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JoeCast: Ralph Malbrough Part 2

Ralph Malbrough joins the JoeCast to talk World Cup, English Premier League Soccer, the New Orleans Saints, and July 4th.  We had a couple of editing issues courtesy of a Texas power grid but we powered through.  Enjoy the show and make sure to follow Ralph on twitter @SaintsForecast.  Also, our media player isn’t very mobile-site friendly so if you’re listening from your iPhone, click over to desktop mode for an easier listen.   … Read entire article »

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JoeCast: Ralph Malbrough Part 1

Ralph Malbrough joins the JoeCast to talk World Cup, English Premier League Soccer, the New Orleans Saints, and July 4th.  We had a couple of editing issues courtesy of a Texas power grid but we powered through.  Enjoy the show and make sure to follow Ralph on twitter @SaintsForecast.  Also, our media player isn’t very mobile-site friendly so if you’re listening from your iPhone, click over to desktop mode for an easier listen. … Read entire article »

#CriesUp

As Angry Who Dat has been so kind as to point out, Falcons fans have been going absolutely nuts since the selection of Jake Matthews in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft Last Night.  Here’s a sampling of their reactions: My biggest question was, “Do they have a point”?  Let’s take a look at recent history, shall we?  I went back to every draft since 2005 and looked at the teams that took an offensive lineman in the Top-10.  Then I looked at their record that year and if they made the playoffs, what the result was.  There were 16 instances of teams taking offensive linemen in the Top-10 of first … Read entire article »

JoeCast: Reid Gilbert, Part 2

Come along with SportsCajun and Reid Gilbert as they discuss the Saints’ Offseason and look ahead to the 2014 season.  You can find Reid’s work at SaintsWin.com, Amazon.com, and on twitter by following @ReidG75. … Read entire article »

JoeCast: Reid Gilbert, Part 1

Come along with SportsCajun and Reid Gilbert as they discuss the Saints’ Offseason and look ahead to the 2014 season.  You can find Reid’s work at SaintsWin.com, Amazon.com, and on twitter by following @ReidG75. … Read entire article »

Jimmy Graham: The Easy Way Out

Every offseason it seems something weighs heavily on Saints fans’ minds.  When was the last time we had a “normal” offseason?  In 2010, the Saints won the Super Bowl, (definitely not a normal offseason but welcome).  The 2011 offseason began incredibly unceremoniously, with the “Beast Mode” run.  2012?  Let’s not talk about 2012.  Now this year we have the Jimmy Graham situation.  Every fanbase in the league is looking at this situation like a homewrecker watching a marriage on the rocks.  They just assume that this is headed for a messy end, seemingly forgetting that the Drew Brees situation was far more contentious (and important to the future of the franchise) and yet that seemed … Read entire article »

12th Man Once Again Loves 12th Man

After the Super Bowl win, I wondered if Seattle fans’ inferiority complex would continue to manifest itself. As we saw throughout the Seahawks’ impressive Super Bowl run, “The 12th Man’s” favorite subject of conversation was what amazing, stupendous, previously unseen thing in which The 12th Man was currently engaged that unamazingly, unstupendously, had happened before. From causing “earthquakes” FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. To being the FIRST TEAM EVER TO CALL THEIR FANS THE 12TH MAN, Seattle fans have been busy patting themselves on the back for doing things that have been done before. Today should be no different, I guess. Seattle’s victory parade is ongoing as we speak and Seattle police are estimating that 700,000 people … Read entire article »

Narratives, Legacies, and the Power of Groupthink

“If everyone is thinking alike, somebody isn’t thinking.” – Gen. George Patton This morning we find ourselves buried under the postgame avalanche that always accompanies the day after the Super Bowl.  However, this year feels strange. Reactions are being fired at us from every corner of television, radio, and the internet. A diverse multitude of people from every region of this nation and countless others, firing away with opinions on what happened yesterday and what it all means.  Yet for the diversity of those who opine, the opinions all seem to sound the same. “Manning Choked“, “Manning’s Legacy in Question“, “Manning Failed“. I understand why it would be easy to go along with this story line.  Denver lost by 35 points … Read entire article »