(ESPN) A joint Louisiana state police and FBI task force is investigating allegations that the New Orleans Saintsset up general manager Mickey Loomis’ booth in the Superdome so he could listen in on opposing coaches. State police Col. Mike Edmonson confirmed the joint effort Tuesday after discussing the matter with Dave Welker, special agent in charge at the FBI’s New Orleans field office.
(USA Today) First, a somewhat surprising, last-second playoff ouster at the hands of the 49ers. Next the revelation and fallout from the infamous bounty program run by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. And just yesterday, an ESPN report accusing GM Mickey Loomis of illegal monitoring coaching communications of opposing teams at the Superdome from 2002-04. Regarding the latest allegations about Loomis, who’s already been hit with an eight-game suspension for his role in Bountygate, fans in the Big Easy are rallying around the home team.
WhoDidDat? WhoDidDat? WeDid! It’s seriously just one thing after another with that rat hole of a city. It’s like one big ghetto down there, just do whatever the fuck you have to do to win with no concern of anyone else but yourself. Cheat, steal, injure, wiretap, you name it. It’s pretty pathetic if you ask me. And yeah I’m probably a little biased because they knocked us out of the playoffs in 2010 but you really can’t blame me after all the crap that’s come out the past couple weeks. And it’s pretty likely that this is just the tip of the iceberg of illegal practices that go on down there. By all means, I’m not so naive to think that they are the only guilty team. But I just hate ‘em, I hate ‘em, I hate ‘em.
I was down in the New Orleans for the 2011 Vikings Season Opener and as much fun as it was, it is definitely a city that you cannot spend more than a week in without wanting to get home and take an hour long shower. Kinda like my buddies farthole of a room at his college house, you just feel disgusting every time you spend more than 5 minutes in it. Bourbon Street was a blast for the most part, but I also witnessed numerous fights instigated by Saints fans towards people wearing Vikings gear and even saw a couple Vikes fans get spit on. Real classy bro. Not really sure what New Orleans has to offer to the rest of the country besides a place to go to find cheap hookers, party your dick off for a couple days, and hope you make it home without catching some sort of disease.