"PR Pardons" are for those we think have paid their public penance and deserve a fresh start--at least from a public relations perspective. Don't worry, despite dominating national coverage, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Healthcare.gov are not on our list.
During an NFL era of inflated offensive statistics and elite quarterbacking play, Drew Brees is on a level so dominant and special that it can almost be baffling to watch. The New Orleans Saints are not unlike most of the league in that they give a vast amount of responsibility to the quarterback. What Brees does from there though is beyond words.
One of Payton's motto's throughout his tenure in New Orleans has been: "Do your job." Without his daily leadership however, it seems as if his message has been either misplaced or completely forgotten.
Whether or not Payton deserves his year long suspension, Saints fans have every right to be upset. I'm talking about the tax money they've paid over the last decade just to keep the team in town.
The real reason that Goodell lowered the full weight of the NFL hammer is unbelievable arrogance. And that's where this scandal resonates with American culture.
Rex Ryan hints that Tebow could play other positions, which would also be news to Tebow who views himself as a quarterback. Welcome to the world of the Jets. Step right up and see the bearded lady.
In a season where the Super Bowl culminates in New Orleans, it's impossible to explain how personal it feels as a Saints fan not to have your coach.
Nevermind the salary cap, and violations of the NFL constitution, cash incentives for purposely injuring opponents is simply and utterly despicable.
Severe punishments, while certainly justifiable in this case, may further perpetuate football's inner culture of secrecy and in turn, seem counterintuitive.
The discipline handed out to the New Orleans Saints for their systematic program of "bounties" paid to players for injuring opponents from 2009-2011 ranks as one of the most influential stories of the year in football.
So where will Peyton Manning wind up? Buyer beware, he doesn't come cheap and he's had neck surgery. Somehow I don't see him coming to the Jets and competing in the same stadium with his brother, but it sure would be fun wouldn't it?
The Fair Grounds winner's circle in 2012 is a long way from the deck of Jimmy Buffett's boat the Last Mango II where in 2007, Saints' coach Sean Payton, the Saints' director of communications Greg Bensel and Buffett were chilling.
Whatever happens in these play-offs will not diminish the success of Tim Tebow. But which coaches recognize the football revolution will determine the successful franchises.
The Jets are coming off their bye, which, at least in Bleeding Green Nation, always equals "win." The Bills are coming off spanking the Redskins, which to me, screams trap game. The entire league is topsy-turvy this year. Which to me says Bills.
I'm not worried about Drew Brees. He'll have these kinds of games but he always finds a way to keep us in them. The same thing can not be said for our defense.
Shock is the first word to describe hearing the news of former New York Giants and current New Orleans Saints TE Jeremy Shockey's release from the tea...