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Articles tagged with 'Saints'


Saint behind the glass

Published Sept. 26, 2013

The title of this piece is from one of my favorite Los Lobos songs. Today, in a gorgeous and strange church in Kufstein, Austria, I saw a real saint behind what I assume to be real glass.


Who dat feeling sports pride?

Published Dec. 27, 2012

I never wear clothing with sports logos. Ever. Well, until this week, in New Orleans, I wore a "Geaux Saints" T-shirt, and you know what? I learned a lot about fandom.


Packers week 1: The good, the bad and the ugly

Published Sept. 9, 2011

As the dust settles from Thursday night's heart stopping Packers 42-34 win over New Orleans, looking back on the evening, there are some things that went well, and others that nearly cost Green Bay the win.


A rough return for No. 4

Published Sept. 10, 2010

A year ago, Brett Favre showed he didn't need training camp. Of course, he had a full corps of receivers and some crummy opponents to open the season.


Party gras! Saints tame Colts for Super Bowl title

Published Feb. 8, 2010

After 43 years marked largely by disappointment and embarrassment (remember when those fans wore bags over their heads?), the New Orleans Saints are NFL champions. Sterling outings by Drew Brees and Tracy Porter (pictured) provided the highlights, but some gutsy moves by coach Sean Payton paved the way for an upset over Indianapolis.


Saturday Scorecard: To root, or not to root?

Published Jan. 23, 2010

Brett Favre's appearance in the NFC Championship Game has created feelings of conflict for fans in Wisconsin, who revere his contributions to the Packers but despise his purple , and near his home in Mississippi, where his neighbors don't know whether to root for him or their beloved Saints.


Fantasy football forecast: Week 3 studs and duds

Published Sept. 25, 2009

Week 3 of the National Football League season is upon us, and there is plenty to talk about in addition to the Brett Favre-Packers countdown. From Mike Singletary's newfound attitude in San Francisco (which seems to be working better than Tony Dorsett`s mouth), to the New York Jets not only taking down King Brady, but keeping him and the Pats' offense out of the end zone. As for fantasy football, the tips from expert Eric Huber could help you win your game this week.


Monday Night Matchup: Green Bay vs. New Orleans

Published Nov. 24, 2008

The Packers and Saints each bring 5-5 records into their matchup tonight at the Superdome in New Orleans. Though the numbers indicate mediocrity, this should be one of the more entertaining games of the season on "Monday Night Football."


Packers secondary faces tough test in New Orleans

Published Nov. 21, 2008

Green Bay safety Nick Collins and his teammates are excited about going up against the top-ranked passing attack in the NFL Monday night at the Superdome. But, they aren't looking to add extraneous hype to the matchup. "Don't get me wrong, it's going to be a great challenge for us," Collins said. "But we aren't going to try to hype it up. We're just going to play football. We don't care if they put up 500 yards on us. We just want to win the game."