Iron Saint

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  1. Oh that’s awesome, I’d guess you made a few trips down here to catch the Saints-Falcons games then? And agreed. I remember people saying they were walking in circles trying to leave and they couldn’t get out. Major planning flaw there. But major score! Certainly a short walk indeed. I have a similar situation for a few of our games (mostly primetime games, Thursday games, and preseason games) where I buy a parking pass for one of the garages at the Superdome from another Saints season ticket holder that lives in Florida and can’t drive in for those games I listed mostly due to having work the next day. But his spot is ground level right by the exit and it’s on the same side of the Superdome that my seats are and right below Gate H where I enter. When we go to leave, we can leave our seats and exit through the Bunker Club lounge and when we walk out the doors, we’re already in the parking garage. It’s maybe 75-100 steps from my seats to the car.
  2. Ah well right on! I can imagine how much a pain in the *** it can be trying to get out after reading some of the woes of the flow exiting the new stadium, even worst when someone hates being in crowded areas. We have 8 entrances/exits equidistant at the Superdome with the main 4 (A, C, E, and G) being larger in size and more open than the other 4 (B, D, F, and H) that are between them. It’s not much of a hassle leaving, but entering the stadium is more of a problem since a large percentage of people congregate in our outdoor venue, Champions Square, and then all try to the stadium on that side the stadium through Gate C or Gate B. But it’s great to hear you were able to move into a better location that fit your needs for an even lower price than you’d had paid if you stayed in your original location.
  3. Ahh, I see. That was my next question, about the Super Bowl ticket opportunity, haha. I know the NFL apparently allocates 17.5% of all tickets to each participating team, an additional smaller % to the host team, and then the remainder are distributed to their sponsors, media, and however else the League sees fit. I figured that may’ve been difficult to do if all, or at least most, PSL owners in a given Super Bowl hosting stadium wanted to buy their own seats for the game, whether to resell or for them to use themselves. That makes complete sense. Flipping the tickets for other events like that certainly can be an easy way for one to pay towards their PSL, especially events you don’t have an interest in. Anytime someone big comes to town like that: Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, ect. Then just have to focus on Falcons season tickets each year. So if I may inquire further, you don’t have to answer if you rather not though, you said yours are now paid off, that'd put you having paid them off in 3 years (if the first payment was due in 2017?), did you save considerably on the interest you would’ve had to pay if it had taken you say 7 years, or even all 10 years to pay them off?
  4. Meh, maybe. But we got Joe Lombardi so we’re good on QB coaches at the moment. Finally! Someone that’s cultured! I found my new bestfriend, you’re all excused and may go home now.
  5. Ahh I see. I’ve always wondered exactly how the PSL thing worked (I mean I have an idea but I know it varies from team to team or league to league). How about for other events held at MBS like the CFP Championship, ect? How does that process go? Do they send y’all a notice of “if you would like to purchase your seat for *insert event here* please make a payment by this date for your tickets”?
  6. Interesting. I’m curious, are y’all PSL payments only once per year or bi-annual/quarterly, ect?
  7. Is this the PSL Help Center?
  8. LOOOOOL, that’s fantastic. Probably has more blocked than he has followers.
  9. Oh no, hahaha. One of those guys that write scorching articles, yet if they’re confronted by the person(s) they just wrote a blistering article about and ask them to explain their reasoning, they fluster up and say they have to, “go back and re-read what they wrote”. Yellow bellies. If you pat yourself on the back any harder, you’ll need one of these... Really now? After joining and using both there and here, they feel essentially like identical forums to me. Like everything from the site design, posting features (the multi-quote especially), and the design of the user profile. In fact, one of the only things I really recognized that’s different is there they have multiple options to rate posts where here only has a “like” feature, not that it bothers me or anything. I know whomever runs the board has the option to turn certain features on or off or add features like that. I just always felt the two boards are eerily similar besides for that feature and the difference that this one is directly affiliated with the team while the Huddle and SR are unaffiliated from the Panthers and Saints, respectively. I’ll certainly have to for a couple of chuckles next time I’m bored on the toilet. Does said poster do it by singing telegram? Please tell me he does it by singing telegram.
  10. Sweet baby Jesus. Sounds horrific, LOL. We feel that though, we have one of those that everyone hates. He tried really hard to land a job at ESPN when they announced they were hiring their own beat reporters for each team and they ended up picking another one of our guys (one that can actually, you know, write) and he’s been a little salty ***** about it since.
  11. Hahaha, oh boy. I take it they’re not what we call “any good” by that response?
  12. Yeah, on the Huddle they just call you a racist and ban you. In addition to what ya_boi_j suggested, I’d also recommend following y’all Falcons beat writers (if they’re really good that is). Our’s break a lot of Saints news before the national guys do.
  13. That sounds familiar... Do you have an account on Carolina Huddle? Maybe you can go for the Triple Crown of Banning!
  14. Indeed it doesn’t, but nearly everywhere else is saying he was released including the post he made. ESPN: Falcons cut kicker Bryant, team's all-time scoring leader NFL.com: Atlanta releasing Bryant continues a trend of general manager Thomas Dimitroff shedding salary early in the offseason. (2nd to last paragraph) CBS Sports: Falcons' Matt Bryant cut free by Atlanta Even his Spotrac page has the transaction listed as a release. I don’t know, all this is confusing. And man, I wouldn’t have minded snagging Alford if we didn’t already have one of those on our roster. We just call ours “Ken Crawley” instead of Robert Alford.
  15. Okay, now that makes sense if it’s a loophole being exploited. I appreciate you sharing that link, that’s something I actually was unaware was happening and makes a lot of sense considering the Patriots have been racking up on compensatory picks for years. But did his contract lapse or was he just outright released? Everywhere I’m seeing is saying he was released, even on his own statement he posted to his Twitter. Unless they’re just all speaking generally? I know teams typically cut their more seasoned players before free agency and the new League year starts out of courtesy to try and let them get a jump on latching on with a new team, so that’s what I figured this was if y’all FO was certain they wanted to go in the direction of Tavecchio. I’m not sure how big of a deal y’all FO could be expecting him to sign though. Seems like almost any quality FA y’all would sign would offset his signing elsewhere and lose the comp pick.
  16. I understand that part, his option was not exercised. But even though the option was not exercised, he would’ve still been under contract with y’all until 4 p.m. ET on March 13th had he not been released. He is currently a free agent right now which means he was cut and players cut don’t count towards the compensatory formula. That’s my understanding of it. This article is from last year, but I’ll quote the section that pertains to the discussion... “Keep in mind: Players need to have been signed as unrestricted free agents before May 8 to qualify for the compensatory-pick formula. Players that were released by their previous team are not eligible for the formula, so they're not included in the key additions here.” For example for us, Mark Ingram in an impending UFA at 4 p.m. ET on March 13th. If he’d sign a quality deal elsewhere at the start of free agency and we didn’t sign any incoming free agents to a large enough deal to offset it, we’d likely get a compensatory pick for the 2020 Draft. However if we’d release him right now, even if we wouldn’t sign any free agents, we wouldn’t get anything period.
  17. But it’s still a factual excuse. And interesting. I never interacted with him either, but I remember seeing him banning nearly anyone that questioned him. He seemed to always be on a massive power trip that just never ceased. No idea though. Ah well, that’s make sense if he hit the old dusty trail that I hadn’t seen him in a minute. And by “mugging our best WR”, you mean like this? At least we haven’t resorted to eye gouging... yet.
  18. I understand that, but what doesn’t make sense is he was indeed released. The contract wouldn’t have expired until 4 p.m. ET on March 13th. But since he was released, it never expired. Had y’all rescinded the option and then let the contract expire on 3/13 then of course it should count towards the compensatory formula. But what I’m saying is since he was cut, the contract never expired, but was instead terminated. I’m under the impression that the contract had to expire for the player in question to be eligible towards the compensatory formula. If he signs with another team then y’all didn’t “lose him” to free agency which is the purpose of compensatory picks, he was released as would any other player cut during the season, right?
  19. Correct, but Bryant won’t count as a “free agent lost” in the formula anyway since he was released. The only ones that count are ones on expiring contracts.
  20. There’s a difference between coming post after the season is over and going try and poke the hornet nest immediately after a loss. I’d certainly expect to be banned if I were involved in the latter. Trashing someone when they’re already down isn’t any fun, I’m sure you’d agree to that. But seeing your post count though, you can’t tell me that BankerBird didn’t do the exact things here that you’re claiming goes on at SR? That dude had the itchiest ban finger I’ve ever seen. What happened to him though, does he still post? Haven’t seen him in awhile. Hope he’s doing okay. And I wouldn’t be throwing out the “journeyman QB” insult so quickly considering y’all were eliminated by a journeyman QB the night before we were. Sure, he ended up winning the Super Bowl but that doesn’t change the fact he’s a journeyman considering he’s about to be on his 5th team (4th different team in 5 years). And agreed, it’s unfortunate Grandpa Brees is nearing the end but after he retires, I’d be content with going 2-14 as long as we sweep y’all or at least split with y’all and Carolina. And let me give you a scenario: let’s say it’s mid-December and you guys are likely going to win the division. We’re in 3rd trying to close in on 2nd place and a possible playoff spot as a wildcard. We then play y’all in New Orleans and in a game marred by poor officiating (and just so happen to have a former Saint on the officiating crew), we edge y’all out. Then a few weeks later in Week 17, we play the Panthers in New Orleans (who are currently 2nd in the division fighting to overtake y’all for the division crown after losing y’all last game) and that same former Saint is on the officiating crew again. You can’t tell me y’all wouldn’t be screaming bloody murder over that.
  21. It’s a NFLPA event where rookies meet and become acquainted with brand representatives and learn how to market and grow their brand. This article from last year summarized it pretty well... “The Rookie Premiere is hosted by the NFL Players Association through its marketing and licensing arm NFL Players Inc. and presented by Panini America. The union's annual orientation for the league's "next wave of marketable young stars" features seminars on financial planning and brand building and connects the players with NFLPA business partners, which will work with them "to create content for seasonal campaigns, secure endorsement deals, promote licensed products through group player rights and showcase goods and services." As Porkins said, it’s always in mid-April. Usually in the week right before the Draft where they can have something new to talk about for a few days before the Draft after talking mock drafts and draft stocks for the previous two months.
  22. Last time I checked we weren’t in the NFC Championship last year, so yeah, big swing and a miss. And that’s cool if y’all were in tears over that because it still isn’t nowhere near as bad as what happened in Houston on February 5th, 2017... And “home cooking”? At least we don’t need any of our former players on the officiating crew to help us barely make the playoffs as the #6 seed, like a certain team I know. Thankfully it was the Rams that made the Super Bowl because by practicing the week at Flowery Branch and using y’all locker room at the stadium certainly helped them “Embrace the Suck” with that 3-point performance. In fact, it was highly reminiscent of another one score performance...
  23. Fair enough. Every team feels the NFL is against them and their team. It’s nothing new. Every team is going to have their share of conspiracy theorists, some just post it online more than others. And it’s expected considering what just happened 2 and a half weeks ago. I’m sure if I do a hard enough search on here between February 5th, 2017 and the start of the 2017 season, I can find just as many tin foil hat threads. Anyways, in an effort to steer this thread back on track, as a rival fan, I can honestly say that I think a McCarthy hiring would set y’all back. Especially considering y’all have posted a better ranking in both yards and points offensively than the Packers have the last 3 seasons. Even when he was our offensive coordinator he wasn’t anything special outside of one year. Here were our offensive ranks in points: 10th (2000), 13th (2001), 3rd (2002), 14th (2003), 14th (2004).