A little back story…..
Nine years ago, the Saints Football team FINALLY made it to the Super Bowl. I thought it would be fun to watch the Super Bowl in New Orleans instead of at home. We are die-hard, used-to-wear-bags-over-our-heads, true Saints fans.
We wanted to be part of the city, when (fingers crossed), the Saints won the Super Bowl. Well, THEY DID!! And, WE WERE!
It was a jubilation celebration of Saintsnation in the Crescent City that night. Rourke and I both vowed that if the Saints ever made it back to the Super Bowl again, we would definitely be a part of it in the Big Easy.
Fast forward nine years, all of the stats, games, Brees-plays were aligned. It was looking like we were headed to the “Big Dance.” So, to be cautious, I booked us a room for Super Bowl weekend, knowing hotel rooms in New Orleans fill up fast.
Well, (in a whisper voice), the non-call happened. And, like most Saints fans, (in a LOUD VOICE) were ticked!!!!
We did what any sane Saints fan (is that actually a thing?) would do, and joined the thousands to BOYCOTT THE BOWL!!!
They came out in droves, ya’ll! I had chills when I saw all the fans, heard the “Who Dats” and saw how come Monday morning no one even knew who won the Super Bowl!!! I had to even look it up!
So, I had to share with you a different kind of jubilation celebration of Saintsnation.
Here’s the “Toilet Bowl.”
Fans….Non-ref fans….Non-NFL fans….
Little fans…..Blind fans…And, Egyptian fans!
Nola was even representing with her “Wag dat” on!!Then the decorations!!!Fans met in the streets in thousands, shouting “Who Dat,” and singing “Oh When the Saints.” (As well as many other songs!)
I was so proud of the city of New Orleans and Saints fans everywhere ( and from what I heard, other fans, too) boycotting an unfair system in need of a change. And, turning a bad situation into such a good one! Who Dat!
Did you boycott the “Bowl?” What are your thoughts?