| O-T Lounge|| What would happen if someone stood his ground against a cop? - Sophandros on 3/7/14 at 3:20 pm|
I guess we're about to find out. In FL, no less!
A Pensacola, FL court is set to decide on Friday whether 24-year-old Keenan Finkelstein is criminally liable for shooting a depu...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Jimmy hasn't filed a grievance after being tagged as a TE - Sophandros on 3/7/14 at 11:48 am|
I think that this shows a couple things. One is that he and his agent are working in good faith. The other is that the majority of the noise surrounding this situation is media generated....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Rational Cap Analysis for the NFC South - Sophandros on 3/5/14 at 5:29 am|
Overview: Mickey Loomis already brushed through the first loop of salary cap hell by trimming veteran defenders. The next step for New Orleans is actually finishing up a Graham extension, thus lowering his cap figure for this yea...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| The Saints and Pierre Thomas's Agent have started talking his future - Sophandros on 2/25/14 at 8:46 pm|
Actual news rather than speculation based on random tweets....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| From Fox 8, a contract proposal for JG - Sophandros on 2/20/14 at 5:32 am|
I'm not wading through the worthless threads currently on here to see if this is posted already.
| Movie/TV Board|| "Redshirts" is set to be a series on FX - Sophandros on 2/13/14 at 7:04 am|
| More Sports Board|| 3 more Flying J execs plead guilty. Does Goodell still support Haslem? - Sophandros on 1/28/14 at 4:59 am|
For those keeping score at home, that's ten guilty pleas.
Haslem knew or should have known about this massive fraud at his company. The league forced DeBartolo to sell when he had federal investi...
| More Sports Board|| A.J. McCarron is a superstitious fool - Sophandros on 1/27/14 at 2:14 pm|
Dude, if you think the Grammys are demonic, wait until you have to play in or at Oakland......
| O-T Lounge|| Google autocompletes for each state...no real surprises... - Sophandros on 1/26/14 at 11:08 am|
Based on a good number of posters on this site, I'd say that LA is spo...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Excellent read on what the Saints need to do on offense vs Seattle - Sophandros on 1/9/14 at 2:37 pm|
[quote]Clear solutions or easy plays aren't available against Seattle. Sean Payton is a smart coach and understands that. Risks aren't a problem, so long as they are calculated risks. Payton may have another plan that could exp...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Jenny Vrentas on Payton's impact - Sophandros on 1/7/14 at 11:48 pm|
[quote]How might Payton spin this week’s divisional round matchup with the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field? It’s less about motivation than it is cultivating a mindset: That New Orleans’ Week 13 loss was a fluke; that the Saints can beat...
| More Sports Board|| Remember when so many here said Dalton > Cam? - Sophandros on 1/6/14 at 9:09 am|
What's your take now?
Are you man enough to eat your crow?...
| More Sports Board|| Who are the worst PbP and commentators for the NFL? - Sophandros on 12/17/13 at 2:33 pm|
Here is an analysis, complete with graphs:
Yes, Dierdorf is the worst...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Let's discuss this "terrible road team" narrative - Sophandros on 12/16/13 at 6:34 pm|
The Saints are 7-0 at home and 3-4 on the road this season. Of the 4 losses, they were by 3, 6, 27, and 11.
For some reason, this equates to being a "terrible" road team. Now, if the Saints are a terrible road team, then what are other teams who have stellar home records and less than stellar roa...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Austin is OUT for today - Sophandros on 12/15/13 at 10:57 am|
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Good read from the TP's best writer - Sophandros on 12/15/13 at 9:17 am|
[quote]the Saints have been forced to win more games in different ways than ever this season.
It all adds up to a Coach of the Year-worthy season for Payton. Andy Reid, Ron Rivera, Chip Kelly and Pete Carroll are ...
| More Sports Board|| Must Read if You Are a Football Fan - Sophandros on 11/29/13 at 8:41 pm|
[link=(http://nfl.si.com/2013/11/29/thank-you-dr-z-yours-truly-everybody/)]Thank you, Dr Z[/link]
It was five years ago that Paul Zimmerman, aka, Dr. Z, was stricken by three consecutive strokes that left a great writer and analyst of the sport of football without the ability to write or speak.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Mike Tanier, an unbiased observer, on yesterday - Sophandros on 11/18/13 at 6:06 am|
[quote]The narrow 23-20 win over the 49ers was really a 30-14 win obscured by a dumb play on an interception return (Corey White fumbled a touchdown into a touchback), a muffed punt...and a few other miscues.[/quote]
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Let's talk about how we're going to get to Geno - Sophandros on 11/1/13 at 5:02 pm|
[quote]Smith has been sacked 28 times overall, but only five (17.9 percent) of them are short sacks. Another eight (28.6 percent) are normal sacks and a whopping 15 (53.6 percent) are long sacks. [/quote]
He holds ...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Playoff Odds after Week 8 of the Season - Sophandros on 10/29/13 at 7:56 pm|
Saints: 11.2 Mean Wins
Odds by Seed:
14.3% 1 Seed
32.5% 2 Seed
20.1% 3 Seed
3.5% 4 Seed
6.3% 5 Seed
10.6% 6 Seed
70.4% Win Division
16.9% Wild Card
87.3% of making the playoffs in some form
| More Sports Board|| Greg Schiano says he needs "Schiano men" to succeed... - Sophandros on 10/25/13 at 12:40 pm|
Well, the Ultimate Schiano Man is Greg Schiano. What would happen if we had a team of Greg Schianos?
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| The Difference Maker - Sophandros on 10/9/13 at 12:22 pm|
Good read on Payton's return and its impact.
[quote]You want to know why the Saints went from 13-3 in 2011, to 7-9 in 2012, to 5-0 in 2013? In 2012 they had a banner. Before and after, they had a visionary.[/quote]...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Peter King on Cam Jordan - Sophandros on 9/24/13 at 4:58 am|
[quote]For two years, since they were selected 11th and 24th in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, combo-platter defensive ends J.J. Watt of Houston and Cameron Jordan of New Orleans had a large gulf between them. Watt was the r...
| More Sports Board|| It's official: The Bucs are the new Jets - Sophandros on 9/23/13 at 3:54 pm|
[link=(http://miketanier.sportsonearthblog.com/nfl-names-buccaneers-the-new-jets/)]Nice bit of satire[/link]
[quote]NEW YORK — In an official ceremony outside the NFL’s Park Avenue offices, commissioner Roger Goodell proclaimed the Buccaneers to be the new Jets.
“The NFL strives to b...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| From 13-3 and a play from the SB to "Second Rate" - Sophandros on 9/20/13 at 8:38 pm|
From the story about the Falcons' new stadium:
[quote]Vicky Johnson, a member of the church for more than 50 years, voted against it.
"It is appalling for the city to consider desecra...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| On Colston vs Fitz - Sophandros on 9/18/13 at 7:33 pm|
[quote]The Saints-Cardinals tilt this Sunday afternoon might not seem like a marquee game, but it features two of the league’s marquee wide receivers: Marques Colston and Larry Fitzgerald. A seventh-round pick out of Hofstr...
| More Sports Board|| On OK State and a slam on Whitlock - Sophandros on 9/16/13 at 12:05 pm|
Good, though long, read by Jeff Pearlman....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Film Study on the Falcons game good read - Sophandros on 9/11/13 at 11:07 am|
I'll leave this here...
[link=(http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2013/09/saints-falcons_film_study_2.html)]Be sure to read down to the analysis on each of Ingram's carries[/link]...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Second half defense: 153 yards allowed, with 77 on that last drive - Sophandros on 9/8/13 at 7:29 pm|
Falcons drives after halftime:
5 plays, 59 yards for a TD
3 plays, -6 yards, punt
3 plays, 1 yard, punt
5 plays, 22 yards, punt
10 plays, 77 yards, interception
Yes, that last drive amassed more yardage than all of their other 2nd half possessions combined. And that includes the 50 yard ru...
| More Sports Board|| 32 beers for 32 teams - Sophandros on 9/5/13 at 5:13 am|
[quote]Atlanta Falcons: Terrapin Hopsecutioner IPA[/quote]
[quote]New Orleans Saints: Abita Purple Haze[/quote]
[quote]New York Jets: Bud Lite Strawberry Lime-o-Rita[/quote]
[quote]Oakland Raiders: Anything in a 40-ounce bottle[/quote]