Big Easy Mafia Saints Party At The Whisky River In Charlotte

Posted by | September 20, 2017.

Saints fans that are traveling to Charlotte for the Saints VS Panthers game on Sunday September 24th need to make sure to go to The Whisky River in Charlotte North Carolina At 210 E Trade St A-208. See directions below. They are making that the official Saints hangout for the weekend. If you come in Saints gear you will get in for free. They have great drink specials and an incredible menu, check it out below.

Cat Country 98.9 Has Been Named The Official Radio Station Of The Big Easy Mafia

Posted by | September 16, 2017.

Cat Country 98.9 has been recognized as the Official radio station for the Big Easy Mafia Saints fan club. They will be having the New Orleans Saints Superfans on air from time to time discussing upcoming events. They will also be the radio station to live broadcast at the Big Easy Mafia events. Cat Country 98.9 is locally-owned and operated by Pittman Broadcasting Services, LLC. All of our music, personalities and business stays local to support our community throughout the Northshore and Florida Parishes.

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Adrian Peterson Being Traded Already?

Posted by | September 14, 2017.

According to SportsTalk360 the New Orleans Saints are reportedly placing future Hall of Famer Adrian Peterson on the trading block after the Saints 29-19 loss to the Vikings. We have no idea if there is any truth to this but we thought we would at least put it out there for y’all to discuss.

As Adrian Peterson tries to fit new offense with the New Orleans Saints, his lack of action frustrated the future Hall of Fame running back as he had only four attempts for 14 yards at the end of the first half.

Peterson who is use to 15-20 carries per game during his 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings frustration show when he was seen yelling at Saints coach Sean Payton, followed by one hell of a death stare. Read More

Do The Saints Have A “Dome Patrol” Part Two?

Posted by | August 28, 2017.

It may be sacrilegious to reuse the name Dome Patrol. So, Dome Patrol Part Deux? Early signs are that this unit may be close.

Yes, all of Who Dat Nation is aware that it’s just preseason. Well, we kinda know. Just give us a moment if you will.

Against the Texans, for the first time since 2008, the Saints shut out an opponent in preseason. After a ten game winless streak in preseason the team has now put together back to back wins. The defense hasn’t given up a point in eight quarters.

Over the course of the past two games the Saints defense has an astounding 12 sacks, 22 tackles for loss and 18 passes defended. Areas in which the team has been anemic over the past three seasons.

The Crescent City hasn’t seen this kind of play from a defense since 1992, and yes, those were the days of the Dome Patrol. The days of Swilling, Johnson, Mills and Jackson. Read More

Alvin Kamara, 2017 Fantasy Football Sleeper

Posted by | August 19, 2017.

A quick look at the value and sleeper potential of New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara in 2017 fantasy football leagues.

Overview: Rookie third-round pick competing for a valuable role as a pass-catching back in a new-look Saints offense.

Background: Kamara is a versatile back who stands at 5-10 and 215 pounds. … he was deployed in a variety of ways at Tennessee, where he split time in the backfield in his two seasons but led the Volunteers with 1,188 all-purpose yards (596 rush, 392 receiving, 184 punt return, 16 kickoff return) and 13 total touchdowns last season. … he started his college career at Alabama and spent one season at a JUCO before transferring to Tennessee for his final two seasons. … Kamara arrives in New Orleans at a time of change, particularly in the backfield where veteran Adrian Peterson was signed to complement Mark Ingram. … New Orleans invested in its offensive line the previous offseason, suggesting a more run-oriented approach could be in the cards with future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees entering his 17th season. … the Saints also traded away top wide receiver Brandin Cooks in the offseason. … this offense has been known to create value for running backs of Kamara’s skill set, but hasn’t had a true dynamic receiving threat since Darren Sproles left in free agency in 2013. Read More

Saints Fire Team Orthopedist Deryk Jones After Misdiagnosing Delvin Breaux

Posted by | August 19, 2017.

The New Orleans Saints fired team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri on Wednesday after it was discovered that cornerback Delvin Breaux had a fracture in his fibula that was originally diagnosed as a bruise.

“I think it’s not one event, it probably builds up over a period of time,” coach Sean Payton said when asked about the decision to fire the doctors. “You’re not gonna bat a thousand here, but you’re just hoping that more often than not, you’re getting the right information.”

Payton met with the Saints on Tuesday to discuss the situation.

“… I thought he did a great job of basically promising the team that they’re gonna have people that are here in every area of the building — including the medical staff — that players feel like have their best interests at heart and are competent.”

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Five Saints Players That Really Have To Prove Themselves Against The Chargers

Posted by | August 19, 2017.

The New Orleans Saints do battle with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in a nationally televised NFL Network broadcast. The team’s first preseason contest certainly didn’t end the way they wanted it to, leading to their 10th consecutive loss over the span of the past three years. However, Sean Payton’s squad looks to rebound after spending some time on the West Coast, and here’s a look at some of the players that need to put in a strong game.

Ken Crawley
Crawley’s first showing of preseason was pretty rough. He did have one pass breakup on the night, but had three total penalties called on him in addition to having some bad moments in coverage. He became a prime example of why you can’t put all your faith in someone ‘looking good’ in training camp practices. While one game doesn’t spell it all for someone like Crawley, a rebound is imperative against the Chargers.

Ted Ginn Jr.
Fans weren’t oblivious to what they were getting when with Ted Ginn Jr., as drops have followed him throughout his entire career. Against the Browns, Ginn was targeted twice and held without a reception, dropping a very easy touchdown grab. Assuming he plays, Ginn really needs to rebound. Sure, he’ll be able to stretch the field and be a big vertical threat for Drew Brees, but he needs to make the plays. Read More

Delvin Breaux Out For Six Weeks With A Fractured Fibula

Posted by | August 17, 2017.

The New Orleans Saints will be without Delvin Breaux for the next several weeks.

Breaux will undergo surgery for a fractured fibula and is expected to miss the next six weeks, coach Sean Payton said Wednesday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport adds the fracture was discovered when an independent doctor read Breaux’s X-ray. The timeline likely means Breaux will miss the start of the season, which opens for the Saints on Monday, Sept. 11 in Minnesota. ESPN’s Mike Triplett first reported the news.

The news of Breaux’s fracture comes after it was originally misdiagnosed as a contusion. The Saints fired two team orthopedists because of the bad diagnosis, per Rapoport. Read More

Saints Superfan Soul Saint Performs The New Black & Gold Superfan Anthem

Posted by | August 10, 2017.

The 2017 Saints season is upon us and Soul Saint along with the other Saints Superfans have a brand new anthem to help get the crowd excited. The song includes all the official superfans of the Big Easy Mafia.

Adrian Peterson Is Ready To Play In The Preseason

Posted by | August 8, 2017.

Preseason games for the entire NFL start next week, which means we’ll be greeted with a wave of reports on which starters will play and which will sit out in the ramp up to the regular season.

Adrian Peterson hasn’t seen a preseason snap since 2013 and hasn’t taken a handoff during one since 2011. Perennially held out of preseason action in Minnesota, the veteran running back hopes to see some action with his New Orleans Saints teammates.

“Maybe I’m itching a little more this offseason,” Peterson said, via Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune. “Plus, I don’t know how they do things. If the starters go out there and play no matter what, then I’m buttoning up and I’m going. But when that time comes, we’ll talk a little more about it.”

The Most Die Hard NFL Fan Bases

Posted by | August 2, 2017.

Who are the NFL’s most loyal fans? After using a large set of criteria and an unbiased panel here is an infographic that breaks it all down for you.

NFL’s Most Diehard Fanbases Infographic

Willie Snead And His Opportunity With The Saints Has Never Been Better

Posted by | July 24, 2017.

It’s nice to be a receiver in New Orleans. Drew Brees is your quarterback, and you’re on one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the league.

In the past five seasons, the Saints have ranked second in pass attempts four times, while in the other, they ranked fourth. Part of that is the Brees thing. Another part is a defense that’s going to give up a billion yards per game. Either way, playing wideout down on the Bayou is a nice gig.

This dynamic gave us some passing game stars in previous seasons. Jimmy Graham was a top-tier tight end with New Orelans. Marques Colston was a target machine at his peak. Brandin Cooks was a big-play threat. Today, everyone is excited about what Michael Thomas will do in 2017, even if he might have trouble living up to the current hype.

With Cooks now gone, Thomas isn’t the only Saint who stands to gain an advantage in the passing game. The other would be New Orleans’ second-leading returning receiver, Willie Snead.

Breaking Through

Last year Snead was just third on the Saints in targets, but he still saw 104 of them. By raw stats, Thomas was clearly superior to Snead, and that’s likely a big reason why the Ohio State product is viewed so favorably heading into his second season. Read More

The Saints Come In At #50 For The Most Valuable Sports Franchise In The World

Posted by | July 15, 2017.

The New Orleans Saints are in the top 50 — barely — in team value across the globe, but in the NFL landscape they fall at No. 29 out of the 32 total. The Saints tied for No. 50 in Forbes’ annual list with Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals, coming in at a value of $1.75 billion. That’s a 16 percent increase from the previous year, but a slight fall from their No. 45 global ranking in 2016. The Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills fill out the bottom three teams in terms of NFL value, the report said.

Unfortunately the Dallas Cowboys are at the top of heap again with a whopping $4.2 billion, making them the most valuable sports franchise in the world for the second straight year, according to Forbes.

Forbes placed the New York Yankees second — up from fourth a year ago — with a value of $3.7 billion.

Next are three soccer clubs: Manchester United ($3.69 billion), Barcelona ($3.64) and Real Madrid ($3.58).

What Will Happen To The Saints When Owner Tom Benson Passes Away?

Posted by | July 15, 2017.

One of the most impactful aspects of the Saints organization has nothing to do with football itself. For two and a half years now, the Saints’ multiple 7-9 seasons have actually troubled some anxiety ridden fans less than the instability of the team’s current ownership.

Since December 2015, it’s been well documented that Saints owner Tom Benson was embroiled in a multi-state legal feud with his estranged daughter Renee and grandchildren Rita and Ryan LeBlanc. On the Louisiana state civil level, the heirs argued that Tom Benson was not mentally fit to make the decision to cut them out of non-controlling ownership shares in the Saints and Pelicans franchises.

On the federal level, the Benson patriarch reached a settlement with the heir’s trustees that remains confidential. More importantly, the settlement does NOT preclude the heirs from contesting Benson’s will after his death. So basically, we don’t know what the heirs got in that settlement with regard to the Saints and Pelicans, and the heirs can go after Gayle’s stake as soon as Benson dies.

For Saints fans, this settlement offers zero trust and support in a future without Tom Benson. The aging owner may have settled in order to avoid testifying in court and risking the reputation of his current mental health status. But, maybe more likely, Benson didn’t want to go to trial for a different reason altogether.

Sensitive financial information regarding the Saints and Pelicans organizations would have been made public during the trial. The public would have, for the first time, been privy to what kind of deals the teams are getting to play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center, in addition to more transparent reports on different revenue streams for the franchises. Read More

Tom Benson, A Billionaires Journey By Author Kathy Finn

Posted by | July 13, 2017.

The book is the story of the New Orleans Saints owner’s relentless pursuit of wealth and the triumphs and tragedies he experienced before seeing his family come utterly unglued as he approached 90 years of age.

The author Kathy Finn is a longtime New Orleans journalist, editor and business writer. Finn used research and interviews to write the book. Some of the interviews were apparently with family members not involved in the recent battles. The book covers Benson’s path to riches, I guess you would say, as well as his post Katrina, San Antonio aspirations. It also ouches on his family tragedies, and so called ruthless business dealings. You don’t become a billionaire by being timid. The best part is, Big Easy Mafia members get an exclusive deal on the book, just $20 — that’s more than 25% off the retail price at major bookstores! Place Order Here

Drew Brees Admits The Saints Are Dealing With Some Tough Circumstances

Posted by | July 5, 2017.

While addressing the offseason slew of injuries to the Saints’ offensive and defensive lines with Larry Holder from the Times-Picayune last week, quarterback Drew Brees appeared more candid and less politically correct than usual. Though I appreciate his inadvertent honesty, it did nothing to help me see the glass that is the Saints 2017 season as half full.

“We’ve got some tough circumstances we’re dealing with right now,” Brees admitted. When asked about the injury to left tackle standout Armstead, he didn’t sugar coat the situation at all. “Listen, that’s a big blow. I’m not going to lie. He worked so hard to come back and to have something like that with a freaky injury, I’m really saddened for him and for our team.”

But the downtrodden talk didn’t end with there. When asked about the affect of Fairley’s worsened heart condition on the already shaky defensive line, Brees didn’t mince words at all.

“This is so unfortunate. I know how hard he worked last year to put himself into a position to be one of the mainstays on our defense. To lose a guy like that on something that’s kind of just of a freak thing, I know he’s heartbroken. We are as well to not have him.”

This admission of the trying times the Saints now find themselves in is a major departure from Brees’ typically unflappable confidence. In 2014, Brees himself admitted that, “I am extremely positive. I am annoyingly optimistic and confident, I’ve been told many times by teammates.” Read More

Could This Be Drew Brees Last Season With The Saints?

Posted by | July 5, 2017.

For what seems like the past four off-seasons, the New Orleans Saints have faced a handful of issues that threaten to derail what the franchise has built.

Coach Sean Payton comes up as a candidate for one or more job openings. The Saints, known for the fiscal irresponsibility, get into some sort of new salary cap hell. Or there’s a situation with QB Drew Brees’s contract that paralyzes the team and whatever moves the Saints may make that offseason and beyond.

It’s been 12 years of the Brees/Payton marriage, and even though it’s seen some rocky times—especially the last three seasons, with identical 7–9 records—it remains in tact. But for how much longer? Since winning Super Bowl XLIV, the Saints have two playoff wins in five postseason games. Is it reasonable to think this season may be the Saints’ last good season with Payton and Brees?

First and foremost, it should be noted that even though Brees is entering his age-38 season, there’s not much sign of his play diminishing. Surely his arm would get weaker as the season goes along, but he hasn’t played January football since he was 34 so it’s difficult to assess. Brees is likely a season and a half away from catching Peyton Manning for first place on the all-time passing yards list, and the Saints have been in the top six of the league in passing yards since he got to New Orleans (and top 10 in points in eight of his 11 seasons.) Read More

Drew Brees Is Starting A Youth Co-Ed Flag Football League

Posted by | June 29, 2017.

Drew Brees never threw on pads to play tackle football until he entered high school at Austin (Texas) Westlake. He started learning the game by playing flag football and has been a vocal advocate for the game for many years.

And for the millions of people following the New Orleans Saints quarterback on social media, you’ll find quite a few pictures of the adventures of Brees’ sons, Baylen and Bowen, participating in flag football.

Brees wants to bring his love for flag football across the country. That’s why he and his marketing guru, Chris Stuart, are opening up a co-ed flag football league called “Football ‘N’ America.” The initial push will begin this fall with leagues in New Orleans, Covington and Baton Rouge. Read More

How Are The Saints Coping With The Loss Of Terron Armstead?

Posted by | June 24, 2017.

The New Orleans Saints are officially on a month-long break before the start of training camp in late July.

But there are lingering concerns over the loss of starting left tackle Terron Armstead, who recently underwent successful shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum and projects as out between four to six months.

While the absence of Armstead certainly hurts, the Saints are equipped to continue running the football if the team desires.

Keep in mind the Saints’ ground attack finished the 2016 season ranked a respectable 16th in the league, averaging 108.9 yards per game, with Armstead missing nine games.

New Orleans could first turn to rookie Ryan Ramczyk, who started 14 games at left tackle for Wisconsin in 2016. Ramczyk was part of an offensive line that averaged 201.3 yards rushing per game.

Other options for the Saints to consider are veteran offensive linemen Khalif Barnes and Bryce Harris. A final consideration could surround a scenario where the team moves left guard Andrus Peat, who started seven games at left tackle the past season in Armstead’s place. Read More

The Devon Walker Foundation Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday June 24th 2017

Posted by | June 22, 2017.

The Devon Walker Foundation will host a celebrity basketball game hosted by Tara J of 102.9 on Saturday June 24th at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in The Devlin Fieldhouse at Tulane University.

Doors open for the event at 5:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased at

~ Local celebrities from the professional sports industry including Willie Snead (New Orleans Saints), Robert Kelley (Washington Redskins), Orleans Darkwa (New York Giants), Jrue Holiday (New Orleans Pelicans), Robert Meacham, Ryan Grant (Washington Redskins) & Little JJ will participate in the event.