The Atlanta Falcons Are A Bunch Of Sissies…. Seriously

Posted by | February 3, 2018.

The owner of the Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Blank filed a complaint with the NFL over the jokes made in the Superdome at the expense of their epic Super Bowl LI collapse. He claims his feelings were hurt very very bad and that he has since suffered mental anguish. The gags were played out December 24, during the 2017 season’s second game between the Saints and Falcons.

The Atlanta Falcons specifically were upset because of the “Us vs. Them” segment run on the Superdome’s video screens. It displayed the Falcon’s 25-point lead in the championship game last year as a “franchise defining moment”

— a lead Atlanta famously blew by losing 34-28 to New England in overtime. For the Saints’ franchise defining moment, the video displayed Steve Gleason blocking the Falcons’ punt attempt on September 25, 2006.

Arthur Blank also got his feelings hurt and cried about the 610 Stompers halftime performance that spelled out “28-3” on the field.

Jim Henderson “The Voice Of The New Orleans Saints” Officially Retires From Broadcasting

Posted by | February 1, 2018.

Jim Henderson, whose impassioned and eloquent play-by-play as the voice of the New Orleans Saints helped cement the team’s highs and lows in the memories of fans for three decades, is retiring from the broadcast booth. Henderson made the announcement Thursday afternoon (Feb. 1) on WWL radio, where he has worked since 1986. Known for his eloquence and way with words, Henderson, who grew up in Ontario, New York, first served as the sports director at WWL-TV, succeeding “Hap” Glaudi. He got his first taste of calling Saints games when he moved into the booth to serve as an analyst for preseason games during the 1982 season.

“It’s time,” the 71-year-old Henderson said. “This is a good year to go out. I will miss our Saints Radio broadcast team; I will miss calling the games. But, I’m looking forward to experiencing Saints football purely as a fan.”

“I didn’t want to make a big deal about it. It’s all about the team,” Henderson said during the appearance. “It’s all about the fans. It’s all about what transpires on the football field on Sunday afternoons. I didn’t want to detract from that and I didn’t want it too soon, and I didn’t want to do it in the final game of the season, because it’s all about the game.”

“In the course of this season, in the course of the eight-game winning streak, I really became enamored with this football team and the city buying back into it,” he said during his announcement on WWL radio. “I thought it would be the best way to go out. I don’t want to stay too long when it becomes a drudgery. It never has been. It’s been a privilege.”

New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule And History

Posted by | January 28, 2018.

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Mardi Gras History

The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies.

On March 2, 1699, French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville arrived at a plot of ground 60 miles directly south of New Orleans, and named it “Pointe du Mardi Gras” when his men realized it was the eve of the festive holiday. Bienville also established “Fort Louis de la Louisiane” (which is now Mobile) in 1702. In 1703, the tiny settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrated America’s very first Mardi Gras.

In 1704, Mobile established a secret society (Masque de la Mobile), similar to those that form our current Mardi Gras krewes. It lasted until 1709. In 1710, the “Boeuf Gras Society” was formed and paraded from 1711 through 1861. The procession was held with a huge bull’s head pushed along on wheels by 16 men. Later, Rex would parade with an actual bull, draped in white and signaling the coming Lenten meat fast. This occurred on Fat Tuesday.

New Orleans was established in 1718 by Bienville. By the 1730s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly in New Orleans, but not with the parades we know today. In the early 1740s, Louisiana’s governor, the Marquis de Vaudreuil, established elegant society balls, which became the model for the New Orleans Mardi Gras balls of today.

The earliest reference to Mardi Gras “Carnival” appears in a 1781 report to the Spanish colonial governing body. That year, the Perseverance Benevolent & Mutual Aid Association was the first of hundreds of clubs and carnival organizations formed in New Orleans.

By the late 1830s, New Orleans held street processions of maskers with carriages and horseback riders to celebrate Mardi Gras. Dazzling gaslight torches, or “flambeaux,” lit the way for the krewe’s members and lent each event an exciting air of romance and festivity. In 1856, six young Mobile natives formed the Mistick Krewe of Comus, invoking John Milton’s hero Comus to represent their organization. Comus brought magic and mystery to New Orleans with dazzling floats (known as tableaux cars) and masked balls. Krewe members remained anonymous.

In 1870, Mardi Gras’ second Krewe, the Twelfth Night Revelers, was formed. This is also the first recorded account of Mardi Gras “throws.”

Three Points For Charity, Helping Someone In Need One Kick At A Time

Posted by | January 17, 2018.

The Big Easy Mafia started a new way to raise money for our charity for the upcoming 2018 season. Its called “Three Points For Charity”. During the NFL regular season, each time a New Orleans Saints kicker successfully kicks a field goal (3pts), the participating businesses will donate $200 to the charity chosen for that season. We chose Angels Place to be the charity of choice for the 2018 season.

Last season (2017) Will Lutz kicked a total of 31 successful field goals. Depending on how many businesses become sponsors, this has the possibility to raise a lot money for charity. We are looking forward to a very prosperous 2018 season!

2018 Season Charity of Choice

The mission of Angels‘ Place is to provide on-going respite care and support services to a child with a life threatening disease and their family in a loving caring manner.

Angels’ Place was founded in 1997 by Anita Gilford. When her own son was in treatment for cancer, she found that there were few places her family could turn to for help. Because of this, she promised to dedicate her life to helping seriously ill children and their families. Her son won his fight against cancer and is now living a normal life while Ms. Gilford fulfills her promise through Angels’ Place.

Cam Jordan Sends Cam Newton A Bottle Of Wine Since He Does It All Game Long

Posted by | January 9, 2018.

After his Saints beat the Panthers Sunday in the NFC playoffs, Cameron Jordan @cameronjordan promised he’d send a gift to Panthers quarterback Cam Newton @cameronnewton

Monday, he kept his word, shipping a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Jordan Vineyard & Winery in California (the First-Team All-Pro defensive end is not related to the Jordan winery ownership).

Jordan posted a picture of the wine bottle on his Instagram account, along with an overnight shipping label addressed to Newton.

“Who would I be if I don’t follow through on my word?” Jordan wrote. Although Jordan apparently later deleted the post, the Internet never forgets.

The Saints and the Panthers have developed one of the best rivalries in football, thanks in part to Jordan’s and Newton’s gamesmanship and digs at each other. After the Saints beat the Panthers in Week 3 — the Saints won all three meetings this season — Jordan made fun of Newton’s “grandma hat.”

Zach Strief Creates A Beer Specifically For Sean Payton

Posted by | January 4, 2018.

When Sean heard Zach Strief was going to be involved in opening a brewery in New Orleans, his first response was, “You better make me a beer!” He said he wanted an easy sipper that he could drink on the beach. After much discussion about beers and different drinking sessions, we landed on a Blonde Ale. Strief opened up Port Orleans last summer in hopes of bringing more jobs to the city he now calls home.

“He took a chance on me in the 2006 draft, the least I could do was give him a cold one,” Zach Strief said with a laugh.

COSSÉ LAW FIRM, LLC, New Corporate Sponsor

Posted by | January 2, 2018.

We want to welcome COSSÉ LAW FIRM as a new corporate sponsor for the Big Easy Mafia. If you have an incident where you or a loved one is wrongfully injured and need a lawyer make sure you contact COSSÉ LAW FIRM and tell them you too are also a member of the Big Easy Mafia and they will go the extra mile for you.

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The Cossé Law Firm was created with the understanding that auto accidents and the injuries that result from them changes lives forever. Whether it’s the pain you’ll have over your lifetime or the inability to provide for yourself or your family, we’re here to help. Our top goals are to get you the best medical care and most money for your injury.


Once you have reached maximum medical improvement, we will carefully analyze whether you will have any continuing disability from your injuries and how that will impact the remainder of your life. We consider employment, long-term medical care and pain and suffering, to name a few. We will then work tirelessly to make sure that you are compensated to the maximum extent of the law. That’s the Cossé way!

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Six Saints Players Make The Pro Bowl For 2018

Posted by | December 20, 2017.

The New Orleans Saints has six players going to the Pro Bowl in 2018. The game will take place at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 28, 2018. None of the six Saints are starters in the Pro Bowl.

Michael Thomas
Drew Brees
Alvin Kamara
Mark Ingram
Cam Jordan
Marshon Lattimore

Thomas earned the first Pro Bowl nod for a Saints wide receiver since Brees became the Saints quarterback in 2006. He’s also the first receiver since Joe Horn to make the NFL’s all-star game. Thomas ranks third in the league in receptions (94) and sixth in receiving yards (1,085) along with five TDs.

Thomas also became only the second receiver in NFL history to snag at least 90 passes in each of his first two seasons joining Odell Beckham Jr. to reach the feat.

Ingram and Kamara will be the first running back teammates to make the Pro Bowl in 42 years

Ingram picked up his first slot on the original Pro Bowl roster of his career after landing in the game as an alternate following the 2014 season. The veteran Saints back ranks sixth in the NFL in rushing yards (1,045), second in rushing TDs (11) and fourth in yards per carry (5.1).

The selections of Kamara and Lattimore provide more credence for the case that each first-year player may land NFL offensive and defensive rookie of the year honors.

Kamara, the Saints’ first 2017 third-round pick, has exploded onto the NFL landscape. He leads the NFL among qualified rushers averaging 6.6 yards per carry with 652 yards on only 99 attempts and seven rushing scores. The young tailback also has 68 receptions for 684 yards and five receiving TDs.

Lattimore has quickly become one of the better shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL.

The Saints’ first 2017 first-round pick is tied for seventh in the league with four interceptions and tied for 15th with 13 pass defenses. These numbers are better than you might anticipate considering how little opposing quarterbacks test Lattimore. That’s why Pro Football Focus has graded Lattimore as one of its top corners in 2017.

Lattimore is the first Saints cornerback to make the Pro Bowl since Eric Allen in 1995.

Full Pro Bowl Roster

AFC Pro Bowl Roster

– Offense

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown*, Steelers; DeAndre Hopkins*, Texans; A.J. Green, Bengals; Keenan Allen, Chargers

Tackle: Alejandro Villanueva*, Steelers; Taylor Lewan*, Titans; Donald Penn, Raiders;

Guard: Kelechi Osemele*, Raiders; David DeCastro*, Steelers; Richie Incognito, Bills

Center: Maurkice Pouncey*, Steelers; Rodney Hudson, Raiders

Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Chiefs; Rob Gronkowski, Patriots

Quarterback: Tom Brady*, Patriots; Philip Rivers, Chargers; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Running back: Le’Veon Bell*, Steelers; Kareem Hunt, Chiefs; LeSean McCoy, Bills

Fullback: James Develin*, Patriots

The Saints vs. Preseason Projections

Posted by | December 19, 2017.

Approaching the home stretch of the regular season, NFL division and conference positions are starting to take shape. Most of the divisions remain up for grabs, and the final playoff teams won’t be decided for a few weeks yet. But it’s about that time of year when we can begin to get a sense for whether or not teams are beating expectations. So, how has New Orleans performed versus preseason projections?

In a vacuum, it’s fair to say the Saints have been better than a lot of people thought they’d be. Pretty much across the board, people believed that the NFC South would be closely contested, and that’s proven to be the case. However, the Saints were expected to be at the bottom of the pack by most major publications. The Vegas over/under for wins was set around 8; ESPN picked the Saints to match that total and finish last in the division; and going beyond the division, at least one set of preseason power rankings had New Orleans 25th in the league (with 50-1 Super Bowl odds).

For a more general sense as to how the division would play out, there was still a lot of faith in Atlanta as we headed into the season. Coming off a sensational 2016 season and a run to the Super Bowl (where they only lost due to a historic collapse/comeback), the Falcons looked every bit as strong for 2017 – perhaps eclipsing some other very good teams. Though as one article noted while assessing Falcons odds for the season, the team couldn’t afford a sloppy beginning – which is just what Atlanta wound up having. Atlanta went 3-3 out of the gate, basically signaling that the division was up for grabs, and it’s been the Saints and Panthers taking advantage (though the Falcons remain in the hunt).


The Big Easy Mafia “Who Dat” Edition T-Shirt

Posted by | December 12, 2017.

We recently teamed up with the folks at Who Dat Inc. and designed an awesome T-Shirt that incorporates both “Who Dat and “Big Easy Mafia”. This shirt is a must have for the Die-Hard Saints fan. This one of a kind design can ONLY be purchased on the Official Who Dat website.


“Get Out The Way” New Song For The Who Dat Nation From The Ying Yang Twins

Posted by | November 30, 2017.

A new song for the ‘Who Dat Nation.’

The Ying Yang Twins – Get Out The Way

Mark Ingram Could Become A Free Agent In 2018, Will The Saints Keep Him

Posted by | November 28, 2017.

Saints running back Mark Ingram isn’t currently scheduled to be a free agent until 2019, but that could change if he’s able to trigger a clause in his contract that would make him a free agent following the 2017 season.
As pointed out by the New Orleans Advocate, Ingram can actually become a free agent following this season if he’s named to the Associated Press’ All-Pro team. When Ingram signed his most recent deal with the Saints back in March 2015, the contract included several clauses that would potentially void the final year of his deal in 2018 if he was able to hit them.

Ingram’s four-year, $30 million deal stipulated that the final season would be eliminated if he were named to the Pro Bowl a total of two times during the contract or if he was named to the AP’s All-Pro team in 2017. With the Pro Bowl clause no longer attainable, that means the only way Ingram could get his 2018 season voided is if he’s named to the All-Pro team this year.

If Ingram got the All-Pro nod, that would have major ramifications all around. For one, Ingram’s 2018 contract season would void, which would instantly make him a free agent in March. That means he’d likely be getting a big raise over the $4 million in base salary he’s scheduled to make with the Saints next season.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that his raise would come from the Saints. If the contract were to void, that would save the Saints roughly $4.6 million against the 2018 salary cap, which is a big number for a team that’s perpetually strapped against the cap. Read More

Coby Fleener Suffers Concussion During The Game Against The Rams

Posted by | November 28, 2017.

Tight end Coby Fleener suffered a concussion during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams, a source confirmed to The Advocate.

Fleener took a brutal hit from Rams safety Blake Countess over the middle, and Countess was flagged for unnecessary roughness. But when Fleener returned to the sideline, he was not initially checked by any of the Saints’ trainers or medical staff for a concussion, as CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson reports.

Fleener stayed in the game and dropped a pass three plays later, but he was eventually pulled from the game and evaluated for a concussion.

The Saints Tight End was later diagnosed with a concussion and will have to clear the NFL’s five-step concussion protocol before being cleared to play in the Saints’ Week 13 game against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 3.

The NFL has an independent concussion spotter at every game, and the Saints training staff is also there, but they must have missed this one due to Fleener staying in the game for a couple of snaps before coming out.

Classless Bills Fan Throws Beer On Mark Ingram

Posted by | November 13, 2017.

This is the typical behavior that gives Bills fans such a bad reputation. After Mark Ingram scores a touchdown, he notices a young child wearing Saints gear in the middle of nothing but Bills fans. Out of respect Ingram runs over to him, jumps into the stands to give him the game ball. An obviously obnoxious drunk Bills fan throws what appeared to be a full beer on both Ingram and the boy, with the majority of the beer being splashed directly into the childs face and neck area. The weather was pretty cold too, so that meant that poor child had to sit in the miserable cold soaked with someone else’s beer all over him just because he was a loyal dedicated Saints fan. Watch the video clip below and sound off in the comments on what you think about this.

It Was A #BuffaloBeatdown When The Saints Took On The Bills (47-10)

Posted by | November 13, 2017.

WOW!! What an embarrassment for the Bills and the fanbase that call themselves #BillsMafia. This Sunday they looked like everything but a MAFIA. They were not strong, and definitely were not loyal. See the pics below at the empty seats. Tons of Bills fans climbed the steps and headed for the exits. There remained more than eight minutes to play … in the Third Quarter!

Mark Ingram trotted off the field toward the bench, having just scored his third rushing touchdown of the day to give his team a 27-point lead. He found a New Orleans Saints supporter in the first row and floated a spiral for a perfect catch.

The Saints literally embarrassed the Buffalo Bills, who had previously been 4-0 at home, 47-10 in an utterly dominating performance. Behind a reinvented offense built on the two-headed rushing tandem of Ingram and rookie Alvin Kamara, New Orleans sent a message Sunday: Amid its seven-game winning streak, there’s no more questioning whether or not this team is for real.

“We got beat physically,” Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams said. “We were out of our gaps. We were not where we were supposed to be. It just snowballed into a nightmare.” Said Bills safety Jordan Poyer: “They were able to do whatever they wanted to do (on) any down.”

The Official Big Easy Mafia T-Shirt Exclusively From Dirty Coast

Posted by | November 10, 2017.

We are a big family of fans that sticks together through good seasons and bad. We will show you hospitality like none other but don’t mess with us.

Saints Vs Bills In Other Words…. Big Easy Mafia Vs Bills Mafia

Posted by | November 10, 2017.

The New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills are both playoff contenders at the season’s midway point, but they are coming off being on the opposite ends of blowout results last week.

The Saints extended their winning streak to six as they steamrolled the Buccaneers 30-10. The N.O.P.D. AKA New Orleans Pass Defense allowed only one touchdown, which occurred in the fourth quarter when the outcome was no longer in doubt.

The Bills are coming off of a 34-21 loss to the Jets last Thursday night. Two fourth-quarter touchdowns narrowed the margin of defeat but could not mask the domination of their upstate neighbors. The unsuccessful trip to New Jersey slowed the increasing hopes of Buffalo reaching the playoffs for the first time this century.

New Orleans has won the last four meetings between these teams, taking an overall 6-4 lead in the series, including a 3-1 advantage in games played in Buffalo. The Bills’ last victory over New Orleans occurred at home in 1998.

Saints VS Rams Watch Party At The House Of Blues Nov. 26th

Posted by | November 7, 2017.

FREE admission with TicketMaster ticket (Open To The Public)

The House of Blues and The Big Easy Mafia have teamed up once again to bring you the best Saints watch party in NOLA. On November 26th when the Saints take on the Rams the Die-Hard fans from the Superdome will be in the House of Blues.

The game will be projected on the big screen in the Music Hall with DJ T-Bone on the ones and twos playing all your favorite Saints songs.

Come early to snag a seat! Beer specials and game menu available!

**This is a charity event. 20% of the total bar sales will be donated to Angels’ Place, Inc. which provides respite care to seriously ill children and their family. It is also the official charity of Big Easy Mafia.

Doors: 2PM
Game: 3:05PM

Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page by clicking HERE

**How To Get FREE Tickets To The Event?**

Send an email by clicking HERE and be sure to include your name, how many tickets you need and a mailing address of where to send them.

Mike Evans Suspended For The Blindsided Cheap Shot He Put On Marshon Lattimore

Posted by | November 6, 2017.

Saints coach Sean Payton insisted that Mike Evans should have been ejected for his Sunday antics.

That didn’t happen, but the NFL isn’t done with the Buccaneers wide receiver.

The league announced Monday that Evans has been suspended one game without pay for violating unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules during Sunday’s 30-10 loss to New Orleans. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Pro Bowl wideout plans to appeal the ruling.

Evans was caught on camera blasting Saints rookie defensive back Marshon Lattimore to the turf during the third quarter. This came after Lattimore fell into a jawing session with Bucs players along the sideline, including a banged-up Jameis Winston, who prodded Lattimore.

The defensive back spun around and shoved Winston, prompting Evans to fly in from yards away to tackle Lattimore from behind.

Jon Runyan, NFL vice president of football operations, penned a letter to Evans that laid out the ruling, writing: “During the third quarter, after a play had ended, you struck an unsuspecting opponent in the back, knocking him to the ground. Your conduct clearly did not reflect the high standards of sportsmanship expected of a professional.”

Mark Ingram Publicly Admits The Unthinkable…. Saints Fans Are Stunned

Posted by | October 31, 2017.

Mark Ingram was blunt when assessing his play Sunday: He publicly stated “I SUCKED.”

The New Orleans Saints running back used a variation of “SUCKED” 18 times to describe his performance in the 20-12 victory over the Chicago Bears, per beat reporters. The running back also threw in the adjectives “TERRIBLE” and “WACK” for good measure.

Ingram starred for the first 52 minutes of the game, gashing the Bears on the ground and in the passing game. The hard-running tailback shouldered the load, powering the Saints offense to a double-digit lead.

Then disaster struck.

Ingram fumbled with 7:41 left and the Saints holding a comfortable 17-6 victory, looking to salt away the game. The Bears scored a touchdown to cut the lead to 17-12.

Fumbles happen. The Bears defense made a good play to punch the ball loose.

If only that were the only blip for Ingram. Four plays after the Bears TD, Ingram was again stripped, leading to a turnover.

“I let my teammates down. I put us in a bad position. The game was only close because I sucked. That’s the bottom line,” Ingram said, via ESPN’s Mike Triplett. Read More