Deke: Greenbrier owner Jim Justice loves hosting the Saints
by Deke Bellavia,posted Jul 25 2014 10:20PM
Ah, waking up to a balmy 53 degrees in the morning, it has to be November right? Well, my good people, it’s amazing how a little drop in the temp can get your blood flowing. Today I woke up and in beautiful Lewisburg, West Virginia.
To say that day one of training camp was nice would be a vastly understatement. Today was the first day I had a chance to check out the Saints' new facility here at the Greenbrier and I came away impressed. And then later in the day I had a chance to talk to the man largely responsible for the Saints coming to West Virginia, Jim Justice.
“This is a huge deal for the Greenbrier. This is a huge deal for the entire state of West Virginia. I’m sure that there are folks out there that love our state as much as I do. But there is no one that loves West Virginia more than me. I know having an NFL team here is great for us all.”
Jim couldn’t be more grateful and excited about the Saints holding training camp at the Greenbrier for three years. He raved about having the Saints at his resort and he thinks that things will only get better with the Black and Gold practicing here the next three summers.
On the field, WR Brandin Cooks showed us a glimpse of his big play capability by hauling in a 45 yard grab from Drew Brees. Cooks should fit quite nicely into what the Saints do on offense. And for those of you looking for a quality candidate for rookie of the year, Brandin Cooks is not a bad choice!
As I see the corner of my room, I’ve noticed it’s time to hit the laundry. You know we all have our own way of doing things - well, I love to wash clothes. My tip to you is wash your clothes in cold water and always let your clothes hang dry. I use a good fabric softener and then let my clothes hang - they will hold their size better and their color will stay intact longer.
Now if I was back home, I’d be listening to some Luther Vandross and have some sweet smelling candles lit while I get my wash on. Hey, it’s what I do! I hope that all of you are doing well back home. Til tomorrow – Who Dat!