New Orleans Sports

Trippin'

  Baseball. Basketball. Football. The backbone of American culture. Well, if not the backbone, at least three of its ribs, right? Another rib, if not as popular on social media, is the American highway system. It’s a place I find…

Not So Super

  It’s lights out for the state of Louisiana in the “Road to Omaha” as the LSU Tigers were swept by the underdog Florida State Seminoles, a team that some thought should not have received an at-large bid into the…

Random Tracks

  If you were a sane person, you would have marked the two months “off” after Mardi Gras to recover from a month of excess. But of course, you’re not sane and therefore we have the New Orleans Jazz &…

Saints' Colston has knee surgery

New Orleans Saints starting WR Marques Colston had arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed Thursday. While Colston hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's regular season finale against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it seems unlikely that he would be…

All Saints Day: 10 Ways The New Orleans Saints Salvage The Season

The Saints appeared to hit rock bottom last week.They were dominated and embarrassed at home against the Cleveland Browns.Brees threw costly interceptions, two to David Bowens for touchdowns.The running game was non-existent.The crowd was dead.The Saints turned it on last…

Bowen wins the name game for Brees and his wife

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he and his wife, Brittany, have agreed on a name for their second son: Bowen Christopher Brees.The reigning Super Bowl MVP announced the name on his Twitter account Wednesday, one day after the baby was born,…

Sean Payton seeing improvement

METAIRIE, La. -- Saints coach Sean Payton says New Orleans' running game must get better and has been improving despite injuries.Although running backs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas have been injured, Payton says it's hard to blame the club's rushing woes on their absence…

Chat with LSU's 'Mike the Tiger'

Welcome to SportsNation! On Tuesday, we look ahead to Week 7 for the college football season with members of the Capital One All-America Mascot Team, who will compete each week to be named the Capital One Mascot of the Year, awarded…

Where Did the New Orleans Saints High-Scoring Offense Go?

I think it’s pretty clear to everyone that this isn’t the same New Orleans Saints team from last year.  Last year’s Super Bowl champs aired the ball out, held nothing back, and got into shootout after shootout. This year’s version…

Saints re-sign Carney after Hartley misses field goal

(Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints have brought back long-time kicker John Carney after his successor, Garrett Hartley, missed a field goal that would have beaten the Atlanta Falcons last weekend. Carney, 46, was added to the roster of the…

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

I had the privilege (which ultimately turned to misfortune) of going to the Saints game yesterday with my friend Sara. We were positively buzzing with excitement –– all decked out, “Who Dat” ready to pounce out of our mouths at…

Monday Night Matchup, Saints at 49ers

Add “crazy scheduling” to the many reasons it’s so hard for Super Bowl champions to repeat. The Saints opened the season as one of the performers in the Taylor Swift-Dave Matthews Band-Brett Favre Tinsel and Stubble Music Festival two Thursdays…

Preview of Saints vs. 49ers

After a hard-fought victory in their opener, the New Orleans Saints have the chance to make franchise history. The San Francisco 49ers are just looking to avoid their worst start in six years following a deflating loss.The Saints will try…

Gearing Up for the Game

The joyful civic intoxication that marked the latter half of last year’s regular NFL season and playoff action for Saints fans was so intense it’s hard to remember that New Orleans wasn’t quite in that mode at this point last…

Sources: Trust to take Bush’s Heisman

The Heisman Trophy Trust is expected to strip former University of Southern California star running back Reggie Bush of college football’s top honor by the end of September, sources told Yahoo! Sports.Bush would become the first player in the 75-year…

Six UNC players ineligible, 12 total to be held out vs. LSU

North Carolina lost before it even stepped on the plane this morning. A total of 15 players have either been declared ineligible or remain in limbo for Saturday's season opener against LSU for violations of school and/or NCAA rules, according to a…

Drew Brees Leads Top Six Candidates for 2010 MVP Award

Drew Brees came into this league as the first pick of the second round (32nd overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.Almost a footnote to LaDainian Tomlinson at the time, Brees had lifted his black and gold Purdue Boilermakers to the…

How Hurricane Katrina Helped Save the Saints

It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes a sporting event is so much more than that. New Yorkers won’t soon forget Mike Piazza’s homer against the Braves in the first major league game in the city after 9/11. A hundred years from now,…

Browns LB Fujita wants to save Louisiana wetlands

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Scott Fujita signed as a free agent with Cleveland in March. His heart stayed behind in New Orleans. Fujita has remained loyal to Louisiana from his time with the Saints' Super Bowl championship team. He's involved in…