“Look at what happened after getting hit by Katrina and having a 3-13 season. How did we respond? We sold out the Superdome for two years running, the only sellout seasons ever. Passion and resilience. It brought everyone together. The entire city was behind them.” Said my friend Dave from CanalStreetChronicles.com.
Likewise two weeks later in the 44th Super Bowl, the Saints faced another QB who was a Saints fan, this time none other than four time winner of the MVP (the most of any player) Peyton Manning. Peyton hails from New Orleans and his own father Archie Manning was the Saints QB in the 70s. The Manning family are known as the “Kennedys of New Orleans” and have contributed in many ways to the rebuilding of New Orleans. “City Council President Arnie Fielkow said in USA Today that the Manning family are "an anchor to the city of New Orleans.”