I am still beaming from last night's win. In their first Super Bowl ever, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31 to 17 in Super Bowl XLIV. The Saints played consistently well despite a rocky beginning. Perhaps it was the vibe of the performance by The Who at half time or some inspired speech by head coach, Sean Payton because they came out in true Black and Gold form the 3rd quarter. The onside kick surprised us all but set the tone. I felt them saying to themselves, who dat said they gonna beat them Saints, whot dat! And the pick 6 by Tracy Porter late in the 4th quarter, followed by their last touchdown sealed the deal.
Knowing the consistent game of the Colts offense, I wouldn't let myself celebrate the victory until the clock hit zero. And then I yelled...so excited for the Saints -a well deserved win. I am sure the celebration will continue right into the Mardi Gras season. Laissez le bon temps roulez fellas! Let the good times roll!
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