Best Week/Worst Week: The Saints and the The 49ers

07.18.14 3 years ago 26 Comments

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Jimmy Graham is back, and it’s only going to cost the Saints some relief pitcher money. $21 million guaranteed is a lot for a tight end, but an incredible bargain for Graham. In other Saints news, they are set to open training camp at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. That seems like a pretty nice place to spend a few weeks. Their own brand new facility, a PGA Tour golf course, fine dining and a fucking casino? If it weren’t for the intense physical and mental toll, I’d totally do that.

In April, The Greenbrier began construction on three fields (two grass, one FieldTurf) and an adjoining 55,000 square-foot building that will house the team’s meeting rooms, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, training rooms, medical facilities, dining room and weight room.

Justice, who purchased the resort in 2009 and rescued it from bankruptcy, had been actively pursuing the Washington Redskins’ training camp for years. But when Saints coach Sean Payton caddied for PGA Tour pro and friend Ryan Palmer in last year’s Greenbrier Classic, the wheels were instead set in motion for another team.

Way to go, Redskins. Nobody wants to go to Richmond.

The San Francisco 49ers haven’t even had a chance to play a game at Levi’s Stadium, and Roger Goodell is already talking about having them room with their trashy neighbors. If the Oakland Raiders continue to have problems with the Oakland Colosseum (which they will, because always), they could make the move south. This would represent a big step up for the Raiders. Sharing a stadium with another football team is way better than sharing one with some pussy baseball team. For the 49ers, it’s reason enough to move to Modesto.

Honorable mention goes to the Redskins, who quite literally can’t give their burgundy and gold shit away.

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