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Friday, January 29, 2010

Most sports fans will watch the Super Bowl next weekend, but Dave Cohen, news director at WWL Radio, the flagship station of the New Orleans Saints, talks about why the team's run to the championship is about more than just football for his hometown.

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Comments [7]

Andrew Tipton from Rockaway, NJ - New Orleans ex

New Orleans no longer the city t'was once
nor Jersey nor York yet for opposite cause.

Not NFL hypocritics of protocol
shuddering down their action in mock disgust
of cheap shots building ratings, shaking trust.
Love the sinner. Hate the sin.
A win for them is Pat Robertson's loss.

A victory finds reasons more good than tawdry and cloying to once again raise spirit.
The spirit of the left-dead struggling to draw breath.
In Death we all are famous.

Twas a city non-pariel lost it soul
on waves of no-deposit-no-return exodus.
Displaced, they were, conveniently disbursed before discussed.

The core of the Crescent excised in some tragic precision that keeps its money and loses its heart.

It's communal flat-neon echoing down concrete craters once immune to silence.

It will be generations. Leave to them their bond. T'is all that's left them.
There never was a better reason for the fix to be in.

Jan. 29 2010 07:37 PM
Gladys from St. James, NY

If you watch this clip you will know, first hand, what this means to the people of New Orleans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugV6gcXGPwk

Jan. 29 2010 01:16 PM
Steven from Manhattan

I had all of the intentions of supporting New Orleans in the Super Bowl until I watched the NFC Championship game. After I witnessed Saints, defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams's plan for his players to "go after" quarterback Brett Farve. I have changed my mind. I know football is about hitting and keeping the quarterback out of rhythm but cheap shots on a 40 year old is a bit much. Late hits, shots to the head and low hits to the knees are out of line. I support the city of New Orleans's recovery but I can't support this type of play. Sorry. Go Colts

Jan. 29 2010 11:59 AM
Heather from brooklyn

I am so excited about the Saints! I keep smiling, laughing hysterically and, yes, crying out of sheer joy. Thank you, Payton. Thank you, Brees, Vilma, Pierre, Shockey! Thank you for such a great season. Onward to Miami!!! Geaux Saints!

Jan. 29 2010 11:51 AM
Jonathan T D Neil from Manhattan

http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2010/01/post_137.html

You should mention the bet between the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum

Jan. 29 2010 11:46 AM
Sara

Whoooooo Dat!!!!!!!!

Jan. 29 2010 10:49 AM
Jim Von Schilling from Somerville, NJ

On a Sunday afternoon in December, I happened to be walking the length of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter while the Saints were playing. Every TV in every bar had the game on, of course; the street was empty, but I could follow the progress of the game just by listening to all the fans inside the bars react to every play.
I was so impressed at the hometown love for this team that they're now my favorite team that doesn't play in Jersey!

Jan. 29 2010 06:45 AM

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