Super Saints!: A Salute to the 2010 Super Bowl Champions
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Super Saints!: A Salute to the 2010 Super Bowl Champions

by The Times-Picayune
     
 

Introduction

On a stifling September day 1967, John Gilliam returned the first kickoff in New Orleans Saints history 94-yards for a touchdown to the roaring approval of 80,879 fans at Tulane Stadium.

It was an auspicious beginning to a franchise that has known far more downs than ups in the intervening 43 years. Sundays of frustration and

Overview

Introduction

On a stifling September day 1967, John Gilliam returned the first kickoff in New Orleans Saints history 94-yards for a touchdown to the roaring approval of 80,879 fans at Tulane Stadium.

It was an auspicious beginning to a franchise that has known far more downs than ups in the intervening 43 years. Sundays of frustration and heartache, of bag heads and Aints, of good teams producing playoff losses did not weaken the bonds between a feisty city and a struggling franchise.

Even Katrina, which chased the team from the Superdome and led to angry worries that the Saints would try to bolt forever, instead signaled a new beginning.

A new head coach in Sean Payton. A new quarterback in Drew Brees. A sold-out season. And in 2006, the team�s first try for the NFC championship. The pieces of an elite team were finally coming together.

But it was a 40-yard field goal from the right hash mark of the Superdome in the NFC championship against the Vikings on Jan. 24, 2010, that gave the fans what they always dreamed for: a spot in the Super Bowl.

And for a city that thought it couldn�t get any better, Drew Brees� dominating performance over the Colts brought a long-suffering city its first NFL championship.

Take a bow, Saints.

Take a bow, Who Dat fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984454211
Publisher:
Times-Picayune, The
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,164,289
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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