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Old 12-17-2009, 03:25 PM   #11
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Great article. I cried. And then drank a lot.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:21 PM   #12
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This is good enuf to post twice...
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:38 PM   #13
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This part really grabbed me

The soul of the city is still damaged. That's important to know. Just because Katrina and its impact is misunderstood, that doesn't mean it didn't change a generation, profoundly, in ways most don't even understand.

On Friday afternoon, at a famous French Quarter bar that serves up glasses of that evil, green absinthe, a friend of LeBlanc's told me her Katrina story, the moment when she thought everything she had known would be gone forever.

She's well off, and her family got out, Saigon style, on a private plane just before the airports closed -- literally, they were the last flight to be cleared by the tower -- turboprops thumping, running away from the end of the world. A few days later, while flying back over the city, she asked the pilot to point out New Orleans. So, when the time came, he did. She looked out the window and didn't see anything. Everything was black. The pilot checked the instruments, looked at the radar and confirmed, Ma'am, we are right over New Orleans. Only, there was nothing to see but a desert of black. The city was dead, powered down and full of water, and, for the first time, she felt true despair. Every single New Orleanian has a story like that, and it lives deep inside of them.

"They just don't talk about it," she says.

"May God have mercy on those who doubted his Saints."
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:54 PM   #14
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That was an amazing game. I went to Seau's (yes, Junior Seau has a sports bar here) and it was packed... there wasn't a single person cheering for the Falcons.

I couldn't believe how loud the dome got... it was amazing!!!
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #15
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Do I get a major award? LOL


You get two broccoli... most people don't even get one.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:41 PM   #16
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You get two broccoli... most people don't even get one.
I'm good with that. 2 sets the bar pretty high.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:03 PM   #17
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There's gonna be ghosts in dem seats! Our grand parents, our parents, friends and family that never got to see this day will all be in the dome hoopin' and hollerin'. No team stands a chance against us in the dome and they know it. The Patriots quit....Romo and all the D. Ware's in the world stand no chance.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:46 AM   #18
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i'm glad you guys love it as much as i do. that was so well written i emailed it to everyone who had an address in my account and posted it on my facebook saying "now you guys can understand my love for my saints"...it's true. no one gets why i love OUR team so much, and now i hope this can shed some light on why our team is so much different from the other 31 teams. i love our saints...WHO DAT?! and yes, i definitely choked up several times during this amazingly moving article. WHO DAT....AGAIN.

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Old 12-18-2009, 03:33 AM   #19
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Fantastic article...by far the best that I have read about the city of New Orleans and our Saints...this is a MUST read...consider it endorsed for the umpteenth time....
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:11 AM   #20
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Do I get a major award? LOL
LoL, you got my vote... Great job bro!!!
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