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Deke Bellavia

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Deke: Checking in from Saints training camp!

Well folks, it's here!  Football season starts when the team reports to training camp, and the New Orleans Saints are beginning to nestle in up here in West Virginia.
I had the pleasure of making the 14 hour drive with the Voice of the Saints and his Color Analyst, and it was the shortest 14 hours of my life.  Hell, Jim and Hokie did all the driving!
We talked, joked, ate and made a few stops. The drive was nice, and absorbing football knowledge from Jim and Hokie can't hurt one bit. We got to our hotel and checked in just after lunch on Tuesday.
  We are in a town called Lewisburg, just a few minutes away from the Greenbrier where the Saints will be holding training camp.  We all have our own way of doing things, so after we unloaded the truck I walked around.  There are no sidewalks in our area, but those of you who grew up in the country would love it. You walk in the grass up and down these hills to get around.
I walked to the Wal-Mart, got a few TV dinners, some oranges, milk, Milk Duds, Starburst, conditioner and lemons. I'm old school, I can make it on five dollars or five hundred dollars. 
I set up my room like I want it.  Since we are here for the next three weeks, I figure I'd better get things to my liking.  I've got all of my chargers, recorders, computers, iPad, camera, etc. 
Now I'll catch up on a few things for the web, map out stuff for the season, and get my body clock right.  I just finished a little piece on all teams in the NFC South as they all open their training camps.
Training Camp is three weeks of working on a pretty tight schedule. If you don't get you're rest, you'll pay for it later. Early to bed, early to rise.
For those of you coming this way, I noticed that this weekend the highs are only in the mid 70's and the lows are in the lower 50's, so bring some long sleeves.  And if you think about it, bring me some hot sauce. 
Let me go, I've got to get everything just right before my co-host the Cajun Cannon flies in.  Until next time.  Who Dat! 

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07/23/2014 10:26AM
Deke: Checking in from Saints training camp!
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