To The New Orleans Saints: A Thank You Note

lori boudreauxCorrespondent IFebruary 11, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 09: Dedicated New Orleans Saints fans fill the streets and greet the team during the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl XLIV Victory Parade on February 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
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Dear Saints,

Owners,coaches, and players. On behalf of the entire Who Dat Nation I would like to formally Thank you . Heroes are often described and seen in many different ways.One definition describes heroes as men who are distinguished by exceptional courage,nobility, and fortitude.

 Heroes step into the face of adversity embrace the challenge and accept the task at hand with a relentless determination to see it finished. In that aspect not only did you finish  but exceeded our expectations and finished strong. 

You are our heroes .Our New Orleans Saints, you have redefined greatness. You have raised the bar on what a "TEAM" should look like from the inside and out. You have  put a new face on champions. 

No longer is greatness measured in x's and o's alone but in the character,integrity,and humility of a team that has taken the long road only to come to the end of themselves so that there fans can share the journey.

Thank you , for allowing yourselves to be  instruments in the hands of a higher power who had a purpose and a plan to use this group of men to turn there own  and this cities, tragedies into triumphs. Thank you for your humanity, for being not only in our community but  a part of it. 

You have the heart of champions and we love you not just because you are our team but because your family.This has been a season to remember and a journey we will never forget .Thank you for taking us along for the ride.Win or loose,You will always be our New Orleans Saints and we are forever your New Orleans. Sincerely, The Who Dat Nation.