Monday, February 8, 2010

WHO DAT!?!?!

Congratulations Saints! Wow! I am speechless. New Orleans is a special place for my family. We spend every Christmas in New Orleans and Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras are always in the cards. We love it there. I hate to admit this, but I just did not think that they would win last night. I mean, Peyton Manning. Peyton Manning. That is why. Only reason. New Orleans worked so hard, and perhaps I was projecting my Eagles angst, but I just thought we would be disappointed. We were all in our black and gold and just shook our heads as they were getting outplayed in the first half. Not crushed, but definitely outplayed. Then, someone in the organization grew a huge pair and that onside kick was it. Brilliant. Cannot see Andy Reid trying that one. At least, not in the Super Bowl.

Wow! I am not sure if it was the guttsiness (not a word, but leaving it) of their play or the fact that Peyton Manning just could not beat his beloved New Orleans. He went to Newman, which is so rich in tradition. My nephews are students at Newman and the pride they have for their school and city are amazing. The owner on accepting the trophy attributed the win to the city. That is pride. I want some of that pride!

During the Christmas holiday everything was Saints, Saints, Saints. The milk tops had fleur de lys on them, every store had a Saints flag, "Who Dat?" was on EVERYTHING. We were on our way home from a delicious dinner at Antoine's, when we passed by a store selling everything Saints. Tiger (Chris' husband) declared that he would return this week to buy that, as he pointed, "Who Dat?" shirt. Everyone laughed. Since I was not feeling any pain after the one maybe two old fashions, I asked at great risk, "What does that mean 'Who Dat?' Is it from...something?" Everyone stopped and looked at me. Christine replied (also not feeling any pain) with a huge smile on her face and said, "It is just 'Who Dat?'" The NFL is issuing Cease and Desist letters to small tshirt shops in New Orleans that are using 'Who Dat'. Who dat being disgusting? The NFL, Dat Who! It belongs to the City of New Orleans and the small businesses who pride themselves on their city and their team. Always has, always will.

I love New Orleans. Congratulations NEW ORLEANS SAINTS!!!


  1. you just lost me a $50 bet...

  2. I am afraid to ask why. Don't tell me unless it involves something...scandalous.

  3. Jason! He lost a bet to a friend; they were trying to see who could go the longest w/out finding out who won the game ;)