2013 New Orleans Saints: Open Letter to Roger Goodell from Who Dat Nation

Jason Bernos@Berns247Contributor IIJanuary 16, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 17:  Fans hold up signs with the face of suspended Head Coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 17, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Dear Mr. Commissioner, 

As a resident of New Orleans and a card carrying member of "Who Dat Nation," I would like to let you know that New Orleanians are not the kind of people you tick off and then expect to show up in their hometown like it's any other Super Bowl.

It won't be like any Super Bowl you have ever experienced, be it on your own as commish or when you were sucking at Paul Tagliabue's teet during his term. I would prepare yourself for this because you brought this upon yourself.

There is no one to blame here besides your bitter and hypocritical self.

You claim to care about player safety, but then suggest that the league should implement an 18-game schedule or an expanded playoff format. That shows that you truly only care about one thing, and it's not safety, Roger, it's dollar signs.

I guess that you figured that the fictitious bounty claims on the Saints gave you enough good rapport with those former players where you could play with house money. So, why not suggest longer seasons and more games, right?

What harm can it do, you know, except to the players competing in those contests?

You have thrown players who have rarely, if ever, have had character issues or any disputes with the NFL under the bus, and you thought they were going to roll over and take it? Ha. Keep dreaming.

Maybe you were jealous, like Peyton Manning, that Scott Fujita could eat more Oreos than you. I don't know.

I don't expect you to come to New Orleans with your tail between your legs, and why should you? You will keep living in the same delusional world that Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite does that has him keep believing that he could throw a football over 'those mountains'.

The person that you were most upset with was Sean Payton, who basically gave you the finger because he knew what your cruel intentions were.

Congratulations, Roger, you got your revenge on him, and the only reason that he didn't get his suspension reduced is because coaches don't have a union. Only the players have one of those.

So, I'd have fun in your brief time in New Orleans because I wouldn't come back here unless you were invited, and I don't see that happening anytime soon.

New Orleanians are very understanding and easy-going until you screw them over. That's when the only thing that would make up for that would be apologizing and showing humility. Those are two words that are not in your vocabulary. 

We southerners have hospitality coming out of every spore, but we reserve none for you.

Enjoy seeing a city that is engulfed with the colors black and gold during your trip that you won't even remember who is playing in the game. 



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