Where do the New Orleans Saints go from here?

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As a football story, and as a football story alone, the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl win was a phenomenal story, because it took them literally 33 years to win a playoff game, more than a decade to finish a season with a .500 record, two decades to have a legitimate winning season, and over four decades to reach the NFL’s title game.

They were SO BAD for SO LONG, people really began to believe the franchise was cursed due to the fact they built their home stadium, the Louisiana Superdome, on an actual burial ground (the former Girod Street Cemetery). Maybe that’s why they wear all black, the color of death, each home game. And if you’ve ever sat through an episode of the reality series “Keeping up the Kardashians,” starring Kim Kardashian, ex-girlfriend to Saints tailback Reggie Bush- you’ve probably longed for the better predicament of immediate death.

But this year, the Saints have a totally different point of view. They’re top dogs, not underdogs now.

By Paul M. Banks

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New Orleans Aints Nickname Ain’t No More After Today

Crescent city gives last rites to “Aints” nickname with public Jazz Funeral today

By Paul M. Banks

Perhaps no event in life can define the term “emotional roller coaster” as well as a jazz funeral.The darkest depths of despair signified by the slow, low dirges of horns eventually give way to an up tempo swing encapsulating the most euphoric of highs. In Spike Lee’s documentary “Katrina: a Requiem,” a jazz musician describes exactly what a jazz funeral symbolizes. The slow, melancholic portion represents death, and the person who has passed on. The fast, joyous music that follows expresses “yeah, you’re gone, but it was such a pleasure knowing you,” and “sure, you’ve crossed over to the other side- but let’s celebrate that you’re now in a better place than here on Earth.”

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NFL Mock Draft 2-9

By Paul M. Banks and Peter Christian

Yesterday a football game was played. A game of some significance that you might have heard about. It received a fair amount of publicity.You can read our live blog about it here. If you’re interested in seeing any of the commercials again, and letting some market research people know what you thought about those commercials click here. Or for our Super Bowl drinking game…go here

On to the mock draft, where we made quite a few pick changes this week. And as always you can check out our draft-related lists, by clicking on the highlighted key words below.

NFL Team Needs listing

Offensive Positional Rankings

Defensive Positional Rankings

NFL Draft Big Board

Senior Bowl Draft Stock Report.

Click here for the second round of this mock draft.

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The LIVE Sports Bank Super Blog

by Peter Christian

Hey did you hear? There’s a football game today, and for the first time in two weeks, it’s actually kind of important!

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Bold Super Bowl Predictions

By the TSB Staff

All the Super Bowl predictions you could ask for are right here. We mapped out every single thing that’s going to happen in this Super Bowl, and pretty much every comment that will be made by the announcers. And put it all together in a fun Super Bowl drinking game for your enjoyment.

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