| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri.
But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Joe Vitt went directly from the football field at Towson State to his first job in the NFL as the strength coach of the Baltimore Colts in 1979.
A little more than 30 years later, Vitt finds himself in the middle of one of the biggest stories in the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:15 PM
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NFL Team Report - New Orleans Saints - INSIDE SLANT
If New Orleans Saints' fans thought it couldn't get any worse for their team after an 0-2 start to the season with losses of three and two points to the Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is dinged, dented and damaged.
He's also employed — and almost surely will stay that way for a while.
Here's betting that Goodell will keep his $44-million-a-year job in spite of the taint of the Ray Rice scandal...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:53 AM
The New England Patriots weren't the only team to video an opponent's hand signals. But the Patriots paid the price for Spygate.
The New Orleans Saints didn't invent the concept of paying cash bonuses for huge hits. But Bountygate set that franchise...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:33 PM
John Elway led Denver to the Super Bowl faster as a front office executive than he did as a quarterback.
On Wednesday, the Broncos extended his contract, which was set to expire after this year, through 2017 and added general manager to his title of...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:47 PM
The NFL says Sean Payton, Joe Vitt and Mickey Loomis will be allowed to attend Sunday's night game against the Chargers at the request of quarterback Drew Brees.
Payton will watch the game from the proverbial catbird seat.
The early implosion of the...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:57 PM
The NFL is allowing suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton in the Super Dome to watch along with General Manager Mickey Loomis and Assistant Coach Joe Vitt. Will Payton's presence make a difference during tonight's Saints game?
| Oct 8, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Opening Statement: “We’re happy for the organization and happy to get this win. Like I said last night, we’ve been improving each week. I thought we showed that improvement again last night and we just have to stay on that track. It&...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:56 PM
NFL statement in response to the decision: "Consistent with the panel’s decision, Commissioner Goodell will, as directed, make an expedited determination of the discipline imposed for violating the NFL’s pay-for-performance/bounty rule....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Saints head coach Sean Payton is appealing his suspension to the NFL. Yesterday in New York at the NFL offices, Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis, and assistant head coach Joe Vitt were all pleading their cases, essentially saying former defensive...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Winning is everything" is just a slogan, something the NFL just taught the New Orleans Saints in a very costly lesson....