5-0: Say what? Say it again. 5 and 0. ESPN weighs in: "Why the Saints Are Best in the NFL Right Now."
THUMBS UP FROM HOUMA: Houma Today apprises President Barack Obama's visit to Louisiana last Thursday and concludes "What President Barack Obamas visit last week to New Orleans lacked in length it more than made up for in substance."
THUMBS DOWN FROM OPELOUSAS: The Opelousas Daily World is not as impressed: "We understand the demands on a president's time, especially this president, who seems determined to throw every pressing, complicated national issue onto one big pile and tackle them all at once. Maybe we could catch the president's attention or at least the attention of Vice President Joe Biden if we let it slip that in one lifetime, Louisiana has lost coastal land equal in area to Delaware, Biden's home state."
NOT SORRY: That justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish? Totally not sorry, would do it again.
PLAYING THE KID CARD: The lawyer for the balloon boy's dad says arresting his client in public would be "child abuse." (Just tell him that perp walk = "ultimate reality TV"!)
AND FINALLY: 5-0!: To commemorate the occasion, why not read Esquire's interview with Saintsation Ashley Falgout?:
ESQ: Looking at the rest of the schedule, only the Falcons, Patriots, and Cowboys have winning records. Can anyone stop you guys?
AF: A lot of people say the Patriots and Cowboys, but I know we are going to blow them away, so I don't feel threatened. The fans have a lot to do with it their energy gets the players pumped up and hitting hard and being successful, and it goes full circle. The Cowboys game isn't until December, and every one of my friends has claimed my two tickets. They're fighting for them. I'm like, "Come on, y'all." I'm putting everyone's name in a hat.
ESQ: You can put ours in. Anything we've forgotten to cover here?
AF: Did I mention we're gonna win the Super Bowl? Did I say that already? I think that's it.