Posted on: February 3, 2010 4:58 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2010 6:38 pm
The Huffington Post gives us the Top 10 New Orleans Songs found on YouTube.
All ten videos are there for you to peruse, and some are better than others. Although I wouldn't recommend listening to all of them back-to-back because it might cause you to run around your work place flashing your boobs at random co-workers and demanding they throw beads at you.
The more I think about it, the more I think I want the Saints to win the Super Bowl.
Nothing against the fine people of Indianapolis, but you just know that if the Saints pull it off, the partying down in New Orleans is going to be all kinds of explode your face insane.
That's not me talking. It's science!
Posted on: February 3, 2010 3:50 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2010 3:52 pm
PFT found a quote by Colts tight end Dallas Clark, basically saying he has no earthly idea what Who Dat means.
"I have no idea what it means," Clark said. "No reason to care. That's not a good thing I don't think. I sure that's a good thing for them so hopefully we don't hear it too much. I just don't know the story behind what that's about."
Look, we know it's not immediately obvious, but anyone with the slightest bit of natural curiosity (and access to a computer) should be able to figure it out.
Of course, 'Who Dat' has swept the nation lately and was even recently the subject of controversy when the NFL threatened business owners who carried 'Who Dat' merchandise with cease and desist letters (the Louisiana attorney general announced that there was an agreement reached by the league and these shop owners).
Who Dat is part of the Saints history and the term even has its own Wikipedia page. Who Dat is helping save animals in shelters. Who Dat has people planning their nuptials around Saints games. Who Dat is everywhere!!
So Mike Florio was right to admonish Clark for not knowing more about Who Dat.
As for me: I actually never really looked into the origins of Who Dat or realized it carried such lofty cultural significance. I just thought that's how people talked now.
Posted on: February 3, 2010 2:31 pm
The NFL has announced the officiating crew for Super Bowl XLIV.
Referee Scott Green will lead a seven-man crew in officiating Sunday's Super Bowl between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints.
The other officials are umpire Undrey Wash, head linesman John McGrath, line judge Jeff Seeman, field judge Rob Vernatchi, side judge Greg Meyer and back judge Greg Steed. The crew has a combined 66 years of NFL officiating experience.
And if this news is of real interest to you, then we know who the we need more snacks, send so-and-so on a beer and pretzel run guy is during your Super Bowl party.
Posted on: February 3, 2010 11:28 am
Edited on: February 3, 2010 11:59 am
TMZ.com reported yesterday that Saints running back Reggie Bush and a few of his teammates were spotted walking out of a club on South Beach at 3:30 AM Monday morning.
I suppose this is newsworthy. A major player from a Super Bowl team partying the night away on South Beach days before the big game.
Or not. This is Reggie Bush. Of the New Orleans Saints.
Being out til 3 AM on a Monday is actually a law in some parts of New Orleans.
This story was published yesterday afternoon and, so far, hasn't really made any waves or gone viral through the mainstream media just yet. TMZ did try to spruce it up by blowing up the above pic to show everyone how drunk and/or sleepy Reggie was as he walked out of the club.
What they should have done is reported this story in 3D. That's the only way to get America's attention nowadays. Get with the times, TMZ!
Posted on: February 3, 2010 10:10 am
Edited on: February 3, 2010 10:19 am
Here's a clip of CBSSports.com sportscaster Lauren Shehadi interviewing columnists Pete Prisco and Clark Judge at Media Day. In it, Prisco and Judge give their takes on yesterday's proceedings as well as some thoughts on the upcoming game itself.
And here's a picture of Lauren interviewing a Hello Kitty backpack at Media Day.
Personally, the backpack was more insightful.
Haha... Just kidding. Don't want to ruffle any feathers.
I heard Hello Kitty once killed a man using nothing more than a spoon and one of them old Beta tapes when the guy gave it a dirty look after it cut him off in traffic. A story like that's gotta be true!
[Prisco rates the Super Bowl starters; Judge tells us why he thinks Indy will roll]
Posted on: February 2, 2010 6:00 pm
In case you missed it, this year's Super Bowl Media Day was the most banal yet!
No one wearing dog collars. No one proposing marriage to any player. No one dressed in drag. There was, however, a guy holding a sign telling Saints players he needed to pee. Sgt. Floyd Pepper from the Muppets apparently made an appearance. Oh and look! Indianapolis practice squad quarterback Drew Willy! Being interviewed by someone from the Jay Leno Show! Oh the hilarity that will certainly ensue!
There was also a Telemundo anchor wearing wings wandering the premises and asking Colts players to put on a cowboy hat and buck like a bronco. Because these guys play for a team named after a horse, you see. Oh and there was another Telemundo guy with a puppet. But everyone pretty much ignored him, so no one knows what that was about.
You can see a quick mashup video of the zany wacky high jinks here.
Here are the highlights from the video:
Hard to believe this sort of thing goes on at Media Day. Even harder to believe: I just wrote the words "Colts reserve defensive end Ervin Baldwin rocking the Heisman pose with his Entertainment Tonight Super Bowl Idol award." This is compelling journalism at it's finest, people!
Hat tip to CBSSports.com on-air host Jason Horowitz for the pics
Posted on: February 2, 2010 2:24 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2010 2:29 pm
The big news coming out of Media Day so far is, not surprisingly, Dwight Freeney's ankle.
"Hopefully, towards the end of the week it starts to get better," Freeney said at Tuesday's media day. "The decision will come later on in the week. It's kind of early now."
"The competitor in me says they'll never stop me from being on the field. There's some pain there definitely with throwing everything at it, all types of techniques to find the best thing to get this thing as good as possible. You name it, I've probably done it."
Freeney walked up to his Media Day podium wearing sandals, and it was like someone had removed a curtain to unveil the world's first unicorn in captivity. Flashbulbs and camera crews maniacally focused on Freeney's right foot.
And this just in: it's still not healed.
This story ain't going away. But you can go here to see the man himself talk about The Ankle.
Posted on: February 2, 2010 1:18 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2010 2:15 pm