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Saints leaving early to beat the storm

NOAA CLOUDS AP

No NFL team is more sensitive to what weather can do than the Saints.

And even though Tropical Storm Karen doesn’t appear to be a big one (although a mild hurricane is kind of like a mild concussion, i.e., one that happens to someone else), the Saints aren’t taking any chances.

Saints coach Sean Payton told reporters that the team was leaving early for this weekend’s game at Chicago, heading out Friday night rather than Saturday to avoid the possibility of weather-related problems.

The Saints had their 2005 season (and far more importantly, their city) destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, so they know all about evacuating. Hopefully, this storm passes without any serious damage, and the only impact is to the Saints’ flight plans.

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14 Responses to “Saints leaving early to beat the storm”
  1. stlluna7 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:03 PM

    Okay.. first, a tropical storm is NOT a hurricane and this rain will be nothing more than a mid-level cyclone.

  2. stlluna7 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:03 PM

    Okay.. first, a tropical storm is NOT a hurricane and this rain will be nothing more than a mid-level cyclone. Meteorologist Mike Scott

  3. TheVet700level says: Oct 3, 2013 4:20 PM

    The last I checked a Cyclone is the same as a Hurricane.Its just the name that’s used in the western hemisphere. Same goes for a Typhoons.

  4. nypd1056 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:31 PM

    To all you Meteorology, experts, there is no difference between a hurricane & a cyclone. It all depends what ocean your in, what it is called. . They are both the same.

  5. chi01town says: Oct 3, 2013 5:01 PM

    Brees coming to the CHI early. the Bears will first give them some of that Lake front view. then they will beat the Saints and regain some respect.

  6. princeopus says: Oct 3, 2013 5:01 PM

    and these storms can progress quite rapidly like hurricane freeman,started out has tropical storm schiano

  7. azarkhan says: Oct 3, 2013 5:02 PM

    Hurricane, Typhoon, and Cyclone–all good names for fighter planes.

  8. lovethelions says: Oct 3, 2013 5:08 PM

    A cyclone is the same as a tornado! A hurricane is in the Atlantic and a typhoon is in the Pacific. Can we now get back to football?? :)

    I’m a Lions fan…but this week I’m a Saints fan, too! Please take Chicago down. Hoping they enjoy their 3-13 season. LOL

  9. sgtr0c says: Oct 3, 2013 5:25 PM

    I would want to leave early for Chicago early also, get me some of that yummie pizza and hotdogs asap!

  10. daaabears says: Oct 3, 2013 7:01 PM

    You meteorologists have me confused. If I’m rich, am I a typhoon or a cycloon?

  11. jonny42671 says: Oct 3, 2013 7:12 PM

    Here we go, is it time to give the Saints the Super Bowl AGAIN??

  12. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 3, 2013 7:44 PM

    This will be a true test for the Saints. They’ve only played 1 away game this year vs the lowly Bucs and they had to have a miracle to win that one.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they fall this week to the Bears.

  13. 87hollywoodhorn says: Oct 3, 2013 8:16 PM

    beat the storm? no we’re leaving to beat the bears!

  14. purplegreenandgold says: Oct 4, 2013 12:25 PM

    jonny42671 says:
    Oct 3, 2013 7:12 PM
    Here we go, is it time to give the Saints the Super Bowl AGAIN??
    ===================================
    not only is that statement incorrect… we beat the TALK currently of the NFL…Peyton Manning. Ask Peyton if the Saints beat them or did the NFL give us that game

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