| SEC Rant|| SEC related- who's our allies in the playoff format? - Scoob on 12/8/13 at 11:21 am|
First off, congrats to Auburn, and Go War Eagles :cheers:
Now- I haven't seen a thread on this, so point me to one if it's already established.
We swap away from the BCS after this season to the 4 team playoff. It's already been established that a "committee" will select the four, and not a t...
| SEC Rant|| Almost over; check in if your team won the BCS - Scoob on 12/4/13 at 10:21 pm|
This era is coming to an end; the playoff will be weighted towards conference champs (1 SEC team out of 4). We likely won't see another stretch of dominance like we just went through. not just one team (although Bama certainly put an exclamation point on it), but conference-wide: Fla, LSU, and Bama ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Sean Payton at Tiger Stadium- wonder who he scouted - Scoob on 11/25/13 at 6:56 am|
I'm sure he mostly was enjoying the rare day off, but he probably can't NOT scout/profile players when he watches.
I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't draft someone out of that game. The obvious candidates are the WRs, as Evans looks like a Colston clone, and both Beckham and Landry would be j...
| Tiger Rant|| Cautionary note to the "Fire Les" crowd - Scoob on 11/23/13 at 11:24 pm|
look at Florida today. Lost to a FCS team at home, 4-7 and going to be slaughtered by Florida St.
[i]"But... it can't happen to us! We're LSU..."[/i]
Well, we're LSU, but then again, they're Florida. Their record for the last decade was right there with ours, and before Meyer left, was home to ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Seahawks game will be a win for the Saints regardless - Scoob on 11/22/13 at 10:36 am|
Sorry if already posted, but I didn't see anything similar on the first page.
This upcoming game should be great for the Saints, whether they win or not. For once, "just get the W" doesn't actually apply. Reasons:
This game isn't as important as the Panthers games; if we beat Seattle but lose ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| here's a band-aid: Ed Reed - Scoob on 11/13/13 at 11:40 am|
I don't usually post "should we's", but it's worth a thought, at least.
Ed Reed is about to be cut by the Texans [link=(http://theadvocate.com/sports/saints/7565027-123/ed-reed-to-be-released)]LINK[/link], and we coincidentally just lost Vaccaro for a couple games to a concussion. We're in the m...
| SEC Rant|| Question for A&M fans... bowl predictions - Scoob on 10/21/13 at 12:00 pm|
latest predictions have you in the Cotton again. It's a nice bowl, no doubt. Not saying it isn't;
would y'all prefer that at this point, or do you want a different destination? Try out some of the Fla bowls (my understanding is it's been forever since you've played in one of those)?
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Way too early playoff thoughts... - Scoob on 10/8/13 at 4:50 pm|
With the Falcons crumbling and the Bucs in freefall, the Saints would have to [b]totally[/b] collapse to not win the division this season. I realize it's very early, but seriously- we basically have the NFC South in hand, with 2/3 of the season left.
Right now, we have one legit weakness, and th...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| What is Ryan's defense, really? - Scoob on 9/1/13 at 1:56 am|
We've been calling it a 3-4, but is sure doesn't look like one. Will Smith was planned to start at one "linebacker", and now, we are keeping 3 "true" OLBs on the roster (I put "true" in quotes, because Galette has never played LB prior to this year, and Wilson, while a former LB, had also just moved...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Do the Saints have the balls to make a big trade? - Scoob on 8/26/13 at 2:06 am|
Ok, here's a risky idea, but one that could help the team- trade a starting WR for a hot young linebacker. A guy who might be backing someone up as of now, but will step in and start for the Saints.
Insane? Answer me this- how deep is our WR group right now? When you need a big, physical receiver...
| SEC Rant|| Coaches All SEC team out - Scoob on 8/22/13 at 1:17 pm|
wow, Manziel, the reigning Heisman trophy winner, isn't 1st team. That's gotta sting :lol:
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Who are the special teams locks? - Scoob on 8/21/13 at 8:43 pm|
looking over the roster, we got a good feel for the starters at most spots (and the top 4 WRs for sure).
But then you get into backup territory, and it gets a little iffy; we gotta field a good set of special teams too, and most of those guys won't be our starters. And while somebody might be a ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Rufus Johnson vs Chase Thomas - Scoob on 4/28/13 at 11:25 am|
Rufus drafted (6th rd, I know) on pure potential; but we don't have the slightest clue if he will make the 1st cut.
Chase went undrafted completely despite a stellar career; hell he was All American in 2011. I guess the knock is- he's max'ed out his physical potential... but damn, he seems like a...
| More Sports Board|| UDFAs who will stick - Scoob on 4/27/13 at 9:16 pm|
Just my guess on guys who are practically locks despite not even being drafted:
DaRick Rogers, WR Bills
Chase Thomas, OLB Saints
these guys might end the season starting.
Who else ya got? ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| our new defense, against the Falcons - Scoob on 4/27/13 at 2:03 pm|
So, the plan is that Vaccaro blankets Gonzalez in key situations. Jenkins sits his large arse in the middle of the line and makes life hell for Turner and/or Jackson.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Here's a weird thought... - Scoob on 4/25/13 at 9:45 pm|
The only times Harper has looked good is when he's up in the box. He plays solid against the run, and he's honestly been one of our best pass rushers on the blitz.
Other than his (obviously small) size, he plays like a ... outside linebacker.
Not that I would want this over a true linebacker ...
| SEC Rant|| Any regrets joining the SEC, Aggies? - Scoob on 3/21/13 at 1:28 pm|
Not a flame, just an observation on how 2012 turned out.
Big 12 was weak, and you could have ran the table. Decent chance at being 12-0, and as we saw you could play with Bama in a one-game scenario. More than likely, you would have smoked Notre Dame had that been the matchup. This could have be...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Steelers rumored to release Harrison- should we - Scoob on 3/8/13 at 8:44 am|
sorry if this has been already brought up, but I didn't see it on the first page.
He'd be expensive, and Goodell would consider the move a match made in hell (I can only imagine the conversations between Vilma and Harrison if they were on the same team), but:
we did have the worst defense in th...
| More Sports Board|| La Tech question - Scoob on 3/1/13 at 6:22 am|
I'm an LSU fan and alum, but I've always supported the state schools in the past. I just noticed their basketball team is 25-3 and ranked (wow, congrats to the Bulldogs). Combined with their last football season, they're having a great year.
Really a couple questions- are they a lock for the NCAA...
| More Sports Board|| ESPN radio- trying to destroy CFB - Scoob on 2/17/13 at 9:00 am|
if already posted, sorry about that.
Yesterday I was driving down to NOLA for my son's high school lacrosse game (against Jesuit, we lost dammit), and listening to espn radio. They had Mel Kiper on, and for whatever reason they seemed hellbent on ruining college football as we know it. The issue...
| Off-Topic Board|| Met a good man on ebay this week... - Scoob on 1/29/13 at 10:37 pm|
Hi all. I have a nice little tale about how the internet isn't as cold and soulless as we often think it is. Figured this is a good place to share...
Along with sports, I also enjoy photography. Decades ago I took a school course and got hooked. Much more recently, I stumbled into the joys of sho...
| Tiger Rant|| Looking ahead to 2013 season - Scoob on 1/2/13 at 10:36 am|
Miles made the comment that the 2013 offense might be his best yet. Granted, that's probably something over 90% of coaches will say about "next year", but how much is in place for it to be true?
What we have coming back:
1) a QB in Mett who seems very skilled, and made a lot of progress over the...
| Tiger Rant|| wake up, fanbase - Scoob on 12/3/12 at 4:33 pm|
You know how certain teams' fans are stereotyped? That has been the case with LSU. Up until very recently, LSU fans were perceived as the Stiffler, the Spicoli of the college crowd. Loud, rowdy, crazy party fools, going to dominate in any environment.
What are we now? We're acting like whiny, se...
| O-T Lounge|| is there a disaster training drill going on in BR today? (NOW WITH TEXT) - Scoob on 11/29/12 at 4:32 pm|
reason I asked, I was driving home on I110 northbound, and saw the BRPD Swat team drive by. Riding in a black humvee, with the back door open, with 5 guys in full combat gear sitting in back. helmets and flak jackets. one guy sitting with his legs on the bumper, holding his AR-15 out the back door....
| SEC Rant|| Per Sporting News, NC State wants Vandy coach - Scoob on 11/25/12 at 10:05 pm|
Ok, who else thinks Franklin should aim higher? Granted, he might get NC State into the Orange Bowl, but I don't think he's going back to the ACC ...
| Tiger Rant|| The official I Hate LSU thread - Scoob on 11/25/12 at 6:49 pm|
I'm not a member of this group, btw. I just figured I'd start this as a courtesy to all those people who think 10-2 sucks, Les Miles sucks, our fans suck, etc.
here ya go, fill 'er in...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| REG-GIE!! REG-GIE!! - Scoob on 11/25/12 at 3:23 pm|
You just THOUGHT Reggie Bush left the Saints. But in truth, he's in deep cover, to take out Saints problems when we can't get them officially.
R. Bush 14 carries, 87 yds, including 21 yd TD and additional 22 yd run.
Dolphins 24, Seattle 21
and now the door is open!...
| SEC Rant|| Your bowl really sucks if you don't get a top 10 SEC team - Scoob on 11/24/12 at 6:53 pm|
Ok, so what, exactly, are we looking at? Sugar gets a pass because they WOULD get Fla, if Notre Dame wins. I guess the rest of the BCS does too, because of the 2 team rule, otherwise it likely would be the B-SEC-CS games.
Cotton: LSU or A&M
Cap 1: Bama/UGA
Chik Fila: LSU or South Carolina
| SEC Rant|| Auburn fans: will the team play for Chizik today? - Scoob on 11/24/12 at 12:27 pm|
He's toast, and everybody knows it. Despite the buyout and previous bowl seasons, despite the BCS title just a couple years ago, this is the type of season that would get even Saban canned. yeah, I know, "Saban would never have this season"; but the point being Chizik is about to be unemployed.
| Tiger Rant|| Next year's offense - Scoob on 11/24/12 at 9:39 am|
Mettenberger + Landry + Beckham + Hill. Along with, what, 8 offensive linemen who started at least one or two games, right?
That doesn't even consider the depth, such as most of the backs coming back for their senior years (nobody has had the year to make themselves draft eligible).