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I've been mulling this over today before posting about it.

I was born in New Orleans the same year the Saints came to New Orleans. They're as much a part of me as my fingers and toes. Life is too busy to go to most games, but I watch them and read up on them.

You'd think that all the losses over the years would have turned me off them. Actually, they've been a great life lesson. Being a fan of the Saints has never been about winning or losing . You don't typically have 'pile on' Saints fans - people who cheer for them because they're on top. It's about identity and community.  Saints fans are the enduring, steady sort of folks who like the low-down, show-up-and-fight-to-the-end-even-if-you're-probably-going-to-lose attitude.

There are a number of other Louisiana homeboy teams I can root for to fill my 'victory bag'.

Let's keep that in mind. Last year gave us a hope of victory but I'm not going to let disappointment ruin my love affair with the Saints.

My only hope this year is to beat the proof-that-Satan-exists Falcons twice.

WHO DAT!

Comments (3)
Craig Wiseman September 25th, 2007 02:15:51 PM

 Comments
1) yeah, the Saints lost. Again. On national television. Been there, done that.
Kevin http://blackandgoldpatrol.blogspot.com 9/29/2007 8:39:08 AM

I'm getting my cell phone issue corrected this morning so I can call you.

2) yeah, the Saints lost. Again. On national television. Been there, done that.
Mr. Clio http://worldclassneworleans.blogspot.com 10/2/2007 7:25:28 AM

Yeah, we've seen humiliation MUCH worse than this.

Anyway, we need the Saints. They are proof of the doctrine of original sin and its consequences. LSU's success is proof of God's redemptive love.

The whole salvation story is made incarnate in one 70-mile stretch of the Mississippi.

3) yeah, the Saints lost. Again. On national television. Been there, done that.
Craig http://www.wiseman.la/cpw 10/3/2007 4:38:29 PM

"We need the Saints."

That's a good point, and ties in nicely to my "WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER" theme.

We want to keep the Saints long-term, and it's going to take support from all the folks in the "looney triangle*" - Baton Rouge -> New Orleans -> Gulfport.

If we want to stay regionally elitist, then it's "see ya, Saints"

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* yeah, this is a warped take on "Sunni Triangle".


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