04 Nov 2005
Our old friend Bob Cook takes on the controversial issue of the New Orleans Saints. As he points out, why does it matter if Tom Benson is a jerk? The real question is: what is the future of the city of New Orleans? The Saints are really no different from any number of businesses that are going to have to decide whether they are going back to a city that will take a long time to rebuild and will be significantly smaller when the rebuilding is done. If I remember correctly, polls say roughly 40 percent of residents aren't planning on going back.
Len Pasquarelli, oddly enough, wrote about this today as well. It's a little strange for me, I must admit, because I was supposed to write an article on these same lines two months ago for The New Republic. But as many of you know, my life intervened, and by the time I was able to return to work I was too busy to take the time for extra freelance articles.
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The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)