Why Steelers Fans Should Be Rooting for the New Orleans Saints

Nick SignorelliSenior Writer IJanuary 22, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 16:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints talks with referee Ron Winter #14 against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Louisana Superdome on January 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 45-14. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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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.

There is the great story of Drew Brees. After being drafted by the Chargers and doing the best he could playing "Marty Ball," Brees was dumped by the Chargers for Philip Rivers.

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?