On November 1, 1966, the New Orleans Saints entered the NFL as an expansion team. It was not until 21 years later that they managed their first ever winning season. And add another 13 years on to that until they won their first playoff game in franchise history. Ill do the math for you here: thats 34 years until they won their first playoff game. This is a franchise so bad that you could argue a kicker was one of their 5 best players in franchise history.
However last night Drew Brees and the Saints proved to me that they are the team of destiny. They were outplayed by the Vikings the whole game. But they came out on top because they are the team destined to win.
Just look back at the Giants run in '07. That was a team destined to win. They had all the momentum possible going into the Super Bowl and they shocked the Patriots. Momentum can do crazy things in football it can make Eli Manning play like his brother Peyton, it can make Josh Beckett pitch at a higher level then Bob Gibson and it can certainly make a guy like Darren Sharper play like Ed Reed. Because if you get momentum and if you get pumped a team like the Detroit Lions could play with the Colts.
Because if you have been as bad as the Saints have been for that long you better believe that there coming to play. And in two Sundays when the Saints go marching into Miami on Sunday you better believe their going in with an unstoppable intensity that will be stronger then the '85 Bears, stronger then the '72 Dolphins because in 2 Sunday's the Colts will be at the Saints mercy.
In exactly 2 weeks the Saint's fans will finally be able to look back at days where they wore bags over their heads and laugh. Because after Sunday never again will Drew Brees be able to say "Who Dat!!", because come next Sunday it'll be Saints, Saints, Saints!