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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:48 PM
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I don't know who to pull for in the Super Bowl
According to some, if a Bush is at the event, or a probable fan of the team, then pulling for that team is a no-no. Well, in Benson's box, Poppy Bush was sitting with the Queen Mother as a "guest of owner Tom Benson." I'm seeing a lot of love for the Saints on this board, but does this disqualify them according to DU rules? And we know about Irsay moving the Colts from Baltimore. There's some here some upset with that as well (as they should be).

So, since I'm an NFC fan, should I go ahead and pull for the Saints? I'm really confused about this! :evilgrin:
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:52 PM
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1. 43 years
The Saints' time has finally come.

There may even be hope for the Lions.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 12:58 PM
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2. Since I don't really have a team involved in the game, I just want to see
and well played and exciting game and John Madden not slobbering all over Bret Favre (well at least wish is coming true!)

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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:25 PM
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3. Might as well "geaux" with the Saints
Baltimore Indy QB Peyton Manning is a big-time repuke. That ought to tip the scales in favor of the Team of Destiny(TM).
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 02:33 PM
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4. While it's not clear what party Brees belongs to
this indicates he may be a republican or really misguided.

I was on vacation at the time of the radio interview on July 10, but I'm surprised his comments about the controversial facility did not raise more eyebrows locally or nationally.

"I can say this after that experience -- the worst thing we can do is shut that baby down, for a lot of reasons," Brees said. "But I think there's a big misconception as to how we are treating those prisoners; those detainees over there. They are being treated probably 10 times better than any prisoner in a U.S. prison."

Brees made some other eye-opening statements:

"I mean, they're allowed to call and write letters home, and receive letters and calls. They get five opportunities a day to pray, and they have arrows in the prison pointing towards where Mecca is. And the prison goes dead silent so these guys can have their religious time. They have rooms where they can watch movies and play Nintendo Wii. So I think that just goes ahead and says it right there."

And:

"And you just talk to all the guards that are Army and Navy personnel, they'll tell you stories about how these prisoners, they'll be walking the cell blocks as they're keeping an eye on these guys and they'll be throwing the feces and urine in the faces of the guards as they walk by and the guards are not allowed to do anything. They're not allowed to physically retaliate or do anything hardly to try to restrain these guys at all. These guys get away with whatever they want."

I'm sure Brees accurately described the conditions at Gitmo during his visit. But clearly that wasn't the case previously.

An 18-month investigation by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 2006 charged U.S. officials with human rights violations against the prisoners and urged the U.S. to close the military prison in Cuba.

President Barack Obama announced in January plans to close the detention center at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base within a period of no later than one year and to prohibit cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment in interrogations of detained individuals.
http://blog.nola.com/jeffduncan/2009/07/_drew_brees_is_...

My point is I'm sure there is a player on the Saints team that offsets Manning when it comes to political views. I leave the politics out of it when I'm enjoying sports.

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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:08 PM
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6. Uh-oh...
:popcorn:

Hopefully Bosshog doesn't read this.

:hide:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:05 PM
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5. Joe Gibbs is a republican
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 03:12 PM by TZ
And you know what? I DON'T CARE. Party affiliation doesn't mean I'm automatically going to like or dislike someone. Especially since most of the women in my family (liberals all) married REPUBLICANS...And you know what, I like them.
This is the thing I hate most about DU, the attitude that if you are not a Democrat you aren't a good or nice or worthy person. And thats just not fucking true.
:rant:
Edit: I don't want to sound harsh dude, but I really get tired of the Republicans as evil mantra. I know a whole bunch of them, many of whom are some of the nicest people I've ever met. :)
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:18 PM
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7. Well, I'm not in the least confused.
Geaux Black and Gold!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 03:58 PM
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8. I am rooting for the Saints.
They have suffered for so long. It's their time. I hope they win!
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:21 PM
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9. Inserting politics into sports is really dumb
On ANY professional athletic team you are going to have a number of Republicans simply because of the salaries that these people make. Sports are something that transcends politics because the fiercest of political rivals can and do unite behind a sports team. That's one of the reasons Martha Coakley was such an idiot for not learning something about the Red Sox before running for political office.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:30 PM
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10. The one that we shall not mention is rooting for the Colts.
Yes, he is.

His Lane Kiffen is showing through!

:D

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