Deviating away from my usual topics, I would like to congratulate the New Orleans Saints on their win at the Super Bowl last Sunday. What a great game! In my opinion, it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving team. I believe it is a Godsend that the Saints won, and it will only bring long-overdue prosperity to the city of New Orleans, which has been struggling since Katrina.
The New Orleans Saints were organized as a professional NFL team on November 1, 1966. (That date is known in the Catholic Church as “All Saints Day,” so hence, the name.) Over the course of forty-some years, the Saints have experienced their share of losing seasons. But this year was different. Although they lost some games this season, they managed to beat the Minnesota Vikings in their final playoff game by a score of 31-28.
The “Who Dat Nation” stormed the country, and although the Saints were considered underdogs, and were only favored to win in a few states (Mississippi being one of them, I’m proud to say), the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts with a final score of 31-17 to become world champions. Congratulations on your win, guys! It is a victory well-deserved!