New Orleans is gearing up for Mardi Gras, not exactly my favorite time of year, but at least there is king cake to look forward to. For now though, everyone is fixated on whether or not the Saints will make it to the Superbowl. It's been a long and stressful road with many heartbreaking years to get to this point, but we have FAITH and this could indeed be the year.
I haven't been home much on Sundays to catch the games the past few seasons but something finally clicked in my brain a few months ago and I have been catching the games on the radio and I must say it is a lot less stressful to listen without watching. I was so excited last Friday at the return of Deuce McCallister and I now I feel he and the Saints organization are one big fat collective tease! Disappointed is an understatement. All I can say is they had better have something really good up their sleeves! We have waited a really long time for this and endured decades of taints and putdowns.
Who knows, maybe Kermit Ruffins will get his 2009 Christmas wish after all.