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New Orleans after the Saints' Super Bowl win

February 9, 2010

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Yes, Mama Courtnee, New Orleans is a city of champions

February 8, 2010

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Thirteen years ago, as a scrawny 6th-grader at Airways Middle School, my friend Marcus Slaughter used to wear a New Orleans Saints jacket, something that was as rare back in the day as an Indianapolis Colts jacket. “They never win,” I used to tell him, “The Saints will never win a Super Bowl in our […]

Yes, Virginia, New Orleans is Super Bowl bound

January 24, 2010

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As a sportswriter, the first rule of being in the press box is no cheering. It’s been an old rule that has been in place for over 50 years, dating back to when the Brooklyn Dodgers, who always had to wait until next year, finally got their moment in the sun by beating the New […]

You can't be a girl and not a Saints fan these days

January 22, 2010

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A decade, wait maybe 20 years ago, the number of New Orleans Saints fans in Memphis and the entire metropolitian area would have been about the same number of Indianapolis Colts fans in the Bluff City. Fact is as a boy, I don’t ever recall anyone that I knew living and dying with the Saints […]

You can't be a girl and not a Saints fan these days

January 22, 2010

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A decade, wait maybe 20 years ago, the number of New Orleans Saints fans in Memphis and the entire metropolitian area would have been about the same number of Indianapolis Colts fans in the Bluff City. Fact is as a boy, I don’t ever recall anyone that I knew living and dying with the Saints […]

Championship Sunday

January 18, 2010

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As a Colts fan for the last 14 years, four times in those years the Colts were standing one game away from the Super Bowl and only once did they get there, via a historic comeback in the 2006 AFC Championship game over the New England Patriots en route to the championship they won over […]

Saints are for real

October 27, 2009

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If there was one guy I knew that loved the New Orleans Saints, it was my friend and New Orleans native Jonah Leavell. And after all the city has been through, a season like this has the Big Easy in an uproar. For the first time since 1991, the Saints are 6-0 after coming from […]