Larry Holder is a columnist for The Athletic, focusing on the New Orleans Saints and LSU. He's covered the Saints since 2006 and moved to an NFL columnist role in 2013.
On today's show, Rich talks to Saints columnist for The Athletic, Larry Holder about Drew Brees. As always, we'll take your phone calls and it's also Ferris Bueller's day off! Thank you to today's sponsor: Geico = Visit In just 15 minutes you could save 15% or more on car insurance.  
One of the cities hit hardest by the coronavirus right now is New Orleans, where the number of confirmed cases is among the highest in the country. The city has faced daunting circumstances before, particularly during Hurricane Katrina. And its most celebrated sports team, the Saints, played a big role in the city’s recovery from that disaster. Today we’re joined by The Athletic’s Larry Holder to talk about how Saints fans today are drawing hope from the past by re-watching the team’s dramatic return to the Superdome after Katrina. Follow Larry Holder's coverage of the Saints:
Drew Brees returned to the Saints' lineup yesterday, but it was his backup, Teddy Bridgewater, who got the biggest cheers. Bridgewater led the Saints to a perfect 5-0 record while Brees recovered from a thumb injury and established himself as a Saints folk hero in the process. Bridgewater is one of many backup QBs who have been thrust into the NFL spotlight this season, as star QB after star QB has gone down injured. We trace Bridgewater's remarkable path to this moment -- including overcoming a life-threatening injury -- and ask what the future holds now that his stock has risen.
It was another bad call. The LA Rams and New Orleans Saints met again yesterday, for the first time since last season’s NFC Championship game, when the Saints lost after one of the worst calls in sports history. That call sparked rule changes, protests, lawsuits and even a passionate speech from a U.S. Senator in Washington. The Athletic’s Larry Holder joins us to talk about Saints fans’ epic quest for justice after last season’s loss, and we hear fan reactions to yesterday’s heartbreaking game.For more from Larry Holder, check out how another officiating blunder and Drew Brees’ injury derailed the Saints in Sunday’s rematch.
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