Archive | October, 2012

All Day To Throw

30 Oct

This rare photo by Michael Hebert shows a Saints defender somewhere near Peyton Manning.

 
In their last game of October 2011, the Saints fell to the Rams in an absolute debacle. The Who Dat Nation cringed at the Rams’ outplaying of a (supposedly) superior team from New Orleans. They began to lose faith, and many questioned the playoff chances of a team who could drop a game like that in such embarrassing fashion.

And yet, the fanbase would be treated to eight consecutive regular season wins, a division title, and an ill-fated run Deep Into The Playoffs.

See where I’m going with this? You like what I’m getting at? Then fuck off. Not on this blog, folks.

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Enjoy The Win

22 Oct

Making fun of pirates is always ok with me.

Yes! Another win in the books. What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a bona fide win streak. We can enjoy another work week following a nice, tense victory as only the Saints can provide, and I can get on that plane to Denver Friday morning with a big smile on my face.

Wait, what?

“Waaah! Defense! Waaaaah!”

Oh. So we’re going to actually have to do a little analysis here this morning, are we? Very well. I’ve got a special treat for you this beautiful fall morning. A special guest will join the Angry Who Dat for our Monday review: former Buccaneers strong safety and current Fox color analyst John Lynch. How’s it going this morning, John?

Wondertabulously!

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Aargh! It be time for Buccaneers!

20 Oct

Yep, the team with the stupidest fucking logo and the stupidest fucking mascot in the league are hosting our Saints tomorrow, and they’ve chosen to wear the stupidest fucking uniform in all of sports just for us.

Fucking pirates.  What the fuck.

Just go read it.  There’s stuff about Bucs fans not going to games, and Freeman is a douche that doesn’t throw very good, and lots of making fun of how dumb pirates are as a mascot for a professional sports team.

Angry Who Dat’s Opponents Mailbag >>

Regression to the Mean

15 Oct


Indeed, Fake Jeff Duncan. Indeed.

In fact, I’m having trouble finding a statistic that doesn’t point to a regression. [1]

Another game in the books, and the Falcons continue to be outgained on a yards-per-play basis. It gets even worse when we focus on the last three games (which you’d expect when you’re talking regression, of course), and most of this post will, indeed, focus on the Falcons’ last three games, versus Carolina, Washington and Oakland.

First, just to get it out of the way, those teams are a combined 5-11 on the season. Not exactly a gauntlet of juggernauts right there.

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On Power Rankings

12 Oct

It’s the bye week, and we just came away with a win, and there’s not a lot to be Angry about right now. So let’s talk about Power Rankings.

Please take this short quiz before reading:

1. Have you ever become angry about your team’s placement in an “official” power ranking?

2. Have you ever created a power ranking of your own?

3. Have you ever argued with another team’s fans concerning relative power-ranking-placement?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” pull up a chair. Get comfortable. And listen to me for a second.

Power rankings are fucking stupid.

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.200 Never Felt So Good

9 Oct

This shit happened Sunday. Really.

Wow, I have to tell you, that was well worth 43 bucks, am I right? It seems like I was miserable at times during the second half, but in hindsight, that might have been the best game (objectively, regardless of my fan affiliation) I’ve ever watched in the Dome. It was incredible. I try to imagine being impartial and I know I’d say “damn, that was pretty fucking entertaining.”

That game had it all, didn’t it? Two records, one a 52-year-old unbreakable benchmark*, the other a team record that I had absolutely no clue was about to be broken. It had turnovers, good defense at times, great offense at times, big plays from both teams, a back-and-forth affair where probably each team’s fans felt like this thing might be out of reach at some point or another.

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The Opponents’ Mailbag: Chargers

6 Oct

It’s back for another week.  At least one.  Shit, this is getting depressing.

Positivity next week, right?  Yes.  Record-breaking 1-4 positivity.  Let’s do this.  As usual, if you think the Opponents’ Mailbag is stupid, here’s some really hot Chargers fans I found on the internet.

If you’re on the fence, I promise some great stats will make an unexpected appearance, and there are whale vaginas, and there’s other languages and I’ll let you know why the Saints might win but probably not, and I’ll make fun of lots of Chargers fans.  Come on, it’ll be great.

The Mailbag at Canal Street Chronicles >>

How Fan Are You?

4 Oct

This garbage appeared on Nola.com late last week:

Let me first say that Saints fans are some of the most loyal in all of sports. We wear our hearts on our sleeves and live and die with the team. But last Sunday in the Superdome was one of the worst performances by the fans that I’ve ever experienced.

Oh, he’s not done yet.

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The Loss That Almost Got Away

1 Oct

This.

OH AND FOUR, ONLY TWELVE MORE!

Shit, that wasn’t as catchy as I thought it would be.  What a year to start blogging.  Maybe I should just stop.  This is starting to not be so fun any more.  Ah, fuck it.  If you’re going to start a blog centered around this organization, you have to be willing to write about some miserable shit eventually, right?

We’ll just skip the self-hate, ok?  Forget the loss, forget the last five minutes of regulation.  Let’s talk about how much damn FUN that game was.  I mean, the first 55 minutes were a blast, am I right?  This game stands alone in a quarter of a season of bullshit as a contest I’ll remember for a long damn time.  It took me a day and a half, but I’m past the depression.  I’m with you, Wang.  Let’s just allow ourselves to be entertained in spite of it all.

It’s time for what may well become a weekly segment here at the Angry Who Dat: “Shit I Enjoyed About Last Sunday’s Nightmare”.

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