Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

Michael Thomas scoffs at Super Bowl referee Bill Vinovich, who oversaw infamous Saints-Rams game

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

On Wednesday, the NFL announced that referee Bill Vinovich will head the officiating crew for the upcoming Super Bowl LIV. He will be joined by umpire Barry Anderson, field judge Michael Banks, down judge Kent Payne, side judge Boris Cheek, line judge Carl Johnson, back judge Greg Steed and replay official Mike Chase. At least one player who won't be involved in the game disapproved of the selection.

Saints legend, ALS advocate Steve Gleason receives Congressional Gold Medal

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Steve Gleason, the beloved former New Orleans Saints defensive back and special teamer who has lived with ALS for nine years, was honored in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, receiving a Congressional Gold Medal. Gleason is just the 160th person and the first NFL player to receive the honor, which along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award in the United States. The event drew many bold-faced names, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Congressional delegations of Louisiana and Gleason's native Washington state, Saints team owner Gayle Benson, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, former commissioner Paul Tagliabue, and Gleason's former teammate and friend, Drew Brees, who spoke on Gleason's behalf.

‘Jeopardy’ runner-up Brad Rutter takes swipe at New Orleans Saints in smack talk to opponent

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

In the tournament's finale on Tuesday night, Ken Jennings won the $1 million dollar prize and title of "Jeopardy" G.O.A.T., defeating fellow contestants Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer, who each took home $250,000 as a consolation prize. After the finale aired, Rutter tweeted out his sincere congratulations to Jennings and a tongue-in-cheek congrats to his fellow runner-up Holzhauer. "Have the New Orleans Saints been in touch about a job?" he said in a tweet directed at Holzhauer.

NFL odds: Eagles opening lines to win Super Bowl LV better than you’d think

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The 2019 Philadelphia Eagles season came to an end against the Seattle Seahawks that didn't really install much confidence that the team as currently constituted could win much of anything in the postseason. But that's what Howie Roseman and the offseason is for. Apparently, oddsmakers have more confidence that Howie and his cohorts can improve the current squad and make them a title contender in 2020.

Fallen journalists honored at LSU-Clemson championship game

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The Superdome in New Orleans honored two sports journalists who recently died with a tribute Monday night in the press box during the College Football Playoff national championship game between Louisiana State and Clemson universities. Seats were reserved for Carley McCord and Edward Aschoff, the Lafayette Daily Advertiser reported. LSU won the title game over Clemson 42-25.

Is Drew Brees returning or retiring?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

The football-following world is paying way too much attention to the future of Tom Brady, and not nearly enough to the future of Drew Brees. Brady has made it clear that he'll play in 2020. Brees has said nothing about whether he'll play in 2020.

Browns name former Vikings assistant Stefanski as head coach

Monday, January 13th, 2020

The Cleveland Browns named Kevin Stefanski their new head coach on Monday, plumping for the man who guided the Minneota offense in a run to the second round of the NFL playoffs. Stefanski, 37, arrives in Cleveland after his first full season as offensive coordinator of the Vikings, who finished 10-6 in the regular season and shocked the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the playoffs before falling on Saturday to the top-seeded San Francisco 49ers. We are thrilled to welcome Kevin as the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns,” team owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said.

LSU vs. Clemson: College Football Playoff National Championship preview and predictions

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Joe Burrow is just one part of what has made the LSU offense so special this season. LSU deploys three NFL-caliber wide receivers on every single play: Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chsse and Terrace Marshall. With 102 catches for 1,434 yards and 18 touchdowns, Jefferson was Burrow's most reliable target throughout the year, but Chase is the team's big-play threat.

San Francisco 49ers sink Vikings in NFL playoffs

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers halted the Minnesota Vikings' giant-killing run on Saturday, moving to within one win of a place in the Super Bowl with a ruthless 27-10 playoff victory. The 49ers advanced to a home NFC championship showdown against either the Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers with a relentless defensive display to throttle the Vikings offense led by quarterback Kirk Cousins. San Francisco running back Tevin Coleman rushed for two touchdowns while quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finished with 131 passing yards to claim victory in his first career playoff game.

Saints’ Michael Thomas trolls Vikings during NFL playoff loss to 49ers

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

The Vikings were pretty jacked up after they beat the Saints in their NFC wild-card matchup last weekend. But reality hit Minnesota hard Saturday, as the 49ers brought them back down to earth with a 27-10 win in the NFC divisional-round game at Levi's Stadium. Aside from The Faithful, no one was happier than Saints star wide receiver Michael Thomas.