showdowns (sadly they were mostly blow outs like 1984 and 1989), not to mention historic defenses. I hated the 49ers back then, as well as the Dallas dynasty (who didn't?) but it was actual greatness we were witnessing. IMO the 1991 Redskins are the GOAT team and I am grateful now that I was able to witness them. The NFL looked better back then too. The old kelly green Eagles, pastel blue and white Oilers, orange crush Broncos, aqua and white Dolphins, creamsicle Bucs, blue and yellow Rams, silver and blue Seahawks, etc etc. I liked these colors so much better than what these teams changed to. It seemed some time in the late 90's, teams began changing their colors and making them darker. This led to navy blue becoming the most overused color in the NFL and IMO a lot of these teams lost their charms when they changed to darker colors. The only two teams who changed to darker colors that I think did it well was Denver and New England, and yet Denver's uniforms did not look right until a few years ago when they finally switched the navy blue to orange for home jerseys. Every time the Dolphins and Bucs break out their throwback jerseys, the fans say they look better than the current uniforms they wear. The only 90's year I didn't like was 1999 cause the league was so weak at the time. From 1999 to 2001, those 3 years were weak points for the whole league. The 1999 Rams and 2000 Ravens both had some of the easiest schedules ever of SB winning teams with the Rams ranking #1 at easiest SOS and Baltimore's list of opposing QBs in 2002 was truly pathetic. Things improved after 2001 with better teams, but I don't think there ever would've been 7 win teams making the playoffs back in the 80's or 90's, let alone those mediocre teams winning their wildcard games.
  11. I think this is what you'er looking for. Fernardo did a terrific job with this ROM, as he has with his other ROMs over the years. Enjoy!
  12. The Eagles lost that game on Akers missing those short field goals. It put them in a position to where they had to go for the home run TD pass on the final drive. If he makes those field goals, they could've burned the clock and finished the game with another field goal. GB really got lucky that Philly kept shooting themselves in the foot that day. Green Bay did not play all that great in that playoff run. Flukey win over the Eagles, stomped an overrated Falcons team (The NFC South in 2010 had 3 teams win 10 or more games from playing weak schedules and all 3 of them were embarrassed at multiple points in the season), then got lucky Jay Cutler gave up in the NFC title game (Bears dramatically outplayed them in the second half of that game) and then in the SB, they blew a 21-3 lead letting Pittsburgh come back to life and nearly beat them. If not for that fumble on the first play of the 4th quarter, I do strongly believe the Steelers would've won that SB.
  13. My team is STILL moaning and groaning about that fucking non-call in the NFC title game. "We would've won the SB if not for that!" Please explain to me how the fuck do you blow a 13-0 and 20-10 point lead in the same game. I seriously want to know!! Dallas showed the world how to beat the Saints last year. They wrote the blueprint and that is why Brees' stats completely tanked and fell to the floor at the end of the year (from a 30-2 TD/INT ratio to a horrible 7-5 to end the year). If it weren't for the defense, we would've lost all of our remaining games after Dallas took us behind the woodshed and spanked us. After the Cowboys loss; Tampa Bay, Carolina, Pittsburgh, Philly and the Rams ALL held the Saints high powered offense down. In only one of those games did they score 30 points and it took two controversial penalties that they benefited from (Sorry Saints fans, but yes we did benefit from those two horrible PI calls on Joe Haden to barely get past the Steelers). My team's coach is bragging about having a rule changed over it. Never mind the fact that our team led the league in defensive pass interference penalties (20 total) last year and reviewing pass interference and non-calls of it, may end up having some consequences towards us. My team's fans have not and most likely will not ever shut up about that stupid non-call. We cannot have a rational discussion over what went wrong last year, without the person asking questions being labeled a shill for Roger Goodell, working for George Soros or some other blatant conspiracy nonsense. Bountygate truly broke this fan base's brains years ago, but now, they've went beyond the asylum with the conspiracy theories. Everything they disagree with is a conspiracy theory. You have to be insane to think that Bill Belichick of all people in this world, wouldn't have looked at all the tape from the Dallas game and every game after that and seen how bad the Saints offense had been and came up with a good gameplan to shut them down in the SB. The Eagles and Rams both ran the exact same defensive game plan that Dallas ran and both of them had success doing it. They held the Saints to 20 and 23 points. I have no doubt in my mind, the Patriots would've embarrassed the Saints far worse, but whatever, keep talking about how you got robbed over one blown call and not the fact that you blew a 13-0 and 20-10 point lead. Oh yeah, we won the coin toss for OT and what happened? A Brett Favre style INT like the one from the 2007 NFC title game in OT. But yeah, we totally got robbed! it's the fault of Roger Goodell, the Illuminati and George Soros! Also let's be real about something else - we played like garbage in the divisional playoff game. Payton was almost out-coached by Doug Pedersen in that game. Seriously, go back and watch that game again if you think I'm nuts. The Saints defense held Philly under 90 yards for 3 quarters and shut out after going up 14-0. If you look at the yards stats, you'd think the Saints blew them out with how one-sided it looks, but they didn't. They barely scored 20 points and then Payton screwed around at the end of the game with bad play calling, going for a 50 yard field goal and missing it, giving Philly enough time to beat them. If not for Jeffrey dropping that pass, we are one and done and would've deserved it with how bad Payton called that game. Payton's play calling was bad that entire game and honestly, I didn't think they'd beat the Rams based off how bad he called the game. I have NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER the Patriots would've embarrassed us. I honestly am disappointed that the Saints as a team are still hung up over that stupid non-call and refuse to look at what got them in that situation to start with. You go up 13-0 early in the game and later have a 20-10 lead in the 4th quarter, but piddle around and refuse to shut the door on this team. I knew they were going to lose when the Rams tied it up, cause the Saints had blown a lead twice at that point. The Saints had several opportunities throughout that entire game to put their foot on the gas and blow that team out the water. Brees played bad and Payton called a bad game (Payton was out-coached by McVay, period). The non-call was bad, but hey, Payton should take responsibility for his offense becoming a train wreck at the end of the year after Dallas exposed them. He did NOTHING to fix the offense after Dallas showed that all you have to do is take away Michael Thomas and Kamara and then the Saints have nothing else to beat you with. The Saints looked like a different team after how Dallas exposed their offense and they never recovered. Payton should be criticized heavily for how bad he coached both playoff games. I want to hear criticism to his play calling long before I hear the fantasy nonsense of how they would've beat the Patriots.
  14. Says a lot about the Saints that their win percentage was only 63%. Sean Payton would've been the "Mr. 7-9" nicknamed coach if it weren't for the past two seasons where they went 11-5 and 13-3. I think you could add them here, along with the 3 peat of 7-9 seasons that would drive their win percentage down even more. I have always believed the one thing that hurts Drew Brees in comparison to the other elite QBs of his era is that he has more losses than all of them, despite having just as good (if not better) stats. Brady, Manning and Rodgers consistently have beat up on their divisions and took advantage when they had a weak division to rely on. The NFC South has been a more tougher division, arguably one of the toughest in the league during Brees time that has produced 2 MVP QBs and 2 other SB contender teams during his career, but it don't excuse that the Saints didn't take advantage of it when their division was weak. In 2014, the Panthers won the division at 7-8-1 and the Saints screwed around that whole year as a mess of a team. I don't want to get off topic ranting about the Saints cause they're my team and this is so easy to do, but I seriously wonder at times if Payton is the reason they have underachieved with a Hall of Fame QB. He's basically in the same boat as Mike Ditka with the old Bears defense. Payton had one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game and only has a single SB to show for it. I absolutely do not believe the Saints will get to another SB with Brees. Last year and 2017 were their final chances and they blew it both times in historical fashion. The Saints should've been contenders for years to come, like how the old Bears should've become a dynasty and yet Ditka would get out-coached against Walsh and Gibbs in the playoffs. Bad non-call aside, go through all our playoff losses since we won that one SB, and you see Payton gets thoroughly out-coached in all those losses, similar to the old Bears. Even in the recent playoff loss, he really didn't do that good of a job in the second half adjusting to the Rams game changes, which is why I think we deserved to lose, bad non-call aside (I'm seriously sick to death of hearing about that fucking non-call. You blow a two possession lead twice in the same game, you are getting outplayed badly and deserve to lose. See 1998 Vikings and how they choked to the Falcons, which is exactly what we did against the Rams.) IMO you can split the Patriots and 49ers dynasties into two and the Packers can be split as well. With the Niners, their 90's teams had a lot of failures that included getting embarrassed at home in blowout playoff losses to Dallas and GB. The 80's teams made it to 4 SBs and often were beating the hell out of their playoff opponents. I think there was also a change in the 90's where they started facing legit challenges in their division. The Saints gave them competition in the early 90's but failed. Carolina in 1996 managed to sweep them and win the division. The Falcons did it in 1998. With the Pats, it took them 10 whole years to get ring #4, though I would argue that they get it in 2006 if they pay Deion Branch or if they don't blow that big lead to the Colts in the playoffs. They would've handled the Bears or Saints with ease in that SB (2006 was one of those years where the best teams were all in the AFC. Indy, New England, Baltimore and San Diego all would've beat the NFC opponent in the SB that year). But then again, they nearly get #4 in 2007 and 2011 as well. The Packers dynasty in the 90's truly felt like it ended when they lost to SF in the 1998 playoffs (a game they were screwed on with the call over Rice's fumble). Holmgren left soon after, as did a bunch of key players from their SB team and that's when Favre started to really struggle. The 2000's Packers truly felt like an underachieving team (take your pick with their playoff losses), much like the 2010's Packers did with Rodgers under center and their several embarrassing playoff losses (15-1 record in 2011 and get routed by a flukey 9-7 team). Looking back, I swear the 2000's Colts are going to be remembered as that team you always go back and ask "how did they only win one SB?". Peyton Manning is easily labeled a choke artist, but I think it says a lot that Denver managed to reach 2 SBs in just 4 years, while the Colts needed 9 years to finally get to the big dance with him at QB and their best team (2005) didn't even get there. Manning actually played well enough to win in a lot of those playoff losses that people easily blame him over. I'm not going to say anything bad about Manning, cause at least he did get to the big game 4 times. My QB and team can't even get back there again after their one time. It's amazing to see the Seahawks recent surge of success that began around 1999 when Paul Allen brought in Holmgren. I remember back in my childhood, the Seahawks were a laughably bad team and they've achieved a respectability in relevance for the past 20 years that makes all that feel like a distant memory.
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