Congratulations New Orleans. As I mentioned earlier today for the first time in a decade I wasn’t rooting heavily for one team over the other. A couple of weeks ago there were plenty of people counting this team out yet again after their late season slump.
It was so hard to root against this team given what this they’ve been through in the post Katrina rebuilding process during these past 4.5 years. Their stadium was used to hold refugees trying to escape the carnage. Their stadium faced major damage and for a year they played all 16 games on the road. There were plenty of discussions about whether this team should be moved out of New Orleans. After all the city was destroyed. There was financial hardship everywhere. Football should have been way down on people’s priorities right? Wrong. This city loves their Saints. It was great to see the NFL and the Saints show love to this city. We talk all the time about what is wrong in the world of sports, this has been a great example of how sports can be great.
What Super Bowl Ads should I go back and watch? Had the volume down for most of the game. With 30 people here it was loud. From what I caught, the human bridge looked pretty good. The Letterman/Oprah sequel starring Jay Leno seemed good too. What else? The commercials are all up on Hulu by the way.
I can’t even begin to imagine what the party is like in New Orleans right now. A lot of schools have already cancelled classes for tomorrow and most businesses will probably see workers call out. There is no need to make up an excuse about being sick. Your boss will understand!
The pictures above are courtesy of my sister’s blog.
How many of these Reebok New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV Champions Locker Room Hats do you think Amazon and others will sell tonight? Same goes for the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV Champions Reebok Official Locker Room T-Shirt. Have to say these look pretty good. These Locker Room Hats/Shirts are usually pretty ugly in all sports. Soak it in Saints fan and buy. It’s not every day that your team wins. So whether it is the hat or shirt (what I prefer to buy) or Blu-ray or DVD. Enjoy it. I’ve had a rough run with my teams. The Leafs haven’t won since 1967. The Angels haven’t won since 2002. The Raptors still haven’t won one. The 49ers haven’t won it sine 1994. I’ll post an entry some time in the next couple of days on the Giants win from a couple of years ago. Have some great stories related to that as I worked for a sporting goods store at the time. By the way, any Giants fans out there want a Giants Super Bowl hat? I have a few new ones still sitting around. If you don’t know they obviously have some Colts merchandise printed to for local stores and the stadium itself. That stuff is on its way to Haiti tonight.
Just look at the crazy amount of stuff available for purchase already. Winning a championship sure is one hell of a stimulus to the local economy!