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Darren Sproles is big time

D. Sproles

Setting the all-time record for total yards in a season was cool.

Getting your own Mardi Gras float is cooler.

Darren Sproles is officially New Orleans royalty after having his own float in Sunday night’s Bacchus parade.

It’s been over a decade since my last Mardi Gras, but just looking at this picture brings back memories that I can’t quite remember.

(Photo courtesy of NewOrleansSaints.com)

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23 Responses to “Darren Sproles is big time”
  1. ammarradhi says: Feb 20, 2012 4:27 PM

    Has Brees ever had his own float?

  2. spellingcops says: Feb 20, 2012 4:33 PM

    Seeing an article written by 3G with no grammatical/spelling errors (I probably missed at least one) brings back memories that I can’t quite remember.

  3. siaaa says: Feb 20, 2012 4:35 PM

    “Big Time” loss for the Chargers

  4. babyhorsemorgan says: Feb 20, 2012 4:44 PM

    It’s because you were too young at the time, G. Hopefully the parents have some pictures.

  5. ascensionparish says: Feb 20, 2012 4:55 PM

    Saying Darren Sproles is big-time is like saying the sky is blue.

    But seriously, I think that’s the float that used to be Reggie Bush and they just painted new numbers on it.

  6. nineroutsider says: Feb 20, 2012 4:57 PM

    siaaa says: Feb 20, 2012 4:35 PM

    “Big Time” loss for the Chargers
    ———————————————————-
    That’s why when everyone wanted to hang Norv, I suggested that they turn their angst toward AJ Smith. That guy has had multiple huge misses the last 3-4 years.

  7. xxwhodatxx says: Feb 20, 2012 5:55 PM

    I was at that parade, that definitly was not an old Bush float lol

  8. tigerlilac says: Feb 20, 2012 5:55 PM

    It is a copy cat league. The best teams innovate and copy. The Saints hired an excellent head coach, signed a franchise quarterback, and traded for a rare talent they didn’t have in Sproles. They did that after watching the Patriots and post their winning the Super Bowl. They knew that despite an outstanding offense that they couldn’t play a pat hand.

    New England hired an excellent head coach, developed a franchise quarterback, and traded for a rare talent they didn’t have in Welker (totally different player than Sproles but also a unique talent). The Patriots got Welker after winning three Super Bowls. Miami gave up Welker (and didn’t sign Brees). San Diego gave up Sproles (and gave up Brees).

    Now, the Patriots will be trying to copy in part what the Saints have with Brees and Sproles. The Patriots don’t have to trade for him, he is already on their roster, where he is being indoctinated into the “Patriot Way”. That player is Shane Vereen, a little younger and bigger than Sproles but with many similar skill sets. He’s no Sproles, but he doesn’t need to be. He just needs to help the Patriots make it more dificult for the other teams to defend the field and the other Patirot options. Maybe he doesn’t pan out but Belichick has the the piece and he’s ready to put it on the chess board in 2012.

    Now, Belichick needs to copy (in part, through free agency or the draft) the Saints vertical passing ability that is a weakness in the Patriots’ attack. We will see if he makes those moves.

    The Patriots and Saints didn’t win it all this year but we all know they will be there competing for a chmpionship next year.

  9. xxwhodatxx says: Feb 20, 2012 5:59 PM

    Bush’s float would’ve been running backward or moving sideways any direction but forward!

  10. nowillrepeat says: Feb 20, 2012 6:40 PM

    Saints have created a potential dynasty with former charger players.

  11. geauxmez says: Feb 20, 2012 7:27 PM

    If the Saints can keep everyone close… watch out.

  12. worstwebsiteever says: Feb 20, 2012 7:35 PM

    He’s too small to play in the NFL.

  13. redstar504 says: Feb 20, 2012 9:13 PM

    Thanks again San Diego. AJ Smith is stocking the Saints roster.

    Do you guys have any other players you can send us? We need some LB’s, you got any?

  14. ascensionparish says: Feb 20, 2012 9:56 PM

    xxwhodatxx says:Feb 20, 2012 5:55 PM

    I was at that parade, that definitly was not an old Bush float lol

    A quik GIS of “Reggie Bush Mardi Gras float” proves I am correct.

  15. justwaittilnextyear says: Feb 20, 2012 10:49 PM

    Ahhh Mardi Gras went there 2 years after Katrina and that 3 days was the longest month my liver ever had! Have a great fat Tuesday!

  16. xxwhodatxx says: Feb 20, 2012 11:25 PM

    ascensionparish says:
    Feb 20, 2012 9:56 PM
    xxwhodatxx says:Feb 20, 2012 5:55 PM

    I was at that parade, that definitly was not an old Bush float lol

    A quik GIS of “Reggie Bush Mardi Gras float” proves I am correct.

     ——–

    Cool story bro!!

  17. johanneschimpo says: Feb 21, 2012 12:22 AM

    Sproles is b-b-b-big t-t-t-t-time

  18. johanneschimpo says: Feb 21, 2012 12:23 AM

    tigerlilac says: Feb 20, 2012 5:55 PM

    It is a copy cat league. The best teams innovate and copy. The Saints hired an excellent head coach, signed a franchise quarterback, and traded for a rare talent they didn’t have in Sproles.
    ———————————————-
    Stopped reading and thumbs downed after that bit.

  19. egreen4590 says: Feb 21, 2012 1:14 AM

    tigerlilac says:
    Feb 20, 2012 5:55 PM
    It is a copy cat league. The best teams innovate and copy. The Saints hired an excellent head coach, signed a franchise quarterback, and traded for a rare talent they didn’t have in Sproles. They did that after watching the Patriots and post their winning the Super Bowl. They knew that despite an outstanding offense that they couldn’t play a pat hand.

    New England hired an excellent head coach, developed a franchise quarterback, and traded for a rare talent they didn’t have in Welker (totally different player than Sproles but also a unique talent). The Patriots got Welker after winning three Super Bowls. Miami gave up Welker (and didn’t sign Brees). San Diego gave up Sproles (and gave up Brees).

    Now, the Patriots will be trying to copy in part what the Saints have with Brees and Sproles. The Patriots don’t have to trade for him, he is already on their roster, where he is being indoctinated into the “Patriot Way”. That player is Shane Vereen, a little younger and bigger than Sproles but with many similar skill sets. He’s no Sproles, but he doesn’t need to be. He just needs to help the Patriots make it more dificult for the other teams to defend the field and the other Patirot options. Maybe he doesn’t pan out but Belichick has the the piece and he’s ready to put it on the chess board in 2012.

    Now, Belichick needs to copy (in part, through free agency or the draft) the Saints vertical passing ability that is a weakness in the Patriots’ attack. We will see if he makes those moves.

    The Patriots and Saints didn’t win it all this year but we all know they will be there competing for a chmpionship next year.

    _______________________________

    Your argument is invalid.
    Sproles was signed as a free agent by the Saints, not acquired in a trade.

  20. hedleykow says: Feb 21, 2012 2:36 AM

    Explain to me again how SD made the decision to let Sproles go? Brees committed himself to making sure the Saints got Sproles. Why didn’t Rivers commit himself to making sure the Chargers kept Sproles? Oh, that’s right…Rivers is a joke.

  21. joetoronto says: Feb 21, 2012 6:20 AM

    And the Chargers trophy case remains bare.

    Geez, I wonder why.

  22. hamdiggitty says: Feb 21, 2012 7:30 AM

    The Chargers still mule kicking their self in the butt after letting Brees and Sproals go…….I guess their motto was if we give away good players good players will come……lol….still waiting on that BOLT huh…..lol

  23. tigerlilac says: Feb 21, 2012 3:14 PM

    egreen4590 says:

    “Your argument is invalid . . . Sproles was signed as a free agent by the Saints, not acquired in a trade. ”

    I will take your word for it but it does not invalidate the argument. The best teams have a lot in common. Teams that never live up to expectations also have a lot in common.

    Peyton Manning recently gave credit to the Patriots for helping him get to the Super Bowl he won. He said it was a copy cat league and he learned a lot alot from studyng the Patriots. Manning, Brady, and Brees not only have talent and leadership skills, they are students of the game. They win because they work harder and play smarter.

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