Saints At 50 : Quite A Ride

by Bert Bartlett In big time college and pro sports, Image is everything. The National Football League has long, not so subtly, marketed their games with “perceived adversity”, military regimens, controlled violence and war, on the confines of a 100 yard ‘strategic’ battlefield. On the Gridiron, ‘drafted’ squads, home stands, bombs for long passes, blitzes […]

Peyton’s Last Dance

Oddsmakers and the sports media apparently have the fiftieth Super Bowl all figured out. The Carolina Panthers are young, fast, and hot. And with only one loss, the best team in the league. The Denver Broncos, headed by their ex all star John Elway, are a nice story, particularly with Peyton Manning in the twilight. […]

Non – Trending Saints

By Bert Bartlett On October 11th, the Saints had stood toe to toe for a half with the Eagles, including a nifty pair of red zone interceptions by Delvin Breaux and Brandon Browner. In the ensuing 30 minutes, Coach Chip Kelley’s up tempo offense fired precisely on all pistons and the visitors got pummeled by […]

Sean Payton’s Nightmare

by Bert Bartlett It is early next January and Minnesota is visiting the Saints, leading late in the fourth quarter in a playoff, 27-23. With the development of young quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a productive fall from Adrian Petersen, and a pesky defense, the Vikings have been the rising star talk of the NFC during the […]

Deflation On Airline Drive

by Bert Bartlett Just as Saints fans commenced rest and put good riddance on the inexplicably crappy football season that was 2014, an in house imbroglio rich in speculation and gossip broke to kick start the off season. The match-up is a lot juicer than upcoming free agency and the college player draft. Indeed, even […]