Monday, September 25, 2006

Monday (Late) P.M.: MNF at N.O.

I've been in D.C. all day for a family event, which is why I front-loaded all of today's posts and haven't been able to update until now.

Back in business tomorrow a.m.

For now, I'd love to get your analysis and reactions to the MNF game in New Orleans right now. What do you think of the dome vibe? The coverage? The game itself?

-- D.S.

16 comments:

Jingoist said...

Dan,

Quick breakaway newsflash... the Madden Curse lives!!!

Alexander out indefinitely with a broken foot.

rob (warwick)

Jingoist said...

As far as the game goes... You think the Saints are playing for their hometown fans or what? So much for that feared Falcons ground attack.

And Joe Horn just made a phenomenal 17-yard catch, going up high and landing awkwardly. Nice effort.

Matt Berg said...

Indefinatey ≈ three games.

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Lew said...

I personally think the game was a bit overhyped. They treated it larger then life, like the Saints and Superdome alone will rebuild New Orleans.

wildpitch_20 said...

Are the Saints going to make the playoffs? Befor you knee jerk and say no- they are up 20-3 this week and face an 0-3 Bucs team without their QB next week. That's a likely 4-0 which would leave them having to play .500 ball (6-6) to get in.

ChrTh said...

@wildpitch_20: Saints play the Panthers in Carolina next week. Figure emotional victory tonight + short week + road game = 3-1.

Robin said...

ESPN spent the first two hours of the broadcast making emotional arguments, but it wasn't until the third quarter that they really started making logical arguments. What Suzy Kolber finally laid out clearly is that New Orleans doesn't run on music, sports, food, or culture -- it runs on tourism. Without making investments in things like the Superdome to support tourism, there's no point in rebuilding houses, because there won't be jobs for the people living in those houses.

Kurt said...

Dan, nice job going 7-7 on picks this week.

You lose, try again.

Jake C said...

It's a night of astonishment.

The Saints are rolling over the Falcons...and the Curse is ALIVE. Madden takes out another one. Will they honestly be able to get anyone next year? Maybe get Madden himself since he's close to worthless to listen to at this point anyway.

j. sherer said...

The media and everyone associated with it overhyped the whole experience of living in pre-Katrina and post-Katrina New Orleans to the point that I'm sick. I'm sorry if I come off as an ass, but damn, some of those people there were to blame for not leaving.

In addition, Michael Vick is the worst quarterback in the NFL. He is so over-rated and is the most lackluster passer that I've ever seen. Why would you not stick to the running game with him, Dunn and Norwood and devise an option/wishbone offense?

Here's to Bruce Gradkowski and delivering the Buc's first victory...

Mike said...

You can't pin it all on Vick. Alge dropped 2 passes in the endzone on their second drive, and that set the tone for the entire night for Falcons recievers.

Markus said...

I just got home and therefor missed the actual game. But I thought the opening ceremony stuff was a trifle overdone and drawn out and overblown, I may seem callous about that but I didn't think all that was necessary. I was kinda sorta surprised that the Saints rolled over the Falcons as the score would indicate but like I said, I didn't see the game so I can't talk much about that.

Horatio said...

WHO DAT!!!

I was at game, Pre-Game stuff probably overdone but it was just a way to raise money, and its not like Music and New Orleans are unrelated

As for game, what happened to Vick? I have no way of knowing how loud we were, but Vick seemed to be having trouble and I will say this, whatever the decibel we kept it the same all night.

As a Saint fan I am still worried we can not seem score touchdowns with any reguarlity and we still have not tested anyone downfield (I can only remember one pass that was thrown more than 15+ yards downfield, sure we had some lengthy passes but all were YAC, plus, why cant Brees through a simple fade to back of endzone to Colston?? Hes bigger than other DBs let him use his body)

Other than that, great game,(isnt every game great when your team wins?) I hope it came off nice on tv.

Milt V said...

Call me a wet blanket, but I continue to have this feeling that the 180M, all the thousands, if not millions of dollars spent by ESPN, and other media's, and the money spent for the entertainment, wouldn't be better spent to help those folks who are trying to resettle back in NO and rebuild their homes and infrastructure. I know, I know, the hype has some good for the people and maybe made more people aware there are still miles to go, but somehow, the repeating of the money spent on the Superdome and all of the repeated hype last night just didn't sit right. I guess I'm a pessimist but I believe the folks at the Superdome, ESPN and all the other media types who hyped it...did it for themselves and not the people of NO. Comes from listing to the network news after the Walter Cronkite's of the media left.....sorry.

Milt V said...

Call me a wet blanket, but I continue to have this feeling that the 180M, all the thousands, if not millions of dollars spent by ESPN, and other media's, and the money spent for the entertainment, wouldn't be better spent to help those folks who are trying to resettle back in NO and rebuild their homes and infrastructure. I know, I know, the hype has some good for the people and maybe made more people aware there are still miles to go, but somehow, the repeating of the money spent on the Superdome and all of the repeated hype last night just didn't sit right. I guess I'm a pessimist but I believe the folks at the Superdome, ESPN and all the other media types who hyped it...did it for themselves and not the people of NO. Comes from listing to the network news after the Walter Cronkite's of the media left.....sorry.