Posted on Aug 14, 2019

I've been a Saints fan since I went to law school in New Orleans. Back then the Saints had yet to have a winning season, the coach was Bum Phillips and hats were worn by fans proclaiming "Faith, Hope & Bum." I wish I'd kept one. 

I watched the NFC championship game last season where the Rams played the Saints for the right to go to the Super Bowl. Late in the game a pretty obvious pass interference against the Rams was not called and it probably changed the outcome of the game and perhaps also the Super Bowl. But that's just the way the ball bounces, so to speak.

Here's a video if you want to get more about the story:

A number of stupid and frivolous lawsuits were filed by upset Saints fans. One still remains and therefore wins the Stupid Lawsuit Prize. Here's a good analysis by James Gill, a searing columnist for the local paper: Saints superfan's lawsuit against the NFL is 'absurd'.

Key line: "Once upon a time, that was true of all sports, and the notion that a disgruntled spectator might file a lawsuit over a football score would have been laughed out of court."

Robert L. Abell

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