Posted tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

Brett Favre to Retire

August 3, 2010

Will he or won’t he? It’s been the most famous question since “to be, or not to be?” Now it appears that we have the answer.

According to multiple sources this morning, Brett Favre has told the Minnesota Vikings that he will not play in the 2010 season.

So what do you think? Is this the real deal? Will Brett change his mind next week. I’ll tell you what, with all his flip flopping, he’d make a great politician. I think that’s his next profession once he hangs them up!

From ESPN:

Favre has sent text messages to teammates saying, “This is it,” league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Neither Favre nor the Vikings have confirmed the news but a press release is expected Tuesday, the sources said.

The Associated Press also reported that Favre is saying that he’s not returning this season.

This would be the third retirement for Favre, who also retired after 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers after the 2007 season and one season with the New York Jets after the 2008 season.

The 40-year-old Favre has been working out at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss., still rehabbing a surgically repaired ankle that was injured in Minnesota’s overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC title game. He has yet to inform the team if he will honor the second year of his contract and come back for another run at the Super Bowl.

Jeremy Shockey Hospitalized; Possible Seizure

May 27, 2010

New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey was taken to a local hospital earlier today after suffering a possible seizure.

Hopefully he’ll be OK! Not much being reported but I’m sure we’ll hear more later in the day.

From USA Today:

ABC26 Sports and NewOrleans.com are reporting that New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey was hospitalized today after falling ill after a team practice.

They cite a league source saying Shockey was suffering from seizure-like symptoms in the Saints weight room. He reportedly was able to walk on his own power to a waiting ambulance.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune says the team has not confirmed details yet.

From the New York Daily News:

Shockey, who was traded to New Orleans before the 2008 season and won a Super Bowl title with the Saints last season, was rushed to the hospital after suffering what was described as “seizure-like symptoms” during a weight training session during the team’s OTA (Organized Team Activity), according to the reports.

He reportedly was able to walk under his own power to the ambulance.

One Saints player gave this eyewitness account to NewOrleans.com sports reporter Brian Allee-Walsh:

“(Shockey) was shaking and everything, and he was basically out of it for probably a minute or so, but it seemed longer. After he started coming back everything was pretty much all right. He seemed awkward and everything seemed OK after a while. He got up and was walking around.”

Super Bowl Sunday is Here!

February 7, 2010

Two weeks in the making, it’s almost time for the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints to do battle!

Peyton Manning vs. Drew Brees.

The will he or won’t he with Dwight Freeney.

Will Reggie Bush earn his first Super Bowl ring?

We’ll begin to know the answers in just 8 hours!

…and then there are the commercials. No Pepsi this year but we will have a controversial Tim Tebow ad. I can’t stand Tebow anyway so I hope that the ad brings down his NFL stock.

As for predictions? I’ve thought long and hard about this one. Even though I’ll be screaming “Geaux Saints”, I have to pick the Colts to come out on top. I’m looking at a competitive game that ends 34-27, Colts. (OK so i REALLY want it to end the opposite, 34-27 Saints…but maybe if I pick the Colts, the Saints will pull off the upset) :)

How about you? Let’s hear some predictions that we can look back on this evening.

Indianapolis Colts Advance to Super Bowl

January 24, 2010

The Indianapolis Colts have advanced to the Super Bowl, which will take place this year in Miami on Sunday, February 7. Their opponent will be either the Minnesota Vikings or New Orleans Saints, who play each other in the NFC championship later today.

The Jets held a 17-13 lead at halftime (and at one time led 17-6) but the home team dominated the second half on their way to a 30-17 victory. Peyton Manning absolutely shredded the Jets defense this afternoon for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Before the season began, I picked the Colts and the Vikings in the Super Bowl. I still feel that this will be the match-up, although it will be VERY difficult to knock off the Saints at the Superdome.

No matter who wins the NFC Championship game, it should definitely be a fun Super Bowl this year! Manning vs. Favre or Brees? You have to think it’ll be high scoring!


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