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Old 02-07-2010, 08:50 PM
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Those of us that have been Saints fans from the beginning are finally breathing. So many years of bad teams and being among the first 5 teams to pick in the draft. So many games where we lost in the last moments. So many years when we had nothing to look forward to after the 1st half of the season. So many years telling yourself that next year is the year. We've learned to expect the worst. Tonight I breathed, tonight I'm not walking away from the season disappointed or trying to be happy with just a winning season or a team that just tried hard.

Tonight SAINTS fans can truly sit back and enjoy., No need to convince yourself that next year will be better. Enjoy it tonight, It's been a long time and DAMN IT we've earned it.

Thanks Team, we've been looking forward to tonight for a long time.

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Old 02-07-2010, 08:55 PM
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GEAUX SAINTS



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........... We've learned to expect the worst.............
Welcome to the life of Philadelphia sports fans... Not that I ever gave a ratz azz
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They sure ain't The Ain'ts no more! Congrats.
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Congrats to the Saint fans !
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:42 AM
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We can tell it the first Saints SB by the 100's of threads you guys have started today.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:54 AM
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Congrats to the Saints, They deserve it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:12 AM
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That's a great team you;ve got there - only had to wait 43 years! And in 2/3 years, like other SB of the past, you'll be hard pressed to remember who played this year.
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Jimm,

If you are saying that in 2 or 3 years the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast will be hard pressed to remember who played I can't overemphasize just how incorrect you are. This team is so well respected throughout the entire country that I think this game will be remembered as one of the most important games in NFL history. This game is symbolic of both a team and a region that have struggled in the past and through persistence and courage survived and succeeded.

Just my opinion but I can tell you that what to most people would look like just a football game is a symbol of an entire population's return to respectability, recovery and self pride.
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Jimm,

If you are saying that in 2 or 3 years the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast will be hard pressed to remember who played I can't overemphasize just how incorrect you are. This team is so well respected throughout the entire country that I think this game will be remembered as one of the most important games in NFL history. This game is symbolic of both a team and a region that have struggled in the past and through persistence and courage survived and succeeded.

Just my opinion but I can tell you that what to most people would look like just a football game is a symbol of an entire population's return to respectability, recovery and self pride.
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Suprisingly it's as if a family member was the one who won the SuperBowl!
Does any other area have the same reaction when their team wins?
Did you hear the people outside all over the city after the game?
It was heard for miles, the roar of thousands of people yelling outside!
Un-freakin-real!
The Parade! WOW!
I couldn't make it but the TV show was a better seat!
I don't think I will ever see such a united population again in my life!
I am just starting to get my breath back, probably last for a long time here, we'll be talking about this event along side the other event, Katrina.
Both of which memories will last forever!

Do you remember when the Saints won the Superbowl?
I was just --- years old then, it was quite a time, yes it was!!!
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You good folks down there don't win many SB, Stanley Cups, NBA championships, World Series, etc; do ya(: ?
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I think you do not understand the relationship the Saints have with the city.

Most of us are ardent LSU fans and I know you know how successful our Football, Baseball, Track, Golf, Women's Basketball teams are.

We do not have Major League baseball or hockey. We've had the Hornets less than 10 years, two of which they played outside on New Orleans because of Katrina .

The Saints have been in the city for 43 years. For most of those years we have had to put up with really bad teams the whole while we where threatened with the team moving to a larger market. State Legislators have lost elections when they voted against financial support for the Saints.

When winning Superbowls become a common occurrence for the Saints we can see how our passion changes.
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Originally Posted by alblancher View Post
Jimm

I think you do not understand the relationship the Saints have with the city.

Most of us are ardent LSU fans and I know you know how successful our Football, Baseball, Track, Golf, Women's Basketball teams are.

We do not have Major League baseball or hockey. We've had the Hornets less than 10 years, two of which they played outside on New Orleans because of Katrina .

The Saints have been in the city for 43 years. For most of those years we have had to put up with really bad teams the whole while we where threatened with the team moving to a larger market. State Legislators have lost elections when they voted against financial support for the Saints.

When winning Superbowls become a common occurrence for the Saints we can see how our passion changes.

I couldn't have said it better. The entire community is much more positive that before in most aspects of life.
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Just dropped my daughter off at the airport this morning on her way to Mardis Gras. I told her she was probably going to a "double party". I'm jealous.

From a died in the wool cheesehead, Go Saints!
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The Saints parade last night had the largest crowd of any carnaval parade, accourding to Blaine Kern. Mr. Kern builds and provides the floats to most of the carnaval crews for the last 40+years. He estimates over 800K people attended the event. We watched from one of my clients offices on Poydras, unbelievable!!
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