There's A Better Chance I Watch The Super Bowl (I Won't) Than Treat This 'Sean Payton To The Cowboys' Rumor As Anything More Than A Pounding Of Sand
Full disclosure, I hardly have it in me. This week has sucked the passion for football straight out of my body, and it's that same passion I would typically apply in verbally wiping my ass with the 276th Sean Payton-related rumor that's been spread throughout the last five years. This particular one was started by...wait for it...a Cowboys' scout that's probably pretty tired of having the picks on which he stakes his reputation underutilized by Jerry Jones' ginger, clap-happy puppet. Therefore, it's undeserving of the type of piss and vinegar I would usually pour into such a shameless grasping at the ankles of the Saints' long-time head coach.
And look, I get it. Sean Payton has roots in Dallas. He has a history with the Cowboys, and - for some ungodly reason - shares a mutual respect with the half-dead dickhead that's been sabotaging his own dysfunctional franchise by overvaluing his opinion for years. There are plenty of dots to be connected, and yet not a single one of those connections is as strong as the bond between him and the future Hall Of Fame quarterback with which he has a storied, sentimental history and a damn near a telepathic relationship.
I know the Saints' franchise currently appears vulnerable, but we're talking about a young, Super Bowl-worthy roster with a collective personality, mentality, and attitude that perfectly mirrors that of its architect. By years of design, this Saints' team is Sean Payton and Sean Payton is this Saints' team. It's not remotely close to out of the question for that to change when Drew Brees rides off into the sunset, but - even though it's currently enduring the darkest of days - New Orleans still has a very bright immediate future. I know it's become a bit of an annual tradition to prematurely pack Sean Payton's bags for him every offseason, but let me offer the Dallas Cowboys and their entitled, bandwagon fans a phrase they've probably become pretty familiar with over the last two decades...better fucking luck next year.