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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I don't remember this being posted but I found it to be a very good article. Jim Henderson Report Saints fans give thanks 04:50 PM CDT on Monday, September 15, 2003 Jim Henderson / WWL-TV Sports Director For every Saints ...

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Old 09-17-2003, 10:25 AM   #1
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Jim Henderson's article.....

I don't remember this being posted but I found it to be a very good article.

Jim Henderson Report



Saints fans give thanks
04:50 PM CDT on Monday, September 15, 2003

Jim Henderson / WWL-TV Sports Director


For every Saints fan, Saint employee, Saint coach - for every person in this city, this state, and this country who has an emotional and/or financial attachment to this football team, for all of them - for all of us - we say "thanks" to the Saints for Sunday.


Thanks - we needed that in the worst possible way.


All last week I heard from many fans who had abandoned ship - from so many more who had one foot on the deck and the other in the lifeboat. Even those fans who professed to have always loved the Saints were questioning the wisdom of that commitment.


Love -- it's been said -- is like an hourglass with the heart filling up as the brain empties. The finish to last season, the start to this, had turned that hourglass upside down. And, as the brain began to think more rationally, the heart began to empty. Another loss yesterday and that might have happened.


But it didn't.




Love is a state of mind that begins when you think life can't get any better, and ends when you think life can't get any worse. That might have happened for thousands of Saints' fans Sunday.


But it didn't.


If you never let yourself fall in love with the Saints, you never are at risk to feel as bad as Saints lovers did a week ago. But if you never let yourself fall in love with the Saints, you never are permitted to feel as good as Saints lovers do today.


In New Orleans, if ever you cease to love the Saints, you cease to share some very powerful emotions with the rest of your city - sometimes good - often bad, but occasionally great.


Falling in love is awfully simple, but falling out is simply awful.


It's awfully good today.


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Old 09-17-2003, 10:35 AM   #2
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I read that article, but I didn\'t post it because I figured it would just get bashed. I have always been a Saints fan and I always will be. There\'s no better feeling than coming to work on a Monday morning after a Saints win and there\'s no worse feeling than when they lose.

It didn\'t take me long to figure out if you\'re a Saints fan that you had better have thick skin because there are those that will put the Saints down every chance they get. Sometimes you begin to wonder if it\'s worth it to keep pouring your heart and soul into the Saints.

But the fact of the matter is I don\'t love the Saints because of wins and losses. I love the Saints because I just do. I just can\'t imagine life without cheering for the Saints.

So many write the Saints off at the begining of each season but I have and always will believe that this is the year. One day I will be right.

[Edited on 17/9/2003 by BillyCarpenter1]
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Saints fan forever. ive tasted the lows cant wait for the highs. :P
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DAMN good article by jim henderson..i know how you feel billy when you said when the saints lose its terrible going to work on monday lets hope i only have bout 4 or 5 terrible monday mornings!!!
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