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|Saints are America's Team|
This year it has to be the New Orleans Saints. I mean we're talking about a franchise that has more humiliation than a Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron press conference.
It's refreshing to have a new team in the playoffs and even more refreshing for it to be the Saints.
How greedy can Saints fans get when they were so disappointed with not staying unbeaten.
I commend New Orleans coach Sean Payton for trying, but I would have certainly understood if he would have rested his starters earlier. I have no problem with Jim Caldwell not playing his starters at Indianapolis the entire game, although some people are acting as if the Colts were bolting to the Canadian Football League.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who is as good a commissioner in any sport as there is, is even considering offering incentives to teams playing late-season games to discourage them from resting their starters for the playoffs.
Goodell said the league was sensitive to criticism of the Indianapolis Colts' decision to use backups in a game they lost, ending their bid for a perfect season.
I understand you want the best product on the field, Roger, but take a look at Wes Welker and Charles Grant and you should not have to look much further.
You certainly have no problem charging full price for a preseason game.
And are you going to penalize a team like the Detroit Lions who seem to have reserves on the field every week?
Yeah, that's the ticket, give a team that is unbeaten another draft pick. Why don't we just let the New York Yankees have a free pick for a free agent while we are at it. Or maybe the Lakers could use a lottery pick. So much for parity.
But otherwise I commend Goodell for his crackdown on players who run foul of the law and the way he makes himself available to the point of answering questions from fans on the NFL Web site.
If there is one other change I would like to see, it is the overtime rule where the first team that scores wins.
In this day of wide open offenses, the team winning the toss has got a huge advantage.
At least both teams in college have the same opportunities to put points on the board.
Not that the college game is perfect. Let's see — no playoff, coaches have no accountability to their schools, don't even think about doing anything crazy after a touchdown such as pointing to the fans who paid big bucks to watch you, looking over infractions because of the school that needs investigating and the officiating.
Wonder if ol' Roger can take over the NCAA.
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