|Well today is the big day. Super Bowl XLIV between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. This should prove to be a fantastic game. Those of us living in Canada are often spoiled by the great Grey Cup championships games of the Canadian Football League. Traditionally, I must say that the Super Bowl tends to be a bit of a snoozer... but not this year. Two great teams with exciting quarterbacks, Peyton Manning for the Colts and Drew Brees for the Saints. Not to mention the halftime entertainment is none other than the Who. Break out your Super Bowl snacks, it is bound to be one for the record books.
I am excited for the big game this year because I am a fan of the New Orleans Saints, ever since talented running back Reuben Mayes from North Battleford, Saskatchewan played with the Saints. (Mayes is only one of three players from Saskatchewan to ever play in the NFL). So from the late eighties, as a kid, the New Orleans Saints became my team of choice. As many of us who follow the NFL know, the Saints have had limited success in the league since they came in 43 years ago. This is their first Super Bowl appearance, and if all goes well their first Super Bowl championship.
It will not be an easy task as the Colts are a tremendous team and QB Peyton Manning is on fire. I just think that there is something bigger here. After the devastation of Hurricane Katriana in 2006, the people of New Orleans seemed to have lost hope. The 2009/10 version of the New Orleans Saints have seemed to restore some faith. It's like they are a team of destiny. QB Drew Brees is a great contributor to the community, and while Archie Manning (father of the Colts' Peyton and NY Giants' QB Eli Manning) helped Brees find his first home when he moved to New Orleans four years ago, the stars appear to be aligned. Congratulations to both teams, but I hope that the Saints march to their first Super Bowl title ever.
I don't normally make predictions, but today I feel that I must. Saints 34, Colts 31. Twenty five minutes to kick off... gotta go.
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