Even Sean Payton had the graciousness to say in his statement on Tuesday, "I feel we have learned from our mistakes and are ready to move forward."
If the aggrieved can move on, can't everyone?
OK, I'll tee it up for you all since no one else will.
What exactly is wrong with this line of reasoning. The world will be watching, we have a choice as a city. Be perceived as bitter, small-minded, shallow, backwards and inhospitable. Or as gracious, progressive and ready to put the past behind us.
Is it possible that future Super Bowls for our city ride on this?
There's no way I'll ever be convinced that SP's "statement" was anything but the league strong-arming him at a critical time when we need to hire some new coaches and get ready for the Sr. Bowl. What did you think he was going to say?
If anyone deserves the moniker of bitter, small-minded, shallow, backwards and inhospitable, it's Goodell, which unfortunately means that future SB's may indeed ride on how he's received. New Orleanians should be applauded, not Goodell, for the way they've supported this team for YEARS!
Yeah, N.O. may cut it's nose to spite it's face, but I don't know too many people in the mood to be ass-kissing, capitulating weasels, which apparently is what JazzyJeff and the Goodell PR machine want.
edt: And remember, this is a man who will have a 9 y.o girl in-tow with him to hide behind, knowing full well
the situation he's dragging her into. Personally, I find him spineless and disgusting.
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