Sunday, January 14, 2007
Who Needs Mardi Gras? Saints March On - SPORTS - Comcast.net
Who Needs Mardi Gras? Saints March On
By BARRY WILNER, AP Football Writer
Sun Jan 14, 0:43 AM
(New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts at the end of a 27-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in their NFC divisional playoff football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
NEW ORLEANS - Who needs Mardi Gras when you're one game from the Super Bowl? Deuce McAllister and rookie sensation Reggie Bush gave this battered city a reason to throw itself a party, carrying the New Orleans Saints where they've never been before _ one game from the Super Bowl.
To constant chants of 'DEUCE!' or 'REG-GIE! REG-GIE!' the Saints used an assortment of spectacular plays to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24.
'This year, some things have happened for us and it's like, wow, this may be destiny,' McAllister said."
Well, it's over for another year, but if the Eagles had to lose, I'm glad it was the Saints who beat them. This is their year, their time to shine. After what New Orleans has been through and all that it is still going through, it is just and fitting that they go on and win the Superbowl. The Saints' are now America's Team as far as I'm concerned, just as the New York Yankees were after September 11, 2001. People who hated the Yanks all their lives climbed on their band-wagon in support, not so much of a team, but of a city that had sufferred a devastating attack on it's citzens and it's heart.
So here's to the New Orleans Saints!
Enjoy your well earned and justly deserved victory. My heart goes with your City and your Team.
Now March on to the Superbowl and bring it home for all of us.