Posted by: daradoodle | February 20, 2010

Still Confused About ‘Who Dat’?

February 8th, 2010 edition of the New Orleans metropolitan area newspaper, The Times Picayune, sold more copies than any other published in its 173-year existence.

Every news organization reported on the New Orleans Saints massive Superbowl 2010 win as being uplifting, a feel good moment, a symbol of inspiration, a sign of hope and a gift to the people of New Orleans… I could not agree more.

As a Mississippi Gulf Coast native who lost the house that I called “home” for the first 25 years of my life, words can not describe what this win has done for the morale of the people from where I come from. Believe me when I say that the Superbowl was WAY more than a football game. Beyond the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and the struggle to rebuild a new home within a new home, this game was about a “nation” of people WINNING. We NEVER win. Ever. And now we’re winners! And EVERYONE knows that we’re winners.

I’ve never been a huge football fan. Yes, I enjoy the occasional Sunday NFL viewing party, but this past season was ridiculous for New Orleans Saints fans. I went home for the holidays in December and when walking around the streets of the Crescent City, the camaraderie in the air was so distinct. Everyone was fired up about the Saints. And now the city is finally in the spotlight for something other than murders, racial tension, destruction, lack of competency… because WE WON! And we won BIG!

But with every win there are losers… and haters! People who “don’t understand the big deal, it’s just a football game” or who are confused by “Who Dat.” We don’t expect you to get it and we’re OK with that. But, if you’d like to prepare yourself for next season, you better ask somebody!? Or you can just watch this video clip and my BFF Eleanore will explain this “Who Dat.” Laissez bon temps rouler!

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