When you award a sports franchise to a city that has drive-thru Daiquiri shops, you're asking for an exciting ride. And believe me, I know my fair share of pain having been a New Orleans Saints fan all my life. The story of our history is not one for the faint of heart.
The Saints came into the league in 1966 as an expansion team, and quickly got accustomed to losing. There's no fairy tale about things 40 years in the making—the Saints simply went from year to year redefining what it meant to suck.
Through bad luck, worse management and a cast of characters ranging from thieves to dogs, the 'Aints, as we were known, personified hilarity and comedic genius—to the rest of the NFL. To us, they were a good reason to avoid church, but without all that hope and inspiration nonsense.
To the now-worldwide Who Dat Nation, having had to endure some of the worst in order to finally celebrate sweet victory as a true fan, this is a tribute to some of the most confusing moments in Saints history.
Call it collective group therapy, as you shed the monster within and continue to redefine yourselves as one of the best teams in football.