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Meet New Orleans Saints super fan Ed Becker, Fleur D Licious

Meet New Orleans Saints super fan Ed Becker, Fleur D Licious

nola.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
Chalmette native says his job is to fire everyone up
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  • Payton has no plans to ask to attend Saints game

    Payton has no plans to ask to attend Saints game

    Suspended New Orleans coach Sean Payton doesn't plan to ask the NFL for special permission to witness Saints quarterback Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
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  • Saints kick tires on five receivers

    Saints kick tires on five receivers

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    At a time when the Jets should be looking for help at receiver (more on that in a bit), the Saints have brought in five wideouts for a tire-kicking. A league source says the Saints worked out Brian Robiskie, Deon Butler, Jason Hill, Rasheed Davis, and P…
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  • Son of Unitas sends Brees letter about TD record

    Son of Unitas sends Brees letter about TD record

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) With Drew Brees in position to break Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, Unitas' son has sent words of encouragement to the Saints quarterback.
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  • Barry Sanders surprised by New Orleans Saints' slow start

    Barry Sanders surprised by New Orleans Saints' slow start

    nola.com Oct 2, 2012
    Hall of Fame running back coming to New Orleans for Gridiron Glory Tour
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  • New Orleans Saints' non-existent pass rush remains most disturb…

    New Orleans Saints' non-existent pass rush remains most disturbing trend of 2012 season: Film study

    nola.com Oct 2, 2012
    Saints tried some new things but still got barely any pressure on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
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  • Saints-Chargers links

    Saints-Chargers links

    nola.com Oct 2, 2012
    Teams face off in Week 5 prime time matchup at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
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  • Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's fir…

    Peter King: Taking stock of the top stories in the season's first four games

    CNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012
    The NFL at the quarter pole: strange days indeed. Cards and Vikings, a combined 7-1. Saints and Lions, a combined 1-7. Rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck are plugging away, playing well, but the best rookie of the first quarter of th…
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  • Legal teams for Jonathan Vilma, Roger Goodell file memos concer…

    Legal teams for Jonathan Vilma, Roger Goodell file memos concerning subpoenas

    nola.com Oct 2, 2012
    Each side state their case on whether or not Vilma's lawyer can subpoena witness in defamation lawsuit
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  • Play the Starship Saints game

    Play the Starship Saints game

    nola.com Oct 2, 2012
    Watching our beloved New Orleans Saints start the season 0-4 is a hard pill to swallow these days. Try taking out your frustrations with this Flash game.
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  • Video - Possibility Of Payton Attending Saints Game 01:26

    Possibility Of Payton Attending Saints Game

    Oct 2
    Ed Werder discusses the possibility of suspended head coach Sean Payton attending the Saints game on Sunday.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…