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Friday, December 30, 2011 ... 9:18 am

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I got to my LAX gate a tad earlier than I expected, so I decided to use up valuable battery life to tell you a little story.

Early this morning (well, late last night), I had this urge to check into my flight online. Don’t know why, I just did. So I went to Emirates’ website and was like, “Yo, browser. Check me in.” But in Arabic, the site shook its head feverishly, “No, fool, your itinerary doesn’t exist.”

I was quite taken aback. Two reasons, one: It called me “fool.” Two, and probably more importantly: I didn’t have tickets.

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Saturday, December 24, 2011 ... 10:04 am

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It’s the final Monday Night matchup of the season, and ESPN decided to let the best team in the NFL host it.

If the Saints win, they win their division. They could sit at 2 or 3, depending on how the Niners do today in Seattle. I’m picking the Niners to lose up there (but you can read about that later) giving the Saints home-field for their first game in the playoffs.

But it starts at home against their divisional foes, the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have been a bit of a disappointment (though their record doesn’t show it). They’re inconsistent and are forgetting what made them special a couple years ago. That’s a good thing for the Saints, since that specialty is their running game, something the Saints have had a history of sucking at. But the Saints are even worse defending the Falcons’ new MO (ranked 28th against defending the pass…).

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