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What A Crazy 48 Hours!

Wow! Words still can not describe the feeling still..I don’t think the magnitude of winning the Super Bowl has sunk in yet completely.

It has been a wild last couple of days. I watched the game at a bar called Rendezvous with my best Saints fans friends, guys I’d go to Hornets games with, hang out and do guys stuff, and yes, spend hours and hours at Deanie’s after Saints games. And then suddenly all of us guys reduced to tears after the Porter Pick-6.

The hour long walk to the French Quarter afterwards was worth it. The scene was crazy, but controlled. There was nothing but love in the streets, love for our team, love for our city. People randomly hi-fiving each other and chants of “Who Dat!” filled the streets. The cars horns honking I’m sure lasted well after I left. I didn’t walk on Bourbon St., but you could hear the crowd miles away. Random second lines filled the street as musicians came out of seemingly nowhere and provided music and a beat for festive fans.

I was one of the few people who did have to work Monday, and I woke up at my friend’s house still a little groggy. Yes, I was late. I had been clocked in for only five minutes when my boss and I decided we were going to catch the team’s arrival at the airport only a couple of miles from where we worked. Sure, we waited for nearly three hours, but it was well worth it. We even made the local news while we were at it. An attempt to make a wave happen only lasted about a quarter mile.People parked on the interstate ramp near us and waited for the parade there!

We started walking away from the parade, ready to go back to work, but still in high spirits. Suddenly, a fellow Who Dat runs towards us, warning us that Head Coach Sean Payton was on his way..hoisting the Lombardi Trophy from his sun roof. After a mad dash back to the parade, we make it back just in time to see the Lombardi Trophy peering from the top of Payton’s car. That moment made the three hour wait and our cold feet and hands worth it.

It took us about an hour to drive the two miles back to the Pontchartrain Center to begin our preparation for a luncheon Tuesday. It was a good time, listening to the radio and listening to so many great stories on the radio from a happy and grateful city. We ended up working late, till about 10:30 PM..just in time to make it home for Drew Brees’ appearance on David Letterman’s show.

Tomorrow is the Saints victory parade. I’d say we could easily get 300,000 people downtown for the parade. I hope to be in that number, but remember, I got to work.

I hope they are fast eaters.


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4 Responses to “What A Crazy 48 Hours!”

  1. DrBOP says:

    Here I sit WAY up in Canada….frezin’!!!…and my heart is BREAKING that I’m not home in Narleans….TO HELL WITH THOSE CUSTOMERS my brother….GITYERASS down to the parade….IT WILL BE A MOMENT THAT YOU WILL TELL YOUR GRANDKIDS ABOUT!!!!!…..IT WILL BE A MOMENT THAT YOU WILL TAKE TO YOUR GRAVE!!!!!….IT WILL BE A MOMENT THAT WILL BRING A SMILE TO YOUR DIAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!!!!
    WHO DAT! say you won’t be in THAT NUMBER….WHO DAT!….WHO DAT!!!
    GO….MAN….GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Who'sYaDatty says:

    The parade is about to start!! It’s so good to see SO many people wearing their saints gear! It’s a new orleans BLACKOUT babay! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=270529010419&Category=155193&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1

  3. Rebecca Pere says:

    I am so proud of the Saints!!!!!!
    Every single one of them!!!!!!!
    My Mom was a true Saints fan. She was born and lived in New Orleans until she married my Dad.
    She was given a Drew Brees jersey about 3 years ago and always wore it for game day.
    My Mom died last year on Feb. 7. She was 78 years old.
    The Saints winning on the anniversary of her death was a happy moment. I knew that she was watching over our team.
    This was the first year that my Dad was unable to watch the games with her.
    When the Saints were playing Carolina, they were not doing too well, so my Dad went and got the jersey. All of the sudden, the Saints began to win.
    It was a ritual after that though he said he would only get it out if they were beginning to lose ground.
    A couple of games he did not because he felt they would have to stand on their own feet at some point and time. Those were the games they lost.
    He decided just to keep it out for the last game before the Super Bowl and and of course, Super Bowl Sunday!!!!!
    I was talking to her during the game as well.
    Mama, don’t let Stover kick that extra point and sure enough he did not.
    Near the end, I told her PLEASE DON”T let this game go to overtime. All but one of the sports commentators said it would go to over time and that the Patriots would win. Well, hahaha!!!!!!
    I told her that we all have to get up and go to work tomorrow (I am so glad you mentioned this in your Gab) so please do not go into over time!!!!
    As soon as I said that, Manning threw an interception and Tracy Porter ran 74-yards for a touchdown. The rest of course goes down in history!!!!!!
    The reason my Mom liked Drew Brees is first of all, she knows how to pick them but that she said he is just a good guy. She thought of him as a son. She said he always thinks of everyone but himself and has really pulled the the team together!!!!! I think that they are all great but Drew Brees and Sean Payton have just done an excellent job at making them a winning team!!!!!! The Saints have needed the two of them for a very long time!!!!!!
    I lived in New Orleans a long time ago for about 11 years and now I am in Fort Myers, Fla. since ’94.
    It sounds like you have a very cool boss!!!!!!!!

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