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New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton (Source zimbio.com)

When something bad happened to a charitable person, my father would bust out with one of his standby lines, “Son, no good deed goes unpunished”.  Very true for what should be a time of celebration for New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees.

Yes, it was a magical night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome last night.  The Saints performed in excellent fashion on both sides of the ball and defeated a quality opponent in the Atlanta Falcons 45-16, in what many thought would come down to the wire.

Brees broke Dan Marino’s single season passing record in a 9 yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to RB/KR Darren Sproles and the Dome exploded.  In unison, my wife and I joined the entire crowd in chanting, “MVP”. 

We were high fiving and hugging people around us.  Like Bill Murray said in the movie “Ghostbusters”:  “Cats and dogs living together..mass hysteria!”  A magical moment for sure.  Yet somebody always has to pee in the pool and this was no different.

Head Coach Sean Payton has drawn the ire of sports writers and some Falcons players who think that he was running up the score simply for the sake of snagging the record for Brees.

Sports writer Pete Prisco wrote on CBSSports.com that Brees breaking Marino’s record was “tainted by decision to go for it late”.  He called the decision “questionable” and that the “Saints have another game to break the record”.

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Topics: Atlanta Falcons, CBSSports.com, Dan Marino, Drew Brees, Jason Cole, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Mike Smith, New Orleans Saints, Pete Prisco, Roddy White, Sean Payton, Sean Weatherspoon, Yahoo! Sports

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  • matthewjfrawley

    Great Article; So True

  • matthewjfrawley

    Great Article; So True

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    Completely agree, if the Falcons don’t like it, it’s up to them to stop Brees. There’s nothing classless about trying to break a record when you have the opportunity to, because you never know what happens; Sean Payton doesn’t like procrastinating.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    Completely agree, if the Falcons don’t like it, it’s up to them to stop Brees. There’s nothing classless about trying to break a record when you have the opportunity to, because you never know what happens; Sean Payton doesn’t like procrastinating.

  • daThRONe

    The mystery Falcon player has Roddy White written all over it. Either way this is pro football not peewee. You don’t want somebody handing it to you stop them don’t cry about it after.

    • Gene Higginbotham

      I thought that myself dathrone, yet Roddy actually said that they just didn’t make plays. I’m guessing that Pete interviewed somebody that wasn’t too relevant. Check out my article I just published about what he(Pete Prisco) was tweeting during the game. If this article got you fired up, then read my latest. Thanks for reading WDD dathrone!

  • daThRONe

    The mystery Falcon player has Roddy White written all over it. Either way this is pro football not peewee. You don’t want somebody handing it to you stop them don’t cry about it after.