Lions-Saints: Pregame festivities


Sorry. Let's start over. Greetings from the Superdome, where the LSU marching band is practicing at full volume in preparation for its Monday night performance at the BCS Championship Game. A handful of players from the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions are beginning their warmups as well, and soon we'll have a a real live NFL game here.

Inactive lists will be distributed at about 6:30 p.m. ET. We're not expecting any surprises on either side, but we'll let you know.

And don't forget, our NFL Countdown Live chat will start shortly before kickoff.

For those interested, here's my view from, shall we say, on high.