Who Dat Say They Gonna Beat Them Saints?!
Ever since I was a wee lass, I’ve loved sports. There is something about the combination of competition and camaraderie that speaks to my soul. There are miracles and feel good stories that litter the history books of amateur and professional sports. I’m hoping Super Bowl XLIV will add another chapter to this book.
I’ve never been happier to see a New England sports team NOT in the championship game. Cheering against the Saints is just not an option. The fact that they are playing the Colts is just icing on the cake. Did I mention I can’t standing Manning?? 😉
I’ll be stuffing my face with ridiculously unhealthy food next weekend as I wait (im)patiently for the game to begin. My prediction? Saints take it 34-27 with Saints holding off a Colts comeback. I don’t suspect it will be a blowout but I’m just hoping for the win – both for the team and the people of New Orleans.
If this team pulls off their victory, it could very well top the Red Sox World Series wins as the feel good story of the decade. How can you root against them? A return from shambles to the top would be the biggest F-U to the Shrub administration and the government that abandoned them when they needed their help the most.
Despite the outcome, I do know one thing. I know that as I watch this game, I’ll feel that same lump in my throat that always seems to accompany a game that means so much more than that “W”. As that final whistle blows, tears will cloud the screen as I digest what I had just witnessed. No, there’s no rooting against these boys.
Here is a short video that talks about the important role the black & gold has played in the rebuilding process of NO: