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Madden NFL Super Bowl Predictions

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I don't know how much credence I put into a Wii game. I'm also hearing conflicting predictions about the point spread and such. So much for predictions, huh? This was interesting, though, so I am passing it on.

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Madden NFL popped into headlines today, predicting a sunny Super Bowl win for the New Orleans Saints, and eight months of winter for the Indianapolis Colts.

Every year, Electronic Arts runs a Super Bowl simulation within their video game, Madden NFL. And five out of the last six years, the game's results have predicted the Super Bowl winner correctly. The simulation's only miss was the Giants' Super Bowl XLII victory over the Patriots, and even Nostradamus couldn't have seen that one coming.

This year, Madden NFL predicts a close Saints victory, with a final score of 35 - 31 over the Colts. According to the game, Drew Brees will be named the MVP after passing for 299 yards and three touchdowns. Reggie Bush will account for two more touchdowns, one rushing, and one on a punt return.

"Go Saints!"

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PEGJOHN1997 2/8/2010 9:13PM

    I'm a day late writing this, but I got home late last night emoticon

We had a blast watching the game. We screamed, we yelled, we prayed, we cheered, we jumped, we danced and finally - the Saints WON!!!!!!!

Congrats to all!



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NOLASOPHIE 2/7/2010 5:21PM

    Go Saints - Go saints --go go go Saints - 2 hours till kickoff--WOw - wow - wow - you gotta come to the parade on Tuesday - it is history - new mayor - Superbowl - wow - wow -wow

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LILBIT4761 2/6/2010 11:10AM

    I read that too!!! Soooooo Thrilled!!!!! It's going to be a great game either way! I'm so proud of our Saints!

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SECRETMUSIC 2/5/2010 7:59PM

    I'll be thinking about you, my friend!

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MRSJARI 2/5/2010 3:40PM

    They are just proving what we know is true - the Saints are the Best!

I'm also not a football fan, and I delighted that my son doesn't want to play. Yet, I am a huge Saints fan and have always been. Geaux, Saints!!!!!!!!!

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WOODSYGIRL 2/5/2010 12:31PM

    I know you will thoroughly enjoy your day on Sunday!!! I will be thinking of you every time Brees has the ball in his hands and will be cheering them on! Hopefully it'll be happy dance time by the end of the evening. Given that Brees is a Purdue boy, I got to see him in college quite a bit, so I've followed his career throughout the years.

HAVE A BLAST DARLIN'!!!!!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 2/5/2010 9:28AM

    I hope it is right, I am definitely rooting for the Saints

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/5/2010 8:59AM

    GO SAINTS! emoticon

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LINDA25427 2/5/2010 8:35AM

    Not much of a football fan, sorry .Just started going to the games this past year because my 13 yr. old GS started playing I was so afraid he was going to get hurt . one player got his shoulder hurt another got his leg broke ,but my GS likes the game,so I'm there for supportand to watch him ....Hope your team wins .God bless. emoticon emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 2/4/2010 9:09PM

    Im not much of a football fan unless I am at the game! ;o)
I played in band in school and so did my kids.
I didnt get all that excited when the Superbowl was in Detroit - but I LOVE your enthusiasm!

I thought the info was interesting about EA.

Have fun and I hope your team wins.
God Bless!
jeanla

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PEPPERLEAH 2/4/2010 8:36PM

    It will be quite a game! Can't wait to do the victory dance with you when the Saints win!

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IUHRYTR 2/4/2010 8:17PM

    But did it predict you as the Saints' most ardent fan? :) -- Lou

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ILOVEPEOPLE 2/4/2010 6:44PM

    GO Team!!!

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AHEALTHIERJAN 2/4/2010 5:42PM

    I've missed getting a Saints blog from you this week. It's been wonderful to see stories this week that show that NOLA is still hurting, but that its people have heart, heart, and more heart. Go Saints!!

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NOT a Saints Blog! (Can you BELIEVE it?!)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

LOL Bet you expected a psych-out and to see something about the Saints anyhow, huh?! Ahhhh, you know me well. I can't get TOO predictable. Right?!!

Actually, my friend Wullie sent this to me and I was so impressed by it that I had to share it with you. It's the scenes this fellow built to display his model cars. They sure do look like the real deal until you see him place the cars into the scenes. Wow, very impressive! Enjoy!!

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THEADMIRAL 2/6/2010 3:22PM

    Once upon a time I liked to make miniature furniture and even started a dollhouse. I can really appreciate your friend's amazing models and the detailing of the landscapes. I showed my sweetie the slide show without telling him they were models and his little jaw hit the floor. emoticon And it was a fun trip down memory lane when cars were Cars and not clones of every other manufacturer. Thank you!

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LINDA25427 2/3/2010 11:42PM

    Nice pictures of older vehicles thanks for sharing .

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HAPPYCRICKET 2/3/2010 9:06PM

    I had to call my kids over to see it--the detail is amazing! Thanks for sharing this fun site!

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SECRETMUSIC 2/3/2010 8:18PM

    Hey, just go ahead and blog about the Saints all you want!

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3CATSLEP 2/3/2010 12:55PM

    COOL!!! emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 2/3/2010 9:54AM

    That is so cool! My dad used to make model cars like that. Thanks for posting this; i REALLY enjoyed it!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/3/2010 6:15AM

    Cool, thanks for sharing. I don't mind the Saints blogs though! Love ya, Dawn

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GABY1948 2/3/2010 6:10AM

    This was awesome! Thanks for sharing, Missy!

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SJG1953 2/3/2010 12:59AM

    Neat pictures. They all sure looked real. My DH liked them too. Thanks for sharing.

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SUSAN134 2/3/2010 12:30AM

    Oh WOW!!!! I loved seeing these images. Totally amazing! Thanks so much Missy for sharing this with us!

WOW!!!

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LIGHTHEART09 2/2/2010 11:51PM

    Amazing!!! Thanks...I have seen his work before ...Wow a labor of love!

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THENEWME43 2/2/2010 11:50PM

    Wow! Those models look very realistic!

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PAGONA 2/2/2010 11:33PM

    that was really cool, I will have to show it to my hubby too

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IUHRYTR 2/2/2010 11:06PM

    Absolutely unbelievable. The photos and that this was not a Saints blog. emoticon -- Lou

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MRSJARI 2/2/2010 11:04PM

    What happened to the Saints? Do you Dare abandon them!!!!

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DYNAMICDEB53 2/2/2010 11:03PM

    Amazing!!!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/2/2010 10:43PM

    That was COOL!!! My husband watched it with me! That guy is amazing! emoticon

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WINNIEATWELL2 2/2/2010 10:41PM

    Totally cool! emoticon

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Saints Fans' Letter to Miami

Monday, February 01, 2010

Okay, I know by now you are SO sick of me. lol Can you tell what's on my mind? What's on the mind of every New Orleanian, every Saints fan? We can think of little else!! My buddy, Newmoon (stop by and greet her if you haven't met her!), shared this in the N'awlins Saints Fans Team and I borrowed it from her to share it with you. (Newmoon, I promise to give it back when they're done with it. *giggle*) Now those of you who know me know that I am not a drinker, so if revelers referencing beer offend you, click that little X in the top, right-hand corner now. If you can get past the beer thing, I think you'll get a very cool glimpse into the heart of my fellow Yats. As we say way down yonder in New Orleans: Laissez les bons temps rouler, or let the good times roll!!

Dear Miami,

The Saints are coming. And so are we, their loyal, long-suffering and slightly discombobulated Super Bowl-bound fans.

While there's still time to prepare -- although a few hard-core Who Dats will begin trickling in Monday, most of us won't arrive until Thursday or Friday -- we thought we'd give you a heads-up about what you should expect.

First things first: You need more beer.

Yeah, we know. You ordered extra. You think you have more than any group of humans could possibly consume in one week. Trust us. You don't.

New Orleans was a drinking town long before the Saints drove us to drink. But it turns out beer tastes better when you're winning. (Who knew?) So let's just say we're thirsty for more than a championship; adjust your stockpiles accordingly.

And look. When we ask you for a go-cup, be nice to us. We don't even know what "open container law" means. Is that anything like "last call"?

It's Carnival season in New Orleans (that's Mardi Gras to you), and we'll be taking the celebration on the road. So don't be startled if you walk past us and we throw stuff at you; that's just our way of saying hello.

Oh, and sorry in advance about those beads we leave dangling from your palm trees. We just can't help ourselves.

February is also crawfish season, and you can be sure that more than one enterprising tailgater will figure out a way to transport a couple sacks of live mudbugs and a boiling pot to Miami.

When the dude in the 'Who Dat' T-shirt asks if you want to suck da head and pinch da tail, resist the urge to punch him. He's not propositioning you. He's inviting you to dinner.

And if you see a big Cajun guy who looks exactly like an old Saints quarterback walking around town in a dress ... don't ask. It's a long story.

We know that crowd control is a major concern for any Super Bowl host city. Our advice? Put away the riot gear.

Reason No. 1: Indianapolis is going to lose, and their fans are way too dull to start a riot.

Reason No. 2: New Orleans showed the world on Sunday that we know how to throw a victory party. We don't burn cars. We dance on them.

Reason No. 3: Even if we did lose, which we won't, leaving the stadium would be like leaving a funeral, and our typical response to that is to have a parade.

Speaking of which: If you happen to see a brass band roll by, followed by a line of folks waving their handkerchiefs, you're not supposed to just stand there and watch. As our own Irma Thomas would say, get your backfield in motion.

And hey, Mister DJ! Yes, we know you've already played that stupid Ying Yang Twins song 10 times tonight, but indulge us just one more time.

To us, "Halftime (Stand Up and Get Crunk)" isn't just a song; it's 576 points of good memories. It's the sound of a Drew Brees touchdown pass to Devery Henderson, a Pierre Thomas dive for first down on 4th-and-1, a Garrett Hartley field goal sailing through the uprights in overtime.

It's what a championship sounds like. You may get sick of hearing it. We won't. Encore, dammit.

Inside Sun Life Stadium, you may find your ears ringing more than usual. We're louder than other fans. Seven thousand of ours sound like 70,000 of theirs.

Don't believe us? Ask the 12th man in the Vikings huddle.

Some people think it's just the Dome that heightens our volume. But you're about to discover a little secret: We can scream loud enough to make your head explode, indoors or out.

It's not the roof. It's the heart.

Well, OK, and the beer.

Don't be surprised if there are more Saints fans outside the stadium than inside. A lot of us are coming just to say we were part of history, even if we can't witness it up close. The Saints are family to us, and you know how it is with family: We want to be there for them, whether they really need us or not. Because we know our presence will mean something to them, whether they can see us or not.

Come to think of it, seeing as how you're taking us in for the week, we pretty much regard you as family, too. So we're warning you now: If you're within hugging distance, you're fair game.

Hugging strangers is a proud Who Dat tradition, right up there with crying when we win.

Most sports fans cry when their teams lose. Not us. We've been losing gracefully and with good humor for 43 years. Tragedy and disappointment don't faze us. It's success that makes us go to pieces.

Hurricane Katrina? We got that under control. The Saints in the Super Bowl? SOMEBODY CALL A PARAMEDIC!!!

So anyway, don't let the tears of joy freak you out. We're just ... disoriented.

OK. Let's review:

Order more beer. Throw me something, mister. Suck da heads. Wear da dress. Stand up. Get crunk. Hug it out. Protect your eardrums. Pass the Kleenex. Hoist the trophy.

See you at the victory party.

Faithfully yours,

The Who Dat Nation

**Written by Mark Lorando, The Times-Picayune**

  
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NOLASOPHIE 2/2/2010 5:24PM

    Go - go - go . Love your blog - yes I am in the same city and can't think of anything else - watch 4, 6, 8, and ESPN. It is like a dream. Was there for Demsey 63 yard fieldgoal ( was really there) and babysat Peyton as a baby. While I think the world of the Mannings - it is go Saints go. It is no longer a twilight zone but a dream come true !!!!!!

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NEWMOON 2/2/2010 12:50PM

    I'm getting too excited for my own good!!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/2/2010 12:51AM

    I'm no way tired of you & your Saints. I am so happy for you and for all of your state! The team has worked hard and deserves the win! Love ya, Dawn

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PEPPERLEAH 2/1/2010 10:07PM

    You have every right to celebrate and be proud! Party on! I'll be cheering for the Saints, too!

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AHEALTHIERJAN 2/1/2010 8:11PM

    You write as much of this as you want. You deserve every word. And it's wonderful to read. I hope you need lots of Kleenex.

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CLOTHEDINLOVE 2/1/2010 7:47PM

    Hahaha... That's amazing!! Love it. Printing it off and taking it to work tomorrow (at Southern Miss).

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DEBBIE98632 2/1/2010 7:45PM

    Loved this! Had to forward to my good friends who are die hard fans!! Thanks for sharing...

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 2/1/2010 7:38PM

    emoticon What ISLANDRITER said! emoticon

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ISLANDRITER 2/1/2010 7:05PM

    OK...Yatama...Here's an old cheer from my Lafayette Ragin Cajun days (back when it was still USL)...

Hot Boudain
Cold Koosh-koosh (did I spell that right...my mama's hot cocoa and french bread for breakfast)
Come on Saints
Poosh, Poosh, Poosh

I am in Puerto Rico through 2/15, so I will be yelling from south of Miami...they WILL hear me! emoticon

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GABY1948 2/1/2010 7:00PM

    Sick of you??? NEVER! Will be rooting from Michigan too! emoticon

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FILLANGES 2/1/2010 6:54PM

    I loved reading this. I'd just like to say that I'll be rootin' for your Saints, just because WE browns fans know some GOOD OLE FANS when we see em'! Here's to doin' a victory dance. GOOOO BROWNS!!! oops, I mean Saints! emoticon emoticon

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PEGJOHN1997 2/1/2010 6:47PM

    Beautiful! We'll be rooting for you in Massachusetts!!!!!!!

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/1/2010 6:41PM

    Gee, yinz almost sound like Steelers Fans!

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Saints Article in the "Washington Post"

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I guess this could be called an addendum to yesterday's blog. It says what I was trying to express SO well. This lady definitely GETS it!

(Are you sick of me with all the Saints stuff, yet? I hope not!! lol)

Where floodwaters once stood, a tide of emotion rises in New Orleans
By Sally Jenkins
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, January 25, 2010; D01


NEW ORLEANS

It was a contact drunk. You didn't have to swallow a drop for this NFC championship game to make you feel totally inebriated, like you'd been swilling the cheap well whiskey of Bourbon Street all night. When the action finally ceased, after nearly four hours, the wrenching swings and lead changes, dramatic spirals and swoons left you staggering amid the great geysers of horn music and confetti. The New Orleans Saints, dragging a whole metropolis on their backs, had advanced to the Super Bowl, but only in overtime after one man, Brett Favre, tried to take down the entire city.

The Superdome crowd of 71,276 was incoherent with madness; it was the loudest noise ever, a hurricane in your head. But when you thought it couldn't get any louder, it went up another notch, into a great shrill stratosphere as Garrett Hartley stepped up to a 40-yard field goal with 10 minutes 15 seconds left in overtime. Behind the uprights was a large fleur-de-lis emblazoned on an upper deck of the Superdome, that storm-ravaged facility. Saints Coach Sean Payton told Hartley, "Why don't you just hit that fleur-de-lis dead center?" Hartley did exactly that, sailed the ball through the uprights toward that ornate emblem of a team and a city, to give them the 31-28 victory over the Minnesota Vikings and the greatest moment in franchise history.

Make no mistake: They won for love of their city. They won for all the neighborhoods where the benighted old mansions now peel and sag, like old ladies who have misapplied their makeup. For all the buskers and panhandlers and street dancers, working under shabby, old oaks and palms. They won for the poor, flooded districts where the horns lament on street corners, Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans, I miss it both night and day.

Had a town ever craved a victory more than New Orleans? All across the city, people who had lost everything needed so desperately to win something. Even the cops on street corners chanted, "WHO DAT?" The local paper, the Times-Picayune, threw away all dispassion and ran a banner headline Sunday morning: "Our Team. Our Town. Our Time." One Saints fan outside the Superdome even stamped a fleur-de-lis on the side of his great Dane. Party wagons with Klaxons barreled down the boulevards, imbibers hanging from the windows.

"Four years ago there were holes in this roof," Payton said. "The fans in this region and this city deserve this."

This time, the wreckage on the field and in the streets was sweet, beads and feathers and streamers, as opposed to the flotsam and detritus of the flood. The references were inescapable, and the Saints didn't shy from them. All season, they had announced they were playing for something much larger than themselves. "It's a calling," quarterback Drew Brees said. After all, their home stadium had been the last refuge in the city for 30,000 residents during Hurricane Katrina, and an earthly version of hell during the storm-flood afterwards, strewn with debris and with breaches in the roof. The damage was so heavy, and so emblematic of New Orleans's sense of trauma and abandonment, that city officials nearly decided to tear it down.

Instead it underwent a $200 million renovation, and when the Saints returned to it in 2006, they did so with a new head coach in Payton, and a quarterback the rest of the league had given up on in the sore-shouldered Brees. The renovated dome was a charmless edifice, all gray cinder block, but it was filled with the ghosts of Katrina, and the men who played inside the building never once flinched from the responsibility of that. On the contrary, they took specific, enormous pride in it. "Ninety percent of people who come up to me on the street don't say, 'Great game,' " Brees said back in 2006, when he first got to town. "They say, 'Thank you for being part of the city.' "

Brees and Payton became the guys who came to New Orleans when no one else would. They arrived when the city was still destroyed and there was still junk in the streets. When Payton moved to the city, it was nearly empty, and the franchise was so lacking in facilities it had to hold training camp in Jackson, Miss. "There was a lot of traffic going the other direction, not much going in," Payton recalled. Businesses were so shuttered that at one point, he had to stand in line for two hours at a Walgreen's drug store to get an antibiotic for his daughter, and could only get half the prescription filled. "In other words, it was different," he said. "It was hard to explain if you weren't here."

Brees was looking for a new team after the San Diego Chargers had no use for him. He committed to a city still partly underwater. "There were still boats in living rooms and trucks flipped upside down on top of houses," he said earlier this week. "Some houses just off the foundation and totally gone. You just say, 'Man, what happened here? It looks like a nuclear bomb went off.' For me, I looked at that as an opportunity. An opportunity to be part of the rebuilding process.. How many people get that opportunity in their life to be a part of something like that?"

One of these days, football will just be football again in New Orleans, but on this night, it was much more. Everything seemed to have outsize meaning, from the stakes to the noise. Then, as if the game needed anything more, the 40-year-old Favre delivered a living-legend performance.

Time and again, Favre choked off the crowd and the momentum as he directed scoring drives downfield. He struck at the Saints repeatedly, like a rattlesnake, as he threw for 310 yards with an assortment of lasers and fades while enduring a succession of shuddering blows. Gimpy and grizzled, he just kept slinging it downfield. In the final minute of regulation he threatened to bring the entire building down as he drove the Vikings once more, this time to the Saints 38. Finally, with 19 seconds left in regulation, Favre made a fatal mistake. Facing third down and 15 yards to go, he rolled right, then whirled and threw back to his left toward Sidney Rice -- but right into the hands of cornerback Tracy Porter. That effectively sent the game into overtime.

After all that, it came down to a coin toss.. That was the break the Saints needed to close the deal. Favre would never return to the field; overtime belonged to the Saints, who won the toss, then got a blazing 40-yard kick return from Pierre Thomas. From there, the Saints inched their way into field goal position. Hartley took aim at that fleur-de-lis and sent the ball up, and the sound came down from the upper reaches of the Superdome like a landslide.

"It's surreal," Brees said. "Coming here four years ago, post-Katrina. . . . It's unbelievable, it's unbelievable. You can draw so many parallels between our team and our city. In reality we've had to lean on each other in order to survive. The city is on its way to recovery. We've used the strength and resilience of our fans to go out and play with confidence on Sundays. It's been one step at a time, and we've had to play through plenty of adversity. Just like this town has."

  
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LILBIT4761 2/6/2010 11:11AM

    It just couldn't have been better said!

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MRSJARI 2/2/2010 12:04AM

    The Saints are not just a footballs team. They are a culture. They are family. They are New Orleans. They are Spirit.

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DYNAMICDEB53 1/31/2010 12:44PM

    The story is cool and so is what the Saints did!!

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MOM210 1/31/2010 8:15AM

    Yeah, I just don't know if people get it that people in this area, especially Hattiesburg where I grew up, were so torn because Brett Farve grew up here in Mississippi. We are all so fond of him so this game was a toughie for a lot of people. My sister was for the Vikings because of Brett and the rest of her family was for the Saints, because they're the SAINTS!!! We were in college the same time Brett was winning like crazy at USM . It was just so emotional... and I'm not even a football fan. This goes beyond football emoticon emoticon emoticon
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/31/2010 8:08AM

    emoticon emoticon SAINTS!!!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/31/2010 1:33AM

    What a great article!!! Thank you for sharing it with us, Missy!! GO SAINTS!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/31/2010 12:12AM

    Awesome article. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm with us Missy! GO SAINTS! Love ya, Dawn

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PEPPERLEAH 1/30/2010 11:09PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this article; it really does spell it all out!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/30/2010 10:18PM

    Missy I can feel the excitement and I don't even live there.
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AHEALTHIERJAN 1/30/2010 10:05PM

    Missy,
I sent this to my family. It's hard these days to find writing that truly remembers what y'all have been through. Yet whenever I am there I marvel that it is not possible to spend even a day in NOLA without constant reminders. I cannot imagine what it is like for those of you who are there.

So you deserve this. We'll be rooting hard for the Saints and for NOLA. Enjoy every single moment.

Jan

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ANGELCOWBOY1 1/30/2010 9:30PM

    Missy, I could never tire of you, not for any reason! And we'll be cheering for the Saints also ~ GO SAINTS!

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IUHRYTR 1/30/2010 7:43PM

    This has personalized the Saints more than anything else could have. Terrific article and admirable attitude on behalf of the team and the city's residents. -- Lou

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SECRETMUSIC 1/30/2010 7:35PM

    Missy, because of YOU, I'll be cheering for the Saints...and for you, of course!

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GABY1948 1/30/2010 7:18PM

    Thanks, Missy. Since I am cheering for them now, this does make it more real to me! GO SAINTS!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DRAGONFLY_RUN 1/30/2010 7:07PM

    Thanks for that. I love my Saints

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The Soul of New Orleans

Friday, January 29, 2010

It won't surprise any of you that I'm a lifelong Saints fan. Well, since I was seven anyhow. I love that so many of you have rallied around our team and are pulling for us, despite the fact that we are six point underdogs. In some cases (sssshhhh, we won't say who! lol), BECAUSE of the fact that we are the underdogs. It's very difficult for me to tell you what's happening here in the hearts of native New Orleanians and those from The Great Elsewhere who love the Saints, in the heart of the city itself (yes, it has one, a big, beautiful heart). It's like my battered and bruised city socking destruction in the eye in this post-Katrina new reality. It's a lot like me standing up and deciding to be a winner even at this late stage in my life, against all odds.

My sister-in-law, Sandy, send this video to me today. It really expresses what I keep trying to explain to people. It says it SO well, when I could not. This thing is about SO much more than football. I hope you will understand just what this means to those of us who call southeast Louisiana home and can share some of these wonderful, powerful emotions with us.

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By the way, the fellow you see in the cemetery, Chris Rose, is my very favorite newspaper columnist. He GETS it. Always. I love that man and his writing. If you have time and are so inclined, check out his editorials at www.nola.com .

Thanks for indulging me a moment of pride, of hope, of celebration, and of more than just a little nail-biting, tummy-butterfly-fluttering jitters over our team going to the Super Bowl. BLESS YOU BOYS!!!





  
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NEWMOON 2/2/2010 12:48PM

    These pics still give me chills. I thought that game was gonna kill me.

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MRSJARI 2/1/2010 7:01PM

    Amen!

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PEGJOHN1997 2/1/2010 6:38PM

    Our whole congregation is meeting at the church Sunday night to watch the superbowl and cheer on the Saints!

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LIGHTHEART09 1/31/2010 10:56PM

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/31/2010 1:27AM

    What a great blog, Missy!!! Since the Steelers blew it....Go Saints!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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PEPPERLEAH 1/30/2010 11:08PM

    I am going to watch the Super Bowl this year, and cheer the Saints on to a win!

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JLUVSHIKIN 1/30/2010 8:24PM

    I sooo want the Saints to win the superbowl. I can only imagine how it will help the city. I love that city and miss it terribly. I want to go back for a visit.. but am glad that we lived there for two years!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/30/2010 3:31PM

    I am not a football fan and I only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials and half time entertainment. I know it drives my boyfriend nuts. On your behalf I will be rooting for the Saints. It would be nice to see victory from them after all you guys went through with Katrina.

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GRAMIAM7 1/30/2010 2:19PM

    It would be such a uplifting blessing for New Orleans. I am not a football fan but my husband and family members are die hard Steeler fans. Since they blew it this year after the big win last year, I am routing for the Saints and will watch. As for you, my friend, I will be on SP waiting to hear your comments. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 1/30/2010 10:55AM

    Not a football fan at all, but I will cheer them on just because of YOU! Go, SAINTS!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/30/2010 9:58AM

    Have a great weekend! emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 1/30/2010 9:58AM

    OK, GIRLFRIEND, I did NOT care one whit who won the Super Bowl... UNTIL NOW! You have me sold on those Saints! emoticon I sure do hope they WIN! emoticon emoticon

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DRAGONFLY_RUN 1/30/2010 9:24AM

    Beautiful. I am from Eunice, Louisiana and New Orleans is my favorite place to visit for a weekend get away. The city is amazing and special beyond words. I have been a Saints fan since I was a little girl. And I am so excited to see our team have so much success. I keep trying to explain to my high school students how this is about so much more than football.

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KRITTERKEEPERS 1/30/2010 8:44AM

    Great blog. Congratulations to the Saints!

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ABBIEOCHOA 1/30/2010 7:46AM

    Beautiful blog! I am a Cardinal fan but we are pulling four your Saints now. I feel like you've already won! emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/30/2010 4:19AM

    Missy, I have been thinking about you all week! Although a Steelers fan, I am definitely pulling for the Saints, partly as you said because they are the underdogs, partly because I think it would just be so fantastic for the city. I usually don't watch if we are not in it, but I will be this year!

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AHEALTHIERJAN 1/30/2010 2:46AM

    Missy,

I really appreciate that you speak candidly on Spark about what Southeast LA has been through. I While I haven't been down there to feel the energy as you do, the sense of what the Saints' victory means comes through from my daughter and from you. I wish I could be there to experience it in person, but somehow I think some of it will still be there when we go down for Mardi Gras.

Geaux Saints!!

Jan

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 1/29/2010 11:51PM

    I'm so excited and happy for you and all of your fellow Saints fans & statesmen. I certainly hope that all will go well with your celebrations. I know that Mardi Gras is already a time of mass celebration... I just hope that your Saints get all that they are DUE! Bright blessings to you and all of New Orleans! It's YOUR TIME to SHINE! Love ya Dawn

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