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Brock blames Katrina image on Twitter hacker

A boring Super Bowl week became a little more interesting on Thursday, given the news that Colts defensive end Raheem Brock might have thrown a sharp stone into the New Orleans’ hornet nest via a Twitter posting.

An image appeared on Brock’s account of Katrina bearing down on the Bayou, with a Colts logo near the eye of the storm and this message:  “Storm bout to hit Miami Sunday!”

And once the storm hit the Colts’ P.R. office, Brock claimed that his account was hacked.

Sort of.

The specific explanation from Brock to the team was that the image was added “without his knowledge,” a convenient excuse that’s available to anyone who faces an unintended reaction to something that appeared on his Twitter page.

“The Internet can pose problems to innocent people, and he was not on
board with this thing,” Colts P.R. director Craig Kelley told the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  “If you’re going to pump
it up, you’re going to pump it up,” Kelley added.  “At least you should know the true
story.”

But what is the true story?  Unless and until someone is strapped to Mike Shanahan’s second-favorite electronic gadget (in first place is his tanning bed), we’re going to believe that Brock posted the thing — and that he then offered up the “it wasn’t me” excuse once he realized that it might not have been the smartest thing he ever has done.
 

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  1. powerte says: Feb 5, 2010 6:45 AM

    Get used to hearing this in the future.

  2. efangule says: Feb 5, 2010 6:50 AM

    Wait… So he says he didn’t do it and you don’t take him at his word?do you have any proof he actually did it? Pictures if him at the computer posting it up? Logs from the webserver that show it was his computer/phone that posted it? Anything at All?
    What happened until innocent until proven guilty?
    Very low moment for this site.

  3. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Feb 5, 2010 6:54 AM

    Hopefully he’s not THAT dumb.

  4. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Feb 5, 2010 7:17 AM

    Twitter, twatter, tweeter. Grown men should not be using it. Leave it for teenage girls and the Jonas Brothers.

  5. Tyler says: Feb 5, 2010 7:24 AM

    Well, Colts haters, like Florio, surely don’t believe Colts players.

  6. vinceV says: Feb 5, 2010 7:28 AM

    1. The actual pix was not that offensive, whether you live in NOLA or not.
    2. If the Saints need something like this to get them fired up, it’s a wonder they made it here in the first place.

  7. MFD53 says: Feb 5, 2010 7:59 AM

    What an ignorant insensitive thing to do! I hope NO ONE ever has to experience the pain, heartbreak, suffering, devastation and destruction this storm (Katrina) caused. It affected the Mississippi Gulf coast area as well. Then not long after that Hurricane Rita hit Louisiana and Texas. Hurricanes are no laughing matter Mr Brock. Ask Peyton Manning. This is inexcusable! What a wreckless thing to do! We are not laughing and neither is anyone who lives in the Gulf Coast region. I just cannot believe someone would make light of a tragedy that killed over a 1700 people. This was a horrendous storm that destroyed lives and property. Shame on you!

  8. The Coop says: Feb 5, 2010 8:10 AM

    Florio, you’re really unbelievable. Always assuming the worst from people, explanations be damned.
    This site hasn’t jumped the shark yet, but let’s just say the Fonz is putting on his water skis.

  9. mpigpen16 says: Feb 5, 2010 8:13 AM

    “What happened until innocent until proven guilty?”
    What ever happened to clear English?

  10. MFD53 says: Feb 5, 2010 8:15 AM

    vince It is offensive and insensitive. As I said I hope NO ONE will ever have to experience this in their lifetime. We know. WE experienced first hand. WE understand what the earthquake has done to the people in Haiti. WE have been there. Be glad you are safe, have food, and shelter. These are very precious items when you are without. You just don’t take things for graanted.

  11. scomibord says: Feb 5, 2010 8:20 AM

    Did someone say the Colts had class??????? I thought only the ViQueen and Chicago Bear fans would stoop to that level.
    whatiga says:
    What happened until innocent until proven guilty?
    Putting the obvious grammatical error aside, this is not a court of law. C’mon Colt fans…you are supposed to be classier and a little smarter than that.
    vinceV, do you live in NOLA? How can speak about what we may or may not find offensive. The storm is coming alright, don’t worry.

  12. Big Stretch says: Feb 5, 2010 8:31 AM

    So what you are saying is that as a former lawyer you are going to believe he is guilty until proven innocent.
    No wonder you are no longer practicing.

  13. tombrookshire says: Feb 5, 2010 8:53 AM

    @Tyler – Yeah, you’re right, it’s because Florio dislikes the Colts not that Brock is an insensitive, effin idiot.

  14. The Nomad says: Feb 5, 2010 8:55 AM

    # vinceV says: February 5, 2010 7:28 AM
    1. The actual pix was not that offensive, whether you live in NOLA or not.
    2. If the Saints need something like this to get them fired up, it’s a wonder they made it here in the first place.
    ————————————————————————-
    As a Louisiana resident, the pic is in very bad taste, but we are trying to move on. It was much worse when Bear’s fans did it in ’06. I agree that pro athletes are stupid to tweet too. The only time they make news is when the do something stupid or get hacked.

  15. vinceV says: Feb 5, 2010 9:20 AM

    Okay, no fire jokes around Chicago or earthquake jokes in SF. Or Ryan Leaf jokes in SD.
    Get over it.

  16. phillyburdzfan says: Feb 5, 2010 9:23 AM

    @whatdiga
    It was probably a hacker that made this post in Florio’s name.
    Also, are we in a courtroom or on a rumors site?

  17. Unpopular Truth says: Feb 5, 2010 9:36 AM

    The vast majority of death that occured in NO was not because a storm came through. It’s because some idiots decided to build entire neighborhoods below sea level in a hurricane zone, thus securing the Darwin Award of the Century. Rebuilding them there is just plain insane. Quit wasting our tax money on pumps and sea walls. Buy some dirt and fill in the low areas for a fraction of the price. THEN build on that. Idiots.

  18. jgreen1570 says: Feb 5, 2010 9:41 AM

    Whoa. Where did all the legalese come in to play?
    Brock obviously did something stupid, and then offered up the world’s lamest excuse. Florio is supposed to turn off common sense and take this idiot at his word because Florio was an attorney at one point? That’s a completely inane argument, something a third grader would say.
    Can’t wait to watch Brock get put on his ass.

  19. MFD53 says: Feb 5, 2010 9:41 AM

    I am not buying into the innocent till proven guilty bit. You are responsible for your account whether it is on myspace, facebook or twitter. You cannot tell me he didn’t know until a reporter told him. My daughter is on facebook off and on all day long. I am not buying into the hacking scenario. Brocks poor little ego got bruised and got the better of him. He wanted recogniton and respect. This is not exactly the way to do it. The Saints have energized the City of New Orleans, the States of Louisiana and Mississippi as well as people all over the country. You have no idea how much this football team and organization has meant to us. Again ask Peyton Manning. Instead of making excuses you owe us an apology.

  20. E.F.Cuttin says: Feb 5, 2010 9:48 AM

    Yeah, Vince V, its a wonder we beat 10 out of the 15 teams by more than 10 points while Indy squeaked out 9…GTFOHWTBS… U are a moron and a half

  21. I am Providence says: Feb 5, 2010 9:51 AM

    Innocent until proven guilty is for a court of law. We’re not a jury and we form opinions without knowing all the facts ever day. Look at the two most likely explanations: 1. Someone hacked Brock’s twitter account to make it look like he’s bringing up Katrina. 2. Brock wrote something stupid, and now he regrets it and tries to deflect blame. Seems much more likely that the second scenario is true.

  22. Dbuck says: Feb 5, 2010 9:57 AM

    You people amaze me with this “innocent until proven guilty” crap. This is a football blog, not a court of law.

  23. JCD says: Feb 5, 2010 9:57 AM

    Oh please it’s HIS twitter account! Who the heck else would have posted it? Wake up , people.

  24. Vladimir says: Feb 5, 2010 10:10 AM

    LOL….the “Who Dat” pansies sure are sensitive, aren’t they?
    You’re really going to be butt-hurt when the Colts destroy your chicken-shit team on Sunday.

  25. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Feb 5, 2010 10:11 AM

    Vince V,
    You’re an idiot…

  26. pubobby2004 says: Feb 5, 2010 10:14 AM

    colts 37-17
    GO COLTS!!!

  27. vinceV says: Feb 5, 2010 10:15 AM

    Wow, I can’t believe all the butt-hurt over a little picture (which sez the storm is headed to Miami, not NOLA, BTW).
    True is, the people most hurt by Katrina (and Bush) probably aren’t on this site or even own a computer. They’re probably robbing a liquor store in Houston or something.

  28. hankstramcbsradio says: Feb 5, 2010 10:27 AM

    I know Saints fans are loving all this attention they’re getting. I have never seen a fanbase drive the us vs. the world bit as hard as they do. Crying to no end about the lack of respect they get. Crying about how insensitive people are towards them regarding Katrina. Katrina was terrible, no doubt. The people who do make jokes of it are insensitive. The thing is,the Saints fanbase attracts this with their cocksure attitude. Try and enjoying your teams success with a little humility for Christ sakes.

  29. stefanovich says: Feb 5, 2010 10:28 AM

    # Vladimir says: February 5, 2010 10:10 AM
    LOL….the “Who Dat” pansies sure are sensitive, aren’t they?
    You’re really going to be butt-hurt when the Colts destroy your chicken-shit team on Sunday.
    ——————————–
    The Colts have no right to call any team in the NFL “chicken-shit” after they wussed out of going 19-0.

  30. Green Leader says: Feb 5, 2010 10:31 AM

    I think the picture was in bad taste and inexcusable, but I can believe the fact that it was hacked. MFD53 everything you’ve posted so far I agree with except for the comment about your daughter and facebook…i think that there is much much higher chance that someone would go out of there way to hack into a NFL player’s account like Brock than a teenage girl. A large amount of my facebook friends accounts have been hacked into because they will click on links that other people have posted on their accounts which have been hacked into, and that link will ask them to enter their log in info again. Voila, its been hacked. I don’t know if I believe that Brock’s account was, but it would not surprise me at all if it did turn out to be hacked. I tend to try and give people the benefit of the doubt.

  31. Boudin says: Feb 5, 2010 10:33 AM

    the last defensive player to talk smack about the Saints left the divisional round in the first quarter.
    ain’t that right, Antrel Rolle?

  32. E.F.Cuttin says: Feb 5, 2010 10:34 AM

    Damn,now the stereotyping has begun..wow…whats funny is, most of U shit talkers come here, puke ur guts out and piss everywhere,then go back 2 Mayberry and say how dirty it is…If I took a dump in ur bathroom and didnt flush,is that your fault or mine 4 being a nasty troll??? The intelligence level seems 2 drop further and further here…Back 2 the game…It seems like there are maybe 3 posters in here who has a clue…this aint Sanchez or Flacco the Colts are going against…

  33. MFD53 says: Feb 5, 2010 10:36 AM

    Well vince You know it really does not matter that where I live is below sea level. BUT since you know very little about I will enlighten you.
    A list that you might find interesting is a list of the cities most vulnerable to storm surges from hurricanes (which creates a temporary rise in sea level):
    New Orleans
    Tampa
    Miami
    Galveston
    Wilmington, NC
    and the coastal cities of Long Island, NY
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S…
    http://www.weather.com/newscenter/specia…
    But irregardless of this……..It does not matter where you live. There will always be a force of nature to contend with and will have an adverse affect on you. Whether an earthquake, tornado, hurricane, etc. ….. or live on an island ….Wherever you lay your hat is HOME. It is how you manage to rise above it and move forward that makes all the difference. It is how you cope with adversity. And the people in New Orleans have found away to do just that. Thank you SAINTS!! GO SAINTS WHODAT!

  34. DarthBrady says: Feb 5, 2010 10:37 AM

    To the idiot who thinks filling in the low lying spots with dirt will solve the problem:
    it’s almost impossible you are that stupid.
    When most of the areas were first devloped they were not as low as they are today.
    The ground in those places is drained swamp land.
    As it dries out it begins to compact over the decades.
    This was not fully understood when they were built.
    Letting the city die by not rebuilding it will cost way more in the long run than the money being spent to properly protect the city. The cost to replace the port facilities alone make this a costly undertaking.
    Would you also support not rebuilding the damage from the next California earthquake?
    I guess you would unless the team the city hosts has either embarassed your team recently.
    Then it seems okay to celebrate and find pleasure in the suffering of your fellow citizens.
    Almost one thousand seven hundred people died.
    They left behind sons and daughters, husbands and wives.
    They will always be missed by the ones who are left behind.
    For the rest of his life, a wife will hear a funny joke and her first thought will be to tell her husband, even though he’s been dead for decades.
    A kid will grow up and miss the fact that his mom isn’t there to celebrate his acomplishments.
    How many of you can think about those elderly people at St Ritas, clutching, clawing, screaming to get out, slowly drowning in that filthy water and think to himself “Im glad those people died like that. I don’t like the football team they possibly cheered for”?
    Some of you make me sick.
    Try to educate yourself a little bit. It will help you in the long run.

  35. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Feb 5, 2010 10:38 AM

    whatdiga says: February 5, 2010 6:50 AM
    Wait… So he says he didn’t do it and you don’t take him at his word?do you have any proof he actually did it? Pictures if him at the computer posting it up? Logs from the webserver that show it was his computer/phone that posted it? Anything at All?
    What happened until innocent until proven guilty?
    Very low moment for this site.
    —————–
    Not a low moment for this site. Obviously you’re a Colt’s fan. The probability of someone being able to hack into his account is pretty low. The probability of someone spending the inordinate amount of time it would take to hack into his account is even lower. Certainly if someone did spend that amount of time to hack into his account, they would have done more than just post one picture.

  36. MFD53 says: Feb 5, 2010 10:46 AM

    No way to diplomatically say this……..vinceV your an A$$ Vladimir go back to Siberia.

  37. MFD53 says: Feb 5, 2010 10:54 AM

    BTW Vince..The picture that was posted is a satellite image of Katrina and it is not heading to the coast of Miami but Louisiana. Everyone who lives in the gulf coast region knows what a hurricane can do. In fact the year before Katrina, the state of Florida had 4 hurricanes hit landfall there. This does not excuse your ignorance. All I can say is hope it never happens to you. Walk in someone else’s shoes before you make idiotic statements that you know nothing about.

  38. geaux says: Feb 5, 2010 10:55 AM

    Vince – WOW. You are unbelievably ignorant.

  39. scomibord says: Feb 5, 2010 11:17 AM

    I love it…the media keeps driving the Katrina angle, and everybody says the Saints fans are crying, “YOU owe me!!!!” Can any body tell where they have seen a Saints fan saying we deserve this because of Katrina. We deserve this because our team earned it.
    I can smell the FEAR from the Colt fans. Lashing out because they are realizing that Rex Grosman is not the opposing quarterback. They are getting just like the Queen fans. I wonder if they will be here two weeks after the Superbowl saying the Saints were given the game.
    Very well said DarthBrady. People just don’t understand the magnitude of happened.

  40. Route36West says: Feb 5, 2010 11:20 AM

    They way I look at it is… If the man is telling the truth then theres nothing to be mad at …. If the man posted it and doesnt have the balls to admit it then theres nothing to be mad about either b/c if a guy does something and then acts like he didnt you know hes punk and nothing to worry about.
    So either way get over it theres nothing here to be mad about.

  41. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 5, 2010 11:26 AM

    “Well vince You know it really does not matter that where I live is below sea level. ”
    Remember you said that next time a hurricane hits New Orleans.

  42. tryagain says: Feb 5, 2010 11:35 AM

    vince- what an uber dick you must be.
    and please oh please with this classic line of boringness ‘If the Saints need something like this to get them fired up, it’s a wonder they made it here in the first place’. that’s the equivalent of ‘it is what it is’ in my book- words slopped together that mean nothing. duh freaking duh.
    colt fans of the world should be really angry at you, for goodness sake you forgot the battle cry- OUR TEAM’S CLASSY AND SO ARE OUR FANS.

  43. vinceV says: Feb 5, 2010 11:42 AM

    Scomibord – Being from NOLA, I’m sure you smell something.
    Tryagain – Never said I was a Colts fan. Just don’t like people making excuses. It’s been almost four years …. bad shit happens to people all over the world. Doesn’t mean they deserve to win game, just so they’ll feel better about themselves.
    I guess no one got the memo that the Giants should have been allowed to win the Super Bowl post 9/11 … it took them seven years to ge that right.

  44. moreflagsmorefun says: Feb 5, 2010 11:43 AM

    I want the Saints to win, not because of Katrina, not for no recovery, just because they never won anything, so why not a Super Bowl. Was any law broken, if not maybe this is ALL bull sheets.I’m going to dig my nose, I hope you get offended.
    How about we get mad about the people
    George Bush and Dick Chaney left to die in
    New Orleans for day’s, this will be better to
    discuss other than a stupid response to twitter
    account picture.

  45. bacardilvr says: Feb 5, 2010 11:54 AM

    For the rest of his life, a wife will hear a funny joke and her first thought will be to tell her husband, even though he’s been dead for decades.
    A kid will grow up and miss the fact that his mom isn’t there to celebrate his acomplishments.
    How many of you can think about those elderly people at St Ritas, clutching, clawing, screaming to get out, slowly drowning in that filthy water and think to himself “Im glad those people died like that. I don’t like the football team they possibly cheered for”?
    Some of you make me sick.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I think you summed up how a lot of decent folks on this site and in this country feel. I got choked up reading your post; I remember how the Gulf Coast suffered. I was in the Superdome before, during, and after Katrina; I don’t find people laughing at our collective pain funny or cool. Folks, at the end of the day; it’s a game!
    I think this about sums up how I feel. Thank you for this post; I got choked up remembering how miserable myself and a bunch of other people were in the Superdome during and after Katrina. I have been reading this site for a few years, and I have to tell you, it’s reached a new low. Some of you make me ashamed of the human race and how it’s devolved intellectually. Folks, at the end of the day, it’s a game, if you are a Saints fan (and I am)then be for the Saints, and if you are a Colts fans, then be for the Colts. But to make light, or joke about something like a hurricane, or a tornado, or earthquake etc. to show that you are a “Super” fan is disgusting.

  46. MFD53 says: Feb 5, 2010 11:54 AM

    Well it is obvious that this is going absolutely nowhere. As I said I hope this does not happen to anyone. People can say cruel statements. But New Orleansians are tougher than that. You are entitled to your opinion however insensitive or ignorant. The point is Brock did it. No excuses.
    I will leave you with this:
    “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” Benjamin Franklin
    The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
    Wayne Dyer
    It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. ~William G. McAdoo
    A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad. ~Bob Edwards
    Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
    Light travels faster than sound. That’s why most people seem bright until you hear them speak. ~Author Unknown
    Have a nice day. GO SAINTS! WHO DAT!

  47. vinceV says: Feb 5, 2010 11:55 AM

    I picture Reggie Bush sitting in the hotel lobby on the couches with a pouty face. Drew Brees walks by…
    “Hey Reggie, what’s with the sad face”
    “I don’t know Breesus, i’m just not feelin’ this game dog. I know it’s the Super Bowl, the pinnacle of football in the whole world, but for some reason I just don’t feel like playing hard on Sunday”
    “Well guess what Reggie, that’s all about to change! Wait ’til I show you what Brock put on his Twitter…”
    “OH SNAP BREESUS, NOW IT’S ON!11″

  48. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 5, 2010 12:02 PM

    “True is, the people most hurt by Katrina (and Bush)”
    WTF does Bush have to do with it? Kathleen Blanco and Ray Nagin should have been kicked out of office for dereliction of duty and prosecuted for the deaths of almost 2,000 people. This is the United States, and if you remember the federal government used to be separate from and subordinate to state and local governments when it comes to catastrophes. Personnel and material were offered by the Feds for the locals to use as they see fit but by law it’s the responsibility of locals to the the first responders, and there was an assumption that the local leaders would be fit to lead locally. Nagin issued a voluntary evacuation notice that remained voluntary until less than 24 hours before landfall, worrying about the economic ramifications and no doubt his chances of being reelected if he needlessly dug into the pockets of his constituents by shutting the entire city down only to see Katrina veer off and hit Assbite, Mississippi. It took a pleading phone call from Bush to get them to finally issue mandatory evacuation orders. Blanco is complicit for not enacting evacuation and disaster relief plans that were already in place and not identifying and correcting any problems that were found in a drill that was conducted just 13 months earlier, after which Nagin and Blanco both agreed needed improvement. Two babes, poster children for why national Democratic leadership believes that the national government knows what’s best for all. And for most of those who would vote for them, they probably do. As for the rest of us, we’re smart enough to get the hell out of town when there’s a hurricane bearing down on us without having to be TOLD TO by some idiot from the ultra-politically corrupt “Chocolate City”… HIS words, not mine… that’s got his mind on his money and his money on his mind. No car? Walk. Can’t walk? Crawl. Anything’s better than drowning.

  49. tryagain says: Feb 5, 2010 12:12 PM

    who’s making excuses exactly? and of course bad shit happens what does that have to do with anything?
    i want the saints to win even tho i’m not a regular saints fan, yet my reason has nothing to with katrina or any other type of sympathetic/empathetic reason. it’s really more evil i suppose, i just don’t like the colts and i like their fans even less– is that okay?

  50. belicheckyoself says: Feb 5, 2010 12:17 PM

    “E.F.Cuttin says:
    February 5, 2010 9:48 AM
    Yeah, Vince V, its a wonder we beat 10 out of the 15 teams by more than 10 points while Indy squeaked out 9…GTFOHWTBS… U are a moron and a half”
    oooooh.
    Scary.

  51. scomibord says: Feb 5, 2010 12:25 PM

    My last question on this subject, Who keeps bringing up Katrina? Classless asshats thinking to themselves, “I’m gonna make the people on PFT LOL with this comment.”

  52. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Feb 5, 2010 12:26 PM

    I agree fully with a handful of you guys… It was evident in the Vikings game….The refs ,vegas, the nfl wanted the Saints in the Super Bowl…
    The Vikings would never have lost that game if the powers that Be, thought the Brett Favre thing would be bigger than the poor Katrina Victims…..
    See a Conspiracy theory coming….I do….I think the NFL has become the modern day WWF…its bullshit…No way the VIkings drop every other ball…..No way….The wanted this Sob story at the forefront of things…It sells….
    Get over the Katrina angle….If people dat tell me there is a BIG Fu*king storm coming???? i take my family the Hell out of Dodge……This whole thing is politics….OK I done…..

  53. E.F.Cuttin says: Feb 5, 2010 12:30 PM

    thanks 4 the quote belicheckyourself…wasnt meant 2 be scary,but it is true…and based on your username U know better than alot of these guys what the Saints are capable of… and when I said squeaked out 9, I wasnt referring 2 their double digit wins..they squeaked by 9 opponents…but I know things go over people’s heads in here so my apologies…next time I’ll post in crayon so U can understand it…

  54. vinceV says: Feb 5, 2010 1:01 PM

    EF Cuttin – Sorry, you’re correct. Double digit victories over Detroit, St. Louis, Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Carolina – freakin’ awesome!
    Oh, wait you dropped two to the Bucs & Panthers. Damn.
    Maybe you better try defense … wait, only Buffalo & Tampa Bay scored in single digits, and only NE & the Jets failed to score at least 20.
    Let’s see, what else is there … there’s always the weather. The Saints are going to win cuz God wants to give you a make-up call.

  55. taocowboy says: Feb 5, 2010 1:37 PM

    Several things:
    This picture/email or a variation thereof has been circulating for bit now. Recieved it randomly via work e-mail two days ago.
    1. The picture it self may or may not be Katrina no direct reference to Katrina is made either in the picture of the mail text.
    2. the picture is not new. IIRC the same picture, or one similar to it was circulated leading up tothe Super bowl the last time the colts were in it (also in miami).
    3. actual text: “**FLORIDA ADVISORY**Tropical storm “MANNING” moving through the Miami area February 7th. Please be advised that heavy HAIL marys and other projectiles may be abundant. But strangely very little BREES. Please refrain from resisting it’s brilliance because you know you can’t stop it… You only WISH to contain it!!! GO BLUE!!!!! Wooohooo
    “GO COLTS”
    No reference to Katrina, New Orleans, or even hurricanes, etc. (though the Text does cover Brees…) Frankly it is not much different than typical Fan-made Booster hype that accompanies events like the superbowl… just with a “storm metaphor”.. which is not uncommon in sports, let alone football in particular. If the location of the Superbowl was in say, Cleveland, it probably would not have been circulated at all. Then again that was before twitter…
    4. That said, Contextually speaking , given that Indy’ opponent IS NewOrleans, it’s in pretty bad taste, but unlikely to have been an intentional slap at the Saints and or New Orleans. Particularly given the pic’s recycled nature, not a peep went up when the same thing went out when the colts played the bears… and that was post-Katrina as well. Not terribly well thought out IMO.
    5. While the general email does not reference Katrina/NO directly, if for some reason Brock added such commentary in a twitter post it’s bad form and he will reap what he sowed (even if HE didn’t actually sow it.) As for the hacking angle Who knows?
    Overall, it sounds like the dearth of noticable or exciting Hype this is week, it sounds like a mountain got made out of a mohill at brock’s expense (whether he intentionally contributed to it or not.
    Ultimately it’s pretty dumb all around.

  56. Unpopular Truth says: Feb 5, 2010 1:59 PM

    @Impossibly ignorant DarthBrady,
    Try thinking for a moment: The WATER in the swamp land that was drained was AT SEA LEVEL. If you remove the water, the LAND underneath is BELOW SEA LEVEL. Any of this “sinking in”? The LAND was ALWAYS below sea level. It’s only gotten worse (lower) over the years, yet as the land went lower, people were still foolish enough to rebuild newer houses there. How many of those destroyed houses were even 100 years old? Very few, if any. Filling in the low areas is way cheaper than building, let alone maintaining, the structures and systems that attempt to keep this sunken money pit going. Rebuilding like they are is suicidal. It WILL happen again. When it does, who’s fault will it be that those future people die? Actions have consequences, especially stupid ones. Building the city on swamp may have been an ignorant mistake, but repeating that mistake even after they should know better is either insane or criminal.
    As far as California is concerned, if they tried putting a building directly over a known fault line it would also be insane and criminal. Rebuilding it after the inevitable happened would be worse. That’s the kind of nonsense going on below sea level in NO.

  57. Ilovefoolsball says: Feb 5, 2010 2:01 PM

    ok so let me get this straight, someone who has hacking skills is going to take the time out to hack into Brock’s account to post an image that would offend people from New Orleans. Well obviously this person ISN’T a colts fan because it made them look bad when one of their players did something insensitive.
    The whole hacking excuse is just retarded. He knows no one will ever be able to nor take the time to prove that he did it himself. Football players (most of them) aren’t the brightest bunch of folks when it comes to common sense as they’ve been catered to their whole lives so twitter is their 24/7 press conference without filters in place. So of course probably someone sent him this photo and he thought it would be cute and funny to post it.
    As a previous poster said, there is indeed a storm coming, but it’s not the one that Brock had in mind.

  58. stnmmc says: Feb 5, 2010 2:09 PM

    # purplepuzzyeatrz says: February 5, 2010 12:26 PM
    I agree fully with a handful of you guys… It was evident in the Vikings game….The refs ,vegas, the nfl wanted the Saints in the Super Bowl…
    The Vikings would never have lost that game if the powers that Be, thought the Brett Favre thing would be bigger than the poor Katrina Victims…..
    See a Conspiracy theory coming….I do….I think the NFL has become the modern day WWF…its bullshit…No way the VIkings drop every other ball…..No way….The wanted this Sob story at the forefront of things…It sells….
    Get over the Katrina angle….If people dat tell me there is a BIG Fu*king storm coming???? i take my family the Hell out of Dodge……This whole thing is politics….OK I done…..
    ——————————————
    I love a good conspiracy.
    Anyone even remember the last time anybody won a SB without help from the refs?

  59. DarthBrady says: Feb 5, 2010 2:32 PM

    @unpopular truth.
    Wow.
    You aren’t faking, are you? You really ARE that dumb.
    That’s amazing, but you are a beacon of hope to mentally challenged people everywhere. Why, if someone with your critical thinking skills is able to form sentances and use a computer, than one day we might see our first downs syndrome astronaut.
    There are entire cities built on or near fault lines.
    Major ones.
    St. Louis
    Los Angeles
    San Francisco.
    I suspose that when Mt Ranier erupts we should fault the people who stupidly built a city on the slopes of a volcano.
    If you were in charge, San Franciso would be a ruin. Why rebuild it after 1989 let alone the 1906 one.
    All those people crushed to death on that freeway should have known better than to live in a city in an earthquake zone.
    We should only build cities where no natural disasters can affect them.
    I’m sure that we are all amazed at your intellect.

  60. Unpopular Truth says: Feb 8, 2010 10:22 AM

    @Impossibly ignorant DarthBrady,
    LOL. You wasted a whole paragraph rambling like a little kid. My view of you has been adjusted accordingly. It’s curious how the more you shoot your mouth off, the less you have to say about the foolish building going on in NO. If cities in California could prevent nearly all destruction simply by adding some cheap fill to a relatively small area, they’d do it in a heartbeat. NO is full of people like you, living in denile. They WILL flood again. People will DIE NEEDLESSLY. And why? Because idiots like you can’t bring yourself to accept that adding some cheap dirt BEFORE they rebuild could eliminate most of the risk. You are supporting the future deaths of people with your arrogant denial of common sense. CORRECTING THE ERROR will save their lives, but you’d rather stick your head in the sand and write some poetic fluff about their losses. You’re part of the problem.

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