For those of you who plan on attending Mardi Gras next week, I have news for you. You're late. Mardi Gras actually started early this year. I don't think anyone has left Bourbon Street since Sunday Night..
Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints, 2009 Super Bowl Champions. What a game that was. And you're going to have to give me some credit, since I predicted the outcomes from the last two playoff rounds (AFC NFC champ/Super Bowl). Pretty impressive, huh? But you need to give all the credit in the world to New Orleans, they played their hearts out. Everyone loves a fairy tale ending, and for the Saints it most definitely was one. After Hurricane Katrina, the city was left in shambles, the Saints weren't a playoff team, and there were
people left homeless. What a way to reward them with the Lombardi Trophy!
So before the game even started, I would listen to all of the professional sports writers/analysists talk about how it won't even be close. A blow out for a Super Bowl has to be one of the most boring games to watch..behind the Pro Bowl. So I said, even if the Colts were to win, let it be a close game. What shocked me most was the halftime score..10-6. You knew both of these teams were going to put points on the board, but with that as a halftime score definitely shocked me. The second half was the best part to watch. I posted on my Twitter that if an MVP trophy could go to a coach, Sean Payton could definitely take the cake. (No criticism towards Drew Brees, he had an amazing game). Starting off the quarter with an onside kick was so gutsy, especially if it had not fell through, Peyton Manning would've gotten the ball at midfield. And then of course the 2 Point Conversion he challenged was a huge game changer. But obviously the biggest momentum swing was the pick for 7 by Tracy Porter. I felt as if I
I made a point on my Twitter that this has been the first time i've been satisfied after a Super Bowl since 2004 when the Patriots defeated Philadelphia. 2005: Steelers,
2006: Colts, 2007: ..I Forget 2008: Steelers. Those teams are probably the teams I dislike the most. So finally, a team I was rooting for takes the trophy. Good for these guys.
2 more things. Dwight Freeney my man, you are a beast. I really believed after your sack that you were back and ready to make hell for Brees. Unfortunately, your medicine wore off, and you disappeared after half. All in all, way to be a team player, and truly giving your all to play this past Sunday. Anyone else notice they never cut to Kim Kardashian once! But my beliefs are that if it was airing on FOX (don't know why it was on CBS this year?) they would've been cutting to her or Archie Manning plenty of times. It was a hell of a Super Bowl this year, and hopefully the Patriots can acquire some pass rushers this offseason and go back to being the competitors they are capable of being. Now time to watch the Saints Parade at 6!