I could also just say “because John Skelton isn’t starting and that upsets me,” but that’d only be partly true
As it is blatantly obvious to any reader of this blog, the Saints are my favorite NFL team. I have grown up with them, suffered through terrible seasons, and celebrated the Super Bowl victory in 2009 with thousands of my best friends in the French Quarter. I have been embarrassed this offseason, but optimistic towards this season, and I greatly anticipate the upcoming football season, where my team will hopefully prove the skeptics wrong and become the first team to play a Super Bowl in their hometown.
That being said, I’m not watching tonight’s Hall of Fame game.
Saints fans reaction to announcement
What this means for Saints fans: Second straight year starting a season without Will Smith. Not much else negative, seeing as Lofton and Hawthorne were already prepared to play in Vilma’s place. There’s a little extra money saved up that they can use to sweeten the deal with Brees, although that probably won’t be done for another month at least. Overall, this means the team knows who they’re going forward with, and they can finally get to business.
What this means for Saints haters/detractors: You can make jokes about it from time to time, but make sure they’re good ones. Star Wars jokes aren’t funny anymore.
Although this one is an exception.
Image and photo credit taken from cbssports.com
What this means for Jonathan Vilma: He’ll have all year long to prepare for next season’s Dancing with the Stars.
What this means for the Packers: “Wait, Anthony Hargrove is on our team?” – Packers fan.
What this means for ESPN: Good luck getting NFL offseason material now, bitches!*remembers Tim Tebow still exists* Never mind, you guys are fine.
What this means for Vikings Fans: You still didn’t win a Super Bowl.
What this means for non-NFL fans: Hopefully you won’t have to hear anything about the New Orleans Saints until they win the Super Bowl again. In 2042.
What this means for me: LET’S WRITE ABOUT OTHER TEAM’S FUCKUPS!
Serious end note: R.I.P. to Junior Seau. Too few details to say anything more, but best wishes go to his family and friends at this time.