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Mr. Hangover
Hawaii Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
27828 posts

Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
I want to let it go. Part of me thinks that I have... but I just don’t have the same feeling of excitement and anticipation that I normally do this time of year.. I was sort of underwhelmed with the predraft hype, and wasn’t sure if it was due to the fact that we didn’t have a first rounder, but now that we’ve entered July, and I haven’t started my own mental countdown til the preseason, I’m concerned that the ‘no call’ has permanently tarnished my love for the nfl

Call me what you want. I agree, I should have forgotten about and moved on from the shitshow of the NFCCG, but I just can’t.. the nfl did NOTHING to ease my concerns about the shite that went down and I still hold some sort of resentment and ill will towards the league

Maybe all this will change. Maybe before the season starts I’ll snap out of it, but as of right now, I don’t see it..


I was just curious as to how everyone else felt.

Who Dat


garvatron
New Orleans Saints Fan
Seattle
Member since Aug 2008
12 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Was thinking the same thing recently. Through no fault of the team, something has just been taken away from the game for me. I'm sure the excitement will mostly come back once the season starts, but definitely less than in years' past.



saints5021
USA Fan
Slidell
Member since Jul 2010
6113 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Part of my NFL fandom died with the no call


philly444
LSU Fan
stuck in contraflow
Member since Nov 2008
6992 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Same. I'm just kind of meh at this point. It's similar to how 1/9 made me start to take LSU football less seriously.


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liquid rabbit
LSU Fan
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Member since Mar 2006
56860 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
The league’s “ shite happens” attitude ruined it for me. I’ll watch the Saints as entertainment but not invest in it like I have in the past. It’s apparent that some things are scripted in the league office.


Circle K Beggar
UNLV Fan
Corner of Highland and E State St
Member since Feb 2011
4740 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
As long as those referees who botched that no-call are active, I will not watch the NFL. If the questionable refs are still around, it will say to me that the league simply does not care about the integrity of the game.

Being in the stadium to witness that travesty first hand completely robbed the joy I had watching the NFL.

I’m looking forward to spending those Sundays in the fall with my wife to be instead of watching a fake product.


Sprung
New Orleans Saints Fan
In between the cusions
Member since Apr 2008
1775 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
I'm with you a bit. It's gonna be a grind to get back to where we were in the playoffs the last 2 years.


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Mr. Hangover
Hawaii Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
27828 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
quote:

I’m looking forward to spending those Sundays in the fall with my wife


Ouch

I’d rather watch a tainted NFL


Proximo
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2011
2671 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
quote:

Mr. Hangover


Name checks out


Mr. Hangover
Hawaii Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
27828 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Basically


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re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Love the Saints. I’ll ramp up when we get close to preseason.


whichyalnoaboutseven
New York Yankees Fan
Kansas City, Missouri
Member since Dec 2009
1259 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
I wouldn’t call it unexcited but I definitely don’t feel like I did last off-season. Crazy what 1 play can do.


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burke985
LSU Fan
UGANDA
Member since Aug 2011
12066 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Still not over it but will probably at least watch saints games, I usually pick one game a season and over pay for tickets to go and will most likely not do that this year. I am pumped about the pels though I will make a few games this season


Mr. Hangover
Hawaii Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
27828 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Oh I’m not for one second going to act like I won’t watch the games or that I won’t be excited once the season kicks off... I’m just shocked at how long I’ve held onto this grudge


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Brettesaurus Rex
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
36115 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Lol no way. This could be Brees last season. Ride or die.


MWP
Alabama Fan
Kingwood, TX via Monroe, LA
Member since Jul 2013
7833 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Between the no call and Ingram leaving I am very flat with the Saints and the NFL in general.


NOLA1128
LSU Fan
Camp Lejeune, NC
Member since Dec 2011
1879 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
As a season ticket holder, when the invoice came in this year I sat down and actually had to think long and hard about it. If it wasn’t Drew’s (likely) last season, I’m not sure I would have renewed.

It feels like, at least in terms of what our boys can do in New Orleans, we were at the pinnacle. I’ve never heard the Dome like that, or seen a crowd pregame like that. To have it taken away has destroyed the NFL for me.

Now, I am sure as soon as the foot hits the opening kickoff against the Texans, I’ll be in a “frick the world” mentality and be even more into this season than many before, but in July it’s hard to see it.

frick the NFL. The PR disaster they allowed to ensue made it so much worse as a Saints fan.


Mr. Hangover
Hawaii Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
27828 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
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I’ll be in a “frick the world” mentality and be even more into this season than many before, but in July it’s hard to see it.


Solid point. I feel the same


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NawlinsTiger9
New Orleans Saints Fan
Where the mongooses roam
Member since Jan 2009
21850 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
I have zero point zero excitement for the upcoming season

Wish it wasn’t true, but it is

Don’t know if I’ll ever be back


WicKed WayZ
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Is that Bruce Vilanch?
Member since Sep 2011
20068 posts

re: Anyone else sort of feel unexcited about the upcoming season?
Agree with you 100% and it's not just the fact we blew such a good chance. It's just hard to have sustained success in the NFL. We just had two really really good chances to play for our second SB. We had two really great seasons and it's just hard to have a third in a row. I know we did 09-11 but it's hard for so many reasons.

Sometimes the additions of certain players and loss of certain players can help or hurt you. We made some good moves on paper but we suffered what could be some key losses in personnel, especially some locker room leaders. I still feel good about our chances but we've also had decent luck with injuries. Look at the Falcons and those back to back good seasons they had with the SB berth and Divisional playoffs the year after. Both years they were hardly injured. Then last year they had some devastating injuries and pretty much ruined a whole season.

I'm not saying that will happen to us, but there are so many reasons and things that get in the way of a team being successful. We just had a perfect, gift wrapped second Lombardi and it just didn't go our way, after a season where almost everything did go our way. Not everything will go our way again. It doesn't have to, but last year felt like destiny. We were on a mission. You could just feel it. It felt special. This doesn't feel like that and probably won't unless we reel off 8 or 9 wins in a row. No. This feels like the swan song for the golden era of Saints football
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