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"Saintsmania" forces delay in trial

Florio usually handles the legal stories since he’s the lawyer, and I was a mediocre political science major.

But you don’t need a law degree to understand a hilarious court order issued Wednesday in the civil district court of Orleans Parish.  A reader sent the document to PFT, and we can confirm it’s real.  Since we can’t link to it, we’ll reproduce it below:

“This matter is presently set for a jury trial on Monday, February 1, 2010.
“Considering the historic victory of the New Orleans Saints, the Court finds that the trial will not be able to proceed as originally scheduled. The Court takes judicial notice that Saintsmania permeates the city of New Orleans. 

“Many prospective jurors for the Parish of Orleans, several attorneys involved in this litigation and Court personnel plan on traveling to the promised land — the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida.  The Court recognizes that this pilgrimage enhances the chances of the Who Dat Nation to acquire the long sought after Holy Grail — the Vince Lombardi trophy.”

It continues with some legal fun after that, but you get the idea.  There isn’t any work getting done in New Orleans next week. 

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42 Responses to “"Saintsmania" forces delay in trial”
  1. slipkid says: Jan 27, 2010 7:12 PM

    sounds like no work happens in west va ever.

  2. chiefysneekz says: Jan 27, 2010 7:12 PM

    so a superbowl run is mroe important that the judicial system huh? interesting….

  3. thegator says: Jan 27, 2010 7:18 PM

    When does anything ever get done in New Orleans? Other than the NFL helping to rebuild the Superdome! Just check out all the other areas of the city that were never rebuilt after Katrina.

  4. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jan 27, 2010 7:20 PM

    I’ve been to Nawlins many times, and I’ve never had to work getting down there. (I can’t say the same for getting work DONE though…)

  5. Zoology says: Jan 27, 2010 7:23 PM

    that’s quite awesome.

  6. Jim Naizeeum says: Jan 27, 2010 7:25 PM

    Considering it is a city that was built below sea level & devastated because of it, and then rebuilt BELOW SEA LEVEL it seems true.
    I just get tired of bailing out people rebuilding in areas historically prone to disasters…San Fran/LA will be the next big bail out…& they’ll move back, right over the fault line.

  7. pmm0455 says: Jan 27, 2010 7:29 PM

    Only in Louisiana, gotta love it.

  8. steeltownpride says: Jan 27, 2010 7:30 PM

    Live it up fans of the Saints . You truly deserve a great time and game . This Steeler fan is pulling for you to beat the MIGHTY COLTS .

  9. John El Way says: Jan 27, 2010 7:34 PM

    and this is different from any other work day in NO… how?

  10. whodaywhodat says: Jan 27, 2010 7:42 PM

    Just a little re-fresher:
    Pervy Harvin says: January 23, 2010 7:09 PM
    Saints fans- Did you feel the Northern chill and shadow of impending doom as the Viking plane landed in the Big Easy? Sure you did. In living up to their name,the Vikings will pillage and plunder the Saints season.They will leave the Superdome in a silent stupor after 60 minutes of Minnesota domination.Be braced, it will shock you. Hope you have no hard feelings, Favre wants redemption.You are just in his way.
    LOL!!! WHO DAT?!?! WHO DAT?!?!?!
    Check it out NFC CHAMPS:
    MNFANINAZ says: January 16, 2010 7:48 PM
    The Minnesota TIMBERWOLVES have as many playoff appearances as the NAWLINS SAINTS!
    It will be fun watching yet ANOTHER AINTS team have their playoffs ended at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings.
    WE OWN NEW ORLEANS!
    We beat your ass last year in your house, and we’ve got more weapons this year.
    VIKES – SUPER BOWL, HOMEBOY!
    ===================================
    Pervy My Bitch Harvin, I was widely confused. Everytime I looked up “pillage” and “plunder” it had no mention of fumbling or dropping of balls of ANY KIND!?!? As my bitch, you will explain this confusion……

  11. slipkid says: Jan 27, 2010 7:44 PM

    the city that care forgot

  12. IWanttoPunchFloriointheFace says: Jan 27, 2010 7:46 PM

    Frickin’ joke – what a country…no wonder athletes are always getting off with a slap on the wrist. Just one more reason to root for the Colts.

  13. SFTitan says: Jan 27, 2010 7:49 PM

    Too bad, taking all this time off and celebrating will lead to the same result. Indy over NO big time.
    Bank on it.

  14. divine says: Jan 27, 2010 7:51 PM

    OMG. what an embarrassment and mockery of who we employ in the judicial system. wow. Never heard of that being said about JesusMania or anything else. a frieking game????????? wow….

  15. BigEasy says: Jan 27, 2010 7:54 PM

    It’s civil court….and Pervy Harvin needs to get a life!!!
    Is that Percy Harvin with a lisp or what???……go tie a weight around your ankle and drop in a ice fishing hole!!!!

  16. Terrorizer says: Jan 27, 2010 7:54 PM

    I love Saints fans. That game was handed to you and you think it’s some great Moral victory. What that someone gave you something you didn’t deserve? Who Dat? The Saints. From New Orleans. Who can’t do something for themselves. The NFC Championship had to be won for them by the opposing team.
    Saints fans were seen in the days following the NFC Championship Game, standing in the streets waiting for someone to come into town and celebrate for them.

  17. dsb says: Jan 27, 2010 7:58 PM

    the excessive nature of new orleans’ celebration has caused me to rethink cheering for them in the super bowl. yeah, it’s exciting, but come on. there are more important things than sports.

  18. sniperhare says: Jan 27, 2010 8:01 PM

    The “Who Dat” thing is stupid.

  19. jkirk13 says: Jan 27, 2010 8:40 PM

    maybe the Redskins can make the Super Bowl next year so that Washington shuts down for a couple days

  20. Big BrEasy says: Jan 27, 2010 8:55 PM

    Vikes fans must really sent some complaints that you had to freeze my account. Whodaywhodat in the house!

  21. Dzor22 says: Jan 27, 2010 9:21 PM

    The Colts win by 3 TDs plus.

  22. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 27, 2010 9:43 PM

    “Who Dat? The Saints. From New Orleans. Who can’t do something for themselves. The NFC Championship had to be won for them by the opposing team.”
    Know what? You’re right. Let’s start a petition that says that the Vikings should be playing in the Super Bowl instead of the Saints because the Saints didn’t win the game as much as the Vikings lost it.

  23. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 27, 2010 9:46 PM

    “Enjoy your SB, our game will go down in NFL Films history as Fumblaya,Vikes choke in the Big Easy.”
    Congratulations?

  24. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 27, 2010 9:56 PM

    Vox- Dude,go paint some unicorns or something. Don’t hate the Vikes who beat the Cowboys bloody.

  25. WHO DAT! says: Jan 27, 2010 10:07 PM

    what is wrong with you people? did anybody not from New Orleans actually watch the game? i really hope some of you are joking…how can you disregard turnovers as a significant factor in the Saints’ win? whether they were forced (which they all were) or the player just magically dropped the ball, turnovers are a sign of poor fundamentals and a lack preparation, and thus a team that does not deserve to win (the vikings).
    that’s what happened…there is no argument

  26. Deb says: Jan 27, 2010 10:12 PM

    Good grief!! Who shoved corn cobs up the backsides of PFT nation??? Why soooo serious?
    Party on, folks! Glad your judicial system has a sense of humor–even if a lot of PFTers don’t. As a fan of the reigning Super Bowl Champion Steelers, hope we’ll be passing the Lombardi to another team in black and gold.
    Geaux Saints!

  27. Vito says: Jan 27, 2010 10:56 PM

    Since you can’t link to the story, is there a citation or anything for it that we could look up? Case name?

  28. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 27, 2010 10:59 PM

    PackFanNChiTown says: Farve and Peterson are working on opening up their bakery…they’re going to specialize in turnovers!
    ————————————————–
    Not bad humor for a cheesedick idiot.
    Deb-Go Saints? LOL They got a snowballs chance in Hell!

  29. jamaltimore says: Jan 27, 2010 11:10 PM

    Only in The Big EASY!! Ain’t it beautiful… Just make peyton never want to come home.
    Go Saints!

  30. jaybird0727 says: Jan 27, 2010 11:11 PM

    What up vikings? We take one questionable shot at your quarterbacks legs and you guys want to whine about it. I talked to Bobby McCray and he swears it was an accident. Forgiven, right? Anyway Raiders fans, help me out with this one. You guys remember those days don’t cha?

  31. tatum32 says: Jan 27, 2010 11:29 PM

    jaybird0727 says: January 27, 2010 11:11 PM
    “Anyway Raiders fans, help me out with this one. You guys remember those days don’t cha?”
    Yeah, we remember. And we remember knockin the s$%t out of the Vikings in the SB, as well.
    We forgot how many times we had “questionable” shots on QBs..if anything, we need to go back to those days…..

  32. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 27, 2010 11:49 PM

    I talked to Bobby Bouche and he swears it was the H2O.

  33. psychobob671 says: Jan 28, 2010 12:13 AM

    Date
    February 2, 2025
    Vikings still crying about 2010 OT loss in New Orleans.
    Saints getting ready for their 5th Superbowl appearance.
    Brett Farve says it’s his last year…promise.

  34. Adam says: Jan 28, 2010 2:43 AM

    “The Court recognizes that this pilgrimage enhances the chances of the Who Dat Nation to acquire the long sought after Holy Grail — the Vince Lombardi trophy.”
    This screams jinx. Legal System > Football.

  35. PackFanNChiTown says: Jan 28, 2010 7:48 AM

    I don’t see the big deal overall. Yes there was some frivolity in the “Who Dat” comments, but in the end the judge obviously realized most of the members of his court and the jury were either going to head to Miami and/or be distracted by the game, so a “fair and unbiased” verdict would most likely be compromised.
    So in lieu of these factors, the judge issued a…(wait for it) CONTINUANCE! (GASP!).
    We’ve never seen one of those before in the legal system have we?
    Oh wait…

  36. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 28, 2010 8:54 AM

    “Vox- Dude,go paint some unicorns or something. Don’t hate the Vikes who beat the Cowboys bloody.”
    It’s too fun watching you whine like a little girl. I imagine you wore a pink skirt when you were a “professional fighter”.

  37. Kevin from Philly says: Jan 28, 2010 9:30 AM

    jkirk,
    You don’t need the Redskins in the Super Bowl to shut down DC – just pray for 1/4 inch of snow. That usually does the trick.

  38. finsbooyah says: Jan 28, 2010 10:01 AM

    This is just one more reason that I’m pulling for the Saints!
    Can’t wait to visit New Orleans for the first time this April

  39. Dini says: Jan 28, 2010 11:20 PM

    As a Pats fan living in the Florida Keys…..GO SAINTS!! One never knows what the weather will be like in Miami this time of year, and we know that Peyton sure doesn’t like leaving the comfort of his dome! Congrats again to the Saints and to those not able to appreciate the humor in this article……LIGHTEN UP!!

  40. Shelly says: Jan 29, 2010 12:09 AM

    This is hilarious! I wish I could get off work…oh, wait, already requested that day off!
    Dudes, it’s CIVIL court, not a murder trial.
    and psychobob671 says:
    “Date
    February 2, 2025
    Vikings still crying about 2010 OT loss in New Orleans.
    Saints getting ready for their 5th Superbowl appearance.
    Brett Farve says it’s his last year…promise.”
    love it!
    The vikings fans need to stop whining…the fact that the game even went into OT is a diss to the Vikings too, cuz they couldn’t shut the Saints out in game regulation (or in OT). The Saints are going to the superbowl for the first time in their 47 year history. Duh, it’s historic! I don’t even particularly care if they win. (I’d be estatic and I still want them to win) but the majority of Saints fans are just happy that they made it.

  41. Michele says: Jan 29, 2010 12:40 AM

    Snowball’s chance in hell, Pervy? Well seing as it’s been said many times that the Saints would only make it to the Super Bowl when Hell freezes over….I’d say they have a damn good chance.

  42. Adam says: Jan 29, 2010 2:36 AM

    “Congrats again to the Saints and to those not able to appreciate the humor in this article……LIGHTEN UP!!”
    The humor is horrible and corny. The legal system shouldn’t be delayed because of a football game.
    Then again, I’m from NY and am used to championships and maybe can’t quite understand New Orleans’s mind set.
    I hope that, win or lose, all of the positive energy brought about by this season will result in the city rebuilding itself faster.

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