Why We Need the Saints, If You Didn't Already Know
I know this blog sometimes gets overloaded with Saints posts, but it's articles like this that help explain why the New Orleans Saints are critically important to this area.
America wants to forget. America wants to focus on the escalating murder rate, the reelections of useless politicians, government infighting and inefficiency, and so on. They say we should take care of ourselves and that we don't deserve federal assistance. They blame their murder rates on New Orleanians. They don't give us the 2008 Democratic Convention (it's officially Denver now). The city is virtually ignored by the new Deomcratic-powered congress. It's hard to see any positives right now.
Except the Saints.
As long as the Saints keep winning, the media will keep coming here and reminding (perhaps even guilting) the country that we are not o.k.. The Saints need to keep winning so that we can keep telling them.
It's one of the few positive outlets we have anymore. And if the Saints were relocated or below .500, we wouldn't be getting that attention either.
So keep on winning. We need you.
And on another unrelated note, thanks to Boston Legal for coming down here and making some sense out of some people's pathological need to prosecute doctors who euthanized their patients during the flood. I do have one criticism though: why did you have to make the judge and prosecuting attorney sound like Colonel Sanders? WE DON'T TALK LIKE THAT! AND WE DON'T TALK LIKE DENNIS QUAID IN "THE BIG EASY" EITHER!