Sunday, January 24, 2010

Congratulations Saints... And their fans!

Aside from what it means psychologically for the people of New Orleans who are continuing to struggle to rebuild their city, it's great to see long-suffering Saints fans finally watch their team go to the Superbowl.

The Saints were established in 1967, but for the first twenty seasons of their history, the "Aints" were absolutely dreadful. The team did not achieve their first winning season or its first playoff appearance until the 1987 season. They didn't manage a playoff victory until 2000, and were forced to play the entire 2005 season away from New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.

And now, 43 seasons later, they're finally going to the Superbowl. Good for them and for their loyal fans.

And to think: if the Saints can finally pull it off, then maybe there's hope for the Texans after all.

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