October 9, 2006

Saints Football

One of my many vices is New Orleans Saints football. The home opener was something special, with obviously inspired, yet smart play by the home team. I'm not sure that I've ever seen the Saints thoroughly dominate a team in all phases of the game was they did Atlanta. I'm just glad I got to view it live. Being a part of the atmosphere in one of the most electrifying moments in New Orleans history is something to hold dear. It was a rare moment to see part of U2 for the first time and Green Day for the second time (Saw them at Voodoo Fest in 2004, where they out-rocked and outperformed The Beastie Boys by a mile... not to say anything negative about the "boys", but that day it was as if they were just going through the motions of putting on a show, nothing special. Anyway, yesterday's victory against a team that the Saints were supposed to win (by most accounts) was quite scary in the fact that in many aspects they were outplayed. One major determining factor was the one turnover that the Bucs made, and the zero turnovers the Saints made. Also the special teams Reggie Bush touchdown return made things a tad easier. Next week, I'll be in the dome when Philly comes to town. As a kid, I'd always pick Philly on my John Madden 92 Genesis game... Randall Cunningham and an all-star defense including Reggie White made it a hard team to play. This will be the Saints most challenging game to date, and so I'll keep my expectations low, but faith will remain high. Who-Dat!

Scenes from the big game: The Louisiana Superdome 9-25-2006
Me and Eric on TV (Monday Night Football), Pre-Game, Bono & The Edge before entering stage, & Final Score!

Posted by Reese at October 9, 2006 10:48 AM