To the Saints and all the people of New Orleans ~ CONGRATULATIONS!
This was your year. Your year to shine. Your year to show your spirit to the rest of the world. Your year to lay some ghosts to rest. Your year of glory.
It was a pleasure to follow you this year, as I usually don't care for football or any other sport. But there was something contagious in your drive to be the best. Is it because I could relate to you, having visited and enjoyed New Orleans myself? Is it because this gal in South Texas is practically your neighbor, geographically speaking? Is it because I root for the underdog? Is it because I felt your anger, pain, and anguish as your lives were torn asunder by Hurricane Katrina, and I felt your jubilation, optimism, and perseverance as you undertook the monumental task of rebuilding your beloved city?
Maybe it is all these things and more. Tonight, the world celebrates your hard-earned Super Bowl XLIV championship. To sweeten things even more, I have a couple of songs here and here. What are they, you ask? Well, I guess y'all just gotta follow the link and see!
Enjoy your championship, New Orleans. When you wake up tomorrow, guess what? It will still be there. Nobody can ever take this away from you. With Mardi Gras coming down the pike, I would love to be in your fine city for the next two or three weeks. But, that is not possible. So I will leave it to you to do what you do best - throw THE party of the year!