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Egg-gate sprouts legs

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In an apparent effort to exonerate airport workers who may or may not have egged the Saints’ buses at the Atlanta airport on Wednesday night, a spokesman for the Aircraft Service International Group claimed on Thursday that the “eggs were thrown by people other than airport employees.”

The spokesman from the company that provides various plane-related services at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport contends that the egging occurred as the buses were leaving the airport, rolling past a parking area.

But that’s not how we hear it.  The eggs, we’re told, hit the buses before they began to move, while parked immediately in the vicinity of the plane that had brought the Saints from New Orleans.

Whether thrown by the employees who removed the bags from the plane or by one or more food-service employees who had entered the tarmac, it’s our understanding that the eggs weren’t thrown by fans were able to get close to the path of the buses.

Does it matter?  As it relates to the ongoing employment of the folks who threw the eggs, if they were thrown by airport workers, it definitely does.

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18 Responses to “Egg-gate sprouts legs”
  1. satchow says: Nov 29, 2012 6:42 PM

    Please more stories about this egging, it is so fascinating.

  2. acerockefellar says: Nov 29, 2012 6:45 PM

    must be a slow news day.

  3. hutch119 says: Nov 29, 2012 6:46 PM

    Man America is oversensitive. Let them keep working and stop wasting everyones time with this “investigation”.

  4. musicman495 says: Nov 29, 2012 6:55 PM

    I am sure the media is eggaggerating.

  5. charlescub80 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:02 PM

    Looks like someone has egg on their face!!!!! Hardy har har…

  6. kiopta1 says: Nov 29, 2012 7:06 PM

    Oh lawd! The humanity!

  7. beckzhere says: Nov 29, 2012 7:08 PM

    Egg-Gate…I love it!

  8. apm says: Nov 29, 2012 7:09 PM

    Another Congressional hearing, no doubt.

  9. yaryers says: Nov 29, 2012 7:16 PM

    It’s almost like people don’t realize that Watergate was not a controversy over water.

  10. tucostacos says: Nov 29, 2012 7:21 PM

    Some peeps are going to lose their security clearance…

  11. nsideindy says: Nov 29, 2012 7:44 PM

    The only one that should be upset about this is the guy that has to clean the bus.

  12. raiderapologist says: Nov 29, 2012 7:48 PM

    “Fill in the blank”-gate needs to be retired.

  13. nje22 says: Nov 29, 2012 8:05 PM

    Before we do, name your favorite “gate.

  14. raiderapologist says: Nov 29, 2012 8:31 PM

    nje22 says: Nov 29, 2012 8:05 PM

    Before we do, name your favorite “gate.
    ———
    My favorite gate is the swinging gate. Anything spawned from Watergate needs to be removed from the lexicon. Just an opinion, but it’s absolutely correct.

  15. stampnhawk says: Nov 29, 2012 8:39 PM

    Something doesn’t add up in blaming airport-related employees.

    In my years of travelling, fresh food in the airport or on the tarmac waiting to get loaded into plane is about as uncommon as finding metal cutlery for your airplane meal anymore or a decent movie on a long haul fight.

  16. 2slick60 says: Nov 29, 2012 9:02 PM

    Nobody is taking the proper angle on this story- Drew Brees is allergic to eggs!!!! This was assault with a deadly weapon!!!!

  17. kosmokenny says: Nov 29, 2012 10:05 PM

    How about you report on the real crime here? The Saints still have their rings despite getting caught cheating to get them. They deserve the egging.

  18. themediaisdumberthandirt says: Nov 30, 2012 8:42 AM

    Why is it that everything that happens has to have the word “gate” attached to it? Seriously that is so dumb.

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