Recent News

New Orleans Saints to Retain Rob Ryan as Defensive Coordinator for 2015 Season

January 7th, 2015 at 9:42 AM
By Doug Rush

Heading into the offseason, it had seemed like Rob Ryan and the New Orleans Saints were destined for a split; mostly due to the turmoil between Ryan and head coach Sean Payton; turmoil that was obvious when the two were seen bickering and screaming at each other on the sidelines during the 2014 season.

Not to mention, the Saints defense regressed; as they went from the fourth best defense in 2013 to being the number 31 defense in the NFL, and the record from 2013 to 2014 would warrant the drop, especially since the Saints were a playoff team in 2013, while now, they're watching the Carolina Panthers as the NFC South winners advance to play the Seattle Seahawks.

But despite everything that has happened, Payton and the Saints have decided to retain Ryan as their defensive coordinator for the 2015 season, as Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times wrote on Wednesday.

"Rob Ryan's job is "safe" and he will remain the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator for the 2015 season, according to a source familiar with the situation."

Join the Conversation...

Get Super Bowl XLIX Tickets for up to 90% Off Through TicketScore

August 20th, 2014 at 9:40 AM
By Dan Benton

Every NFL fan dreams of seeing their team in the Super Bowl and now you can check that off your bucket list with the help of They have a system in place to get you to the biggest games for a fixed weekly buy-in price; and when your team goes to the Super Bowl, you will be there to root them on at an extreme discount.

Typically, TicketScore can get you to the Super Bowl with savings between 70% and 90% off the market price. That means you can score tickets to the biggest games (not just the Super Bowl) for a fraction of the cost and be a part of your favorite team’s history.

TicketScore works in three easy ways. First, you will pick your favorite team and the championship game you want to go to. Next, you will buy-in at a low weekly price over the course of the full season. Lastly, you can go to the Super Bowl when your team makes it at no additional ticket cost.

Join the Conversation..., Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 9:10 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with

FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football.

Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.

In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.

Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.

Join the Conversation...

Jonathan Vilma and the NFL Continue Legal Battle as Judge Urgers Sides to Reach Agreement

August 13th, 2012 at 2:32 PM
By Chester Baker

The Jonathan Vilma versus the NFL saga carries on. U.S District Judge Ginger Berrigan refused to make a ruling on the case when both sides appeared in court on Friday, where Vilma was seeking to receive a temporary restraining order against the NFL, which would allow him to join training camp. The Associated Press reports that Berrigan believes the season-long suspension to be an extreme punishment, and that she would rule for Vilma. Berrigan is not sure if she has jurisdiction to do so, however, prompting her decision to urge both sides to reach a settlement on their own.

'My Trusty Gavel' photo (c) 2009, Brian Turner - license:

The NFL has maintained that the courts do not have any right to overturn the season long suspension handed to Vilma, stemming from his role in the bounty program of the Saints. As the league is governed by commissioner Roger Goodell and the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL believes the courts would be overstepping their boundaries if they were to overrule this suspension. Furthermore, the NFL believes a court decision in the case could open the doors to other lawsuits from players regarding fines and suspensions.
No matter what way this case goes, little to prove or disprove the alleged bounty program will be presented by the NFL, as they believe all testimony on that subject is irrelevant.

Join the Conversation...

Deal or No Deal, New Orleans Saints Linebacker Jonathan Vilma and NFL Heading to Court

August 9th, 2012 at 1:05 PM
By Chester Baker

While it still remains unclear whether the NFL actually offered Saints’ linebacker Jonathan Vilma a reduced suspension settlement offer, there is no disputing that the two sides will take their battle to the courts, beginning on Friday in U.S. District Court. Whether or not the offer was ever given, Vilma will continue with his case against the NFL, hoping for a temporary restraining order which would allow him to return to his team. The Super Bowl champion also has a separate case against Roger Goodell for defamation, which Vilma would have also been required to drop had he accepted the alleged offered.

'NFL logo' photo (c) 2010, Matt McGee - license:

   Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that judge Ginger Berrigan, who will hear the case, will offer her decision on the temporary restraining order as early as Friday, or soon thereafter. Schefter, along with Ed Werder of ESPN, report that the NFL’s strategy in the case is not to challenge testimony denying the bounty, but rather to attest that the court’s cannot overrule a process which the players agreed to in the collective bargaining agreement.

Join the Conversation...