Monday, September 12, 2005

Winning One for the People of New Orleans

Good morning America how are you?
Don't you know me I'm your native son,
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans,
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.
"City of New Orleans, " written by Steve Goodman, musician, made famous by Arlo Guthrie

Last week when people were still without water and dead bodies had not been recovered, I thought the news article about where the New Orleans Saints would play was trivial and unnecessary. This week, now that people are being taken care of and help is pouring in, I am delighted to see that the New Orleans Saints have won their season opener. The team has said that they will play this season for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, a burden they'll carry every time they step on the field.

The Saints won Sunday for their deluged city and the displaced victims of the Gulf Coast region, getting two touchdowns from Deuce McAllister and a 47-yard field goal from John Carney with 3 seconds left in a 23-20 season-opening win over the Carolina Panthers.

The Saints have visited shelters in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, spending time with fans who had lost everything. Each time they heard the same request: Win a game for us.

1 comment:

Rags said...

I couldn't help but feel myself rooting for the Saints to win yesterday.

Move over Dallas, this is America's team right now.