Thursday, January 31, 2019

The purpose was trolling and self promotion

Not sure how that wasn't clear.
Two New Orleans Saints fans filed suit against Roger Goodell with an “unclear” purpose, wrote a federal judge in her ruling that denied a request that the court force the NFL commissioner to further review a missed call toward the end of the NFC Championship.

In a case the NFL initially believed to be a class-action suit on behalf of Saints season ticket holders and the “Who Dat Nation,” the plaintiffs said in a hearing Monday they simply asked that federal judge Susie Morgan force Goodell to further investigate the missed call.

Their hope, they said, was that Goodell would change the result of a game that put the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl, which will be played Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Morgan denied that request in a filing dated Thursday (Jan. 31).

“It is unclear what action Plaintiffs seek to compel him to do,” Morgan wrote.
Again, the clear purpose was to get Frank D'Amico's name mentioned in the news a bunch of times this week. Couldn't have been any clearer.  But don't blame Morgan. She's been busy dealing with actual problems like monitoring the "remarkable progress" of the NOPD consent decree reforms. (Not quite remarkable enough to be finished, yet, apparently.)  Maybe Morgan could have at least gotten us some body cameras for the referees before letting this thing drop, though.

But this isn't the only lawsuit that was pending. I'm actually not "clear" on what the others are asking for. But only because I am too lazy to look it up at the moment.  This letter writer says the Saints and the city are owed "restitution."  And I am inclined to agree with that.  In fact, we should get this thing out of court as soon as possible so we can set up a claims center like we did with the BP settlement. Anything to get Calvin Fayard a cut.

Also.. I'm pretty sure this is a typo but what exactly is the point of asking for "rooster space"? 
So, Commissioner Goodell, who fines the NFL when it makes errors? In all this, the Saints are the aggrieved party. While replaying the final 1:49 is not an option, restitution must be made. Increased salary cap; extra draft picks; additional team rooster space. Make it right.
We tried like hell to get that Popeyes thigh to come through for us again during the NFC Championship but it didn't work out the way we would have liked. Not sure if poultry is what gets us forward after this.

Chicken in the sun

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