PART 3 OF 4
It is hard to imagine the New Orleans Saints not only playing in the NFC Championship but actually hosting the game.
The Saints have probably had the hardest decade of any pro sports team in history. There was Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed the city and made the stadium a shelter for many residents.
Then the Saints had to play the entire next season on the road, playing some of their home games in Texas.
Then there was talk the team would be moved to San Antonio permanently. Or maybe LA.
Regardless, it would be great for the people of New Orleans to be able to carry the first Super Bowl Championship in team history, even though the city has hosted many of them.
Part of the reason is that New Orleans has rescheduled many events (which they did during the season) on the off-chance the Saints actually won the game.
Then you have the story of Reggie Bush. If Bush plays a phenomenal game, the Saints may have to pay his $10 million salary next year and keep him.
But, the biggest reason of all is, if the Saints do win the Super Bowl, then another Black and Gold team can call the Lombardi its own. For Steelers fans, we already have those colors to represent, so why not cheer for the team?