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01-26-2010 04:30 AM

After 43 years of frustration, and 25 years of being a season ticket holder, my beloved Saints are finally going to the Super Bowl.

As I stood in the Superdome last night and watched the game-winning kick sail through the uprights, I felt all those years of heartbreak melt away. Grown men cried like babies.

Entire books have been written on the psychology of being a fan. Considering all the awful things going on in the world, it seems silly to become so emotionally involved in a sports team. And yet millions upon millions do. All I can tell you is that it feels mighty good today to be on the winning side for a change.

Bring on the Colts!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 01-26-2010 04:36 AM

I watched the game but I didn’t see you in the stands.

I think I’m with you on the saints in the Super Bowl.

But then I was a KC fan in the Super Bowl #1

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 04:55 AM

I think a lot of us were Saints fans last night…congrats Charlie…I will never forget when the Angels won the World Series after many years of nothing and a few close calls that turned into disasters…of course I think the Saints take the cake on years of difficult seasons!

I bet the French Quarter was rocking!

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 04:55 AM

I watched the game. Thought that was YOU ! Did you have a Lumberjock t-shirt on?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 05:11 AM

Congratulations to NO.
I quit watching football two weeks ago.
Gene in AZ

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 01-26-2010 05:15 AM

Charlie, that was a really good game! I remember when I was a kid living in Harahan and going to watch the first game they played in Tulane stadium. It’s been a long time coming!

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#6 posted 01-26-2010 05:17 AM

That interception Farve threw towards the end of regulation sealed it for the Saints.
No way Brees was going to not get Hartley in to position in OT.
I bet that little kicker almost pee’d his pants when that baby whistled through those uprights!
They’re ready for the Colts!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#7 posted 01-26-2010 06:01 AM

Who dat say de gonna beat dem Saints? WHO DAT!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 01-26-2010 06:02 AM

I was 9 years old during Super Bowl 1 and I still remember it. Bart Starr was my hero.

Ever since the Rams moved from LA I haven’t watched football much. It just wasn’t the same anymore.

Good luck Charlie!

I could have sworn I saw you picking your nose on TV :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 01-26-2010 06:39 AM

Congratulations Charlie! I’m a Minnesota fan living in the land of the Cowboys. My kids were almost certain that we were going to have to get a new tv today. One of them did find my cell phone laying next to the TV. I have no idea how it got there. I don’t remember throwing that at the tv. A few other things, but not my cell phone. Maybe it was when one of my co-workers who are either Raven, Patriots or Cardinal fans texted me. Like they have room to squak!

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#10 posted 01-26-2010 06:49 AM

LOL @ northwoodsman.

Sorry about that. It was a great game that could have swung either way. You guys had the dropsies, and Drew didn’t have his usual accuracy, so it was evenly matched. Whoever won the toss in overtime was probably going to win.

Hats off to the Vikings for a great season. And what more can you say about the way Favre hung in there?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 01-26-2010 06:52 AM

I feel your pain northwoodsman. I know everyone will remember Favre throwing the interception but it was the fumbles that really cost us the game. Fortunately I really think there were four quality teams that deserved to be there this year. Since Petyon and crew already have their trophy…..Go Saints!

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#12 posted 01-26-2010 07:36 AM

Charlie, hope you don’t get the same refs we had when Seattle played in the Super Bowl :-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 01-26-2010 07:49 AM

I had to much cloud cover and snow here to watch either game on Sunday so I had to follow them on The forum posts there were cartoon like, some were downright awful.

NO didn’t look so good in that game, maybe another win for the Colts in the making. I think I will have to go with the Baltimore Colts! Oops, showing my age there…I mean Indianapolis.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#14 posted 01-26-2010 08:02 AM

My son and I have taken a beating over the years for being Saints fans. Especially living in Northeast Texas…. It was worth it just to see that game last night.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#15 posted 01-26-2010 10:02 AM

Charlie it was a Majic moment when Hartley hit that field goal. Having been a 43 year fan (victim) of Saints football it hard to describe how great that victory was. Call me crazy, but if a Republican can win an election to replace a Kennedy in Mass. – why can’t the Saints win the Superbowl!!!!!

I like Peyton, and I hope the boys in black and gold don’t issue a pounding like poor Bret got, but if it’s necessary – so be it.

Geaux Saints!!!!!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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