2010 Dallas Dome Who-Dats Newsletter #18 1.1 MB


2010 Dallas Dome Who-Dats Newsletter #18 1.1 MB
Here Comes the Train
All aboard cause this “Victory Train” isn’t stopping. With back-to-back wins these SAINTS are on a roll. The
Boyz N Black & Gold brought their A-Game for a battle against the League’s best team when the Steelers came to
town on Halloween Night which was followed by an away game against the club that has given Payton the most
trouble since taking the head-coaching duties back in ’06, when the SAINTS beat up the Panthers 2 Sunday’s ago,
sweeping the Panthers in a season series for the first time since 2001.
Like a flashback these SAINTS were showing Who-Dats everywhere that the 2009 SAINTS were still alive and
well and definitely in the Playoff hunt amongst six other teams with a 6-3 record.
With the running game missing from the SAINTS’ Offense for the first nine weeks of the season; the running back's
perspective has changed after spending most of their time off the field and in the training room.
"I feel great. I feel better than I did a couple of weeks ago, I can tell you that," Pierre Thomas said Thursday. "I got a
smile on my face. I'm not grumpy. I'm not upset about my ankle anymore."
While Thomas is suiting up for practice and doing some individual work, he is not yet taking part in 11-on-11
drills, so he is officially listed as not practicing on the injury report. Thomas is not expected to play this Sunday
when the Seahawks come to The Dome, but he sounded optimistic that his return would come sooner than later.
After the Seattle game, the Saints play at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. Thomas grinned but did not answer when
asked if he might be playing by then. Saints coach Sean Payton said Thomas has "turned a corner a little bit in the
last week-and-a-half."
"He's doing a lot of agility work during the course of practice with the trainers and I think he's starting to get his
strength back," Payton said.
Yesterday, Thomas, who was New Orleans' top rusher last season and a key performer in the playoffs, has missed
six games since spraining his left ankle in Week 3. Thomas tried to return to practice in Week 5, only to later wind
up wearing a protective boot and using crutches. "It is depressing, man," Thomas said. "I wasn't thrilled about not
being out there helping my guys out when I really wanted to."
Last week, while many of the Saints left town for a short vacation during the bye week, Bush stayed in New Orleans
and continued his rehabilitation and sounded optimistic that he would be back against Seattle and his old college
coach at Southern California, Pete Carroll. Good news travels fast as it was made known that RB Reggie Bush will
play this Sunday and see action for the first time since Week 2 against the 49ers.
Saints coach Sean Payton often tries to keep opponents guessing about the status of key players, and in Bush’s
case, that’s been going on for several weeks.
“He moved around pretty well and got some good work. We just keep plugging ahead and increasing the workload,”
the coach said when asked if Bush’s return was likely this week. “Each week he has gotten better and … there
haven’t been any setbacks, so naturally he’s better today than he was a week ago or two weeks ago.”
When the Saints opened the season 2-0 with Bush in the lineup and are 4-3 since, although it’s not clear how much
Bush’s absence hurt the offense from week to week. The Saints have had their three most lopsided victories—
double-digit wins over Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Carolina—without Bush.
“There are many ways we can get Reggie the ball,” Brees stressed after Wednesday’s practice. “Anytime you can
just give him the ball in space, he’s a matchup problem for everybody, because there’s not really a guy who can
cover him in a short area because of his quickness and athletic ability.”
It appears that the SAINTS are getting healthier as they get a stretch of the schedule that very well could decide
how viable a threat they are to defend their Super Bowl title.
Now, the second half begins….
Below, are the TOP TEAM POWER RANKINGS and here’s the updated chart!! What a MESS!!!!
Patriots 7-2
Falcons 7-2
Packers 6-3
Saints 6-3
Ravens 6-3
Steelers 6-3
Did You Know?: The all-time series record between these two franchises is tied at 5-5. The last meeting between
the two was back in 2007 when the SAINTS beat the Seahawks 28-17 on October 14.
“We’re taken’m out this year too SaintsGuy!” – Hank the Fan
SAINTS fans for Vikings game:
85 (televised game)
SAINTS fans for 49ers game:
59 (televised game)
SAINTS fans for Falcons game:
51 (televised game)
SAINTS fans for Panthers game:
SAINTS fans for Cardinals game: 52
SAINTS fans for Bucs game:
SAINTS fans for Browns game:
49 (televised game)
SAINTS fans for Steelers game:
41 (televised game)
SAINTS fans for Panthers game:
“You guys are the best!” - Will Smith
”Thanks for coming!” -Reggie Bush
“You’ll are doing an outstanding job as fans!” - Coach Payton
“I am a great fan, thanks Coach!!”
These are the questions for the first 9 weeks of the season that
were answered by our Beer-Bucket & Wine Winners!!
Trivia Question for Week #1: What is the name of the Saints’ Mascot who loves play’n fetch with
Reggie’s gold cleats?
2 Trivia Question for Week #1: Who did the Saints play on Monday Night against in front of a sellout crowd when they re-opened The Dome in 2006?
The Atlanta Falcons
Trivia Question for Week #2: Everyone knows that the Saints mascot is a dog and that his name is
“Gumbo”, but what kind of dog is he?
St. Bernard
2 Trivia Question for Week #2: Missing from the 3-Headed Rushing Attack Monster that we had last
season was the player considered to be the greatest RB in Saints history, Deuce McAllister. What was
his jersey number?
Trivia Question for Week #3: When Coach Payton wanted to make a trade in order to get LB Jonathan
Vilma who did he have to make a deal with?
The New York Jets
2 Trivia Question for Week #3: Since coming to the New Orleans Saints in 2006 Coach Payton has
faced the Atlanta Falcons a total of 8 times. What is his career record against them to date?
1 Trivia Question for Week #4:
How many years was Head Coach Jim Mora with the New Orleans
10 Years (1986-1996)
Trivia Question for Week #4: What was Morten Anderson’s jersey number?
Trivia Question for Week #5: How long was Garrett “Southlake” Hartley’s Field Goal in the NFC Title
game against the Minnesota Vikings in overtime to put the Saints into Super Bowl 44?
40 Yards
2 Trivia Question for Week #5: Who picked off Brett Favre’s pass to kill Minnesota’s game ending
drive late in the NFC Title Game which sent the Saints into Overtime for the win?
CB Tracy Porter
Trivia Question for Week #6: In 2006, when the Saints played against the Falcons in the Monday Night
Game to re-open the Dome, the Saints won. How many points did they score?
23 Points against the Falcons
2 Trivia Question for Week #6: On Tuesday the Saints signed Julius Jones to help out the runninggame and he’s wearing number 21. Who is the most famous Saint to ever where #21? He played under
Coach Mora.
RB, Dalton Hilliard
Trivia Question for Week #7: In our victory against Carolina a couple of weeks ago, Drew Brees
surpassed Aaron Books in the All-Time total passing yards category, and took over the #2 spot. What
was Brooks’ jersey number?
2 Trivia Question for Week #7:
During Aaron Brooks’ tenure as Quarterback, he served under
one head Coach, and that was Jim Haslett. How long was Haslett the Head Coach for the Saints?
6 Seasons (2000-2005)
Trivia Question for Week #8: That last time the Saints played on Halloween was during the 1999
season in a matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Who was the Head Coach for New Orleans?
Mike Ditka
2 Trivia Question for Week #8: During the Season of the Super-Saints, Reggie Bush captured the
cover of SI while leaping into the EndZone for a Fleur-D-Leap Touchdown. Who was it against?
The Miami Dolphins
Trivia Question for Week #9: Since becoming Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2006 Coach
Payton has faced the Carolina Panthers a total of 9 times. What is his career record against them to
3-6 (w/ 2 end-of-season forfeits)
2 Trivia Question for Week #9: In Coach Payton’s first game against Carolina in 2006; which player
scored the first TD against the Panthers for the Saints?
Deuce McAllister on a 3 yard TD run.
3 Trivia Question for Week #9:
become 9-0?
The St. Louis Rams!
Who did the Super-Saints play in Week 10 of last year to
“The website’s right up there, so check it out!” - Keith the Fan
If any of you have ANY suggestions or questions just send an email back to this address ([email protected])
and I’ll get back with you ASAP! And if you haven’t already; check out these links:
Join me on Sunday the 21st at 3pm to watch the “Aerial Assault”
annihilate the Seattle Seahawks live at ThunderDome!!
The Quarter will be giving away a bucket of beer in the trivia contest just like
every week and I’ll have more SAINTS stuff to raffle off including this week’s
big prize which is an authentic BREES jersey, so come on up to the place
where everybody knows your name and the Black & Gold will win their
“...And I wanna see ALL our Who-Dats for the second half!!” - The SaintsGuy
2010 Game Day Specials this Season
will include….
$13.50 Coors Light buckets
$15.00 Miller Lite, Bud Light, Budweiser, MGD64 buckets
$5 Pat O’Brien’s Hurricanes
$3 wells ALL day on Sunday’s until the Season ends
Half-price pizza and don’t forget…Bloody Mary’s at $3 each!
NEW MENU ITEMS – Char-grilled Oysters (just like Drago’s),
Oysters on the Half-shell, Oysters Rockefeller, fried crabclaws,
sloppy roast beef po-boy, soft shell crab po-boy and crab cakes…
Coupon is good for any visit to The Quarter. Limit One per person (per visit)
with any food purchase of $20 or more. Expires 11/30/2010
10 % OFF
10 % OFF
“…And don’t forget to print out your Saints Fan Discount
Coupon and bring it with you!”
“So, are you girls ready to get with the program and bleed Black & Gold?!” - Cyn the Waitress
“Are you kidding?”
“We’re still spies!”
“Way to go Haley…you’re getting a raise!” – Rudy D
“Not me, cuz WE-DAT!!”
Why would you want to go anywhere else?
“And be sure to tip your waitress…we’re here all season!” – Coach Payton
“And for those of you that can’t wait to see your Boyz N
Black & Gold do this some more, unfortunatly The Quarter will not be open for
business on Thankgiving Day.
If you’d like to have a watching party or know of someone who’s having one,
please pass this information onto me so that I can forward it to our members
who want to hangout for the game!!” - The SaintsGuy