On September 17, 1967 the New Orleans Saints took the field for their
first regular season game in front of 80,879 fans at the ancient Tulane Stadium.
It would be almost 43 years before they would enter Sun Life stadium
in Miami, Florida to play in their first ever Superbowl.
It certainly had been a long time coming and it hadn’t been an easy path
for this franchise team.
Looking back to Sept. 26, 2005, 85% of New Orleans was under water.
Its locals were evacuating to cities across the country.
Most of them like most of the country, didn’t know if New Orleans would
ever come back.
Most of them also doubted that their beloved Saints would ever come back.
But somehow, with a lot of hard work and courage the team much like
the people of New Orleans came back.
Many viewed the Indianapolis Colts as the better team coming into
Super Bowl XLIV, with odds makers predicting the Saints to lose.
The fans “the Who Dat Nation” however never doubted their team could win.
And when the last whistle was blown at Sun Life Stadium, it was the
New Orleans Saints that had taken down the favored Colts 31-17!
This game turned out to be about heart.
Drew Brees was brilliant,
and deadly accurate –
I read that when it was said and done he had completed 32 of his 39 passes
for 288 yards with two TDs.
His 32 completions are tied for the most in Super Bowl history!
They never lost FAITH and they never lost HEART!
These Saints, are marching on!